Aussie boxer dies after fatal blow

Australian boxer Davey Browne Jr. suffered a tragic death four days after being knocked down by Carlo Magali of the Philippines during a regional title fight in Sydney.

During the 12 round IBF super-featherweight fight on Friday, Brown was knocked unconscious with 30 seconds still left on the clock before the end of the final round.

The Aussie slugger initially regained conscious after the fight but later collapsed again which resulted in him being rushed to hospital.

The father of two Brown failed to recover from the head trauma he suffered to his family decided to turn the life support off while he was in a coma.

On the incident, The Australian Medical Association’s (AMA) vice-president Dr Stephen Parnis has called for a ban on boxing after what happened to the 28-year-old Brown.

Six-month earlier, 23-year-old Australian Braydon Smith suffered a similar fate to the recently deceased Brown when he died after sustaining fatal injuries during a continental featherweight title bout against Filipino John Moralde.

"One punch can kill, whether you are outside a pub on a Friday night or in a boxing ring, and this is the thing that causes young lives to be ended so traumatically," Parnis told Australian broadcaster ABC.

"The way that boxing is designed there will be these times inevitably where someone will get bleeding or irreversible damage to the brain and they will either lose their life or end up with brain damage."

New South Wales sports minister Stuart Ayres has extended his best wishes to Brown’s family and said that the Combat Sports Authority, a state government agency, will be of full support to the police as they investigate his death.

"My thoughts are with David's family and friends during this tragic time," Ayres said.

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