Junior welterweight Luis Quinones tragically passed away on Thursday, just five days after suffering a head injury during a knockout loss in Colombia. He was just 25 years of age.

According to TMZ, Quinones was an undefeated boxer until his match against Jose Munoz on September 24 at Coliseo Elias Chegwin. He was beaten with less than a minute left in the fight.

Video of the fight shows Quinones fall down after getting punched and he is unable to get back on his feet. He was then taken out of the ring on a stretcher by medical personnel.

Reports stated that Quinones suffered a blood clot in his brain due to head trauma from the fight. He was in a coma after surgery. He was declared brain dead on Thursday but remained on a respirator until his passing.

“Cuadrilatero Boxing deeply regrets the death of Luis Quinones, an exceptional human being, disciplined and who always showed the greatest commitment to this sport,” Quinones’ promoters said in a statement on Friday.

“We would like to thank the staff at the General Clinic of the North, who during this time did what was within their power and took care of Luis in the best possible way.”

Munoz — who is also his sparring partner — is devastated by his death … saying he never thought “a dream could turn into a real nightmare”.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to Luis Quinones’ family and friends during this sad time.

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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