Boxer Luis Quinones Dies At Age 25, 5 days After A Knockout Loss
Luis Quinones, a 25-year-old junior welterweight boxer who lost by knockout in Colombia five days prior, passed away on September 29 in a sad accident.
When Quinones faced Jose Munoz on September 24 at Coliseo Elias Chegwin, he was still unbeaten (10-0). Quinones was knocked out of the fight with under a minute remaining.
Videos posted online revealed that Quinones was knocked down after receiving a punch and was unable to get back up. Then, medical personnel carried him on a stretcher outside the ring.
He allegedly sustained head trauma from the fight that caused a blood clot in his brain; following surgery, he fell into a coma. He was put on a respirator until his passing despite being declared brain dead on Thursday.
Promoters for Quinones stated in a statement on Friday
“Cuadrilatero Boxing deeply regrets the death of Luis Quinones, an exceptional human being, disciplined and who always showed the greatest commitment to this sport.
“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 remarked that his death has devastated him and that he never would have imagined “a dream could turn into a real nightmare”.
Quinones, who left his hometown of Barrancabermeja to pursue a career as a professional boxer, was motivated by Julio Cesar Chavez. In 2018, he made his debut.