14 Year Old Dies After KO in Fiesta Boxing Event

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

A 14 year old boy has died after being knocked out in a boxing event at a barangay fiesta celebration  in San Isidro, Davao del Norte.

Johnny Amar was knocked out in the 2nd round and was rushed to the Kapalong District Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.

ABS-CBN news reported that Amar’s  mother Emalyn, who was distraught over her son’s ring death, said the boy idolized “Fighter of the Decade” and boxing icon Manny Pacquiao.

The barangay (village)  chairman Herminio Cirtilo said the fights were held according to accepted rules and regulations covering the sport and the municipal council had approved the staging of the event to help discover talent and keep young boys off vices.

According to San Isidro Mayor Arnel Sitoy promised to provide financial assistance to the family of Amar even as he ordered an investigation into the boy’s death.

Amar’s death is the second boxing-related death in some five months. In December of last year Bulacan high school student Jonas Garcia died after lying in a coma for several days following  after a second round stoppage in a Central Luzon Regional Athletic Association competition in Iba, Zambales.

Garcia reportedly bled from the nose  in the opening round but the ringside doctor examined Garcia and allowed the fight to continue. However, the referee stopped the fight in the second round after the young boxer complained of dizziness.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JOM'S on 05-19-2014

this was only kids fight and the adults running this event could have stopped the fight earlier and prevented this tragedy...

Comment by Augustane on 05-19-2014

Poor kid and family. It's easy to forget why mothers fear this sport. It must be terrible for his family. Prayers out to them.

Comment by LoadedWraps on 05-19-2014

[QUOTE=ma51f;14563945]R.I.P There must have been underlying issue's but very sad[/QUOTE] Agreed, good post. My prayers go out to his family. Much respect for a kid who idolized manny and went out on his shield in the sport he loved, at…

Comment by BROOKLYN CESAR on 05-19-2014

I know this kind of thing does happen in this sport but its always sad to hear about, especially when they are as young as he was!! Rest in Peace champ!!! Much luv an respect to ur family!!!

Comment by BROOKLYN CESAR on 05-19-2014

[QUOTE=NoelBetances;14564103]If he dies...he dies - Ivan Drago[/QUOTE] ur a fukwit!!! jst in case u didnt no!!!

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