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Boxer Dies in Japan After Being Knocked Out in Pro Debut

by Ronnie Nathanielsz

A 21 year old Japanese boxer, Tesshin Okada has died 17 days after he suffered a fourth round knockout in his professional debut.

The Japan Boxing Commission announced that Okada died in a Tokyo hospital on Monday.

Okada reportedly lost consciousness after the fourth and final round of a super-flyweight bout against another fighter who was also making his pro debut.

The JBC said Okada was rushed to hospital by ambulance and underwent a craniotomy after being diagnosed with an acute subdural hematoma.

Okada was the 38th boxer to die from injuries in bouts in Japan since the JBC was founded in 1952.

His death comes less than a month since a 16-year-old schoolboy Jonas Garcia died after an amateur fight in a regional schools meet in the Philippines.

Garcia suffered internal bleeding and was in a coma for a week after the bout. His death triggered calls for the sport to be banned in schools in the Philippines.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ddangerous on 01-07-2014

Damn :nonono: RIP.

Comment by Bierstadt on 01-07-2014

Damn as soon as I clicked on the article the Verve's The Drugs Don't Work began playing on my playlist. Fitting song. Rest in peace warrior.

Comment by lightsout_finit on 01-07-2014

RIP Tesshin Okada

Comment by Light_Speed on 01-07-2014

Another tragedy, but it won't stop keyboard warriors from disrespecting pro fighters.

Comment by tlaloc on 01-06-2014

[QUOTE=Mike D;14107440]Horrible, man. We clown and joke a lot, and talk down on fighters for quitting on the stool and throwing in the towel but it's a brutal, brutal sport. When things like this happen it puts things in perspective.[/QUOTE]…

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