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 Last update:  1/6/2014       Read more by Ronnie Nathanielsz         
   
Boxer Dies in Japan After Being Knocked Out in Pro Debut
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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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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]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] Very well said. Best comment on the site in a while. I thin...

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