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Zanfer's Beltran Very Hurt After Learning of Leal's Passing

By Rafael Soto

As previously reported on BoxingScene.com, Mexicali fighter Francisco Javier 'Frankie' Leal, 26-years-old, passed away earlier today at a medical facility in San Diego, California. Leal was being treated for injuries that he suffered during last Saturday's eight round knockout loss to Raul Hirales in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Shortly after the loss, Leal fell into a coma and never recovered.

Leal left a record of 20 career wins, eight defeats, three draws and 13 knockouts. Promoter Fernando Beltran of Zanfer Promotions, who staged Saturday's card, was very upset with the tragic turn of events.

"This hurts a lot. We knew Frankie Leal very well and he was a good kid, a great fighter, and a warrior inside and outside the ring. Now we can only unite in the grief felt by his family, the sport of boxing, and try to help in whatever way is needed," said Beltran.

"It hurts that this happened. Our prayers and solidarity [are with his family]. We knew that Leal was a fine young man who liked to live a good life. Unfortunately this has happened and I will try my best to provide his family with our full support in this difficult time."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MASTER1454 on 10-24-2013

Did he ever undergo any tests after the Gradovich fight? And if not, why? This business has the ultimate occupational hazards. And to see that BS mock funeral Curtis Stevens held for GGG shows ignorance to the nth degree -…

Comment by U_TALKING_2_ME? on 10-23-2013

[QUOTE=Tomasio;13866645]Q.E.P.D Frankie Leal..Like I mentioned in thev past thread on this, it is a very sad situation(just like the others in the past) It was a competitive good fight while it lasted & even thou Leal suffered a knockdown he…

Comment by Tomasio on 10-22-2013

Q.E.P.D Frankie Leal..Like I mentioned in thev past thread on this, it is a very sad situation(just like the others in the past) It was a competitive good fight while it lasted & even thou Leal suffered a knockdown he…

Comment by Augustane on 10-22-2013

[QUOTE=.Mexico.;13866306]These Reminders however tragic they are, is a Reminder of how Brutal this Sport we all love really is. Thats why all fighters deserve repsect in one aspect of the other but not unconditonal respect, Fighters that fight like cowards…

Comment by .Mexico. on 10-22-2013

These Reminders however tragic they are, is a Reminder of how Brutal this Sport we all love really is. Thats why all fighters deserve repsect in one aspect of the other but not unconditonal respect, Fighters that fight like cowards…

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