FORMER world champion boxer Moisés Fuentes tragically died at the age of just 37 on 24 November 2022.
Moisés Fuentes Cause of Death
FORMER world champion boxer Moi Fuentes passed away on Thursday morning at the age of just 37, one year after suffering a brain clot in a fight. The Mexican, who went from minimumweight up to super-fly, suffered the devastating injury in a sixth-round knockout defeat to David Cuellar Contreras in October 2021.
He was quickly taken to the hospital, underwent emergency surgery to reduce swelling in the brain, and fought for a year to try and be here for his family. Mauricio Sulaiman, the president of the World Boxing Council, has already announced that Fuentes passed away on Thursday morning.
Who is Moisés Fuentes Rubio
Moisés Fuentes Rubio born in 20 September 1985 . He was a Mexican professional boxer who held the WBO minimumweight title from 2011 to 2013 and the WBO interim junior flyweight title from 2013 to 2014.
Moisés Fuentes Career Journey
The interim WBC Youth minimumweight title went to Fuentés on February 6, 2010, in Guadalajara, Jalisco, after he defeated Mexican Eduardo González in a ten-round unanimous decision. In Guadalajara in 2011, he defeated Raul Garcia in a split decision to earn the WBO minimumweight title.
In 2013, he competed in the Philippines against Donnie Nietes for the light-flyweight championship in an effort to win two world titles. Even though he put up an amazing performance, the match was tied to a split decision.
After two consecutive knockout losses, including a first-round KO loss to WBC flyweight champion Daigo Higa, he retired from boxing in 2018. After more than three years out from the ring, Fuentes eventually made a comeback in 2021, but she was defeated by Cuellar and suffered a terrible brain clot as a result.
Moisés Fuentes Knocked out in nine rounds
Philippines’ MANILA With a convincing ninth-round technical knockout victory over previous titleholder Moises Fuentes at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, the Philippines, Donnie Nietes solidified his place as the best 108-pound boxer in the world.
Following eight rounds of competitive boxing, Nietes caught the overly aggressive Fuentes coming in with a counter right hand, briefly shocking him before compelling him to kneel. Nietes has docked a point for striking Fuentes while he was down, but the little reprieve did little to help the fallen native of Mexico City.
The match was a replay of their unanimous decision draw in Cebu, Philippines, in 2013. Nietes, a 31-year-old Filipino from Bacolod City (33-1-4, 19 KOs), won the vacant RING 108-pound championship while defending his WBO junior flyweight crown. It was Fuentes’ first defeat since 2011 at the age of 28 (19-2, 10 KOs). Nietes once more knocked Fuentes to the ground with a right-hand chop, which prompted the referee to stop the fight at 2:56. Ngnews247.com