A Boxer Died:after a Brutal Fight is Scheduled for Autopsy

After losing a USBA super bantamweight bout against Teon Kennedy on Friday, Francisco Rodriguez twenty five year old. Rodriguez, a former national Golden boxing champion from Chicago, is scheduled for autopsy on Tuesday. Philadelphia’s Medical Examiner’s Office says an autopsy is routine when a death is related to the victim’s occupation. Officials say Rodriguez began to lose consciousness as he sat in his corner after the fight was stopped in the 10th round. He later underwent emergency brain surgery. Rodriguez was 14-2 going into the bout against Kennedy for the vacant USBA super bantamweight title. Rodriguez was a national Golden Gloves champion in 2001.


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