Davey Browne

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Davey Browne, Jr (21 December 1986 – 14 September 2015) was an Australian professional boxer (22–2–1, 8 knockouts).[1]

Browne died three days after sustaining brain injuries in a boxing match against Filipino Carlo Magali (19–7–3, 9 KOs) on 11 September 2015 in Ingleburn, Australia.[1] He was knocked out with 30 seconds left in the 12th and final round.[2] One report had Browne winning the fight before the knockout;[3] another report stated that Browne was in control early, but that Magali had him in trouble in the 6th round and had knocked him down in the 11th.[1] There was speculation that Browne may have been distracted by loose tape on his gloves and taken his eyes off his opponent when the knockout punch landed.[1] Australian National Boxing Federation president John McDougall, who was in attendance, said after seeing Browne taken unconscious to hospital: "Now it’s in the hands of God, unfortunately."[1] The match was for an IBF regional title.[2]

Before his death, Browne's only loss was to fellow countryman Billy Dib.[1]

Professionally, Browne was a regional, national and youth champion winning the following titles:

Jul 2006 – Super Bantamweight Australia Champion
Nov 2007 – WBF Super Bantamweight International Champion
Apr 2008 – IBF Super Bantamweight Pan Pacific Youth Champion
May 2008 – IBF Super Bantamweight Pan Pacific Youth Champion
Oct 2008 – IBF Featherweight Pan Pacific Youth Champion and WBC Youth World Featherweight Champion
Oct 2009 – WBC Youth World Featherweight Champion
Sep 2014 – WBC Eurasian Pacific Super Featherweight Champion[3]

Browne was a father of two children and came from Sydney's south-west.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Songalia, Ryan (12 September 2015). "Australia's Davey Browne on life support following KO". Ring TV. Retrieved 18 September 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Associated Press. "Australian boxer Davey Browne Jr. dies after suffering brain injury in fight". ESPN.com. Retrieved 18 September 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c Lane, Daniel (12 September 2015). "Champion boxer Davey Browne Jnr on life support". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 18 September 2015. 

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