Lito Sisnorio

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Angelito "Lito" Sisnorio Jr. (October 10, 1982 – April 1, 2007) was a Filipino World Boxing Council youth flyweight champion boxer who died following a controversial boxing match in Thailand in April 2007. The controversy over the match arose from the fact that Sisnorio's role in the fight was not officially sanctioned by the Philippine Games and Amusement Board.[1] He reportedly sustained brain injuries during the fight on March 31, 2007, which he lost by knockout to Thai boxer Chatchai Sasakul. Following unsuccessful brain surgery, he was pronounced dead at Piyamin Hospital in Thailand at 9:15 PM, April 1, 2007.[2][3][4]

His death prompted the Philippine Games and Amusement Board to ban all fights involving Filipino boxers in Thailand starting April 2007.[5][6][7][8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maitem, Jeoffrey (2007-04-03). "Requiem for a boxer: Who will cry for Angelito?". Sports Headlines. Philippine Daily Inquirer. Archived from the original on 2007-04-06. Retrieved 2007-04-03.
  2. ^ Simakajornboon, Damrong (2007-04-01). "Sisnorio passes away!". fightnews.com. Archived from the original on 2007-04-07. Retrieved 2007-04-03.
  3. ^ Lagumbay, Salven (2007-04-01). "Filipino boxer dies in Thailand". Breaking News: Sports. Philippine Daily Inquirer. Archived from the original on 2007-04-07. Retrieved 2007-04-03.
  4. ^ Lagumbay, Salven (2007-04-02). "RP boxer Sisnorio dies after getting KO'd in Bangkok". Breaking News: Sports. Philippine Daily Inquirer. Archived from the original on 2011-07-09. Retrieved 2007-04-03.
  5. ^ Lagumbay, Salven; June Navarro (2007-04-03). "Sisnorio manager under fire: GAB bans all Thailand fights". Breaking News: Sports. Philippine Daily Inquirer. Archived from the original on 2007-04-07. Retrieved 2007-04-03.
  6. ^ Navarro, June (2007-04-03). "Poverty forced Sisnorio to a life in the ring". Inquirer Headlines: Sports. Philippine Daily Inquirer. Archived from the original on 2011-07-09. Retrieved 2007-04-03.
  7. ^ Inquirer (2007-04-03). "Pinoy pug's death a cause for concern, says Pacquiao". Inquirer Headlines: Sports. Philippine Daily Inquirer. Archived from the original on 2011-07-09. Retrieved 2007-04-03.
  8. ^ Nathanielsz, Ronnie (2007-04-01). "Lito Sisnorio KO'd in Sasakul Mismatch". PhilBoxing.com. Retrieved 2007-04-03.
  9. ^ Danseco, Rey (2007-04-02). "The Aftermath of Lito Sisnorio's Death". Boxing Scene: The Source for Boxing News Online. Retrieved 2007-04-03.

External links[edit]