A man died after receiving a hard punch on the jaw from his opponent during an unsanctioned boxing contest in San Miguel District, Manila.
In a video uploaded on Facebook by James Asiado on Tuesday, October 4, two men can be seen squaring off as a crowd of watchers surrounded them. The amateur boxing fight between the men was allegedly a part of the fiesta celebration of the district.
As shown in the video, a man identified as “Klong” died after receiving a powerful straight punch that landed on his jaw from his opponent, “Rudio Legaspi”.
The deadly punch caused the mineral water delivery boy to collapse on the concrete pavement head first which then led to his untimely death.
At first, the spectators cheered Legaspi on for knocking out Klong. However, after their realized that Klong remained immobile and unconscious, their moods abruptly shifted.
According to reports, the contest was unregulated, meaning there were no rules, no ambulances at ready and no medics on standby. The people that were there during the incident also failed to take the victim to the hospital immediately for treatment.
Netizens who have watched the video argued that the incident should be investigated and that the organizers of the contest should be held responsible for the newbie boxer’s death.
Watch the video of the incident below and tell us what you think.