Christian Daghio dies following boxing WBC title fight against Don Parueang in Bangkok aged 49

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ITALIAN Christian Daghio has tragically died after a boxing title fight in Bangkok.


Thursday January 01, 1970

The 49-year-old, a former champion in Muay Thai and boxing, passed away in hospital on Friday after he was put in a coma due to injuries suffered during the WBC Asia title match against Don Parueang on October 26.


Thursday January 01, 1970

Christian Daghio has died aged 49 due to injuries suffered in his WBC title fight against Don Parueang
Christian Daghio has died aged 49 due to injuries suffered in his WBC title fight against Don Parueang
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The Italian was put in hospital in a coma after the clash in Bangkok on October 26
The Italian was put in hospital in a coma after the clash in Bangkok on October 26
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He leaves behind his wife and five-year-old daughter.

Footage shows Daghio being knocked out in the 12th round after receiving several huge punches to his head and face.

He was immediately treated by medical staff in the ring before he was rushed to a hospital in Bangkok.


Thursday January 01, 1970

Daghio’s brother and manager Fabrizio has now confirmed the news of his sibling’s death.

Christian Daghio is a former world champion in Muay Thai and boxing
Christian Daghio is a former world champion in Muay Thai and boxing
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He was knocked out in the 12th round after taking multiple punches to the head and face
He was knocked out in the 12th round after taking multiple punches to the head and face
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He told Italian media: “Christian died as he wanted to die, that is in the ring. He dreamed of fighting until he was 80-years-old.”

Daghio has over 200 professional fights and won a total of seven world titles in Muay Thai and boxing.


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Born in Carpi on April 4, 1969, he left his homeland to live in Pattaya on Thailand’s eastern Gulf coast twenty years ago.

The “legend of Muay Thai” ran the Kombat Group training facility and also volunteered for the Tourist Police.