Moy Fuentes has died
Two-weight world champion Moises Fuentes (25-7-1, 14KO) has sadly passed away on November 24th, at the age of just 34, after injuries suffered in his last fight with fellow Mexican David Cuellar Contreras (23-0, 16KO) in October last year.
A former WBO minimumweight and light-flyweight world champion, Fuentes was knocked out by 'El General', 16 years his junior, in round six of their WBC Youth super-flyweight championship contest in Cancun. It was a third knockout loss in a row, following defeats to Roman Gonzalez and Daigo Higo three years prior in 2018.
Fuentes was removed from the ring on a stretcher, immediately taken to hospital and placed in a medically induced coma to reduce brain swelling after dicovery of a bloodclot.
The World Boxing Council shared this statement in mourning: "It is with profound sadness and grief, we announce That Mexican champion Moises Fuentes has passed away
On October 16, 2021, Moi suffered a KO loss in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico, resulting in a blood clot on his brain. He underwent emergency surgery in Cancun and has since been transferred to Mexico City to receive care and rehabilitation.
Moi, fought so bravely for over a year, but unfortunately he lost his life this Thursday.
The entire family of the World Boxing Council and its president Mauricio Sulaimán, send our deepest and most sincere condolences to Moi’s family and many friends.
Rest in peace dear champion!"
BBN would also like to express their deep condolences to Moi's family and friends during this difficult time.