Carlos Magali has issued a public apology this week following the tragic death of latest opponent Davey Browne Jnr in Australia.
Magali, 28, knocked Browne, also 28, out in the twelfth round of their Ingleburn RSL Club clash when behind on all three scorecards before things took a turn for the worse in the hours after fight.
Browne was initially deemed to be fine until collapsing into a coma and Magali has now revealed that a lack of medical facilities at the scene could have been a contributing factor to the father of two’s passing three days later.
“There was lack of medics. There was no oxygen, no ambulance,” Magali told GMA News Online.
“It took time, maybe an hour before they managed to bring him to the hospital. I was there and I felt really bad for him.”
A regretful Magali added: “I never thought this would happen. I prayed for him to live.
“I offer my condolences to his family. I didn’t mean for this to happen. I’m sorry. I only did my job and unfortunately this sometimes happens in boxing.”
It’s the second time this year that a Filipino boxer has been in the opposite corner to an Australian who eventually lost his life, following the similar fate of Braydon Smith, who was defeated by John Vincent Moralde back in March.
There was an outcry down under for boxing to be banned on the back of 23 year-old Smith paying the ultimate price for stepping into the ring, which will only be further heightened by these latest and saddening developments.