Boxer Flores dies five days after fight

May 6th, 2009 - 8:54 pm ICT by GD  

Twenty five year old professional boxer Benjamin Flores, is dead five days after a title fight with Al Seeger. Flores was in the Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas, hospital following his injury. The fight had taken place less than a mile away from the hospital.

Flores collapsed after losing against Seeger. The fight was stopped by the referee at the 2:10 mark of round eight Immediately Flores was surrounded by doctors and was rushed to the hospital. IT was a super bantamweight title match played for the North American Boxing Federation Flores had a professional record of 19-4 and six knockouts.

Flores was a gritty boxer. He came from Houston and was moving up the social and economic ladder, fighting poverty with the help of his boxing skills. His mother said, “After, when he’s 30 years old, when his career’s over, I don’t want him to have any scars or anything like that. I want him to be like when God brought him to the earth… That’s why I push him so hard…This [boxing] is not a joke. This is serious — that’s why I push so hard, so that won’t happen. Yeah, I’m worried about my son forgetting things or having mental problems because of those kind of injuries.”

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