Oscar Gonzalez dies from injuries suffered in bout Saturday in Mexico City

Featherweight Oscar Gonzalez of Mexico City on Monday died from a brain injury sustained in Saturday’s 10th-round knockout loss to countryman Jesus Galicia in Mexico City, according to several reports.

Gonzalez, who was just 23, had been declared brain-dead Sunday. He went 23-3 with 14 knockouts during a seven-year career that began in March 2007 in Mexico, when he was still a month shy of his 17th birthday.

Gonzalez had won three consecutive fights, including one over former super bantamweight champion Rico Ramos of Pico Rivera this past April.

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