Moi Fuentes dead at 37: Former world champion boxer passes away a year after suffering brain clot in fight
FORMER world champion boxer Moi Fuentes has tragically died at the age of just 37, one year after suffering a brain clot in a fight.
The Mexican, who went from minimumweight up to super-fly, suffered the devastating injury in a sixth round knockout defeat to David Cuellar Contreras in October 2021.
And now it has been confirmed by WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman that Fuentes passed away on Thursday morning.
Sulaiman posted the news social media, saying: “Thank God, Moises Fuentes is already resting in peace. A warrior who fought to the last breath.
“Our condolences to his family and friends and our appreciation to his wife for her dedication and dedication with indescribable love during this difficult year of suffering.
“May he rest in peace.”
Fuentes won 25 of his 34 professional bouts, with 14 victories coming by way of knockout.
In 2011, he became WBO minimumweight world champion by winning a split decision against Raul Garcia in Guadalajara.
He then attempted to become a two-weight world champion in 2013, fighting Donnie Nietes for the light-flyweight title in the Philippines.
And while he produced an impressive display, it ended in a split decision draw – with Nietes keeping the belt.
More to follow.