Pinoy boxer in coma after bout

Posted at 01/30/2012 11:11 PM | Updated as of 01/31/2012 10:17 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino flyweight prospect Carlo Maquinto is in a coma following his boxing match against Mark Joseph Acosta last Saturday in Caloocan City.

According to PhilBoxing.com’s Ronnie Nathanielsz, Maquinto was rushed to the Far Eastern University (FEU) Hospital in Fairview, Quezon City after he collapsed to the mat after his fight.

Acosta dropped Maquinto twice in the first round before Maquinto rallied to salvage a majority draw decision.

Gerry Peñalosa, the organizer of the boxing event, told Nathanielsz that there was nothing wrong with Maquinto and that the referee did a good job in officiating the bout.

Games and Amusements Board commissioner Aquino Tamano was informed that the ringside doctor, Dr. Redentor Viernes, “did everything proper in attending to the fighter.”

Maquinto’s sister, Virgie, is with him at the FEU Hospital. Their mother is set to arrive from Iloilo soon.