Died 37-year-old ex-world champion – never moved away from last year’s knockout


The ex-world champion in the minimum weight of 37-year-old Mexican Moises Fuentes has died. This was announced by WBC President Mauricio Suleiman.

Fuentes became the WBC Youth World Champion in 2010, and 18 months later he took the full WBO title from compatriot Raul Garcia. In 2012, Moises retired the legendary Puerto Rican veteran Ivan Calderon, after which he tried to conquer the next weight category – he tied the fight with the future Filipino legend Donny Nietes.

In 2013, Fuentes became an interim champion in 49 kg, but he again did not submit to a full-fledged title – in a rematch he lost to Nietes by technical knockout. In 2016, the Mexican’s next title attempt to conquer the second category again ended in an early defeat – he lost to the Japanese prodigy Kosei Tanaka.

In 2018, Fuentes lost two fights in a row ahead of schedule – first he failed to take the WBC flyweight title from the Japanese Daigo Higi, and then was declassed by Nicaraguan superstar Roman Gonzalez.

The Mexican ended his career, but three years later he entered the ring in the second flyweight limit against compatriot-knockout promising David Cuellar. The fight ended with a heavy early defeat of the veteran (video).

Fuentes was carried out of the ring on a stretcher and taken to the hospital. The fighter was diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury and operated on. Fuentes’ life was saved, but he was never the same again – he faced numerous complications.

Gracias a Dios Moises Fuentes ya está descansando en paz. Un guerrero que luchó hasta el último suspiro. Nuestras condolencias a su familia y amigos y el reconocimiento a su esposa por su dedicación y entrega con amor indescriptible durante este difícil año de sufrimiento QDEP

— Mauricio Sulaiman (@wbcmoro) November 24, 2022

This summer in Africa, a local avenue went crazy during a fight – a very creepy video. A few days later, the boxer, who “fought an invisible opponent”, died in the hospital.