Marco Nazareth has passed away this morning due to injuries suffered in a bout in Mexico with Julio Cesar Chavez's son, Omar Chavez. Nazareth was stopped in the 4th round of a scheduled 6 round bout on July 18th. After the loss, Nazareth felt dizzy and then passed out. He was carried from the ring on a stretcher and brought to a nearby hospital, where doctors operated on him to reduce swelling on his brain. After the operation, doctors revealed only 10% of his brain was functioning.
Chavez went to the hospital to support Nazareth and his family.
This marked the second time these two men fought. In their first encounter, Chavez won a 4 round unanimous decision. Sadly, this was the 3rd time Nazareth was knocked out in his last 5 fights and he probably should not have been matched up again with Chavez, whose record is 17-0-1, 13 KO's. Nazareth was 23 years old and had a record of 4-4, 3 KO's. My condolences go out to Marco Nazareth's entire family.