It's been a week now since boxer Karlo Maquinto tragically died, six days after lapsing into a coma following his eight-round bout with Mark Joseph Costa at the Recom Dome in Caloocan City. The fight ended in a majority draw, with two judges scoring it an even 75-75 and a third scoring it 75-74, with Costa getting deducted a point in Round 4 for repeatedly spitting out his mouthpiece. Costa decked Maquinto twice in the second round, although Maquinto came back strong to nearly floor Costa in the very same round. Costa was close to going down but was saved by the bell.
After the decision was announced, Maquinto walked back to his corner. He never made it, collapsing along the way and losing consciousness. According the Games and Amusements Board report, Maquinto "was immediately taken by the stand-by ambulance at the FEU hospital by GAB's Medical Chief, Dr. Radentor Viernes with assistance of the Rescue Medical Team deployed by the city government of Caloocan."
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