DepEd boxing events halted after athlete declared ‘brain dead’ | Inquirer Sports

DepEd boxing events halted after athlete declared ‘brain dead’

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 07:55 PM December 11, 2013

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education has suspended all boxing matches at an athletic meet in Central Luzon after one of its competitors was declared “brain dead” following a bout, a report from ABS-CBN’s TV Patrol said.

Jonas Joshua Garcia, 16, of San Miguel, Bulacan was competing at the Central Luzon Regional Athletic Association meet when he complained of dizziness during the second round of his match with a boxer from Bataan, the report said.

Gracia was rushed to the Zambales provincial hospital where he is being treated, the report said.


The Bulacan team, of which Garcia is a member, pulled out all 10 of its amateur boxers from the tournament after the incident.

The team has recommended to the DepEd superintendent in Central Luzon to abolish all combat sports in future athletic events of the department.

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

TAGS: Boxing, Department of Education, Sports

© Copyright 1997-2024 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.