He was treated at the scene by a doctor and Ambulance Paramedics who transported him to Liverpool Hospital in a critical condition. The inevitable end came on Monday when Brayd’s parents made the gut-wrenching decision to turn off his life support machine. “Things happen in high-contact sports”.
Australian Boxing Federation president John McDougall told Sydney radio 2GB: “It’s tragic, tragic news”.
“I don’t have the answers, but what I do know is that right now in football there is a lot of discussion and even uproar over the issue of concussions”.
Brain injury in sport is becoming an increasing concern.
Browne’s death comes just six months after Braydon Smith died shortly after a bout in Toowoomba, and AMA vice-president Stephen Parnis believes the sport should not continue.
He did not regain consciousness. Every bout of his career was fought in Australia, and he was probably most known for a 2009 loss to Billy Dib, who would go on to win the IBF featherweight title in 2011.
The Australian Medical Association (AMA) has called for a ban on boxing after Davey Browne Jr died four days after being knocked unconscious during a title fight.
Browne was leading on all three judges’ cards before being knocked out.
Police have said a post mortem will be conducted and officers from Macquarie Fields Local Area Command will prepare a report for the coroner. The frightening mirror parallels of these two events will clearly fuel that desire.