Mexican Boxer Jose ‘Gallito’ Quirino Shot And Killed In Tijuana

A 24-year-old Mexican boxer has died after being shot in Tijuana.

On Thursday afternoon, it was revealed that Jose “Gallito” Quirino died as a result of the gunfire. He was shot in the Las Torres neighborhood. “Gallito” was the son of former WBO Super-Flyweight Champion Jose ‘Gallo’ Quirino.

Local reports claim that “Gallito” was taken to Clinic 36 of the Mexican Social Security Institute. The report notes that Quirino was denied access due to the lack of affiliation with IMSS.

Details surrounding the death of Quirino remain unclear. The shooters have not been identified and a motive is currently unknown.

Quirino had a pro boxing record of 20-3-3. He nabbed nine knockout victories. His last bout was back on February 23, 2019.

Zanfer Promotions had the following to say on Quirino’s death in a Facebook post.

‪Lamentamos el sensible fallecimiento del joven boxeador José Briegel Quirino, le enviamos nuestras condolencias a sus familiares y amigos. ‬‪Descanse en paz. ‬

Posted by Zanfer Box on Thursday, September 3, 2020

“We mourn the sensitive passing of young boxer José Briegel Quirino, we send our condolences to his family and friends.

Rest in peace.”

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