WARNING: The following footage contains scenes that may distress viewers.
Kickboxer Joel Cahuasqui has reportedly died after suffering a knockout loss. Cahuasqui competed in Ecuador when he was knocked out via head kick. He was 25 years old.
Journalist Alberto Astudillo reports that Cahuasqui died of a brain hemorrhage as a result of the kick.
“I regret to report that Joel Cahuasqui has just died, according to reports from those close to him.
The athlete had a brain stem hemorrhage after a match held in the Pacific Cup and National Selective Kickboxing Championship.”
Astudillo provided footage of the fatal blow. VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.
Lamento informar que el deportista de los registros de Imbabura, Joel Cahuasqui acaba de fallecer, según informan allegados.
El deportista tuvo una hemorragía del tallo cerebral tras combate celebrado en el Campeonato Copa del Pacífico y Selectivo Nacional de KickBoxing 🥋🇪🇨 pic.twitter.com/DWqrais7ff
— Alberto Astudillo B. (@AVAstudillo) April 2, 2021