Oscar Diaz


Age: 32

Summary: former middleweight boxing champion who compiled a professional record of 26-3 with 12 knockouts before his career ended when he sustained a debilitating brain injury in a 2008 fight as a 25-year-old, who was in a coma for two months and spent seven months in a hospital after collapsing before the 11th round of a nationally televised welterweight championship fight against Delvin Rodriguez, but doctors were unsure how he would recover after performing emergency brain surgery, and who had been living in a nursing home and could not walk on his own.

Cause of Death: Complications from a head injury

Born: September 29, 1982

Died: February 26, 2015

San Antonio, Texas