The family of 25-year old boxer Francisco Paco Rodriguez, who died from a brain injury last Sunday, will donate some of his organs to at least eight people including his uncle, ESPN reported.
Rodriguez lost his life following a fight on Friday against Teon Kennedy for the USBA super bantamweight title. The boxer from Chicago, also known as Kid Azteca, suffered a brain injury in the bout and was transferred to a hospital but couldn't recover consciousness.
VIEW PHOTOS of Teon Kennedy vs Francisco Rodriguez fight last Friday published on the Philly Boxing History website.
My family is desperately grieving the loss of Paco, but there is some comfort knowing that he will save at least eight lives and benefit so many families, said the boxer's brother Alex Rodriguez in a statement, according to ESPN.
Francisco was a national Golden Gloves champion in 2001. He is survived by his wife and a 5-month-old daughter, his parents and two brothers.