Welterweight boxer Oscar Diaz slipped into a coma on July 16th after suffering a devastating brain injury during a bout with Delvin Rodriguez that was televised live on ESPN2. Just over two months later, Diaz is reportedly awake and breathing on his own. And probably looking forward to Brett Favre’s big season with the Packers.
In his fight with Rodriguez, Diaz attempted to stagger out of his corner for the 11th round but couldn’t muster up the strength. He collapsed shortly thereafter. Doctors expected Diaz to eventually emerge from his slumber, but it’s still unclear if he will regain all functions.