Champion boxer Andy Ganigan dies at age 59

Andy Ganigan
Andy Ganigan

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (HawaiiNewsNow) - Champion boxer Andy Ganigan died in his Las Vegas home early Wednesday morning.

The Waipahu native, also known as the "Hawaiian Punch," was surrounded by family members when he died at 1:30 a.m. (PST).

Island boxing fans were stunned back in March 2010 when the former lightweight champ was assaulted after leaving a Waipahu bar.

Since the assault, Ganigan was under 24-hour care.

Services for Ganigan are set for Saturday, May 26 at St. Joseph's Church in Waipahu.

Visitation will start at 8:30 a.m., with the service beginning at 9 a.m. The service is opened to the public.

Ganigan's ashes will be scattered in a private ceremony the next day at Hau Beach, which was one of his favorite spots.

We'll have more information on this story as it becomes available.

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