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Old 07-02-2009, 06:33 AM   #91
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Benny Leonard?

Died in the ring of a heart attack whilst whilst being the referee
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Old 07-02-2009, 06:37 AM   #92
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Ricky Womack i dont know to much about the guy but he almost took Evanders spot on the 1984 Olympic team, Shared a room with Mike Tyson at those trials, He was 12-0 when he turned pro and was looking like a surefire world champion but he turned to his old life of guns and crime and got busted and sent down for 10 years. Shame.
then came back after like 15 years in the slammer,won a few bouts and then killed himself...only about 40 i think
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Old 07-26-2009, 11:48 AM   #93
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A recent triple knockout - lost warriors
ALEXIS ARGUELLO - ARTURO GATTI - MARC LEDUC
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Old 07-26-2009, 12:07 PM   #94
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BZ

add in Johnny Caldwell and Vernon Forrest
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Old 07-28-2009, 10:14 AM   #95
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no way...32!!..there??....nah...thats not him, is it ??
i don't think its benny lynch either.the wee man wasn't bald for a kick-off
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Old 07-28-2009, 10:35 AM   #96
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pancho villa

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In May, 1922, Villa received an invitation from famed boxing promoter [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] to fight in the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]. He accepted the invitation, and sailed to America together with Churchill and Paquito Villa. He immediately won his first overseas fight against [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] in [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] on [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]. He then fought and defeated [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] on [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]. By this time, Villa had caught the attention of boxing aficionados, and he was slated to fight against the American flyweight champion [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] on [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].
Villa defeated Buff in an upset, knocking out the champion in the 11th round to win the American flyweight championship. At this point, Villa had been in the American phase of his career for only 4 months. Villa lost the title early the following year to Genaro, who defeated the Filipino on points in a widely criticized decision. The unpopularity of Villa's defeat on points proved fateful. [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]-born boxer and former world flyweight champion had decided to end his recent retirement and seek the then vacant world flyweight championship in a fight to be staged in America. While Genaro, the US champion, seemed as the logical choice to fight Wilde, Villa's growing popularity soon convinced promoters that the Filipino would prove as the better draw.
Villa did not disappoint. On [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], at the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] in [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], Villa was cheered on to victory over Wilde by over 20,000 fans screaming "Viva Villa!" The win came by way of a knockout in the 7th round caused by a crashing right to Wilde's jaw. Villa was described as relentless, pummeling Wilde with both hands, and causing the Welshman to also drop in the fourth and fifth rounds. Wilde never fought again.


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Two or three days after the McLarnin fight, Villa had three more teeth extracted after an infection was discovered. Against his dentist's prescription of bed rest, Villa spent the next few days carousing with friends. Villa's condition worsened thereafter, and by [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], 1925, he had to be rushed to the hospital. It was then discovered that the infection had spread to Villa's throat, resulting in [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]. Villa was rushed into surgery, but he lapsed into a coma while on the table, and died the following day, [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], 17 days before he became 24 years old.
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Old 08-25-2009, 05:55 AM   #97
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TRAGIC BOXING STORIES & LOST WARRIORS can be found on facebook
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Old 08-25-2009, 03:09 PM   #98
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Ray Mancini after his fight with Duk Koo Kim. It was tragic for both them, as Kim was killed in the fight and Mancini was horribly traumitized.

Also heard his mother, and ref of the fight commited suicide shortly after...
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Old 08-26-2009, 01:40 PM   #99
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Brian you got a link to it
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Old 08-26-2009, 03:38 PM   #100
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While what McClellan did with the dogs is atrocious, I really don't see a man being beaten into brain damage, memory loss, blindness, and being for the most part deaf pretty much all for the entertainment of others as something "he had coming." Obviously he was a bad person, but the effects of that fight are things I wouldn't wish upon nearly anyone.

Apart from in the ring tragedies, a lot of boxers had tragic life stories, such as Esteban DeJesus.
I agree a great tragedy
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Old 08-27-2009, 09:47 AM   #101
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Kirkland Laing.

Beat Duran and reportedly a very nice guy. Didnt fight for a year however as he lived the high life and ultimately never fulfilled his talent.

Now he lives as a tramp.

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Old 08-28-2009, 02:13 AM   #102
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famously injured - mcclellan , watson
a little less famously injured - steve collins , joe mesi , edwin valero
died - robert wangila

traffic accidents - sanchez , william lawrence stribling , corralles
other accidents - marciano
weird ocasions - norbert ekassi , sergei kobozev
murders - forrest , gatti , liston
i believe that there is a good chance that arguello was murderred also.
diseases - ezzard charles (ALS) , steve little (cancer)
- but about diseases - i think that all of you believe that everyone will die sometime . so , too many could be mentioned here.

i believe that part of such traffic accidents has a connection to brain-damage sufferred in the ring.
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Old 10-04-2009, 09:55 PM   #103
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Brian you got a link to it
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Persons like those trashing Gerald McClellan are not welcome
on the site, and would get dumped faster than the execution of your average left hook.

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Old 10-04-2009, 10:10 PM   #104
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famously injured - mcclellan , watson
a little less famously injured - steve collins , joe mesi , edwin valero
died - robert wangila

traffic accidents - sanchez , william lawrence stribling , corralles

i believe that part of such traffic accidents has a connection to brain-damage sufferred in the ring.
Connecting traffic accidents to brain-damage is one major leap.
That could likely match-up with the Sarah Palin - Bridge to Nowhere
at the end of the road to the non-bridge series of Campaign babble
in the previous USA election.
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Old 10-04-2009, 10:35 PM   #105
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Recently a lot of sad storys came to Mind...Gatti,Forest,Arguello, 3 nice guys...very sad....Billy Collins another sad story....Al"Bummy " Davis was killed trying to help a friend and his brother Willie" Big Gangy"Davidoff got 35 years for triple homicide and his other brother Harry"Little Gangy" Davidoff became the head of the teamsters in NY but later got 10 yrs. Chuvalo story is horrible...also Davey Hilton the way he raped his 3 daughters, his wife was Arturo Gatti's sister. That was another misfortunately boxing family. Stanley Ketchel got caught with his pants down in another mans house...for the last time, he got wacked
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