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Old 10-28-2007, 03:39 PM   #1
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Default Boxers who killed in the ring?

I know that Max Baer killed Frankie Campbell, apparently his brain was knocked loose from the connective tissue in his head. Jess Willard killed Bull Young, I read that he drove a piece of Young's jaw bone into his brain. I also heard that Ezzard Charles did, but I'm not sure of the details. Anyone else?

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Old 10-28-2007, 03:51 PM   #2
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The lists are long and tragic; to name just a few recent British based ring deaths:

Young Ali (Vs Barry McGuigan)

Mark Goult (Vs Danny Porter)

James Murray (Vs Drew Docherty)

Johnny Owen (Vs Lupe Pintor)

Ulric Regis (Vs Joe Bugner)

Bradley Stone (Vs Richie Wenton)
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Old 10-28-2007, 03:58 PM   #3
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srr - jimmy doyle
emile griffith - paret
jesus chavez - leavander johnson....i probably spelled that wrong
carnera - ernie shaaf....primarily bc of the bearing he took from max baer


those are top of the head ones, i can probably think about more though
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Old 10-28-2007, 04:04 PM   #4
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Ray "boom boom" Mancini knocked out Duek Koo Kim during the 14th round of their WBA lightweight title fight. Kim died a few days later in hospital.

Months later the referee and Kim's mother both committed suicide. Guilt pryed with the referee's mind, feeling he should have stopped the fight earlier.

The WBC immediately ordered all title bouts be reduced from 15 to 12 rounds. The WBA felt the rounds the final rounds of title fights should be shortned, perhaps the last three rounds getting cut down to two mins per round. Also the possibilty of an extra one minture break between rounds.

The IBF voted to keep 15 rounds during 1988, but months later changed their mind and the last 15 rounder was fought. It was contested at mini-flyweight between two east Asians, can't mind their names. It wasn't Paez v Grove as most people think.

In order of the sanctioning bodies reducing rounds from 12 to 15, it was: WBC, WBA, IBF. The WBO were 12 rounds as soon as they came into exsistance.

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Old 10-28-2007, 08:35 PM   #5
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didnt marciano ko someone who eventually died days later and he almost retired right then?
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Old 10-28-2007, 08:44 PM   #6
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Hi,

I think that you are referring to Carmine Vingo, who lapsed into
a coma, though he did not die. He recovered though he never
fought again and was partially disabled as a result of the boxing
injury.

As far as fighters that killed an opponent - Wilford Scypion
KOED Willie Classen who died from the ring injuries.


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didnt marciano ko someone who eventually died days later and he almost retired right then?
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Old 10-28-2007, 10:49 PM   #7
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max baer was a killer

he killed 3 boxers
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Old 10-29-2007, 01:51 AM   #8
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max baer was a killer

he killed 3 boxers
That's utter bullshit
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Old 10-29-2007, 02:57 AM   #9
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There was a tough fighter from Australia called Hector Thompson who unfortunately killed two fighters in the ring.
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Old 10-29-2007, 03:09 AM   #10
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There was a tough fighter from Australia called Hector Thompson who unfortunately killed two fighters in the ring.
Decent fighter too, fought Duran and Cervantes.
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Old 10-29-2007, 06:20 AM   #11
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Ulric Regis died after fighting Joe Bugner ...
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Old 10-30-2007, 07:12 AM   #12
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Didn't Leotis Martin brutally take out someone (Sonny Banks?) circa 66 who died a few days later?
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Old 10-30-2007, 07:30 AM   #13
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Didn't Leotis Martin brutally take out someone (Sonny Banks?) circa 66 who died a few days later?
Yes; another early name on Ali's record (his debut opponent in fact); Tunney Hunsaker; also suffered career ending injuries in a fight against Joe Shelton, but thankfully he survived and became a chief of police and lived until he was 75; passing away a couple years back.
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Old 10-30-2007, 07:37 AM   #14
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Dont forget Fitz, he has 3 in ring deaths to his credit. 2 prize fights and 1 sparing.
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Old 10-30-2007, 07:37 AM   #15
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1998

Zambian boxer Felix Bwalya died nine days after being knocked down three times in the final rounds of a Commonwealth title clash with Britain's Paul Burke.

1997

Chris Henry collapsed during a fight against Dominic Negus for the Southern Area Cruiserweight title. He is recovering after surgery.

Carl Wright underwent surgery after losing the fight for the British light-welterweight title against Mark Winters. He is still recovering.

1995

American Gerald McClellan fell into a coma after being knocked down by Nigel Benn in a WBC super-middleweight title fight in London. He was hospitalised for two months and has now lost his sight.

Colombian Jimmy Garcia died of a blood clot on the brain, 13 days after his challenge for the WBC super-featherweight title held by Gabriel Ruelas in Las Vegas.

James Murray died after the British bantamweight title fight against Drew Docherty in Glasgow. Fight fans brawled as medics tried to treat Murray.

1994

Londoner Bradley Stone died after an unsuccessful British super-bantamweight title fight with Richie Wenton.

American Michael Bentt collapsed after losing the WBO heavyweight title to Herbie Hide and was found to be suffering a brain injury. He has recovered.

Former Olympic welterweight gold medallist Wangila Napunyi of Kenya died after being stopped by American David Gonzalez.

1992

American Ramon Gomez, 19, died of a blood clot 18 hours after his first amateur fight was stopped by a referee.

1991

Middleweight Michael Watson needed brain surgery after being halted by fellow Briton Chris Eubank. Watson, who is confined to a wheelchair, is suing the British Boxing Board of Control for negligence.

1989

David Thio died in Lyon 10 days after being knocked out by American Terrence Alli.

Rod Douglas needed brain surgery to remove a blood clot after being stopped by Herol Graham in a British middleweight title fight. He has fully recovered.

1988

South African featherweight Daniel Thetele died on leaving the ring after losing to Aaron Williams in Johannesburg.

Brian Baronet died after being knocked out by American welterweight Kenny Vice in Durban.

1987

French bantamweight Jean-Claude Vinci died after being outpointed by Lionel Jean in Evreux.

1986

Scotland's Steve Watt died after a match against Rocky Kelly in London.

1985

American Shawn Thomas died of head injuries suffered in a junior lightweight bout in Indiana against compatriot Chris Calvin.

Gerardo Derbes died of head injuries after a Mexican welterweight title bout against Jorge Vaca.

South African Jacob Morake died after a junior lightweight bout against South African Champion Brian Mitchell in Sun City.

1983

Mexican Kiko Bejines died after being knocked out during a challenge to Albert Davila for the world bantamweight title in Los Angeles.

Isidro "Gino" Perez, 24, of New York, died six days after being knocked out by Juan Ramon Cruz in a lightweight bout in New York.

1982

Barry McGuigan, a future world champion, knocked out Young Ali in the sixth round of his 12th fight in London and the Nigerian later died.

Flyweight Andy Balaba, 28, of the Philippines, died of injuries suffered in a fight against Shin Hee Sup.

Duk Koo Kim, 23, a lightweight from South Korea, died after being knocked out by Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini in Las Vegas.

1980

Welshman Johnny Owen died after being knocked out in a challenge to Lupe Pintor for the world bantamweight title in Los Angeles

American Charles W Newell, 26, died after being knocked out in the seventh round of a welterweight contest in Hartford, Connecticut.

Cleveland Denny died in Montreal 16 days after being knocked out by Canadian lightweight champion Gaetan Hart.

1969

J Ulrich Regis died after a points defeat in Shoreditch, London.

1979

Italian middleweight Angelo Jacopucci died after being knocked out by Britain's Alan Minter. The ringside doctor was later found guilty of manslaughter.

Puerto Rican middleweight Willie Claasen died after he lost to American Wilfred Scypion in New York.

1963

Davey Moore died after being knocked out by Sugar Ray Ramos for the featherweight title at Madison Square Garden.

1962

World welterweight champion Benny Paret, of Cuba, died after a 12th round stoppage against Emile Griffith in New York.
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