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    Default Great fighters we lost too soon.

    Tomorrow is the 40th anniversary of the death of Salvador Sanchez. This made me think about what other great fighters died too young.

    What fighters do you think we lost too soon?

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    Default Re: Great fighters we lost too soon.

    Diego Corrales certainly died too young. He was only 29.

    Davey Moore was only 28 when he died.

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    Default Re: Great fighters we lost too soon.

    Sanchez is the poster boy for this. First fighter I thought of when I read the post headline. I can’t think of another untimely death of a great champ like that, but some others that come to mind in other ways:
    1. Meldrick Taylor was ruined early after the Chavez fight.
    2. Paul Williams was lost in a car accident.
    3. Tony Ayala jr. was convicted of rape.
    4. Pernell Whitaker was no longer a champ but we lost him too soon to a vehicular accidemt while he was crossing the street.
    5. Arturo Gatti was no longer fighting but we lost him to murder from his wife in Brazil.

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    Default Re: Great fighters we lost too soon.

    I am sure Gatti wife was not convicted.
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    Default Re: Great fighters we lost too soon.

    Stanley Ketchel was middleweight champion in 1908 and one of the hardest punchers in history. Think Julian Jackson with even more power . He knocked down the heavyweight champion at the time Jack Johnson. He even fought Sam Langford, another top black heavyweight at the time. The Michigan Assassin died at only 24 when he was shot dead and murdered by ranch hand whilst he was training for a fight.
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    Default Re: Great fighters we lost too soon.

    Edwin Valero.

    Wrong un but I was in awe of how his career was progressing. What a record
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    Default Re: Great fighters we lost too soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by Master View Post
    Stanley Ketchel was middleweight champion in 1908 and one of the hardest punchers in history. Think Julian Jackson with even more power . He knocked down the heavyweight champion at the time Jack Johnson. He even fought Sam Langford, another top black heavyweight at the time. The Michigan Assassin died at only 24 when he was shot dead and murdered by ranch hand whilst he was training for a fight.
    Wasn't he having an affair with the wife of the guy who shot him? Not saying I don't agree with you- Ketchel was a good example, just wondering if I remember that correctly.

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