Boxing is one of the most brutal sport as there is a huge risk in this game. Boxers have to face unbearable punches on whole body parts and it ultimately requires lot of stamina. However, there are many examples in history when professionals couldn’t tolerate these punches and lost their lives due to them. Here are the complete details about the top 10 most popular boxers who died in the ring and shocked the world.
Top 10 Most Popular Boxers Who Died In The Ring
Many of the boxing fans do not know this hugely talented American boxer who performed under the heavyweight category. Frankie Campbell appeared in 40 matches throughout his professional career and won 33 out of them. During his last fight, he faced Max Baer. At the end of 2nd round, Campbell was brutally hit by Baer at his chin which proved fatal and cost his life immediately. This is one of the most heart breaking moment in the history of boxing.
The Korean star boxer turned pro in 1993 and in no time, impressed the world with his exceptional fighting skills and talent. He got famous in 1999, when he managed to win the Lineal and WBC light flyweight title. Choi fought his last bout in 2007 where he was set to defend his WBO Intercontinental flyweight championship. During 12th round, he collapsed and fell down. Although, he won the fight and defended his title, but he lost his life due to brain trauma.
The next man on our list is Jimmy Doyle who was American boxer and fought under the welterweight category. Jimmy was best famous for his unstoppable punches and was on his way to become one of the best professional in near future. But his luck didn’t help him do so as he faced a severe head injury in a match against Sugar Ray Robinson in 1947. Later on, he was sent to hospital where he died after spending 17 hours in critical consideration.
The late American professional boxer Patrick Day fought his first bout in 2013 where he made an epic show after winning the bout. Later on, he continued good performance and won 17 matches from the total of 22. In his fight against Charles Conwell, Patrick suffered from a brain injury due to a severe punch on head from the opponent, which forced him to get into hospital. But the injury sustained and he died from it.
Davey Moore was one of the blistering talent of 20th century and has won the world championship during his career. In his 68 professional boxing bouts, he won 59 out of them which makes him one of the most successful boxer of all times history. In 1963, his fight against Sugar Ramos proved as the last match of his career because he received head injury during the bout which cost his life and his career ended up.
The death of German professional boxer Musa Yamak is recent incident and has shocked the whole world. Yamak has fought 8 matches previously and has not faced a single defeat before entering into the fight against Hamza Wandera. In 2nd round, Yamak collapsed in the ring after getting a brutal punch on his head. The referee immediately stopped the match and Yamak was shifted to hospital where he was confirmed dead.
The Russian amateur championship made his debut in professional bouts in 2016 and proved himself as one of the most dangerous candidate for near future. He went on winning the matches consecutively and won all the 13 fights of his career before heading into his 14 appearance which was against Subriel Matias. During the match, he got head injuries which proved fatal and Maxim Dadashev died in 2019.
Scott Westgarth, professional light heavyweight boxer from England has made an impressive show during his professional career. He is best famous for his quirk in the ring which enables him to change his position very quickly to avoid punches. However, he could not manage to do so against Spelman in 2018, as he suffered from sustained brain injuries which took his life and another boxer died in the ring.
In 2022, Simiso Buthelezi went to South Africa for a boxing bout. He was in great touch and hopeful to continue his form but a head injury due to opponent’s punch did it all. He collapsed on the floor, but recovered and immediately taken to hospital. But he faced severe haemorrhage which caused loss of huge blood and he died due to it.
Mike Towell of Scotland had represented his country in professional boxing bouts under welterweight category. From the total of 13 bouts, he won 11 with one ending in defeat. In 2016, he was fighting a 12 round bout against Dale Evans, where he couldn’t manage to utilize his defensive skills completely and received several punches on his head. He fell inside the ring and in no time, sent to hospital. But he could not get recovered and died later on.
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