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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Boxing Lost a Warrior in Corrales

I heard some truly sad news while at work Monday night, FOX Sports Radio anchor Tomm Looney reported that boxer Chico Corrales had died in a motorcycle accident. Immediately I pictured Chico in the ring, tattoos emblazoned across his body, just whaling on an opponent, and taking punches as tough as the ones he was landing. I pictured blood coming from his mouth, matching the red on his fists. While being far from one of my favorite fighters, I respected Diego. He always gave the audience a show, and you could never accuse him of not trying his hardest. Anyone who questions his toughness can be directed to his fight against Jose Luis Castillo. And just like Phillips who posted an excellent tribute to Corrales at Rumors and Rants, HG at YOU BEEN BLINDED, and MJD who did the same at FanHouse, I’d like to leave you with some video highlights of his finest moments, from his legendary bouts against Castillo. But before I present the video, I want this incident to serve as a reminder that motorcycles are extremely dangerous (yes, you know who you are). And to further articulate this message, I will also leave these details regarding the cause of death:

He said a motorcyclist was northbound on Fort Apache at about 7:15 p.m. when he drove into the rear of a 1997 Honda Accord.

The victim was thrown from the motorcycle and flew into an oncoming 2004 two-door Mercedes-Benz sedan, McDonald said.

Corrales was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

McDonald said the motorcyclist was wearing a full-face helmet.

The saddest part is that the death was avoidable. On a brighter note, check out Chico in some of his finest moments ever, bouncing back from being floored twice in the 10th round, to scoring a TKO in the SAME freakin’ round. Man was he awesome:



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