By David Martinez / Boxing Historian / dmboxing.com
When I think of super star singers that have died too young before reaching full stardom, the ones that I instantly think of (and there are more) would be Ritchie Valens (age 17), Buddy Holly (age 22), Selena Quintanilla (age 23), and The Notorious B.I.G windows 10 디스크 이미지. (age 24).
There are similar, tragic stories in the sport of boxing. Here is my personal list of the top five boxers (listed in order by their eras in the ring) who died at a very young age (ie, before twenty-five years of age) 다운로드. Each were great in their respective years in the ring, and arguably could have gone on to greater heights.
The five are Stanley Ketchel (age 24), Les Darcy (age 21), Pancho Villa (age 23), Tyrone Everett (age 24), and Salvador Sanchez (age 23) 다운로드. I want to mention Benny Parent who would certainly be a top choice by anyone in boxing; but my criteria here is before their 25th birthday – Parent was 25 upon his death 검은사막.
Stanley Ketchel / Born: September 14, 1886 / Died October 15, 1910 / Nickname: Michigan Assassin 더 쉬프트 5 다운로드. Boxing Record: 51 wins, 4 losses, 4 draws, 1 no contest, 48 by KO / Middleweight Champion.
Ketchel died while training and working at Colonel R.P. Dickerson’s Two Bar Ranch in Conway, Missouri. He was shot in the chest by ranch hand Walter Dipley, who was allegedly jealous of his common-law wife who was attracted to Ketchel.
Boxing Historian Nat Fleischer, The Ring magazine founder and editor is quoted as saying: ”Stanley Ketchel is one of the greatest middleweights of all time, and I considered him to be unbeatable at the height of his career.”
Boxing Historian Al Nelson was extremely high on Ketchel and concurred with Fleischer, and he personally told me this during our visits in 1969, ’70, and ’71. Both Nelson and Fleischer lived in the Ketchel era. In my greatest middleweight ranking, I list Ketchel at #4, right behind Harry Greb, Carlos Monzon, and Tommy Ryan, and just ahead of Marvin Hagler and Mickey Walker. Note: Sugar Ray Robinson is ranked #1 over in my welterweight division.
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