Tuesday, 8 May 2007

Sad Day for Boxing

Former two-weight world champion Diego Corrales died on Monday in a Las Vegas motorcycle accident, exactly two years since his finest moment in the ring.
The 29-year-old Californian will be remembered for his epic win against super-featherweight and lightweight champion Jose Luis Castillo.

Corrales dragged himself off the canvas to force a thrilling stoppage victory, but lost the rematch.

His final record was 40 wins (33 knockouts) and five defeats.

Tributes have been pouring in over the
BBC 606 message service. Why not leave your lasting thoughts about Diego there or on your friendly local boxing forum.

A true Warrior. RIP Chico.