Fights where fighters have ended each other's careers.

Trail

R.I.P. Joe Rein
May 24, 2013
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Donny
This brutal 15-round war between Sugar Ramos and challenger Floyd Robertson likely took a chunk out of both fighters.




Ramos suffered a beatdown in his next title defense, and although he would go on to challenge for another title at a higher weight, he was never a champion again.

Robertson got another crack at Ramos' conqueror, was blown out in 2 rounds, and then faded away.
I must have a look at this.
 

Sittin Sonny

The Antifa Shuffle
Jun 10, 2013
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I don't think Arguello or Pryor were ever fully the same after their fights.

Arguello was already at the tail end of his career and retired after a couple more fights.

Pryor never really had another big fight. Of course, drugs played a big role in his decline, but he also suffered eye damage (and eventually blindness) that was attributed to one of these fights.


I've heard it said that Caveman Lee and Johnny LoCicero were both never really the same after their famous war.
 
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Trail

R.I.P. Joe Rein
May 24, 2013
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Donny
Raf Marquez and Israel Vazquez at the end of their quadrilogy is probably the most fitting example I can think of. Both were considered in or near the top 10 P4P when their series began. Vazquez retired after their final fight, Marquez continued to fight on but never really reached the same heights again.
The more I think, the more I think this.
 

tco

Jun 19, 2013
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It's a toughie. I'd have said Ali - Frazier was a fight both tried to kill each other in, but there were other stuff for both fighters afterwards.
I don't think Ali or Frazier were the same afterward and many experts have said the same thing.
 
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Another one stretched to the limit, Valdez v Quigg

Valdez hasnt looked good since and it ended Quiggs career.