Most heartbreaking moment ever?

Aug 24, 2020
Muhammad Ali's retirement was a shock to me, his lasts two fights were hard to watch. A sad ending to a great career. Another instance has to be the death of Johnny Owen.

What is the most heartbreaking moment in your opinion?

Below is a video were I discuss the 10 most heartbreaking moments:

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May 17, 2013
Unlike you, Ali's retirement was due long before he finally hung up the gloves, so it came as no surprise when he did finally call it a day. Lots of sad thoughts when a once great fighter hangs on far too long and suffers defeats by the hands of a fighter they would have destroyed in their prime.

Marciano KO'ing Joe Louis, Ali losing to chumps in the end, Duran and his famous "No Mas" fight against Leonard.

Then there's the guys who after ending their careers suffer from "Pugilistic Dementia" or other neurological damage and are basically zombies. Wilfredo Benitez is a prime example of this, also Jerry Quarry, Ali, Sugar Ray Robinson, Joe Louis--------the list is really extremely long when you think about it.

ETA: The death of Du Ku Kim against Ray Mancini was bad enough, but in the following months his mother and trainer committed suicide over his death.

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Jun 10, 2013
Bobby Chacon's wife committing suicide during one of his fights, then Bobby doggedly fighting on well past his prime without any regard for himself.

Aaron Pryor losing his "0" and seemingly quitting in an ill-advised comeback vs. Bobby Joe Young, after years of inactivity and drug abuse.

Danny Lopez making a comeback at the age of 40-something and getting clobbered in some small club.
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Jun 5, 2013
In boxing, probably Jeff Chandler losing to Richie Sandoval. Pryor may have lost to Young when he was in his prime anyway, but it was bad he went out like that. Leonard losing to Camacho was sad as well.