The combination of boxer Luis Resto and even more so, his trainer Panama Lewis.
Emile Griffith wasn't a bad or evil guy at all in my opinion. Benny Paret taunted the man pre-fight by insinuating he was a "Maricon", which is Spanish for faggot and being a professional boxer in that time could have had a detrimental effect on his career.I probably should have replaced him with Emile Grifith Maybe for next time! Thank you for your feedback
Dude, I fucking loved Valero. He's in my top five faves. I can't really give him a pass for killing his wife, but in the ring he was ace.Edwin Valero
I'm pretty sure Valero was a certified loon. I read the Hamilcar book about him and his upbringing. Odd. Plus, you can just tell in his eyes he's just not right (was just not right), and I don't think it's all to do with the bike crash which prevented him getting licensed in so many US states.Since he killed his wife and then himself, he gets my vote for #1.
Surprised no mention of Carlos Monzon who also killed his wife and spent time in prison for it after having one of the best careers at middleweight.
When Wilson Mizner was told he was dead: "Start counting 10 over the dear boy, he'll get up".Not in anything I could find on the man since I had to look up his boxing history. Hell of a champion with an impressive record of 51 (48 by KO), 4-4-1.
That's a hell of a lot of fights considering he was dead by age 24 from a gunshot wound suffered when he was being robbed while recuperating between fights on a ranch in Missouri.
No. He was at a friends ranch to recover from a hectic boxing schedule and was worn down. His friend hired a man to be a ranch hand and a woman to be the cook. These two claimed to be married but in reality, they had only recently met.
Heck, I didn't know that. Thank you, Gumbo.No. He was at a friends ranch to recover from a hectic boxing schedule and was worn down. His friend hired a man to be a ranch hand and a woman to be the cook. These two claimed to be married but in reality, they had only recently met.
The guy, Walter Dipley, had beaten a horse the day before and he was admonished by Ketchel for doing so and Dipley decides to rob Ketchel. While Ketchel was seated at the kitchen table, Dipley walks in behind him with a .22 caliber rifle and Ketchel stood up and faced the guy. Dipley shot once and Ketchel was seriouslyt wounded and fell to the floor, later dying from the wound. The woman, Goldie Smith then rifled his pockets and stole his money.
Both Dipley and the woman were tried for murder and convicted, receiving life sentences. Part of the woman's defense was that Ketchel had raped her but that was proven to not be true. Her sentence was later overturned and she only served 17 months in prison and Dipley served 23 years before being paroled.