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Famous People Who Died While Boxing

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List of famous people who died while boxing, including photos, birthdates, professions, and other information. These celebrities who died during boxing matches are listed by fame and notoriety and include the famous boxing victims’ hometowns and biographical info about them when available. List items include Artur Olech, Charlie Mohr and many more. These notable boxing deaths include modern and long-gone famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has died while boxing as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (33 Items)
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    Ed Sanders was an Olympic boxing champion who won the gold medal in the 1952 games. Sanders died on December 12, 1954 after going 11 rounds with Willie James. He had complained about headaches earlier in the day and was knocked unconscious during the fight. Many doctors believed that Sanders enhanced a previous injury during the James fight.



    Profession: Professional Boxer
    Born: 1930
    Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    Date Of Death: 1954
    Cause Of Death: Injuries sustained in boxing
    Place Of Death: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
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    Benny "the Kid" Paret was a Cuban welterweight boxer who had a record of 35 wins, 12 losses and 3 ties. On March 24, 1962, Paret went 12 rounds against Emile Griffith. The fight ended when Paret went into a coma after being punched 29 consecutive times. He died in the hospital 10 days later. The fight was televised live on ABC.



    Profession: Professional Boxer
    Born: 1937
    Birthplace: Santa Clara, Cuba
    Date Of Death: 1962
    Cause Of Death: Injuries sustained in boxing
    Place Of Death: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America
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    Leavander Johnson was an American Lightweight boxer who had a record of 34 wins, 5 losses, 2 ties. On September 17, 2005, Johnson fought Jesús Chávez to defend his IBF crown. The fight was stopped in the 11th round after Johnson received a series of punches from Chávez.

    He later collapsed in his locker room and was rushed to the hospital. He had emergency surgery and was placed in a drug-induced coma, but Johnson died as the result of his injuries on September 22, 2005.



    Profession: Professional Boxer
    Born: 1969
    Birthplace: Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States of America
    Date Of Death: 2005
    Cause Of Death: Injuries sustained in boxing
    Place Of Death: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America
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    Davey Moore was an American featherweight boxer who had a record of 59 wins, 7 losses, 1 draw. On March 21, 1963, Moore hit the base of his neck on the bottom rope in the ring after being repeatedly hit by his opponent Sugar Ramos. Moore finished the fight and even conducted interview later in the evening, but he later died from is injuries.



    Profession: Professional Boxer
    Born: 1933
    Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America
    Date Of Death: 1963
    Cause Of Death: Injuries sustained in boxing
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    Pedro Alcázar was a Panamanian super flyweight boxer who had a record of 25 wins, 1 loss, 1 draw. On June 22, 2002, Alcázar lost a title fight against Fernando Montiel. He received a good health report after the fight and he reportedly felt fine. Two days later he collapsed in his hotel room and later died at the hospital. His case caused major concerns about safety in the boxing industry.



    Profession: Professional Boxer
    Born: 1975
    Birthplace: Panama
    Date Of Death: 2002
    Cause Of Death: Injuries sustained in boxing
    Place Of Death: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America
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