Originally Posted by Nomadic Chaos
What are usually their reaction to such an unfortunate event? how does it affect them in the ring, in their training and even their personal lives? how do they cope with it? are they able to?
Anyone know any stories of boxers who have lived through it or somethin similar atleast, kinda like Nigel Benn?
If Manny for example ended up killing Margarito (or any other fighter for that matter) in a boxing match how would that make you feel towards him as a fighter or a person?
How do families cope with it? what actions do they or can they take against the fighters?
Ezzard Charles was forever effected by the death of Baroudi and even spoke of it during his last days. Although he continued to ko opponents he was never the same.
Robinson also with the death of Doyle.
It's easy to see how Johnsons death effected Chavez.
I think Fitzy killed 3 guys, one in sparring. Not sure if there anything written on his feelings. One would think there were adverse effects but things were so different then.
I know the ref of Mancini/Kim committed suicide along with Kims mother.
Young died after the Willard fight but have not read anything on the effects and Baer killed 2 guys I think.
But again different times.
As far as my thoughts on the fighter in such tragic circumstances they do not really change.