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10 Shocking Boxing Incidents! Hey there folks! I bet you all seen that bout

with the gloves thing at list a few times in your life. That savage rhapsody in a form

of a civilized «boxing match». Unfortunately, not many of us know how sad, tragic and ugly

a boxing match can turn. So today you will hear 10 unfortunate episodes from a history

of glorious boxing game.

Kim Duk-koo A super star from South Korea Kim Duk-koo

is one of the saddest examples in the boxing history of how dangerous and cruel this sport

can be. Kim Duk-koo was working very hard throughout his carrier and finally he got

the chance to meet an absolute champion Ray Mancini. After a fatal right hook Kim suffered

a severe brain damage and died a few days after. Three month later Kim`s mother committed

a suicide.

Panama Lewis Despite the fact that Panama Lewis is a very

talented, world famous boxing coach, he wouldnt refuse using foul methods and playing a dirty

game to win the match. The most famous case is when his protege Luis Resto was fighting

Billy Collins jr. Lewis knew there was no way his fighter could win the match so he

decided to remove part of the filling from the glove. So as a result Collins Jr. suffered

serious injuries throughout the match. He couldnt continue his boxing career and

died 10 month later in a car crash. Many people believe he was suffering severe depression

which resulted in a suicide. Luis Resto and his coach were convicted to 2.5 years of imprisonment

and a lifelong suspension from participating in boxing matches.

Mike Tyson Tyson was leading the fight and after a few

rounds he became ravenous and hungry for the human flesh. Mad that he couldnt knock

Holyfield out, in the third round crazy Tyson bit off a piece of his opponents ear and spit

it out on the ring! Against all odds the judge continued the match. Nevertheless Tyson was

suspended for his unconventional methods.

Jim Norris Jim Norris is a corrupted fella to the tips

of his toes. He was organizing match fixings including the Jake LaMotta vs Billy Fox and

Harry Thomson vs Max Schmeling fights. All of that was shown on a national TV. Moreover

Norris managed to fix up fights some boxers didnt even wanted to be a part of!

IBF president Bob Lee- senior. The sanctioning body of International Boxing

Federation has been convicted of giving a subjective criterion ratings. It became clear

when the federation president Bob Lee senior was manipulating the system to award and proclaim

champions those boxers whose patrons gave the biggest bribes.

Referee Richard Still It is always fascinating when the top champions

go head to head. People were very excited when the Olympic champion Meldrick Taylor

was up against an undoubted leader Julio Cesar Chavez. Despite the fact that Taylor was dominant

most of the match and stood up right after the knockdown, Referee Richard Still decided

to end the match 2 seconds earlier and proclaimed Chavez the winner. The Nevada Athletic Commission

denounced this decision and referees carrier was over.

Sonny Liston Back in the 1960s the name of Sonny Liston

was a synonym of corrupted fights. Most famous of all was perhaps the fight against the one

and only Muhammad Ali. The footage shows that during the match Sonny Liston suffered a minor

injury, nevertheless the judge stopped the fight. Some people suspect that Liston was

a part of mafia family.

Don King For as long as three decades Don King was

known as the star in the boxing community. Mostly because of the public relations. But

there s also another point of view, many boxers among who are Jorge Foreman, Mohamed Ali,

Mike Tyson, Larry Holms and many more have sued Don King for multiple fraud cases, stealing,

breach of contract and bribery. Some even say that Don King was somehow connected with

the organized crime cartels.

Andrew Golota In the 1990s Andrew Golota was very close

to defeating Riddick Bowe, the absolute champion of that time. In his attempt to become the

new champion Andrew Golota started hitting his opponent below the belt. Despite several

warnings, Golota continued breaking the rules and Riddicks manhood until he was disqualified.

James Butler James Butler had great potential and was a

very promising fighter. Everything could turnout much better for him if it wasnt his unnatural

inability to accept defeat. After he lost a fight in 2011 he pretended that he was coming

back to the ring to congratulate his opponent, but instead he broke his jaw in an act of

rage. Butler was sent to prison after this accident. But even then he committed another

crime: he killed and then burned the body of boxing analyst Max Kellerman. He was sentenced

to 29 years of imprisonment.