Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Diego Corrales killed in motorcycle accident.

Diego Corrales, 29, was killed in a motor cycle accident Monday, May 7, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He leaves behind his wife, who is expecting a child, and five children.

Corrales was an old school fighter in the mold of Bobby Chacon and Danny “Little Red” Lopez. He could be knocked down but he always fought his way back. His greatest fight was his first fight with Jose Louis Castillo, where he came back from having been knocked down a few times and on the losing end of the fight, to stop Castillo in the tenth round in what some consider one of the greatest slugfest of all time. It is certainly up there with the best of them. Castillo issued a statement today from Mexico saying "I was very surprised and upset when I heard about Chico. It really is tragic when something like this happens. My heart goes out to his family who I know he cared a lot about. I always liked Chico. We had what I would call as a friendly rivalry when we got into the ring. We had two amazing fights and our names will be linked forever. For me it was a privilege of knowing Chico and being part of such great fights."

He won titles in Super Feather and Lightweight divisions. He fought a losing battle with Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2001 for Mayweather’s WBC He was true credit to the sport of Boxing and he will definitely be missed. My condolences to his family. Rest in peace Champ!

The memorial service for Diego "Chico" Corrales, 29, will be on Thursday, May 10th, at 11 A.M. PT, at the Palm Green Valley Mortuary 7600 South Eastern Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89123.

Diego Corrales career record - Boxing - Yahoo! Sports

Diego Corrales
August 25, 1977...
...May 7, 2007


Anonymous said...

Man...condolences to his family.

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Unknown said...

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thanks for sharing it.

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