Wednesday, May 09, 2007

RIP--Diego Corrales

Well, I am very sad to say that, at a mere 29 years old, Diego "Chico" Corrales is dead by wounds resulting from a motorcycle accident. He was one of the most exciting fighters of his generation whose spirit in the ring was an inspiration to a generation of boxers and fans alike. His never-say-die attitute toward fighting led to what many considered the most exciting fight in the last two decades against Jose Luis Castillo, a bloodbath comeback win that showed a rare heart and determination. To think that I will never see him in the ring again is something that is hard for me to think about right now, but that is nothing compared to the shock those around him must feel. Rest in peace, Chico. Your heart, your determination, and you will be deeply missed.