Fighters are some of the toughest people in the world. They are individuals who are willing to put their lives on the line in order to protect those they care about and to provide for their families. Unfortunately, some of these brave fighters have passed away at a young age due to a variety of reasons. Here are the top seven fighters who died in their early years.
1. Muhammad Ali:
Muhammad Ali was an American professional boxer and social activist. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time. He was the first fighter to win the world heavyweight championship three times. Unfortunately, Ali died in 2016 at the age of 74 due to complications from Parkinson’s disease.
2. José Aldo:
José Aldo was a Brazilian mixed martial artist who competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship from 2004 to 2019. He held the UFC featherweight championship for nearly a decade, from 2010 to 2019. In 2020, Aldo died at the age of 33 due to an apparent heart attack.
3. Kimbo Slice:
Kimbo Slice was an American mixed martial artist, boxer, and professional wrestler. He rose to fame as a street fighter and later enjoyed success as a professional MMA fighter. In 2016, Slice died at the age of 42 due to heart failure.
4. Arturo Gatti:
Arturo Gatti was an Italian-Canadian professional boxer who competed from 1991 to 2007. He was a two-division world champion and was the first fighter to win both the IBF and WBC super featherweight titles. In 2009, Gatti died at the age of 37 due to an apparent suicide.
5. Andreas Kraniotakes:
Andreas Kraniotakes was a Greek mixed martial artist and kickboxer who competed from 1998 to 2011. He was a two-time world champion in the Cage Rage promotion. In 2011, Kraniotakes died at the age of 33 due to a brain tumor.
6. Erik Morales:
Erik Morales was a Mexican professional boxer who competed from 1993 to 2012. He held multiple world championships in three weight classes and was the first Mexican boxer to win world titles in four divisions. In 2013, Morales died at the age of 34 due to a brain aneurysm.
7. Diego Corrales:
Diego Corrales was an American professional boxer who competed from 1997 to 2007. He held multiple world championships in three weight classes and was the first boxer to win the WBC lightweight, WBC super featherweight, and IBF super featherweight titles. In 2007, Corrales died at the age of 29 due to a motorcycle accident.
These seven fighters all died tragically and at a young age, but their legacies will live on forever. They were brave individuals who put everything on the line in order to provide for their families and to protect others. They are an inspiration to us all, and their stories will never be forgotten.
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