Oftentimes, sport can bring communities together. This is no more keenly felt than when one of its warriors perishes in the pursuit of providing elite entertainment to the public.
Supporters unite in a protective bubble around the fighter's family, while several boxing charities can step into help on an emotional and financial level, including:
- The Ring 10 Veteran Boxers Foundation: This organisation helps retired boxers who have fallen on hard times, including those who have suffered injuries or disabilities due to their careers. They also provide financial assistance and support to the families of boxers who have passed away.
- WBC Cares: This is the charitable arm of the World Boxing Council and focuses on providing support to boxers and their families in need. They offer financial aid, medical assistance, and educational opportunities for those involved in boxing.
- Retired Boxers Foundation: Founded by former boxer Alex Ramos, this foundation primarily helps retired boxers with medical expenses, career transition, and other forms of support. They also provide assistance to the families of boxers who have passed away.
In this post, we remember those who gave their heart and a little bit more to the sport they love, and whose dedication eventually cost them their lives.