Deaths in 2007

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Deaths of boxing-related people occurring in 2007.

December 2007

28
  • Teddy Haynes, 71, British boxer fought as a middleweight between 1959 and 1977.
26
  • George Latka, 93, American boxer fought as a lightweight between 1937 and 1942. Later became a referee in California, heart attack.
23
14
  • Hank Kaplan, 88, Hall of fame boxing historian and archivist
  • Jerry Wright, 70, American boxing judge and referee
11

November 2007

29
23
  • Leopoldo Correa, 68, St. Luke's Hospital in Quezon City Philippines, Manager of Manny Pacquiao's early career,
15
  • Imre Nagy, 52, Hungarian referee and judge, brain tumor/aneurysm.
1

October 2007

28
  • Willie Cruz, 35, of Puerto Rico, shot to death in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.

September 2007

22
  • Jimmy Carroll, light heavyweight, after a long illness in his home town of Stockport, Manchester, England.
21
  • Jackson Bussell, 28, died in hospital after a fight against Javier Garcia.
15

August 2007

26
  • Amanda Lyons, 20, Conway, Arkansas Super flyweight compiled an 0-4 record in 2007, car accident.[2]

July 2007

27
  • James Oyebola, 46, 1980s and 1990s Heavyweight, was shot in a London club and died in the hospital
2
  • Pete Mead, 83, 1940s middleweight contender from Grand Rapids, Michigan.

June 2007

26
  • Jim Hegerle, 71, St. Paul, Minnesota middleweight boxed between 1954 and 1962, compiling a record of 34-16-3 (18 KOs), cancer.[3]
25
15
  • Hugo Pastor Corro, 53, Argentine boxer held the World Middleweight title between 1978 and 1979.
9
  • Chasimeros, 44, Indonesian lightweight, suicide.

May 2007

24
  • Sugar Cliff, 72, Bahamian welterweight, boxed from the 1950s through the 1970s.
9
  • Gene Parker, 76, Indianapolis, Indiana lightweight of the 1950s.
7
  • Diego Corrales, 29, former Super featherweight and lightweight world champion, motorcycle accident.[5]

April 2007

27
  • Von Clay, 67, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Light heavyweight contender during the early 1960s
22
  • Buddy Turman, 73, Tyler, Texas heavyweight of the 1950s and 1960s.
13
  • Jimmy Martinez, 78, Phoenix, Arizona middleweight, boxed from 1950 to 1959.

March 2007

31
  • Lito Sisnorio, 24, Philippine Super Flyweight, died of injuries after a bout against Chatchai Sasakul in Thailand.
  • Deeden Kengkarun, 28, Surin, Thailand, boxed from 1995 to 2005 and again in March 2007. Suffered convulsions and passed away in Bangkok, Thailand.
30
20
  • Annis Dwi Mulya, 27, Indonesian featherweight, died of injuries five days after being stopped by Irvan Bone in a bout in Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • Gyorgy Kincses, 43, Hungarian welterweight, illness.
14
  • Marv Jensen, 89, West Jordan, Utah boxing manager and trainer
13
  • Len Dittmar, 81, Former Australian welterweight champion.
12
11
  • Joey Olguin, 66, New Mexico Lightweight compiled a 24-4 record between 1959 and 1968, cancer.
7
  • Paul Sykes, 60, British heavyweight, boxed from 1978 to 1980, illness.
1
  • Maurice Mancini, 80, British lightweight, boxed from 1948 to 1953, illness.

February 2007

22
  • Rachman Kili Kili, 32, Former Indonesian bantamweight champion, suicide (by hanging himself)
  • Theo Mthembu, 79, South African trainer and Featherweight of the 1950s
18
  • Eddie Giosa, 82, Philadelphia lightweight contender of the late 1940s, compiled a record of 67-29-9 (11 KO) in career between 1943 and 1954, kidney failure.
11
4
  • Ronnie Cohen, 70, Welterweight from the late 1950s and early 1960s
3
  • Thamsanqa Dubase, 20, South African Featherweight boxed in 2005 and 2006, murdered.

January 2007

30
  • Joe O'Connell, 76, Baltimore, Maryland Light Heavyweight boxed from 1943 to 1954.
29
  • Johnny Williams, 80, Rugby, England Heavyweight, held the British and Commonwealth Titles in boxing career between 1946 and 1956, compiling a record of 60-11-4 (38 KO).
28
  • Bernie Friedkin, 91, Brooklyn, New York Lightweight, compiled a record of 48-11-16 in pro career between 1935 and 1940.
19
  • Bobby Claus, 86, Buffalo, New York Welterweight, boxed from between 1941 and 1949.
16
  • Johnny Gonsalves, 76, Oakland, California boxer of the 1950s and early '60s, the No. 1 lightweight contender for two years in the early 1950s, and World Boxing Hall of Fame inductee, of pneumonia.
14
  • Wyatt Frost, 31, Topeka, Kansas welterweight who compiled a record of 1-4, suicide.
13
  • Tommy Burgoyne, 68, Dunipace, Scotland, bantamweight of the 1960s who compiled a record of 15-36-2 (4), of a heart attack.
  • Lilly Rodriguez, 59, Los Angeles, California boxer and kickboxer during the 1970s, of renal failure.
7
  • Yvon Durelle, 77, "The Fighting Fisherman" from Canada, best known for his Light Heavyweight title fight against Archie Moore in 1958. Died of complications from a stroke.
  • Joachim Jacobsen, 56, German referee and judge who worked many WBO title fights, of a heart attack suffered while vacationing in Indonesia.

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