Talmadge Bussey

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Name: Talmadge Bussey
Born: 1923-09-03
Birthplace: Camden, Alabama, USA
Died: 1949-10-11 (Age:26)
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Boxing Record: click

Managed by Eddie Higgins.

Bussey died a day after sustaining injuries in a October 10, 1949, 9th round knockout loss to Luther Rawlings in Detroit:

"Disaster struck at the Arcadia Gardens, when Talmadge Bussey, 26 year old Detroit Lightweight, was injured in one of the most gruelling bouts seen in the Motor City and died 13 hours later at the St. Mary's Hospital. Doctors stated the cause of Bussey's death was a cerebral hemorrhage.

The death of the boxer came as a stunning surprise to all who followed the game in Detroit as Bussey had been known as one of the hardest training pugilists around.

Bussey had lost to Luther Rawlings, of Chicago, by the closest of margins in a previous mill at Chicago.

In the eighth round Rawlings laid out Bussey just before the bell. Instead of halting the affair, Talmadge was allowed to come out for the ninth which proved to be the fatal round.

The death of Bussey was the first as a result of boxing since January 24, 1930, when Mickey Darmond died following a knock-out at the hands of Eddie Kappey [sic]."

Jack Waina, The Ring, January 1950