Died former world champion under versions IBF and WBA in the second Featherweight, American boxer rocky Lockridge (44-9, 36 KO’s). He was 60 years old.
As TMZ reports, citing relatives of the boxer, Lockridge died on the morning of 7 February from complications after a stroke. Rocky was disconnected from the apparatus the maintenance of life in week before death.
“With great sorrow in my heart, I say to you, my father, rocky Lockridge died. All he wanted was to be in the comfort in your home with friends and family. God called him to pass through the gates of heaven,” – said the son of rocky.
Lockridge played in the middle of 1980-ies. On a professional ring has spent 53 of the battle, in 44 of which were won, and 36 times rocky sent opponents in the knockout.
In 1984 rocky in the first round knocked out the legendary Roger Mayweather, uncle of Floyd Mayweather in the fight for the WBA title.
As a boxer, rocky was addicted to drugs and alcohol, and losing all their possessions, become homeless, served time for theft. He turned away from all friends and relatives.
In the 2000s, Lockridge completed a course of treatment from addiction, has developed relationships with sons and for a time worked as a coach.
As previously reported Znaia the famous American boxer of the second Featherweight division John Vanmeter was shot in his home, according to BoxingScene.
John Vanmeter was shot in his home
According to the publication, the boxer shot a 12-year-old child. Vanmeter was urgently hospitalized at Memorial hospital in Evald. There he died, without regaining consciousness.
Boxer was home with his girlfriend when the doors started someone was breaking. Vanmeter went to investigate, and the girl called the police.
“On arrival police found the body of a boxer, who was shot and killed 12-year-old child. The killer was identified by witnesses and taken to a detention center for juveniles in detention”, – reports the edition.
As reported by the portal Znayu, Lomachenko has headed a rating of the best boxers in the world.