|Farewell Champ! Diego
Corrales buried in Las Vegas
- By Mike Indri - Retired Boxers Foundation - Boxing buried one
of its most beloved champions Tuesday afternoon, as former two-division
world titleholder Diego Corrales was peacefully laid to rest following
last week's tragic motorcycle accident that claimed the life of the
Known for his lethal punching power and warrior's heart, Corrales will
also be remembered for being a caring and special person, who lived life
to the fullest and, unfortunately, treated each day as if it was his
That savagely reckless approach to life, while contributing greatly to
his boxing prowess also led to his ultimate, and way too soon, demise.
Ironically, the attributes that made Corrales one of the most popular
and exciting fighters in all of boxing, and provided the Californian
born slugger with million dollar fight purses and a well-earned badge of
honor and respect, was not enough to protect Corrales during his
toughest battles of all; the constant fight with his demons outside the
Always a fighter, Corrales never relented, never stopped pursuing and
never didn't get up after getting knocked down to the canvas; sadly our
friend's final bout, within himself, proved to be fatal.
Diego "Chico" Corrales, 29, leaves behind a very supportive wife,
Michelle, who is seven months pregnant, and five children.
One of the many tattoos etched over the left side of the chest of
Diego's lanky, 5'11" and 149-pound frame was the script emblazoned "Pain
For Love". While there was much pain endured in the fast lane life of
Diego Corrales, there was also an abundance of love.
Rest well Champ, we love you and miss you.
Retired Boxers Foundation