Corrales dead in motorcycle accident
By Kevin Iole, Yahoo! Sports
May 7, 2007
LAS VEGAS – Diego Corrales, a former world champion who scored one of the most memorable knockouts in boxing history, was killed in a Las Vegas motorcycle accident, his manager, James Prince said.
A spokesman at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department confirmed there was an accident at the intersection of Fort Apache and Russell Roads in southwest Las Vegas, but would not provide any additional details.
Prince, who had just arrived at the scene shortly after 9:50 p.m. PDT, said "It's true, I'm sad to say. I'm looking at the scene now."
Corrales, 29, held world titles at junior lightweight and lightweight. He scored one of the most memorable knockouts in boxing history on May 7, 2005, when he got up after having been knocked down twice in the 10th round by Jose Luis Castillo and stopped Castillo.
Many experts have called it one of the most exciting fights in history. Corrales, who is survived by his wife, Michelle, was 40-5.
Kevin Iole covers boxing and mixed martial arts for Yahoo! Sports. Send Kevin a question or comment for potential use in a future column or webcast.
Updated on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 1:08 am EDT
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