History | Apr 15 2019

The 10 most humiliating endings in boxing history

Jack Hirsch considers how 10 great boxing careers came to an unhappy conclusion
Mike Tyson

10. Tony Canzoneri vs Al “Bummy” Davis

November 1, 1939, New York

OVERVIEW: Canzoneri was riding a seven-fight winning streak against mediocre opposition, but was clearly past his prime. The 19-year-old Davis, unbeaten in 35 fights, was his era’s version of Arturo Gatti. For Canzoneri, 30, a former feather and super-featherweight world title holder, the contest in Madison Square Garden was a chance to show he was still a championship-calibre fighter.

 

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