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I'm trying to get more data in relation to the issue that led me to ask this question.

So far, I have the following:

Killed with father in the corner:

  • Jimmy Garcia (1995)

  • Johnny Owen [real name Johnny Owens] (1980)

  • Francisco “Kiko” Bejines (1983)

  • Rico Velazquez (1988)

  • Leavander Johnson (2005)

  • Francisco “Paco” Rodriguez (2009)

  • Braydon Smith (2015)

  • Bobby Tomasello (2000)

  • David “El Terry” Acevedo (2015)

  • Benjamin Flores (2009)

Seriously injured with father in the corner:

  • Gabriel Rosado (2013)

  • Fernie Morales (1991)

  • Jason Rushton (2009)

  • Prichard Colon (2015)

I'm looking for any more cases in which a boxer was seriously or fatally injured during a fight in which his father was in his corner, from 1980 to the present.

  • I think it would be appropriate to get the number of all boxing deaths, and compare the subset -- boxers who died in the ring with their father in their corner (ie, out of x boxers who have died in the ring since 1980, y boxers had their father in their corner). Thoughts? – user527 Apr 28 '16 at 12:28
  • @ᴍᴀsᴛᴇʀᴍɪɴᴅ_ᴇᴅ I already have the "All boxing deaths" data. docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/… – Wad Cheber Apr 28 '16 at 20:40
  • 1) Amazing spreadsheet. Where did you get that from? 2) 10 boxer deaths out of 319 since 1980 is hardly an epidemic, but an interesting occurrence nonetheless considering it has happened a double-digit number of times. – user527 Apr 29 '16 at 1:02
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    @ᴍᴀsᴛᴇʀᴍɪɴᴅ_ᴇᴅ I got in touch with the guy who runs the Manuel Velazquez Boxing Fatality Collection and asked him for his raw data; he was nice enough to share it with me. And there are only 10 deaths and 4 serious injuries on my list so far, but that's mostly because I haven't gone through the data methodically and checked every name on the list since 1980. The real figures could be FAR higher. – Wad Cheber Apr 29 '16 at 1:13
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Starting a community wiki based on your findings. Anyone is free to add onto these lists.

Killed with father in the corner:

  • Jimmy Garcia (1995)

  • Johnny Owen [real name Johnny Owens] (1980)

  • Francisco “Kiko” Bejines (1983)

  • Rico Velazquez (1988)

  • Leavander Johnson (2005)

  • Francisco “Paco” Rodriguez (2009)

  • Braydon Smith (2015)

  • Bobby Tomasello (2000)

  • David “El Terry” Acevedo (2015)

  • Benjamin Flores (2009)

Seriously injured with father in the corner:

  • Gabriel Rosado (2013)

  • Fernie Morales (1991)

  • Jason Rushton (2009)

  • Prichard Colon (2015)

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