Lem Satterfield

Corrales’ fighting spirit lives on five years after his death

On May 7, 2005, Diego Corrales rose from two knockdowns to stop Jose Luis Castillo in the 10th round, adding his WBO lightweight crown to the WBC belt he already owned in The Boxing Writers’ Association’s Fight of The Year.

Two years later to the day, however, Corrales died in a motorcycle accident. Today is the anniversary of Corrales’ death. Yahoo!Sports filed a report on Corrales.

Lem Satterfield can be reached at lemuel.satterfield@gmail.com

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