It isn’t any secret to anybody that many boxers have gone from heaven to hell due to mismanagement of what they’ve earned within the ring. Stories abound of these males who, after reaching glory with their fists, perished as a results of their incorrect selections. There are, nevertheless, those that, regardless of not having been a ‘unhealthy head’, have additionally ended up empty-handed due to the efforts of third events.
Within that group is Juan Herrera Marrufo, former world champion within the flyweight class. This Mexican entered the Olympus of world boxing on September 26, 1981 by beating Panamanian Luis Ibarra by technical knockout to win the World Boxing Association title. At that point, his document was 24 wins and a couple of losses, and all the pieces indicated that he can be the monarch of his division for a very long time.
He later efficiently defended the sash towards what’s arguably the very best boxer in Venezuela’s historical past, Betulio González, however ended up dropping the identical to Argentine Santos Laciar. From that second on, his profession was not the identical and after some triumphs and setbacks, he determined to dangle up his gloves. But why did this occur? Why did a rising star say goodbye to the ring on the age of 28? Today we let you know.
He received scammed
In Herrera’s personal phrases, his accompanists earned most of what he received by preventing on top-level boxing’s main levels. The 62-year-old man regretfully confirms at the moment:
“I retired on time, I say it proudly, I was 28 years old.”
Yet it looks like a untimely departure from a self-discipline during which he had all the pieces he wanted to rule for years.
What are you engaged on?
Today, the Merida native earns a residing instructing the secrets and techniques of his expertise to teenagers throughout the day on the Yucatan Sports Institute and completes the workday driving a taxi at night time. About his job as a coach he says:
“I’ve never worked. They pay me to do what I like and I started training guys.”
It is undoubtedly the story of 1 who was in a position to amass a fortune from the addicts and reside the final years of his life in peace had he not fallen into the incorrect arms.