Last week, we got into some interesting exchanges about Meldrick Taylor. Some might say he qualifies as one of Boxing's most tragic figures. But for me, I'd go with Riddick Bowe as someone who reflects the dark side of our collective passion. Certainly, boxing has left him in bad mental shape though he does seem to have some money left over. Bowe is tragic for many different reasons not the least of which is that he never fulfilled his great potential. Hell, no big man could ever fight as well as he could on the inside. He had it all, but then, after the two Golata DQ 's, it went south fast. Maybe his grueling trilogy with Holyfield ruined him. Whatever the case, Bowe was never all that he could have been.
Do you know of any others?
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