This sport is tough, both in terms in doing it and in terms of loving it. There aren't a lot of golden parachutes when your job is hit-or-be-hit, so there is a lot of heartbreak involved in seeing great fighters go down hard and never really get up to enjoy their well-earned retirements.
In regard to their health and futures, there are a few fighters weighing on my my mind right now. I think I will always weigh a boxer's post-career against the Brockton boys (Marciano and Hagler), and how they managed to ride off into the sunset without a severe injury, an empty wallet, a string of losses, a huge career decline, etc.
I can think of several others who've made it out of this sport in a good way – some of them hall-of-famers – but I'm curious what the rest of you here at BLH can come up with in terms of happy endings for some of our favorite ring warriors. It would be great to hear some positive stories, even if it isn't from a former champ or even a contender.