bumping with a few more I saw on the other forum
I've already mentioned this before. But it's worth a second posting. Everyone knows Rocky Marciano was killed in a plane crash. Not many people know that he wasn't just killed. He was decapitated. When the first people arrived on the scene of the crash, they found his body still in his seat, and his head a few metres away. Grim stuff I know, but still. At least he would've died quickly.
Ricky Hatton was stopped by Jurgan Braehmer as an amateur (bare in mind Braehmer fights up at LHW as a pro whilst Hatton made a career at 140). Hatton did however stop Jamie Moore as an amateur.
Muhammad Ali once helped save a suicidal man from jumping from a building.
James Toney played Joe Frazier in the film Ali.
Lennox Lewis used to take a nap for approx an hour before every fight.