Leonardo Javier Gonzalez: Boxing legend dies in car crash at age 44

Leonardo Javier Gonzalez: Boxing legend dies in car crash at age 44

- Leonardo Javier Gonzalez has been reportedly killed in a car accident

- The Argentine boxing legend was found dead after his car crashed into barriers

- Gonzalez beat Colombian Brinatty Maquilon in 1997 to claim the WBO Latino Champion

The boxing fraternity has been plunged into mourning after former champion Leonardo Javier Gonzalez was reportedly killed in a car accident.

The Argentine, who won World Boxing Organisation (WBO) belt in his boxing heydays, died on Sunday, November 3, at Buenos Aires province in Argentina.

Footage of the incident showed that the Argentine’s car was out of control, breaking into signpost before finally crashing into barrier.

According to report by Daily Star quoting a local source, the 44-year-old was a passenger in the car and the identity of the driver has not been yet disclosed.

Gonzalez, an Argentine professional fighter, rose to the peak of his glorious career between 1995 and 2013 where he had 20 professional bouts and recorded 15-5-0 win, five of them being Knock Outs (KO).

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The Argentine beat Colombian Brinatty Maquilon in 1997 to claim the WBO Latino Champion.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Tarania Clarke, a Jamaica women's football star, has been killed after she was stabbed to death in her hometown on Thursday, October 31, 2019, plunging football fraternity in mourning.

The 22-year-old, who was an Olympic qualifiers star for Reggae Girlz, was murdered in Kingston following what was suspected to be a dispute between her and another woman over a mobile phone.

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