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22nd Apr '17 7:35:29 PM nombretomado
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* Part of Bobby Jacks' backstory in ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' is that he accidentally killed an opponent in a boxing match.

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* Part of Bobby Jacks' backstory in ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' is that he accidentally killed an opponent in a boxing match.
21st Feb '17 1:25:06 AM Alvin
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* A major plot point in ''Film/TheQuietMan''. John Wayne's character killed a man in the ring and swore off boxing forever. He also decides that money is simply not worth fighting over, afterall what good does it do to die or live with killing someone else over money? Because of this belief, he refuses to physically fight for the dowry his Irish wife should inherit, not fully understanding the importance of it to her as a symbol. If not for this, the cross-country donnybrook with his churlish brother-in-law would have probably happened in the first reel, instead of the finale.

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* A major plot point in ''Film/TheQuietMan''. John Wayne's character killed a man in the ring and swore off boxing forever. He also decides that money is simply not worth fighting over, afterall after all, what good does it do to die or live with killing someone else over money? Because of this belief, he refuses to physically fight for the dowry his Irish wife should inherit, not fully understanding the importance of it to her as a symbol. If not for this, the cross-country donnybrook with his churlish brother-in-law would have probably happened in the first reel, instead of the finale.



* One season of ''Series/{{Oz}}'' features a boxing tourny, climaxing with the death of one of the combatants.

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* One season of ''Series/{{Oz}}'' features a boxing tourny, tourney, climaxing with the death of one of the combatants.
31st Jan '17 9:21:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* Seems to happen in ''Ellery Queen'' but it turns out to be a poisoning disguised as an accidental death.
* Played for laughs in a ''MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' sketch where boxers hit each other so hard that their heads fall off.

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* Seems to happen in ''Ellery Queen'' ''Series/ElleryQueen'' but it turns out to be a poisoning disguised as an accidental death.
* Played for laughs in a ''MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' sketch where boxers hit each other so hard that their heads fall off.
18th Jan '17 5:33:46 AM newsguy95
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* Charlie Mohr was an amateur boxer for the University of Wisconsin-Madison; his death at the 1960 national championships led the NCAA to discontinue the sport.
12th Dec '16 1:27:48 AM KatonRyu
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* Not only boxers and wrestlers are at risk. On July 28th, 1982, fencers Matthias Behr of West Germany and Vladimir Smirnov of the Soviet Union were facing off in the team foil events. Both attacked into each other, and during the action Behr's blade broke, pierced Smirnov's mask, and went [[EyeScream through his eye orbit]] into his brain. Smirnov was kept on life support for nine days so he would not die during the tournament. Since this incident, safety standards have been increased dramatically.
17th Sep '16 2:58:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': There's a story where the corrupt Judges of post-apocalyptic Las Vegas strike a deal with Judge Death (an undead OmnicidalManiac) to participate in several boxing matches in exchange for weapons of mass destruction so he can wipe out humanity. Predictably, every fight only lasts several seconds and ends with a {{Gorn}}y death in the ring.
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17th Sep '16 2:53:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* The book ''Flash Forward'', upon which [[FlashForward2009 the TV series]] was very loosely based, invokes this. One character who didn't have a flash forward was told by someone who heard a report about his death that he had died in the ring, and he goes through the rest of his life wondering how that's going to happen, since he's not really into boxing. [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in the end. Turns out it was the ''ring'' of the particle accelerator at the physics lab where he worked. Someone tried to sabotage it, he went in to try to stop them, and the man had a gun...

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* The book ''Flash Forward'', upon which [[FlashForward2009 [[Series/FlashForward2009 the TV series]] was very loosely based, invokes this. One character who didn't have a flash forward was told by someone who heard a report about his death that he had died in the ring, and he goes through the rest of his life wondering how that's going to happen, since he's not really into boxing. [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in the end. Turns out it was the ''ring'' of the particle accelerator at the physics lab where he worked. Someone tried to sabotage it, he went in to try to stop them, and the man had a gun...
2nd Jul '16 5:11:02 AM gewunomox
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* BobDylan's ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who_Killed_Davey_Moore Who Killed Davey Moore]]'', about the RealLife death of boxer Davey Moore who was knocked out by Sugar Ramos, conducted a few post-game interviews, then collapsed and never regained consciousness.

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* BobDylan's Music/BobDylan's ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who_Killed_Davey_Moore Who Killed Davey Moore]]'', about the RealLife death of boxer Davey Moore who was knocked out by Sugar Ramos, conducted a few post-game interviews, then collapsed and never regained consciousness.
16th May '16 5:13:55 PM animenutcase
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16th May '16 5:09:03 PM animenutcase
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* Considering [[ProWrestlingIsReal the setting]], this is surprisingly rare in ''Manga/TigerMask'', and {{Justified}} by the wrestlers going through [[TrainingFromHell extremely harsh training]] well before being even ''considered'' for stepping on the ring, hence [[MadeOfIron being tough enough to survive it]]. That said, it does sometimes happen, and Tiger's Cave [[InvokedTrope does it on purpose to wrestlers who try to rebel (such as the title character) and those who fail to inflict the intended punishment to traitors, the former being killed on the ring or [[DrivenToSuicide suffering such injuries that they kill themselves]] and the latter being forced to a fight against multiple opponents.
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* Considering [[ProWrestlingIsReal the setting]], this is surprisingly rare in ''Manga/TigerMask'', and {{Justified}} by the wrestlers going through [[TrainingFromHell extremely harsh training]] well before being even ''considered'' for stepping on the ring, hence [[MadeOfIron being tough enough to survive it]]. That said, it does sometimes happen, and Tiger's Cave [[InvokedTrope does it on purpose to wrestlers who try to rebel (such as the title character) and those who fail to inflict the intended punishment to traitors, the former being killed on the ring ring]] or [[DrivenToSuicide suffering such injuries that they kill themselves]] and the latter being forced to a fight against multiple opponents.
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* In one of the stories in ''Manga/ConfidentialConfessions'', the LoveInterest has a HeroicBSOD after his opponent collapses following a match. The opponent's father doesn't hold a grudge, but it doesn't make it easier on him.
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