Victory Galindez sits in his corner, beaten, bloody and brutalized, after losing on a TKO in the 13th round to Mike Rossman on September 15, 1978 in New Orleans.
The 22 year-old Rossman opened cuts over both of Galindez’ eyes and the bridge of his nose. Rossman took the WBA light heavyweight title by winning.
A little more than two years later, on October 25, 1980, Galindez, who was forced to retire because of two detached retinas, was killed while pursuing his dream of becoming a race car driver. While waiting for assistance when his race car broke down on the track, another passing car lost control and ran over Galindez, killing him instantly.
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