|Former boxing champ Rocky Lockridge is homeless in Camden|
This is a disgrace for the entire boxing world and yet another reason the sport desperately needs a national commission. We need to start taking care of the warriors who literally invest their hearts and souls into entertaining us.
Nothing should shame us more than a former champ who is literally begging for money on the street.
In case you’re not familiar with Lockridge, he became the WBA Super Featherweight champion in 1984 via spectacular 1st round knockout of Roger Mayweather.
He also held victories over Cornelius Boza Edwards and took part in Ring Magazine’s Fight of the Year in 1988 against Tony Lopez. In 1985, he lost a controversial decision to Puerto Rican legend Wilfredo Gomez in Puerto Rico.
Over the course of his 14 year career, he took on some of the very best, including: Mayweather, Lopez, Edwards, Gomez, Julio Cesar Chavez, Juan La Porte, Rafael Ruelas, Sharmba Mitchell, and Eusebio Pedroza.
Rocky Lockridge finished his career in 1992 with a record of 44-9 (36 KOs)and is ranked as the 11th best Super Featherweight of all time by Boxrec.
Here is a look at Lockridge’s stunning 1st round KO over Mayweather: