NABF super middleweight champion Randie Carver died Tuesday, two days after losing consciousness in a title defense at Harrah's North Kansas City (Mo.) Casino. He was 24.
Carver, who had been in critical condition since undergoing emergency brain surgery late Sunday, went down in the 10th round of a 12-round bout with Kabary Salem.
Meanwhile, Cleveland "Big Cat" Williams, a boxer who was shot by police but recovered to fight Muhammad Ali for the title in 1966, died after being struck by a car in Houston. He was 66.