The passing of legendary footballer Diego Maradona shocked the whole world. News broke out that the iconic number 10 from Argentina lost his life to a cardiac arrest after only recently undergoing a surgery for a blood clot in his brain. Tributes poured in from the whole sporting world, including many star boxers.
Here’s how the boxing community reacted to the shocking news of Diego Maradona :
The Hand of God, Maradona has left us. In 86 we both won our championships. They use to compare the two of us. He was one of my hero’s and a friend. I respected him so much. He will be greatly missed. pic.twitter.com/E5j6DSfJas
— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) November 25, 2020
RIP King ???? pic.twitter.com/ET9nuRewc0
— Tony Bellew (@TonyBellew) November 25, 2020
Maradona you were a real hero and a footballing legend. One of the greatest at what you did and you did things your way. An amazing talent on the pitch and you brought joy to so many, by inspiring them to play the beautiful game of football. You’ll be remembered as a great. RIP???????? pic.twitter.com/UwDxTdKPTm
— Derek Chisora ???? (@DerekWarChisora) November 25, 2020
En una villa nació fue deseo de Dios crecer y sobrevivir a la humilde expresión enfrentar la adversidad con afán de ganarse a cada paso la vida en un potrero forjó una zurda inmortal con experiencia sedienta ambición de ganar soñaba ganar un mundial⚽️ GRANDE DIEGO RIP???????? Estoy????☹️
— Jorge Arce (@TraviesoArce) November 25, 2020
— Julio César Chávez (@Jcchavez115) November 25, 2020
There were also others who reacted to the news of Diego Maradona
— Kell Brook (@SpecialKBrook) November 25, 2020
Football was the first sport I ever loved,
Diego Maradona was my first ever idol.
An absolute genius with a football.
Mexico ‘86 & this goal will always be one of my stand out memories of watching sport.
RIP to a true God of football. ????????#maradona #football pic.twitter.com/tFVy7TOrCm
— Dave Coldwell (@davidcoldwell) November 25, 2020
RIP Diego Maradona! ???????? ????
— Kal Yafai (@iam_yafai) November 25, 2020
Descanse en paz, Diego Armando Maradona.
Leyenda del futbol mundial.
Dios lo tenga en toda su gloria. pic.twitter.com/DEJijc4AO2
— Mauricio Sulaiman (@wbcmoro) November 25, 2020
Clearly, the loss of the sporting icon sent shock waves throughout all sports. Maradona was adored throughout the world and will be remembered forever. One of the greatest footballers to ever live; he also had the personality to match.