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Who was Antwun Echols? Know his cause of death, obituary and more

Antwun Echols, a former world middleweight contender has sadly died at the age of 51.

Echols made his mark on the boxing world in the late 1990s and early 2000s, having fought some of the toughest competitors in the sport.

The news of his death has sent shockwaves through the industry, and left many mourning the loss of a remarkable athlete.

Keep reading to know more about Antwun Echols, how did Antwun Echols die, Antwun Echols obituary , Antwun Echols cause of death and more.

Antwun Echols
Antwun Echols died at age 52

Who was Antwun Echols?

Antwun Echols born December 4, 1971 Memphis, Tennessee is an American boxer who was a world middleweight contender.

He is mentioned in an episode of the Amazon audiobook Everipedia Boxing Show with Matthew E. O’Neil.

Echols turned professional in 1993 and in 1999 challenged IBF middleweight title holder Bernard Hopkins and he lost via decision. The following year he lost a rematch with Hopkins, this time losing via technical knockout.

In 2001, he had a bout with Charles Brewer in which Echols went down three times in round two, but recovered in round three to score a TKO win to capture the vacant NABA super middleweight title.

In 2003 Echols got another opportunity for a title shot after the WBA super middleweight title was vacated when Sven Ottke was upgraded to ‘Super’ champion status. He battled Anthony Mundine for the vacant title, but lost a close decision.

In 2005, Echols lost an IBF Middleweight Eliminator to Kingsley Ikeke when he was stopped in the tenth round. His final professional boxing match was in 2012. His final professional boxing record is 31-29-4 with 28 knockouts.

Antwun Echols

Outside the ring

On July 30, 2007 in Davenport, Iowa, Echols was shot in the leg while trying to break up a fight.

In 2013, when asked how many children he has, he replied “Twenty-three, I think,” admitting it could be more.

At the time, he was living with his fiancee and four children in Dade City, Florida.

When did Antwun Echols die?

Echols, who was known as “Kid Dynamite” because of his powerful punch, died Sunday in Davenport at the age of 52, according to his former trainer, Leonard Overstreet Sr.

Antwun Echols cause of death?

The world of boxing was rocked by the news of Antwun Echols’ passing. The former middleweight contender died unexpectedly at the age of 52 in his hometown of Davenport, Iowa.

While the exact cause of his death remains unknown, one thing is for certain – Antwun Echols was a formidable force in the ring. With three world title fights under his belt, he cemented his place in boxing history as a big puncher with a tenacious spirit.

Those who knew him personally remember him as a man who approached life with the same passion and dedication that he brought to the sport of boxing. As we mourn his loss, we take comfort in knowing that his legacy will live on. His spirit will continue to inspire generations to come, and his memory will forever be etched in the hearts of those who knew him.

Antwun Echols Obituary

Antwun Echols was a fighter in every sense of the word. He faced great challenges both in and out of the ring and never gave up on his dreams. His life and career remind us that anything is possible with hard work and determination. He will be sorely missed by the boxing world and beyond, but his spirit and legacy will continue to inspire and motivate those who knew and loved him. Rest in peace, Antwun Echols.

GoFundMe: Antwunette Echols is organizing this fundraiser

Hello, as you all know we have lost a father, brother, uncle , cousin , hero , champ and more! Unfortunately we don’t get to forsure when these things are going to happen and nobody was at all prepared. With the responsibility held low unto the children of Antwun, they ask from the community he has given so much to for help laying him to rest.

The goal is no more than half of what it costs and if more received all of a blessing. We ask that at this time even if not a dollar to spare a prayer and we thank you all for your love and support at this time! If you have any questions you may contact anyone of his children or siblings of himself, GOD BLESS.

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