Boxer who beat two world champions died after ‘falling backwards’ outside pub

Boxer who beat two world champions died after ‘falling backwards’ outside pub

When he was younger, John Fallon competed as an amateur boxer. The 63-year-old even defeated former world champion Johnny Nelson, but he tragically passed away after falling in a local bar.

After falling outside a bar, a renowned former boxer who defeated two world champions passed away.

At the Barham Pub in Bilton Grange, Hull, John Fallon, 63, experienced the sad accident in January.

He fell backward and hit his head while leaving the bar and was taken to the Hull Royal Infirmary.

An inquest into the death of John, who had defeated former world champion Johnny Nelson in the ring, was held this week. John passed away four months after the event.

The inquest learned that he was hospitalized after sustaining a severe head injury and underwent several procedures as a result.

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Before his condition worsened and he was placed in palliative care before his death, Fallon had seemed to be getting better around the beginning of March.

“John was such a nice man, he was a large man, and he made a great impact on the lives of so many people,” said Carole Wilkinson, his partner of more than 21 years.

Before his condition worsened and he was placed in palliative care before his death, Fallon had seemed to be getting better around the beginning of March.

“John was such a nice man, he was a large man, and he made a great impact on the lives of so many people,” said Carole Wilkinson, his partner of more than 21 years.

“He was larger than life and lived it to the fullest. He was strong both physically and in terms of character, and he certainly kept me on my toes.

“I honestly thought he was going to get well, but with every infection we lost a little more of him until it was too late.

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He had two children of his own and loved being a dad and a grandfather, even though he did not get to spend as much time with them as he would have liked. He was also very close to and adored by my children and grandchildren.

John had arthritis, which had made him unsteady, and he frequently fell over, especially after consuming alcohol. He also suffered angina and type 2 diabetes.

John yet “dismissed” any connections between his problems and his previous boxing career.

The local coroner, Lorraine Harris, confirmed that the fall was what killed him and that it was an accident.

“While John passed away a few months later in the hospital, I concur that the fall was the cause of death,” she stated.

source:nsemwokrom.com