Rocky Lockridge, Former Junior Lightweight World Champion, Dies at 60
By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent
Camden, NJ (February 8th, 2019)– Former lineal world junior lightweight champion Rick ‘Rocky’ Lockridge, who gave himself and trainer Lou Duva a world title when he knocked out undefeated Roger Mayweather in 98 seconds to win the World Boxing Association World Junior Lightweight title in February 1984, has died at age 60.
A native of Tacoma, Washington, Lockridge was the 1977 National AAU Amateur Bantamweight champion. He was one of the four Tacoma world champions, the others being Freddie Steele, Leo Randolph and Johnny Bumphus.
Fighting between 1978 and 1992, Lockridge had a record of 44 wins and nine defeats, with 36 knockouts, and was stopped only once. He fought in 12 world title bouts, winning six of them. Lockridge later overcame homelessness and drug addiction to reunite with his son Lamar. His health improved, though he walked with a cane. After a series of strokes, he was placed in hospice care, where was removed from life a week before he passed away.
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