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Former boxing champion, Cincinnati native Aaron Pryor dead at age 60

Former boxing champion, Cincinnati native Aaron Pryor dead at age 60


>>ALL THE WAY TO THE END HE WAS STILL TEACHING ME I’M GOING TO MISS MY DADDY. COURTIS: HE CARRIES HIS FATHER’S NAME, NOW AARON PYOR JR. WILL PRESERVE THE LEGACY OF HIS FAMOUS DAD, WHO WAS CONSIDERED THE GREATEST JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHT OF THE CUP — CENTURY.>>TO THIS DAY HE STILL IS THE GREATEST AMATEUR FIGHTER AND THE GREATEST PROFESSIONAL FIGHTER THAT CAME FROM THE CITY. COURTIS: AARON PRYOR FIGHTS WERE LEGENDARY. BEYOND THE RING, HE WAS A CHAMPION FOR ANYONE WHO NEEDED STRENGTH TO BELIEVE AND COME BACK. HIS LIFE SAW THE DARKNESS OF DRUG ADDICTION DIM THE SPOTLIGHT OF FAME AND FORTUNE, BUT HE GAVE HIS LIFE TO GOD AND WOULD BECOME A DEACON IN HIS CHURCH.>>I THINK THAT’S THE MOST INSPIRING THING FOR OUR FAMILY I — FAMILY. I WAS THERE FOR THE BAD AND THE GOOD AND IT’S AMAZING O ME IT WAS MORE AMAZING TO SEE HIS COMEBACK THAT HIS CAREER HIS COMEBACK SHOW HIS TRUE STRENGT COURTIS: THIS OVER THE RHINE GYM IS A TRIBUTE TO THE RICH BOXING TRADITION HERE IN CINCINNATI, AND WHERE THERE’S BOXING THERE’S BUDDY LAURICELLA, — BUDDY LAROSA, AARON’S LONGTIME FRIEND. ACTUALLY AARON’S WIFE FRANKIE USED TO WORK HERE AT CHANNEL 5 MANY YEARS AGO. I’M TOLD FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE PRIVATE. A PUBLIC CELEBRATION OF HIS LIFE

15 thoughts on “Former boxing champion, Cincinnati native Aaron Pryor dead at age 60”

  1. We all knew Aaron Pryor, and liked him very mush.He was one of the best and we all will miss him. Rest in peace. your friend,Garrison.

  2. My favorite fighter in the entire world… one of the greatest days of my life was meeting your dad one day… back in the 90s! God's favor to you and your mom

  3. This dude looks just like his Dad ! Aaron Pryor excited me as a kid. His enthusiasm was contagious I couldn't help but smile and get excited the way he would say Hawk Time and blitz his opponents! One of the best to walk the Earth the legendary Mr. Aaron Pryor RIP !

  4. Pryor and Arguello made history together as two gladiators in the ring. I loved both these guys. Growing up they both made me very proud of them. Two of my many hero’s.

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