Boxing legend Don Fullmer dies at age 72

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  • UTAH Bill Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 30, 2012 1:49 a.m.

    He was a great role model and will be missed.

  • Dektol Powell, OH
    Jan. 29, 2012 8:59 a.m.

    Don climbed into the ring for the Title fight with Benvenuti, in Nino's hometown, while Don had a 104 temperature. I asked Angelo Curley later why he let Don fight when he was sick. "We've been chasing this chance for years, Don wouldn't have cancelled if he had been in a hearse" was the reply.
    Don Fullmer was one fine person and a great fighter.

  • mohokat Ogden, UT
    Jan. 29, 2012 8:38 a.m.

    Amy thank you for a great story. Tuff must have been one heck of a guy. My condolences to the entire Fullmer Family.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Jan. 29, 2012 8:16 a.m.

    My condolences to all of the Fullmer's, and especially Troy, who is a great friend and lives up to his father's legacy very, very well.

  • Gunner South Jordan, UT
    Jan. 29, 2012 2:16 a.m.

    Amy, thank you so much for writing such a great article about a great man. You have been great to the Fullmers in your coverage of their gym, and the service they provide to the kids in the community. This article perfectly describes Uncle Don and the great person he was. He and Aunt Nedra are one of a kind, and he will be tremendously missed by those close to him and the family. Thank you again for putting so much time into carefully constructing this story.

  • Honor Code Denver, Colorado
    Jan. 28, 2012 11:32 p.m.

    Rest in peace Don Fullmer, you had a great family and labored hard and served well while here on earth! You'll never be forgotten! Condolences to the Fullmer Family!!

  • Mike Richards South Jordan, Utah
    Jan. 28, 2012 9:14 p.m.

    Don Fuller was a great man and a good friend. I had the pleasure of working with both Don and Jay in LDS church assignments and visiting both of them in their homes. Gene lived just a few yards away from Don, but that put him in a different city and in a different LDS ward.

    Right after my family moved to South Jordan, our priesthood group had the assignment to move benches at 3:00 a.m. so that the carpet could be replaced. Don put his arm around my shoulder and said, "Hey buddy, Jay and I will pick you up. Okay?" They did.

    Years later, when two of my sons were beginning to wonder and wander, Don and Jay invited them to join them at their boxing gym. It changed their lives. They stopped wondering and wandering.

    Don was a great man, who was kind and giving. He was a great example to me of what a father should be and how a man should act. He's left behind a wonderful wife and family.

    He will be missed.