When researching this article I made a sad, yet not wholly surprising discovery. Very many boxers struggle after retirement. A number of them suffer from serious health issues, particularly vision, vestibular and brain injuries related to being repeatedly punched in the head, whilst a frightening number had simply died young. A significant number of former boxers also find themselves in financial trouble following retirement, often ending up in bankruptcy. Of the many boxers I researched, at least one in three fell into one of the above categories.