The boxer and wrestler Xavi Moya He died this Saturday in Barcelona at the age of 55 after suffering a motorcycle accident. He was known mainly for his boxing side, since in the mid-90s he achieved the Spanish middleweight championshipin addition to being an amateur from Catalonia, IBF Intercontinental champion and TWBA World champion.
But he not only practiced boxing, a sport in which he debuted in 1992 with a fight in Barcelona against José Manuel Varela, whom he won by KO, he was also a lover of contact sports. He proclaimed European and world kung fu champion in 1990 and 1991 and went nine-time world champion and seven-time European champion in professional full-contactas well as kick-boxing.
He is one of the few boxers in history who has World Champion titles in three different sporting disciplines.
Moya began contact sports at the age of 16 when he was robbed on the street after school, as he himself explained on several occasions.
He retired in 2008 to dedicate himself to training and mentoring new fighters in the Barcelona gym that he managed. His passion for the sport and his way of fighting, with very forceful blows thanks to his exceptional physical shape that he still retained, made him become a reference for new generations of fighters.