DIAGORAS - Greece
The Greek was the most famous pugilist of the ancient games. Several times Olympic champion, this fighter was reputed to have never shied away from an opponent. The poet Pindar nicknamed him, "the fair fighter".At the same time as his sons, Damagetos and Akousilaos, became also Olympic champions, he died. His sons paid homage to him by carrying him in triumph. Unfortunately for him, his death meant that he was unable to see his youngest son Dorius become three times Olympic pancratium champion, a fighting event.