“I Was Very Suicidal”: Rising Prospect Sharing How a Loss Helped Her Overcome Depression Leaves Renowned Boxing Promoter Impressed

Published 03/15/2023, 8:00 AM EDT

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Increasingly, athletes across a broad spectrum of sports have been opening up about their struggles with mental health. Demons lurking deep inside the mind have tormented even elite athletes. However, the stigma prevented them from speaking up. But over the years, a culture of acceptance finally enables sports personalities to talk about their challenges. From Naomi Osaka to Tyson Fury, renowned sports celebrities have opened up about taking the bull by the horns. Recently, Super Welterweight boxer Logan Holler took to social media where she spoke about her thoughts and mental health issues.

The South Carolina-born orthodox boxer started her professional journey in 2014 and has participated in thirteen fights, out of which she won nine. In her latest fight, she fought Briton Hannah Rankin at Wolverhampton. It was a closely contested fight, and the American boxer lost by points. But, though she went through many apprehensions and doubts, she decided to stay put and go through the toil to kill her inner demons.

Logan Holler, a born-fighter


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Her courageous words found immediate support across the corners. So the day before yesterday, Logan Holler posted a message on Instagram, “Thank you to @team_rankin for the opportunity to share a ring and thank you @dsboxinggym @derik_santos_boxing for being an amazing coach 💚🙏🏻 I can’t say it enough how great God is.”

Her post ran to six pages and started by saying,Thank you to everyone who has been supporting me through this journey! Even though it wasn’t the result we wanted, I’m so glad we had this fight. Going into this training camp, my mental health was at an all-time low, and I was very suicidal. I knew taking this fight would help me get out of the darkness and have something to fight for…

On the second page, she thanked a few who immensely helped her during her ordeal. Finally, the message ends on the third page with her expressing gratitude to God.

Lou DiBella, the sixty-two-year-old founder of DiBella Entertainment, is well known for promoting women’s boxing. He maintains an active presence on Twitter and regularly shares messages and posts related to boxing and other worthy causes. He recently appreciated former champion Mikaela Mayer’s decision to move up a division and fight a formidable opponent.

Lou DiBella joins many to cheer Logan Holler

Coming across Logan Holler’s story, he immediately responded, lauding her courage and determination.

Adding to that, he also shared helpline details so that those needing assistance could immediately reach out for help.

The renowned promoter understands the predicament and the hardships of all those who suffer from mental issues. His younger brother John was twenty-five when he took his own life, as reported by Ring TV.


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Given their exposure and the number of expectations they carry, athletes have started talking about mental ill-health more than ever. Perhaps it’s about time everyone understands that they are, in the end, humans too.


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Jaideep R Unnithan

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After completing 18 years in the corporate sector, Jaideep decided to make a move out of the comfort zone and follow his heart's calling to becoming a writer. His understanding of Boxing began with Iron Mike's debut as an 18 year old in 1985. Like anyone and everyone else, he holds Muhammad Ali as the greatest, though his personal favorite remains the 'PacMan' Manny Pacquiao for his speed and sheer toughness.

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