Don King, on Mike Tyson

"Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter?
He went to prison, not to Princeton."

"To me, boxing is like a ballet, except there's no music
and the dancers hit each other."

Friday, September 9, 2016

Bobby Chacon Dead at 64

Chacon vs Boza-Edwards

Former two-division world champion and Hall of Fame boxer Bobby Chacon, considered one of the most exciting and tragic fighters of his generation, died Wednesday.

Chacon had suffered for years from pugilistic dementia. He was 64.

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman confirmed Chacon’s death on twitter Wednesday afternoon.
Chacon, nicknamed “Schoolboy” for his boyish-looking face, was born on Nov. 28, 1951 in Sylmar, California.

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Boxing record
Total fights 67
Wins 59
Wins by KO 47
Losses 7
Draws 1
No contests 0

In 1982, he was named comeback fighter of the year by Ring magazine. His wins over Limon in 1982 and Edwards in 1983, were both named Ring Magazine fights of the year. In 2003, Chacon was included on Ring Magazine's list of "The 100 Greatest Punchers of All-Time".  In January 2005, Chacon was elected into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
Chacon is referenced in Warren Zevon's song "Boom Boom Mancini" from his 1987 album Sentimental Hygiene. Chacon died on the anniversary of Zevon's death.

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