Former Two-Division Boxing Champ Bobby Chacon Dead at 64

By Mike Sloan Sep 7, 2016
Bobby Chacon was one of the most exciting all-action fighters back in the day, a man known for wading through hell to have his hand raised in triumph. Chacon died on Wednesday at the age of 64.

Various boxing news outlets have reported that Chacon, who suffered from pugilistic dementia, apparently fell and his hit head, though exact details of his untimely passing are unknown at this time.

Chacon captured world titles in two different weight classes. He won the vacant WBC featherweight title in 1974 when he stopped Alfredo Marcano in the ninth. “Schoolboy” defended the title once before losing it to Ruben Olivares. From there, Chacon came up short in bids for the WBC super featherweight title twice – to Alexis Arguello and Cornelius Boza-Edwards – before finally winning the belt against Rafael Limon in 1982.

Chacon eventually moved up to lightweight and challenged Ray Mancini for the WBA lightweight crown, but was knocked out in the third. Chacon never fought for another world title but he ended his career winning seven in a row before walking away for good in ’88.

Chacon finished his illustrious career with an overall record of 59-7-1 with 47 KOs. On top of the two world titles he captured, he was a participant in the “Fight of the Year” twice (Boza-Edwards and Limon) and was the winner of the Ring Magazine Comeback of the Year in 1982. In 2005 he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.


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