Bobby Chacon, American world champion boxer, Died at 64

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Bobby Chacon was born on November 28, 1951, and died on September 7, 2016.

He was an American two-time world boxing champion.

He became professional in 1972 and won his first 19 fights, including a win against former champion Jesus Castillo.

After fourteen months into his professional career, Chacon faced world champion Rubén Olivares but lost the bout when Olivares scored a ninth-round knock out.

Following his first defeat against Olivares, Chacon won his next four bouts, then faced off against cross-town rival and future champion Danny Lopez. Chacon outboxed Lopez and stopped him in the ninth round.

He won the vacant WBC Featherweight title by defeating former WBA Junior Lightweight champion Alfredo Marcano in nine rounds at the Grand Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles, on September 7, 1974.

In his first period as a world champion, Chacon got to meet, and like, what many refer to as the sweet life.

Bobby Chacon became an alcoholic, and he loved partying.

Bobby’s clashes with the law became matters of public knowledge, and his life went on a wild downward spiral.

He had a record of 59 wins, 7 losses and 1 no contest, with 47 wins coming by knockout.

Bobby Chacon holds victories over seven other men who held a world title.

And Olivares, Castillo, Lopez, Marcano, Limón, Edwards and Frias.

He died after a fall while in hospice care for dementia.

Bobby Chacon passed away at 64 years old.

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