The World Boxing Council and its President, Mr. Mauricio Sulaiman, announce one day of mourning after the very sad news of the passing of Bobby Chacon, former World Champion, who died this morning in South California.
Bobby was born in the Sylmar suburb in Los Angeles, California, on November 28, 1951. He starred in several amazing and so memorable fights that made him a boxing star during the 70´s, and an enduring legend forever after.
Bobby fought Chucho Castillo, Ruben Olivares, Danny ‘Coloradito’ Lopez, Alexis Argüello, and Alfredo Marcano, against who he won the WBC featherweight championship. He also held one of the most remembered and admired fights of the decade against Mexican, Rafael ‘Bazooka’ Limón.
We will always remember you as a fantastic champion, but above all, as a great and wonderful person.
All the WBC boxing family prays to God to give all of Bobby’s family and many, many friends solace at this sad time. What a tremendous man we’ve lost!
HALL OF FAME FLIES FLAGS AT HALF-STAFF FOR TWO-DIVISION WORLD CHAMPION BOBBY CHACON
CANASTOTA, NY – SEPTEMBER 7, 2016 – The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced its flags will fly at half-staff in memory of two-division world champion Bobby “Schoolboy” Chacon, who passed away today. He was 64.
2005 Hall of Fame Inductee Bobby Chacon
“One of the West Coast’s top ring attractions, with his all-action, aggressive ring style, Bobby Chacon was a true fan favorite,” said Hall of Fame Executive Director Edward Brophy. “The Hall of Fame joins the worldwide boxing community in mourning his passing and offer our condolences to his family.”
Born November 28, 1951 in Sylmar, CA, Chacon turned pro in Los Angeles in 1972. With explosive punching power, he knocked out 23 of his first 25 opponents. Chacon won world titles in two weight divisions, reigning as WBC featherweight (1974-75) and the WBC super featherweight (1982-83) champion. “Schoolboy” Chacon holds wins over Chucho Castillo, Alfredo Marcano, Rafael “Bazooka” Limon, Freddie Roach, Arturo Frias and Hall of Famers Danny “Little Red” Lopez and Ruben Olivares. His pro records stands at 59-7-1 (47KOs).
In 2005 Chacon was elected into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.