Ex-WBC Champ Bobby Chacon, Great Warrior, Dies at Age 64
By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent
Former World Boxing Council Featherweight and Super Featherweight champion Bobby ‘Schoolboy’ Chacon, who battled Ruben Olivares, Danny Lopez, Alexis Arguello, Cornelius Boza-Edwards, Rafael Bazooka Limon, Freddie Roach, Arturo Frias, Rafael Solis, and Ray Mancini during a distinguished ring career between 1972 and 1978, has died at age 64 at a Hemet Care Facility in California. A longtime resident of San Fernando Valley, Chacon had suffered a head injury Wednesday at the facility, and did not recover.
Chacon had a career record of 59-7-1 with 47 knockouts. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2005, and will be inducted into the West Coast Boxing Hall of Fame in September 2016. Chacon fought in Arizona, Florida, Hawaii, California, Mexico and Nevada. Most of his bouts were in California, and has brutal and bloody slugfest wars remain timeless classics from the old 15 round titular era. Health wise Bobby did not have it easy for the past 25 years, due to the violent nature of his many ring wars. Bobby retained his familiar smile and remained a fan favorite at frequent public appearances.
Chacon’s knockdown of champion Rafael Bazooka Limon in the final seconds of round 15 to win the WBC Super Featherweight title at the very end of the bout remains a fan favorite. Two judges gave Chacon the bout by one point. Chacon came off the canvas in rounds 3 and 10 to win the title, his fourth confrontation with Limon. Click here to watch it on YouTube, amazing bout!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TtedtNpRII