Juan Bobo History Lesson: Jose Chegüi Torres

Posted: March 12, 2013 in Recent Posts
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Juan Bobo History Lesson:

Jose Chegüi Torres

Jose Chegüi Torres was the world’s light heavyweight boxing champion during the mid-1960’s. He compiled a record of 41-3-1 with 29 wins by knockout, and won a silver medal in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics.

He was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico and was buried there after a fruitful 73 years.

Chegüi was also a newspaper columnist, and he wrote Sting Like a Bee, a biography of Muhammad Ali, and a biography of Mike Tyson called Fire and Fear.

Chegüi was a much-beloved man who would give you the shirt off his back, and often did. He was always generous with his time, his friendship, and his spirit.

Here is a video of Chegüi winning the light heavyweight title from Willie Pastrano: 

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  1. Pedro Vidal Diaz says:

    Jose Cheguii Torres fue tremendo hombre, una gran persona.

  2. Joe Sanchez says:

    As in the movie “Body and Soul” { 1947 } starring John Garfield, to become a great and caring champion, and not sell your soul, one has to do the right thing, no matter who your opponent is inside or outside the ring. Jose Chegui Torres was such a champion. God bless his soul.

  3. Migdalia Bernal says:

    Chegüi was a great fighter and you’re right, he was a good and generous man.

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