Juan Bobo History Lesson: Jose Chegüi Torres

Posted: July 17, 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 Pasdtrano: 

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  1. Wito Pacheco says:

    Chegui fue tremendo campeon.

  2. Joe Sanchez says:

    Jose Chegui Torres was a true champion both in the ring and out.

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