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LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. K. C. Jones Jersey . -- Hall of Fame boxer Bobby Chacon died Wednesday under hospice care for dementia. He was 64.Riverside County coroners Sgt. Brent Seacrest said Chacon died at his home with his family present at his bedside.Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2005, the former WBC featherweight and super featherweight champion went 59-7-1 with 47 knockouts in a 16-year pro career. The Southern California native engaged in numerous memorable fights, including victories over rival Rafael Bazooka Limon, Cornelius Boza-Edwards, Danny Lopez and Ruben Olivares.He also beat future trainer Freddie Roach and lost to Alexis Arguello and Ray Boom Boom Mancini.One of the most exciting fighters in the history of the West Coast, an amazing blood-and-guts brawler who took on the best fighters in three divisions, said Ricky Farris, president of the West Coast Boxing Hall of Fame.Born on Nov. 28, 1951, Chacon was nicknamed Schoolboy because he turned pro while studying at Cal State Northridge, a university near his birthplace in Pacoima on the north end of the San Fernando Valley.His charismatic fighting style and good looks made him a fixture on the California boxing scene from his pro debut in 1972, fighting 20 times at the Forum in Inglewood and nine times at the Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles.At just 22 in 1974, Chacon stopped Venezuelas Alfredo Marcano in the ninth round at the Olympic to take the featherweight title. In 1980, Chacon outpointed Limon in Sacramento for the 130-pound title in the fighters wildly entertaining fourth matchup.With profound sadness I have learned that our dear champion Bobby Chacon passed away this morning, World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman said on Twitter. May God have him now. RIP.Chacons successes were usually followed by struggles, either caused by superior opponents or his own demons.Bobbys life was not one without struggle and tragedy, but I pray he has now found peace in eternal rest, said retired boxing great Oscar De La Hoya. He accomplished much for the sport of boxing and will be dearly missed.Chacon lost his WBC featherweight title to Olivares in 1975 after struggling badly to make weight, disappointing a Forum crowd that generated a then-record for boxing gate revenue in California. Chacon also lost to Nicaraguan great Arguello in a WBC super featherweight title fight in 1979 before losing a second shot at the same title against Boza-Edwards in 1981.Chacon had his most memorable rivalry with Limon, the Mexican super featherweight. The two fought four times over seven years from 1975-82, with Chacon taking a 2-1-1 edge in the series by winning a unanimous decision for the WBC 130-pound title in December 1982.Chacon endured horrible personal tragedies both during and after his career.His wife, Valerie, killed herself in March 1982, but the boxer elected to fight the next day, stopping Salvador Ugalde in the third round in Sacramento. His son, Bobby Jr., also was killed in 1991 in a shooting attributed to gang violence.After his career ended in June 1988, Chacons memory, health and fortunes all faded. He showed numerous signs of pugilistic dementia and struggled with substance abuse, but still occasionally made public appearances at local boxing cards.Chacon graduated from San Fernando High School. He will be inducted into the West Coast Boxing Hall of Fame on Sept. 25. Boston Celtics Gear . MORITZ, Switzerland -- Fog prevented downhill racers from getting their Olympic dress rehearsal. Gordon Hayward Jersey . Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey last Sunday. The fine is the fourth this season for Goldson. He was fined $30,000 for a hit on the New York Jets Jeff Cumberland in Week 1. https://www.cheapceltics.com/202n-rajon-rondo-jersey-celtics.html .2 billion agreement with Rogers Communications for the leagues broadcast and multimedia rights. WIMBLEDON, London -- Roger Federer has been denied a record eighth title here by Novak Djokovic the past two summers. His path to history may just be about to open up.Djokovic was on course to meet the Swiss in the semifinals this time, but will first have to dig himself out from two sets down to Sam Querrey?when their rain-delayed third-round match resumes Saturday.I know we get carried away, we think its impossible to beat him [Djokovic], all these things, Federer, who blitzed Daniel Evans 6-4, 6-2, 6-2, told a press conference. Clearly hes beatable. Its not impossible.He cannot win straight 200 matches in tennis. Its not possible. Youre going to have your losses. But he hasnt lost. Thats the great thing for him. He can fight his way out of it.It will be a different day tomorrow. Maybe very windy, a different game. Its still a long way away for Sam to get it done, especially with Novaks track record right now in the slams. They both know that. It will be an interesting match from now on clearly, to see how Novak is going to come back from this.Here under the Centre Court roof, the 17-time Grand Slam champion made quick work of his second British opponent in as many matches, having ended the Marcus Willis fairytale.Federer can now put his feet up for two days -- which could prove a big advantage after the All England Club announced there would be play on Middle Sunday for the first time since 2004 with some second-round matches still to be completed due to rain.I might take a day off tomorrow just because I can, he quipped. Im sorry, I have to take them when I can. Im an old guy. Im looking forward to it.On Sunday Ill practice with more intensity, to keep that intensity, play points, go to the gym again. Tomorrow its relax, and Monday hopefully Ill have great energy when I come back.The 34-year-old needs the rest -- his body simply hasnt allowed him to get going this season. First there was the knee surgery in March after a freak accident when he was bathing his children, then a bad back ruled him out of the French Open, breaking his streak of playing in 65 consecutive majors.But here he reminded everyone watching that this is still his housse -- Evans simply couldnt touch him. Antoine Walker Jersey. .Evans, who matched his best run at a Grand Slam, didnt have an RF on his shirt like world No.772 Willis did on Wednesday, but he seemed just as overawed by Federer in the early stages.Federer had enjoyed the exhibition feel of his match against Willis, when for once he wasnt the clear crowd favourite on Centre Court, but it was strictly business on Friday evening. He raced into a 4-0 lead in the opening set, and though Evans pegged him back to 4-3, he was able to close it out.He repeated the trick at the start of the second set by winning the first four games and never looked back as he eased to tour-level win No.150 on grass, as he bids to become the oldest man in the Open Era to win Wimbledon.Its been fun playing against Marcus and Dan, Federer told the BBC. Theyre both talented players and I wish them well for the future. I didnt do the draw, someone else did. But its always a pleasure playing local guys.Once again, Andy Murray is the last British man standing in SW19, and Federer could meet him in the final. Hes far away in the draw so I wont be playing him for a while, he added with a smile.Evans can be proud of his efforts besides the defeat. The 26-year-old from Birmingham, England is now set to enter the worlds top 80, which would be a career-high ranking. It it just reward for his hard work over the last 18 months.The man Murray has referred to as a cheeky chappie has admitted he still likes a night out, but he just does it at the right time. Just over a year ago he was outside the worlds top 700, having fallen in the first round of Wimbledon qualifying.I might never get a chance to play him again, Evans told a press conference. Ill never forget playing him on Centre Court. Ill treasure every memory.?It didnt go my way. It was a bit one-sided. But it wont be the last time I get on a good court, I dont think. I just want to be in these tournaments, in the main draw. Youve got to get through to come and get on these courts, to get the chance to play Federer. ' ' '
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