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    Default Bobby Chacon vs. David Sotello ~ "The Riot at The Forum"

    February 25, 1976

    The Forum ~ Inglewood, California

    * Bobby Chacon - 29-3-0 {27 KO's} ~ 5' 5 1/2" ~ 131 lbs. ~ {Age; 24 years, 3 months}
    vs.
    * David Sotello - 39-10-2 {22 KO's} ~ 5' 7" ~ 131 lbs. ~ {Age; 27 years, 6 months}
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ~ The Skinny ~

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    Default Re: Bobby Chacon vs. David Sotello ~ "The Riot at The Forum"

    Bobby 'Schoolboy' Chacon

    Bobby was in the midst of a comeback.

    Bobby, after winning the WBC Featherweight Champion on September 7, 1974 > made
    'one' successful Title Defense in March 1975.

    The, Bobby was upset { L KO 2 } by former Bantamweight and Featherweight Champion -
    Ruben Olivares on June 20, 1975.

    Bobby came back with 'one-win', but then was embarrassed { L Dec 10} by little-known
    Mexican - Rafael 'Bazooka' Limon on December 7, 1975.

    After that loss > 'The Schoolboy' {Age; 24} was written off > as 'washed up' and troubled.

    But, Bobby rebounded in early-1976 and came back with '2-Straight' wins.

    Bobby Chacon >

    "I just forgot to keep up with my training, and partied too much. I let my head get 'too big',
    and I took Ruben Olivares too lightly back in June 1975. He caught me early, and put me away."

    "I wanted to retire, and I didn't have a bout for 5-Months. Then I got an offer to got to Hawaii
    to have a couple of bouts, and try to challenge WBA Super-Featherweight Champion - Ben Villaflor.
    But, I only had '1-Bout' there {November 18th} and decided to come back home to California."

    "The loss to Rafael Limon was just one of those things. I had a bad Night in Mexicali, because
    I ate too many Eggs for Breakfast that day before the fight. My stomach was aching all day,
    and when I walked into the Ring I was in so much pain. I don't know how I went 10-Rounds
    down there."

    "Now, I feel much better at 131 lbs., and I have the option of going after the Junior-Lightweight
    and/or Lightweight titles."
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    Default Re: Bobby Chacon vs. David Sotello ~ "The Riot at The Forum"

    David "The Sniper' Sotello

    From Guadalara, Mexico.

    'The Sniper' who had been campaigning since 1966 was a 10-Year Professional. The Mexican
    was a straight forward rushing aggressive fighter, who had no se for defense.

    David was 'wild', but was a tough-cookie who came to fight.

    With a record of 39-10-2 {22 KO's}, David was coming off a 'Hell of a Performance' in giving
    WBC Featherweight Champion - David Kotey a battle in Accra, Ghana only 2-months earlier
    on December 21, 1975.

    It was a 10-Round 'non-title' bout that saw Sotello give the African-boxer everything that he
    wanted for the entire bout in an exciting thriller. Only a 'rally' in Rounds 7 and 10,
    saved Kotey from a defeat in his home country.

    David was also a streaky-fighter, where from > April 1971 -thru- April 1973 > he went unbeaten in
    '17-Bouts' by going 15-0-2 with {10 KO's}

    In his most current winning streak from > August 1974 -thru- August 1975 > Sotello went 8-0-0
    with 4 KO's. But in his last '3-Bouts', David has lost all of them by 10-Round Decision.
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    Default Re: Bobby Chacon vs. David Sotello ~ "The Riot at The Forum"

    Wednesday ~ February 25, 1976

    The Forum ~ Inglewood, California

    Attendance ............. 7894
    Gate Receipts ........ $98,000

    Bobby Chacon {left} digs a right-hand into the mid-section of David Sotello.

    Bobby {131 lbs.} got off to a good start early, by scoring to the body with right-hooks, and to the
    mid-section with straight right-hands, mixed in with poking left-jabs to the face of the clumsy
    and awkward Mexican.

    David Sotello {131 lbs.} though getting out-punched, continued to press forward, and slung left-hooks
    from the upper-deck, which all had missed.

    By the end of Round 5, 'The Schoolboy' was pitching a shut-out, as he landed with regularity with
    left-right punches, while waving to the fans at Ringside, each time after he landed a good punch.

    David Sotello continued to miss with wild left-hooks and pole-axe right-hands, but he was a 'game'
    trial-horse.

    In Round 6, a cheerful Bobby Chacon 'waved' to the crowd of 7894 and his family at Ringside, while
    easily out-boxing Sotello from the outside.

    Between Rounds 6 and 7, Bobby 'chatted' with the fans at Ringside, and smiled to the celebrities,
    like it was 'easy-and-routine' business on stage.

    In the opposite corner, the plodding David Sotello who had been clearly out-boxed over the first 6-Rounds
    was still full-of-energy, as his small group of 200 supporters were still cheering him on.


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    Default Re: Bobby Chacon vs. David Sotello ~ "The Riot at The Forum"

    Coming out for Round 7, Bobby Chacon was pitching a shut-out on all '3' Scorecards.

    The bout had been an easy 'piece-of-cake'.

    Bobby had landed with nearly all of his punches on his over-matched opponent >
    Left-jabs, left-hooks, 'left-right' combinations, and right-hands to the mid-section.

    But David Sotello was still there. Over 6-Rounds, Sotello must have thrown nearly
    200-Punches, and still had yet to land with a decent punch.

    Before Round 7 started, Bobby was 'smiling' and waving to everybody at The Forum.

    Round 7

    Again it was easy going for Bobby, as he peppered the 'wild-swinging' and raw-fighting
    David Sotello with left-jabs. mixed in with a few 'left-right' combinations.

    But by the mid-way session in the Round, Bobby started to get 'cocky'. Instead of boxing
    smartly, Bobby lowed his guard and started playing around.

    It was like Bobby wanted to give Sotello a chance. Now the Mexican was able to get in a little
    closer, and was finally able to land with a few glancing blows.

    Still, Bobby was in control, and backed to the Ropes where he did a little 'Rope-A-Dope',
    and played to the crowd while Sotello moved in and flung-in awkward punches.

    Sotello did enough work in this Round to make it 'Even', as Bobby did 'nothing' over the
    second-half of the Round as he played to the crowd of 7894 while leaning on the Ropes.

    Scorecards thru 7 Rounds
    * Referee - Chuck Hassett ....... 8-0
    * Judge - Lou Filippo .............. 6-0
    * Judge - Richard Steele ......... 6-0
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    Default Re: Bobby Chacon vs. David Sotello ~ "The Riot at The Forum"

    Round 8

    ~ Very Controversial ~

    Bobby again was in control early, and boxed from the outside by mixing in left-jabs from
    the perimeter.

    Each time that Sotello tried to move forward and in close, Bobby would fire in a right-hand
    to the mid-section to stall Sotello's efforts.

    But by the mid-way point in the Round, Bobby was suddenly not moving at all, and was
    staying stationary at Center-Ring while looking for 'one-punch'.

    This allowed Sotello to edge in closer, where he attempted his 'wide-hooks'.

    It now looked as if Bobby was 'trying-to-cruise', as his legs suddenly looked heavy.

    By the {1:50 Mark}, the Mexican was now on the offensive, by throwing looping-punches, as
    Bobby 'rolled' and blocked the incoming 'telegraphed hooks'.

    As Bobby defended, Sotello kept throwing, though most of his punches were either blocked
    or avoided by Bobby as he swayed or ducked.

    Then it happened >

    At the {2:03 Mark} > David Sotello came in with a 'right-left' into Chacon's body. Instead of stepping
    back, Bobby tried to counter with a right-hand to the mid-section {a counter-punch that he had
    landed successfully the previous '100' other times he threw it in this bout}.

    As Bobby came in with the straight right-hand, his left-guard was down and his face was exposed.

    David Sotello then countered with a 'slashing right-hand' that caught Bobby over his left-eye, which
    immediately 'ripped' open a cut on the eye-brow, as well as momentarily 'stunning' Chacon.

    Bobby then 'froze', and for some reason he lowered his guard to see what his opponent was doing.

    Then quickly, David Sotello came in with a 'tremendous' wide left-hook which landed 'flush' on
    Bobby's chin at the {2:08 Mark}.

    'Boom' > The punch landed, and sent Bobby down and 'tumbling' over backwards at
    left-side Center-Ring.

    It took Referee - Chuck Hassett a good '4-Seconds', before he moved in and started to
    give Bobby a count.

    At first it looked like Bobby Chacon 'was out'. But Bobby struggled mightily, and just barely
    got to his feet at the '9-Count' from Referee - Chuck Hassett {thanks to the delay in starting
    the count}.

    When Bobby got up, he was 'out-on-his-feet'.

    The Mexican fans were going crazy, as it was clear that the Referee took a long time to
    'slow-count' Bobby. {Most calculated the count to be '13-Seconds'}.

    Then the controversy >

    As a 'badly-dazed' and wobbly-knee'd Chacon got up, he also a 'bad-cut' over his left-eye.

    Immediately > Referee - Chuck Hassett slowly looked over the cut for a good 10-Seconds, before
    calling 'Time' at the {2:32 Mark}.

    Then he walked 'a still dazed' Chacon over to the Ringside Physician to have the cut over his
    left-eye examined.

    It took the Ringside Physician a good 30-Seconds to look over the cut, before allowing the
    bout to continue.

    When the bout resumed, the Time Clock picked up the action at the {2:32 Mark}, and Bobby
    had regained some of his balance.

    For David Sotello, he had lost precious time {a good 40-Seconds} in his chance to put a
    'badly dazed' Chacon away.

    As soon as Referee - Chuck Hassett said 'BOX', the Mexican tore into the still 'groggy' Chacon
    with a 'barrage'.

    Bobby was driven into the Ropes where he covered up, as Sotello flung left-hooks and
    overhand-rights and 'lathered' Bobby's gloves which were in front of his face. Several of
    the punches got through to Bobby's head.

    Just as Sotello had Chacon ready to 'topple' at the {2:47 Mark}, the Mexican lost his mouthpiece.

    Referee - Chuck Hassett called 'Time', and picked up the mouthpiece and had it rinsed off
    by David Sotello's cornerman.

    When the action resumed, a good 20-Seconds had passed.

    With 13-Seconds left, Bobby instinctively moved off the Ropes and into Sotello, in an attempt
    to swarm him and prevent the Mexican from getting in any more 'free' head shots.

    Bobby tried to 'grab-and-hold', but he was 'rocked again' as he was nailed by a looping right-hand to
    the head.

    At the end of the Round, the Mexican supporters of David Sotello were roaring with chants of
    'May-Hee-Co'.
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    Default Re: Bobby Chacon vs. David Sotello ~ "The Riot at The Forum"

    Between Rounds 8 and 9 >

    A 'frantic' Chacon Corner attempted to revive Bobby by pouring ice-cold water
    over his head and down his back.

    The cut-man applied gobs of Vaseline over the cut on his left eye-brow.

    In David Sotello's corner, they were excited, as the supporters behind his corner
    were cheering 'May-Hee-Co'.

    They told their fighter to go out a 'finish' Chacon.

    Round 9

    The Mexican came out swinging, as a 'still groggy' Chacon teetered on wobbly-knee's.

    Bobby immediately moved to the back Ropes, and covered up with both gloves up. Sotello came in
    punching, and threw punches from awkward angles, both 'high-and-low'.

    By the {0:45 Mark}, Bobby had appeared to clear the 'cobwebs in his head', and started
    to punch back with left-hooks while moving to his right, to the back-left Ropes.

    But David Sotello was still there 'flinging' clumsy hooks, as he kept Bobby pinned on the
    back-left Ropes for a good 50-Seconds.

    Bobby Chacon was surviving 'purely-on-instinct'.

    Just as Sotello was blasting-away, Bobby snuck off the Ropes and backed out to Center-Ring,
    at the {1:45 Mark} as Sotello missed with his wild-swings.

    Sotello continued to move in close, and slammed away with hard 'right-left' punches to
    Chacon's body.

    The Mexican was looking for a 'home-run punch' which would end it, but suddenly at the
    {2:10 Mark} Bobby Chacon came alive.

    Bobby then went 'toe-to-toe' with Sotello.

    The action was 'even' over the last-minute of Round 9, as Bobby looked to have regrouped
    and regained his balance, despite taking a few solid punches to the head and getting shellacked
    over the first 2-Minutes of Round 9.
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    Default Re: Bobby Chacon vs. David Sotello ~ "The Riot at The Forum"

    Scorecards after 9-Rounds

    * Referee - Chuck Hassett ...... 8-3 {Bobby Chacon}
    * Judge - Lou Filippo ............. 6-3 {Bobby Chacon}
    * Judge - Richard Steele ........ 6-2 {Bobby Chacon}

    Coming out for Round 10 > all that Bobby Chacon had to do was survive, to win.

    In the corner, Joe Ponce {Manager for Bobby Chacon} told his fighter to move, and
    keep circling to the left and away from David Sotello's left-hook.

    And that if Sotello gets in close, grab him and hold on until the Referee has to 'rip'
    your arms off him.

    Round 10

    At the Bell >

    Bobby came out of his Corner, and 'foolishly' moved to Center-Ring to trade.

    The Mexican - David Sotello came out 'winging', and immediately went to attack-mode.

    In the corner, Manager - Joe Ponce was 'screaming' at Bobby >
    "Move Bobby, move. 'Fucking' move. Get away from him."

    But Bobby 'instinctively' went to fighting, and started to trade with the 'still aggressive'
    Mexican.

    Both traded punches for the first {20-Seconds}, and then >

    Sotello landed a good 'looping right-hand' to the head, and Bobby wobbled backwards
    to the back-left Corner at the {0:25 Mark}.

    Sotello moved in fast with a 'barrage-of-punches' to the head and body, as Bobby sagged into
    the Ring-Post.

    Then Sotello shot in a left-hook to the face, and Bobby's knee's buckled. Chacon was in 'serious'
    trouble at the {0:40 Mark}.

    The David Sotello supporters were now in a 'frency' screaming .... 'May-Hee-Co'.

    Referee - Chuck Hassett took a good look at Chacon at the {0:50 Mark}, but made no move.

    The 'clumsy-punching' Sotello continued to 'whack away', and at the {1:20 Mark} he caught
    Bobby with a 'slashing right-hook' to the left-eye, opening up the cut more as blood flowed
    down Bobby's left-cheek.
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    Default Re: Bobby Chacon vs. David Sotello ~ "The Riot at The Forum"

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Paxtom View Post
    Scorecards after 9-Rounds

    * Referee - Chuck Hassett ...... 8-3 {Bobby Chacon}
    * Judge - Lou Filippo ............. 6-3 {Bobby Chacon}
    * Judge - Richard Steele ........ 6-2 {Bobby Chacon}

    Coming out for Round 10 > all that Bobby Chacon had to do was survive, to win.

    In the corner, Joe Ponce {Manager for Bobby Chacon} told his fighter to move, and
    keep circling to the left and away from David Sotello's left-hook.

    And that if Sotello gets in close, grab him and hold on until the Referee has to 'rip'
    your arms off him.

    Round 10

    At the Bell >

    Bobby came out of his Corner, and 'foolishly' moved to Center-Ring to trade.

    The Mexican - David Sotello came out 'winging', and immediately went to attack-mode.

    In the corner, Manager - Joe Ponce was 'screaming' at Bobby >
    "Move Bobby, move. 'Fucking' move. Get away from him."

    But Bobby 'instinctively' went to fighting, and started to trade with the 'still aggressive'
    Mexican.

    Both traded punches for the first {20-Seconds}, and then >

    Sotello landed a good 'looping right-hand' to the head, and Bobby wobbled backwards
    to the back-left Corner at the {0:25 Mark}.

    Sotello moved in fast with a 'barrage-of-punches' to the head and body, as Bobby sagged into
    the Ring-Post.

    Then Sotello shot in a left-hook to the face, and Bobby's knee's buckled. Chacon was in 'serious'
    trouble at the {0:40 Mark}.

    The David Sotello supporters were now in a 'frency' screaming .... 'May-Hee-Co'.

    Referee - Chuck Hassett took a good look at Chacon at the {0:50 Mark}, but made no move.

    The 'clumsy-punching' Sotello continued to 'whack away', and at the {1:20 Mark} he caught
    Bobby with a 'slashing right-hook' to the left-eye, opening up the cut more as blood flowed
    down Bobby's left-cheek.
    Bobby was 'rocked', but he was able to get off the Ropes, and moved out sideways to
    Center-Ring at the {1:30 Mark}.

    Sotello then came 'barreling-in' head-first, and drove his head into Bobby's chest, sending
    Chacon flying backwards across the Ring and into the right-side Ropes.

    Bobby immediately covered up, as Sotello came in with winging-hooks to the head. Bobby
    was able to 'roll-with-the-punches', and looked to be able to withstand the onslaught while
    pinned on the Ropes.

    But Sotello slammed in a 'thunderous' right-hook to the head at the {2:05 Mark}, and Bobby
    was visibly shaken.

    The Forum crowd was now 'going crazy'.

    At the {2:10 Mark}, 'a shaken' Chacon slide to his right, and moved over to the back-center
    Ring area as Sotello continued to wing wildly.

    There, Bobby tried to fight back. Then both fighters 'slugged' it out with a deafening noise
    from the crowd inside The Forum smothering over the Ring.
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    Default Re: Bobby Chacon vs. David Sotello ~ "The Riot at The Forum"

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Paxtom View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Paxtom View Post
    Scorecards after 9-Rounds

    * Referee - Chuck Hassett ...... 8-3 {Bobby Chacon}
    * Judge - Lou Filippo ............. 6-3 {Bobby Chacon}
    * Judge - Richard Steele ........ 6-2 {Bobby Chacon}

    Coming out for Round 10 > all that Bobby Chacon had to do was survive, to win.

    In the corner, Joe Ponce {Manager for Bobby Chacon} told his fighter to move, and
    keep circling to the left and away from David Sotello's left-hook.

    And that if Sotello gets in close, grab him and hold on until the Referee has to 'rip'
    your arms off him.

    Round 10

    At the Bell >

    Bobby came out of his Corner, and 'foolishly' moved to Center-Ring to trade.

    The Mexican - David Sotello came out 'winging', and immediately went to attack-mode.

    In the corner, Manager - Joe Ponce was 'screaming' at Bobby >
    "Move Bobby, move. 'Fucking' move. Get away from him."

    But Bobby 'instinctively' went to fighting, and started to trade with the 'still aggressive'
    Mexican.

    Both traded punches for the first {20-Seconds}, and then >

    Sotello landed a good 'looping right-hand' to the head, and Bobby wobbled backwards
    to the back-left Corner at the {0:25 Mark}.

    Sotello moved in fast with a 'barrage-of-punches' to the head and body, as Bobby sagged into
    the Ring-Post.

    Then Sotello shot in a left-hook to the face, and Bobby's knee's buckled. Chacon was in 'serious'
    trouble at the {0:40 Mark}.

    The David Sotello supporters were now in a 'frency' screaming .... 'May-Hee-Co'.

    Referee - Chuck Hassett took a good look at Chacon at the {0:50 Mark}, but made no move.

    The 'clumsy-punching' Sotello continued to 'whack away', and at the {1:10 Mark} he caught
    Bobby with a 'slashing right-hook' to the left-eye, opening up the cut more as blood flowed
    down Bobby's left-cheek.
    Bobby was 'rocked', but he was able to get off the Ropes, and moved out sideways to
    Center-Ring at the {1:20 Mark}.

    Sotello then came 'barreling-in' head-first, and drove his head into Bobby's chest, sending
    Chacon flying backwards across the Ring and into the right-side Ropes.

    Bobby immediately covered up, as Sotello came in with winging-hooks to the head. Bobby
    was able to 'roll-with-the-punches', and looked to be able to withstand the onslaught while
    pinned on the Ropes.

    But Sotello slammed in a 'thunderous' right-hook to the head at the {1:40 Mark}, and Bobby
    was visibly shaken.

    The Forum crowd was now 'going crazy'.

    At the {1:50 Mark}, 'a shaken' Chacon slide to his right, and moved over to the back-center
    Ring area as Sotello continued to wing wildly.

    There, Bobby 'instinctively' tried to fight back. Then both fighters 'slugged' it out with a deafening
    noise from the The Forum crowd as the noise reverberated over the Ring.
    The Controversial Ending

    While both were slugging away for 15-Seconds, David Sotrello caught Bobby with a solid right-hand
    to the left-eye area at the {2:08 Mark}. The punch sent blood spattering, and Bobby was 'stunned'.

    Sotello then 'rained' a series of blows into Chacon who's legs buckled as he reeled backwards
    to the left-side Ring area.

    Referee - Chuck Hassett moved in, and it looked like he was going to 'stop-the-action', when
    David Sotello unloaded with an over-hand right to the head, and then caught Bobby with a
    'picture-perfect' left-hook to the chin.

    Bobby was literally 'pole-axed' to the canvas, as his legs kicked out behind him, and he fell
    face-first into the canvas at the {2:17 Mark}.

    The Forum crowd exploded with roars, and the Sotello supporters rushed from their seats to
    Ringside screaming ..... 'May-Hee-Co' - May-Hee-Co'.

    As Bobby Chacon lay on the canvas, Referee - Chuck Hassett took an extremely long time
    directing David Sotello over to a 'Neural-Corner'.

    By the time the Referee got back to Chacon {who was still laying face-first in the canvas}, nearly
    6-Seconds had past, as the noise inside the Ring area was deafening.

    Then Referee - Chuck Hassett 'slow-counted' from {1}. While Hassett was counting > David Sotello was in
    the Neutral-Corner with his hands raised up in the air, while bouncing up and down thinking that
    he won by a Knockout.

    At this moment, several of the Mexican-supporters of David Sotello rushed into the Ring and swarmed
    their Hero while cheering wildly.

    It was a frenzy inside the Ring, as the Officials could not stop the charge.

    In the meantime, Referee - Chuck Hassett was still counting {very slowly} as Bobby Chacon somehow
    managed to get up at the {Referee's} '9-Count', at the {2:35 Mark}.

    There was still 25-Seconds left on the Time Clock, but there was so many people inside the Ring, nobody
    knew what happened, as nobody could hear.
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    Default Re: Bobby Chacon vs. David Sotello ~ "The Riot at The Forum"

    ~ Controversial Ending ~

    #1 >
    Referee - Chuck Hassett was ready to 'stop-the-bout' with Bobby Chacon out-on-his-feet,
    and getting pummeled at the {2:15 Mark}.

    #2 >
    Referee - Chcuk Hassett was a 'tad-slow' calling a halt, and David Sotello unloaded with an
    overhand right to Bobby's head, and then drilled Bobby with 'picture-perfect' left-hook to
    the chin, which pole-axed Bobby into the canvas face-first.

    #3 >
    Bobby hit the canvas at the {2:17 Mark}.

    #4 >
    In the ensuing confusion {with the eruption of The Forum crowd of 7894} > Chuck Hassett
    was late in directing David Sotello to the farthest Neutral-Corner {back-right Corner}.

    #5 >
    It took Chuck Hassett 6-Seconds to get David Sotello properly set in the corner, before
    returning to Bobby Chacon on the canvas at the left-side Ring area.

    #6 >
    When Chuck Hassett got back to Bobby Chacon {who was still laying prone face-first in the canvas},
    he mistakenly picked up the count at '1', and not '6'.

    #7 >
    By the time Chuck Hassett got to '4', the David Sotello supporters started to slide thru the
    Ropes, and entered the Ring, along with his Sotello's cornermen.

    #8 >
    Technically, Bobby Chacon was 'Knocked Out', as he had been on the canvas for 10-Seconds.

    #9 >
    David Sotello had thought that he scored a 'dramatic' Knockout, and started jumping up-and-down
    while he raised his hands in the air.

    #10 >
    While this was going on, Referee - Chuck Hassett was still counting over Bobby Chacon, unaware
    of the chaos in the Ring.

    #11 >
    Bobby Chacon was slow in getting up, and just barely beat Chuck Hasset's 'slow' count of '10', as he rose
    on unsteady pins.

    #12 >
    Chuck Hassett then grabbed Bobby's gloves, and then turned around to see everybody in the Ring.

    #13 >
    Chuck Hassett had 'assumed' that the Bell 'rang' ending Round 10, and ending the bout. But, there
    was still 25-Seconds on the Time Clock.

    #14 >
    Chuck Hassett then walked Bobby Chacon back over to his corner.

    #15 >
    Across the Ring, the David Sotello 'supporters' then lifted up their fighter, and walked him around
    the Ring while cheering ..... 'May-Hee-Co'.
    Last edited by Bill Paxtom; 07-13-2015 at 12:25 AM.

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    Default Re: Bobby Chacon vs. David Sotello ~ "The Riot at The Forum"

    "The Riot at The Forum"

    After Referee - Chuck Hassett returned Bobby Chacon to his corner, there was still
    25-Seconds left on the Time-Clock.

    But there was chaos in the Ring, with all of David Sotello's supporters swarming their
    Hero and walking him around the Ring.

    The Boxing Officials knew there was 'dilemma', as they knew that they could never
    re-start Round 10 at the {2:35 Mark}.

    The David Sotello Camp was under the impression that the Referee had either called the
    bout over, or had counted out Bobby Chacon, as he was on the canvas for well more than
    10-Seconds.

    As the Commission Officials discussed the matter at Ringside for approximately 3-Minutes,
    the Ring was now swarming with at least 30 supporters of the Mexican - David Sotello, and
    with another 150 or so behind his corner in the front row seats cheering 'May-Hee-Co'.

    Then......'The Announcement'

    The Ring Announcer then took the microphone, as the Time-Keeper at Ringside rang the
    Bell loudly 8-Times.

    Ring Announcer >
    "Due to the over-flow into the Ring and loud noise, the Referee was unable to determine
    the exact time of Round 10. The Referee thought that the Bell had rung, and he was under
    the impression that the Round was over, ending the bout."

    "According to the Referee, the fighter {Bobby Chacon} rose off the canvas and got to his feet
    just before the '10-Count' was called. The fighter {Bobby Chacon} was 'not' counted out."

    ~ The Forum crowd boo's loudly with disapproval. ~

    "Since we cannot proceed and complete the last 25-Seconds, we are forced to go to the
    Scorecards."

    ~ The Forum crowd erupts with boo's. ~

    The David Sotello corner all throw their hands up, and wave at the Ring Announcer while yelling >
    "Bullshit, Bullshit."

    ~ Then........... The Scorecards ~

    Ring Announcer >

    "We have the Judges Decision."

    * The Referee scores it 8 to 5.
    * Judge - Lou Filippo scores it 6 to 5.
    * And Judge - Richard Steele scores it 6 to 4.

    "The winner by Unanimous Decision .......... Bobby Chacon."

    Then, all 'Hell' breaks loose, and the Mexican contingent rampage out-of-control, and throw debris into the Ring,
    including Whiskey bottles, shoes and coins.

    They start chanting ....... "Fuck You" ~ "Bullshit" ~ "May-Hee-Co"

    Ir-regardless of the Decision, the Mexican supporters pick up their fighter and 'parade' him around the Ring
    while The Forum crowd cheer for the Mexican boxer.

    A 'still dazed' Bobby Chacon is lead from the Ring by his Team, and they bring him back to his dressing room.

    The 'Riot' goes on for 15-Minutes before order is restored.
    Last edited by Bill Paxtom; 07-13-2015 at 09:23 PM.

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    Default Re: Bobby Chacon vs. David Sotello ~ "The Riot at The Forum"

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Paxtom View Post
    February 25, 1976

    The Forum ~ Inglewood, California

    * Bobby Chacon - 29-3-0 {27 KO's} ~ 5' 5 1/2" ~ 131 lbs. ~ {Age; 24 years, 3 months}
    vs.
    * David Sotello - 39-10-2 {22 KO's} ~ 5' 7" ~ 131 lbs. ~ {Age; 27 years, 6 months}
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ~ The Skinny ~

    I remember this card because Lopez, O'Grady and Davila were on it. Note that Lopez and O'Grady fought at a catch weight of 125, while Davila and Pintor fought at 117. Same day weigh ins.

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