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    Default Rest In Peace Johnny Famechon

    rest in perfection champion
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    I had not heard of him but certainly knew about the fighters he fought. Very impressive champion. RIP

    Former featherweight world champion Johnny Famechon has died aged 77.


    The Australian claimed the world title when he beat Cuban Jose Legra on points at the Albert Hall in London in 1969.

    Famechon defended his title twice against Japan's Fighting Harada before losing to Mexican Vicente Saldivar in Rome in 1970.

    He won 56 of his 67 fights, which included 20 knockouts and five losses, and was inducted into the Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame in 2003.

    Famechon was born Jean-Pierre Famechon in France and moved to Australia with his family aged five.

    He suffered a stroke and an acquired brain injury in 1991 when he was hit by a car in Sydney, but returned to near full health.

    In 2022 Famechon became a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Queen's Birthday Honours list for significant service to boxing at the elite level.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/boxing/62418383
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    He fought at a time when the art of boxing really meant something. He was taught the method, (hit and don't be hit) he was doing what "Floyd" did 30 years before Floyd entered the ring. The style he developed was based on the left jab, which was to be fast, relentless, accurate, always in the face and body of onrushing opponents and endlessly piling up points. That jab was often conveyed with an unconventional upright fist for machine gun delivery. Exceptionally fast, broad-shouldered and couldn't be hit, a master of the shoulder roll. The fabulous "Fammo".

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    Do not let success go to your head and do not let failure get to your heart.

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