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Old 06-06-2012, 09:41 AM   #16
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Chacon and Lopez got $20k apiece for their fight.
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Old 06-06-2012, 10:22 AM   #17
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Chacon and Lopez got $20k apiece for their fight.

Kiki,

I may have read the Newspaper article wrong for the Friday Night, May 24, 1974 bout.

16,080 at the Olympic Auditorium.
A closed-circuit television outlet had to be brought in and set up nearby, to handle the overflow crowd.
The area was mobbed with East Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley - Bobby Chacon fans.

As per a statement, by the Olympic Fight Promoter, Aileen Eaton, both fighters were to receive
in excess of the $40,000 fight purse.

Maybe the $40,000 'plus' fight purse, was to be split between the 'two' California Warriors.

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Old 06-06-2012, 11:13 AM   #18
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Kiki,

I may have read the Newspaper article wrong for the Friday Night, May 24, 1974 bout.

16,080 at the Olympic Auditorium.
A closed-circuit television outlet had to be brought in and set up nearby, to handle the overflow crowd.
The area was mobbed with East Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley - Bobby Chacon fans.

As per a statement, by the Olympic Fight Promoter, Aileen Eaton, both fighters were to receive
in excess of the $40,000 fight purse.

Maybe the $40,000 'plus' fight purse, was to be split between the 'two' California Warriors.

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The Los Angeles Sports Arena was pack with an even split of Chacon and Lopez fans....As far as the purses go, it was 40k to be evenly split between the the two, thus 20k apiece....The reason I know is because I was working with the Olympic at the time...You can say I was in the inside looking out.
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Old 06-06-2012, 12:36 PM   #19
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Chacon`s fights against Limon (4th fight) & Boza-Edwards (2nd fight) were among the best fights in boxing history... absolute must see wars.
Makes you wonder if Salvador Sanchez had lived, would he have had an eye on Bobby's title.
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Old 06-06-2012, 02:00 PM   #20
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Grest article back in early-1974,,,,,,,,,,,

How Bobby, after his bout with Ruben Olivares I (June 23, 1973) was able to buy
a 20-acre ranch at the north-end of San Fernando Valley.

A ranch with chickens, rabbits, ducks and turkeys. The border of the property was lined
with fig and olive tree's.

Also a corral, with '3' horses and an 'out-building' that has been converted from a
two-car garage into a training gym.

In the interview, Bobby said he would retire by the age of 25 (November 1976), and
live off the interest.

Question to Bobby Chacon from the interviewer (March 1974).

"What's in store for you Bobby, for the rest of 1974?

'A fight with 'Little Red' Lopez in May at the Sports Arena. And if all goes well, and it should,
then I will be in-line for a shot at the WBC Featherweight Title.'

'And when I win the Title, I'll have to fight Ruben Olivares in a rematch. Do you know
what kind of money that will bring me. I just may have to buy a dump-truck just to
help me carry all of the money home.'

'We are talking close to $100,000 for that fight, not $40,000 like last time.
I just may have to buy a Rolls Royce or two. You know, I have to show off a little here
in the northern Valley.'

'Of course, I have to keep training, to keep winning. It is all about the money now.
My minimum take, $40,000 to $50,000 per fight. I figure I have '10' great fights left
in me. I have to make as much as I can, and fast, if I want to retire by 25 (Novermber 28, 1976).'

After Danny (Lopez), I have to win the WBC Championship. The WBC has Alfredo Marcano ranked
#1, so it will be me and him, and hopefully in one of the California Arena's. After that, I will have
to take on Ruben (Olivares) again. Other guys out there, that would be big money fights,
probably Art Hafey from Canada and Kuniaki Shibata from Japan, and that kid from Mexico -
Jesus Estrada, and of course a bunch of fights with 'Little Red'.'

'I just turned 22, and look at me. I'm still only a kid.

'I just want to make a great life for my wife Valerie and our 'two' children. I want to give them
the opportunity that I never had when growing up.'

'All I want to do, is wake up in the morning, and walk around my property, enjoying a beautiful
and peaceful life. Just look at those fig tree's out there, so peaceful, how can you ask for anything more.'

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Old 06-06-2012, 07:46 PM   #21
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KikiBalt,,,,

I see that the June 1973 bout between Ruben Olivares and Bobby Chacon (Bout #1)
was supposed to be a Featherweight Championship Eliminator.

The winner was supposed to get WBA Featherweight Champion, Ernesto Marcel (Panama)
in September 1973.

Or, WBC Featherweight Champion Eder Jofre (Brazil) also in later 1973.

Ruben 'Mr. Knockout' Olivares got neither,,,,,,,,,what happened?
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KikiBalt,,,,

I see that the June 1973 bout between Ruben Olivares and Bobby Chacon (Bout #1)
was supposed to be a Featherweight Championship Eliminator.

The winner was supposed to get WBA Featherweight Champion, Ernesto Marcel (Panama)
in September 1973.

Or, WBC Featherweight Champion Eder Jofre (Brazil) also in later 1973.

Ruben 'Mr. Knockout' Olivares got neither,,,,,,,,,what happened?
Don't know, Pepe. That was a Forum thing and I wasn't close enough to the Forum guys to know much of their doings.
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:13 PM   #23
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After the bout,

The SIN (Spanish International Network) announcer stated that the winner
and 'new' NABF Featherweight Champion - Ruben Olivares, was up next for a WBA Featherweight Championship bout in Panama, versus Ernesto Marcel in September.

Usually, the NABF was 'in-line' with the WBC.

Instead, Ernest Marcel fought Japan Featherweight Champion, Spider Nemoto in
September 1973.

OH Well,,,,,,,there goes the game playing.
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I think that u meant that d NABF was in line with d WBA , but mistakenly typed WBC .
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Old 06-07-2012, 04:40 AM   #25
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World Boxing Council

Affiliated Boxing Organizations;
NABF (North American Boxing Federation)
OPBF (Oriental & Pacific Boxing Federation)
EBU (European Boxing Union)
ABC (Asian Boxing Council)
FECARBOX (Central American Boxing Council)

When Ruben Olivares defeated Bobby Chacon for the NABF Featherweight
Champinship, it should have been a WBC Eliminator.

But according to the announcer on SIN, the winner was to get a shot at 'WBA'
Champion, Ernesto Marcel in September 1973.

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Old 06-07-2012, 06:37 AM   #26
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Also according 2 Wikipedia u r correct , i thought d NABF was both recognized by d IBF and d WBA but i guess that i was wrong . Might have confused it with something else , maybe d NABO and maybe something else still . I M almost sure that there is (at least) 1 regional body that is officially recognized by 2 sanctioning bodies .
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Old 06-09-2012, 07:08 AM   #27
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Saturday - September 7, 1974

Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California

Battle for the 'vacant' WBC Featherweight Championship

#1 WBC - Alfredo Marcano (Venezuela) 43-9-5 (28 KO's)
vs.
#2 WBC - Bobby Chacon (USA) 24-1-0 (22 KO's)

Alfredo Marcano, the 27 year-old boxer-puncher veteran from Venezuela, is the
former (130 lb.) WBA Super-Featherweight Champion, a Title he won in July 1971
and held for 9-months, before being defeated by Ben Villaflor in April 1972.

Since that loss, Marcano has gone undefeated in '9-bouts' 8-0-1 (5 KO's) during the past
2 1/2 years (29 months). The Venezuelan, previously had campaigned at 130 lbs.,
but has not shown any problems making the Featherweight (126 lb.) level. In his last bout
(March 1974), Alfredo won an 'easy' Decison (W Dec 10) over #6 WBC Octavio 'Famoso' Gomez in
a WBC-Elimination bout.

Marcano, the #1 WBC Featherweight had been trying to get a bout with WBC
Champion Eder Jofre of Brazil for the past year. Recently, on "June 17, 1974" the
WBC 'stripped' Jofre of the Title, and declared the 'Title' vacant.

Bobby 'Schoolboy' Chacon, the 22 year-old San Fernando Valley resident, is the #2 WBC
Featherweight. The 'Super Popular Southern California' boxer-puncher, has reeled off '5-straight'
Knock-out wins, since being stopped by 'Mr. Knockout' Ruben Olivares last year (June 1973).

Included in his Knock-out wins, was an impressive (TKO 9) over #2 WBC Featherweight,
Danny 'Little Red' Lopez in May 1974, in a WBC-Elimination bout at the Sports Arena.

In a Labor Day 'workout session' held downtown, nearly 4500 fans turned up to
see Bobby go though a 'sparring session with several boxers' and perform an extensive
shadow boxing routine in the ring.

This bout should be a 'tactical war', as both fighters are good boxers. Alfredo Marcano is the
better 'all-around' boxer and a 'superior' defensive fighter. He is more experienced, which should
benefit him in the later rounds of the scheduled 15-Round bout.

Bobby Chacon, is faster and has more power in both hands. But, Bobby has a porous defense and can be hit.
If the 'Schoolboy' can avoid being hit with 'hard shots', he should win this bout - if not, look
for the Venezuelan to come on strong in the 'second-half' of the bout, by using his experience
and accurate punching.

'Boxing Review' prediction:
Look for Bobby Chacon to hit hard, early and often, and possibly score a 'knockdown' or two
over his opponent early in the bout. But, Alfredo Marcano is 'well-schooled', and can take a hard shot.
Marcano will come on in the middle rounds, and use a body attack to slow Bobby down.
Look for the former Super-Featherweight Champion to start working upstairs by Round 10,
picking his younger opponent apart.

By Round 12, Marcano will be in complete control, and will be scoring with hard shots on a spent Chacon.
Look for Alfredo Marcano to score a TKO soon there-after.

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'Once a Juvenile Delinquent, Now the Darling of the Los Angeles Boxing Fans'

The Olympic Auditorium - Saturday - September 7, 1974

'Schoolboy' Bobby Chacon won the WBC Featherweight Championship yesterday,
by knocking out Alfredo Marcano of Venezuela, with one sweet right-hand uppercut
in the 9th Round.

The #1 WBC Featherweight, Alfredo Marcano was counted out at 2:18 of the round,
as the '6416' Los Angeles boxing fans who attended the Olympic Auditorium cheered
for their 'new hero'.

It was Bobby's 25th win against '1' loss, and his 23rd Knock-out.
Manager Joe Ponce said, ' I thank God, that he gave Bobby a heavy hand'

Things started off well for the 22 1/2 year-old Featherweight, as he scored with relative ease over
the first '5' rounds. But, despite scoring and wining the rounds, the punches were having little
effect on the durable Venezuelan.

In Round 6, the former WBA Super Featherweight Champion started landing hard
punches to Bobby's liver, slowing the San Fernando fighter down.

In Round 7, Marcano maintained the pace, and had turned the tide of the bout, as
Bobby started to wilt under the 'heavy-blows'.

Suprisingly, in Round 8, Alfredo backed off, and did not continue his assault. Instead,
he cruised through the round, allowing Bobby to rest and re-group.

In Round 9, a rejuvenated Chacon zoomed, and let go with a 'merciless' two-fisted
assault that had the 27 year-old Marcano dazed. As Chacon attacked, Marcano tried to
come back, but walked into a short right uppercut that knocked him on the seat of
his pants, while Referee Ray Solis counted him out at 2:18 of the Round.

The attendance count was '6416', and the 'Live Gate' pulled in $87,000.

Now, as the WBC Featherweight Champion Bobby was asked, 'What is Next'?

Bobby remarked; 'I owe the Olympic and Promoter Aileen Eaton two more fights.
'I could fight the winner of the 'Little Red' and Shig Fukuyama fight next, maybe
in January 1975, after the New Year. Boy, that would be a 'big fight' there.
And after that, probably 'Famoso' Gomez or that kid 'El Papalero'. They say he
is just like me, knocking everybody out down there in Mexico. Well, we'll see
what he's got.'

'And of course, a rematch with Ruben will bring in more money than I have ever seen.
He's got the WBA Title (Olivares won the WBA Championship in July 1974), and if he
still has it next year, then I would love to have a rematch, for the World Championship.'

'Things are going so fast now. Hollywood wants me to make a movie. And I have been
offered several television appearances, and a couple of TV commercials. They even
want me to cut a record. And New York called, and they want me to fight in
Madison Square Garden. Boy, this is a like a dream come true.'

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