Jose "Chegui" Torres

Name: Jose "Chegui" Torres

    Light Heavyweight Champion of the World - Defeated Willie Pastrano (TKO 9) - 1965 Mar 30 – 1966 Dec 16
    • Made three successful title defenses in defeating Wayne Thornton, Eddie Cotton and Chic Calderwood.
    • Defeated Randy Sandy (W 10).
    • Defeated Don Fullmer (W 10).
    • Defeated Jose Gonzalez (W 10).
    • Defeated Wilburt McClure (W 10).
    • 1956 Olympic Silver Medalist in the light middleweight division, losing on points to Laszlo Papp.
    • 1958 New York Golden Gloves Middleweight Champion.
    • 1958 National AAU Middleweight Champion.
    • New York State Athletic Commission Chairman 1983-1988.
    • WBO President 1990-1995.
    • Inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 1994 and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1997.
    • Author of "Sting Like A Bee" about Muhammad Ali.
    • Author of "Fire & Fear" about Mike Tyson.
    • Chairman of the New York State Boxing Commission and Supervisor for the WBO.
    • won 41 (KO 29) + lost 3 (KO 1) + drawn 1 = 45 rounds boxed 300 : KO% 64.44

Favorite Book: "The Naked and the Dead" by Norman Mailer

"After I read this book I became a big fan of Norman Mailer and I wanted to become his friend. So I loked him up and we became friends! The same thing with Budd Schulberg. After I read "What Makes Sammy Run?" I looked for Budd and told him, "I would like for you to become my friend!"

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