OBIT­U­AR­IES

Pay­ing trib­ute to the mem­bers of the box­ing fra­ter­nity who passed away in 2018. Apolo­gies for those we may have missed

Boxing News - - Obituaries -

Chris Walker (Apr 23, 1951 – Jan 2018 – British su­perlightweight ti­tle chal­lenger); Teddy Gard­ner (Aug 22, 1935 – Jan 2018 – Pro mid­dleweight & ref­eree); Mickey O’sul­li­van (Sep 5, 1928 – Jan 2018 – Pro feath­er­weight); Nor­man Saun­ders (Dec 18, 1931 – Jan 2018 – Pro su­per-wel­ter­weight); Dick Pakozdi (Nov 26, 1950 – Jan 5, 2018 – Ref­eree); Wayne El­lis (Jul 18, 1968 – Jan 9, 2018 – Welsh Area mid­dleweight cham­pion); Billy Collins (1937 – Jan 9, 2018 – South­ern US wel­ter­weight cham­pion); Robert Boudouani (Apr 29, 1965 – Jan 9, 2018 – Two-time French su­per­mid­dleweight cham­pion); Gio­vanni Gir­genti (Dec 18, 1942 – Jan 10, 2018 – Two-time Eu­ro­pean ti­tle chal­lenger); Len Mullen (Sep 17, 1934 – Jan 13, 2018 – Scot­tish Area mid­dleweight ti­tle chal­lenger);

Johnny Vil­lanueva (Oct 20, 1928 – Jan 13, 2018 – Pro feath­er­weight); Luis Rosa Jnr (Apr 27, 1991 – Jan 14, 2018 – WBC Con­ti­nen­tal Amer­i­cas feath­er­weight ti­tle chal­lenger); Glyn David (Feb 2, 1929 – Jan 19, 2018 – Welsh Area fly­weight cham­pion); Daniel Leul­lier (Apr 21, 1936 – Jan 20, 2018 – Pro mid­dleweight);

Chartchai Chionoi (Oct 10, 1942 – Jan 21, 2018 –WBC & WBA fly­weight cham­pion); Al “Blue” Lewis (Dec 11, 1942 – Jan 21, 2018 – Pro heavy­weight); Gary Cow­burn (Dec 16, 1937 – Jan 27, 2018 – Two-weight Aus­tralian cham­pion); Barry Ridge (Aug 20, 1940 – Feb 2018 – Pro light­weight); Dave Stone (Apr 21, 1935 – Feb 1, 2018 – South­ern Area light­weight cham­pion);

Mike Lankester (Jun 20, 1946 – Feb 1, 2018 – NABF mid­dleweight ti­tle chal­lenger); Ste­fan Redl (Mar 5, 1933 – Feb 4, 2018 – USA New Jersey State wel­ter­weight cham­pion); Steve Acunto (Nov 15, 1916 – Feb 5, 2018 – Judge); Felix Said Brami (Sep 1, 1940 – Feb 11, 2018 – Eu­ro­pean su­per-feath­er­weight ti­tle chal­lenger);

Jorge Fer­nan­dez (Sep 28, 1935 – Feb 16, 2018 – WBC & WBA wel­ter­weight ti­tle chal­lenger); Levi Forte (Mar 19, 1940 – Feb 18, 2018 – USA Florida State heavy­weight cham­pion); Vic An­dreetti (Jan 29, 1942 – Feb 21, 2018 – British su­per-light­weight cham­pion);

Doug Lord (Aug 2, 1927 – Feb 23, 2018 – Judge & ref­eree); Scott West­garth (Jul 27, 1986 – Feb 25, 2018 – Pro light-heavy­weight); Ron Hagland (1932 – Mar 2018 – Co-founder of Is­ling­ton Box­ing Club) ;

Johnny Caiger (Apr 8, 1938 – Mar 1, 2018 – Em­pire Games bronze medal­list); Terry Em­ber­son (Mar 1, 2018 – Am­a­teur trainer); Joey Gi­ambra (Jul 31, 1931 – Mar 3, 2018 – Pro su­per-wel­ter­weight); An­thony Can­non (Mar 28, 1983 – Mar 5, 2018 – Pro mid­dleweight);

Danny Stonewalker (May 4, 1960 – Mar 6, 2018 – WBO light-heavy­weight ti­tle chal­lenger); Franco Scis­ciani (Jan 8, 1934 – Mar 9, 2018 – Ital­ian mid­dleweight cham­pion); Michael Ward (Jul 12, 1971 – Mar 12, 2018 – Pro su­per-wel­ter­weight); Harry Car­roll (Sep 22, 1939 – Mar 13, 2018 – British feath­er­weight ti­tle chal­lenger);

Jo­er­gen Hansen (Mar 27, 1943 – Mar 15, 2018 – Three­time Eu­ro­pean wel­ter­weight cham­pion); David Whit­tom (Mar 10, 1979 – Mar 16, 2018 – Two-time Cana­dian ti­tle chal­lenger); Yei­son Co­hen (Apr 13, 1989 – Mar 17, 2018 – Pro feath­er­weight); Al Mc­carthy (Aug 18, 1938 – Mar 20, 2018 – Pro feath­er­weight); Dave Ja­cobs (May 1, 1933 – Mar 23, 2018 – Trainer); Ben­ito Mich­e­lon (Feb 9, 1939 – Mar 26, 2018 – Ital­ian light-heavy­weight cham­pion); Chris Ed­wards (May 6, 1976 – Mar 31, 2018 – Two-weight British cham­pion); To­mas Villa (Jul 14, 1983 – Apr 3, 2018 – WBC feath­weight ti­tle chal­lenger);

Nor­man Sek­ga­pane (Mar 2, 1948 – Apr 4, 2018 – WBA su­per-light­weight ti­tle chal­lenger); Gra­ham O’mal­ley (Jan 9, 1963 – Apr 8, 2018 – Pro su­per-feath­er­weight);

Jac­ques Kechichian (May 8, 1938 – Apr 9, 2018 – Eu­ro­pean su­per-wel­ter­weight cham­pion);

Kenny Wel­don (Apr 13, 2018 – NABF su­per­feath­er­weight ti­tle chal­lenger); Mark Ibanez (Sep 3, 1956 – Apr 19, 2018 – USA Hawaii State su­perlightweight cham­pion); Fred­die King (Oct 8, 1938 – Apr 20, 2018 – Trainer & pro light­weight); Garry Broughton (Dec 2, 1941 – Apr 22, 2018 – Two-weight Cana­dian cham­pion); Miguel An­gel Cam­panino (Sep 30, 1944 – Apr 30, 2018 – WBA wel­ter­weight ti­tle chal­lenger); Paddy Sower (Apr 17, 1936 – May 3, 2018 – Pro ref­eree);

Andy Deabreu (Sep 28, 1964 – May 3, 2018 – Welsh Area su­per-feath­er­weight cham­pion); Shan­non Miller (Jul 7, 1975 – May 3, 2018 – USBA su­per-mid­dleweight ti­tle chal­lenger); Phil Alessi (Oct 16, 1943 – May 6, 2018 – Pro­moter); James Scott (Oct 17, 1947 – May 8, 2018 – Pro light-heavy­weight); Jerry Slavin (Nov 20, 1927 – May 9, 2018 – Pro mid­dleweight); Jo­sue Mar­quez (May 10, 2018 – WBA su­per-light­weight ti­tle chal­lenger);

Char­lie Grice (Oct 3, 1936 – May 14, 2018 – Pro su­per­wel­ter­weight); Troy Wa­ters (Apr 23, 1965 – May 18, 2018 – Three-time world su­per-wel­ter­weight ti­tle chal­lenger); Glynne Davies (Mar 11, 1943 – May 19, 2018 – Welsh Area ban­tamweight cham­pion);

Yoshi­nori Taka­hashi (Apr 26, 1939 – May 23, 2018 – WBC & WBA su­per-light­weight ti­tle chal­lenger);

Dean Fran­cis (Jan 23, 1974 – May 24, 2018 – Eu­ro­pean su­per-mid­dleweight, Com­mon­wealth light-heavy­weight & two-weight British cham­pion); Bren­dan In­gle (Jun 19, 1940 – May 25, 2018 – Trainer & Cen­tral Area mid­dleweight ti­tle chal­lenger); Gil­berto Parra (Dec 3, 1992 – Jun 3, 2018 – WBO light-fly­weight ti­tle chal­lenger); Zoltan Kiss Jnr (Feb 17, 1975 – Jun 3, 2018 – Hun­gar­ian light-heavy­weight cham­pion);

Danny Watts (Apr 5, 1973 – Jun 4, 2018 – South­ern Area heavy­weight ti­tle chal­lenger); An­dre Pier­son (May 18, 1931 – Jun 6, 2018 – Pro feath­er­weight);

Chuck Gi­ampa (Sep 4, 1942 – Jun 12, 2018 – Judge); Franco Zurlo (Oct 4, 1940 – Jun 17, 2018 – Two-time Eu­ro­pean ban­tamweight cham­pion); Danny Heath (Apr 9, 1947 – Jun 22, 2018 – USA New Eng­land wel­ter­weight cham­pion); Roger Bar­low (Jan 25, 1950 – Jun 23, 2018 – Pro heavy­weight); Elisha Obed (Feb 21, 1952 – Jun 28, 2018 – WBC su­per-wel­ter­weight cham­pion); Arthur Urry (1926 – Jul 3, 2018 – Trainer & cut­man); Ge­orge Bowes (Oct 1, 1936 – Jul 8, 2018 – British & Com­mon­wealth ban­tamweight ti­tle chal­lenger);

Jorge Munoz (Jan 10, 1975 – Jul 11, 2018 – Four-time Mex­i­can su­per-ban­tamweight ti­tle chal­lenger);

Johnny Chea­tle (May 25, 1929 – Jul 12, 2018 – Pro light­weight); Lang­ton Tinago (Sep 28, 1949 – Jul 17, 2018 – Two-weight Com­mon­wealth cham­pion);

Lenny Brice (Aug 16, 1944 – Jul 21, 2018 – USA Ari­zona State ban­tamweight ti­tle chal­lenger); Gert Steyn (Feb 12, 1951 – Jul 26, 2018 – Two-time South African su­per-wel­ter­weight cham­pion); Manelisi Mbi­lase (1978 – Jul 27, 2018 – South African feath­er­weight cham­pion);

Giancarlo Usai (Jun 14, 1950 – Jul 31, 2018 – Three-time Eu­ro­pean light­weight ti­tle chal­lenger);

Steve Pol­lard (Dec 18, 1957 – Aug 6, 2018 – Cen­tral Area feath­er­weight cham­pion); Char­lie Brown (Aug 28, 1964 – Aug 13, 2018 – IBF light­weight ti­tle chal­lenger);

Farid Salim (Sep 9, 1936 – Aug 17, 2018 – Ar­gen­tine mid­dleweight cham­pion); Thabiso Mo­gale (Jul 15, 1977 – Aug 17, 2018 – South African su­per-mid­dleweight ti­tle chal­lenger); Franco Cav­ic­chi (May 12, 1928 – Aug 23, 2018 – Eu­ro­pean heavy­weight cham­pion);

Ruben Geron­imo Riani (Dec 1, 1955 – Aug 24, 2018 – Ar­gen­tine su­per-feath­er­weight cham­pion);

John Both­well (Aug 8, 1981 – Aug 25, 2018 – Scot­tish Area feath­er­weight ti­tle chal­lenger); Alain Mar­ion (Oct 1, 1954 – Sep 3, 2018 – Eu­ro­pean wel­ter­weight cham­pion); Mar­i­jan Benes (Jun 11, 1951 – Sep 4, 2018 – WBA su­per-wel­ter­weight ti­tle chal­lenger); Mike Bruce (Nov 30, 1943 – Sep 8, 2018 – Pro heavy­weight);

Bernardo Prada (Mar 7, 1950 – Sep 11, 2018 – Four-time Colom­bian ti­tle chal­lenger); Qa’id Muham­mad (Apr 13, 1989 – Sep 13, 2018 – Pro ban­tamweight);

Enzo Calza­ghe (Jan 1, 1949 – Sep 17, 2018 – Trainer); Johnny Tapp (May 6, 1938 – Sep 19, 2018 – Aus­tralian wel­ter­weight cham­pion); Mike Senegal (Feb 17, 1958 – Sep 25, 2018 – Pro wel­ter­weight); Don Char­gin (Jun 5, 1928 – Sep 28, 2018 – Pro­moter); Ger­ald Boustead (Oct 2018 – Pro­moter); Tony King­well (Oct 2018 – Am­a­teur boxer); Mick Smith (Oct 2018 – EBA stal­wart);

Terry Good­ing (Apr 15, 1931 – Oct 1, 2018 – Welsh Area light-heavy­weight ti­tle chal­lenger);

Gra­ciano Roc­chi­giani (Dec 29, 1963 – Oct 2, 2018 – Two-weight world cham­pion); Karl Milden­berger (Nov 23, 1937 – Oct 5, 2018 – World heavy­weight ti­tle chal­lenger); Luis Zu­niga (Jul 4, 1939 – Oct 5, 2018 – Two-time South Amer­i­can light­weight ti­tle chal­lenger);

Pa­trice L’heureux (Feb 1, 1972 – Oct 8, 2018 – Cana­dian heavy­weight cham­pion); Atama Raqili (Apr 13, 1965 – Oct 13, 2018 – Fi­jian su­per-mid­dleweight cham­pion); Jose Can­tero (Mar 16, 1943 – Oct 19, 2018 – Eu­ro­pean fly­weight ti­tle chal­lenger);

Paul Mccul­lagh Snr (Oct 21, 2018 – Trainer); Richard Mu­runga (Apr 22, 1949 – Oct 26, 2018 – Olympic bronze medal­list); Chris­tian Daghio (Apr 4, 1969 – Oct 26, 2018 – PABA light-heavy­weight cham­pion); Je­sus Con­tr­eras (Dec 24, 1965 – Oct 26, 2018 – USA New Eng­land heavy­weight cham­pion);

Piero Del Papa (Aug 25, 1938 – Oct 27, 2018 – Two-time Eu­ro­pean light-heavy­weight ti­tle chal­lenger);

Mon­roe Brooks (May 9, 1953 – Oct 27, 2018 – WBC su­per-light­weight ti­tle chal­lenger); Bunny Grant (Sep 29, 1940 – Nov 1, 2018 – Com­mon­wealth light­weight cham­pion); Mario Melo (Feb 11, 1962 – Nov 4, 2018 – WBO light-heavy­weight ti­tle chal­lenger);

Mar­i­ano Echevar­ria (Jan 16, 1936 – Nov 6, 2018 – Two-weight Span­ish cham­pion); Lorenzo Gar­cia (Jun 21, 1956 – Nov 7, 2018 – WBA su­per-light­weight ti­tle chal­lenger); Leo Hall (Dec 13, 1994 – Nov 10, 2018 – Pro light-heavy­weight); Trevor Kerr (Jun 1, 1953 – Nov 12, 2018 – North­ern Ir­ish Area light-heavy­weight cham­pion); De­vis Perez (Oct 24, 1985 – Nov 15, 2018 – Colom­bian su­per-light­weight cham­pion);

Bunny Ster­ling (Apr 4, 1948 – Nov 19, 2018 – British, Com­mon­wealth & Eu­ro­pean mid­dleweight cham­pion);

Alonzo John­son (Nov 6, 1934 – Nov 22, 2018 – Pro heavy­weight); David De­fi­ag­bon (Jun 12, 1970 – Nov 24, 2018 – WBA Fede­cen­tro heavy­weight cham­pion);

Hec­tor Me­len­dez (Nov 17, 1953 – Nov 26, 2018 – Three-time WBC light-fly­weight ti­tle chal­lenger);

Marty Denkin (Feb 25, 1934 – Nov 29, 2018 – Ref­eree); Kid Leon (Jan 27, 1931 – Nov 29, 2018 – Pro mid­dleweight); Joel Clifton (1989 – Nov 30, 2018 – Aus­tralian heavy­weight ti­tle chal­lenger); Jean Bap­tiste

Rol­land (Apr 23, 1937 – Dec 1, 2018 – Two-time Eu­ro­pean su­per-wel­ter­weight ti­tle chal­lenger);

Markus Beyer (Apr 28, 1971 – Dec 3, 2018 – Three-time WBC su­per-mid­dleweight cham­pion); Tony Ouel­lette (Mar 3, 1921 – Dec 3, 2018 – USA Maine State heavy­weight cham­pion); Leo Di­fiore (Feb 20, 1949 – Dec 8, 2018 – USA Maine State light­weight cham­pion);

Gab­ula Vabaza (Aug 23, 1978 – Dec 11, 2018 – South African fly­weight cham­pion); Maria Je­sus Rosa (Jun 20, 1974 – Dec 18, 2018 – Pro fly­weight);

Oliver Wright (Jun 12, 1947 – Dec 28, 2018 – USA Florida State heavy­weight cham­pion); Henry Wal­litsch (Oct 18, 1935 – Dec 31, 2018 – Pro heavy­weight).

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