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José Torres

Puerto Rican professional boxer

Died when: 72 years 261 days (872 months)
Star Sign: Taurus

José ("Chegüi") Torres (May 3, 1936 – January 19, 2009), was a Puerto Rican professional boxer.As an amateur boxer, he won a silver medal in the junior middleweight at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne.

In 1965, he defeated Willie Pastrano to win the WBC and WBA light heavyweight championships.Torres trained with the legendary boxing trainer Cus D'Amato.

In 1997, he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.


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