Bobby “Schoolboy” Chacon was an American two-time world boxing champion at Featherweight (1974) and Super Featherweight (1982)….who had a record of 59 wins, 7 losses and 1 no contest with 47 knockouts…..as he held victories over seven other men who held a world title, and later avenged 5 of his 7 losses….who beat world champions like Ruben Olivares, Jose Luis Castillo, Danny “Red” Lopez, Alfredo Marcano, Rafael “Bazooka” Limón, Arturo Frias and Cornelius Boza Edwards…..as seen in this incredible fight below.
In November 1979, Chacon received a shot at the WBC title versus world champion Alexis Argüello….who defeated him by a devastating KO after Chacon suffered a bad cut in the 7th round. In 1980, Chacon had only one fight….but it was a significant one….as he beat Bazooka Limón in their third bout….and the WBC once again made him their number one challenger. In 1981, Arguello had left the title vacant and gone up in weight to pursue the world’s Lightweight title….when Limón then beat Idelphonso Bethelmy by a KO in 15 in Los Angeles to win the WBC world Jr. Lightweight championship….when In his first title defense….he lost it by a decision to Uganda’s Cornelius Boza Edwards…. who, in turn, defended his title against Chacon on his first defense. In a televised bout, Edwards retained the world title by a TKO in the 14th round….as this fight proved to be an outstanding fight.
Cornelius Boza-Edwards won the WBC world Jr. Lightweight title from “Bazooka” Limón with a 15 round decision in 1981 at Stockton, California….which came after Limón, a Mexican, had made his infamous “You know what happens to British boxers when they face Mexicans” comment….in a reference to the fight between Lupe Pintor and Johnny Owen, after which Owen died.
Boza-Edwards defeated Bobby Chacon by technical knockout in the fourteenth round in his first defense, but then, he lost the title to Rolando Navarrete, by knockout in round five….plus, he also fought with other world champions such as his rematch with Chacon in their 2nd fight, Alexis Argüello by knockout in eight, Héctor Camacho by decision in twelve, Rocky Lockridge by decision in ten and José Luis Ramírez by knockout in five.
In this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphiles’ opinion….”Schoolboy” Chican and Cornelius Boza Edwards were two really great boxers during the golden age of boxing (1964 – 1995)…. who are too soon being forgotten for how truly talented they were in the boxing ring….as this video provides evidence to this opinion.