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Ex-boxer Chacon dies in US hospital

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) – Hall of Fame boxer Bobby Chacon died Wednesday under hospice care for dementia. He was 64.

Riverside County coroner’s Sgt. Brent Seacrest said Chacon died “with his family present at his bedside.’’

Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2005, the former WBC featherweight and super featherweight champion had a career record of 59-7-1 with 47 knockouts.

At 22 in 1974, Chacon stopped Alfredo Marcano in the ninth round at the Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles to take the featherweight title. In 1980, Chacon outpointed Rafael Limon in Sacramento for the super featherweight title.