Jump to content

Rest in Peace, Boxing Hall of Famer, Eder Jofre


Recommended Posts

Eder Jofre, the former bantamweight and featherweight world champion, died Sunday at age 86.

by Ryan Songalia

The Brazilian ring legend had been hospitalized since March due to pneumonia, and died due to complications from pneumonia in his hometown of São Paulo, Brazil, his daughter Andrea announced on Facebook.

Jofre had been the oldest living world champion at the time of his death. He is the consensus pick for Brazil’s greatest boxer, and is considered by many to be the greatest bantamweight champion ever.

Jofre (72–2-4, 50 knockouts) turned pro in 1957, after making it to the quarterfinals of the Olympics the year before. He won a version of the bantamweight championship in 1960, knocking out Eloy Sanchez in six rounds, and reigned until 1965, when he lost a split decision to Fighting Harada in Japan.
Read more: https://www.ringtv.com/644798-eder-jofre-former-bantamweight-and-featherweight-champ-dies-at-age-86/

Edited by WelshDevilRob
  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

17 hours ago, Ledhed1 said:

Not just a version of the title Jofre was the man at 118 for his 4.5 year reign after Jose Becerra retired as champion. RIP

--- Eder Jofre, The Golden Bantam on P4P par with SRRobinson in their day. Bit of Polymath with a whole lotta Gentleman mixed in also.

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...