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Rest in Peace, Boxing Hall of Famer, Eder Jofre


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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
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