Thursday, September 8, 2016

Bobby Chacon: Nov. 28, 1951-Sept. 7, 2016


Two-division boxing champion Bobby "Schoolboy" Chacon, ink on sketch paper by Coyote Duran, boxing art
Two-division boxing champion Bobby "Schoolboy" Chacon, ink on sketch paper by Coyote Duran


Sketchbook Chronicles No. 7: On Wednesday, Sept. 7, the boxing world learned that one of its own, former two-division champion (at featherweight and junior lightweight) and Hall-of-Famer Bobby "Schoolboy" Chacon, 59-7-1 (47), had passed  away while under hospice care.

Despite suffering the tragic losses of his wife Valerie (Chacon would fight the following day, stopping Salvador Ugalde in the third round) and son Bobby Jr. (a result of gun violence three years after Chacon retired), Chacon could still find the wherewithal to smile. That smile became the trademark of a warrior, who would gradually succumb to Pugilistica Dementia.

As simple and bold as his smile, I offer an equally simple and bold tribute to Bobby "Schoolboy" Chacon in my latest "Sketchbook Chronicles" entry, done in Micron pen and Pentel Pocket Brush Pen on sketch paper.

Rest in peace, Champ.










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