Former two-time champion in two weight classes and hall of fame boxer Bobby “Schoolboy” Chacon passed away Wednesday morning at the age of 64.
Bobby Chacon was born November 28th 1951. He grew up in a rough neighborhood in Pacoima, California, and his childhood was surrounded by drugs and violence. By the time he was a teenager, he was involved with a gang and in trouble with the law for street fighting. His then girlfriend, and future wife Valerie, convinced him to do his fighting inside the ring instead of on the streets. He had a short, but successful amateur career, as he competed in two golden gloves tournaments and held a record of 20-3-1 before turning pro in 1972.