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Aussie boxing mourns as legendary world champ Johnny Famechon dies years after horror car accident

Aussie boxing mourns as legendary world champion dies many years after horror automotive accident put him in a coma for 10 days and left him with a mind harm – as shocked Jeff Fenech makes heartfelt tribute

The demise of former featherweight world champion Johnny Famechon aged 77 has rocked Australian boxing greater than 30 years after he bravely battled again from a surprising accident that left him in a coma.

Greatest remembered for taking the title in opposition to Jose Legra in an exhilarating 15-round bout in London in 1969 – then beating well-known Japanese pug Combating Harada later that yr – Famechon died in Melbourne, it was introduced on Thursday.

Famed for his silky abilities with the gloves on, he proved he was additionally immensely robust exterior the ring when he battled again after he was hit by a automotive close to Sydney‘s Warwick Farm racetrack in 1991.

The impression put him in a coma for 10 days and when he regained consciousness he had a mind harm and suffered a stroke – however fought his approach again to guide what he described as ‘an awesome life’.

His fellow Aussie world champion Jeff Fenech was gutted after listening to the information.

‘He by no means did not ship me a Christmas card and each time I noticed him we might chuckle and joke,’ he informed radio 2GB.

‘He was such an attractive man. On prime of his legendary boxing report as a human he was second to none. 

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