Stepan PAK, “FACTS”
The icon of the Panamanian Boxing, former world champion WBA Featherweight champion Ernesto Marcel died at the age of 72. The cause of death was not COVID-19, and the totality of other diseases, chief of which was Alzheimer’s disease, according to notifight.com.
The famous boxer nicknamed “El Nieto” (“Flat nose”) had the championship belt in 1972-1974, four times successfully defending his title.
Before his last fight in February 1974 with a puncher of Nicaragua, Alexis argüello, 26-year-old Ernesto promised my mother that in every battle, worried for his health, he will finish his career regardless of the result of the meeting. And he kept his word by defeating an opponent who was taller than him by 10 cm, and earning a 15-round fight, a record purse in his career of 80 thousand dollars. “Flat nose” was one of the few who has retired from the Boxing winner.
Ernesto Marcel (centre) in the company of legends Panamanian Boxing
Just for a career, Ernesto Marseille has won 40 fights (23 by knockout!), twice finished fights with a draw and four lost. Over the years in professional Boxing Panamanian only time I’ve been knocked out, and that in the duel with the best lightweight of the twentieth century, Roberto Durán, who as reported a few days ago was hospitalized with coronavirus.
Earlier, the “FACTS” reported that the died legendary trainer of Muhammad Ali and Jimmy Glenn.