Sunday, November 19, 2006

New Yorkers Say Farewell to Boxing Champion Jose “Chegui” Torres

On November 20, 2006, at 7pm at Giovanni’s Restaurant, New Yorkers will hold a farewell party for former Light Heavyweight boxing champion, Jose “Chegui” Torres. After living in New York for forty years, during which he was a boxer, Boxing Commissioner, author and newspaper columnist, he will be moving back to his homeland (Puerto Rico.)
Friends of the South Bronx along with the Juan LaPorte Gym will be hosting the event. The activity will also serve as a fundraiser for the Juan LaPorte Gym located in the South Bronx at 700 Elton Avenue.
Among those from the boxing world that will be present are former boxers Emil Griffith, Juan LaPorte, Iran Barkley and Saoul Mamby. Also present will be current Welterweight Edgar Santana and the “Shakespeare” of boxing, Bert Randolph Sugar.
For more information call (917)517-1320

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad somebody was able to acknowledge what old timer--like Chegui Torres--was able to achieve with limited sources, succeeding to represent boxing sports in Puerto Rico. He is a true Power of example for all generations.