An Australian featherweight boxer Johnny Famechon has passed away.
Famechon was the 2003 Inductee for the Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame Moderns category and was the third to be elevated to Legend status in 2012.
His first major win was over Les Dunn to become Victorian Featherweight champion in 1964, then he was Commonwealth featherweight champion in 1967 after defeating the Scot John O’Brien.
After defeating the Cuban José Legrá on points at the Albert Hall in London, he became Lineal and WBC featherweight champion on January 21, 1969.
On his return to Australia after his World Title win against Jose Legra in London, Famechon received the Keys To The City in 1969.
Famechon was the first Melburnian to become King of Moomba in 1970 when appointed by the Moomba festival committee.
Johnny Famechon passed away on July 4, 2022, at the age of 77.
Johnny Famechon Wife
Elise Famechon was the wife of the late Johnny Famechon. The couple met at Essendon Technical School and got married at St. Brigid’s Church in Mordialtic in 1970.
Johnny Famechon Children
Johnny together with his wife Elise Famechon, the couple was blessed with two children; their son Paul Famechon was born in 1972, and their daughter, Danielle Famechon was also born in 1974.
Johnny Famechon Parents And Siblings
Johnny was born on March 28, 1945, in Paris, France, and his mother, father, and younger brother moved from Paris to Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia a suburb of Melbourne, in 1950 when he was five.
The family then moved to Middle Park another suburb of Melbourne. His mother Antoinette and younger brother Christian moved to Paris a couple of years later; John and his father Andre then moved to Richmond.