An Australian featherweight boxer Johnny Famechon has passed away.
Born on March 28, 1945, in Paris, France, 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 Health: What Illness Did Johnny Famechon Have?
Famechon Famechon was hit by a car in 1991 while jogging in Sydney, which led to him having a stroke and giving him an acquired brain injury as a consequence of the incident.
The Australian boxer passed away on July 4, 2022, at the age of 77.