Johnny Famechon AM, an Australian boxer, competed at featherweight. Famechon, who was inducted into the Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame’s Moderns category in 2003, became the seventh individual to receive Legend status in 2012.



He was born on March 28, 1945, in Paris, France. He passed away on August 4, 2022. He was a student at the Essendon technical school. Over the course of his 20-year professional boxing career, he developed a reputation as a gifted fighter whose defense was his strength. His career stats read 56 wins, 6 draws, and 5 losses. He won the Victorian featherweight title in 1964 by defeating Les Dunn, and in 1967 he won the Commonwealth featherweight title by defeating the Scotsman John O’Brien.

He defeated Cuban José Legrá on points on January 21, 1969 in London’s Albert Hall to win the Lineal and WBC featherweight belts. Famechon overcame Fighting Harada of Japan in a tough points decision to keep his WBC featherweight title. The world championship bout between Famechon and Harada took place six months later, with Famechon winning by stopping Harada in the fifteenth round.



 

johnny famechon
johnny famechon

To defend his WBC championship on May 9, 1970, in Rome, he faced Mexican Vicente Saldivar; after a tight points decision loss, he soon announced his retirement. Ambrose Palmer provided him with all of his professional training, and he never participated in amateur fighting.

Johnny Famechon Parents: Meet Mother Antoinette And Father Andre

Johnny Famechon was born to parents Antoinette Famechon and Andre Famechon. His parents relocated to Australia somewhere in 1950.

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