Australian boxer Johnny Famechon AM competed at the featherweight division. Famechon became the seventh person to be given Legend status in 2012 after being elected into the Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame’s Moderns category in 2003. His 20-year professional boxing career helped him establish a solid reputation as a talented boxer whose defense was his forte.

His overall record includes 56 victories, 6 ties, and 5 defeats. In 1964, he defeated Les Dunn to win the Victorian featherweight championship, and in 1967, he defeated the Scotsman John O’Brien to win the Commonwealth featherweight championship. On January 21, 1969, at London’s Albert Hall, he won the Lineal and WBC featherweight championships by defeating Cuban José Legrá on points.


Johnny Famechon
Johnny Famechon

In a close points decision, Famechon defeated Fighting Harada of Japan to retain his WBC featherweight championship. Six months later, Famechon and Harada squared off for the world championship; Famechon prevailed by stopping Harada in the fifteenth round. On May 9, 1970, in Rome, he faced Mexican Vicente Saldivar to defend his WBC title; following a close points decision loss, he shortly announced his retirement. He received all of his professional training from Ambrose Palmer, and he never engaged in amateur combat.

Who is Elise Famechon?

Elise Famechon happens to be the wife of former boxer, Johnny Famechon. The pair were married in 1970 and had two kids, a son, Paul Famechon who was born in 1972, and a daughter, Danielle who was born in 1974.


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