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When Eder Jofre Rocked L.A.

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California was rocking. It was the summer of 1960 and nothing could be finer than watching big time boxing in the Golden State. The exciting fights kept coming and so did the exciting fighters.

George Parnassus, matchmaker at the Olympic Auditorium and known as the Silver Fox of boxing, was using all of his flair and imagination to give fight fans what they wanted to see. Los Angeles was the magical candy store of boxing where all sizes and flavors of goodies were on sale. Parnassus was celebrating his third anniversary as the Olympic's matchmaker and he couldn't have invented a better track record for himself.
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Great article, Mike Casey is class.....
Jofre told that he was close to hit the canvas before the stoppage btw.....he said that Medel landed a left hook to his body and that the pain was appalling. He only could recover from it because his dad in the corner talked about his mom and he then was just way too much motivated to feel the pain.....
Spot on vic
He spoke about it in that doc we are talking about the other day, didn´t he ?
IIRC he actually gets very emotional in the doc when he says about how his old man made him motivated to stop Medel in the next round..talking about his mom and all....
Eder´s wife died recently btw...he was very close to her, not sure how he´ll deal with that loss...
He was, man. I wish I could post on yt with english subtitles the part where he talks about the Medel fight.....I will try to see how I can do that, you know, the english subtitles.... that way you guys can hear what he says because it´s very interesting......
Jofre is in the hospital, not well, apparently he has alzheimer. Sad.
And people say that he was very depressed lately too .
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