Bobby Chacon tangles with Cornelius Boza-Edwards, Chacon winning a unanimous decision in May 1983 in Las Vegas. It was named Fight of the Year by Ring Magazine/Photo courtesy of Getty Images, Ring Magazine
The public is invited to a celebration service for boxer Bobby “Schoolboy” Chacon that will be held Friday from 6-10 p.m. at Stevens Steak & Seafood House in the City of Commerce. Chacon will then be laid to rest Monday at the San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Mission Hills at 9 a.m. in the Mission Garden Mausoleum.
Chacon, the pride of Pacoima, died Sept. 7 at age 64 after a fall. The two-division world champion suffered from pugilistic dementia for some two decades, the result of his many ring wars.
Chacon fought from 1972-88 and compiled a record of 59-7-1 with 47 knockouts while winning world titles in the featherweight and super featherweight divisions.