40 years have passed since the death of Victor Emilio Galindez, in a fatal car accident.
Victor Galindez world champion middleweight champion AMB, in 1974, after beating Len hutchins at Luna Park. This achievement made him the first Argentine to win the championship in his country.
Among his great duels, is the one he had with Richie kates, who opened a tremendous cut with a head butt on his right eyebrow, on May 22, 1976, with a siege in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Galíndez knocked out Kates in the last 10 seconds of such a contest, which ended blind and bloody.
05/22/1976 Leopard Eye! Victor Galindez KO15 to Richie Kates, in South Africa, WBA Light Heavyweight World Title pic.twitter.com/mIJC9laSQe
– Boxing Champions (@BoxeoDCampeones) May 22, 2015
The Morón Leopard so many times he wiped the blood from his face on the referee’s shirt Stanley Christodoulou, which already looked like a butcher’s apron.
The mythical garment is part of the select group of elements that are exhibited in the Hall of Fame, almost like a trophy.
With the glory in his arms, while the wound on his superciliary was sutured, the journalist Ernesto Cherquis bialo He must have told the flaming monarch of the murder of his idol and friend, Oscar “Ringo” Bonavena.
The fatal accident
Once retired from boxing, Victor Galindez He devoted time to motor racing, another of his glittering passions.
The Buenos Aires native was determined to become a professional runner, but first he had to add minutes into the races.
For this reason, he accepted the missionary’s invitation Antonio Lizeviche, to accompany you as a co-pilot in your Chevrolet coupe.
Unfortunately, the gearbox of car number 19 broke before the seventh kilometer of the race.
Both athletes decided to walk to the pits along the shoulder of the track. At 1:25 p.m., the Falcon of Marcial Feijoó spun, so he hit hard with his tail at Galindez Y Lizeviche, who died on the spot.