Died Frankie randall, the fighter who gave his first professional loss to Julio Cesar Chavez, as reported on social networks by his coach Aaron Snowell Wednesday morning.
«I just found out, from DeMarcus Randall, son of the three-time champion Frankie randall, that the Lord has called him home. The surgeon will continue to operate from heaven with the lord. May God comfort your family in this difficult time. Peace and blessings to the Randall family. Rest in peace, “he posted Snowell.
I just got word from DeMarcus Randall son of Frankie Randall 3x Champion that the Lord has call him home.
The Surgeon …
Posted By Aaron Snowell on Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Frankie randall He was 59 years old at the time of death, and why he died has not been disclosed. In his career he was three times world champion, winning, losing and regaining the super lightweight belt of the AMB.
Although the causes of his death have not been revealed, Randall He suffered from boxing dementia and Parkinson’s, his son revealed earlier this year.
“My father has boxing dementia and Parkinson’s,” his son told him DeMarcus Randall to the magazine The Ring earlier this year. «He has a lesion in the frontal lobe of the brain that affects his speech, motor skills, and his mental stability. Due to his condition, my family and I made the decision to place him in a nursing home in Tennessee. We want to keep your location private at this time. I am sure his condition worsened over time. he was a boxer. He gave his whole life to boxing, and he loved his job.
His fights with Julio César Chávez
His name will be forever linked to boxing history as the man who on January 29, 1994 put Mexico in a national duel by giving his first defeat to Julio Cesar Chavez. He won him clearly, although the decision was controversially divided. Randall knocked down Chavez in round 11, the first time the Mexican went to the canvas.
In 1994 Frankie Randall became the first man to ever knockdown Julio Cesar Chavez on his way to winning a split decision.
Chavez hadn’t touched down in his previous 90 contests! pic.twitter.com/rhB2z6YE4I
– Against The Ropes (@ATRboxinguk) September 29, 2018
An immediate rematch was ordered a few months later in May. In that occasion Julio Cesar Chavez He regained the title in a controversial way due to a divided technical decision after a cut in the right eyelid. TO Randall a point was controversially deducted for a head butt, even though it was considered accidental. Two judges saw win Chavez by 76-75 and 77-74, and the other to Randall by 76-75.
In both of his fights, it was clear that the boxing industry favored Julio Cesar Chavez, one of the most lucrative fighters of his time to regain the title, at the cost of Frankie randall.
With Chavez he would meet again in 2004, although both fighters are far from their best times. It was one more fight to get money, exploiting the rivalry of 10 years before, than because there was something pending. Chavez won by unanimous decision.
The last fight of Frankie randall It was July 15, 2005, losing his last five fights in a row. He retired with a record of 58 wins, 18 losses and 1 draw, with 42 wins by knockout.