Julio Cesar Chavez mourned the death this Wednesday of the former world champion Frankie randall, before whom he had the first of his defeat of his career.
It was through social networks that the great champion expressed his regret for the death of Randall, with whom he had three fights. July described him, above all, as a friend.
Chávez mourned the death of Frankie Randall
«Today another champion leaves, another friend that this great sport of boxing gave me.
I am very sorry for the departure of a great boxer. I will always carry it with me. See you soon Frankie randall RIP », Chávez expressed.
Words of appreciation and condolences from Chavez they are a proof of the respect between both boxers, active and after retirement. In January 1994, Frankie randall sent to the canvas Chavez for the first time in his career, and then he was left with a split decision victory, also the first on his record.
Randall He passed away at 59 years of age and the reason or motive for his loss is unknown so far. The news was released through the social networks of whoever was his coach in life, Aaron Snowell through the son of Frankie, DeMarcus.
«I just received news from DeMarcus Randall, son of Frankie randall three times champion, that the Lord has called him home. The surgeon is operating in heaven with his Lord. May God comfort the family in these difficult times. May peace and blessing be with the family Randall«.
Randall was the fighter who gave the first defeat in the professional field to Chavez, on January 29, 1994 through a controversial and much disputed, divided division.
Randall, From Alabama, suffered from Parkinson’s (same disease of Muhammad Ali) and pugilistic dementia according to information provided by his family in early 2020.
Fruitful and competitive career
In his boxing career he became a three-time world champion in the super lightweight division of the World Boxing Association.
Throughout his career, he won important victories against men of the stature of Juan Martín Coggi, Rodney Moore, Julio César Chávez, and Edwin rosario on a couple of occasions.
He would move away from professional boxing in his last fight on July 15, 2005, when he was defeated by technical knockout in 6 episodes against Craig Webber. He finished with a record of 58 victories, 42 of them by knockout, 18 setbacks, and 1 draw.