Historic Photo of the Day: José Chegüi Torres

War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony

 

José “Chegüi” Torres was a great champion.

He was the light-heavyweight champion of the world in the mid 1960s, with a record of 41 wins, 3 losses and 29 knockouts.

He was also a great journalist, author, and sports commentator.

There was something more about Chegüi. All his friends knew it. People who met him, realized it very quickly.

Chegüi would give just about anyone the shirt off his back. He was a decent man who could shock you, with his simple acts of kindness.

There aren’t many like him.

 

3 Comments on “Historic Photo of the Day: José Chegüi Torres

  1. Wow Laura, I met Jose a number of times in the late 1960’s, early 70’s when l lined on 114th St. and Roosevelt Ave. around the corner from the place where we went to get Tito that night. Directly across the street form that club used to be a small Puerto Rican cafe called Irene’s Place that made the best food I have ever tasted. Irene was a very kind and giving person but her husband who was a pretty good looking fellow was always fooling around with other women while he spent the money Irene made at the eatery. They had a mentally impaired son who she loved very much and it broke her heart when he died at the age of 14. But she a had many good friends among the boxing world and many would hangout or come to her place to eat. Jose Torres was one of those who patronized her establishment among others. I cannot reminder all of the names right now but Irene introduced me to many of the boxers active at that time and among them Jose Torres always had the most interesting comments and things to say on all the issues regarding the American condition. It’s really good to remember the times spent with good people who have passed through your life.  From: WAR AGAINST ALL PUERTO RICANS To: ronald_barnes2002@yahoo.com Sent: Sunday, September 27, 2015 12:03 AM Subject: [New post] Historic Photo of the Day: José Chegüi Torres #yiv2684250943 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv2684250943 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv2684250943 a.yiv2684250943primaryactionlink:link, #yiv2684250943 a.yiv2684250943primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv2684250943 a.yiv2684250943primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv2684250943 a.yiv2684250943primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv2684250943 WordPress.com | Remy posted: ” José “Chegüi” Torres was a great champion.He was the light-heavyweight champion of the world in the mid 1960s, with a record of 41 wins, 3 losses and 29 knockouts.He was also a great journalist, author, and sports commentator.The” | |

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  2. THE LAST ENCAUNTER WITH JOSE “CHEGUI ” TOREES WAS UNFORTUNALLY AT THE AWAKE OF ANOTHER GRATE , REST – IN THE GOOD HANDS ” RAY BARRETO .

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