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Sad to see Johnny pass.

Back in the day when I boxed (for football training) in the 60's Johnny, Masahiko Fighting Harada, Lionel Rose, and to a degree Muhammad Ali, were my hero's.

RIP Johnny.
 

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He was a true champion..
They mentioned on tv yesterday how he lost his filter after his accident..
Nothing wrong with calling RIP Johnny.
 
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I remember him well. I also remember all the talk about trying to get him and Lionel Rose in the ring together.
77 is young these days, it's my age now..
RIP Jean-Pierre
 

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He retired from boxing at the age of 24yrs, a very young age for retirement in any sport.

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I also remember all the talk about trying to get him and Lionel Rose in the ring together.
I think it's surprising this never happened. They were both Victorians that were world champions during the same period and fought in similar weight divisions. Rose was initially a bantamweight and moved up to lightweight later in his career while Famechon was between those two divisions as a featherweight. It was during a period when Australia did not have many world sporting champions and a nontitle fight for display purpose only between the two world champions would have been a promoters dream.
 
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