Former 1950s lightheavyweight Angelo DeFendis passed away on May 26,2014.
By Dan Cuoco
21-year-old heavyweight Francisco “Pancho” Moncivais passed away on Saturday night due to injuries suffered in a bout the previous night in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Moncivais (1-1) was taken to Gulfport Memorial Hospital after engaging in an all out slugfest with Bobby O’Bannon (6-2). Sadly he died from his injuries 24 hours later.
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