The Pennsylvania Boxing Hall of Fame announced the names of ten new inductees that make up their Class of 2015.
By Dan Cuoco
Former flyweight world champion and Mexican ring legend Efrén “Alacran” Torres passed away at the age 66 on February 25, 2010 at his residence in Guadalajara, Mexico. Torres boxed professionally from 1959 to 1972 and had a professional record of 53-9-1 with 35 KOs. He will always be remembered for his three epic battles with Chartchai Chionoi from Thailand. Torres won the WBC championship with an eighth round TKO over Chionoi in Mexico City. Torres fought the top fighters of his era, defeating Chionoi, Susumu Hanagata, Pascual Perez, Jose Medel, Octavio “Famoso” Gomez, Eduardo “Raton” Mojica and Bob Allotey.
A REVIEW OF ROLANDO VITALE'S THE REAL ROCKYS: A HISTORY OF THE GOLDEN AGE OF ITALIAN AMERICANS IN BOXING 1900 -1955
The International Boxing Research Organization (IBRO) was organized in May, 1982 for the express purpose of: establishing an accurate history of boxing; compiling complete and accurate boxing records; facilitating the dissemination of boxing research information and cooperating in safeguarding the individual research efforts of its members by application of the rules of scholarly research.