Pancho Villa Won Boxing Title

Philippine boxer, Pancho Villa won the flyweight title at the 1923 World Boxing Championships.

Date:
      1923
Name(s):
      Pancho Villa
Occupation:
      Boxer
Location:
      Philippines

Additional Information:

  • Pancho Villa | Filipino boxer | Britannica.com
    Pancho Villa, original name Francisco Guilledo, (born Aug. 1, 1901, Iloilo, Phil.—died July 14, 1925, San Francisco, Calif., U.S.), Filipino professional boxer, world flyweight (112 pounds) champion. Villa began his boxing career in 1919, winning various titles in the Philippines.Jul 28, 2019
  • Francisco Guilledo – Wikipedia
    Villa, who stood only 5 feet and 1 inch (154 cm) tall and never weighed more than 114 pounds (51 kg), despite the racial discrimination of that time, rose from obscurity to become the first Asian to win the World Flyweight Championship in 1923, earning the reputation in some quarters as one of the greatest Flyweight …
  • Pancho Villa – BoxRec
    Mar 4, 2018 – Villa was the first Asian/Filipino Boxing World Champion. … Pancho was a heavy favourite to beat McLarnin and his defeat was a major upset.
  • Pancho Villa: Greatest Asian fighter | Sports | GMA News Online
    Mar 4, 2008 – … Pancho Villa, the legendary name used by flyweight boxer Francisco Guilledo, who won the world flyweight boxing championship in 1923, …
  • Pancho Villa
    Pancho Villa is considered by many to be the greatest Asian fighter in boxing … knocked out Johnny Buff in eleven rounds to win the American flyweight title.

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