Flash Elorde

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Class of 1993
Modern Category
Hall of Fame bio:click
World Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee

Name: Flash Elorde
Alias: Flash
Birth Name: Gabriel Elorde
Born: 1935-03-25
Birthplace: Bogo, Cebu, Philippines
Died: 1985-01-02 (Age:49)
Hometown: Paranaque City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Stance: Southpaw
Height: 5′ 5½″   /   167cm
Reach: 68″   /   173cm
Boxing Record: click

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Regional & Minor Titles

  • Philippines Games & Amusement Board (GAB) Bantamweight Title (July 1952)
  • Oriental Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) Bantamweight Title (October 1952)
  • Philippines Games & Amusement Board (GAB) Lightweight Title (August 1954 - June 1955)
  • Philippines Games & Amusement Board (GAB) Super Featherweight Title (October 1957)
  • Philippines Games & Amusement Board (GAB) Lightweight Title (May 1958)
  • Oriental Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) Lightweight Title (March 1958 - April 1962)
  • Oriental Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) Lightweight Title (August 1962 - June 1966)

Notes

  • Outpointed World Featherweight Champion Sandy Saddler in a 1955 non-title fight. He fought Saddler for the title in 1956 and was stopped on a cut in the thirteenth round. Elorde was ahead on all three official scorecards at the time of the stoppage.
  • Fought Carlos Ortiz for the World Lightweight Championship in 1964 and 1966. In each fight, Elorde was stopped in the fourteenth round.
  • Held the World Junior Lightweight/Super Featherweight Championship from 1960 to 1967 and successfully defended it ten times.
  • Grandfather of fellow boxers Juan Martin Elorde and Juan Miguel Elorde.
  • Died from lung cancer in 1985 at age 49.
  • Inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 1988 and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1993.


Preceded by:
Harold Gomes
World Super Featherweight Champion
1960 Mar 16 – 1967 Jun 15
Succeeded by:
Yoshiaki Numata
Preceded by:
Inaugural Champion
WBA Super Featherweight Champion
1962 Aug 20 – 1967 Jun 15
Succeeded by:
Yoshiaki Numata
Preceded by:
Inaugural Champion
WBC Super Featherweight Champion
1963 Feb 14 – 1967 Jun 15
Succeeded by:
Yoshiaki Numata