Raul Rojas

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Name: Raul Rojas
Born: 1941-11-05
Birthplace: San Pablo, California, USA
Died: 2012-05-20 (Age:70)
Hometown: Los Angeles, California, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 5′ 4″   /   163cm
Reach: 62″   /   157cm
Boxing Record: click

Manager: Jackie McCoy

Raul Rojas grew up in Watts and East Los Angeles. As a youth, Rojas led a group called "Little Roy's Gang," according to a 1968 Sports Illustrated article, and was sent to the California Youth Authority following a violent clash in which a fellow gang member was shot dead next to him, "a bullet between his eyes," according to the story.

"All I ever was was tough," Rojas said. "I thought I'd put it to work."

As he told The Times in 1968: "If it were not for boxing, I'd probably either be in San Quentin or would already have made the trip to the gas chamber."

After his boxing career ended, Rojas worked as a longshoreman. [1]


Preceded by:
Vicente Saldivar
Retired
WBA Featherweight Champion
1968 Mar 28 – 1968 Sep 27
Succeeded by:
Shozo Saijo