Name: Simon Chavez
Alias: El Pollo de la Palmita
Birthplace: Maiquetia, Venezuela
Died: 1994-01-27 (Age:81)
Hometown: Maiquetia, Venezuela
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The Venezuelan Chavez was Venezuelan Feather Champion and beat 5 world champions -- Sixto Escobar, Kid Chocolate, Freddie Miller, Pete Scalzo, and Joey Archibald.
With the Scalzo fight, he became the first Venezuelan to headline in Madison Square Garden.
After a short amateur career, he turned pro against Rafael Cedeno (15 March 1930); fought 12 times that year, winning all. Split a pair of bouts with Firpo Zuliano in 1931.
Retired after a kayo loss to Jose Alberto D?azon July 7, 1945.
Elected to Venezuelan Sports hall of Fame in 1971.
Total fights -- 81 with 50 wins, 24 losses, and 7 draws