Dick Menchaca

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Name: Dick Menchaca
Hometown: Port Arthur, Texas, USA
Birthplace: Piedras Negras, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Mexico
Died: 2005-07-28 (Age:83)
Pro Boxer: Record
Amateur Boxer: Record


  • Won the 1940 Chicago Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions by decision over Jimmy Joyce. "His boxing class and speed won him the greatest ovation of the night". United Press
  • Won the 1941 Chicago Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions by decision over Ray Brown.
  • Won the 1941 Intercity Golden Gloves by a "close decision" over Lester McGowan. United Press
  • All of his Golden Gloves matches were in the bantamweight divison.
  • Reported as having only lost two of twenty professional fights.
  • Fought his professional career with a twenty percent disability due to a mortar fire injury while serving in the United States Army in Europe during WW2.

Museum of the Gulf Coast biography [1]



Preceded by:
Chester Ellis
Chicago Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions
Bantamweight Champion

1940-1941
Succeeded by:
Jackie Graves
Preceded by:
Jimmy Joyce
Intercity Golden Gloves
Bantamweight Champion

1941
Succeeded by:
Jackie Graves