Jorge Jose Fernandez
Name: Jorge Fernandez
Alias: El Gallego / El Toro de Pompeya
Birth Name: Jorge José Fernández
Hometown: Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
Died: 2018-02-16 (Age:82)
Pro Boxer: Record
- Jorge Fernandez - The former 1960s world ranked welterweight contender and world title challenger passed away on February 16, 2018 at the age of 82. He was born Jorge José Fernández in Buenos Aires, Argentina on September 28, 1935 and fought professionally from 1953-1973.
- Between December 1960 and February 1964 he was ranked as high as the #3 welterweight in the world by The Ring magazine. On December 8, 1962, world welterweight champion Emile Griffith stopped him in the ninth round in the only world championship fight of his career. However, he did win three prestigious titles during his career: Argentina middleweight title; South American middleweight title; and Spanish middleweight title.
- He retired with an outstanding record of 117-10-3 (84 KOs/KO by 3). During his career he defeated such fighters as Denny Moyer, Isaac Logart, Ted Wright, Joe Miceli, Charley Scott, Billy Collins, Stefan Redl, Gratien Tonna, Fortunato Manca, Fernando Barreto, Cecil Shorts, Jose Valdes, Adalberto Ochoa, Martiniano Pereyra, Rogelio Andre, Angel Ahumada, Mel Barker, Hector Mora and Charlie Austin. Besides Emile Griffith, who beat him three times, he also fought such fighters as Carlos Monzon and Luis Federico Thompson.