Little Poison, Ex-WBC Tremendous Bantam Champ Rigoberto Riasco, Dies at 69 in Panama – Video

Little Poison, Ex-WBC Tremendous Bantam Champ Rigoberto Riasco, Dies at 69 in Panama

By Robert Brizel, Head Actual Fight Media Boxing Correspondent        

Panama Metropolis, Panama (August 31, 2022)– Former lineal and World Boxing Council Tremendous Bantamweight World champion Rigoberto “Little Poison” Riasco, who dominated the decrease weights within the Seventies, has died in his native Panama Metropolis, Panama at age 69.

 Riasco fought between 1968 and 1976, and once more between 1981 and 1982. Riasco fought in 4 world title bouts. After dropping his WBC title to Royal Kobayashi in 1976, Riasco retired for 5 years. In 1981, Riasco gained two comeback bouts, then misplaced his subsequent three professional bouts and retired for good. His last report was 19-9-4 with 13 knockouts.

 Riasco earned his place within the historical past books somewhat uniquely. After dropping to Alexis Arguello in his first try for a world title, the World Boxing Affiliation World Featherweight title, in Might 1975, in Grenada, Spain, Riasco gained the Panamanian Featherweight title by decisioning Luis Avila in Panama Metropolis in August 1975 over 12 rounds. In November 1976, at Panama Gymnasium in Panama Metropolis, Panama, Riasco, combating within the decrease tremendous bantamweight weight class, gained the inaugural World Boxing Council World Tremendous Bantamweight title in April 1976 with an eighth spherical stoppage of Waruinge Nakayama. Riasco then defended his WBC belt in 1976, earlier than dropping his WBC belt to Kobayashi, with all world 4 title bouts going down in 1976.




Robert Brizel - Head Boxing Correspondent

Robert Brizel – Head Boxing Correspondent

Robert is the Head Boxing Correspondent for Actual Fight Media Boxing since 2013. Robert can be a photographer and ringside reporter for the RCM Tri State area which incorporates NJ, NY and PA. Robert conducts unique interviews, gives historic boxing articles and gives editorial ringside protection of main boxing occasions. You’ll be able to contact or observe Robert on Fb and by e-mail at [email protected]

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