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3.22.2006

Gabriel "Flash" Elorde




Gabriel Elorde

  • 1st Filipino Junior Lightweight Boxing Champion (1960)
  • 1st Filipino and 1st Asian World Junior Lightweight Boxing Champion inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, New York (1988)
  • 1st Filipino and 1st Asian World Junior Lightweight Boxing Champion inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame (1993)


ALIAS
"Flash"


DATE OF BIRTH
March 22, 1935

BIRTHPLACE
Bogo, Cebu, Philippines


WIFE: Laura


YEAR OF DEATH
January 2, 1985


USEFUL LINKS

Flash Elorde
Gabriel Elorde alias "Flash"
Flash Elorde Is Dead at 49;Held Boxing Title in the 60's
Flash Elorde honored by world champ he dethroned
Boxing: The Sock Exchange
Wikipedia Article on Gabriel Elorde

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