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Carlos Enrique Hernández Ramos (April 21, 1940 – July 2, 2016) was a Venezuelan world champion professional boxer.[1] Known professionally as Carlos Morocho Hernandez (Carlos "Dark Haired" Hernandez), he ended his career following a TKO by Scottish boxer Ken Buchanan.

Carlos Hernandez
Statistics
Real nameCarlos Enrique Hernandez Ramos
Nickname(s)Morocho
Weight(s)Super lightweight
Height5′ 6″ / 167cm
NationalityVenezuela
Born(1939-04-22)22 April 1939
Caracas, Venezuela
Died2 July 2016(2016-07-02) (aged 77)
Stanceorthodox
Boxing record
Total fights76
Wins60
Wins by KO44
Losses12
Draws4

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HistoryEdit

Carlos Enrique Hernandez Ramos was born on 21 April 1940, in the populous parish of La Pastora, Caracas. For the peculiarity of being dark-haired, was identified for most of his career as "Morocho", but also was known as "Kid Helicoide". His first triumphs in boxing came at the age of 15 years old, earning the titles of Champion of the Federal District and National Featherweight monarch. In his first international tournament, he was included in the Second World Amateur Boxing Championships held in Mexico, where he earned the "Ring of Diamonds"[clarification needed].

He was also champion of Central America and the Caribbean and was undefeated after 25 amateur fights. Following his amateur career, which he finished undefeated, he tried his hand at professional boxing, which seemed a more lucrative field to him.

The "Morocho" made the leap to professional boxing under the tutelage of Juancho Medina. His debut was on 25 January 1959 at Nuevo Circo de Caracas, against Felix Gil, at featherweight. On 18 January 1965, Carlos "Morocho" Hernández won the world light-welterweight championship, facing the American Eddie Perkins and giving Venezuela its first world champion.[2]

After a career of successes and excesses, Carlos "Morocho" Hernández, met the end and defeat when he faced, in London, on 11 May 1971 Scotsman Ken Buchanan, to whom Hernandez lost by TKO in the 8th round.

DeathEdit

Carlos "Morocho" Hernandez" died in Caracas, Venezuela, on July 2, 2016 due to health complications.[3][4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Morocho defends boxing crown". The Bulletin. United Press International. 1965-07-01. Retrieved 2010-09-16.
  2. ^ "Carlos Morocho Hernández - Lineal Junior Welterweight Champion". The Cyber Boxing Zone Encyclopedia.
  3. ^ "Luto en Venezuela, falleció 'Morocho' Hernández". Retrieved 2016-07-03.
  4. ^ Carlos “Morocho” Hernandez has passed Archived 2016-10-03 at the Wayback Machine

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Achievements
Preceded by
Eddie Perkins
Lineal Light Welterweight Champion
January 18, 1965– April 29,1966
Succeeded by
Sandro Lopopolo
Preceded by
Eddie Perkins
WBA Light Welterweight Champion
January 18, 1965– April 29,1966
Succeeded by
Sandro Lopopolo
Preceded by
Eddie Perkins
WBC Light Welterweight Champion
January 18, 1965– April 29,1966
Succeeded by
Sandro Lopopolo