Johnny Famechon who is better known as the 2003 Inductee for the Australian National Boxing star passed away at the age of 77.The famous and much loved Boxing star, Johnny Famechon passed away at the age of 77 after battling a long illness. His passing away is no less than a shock for all his fans who admired him for a long time.
Johnny Famechon’s Death, Wife, Family, Career, And Success!
The news of his unfortunate death was announced by the Sport Australia Hall of fame some moments after the doctors confirmed his death. Born in a Normal working family in the year 1945 to Andre Famechon and Antoinette Famechon, he participated in boxing matches on an international level and also won many awards and recognition for his hard work and victory.
Johnny Famechon is remembered as one of the strong and tough boxers who proved his strength again and again in the ring as well as outside the ring. Let’s have a closer look at his life, struggle and the story of his success.
Career And Success
The boxing star who passed away at his residence like a warrior fighting with long illness made a record of fighting a total of 67 matches in the ring, of which he was victorious in 56 lost in 5 and 6 matches were drawn. In all the matches of his career, he fought like a highly trained professional and not like an amateur.
Trained by Ambrose Palmer, he won the first major of his career at the Victorian Featherweight Championship against Les Dunn in the year 1966.
In the Commonwealth games 1967, he defeated Scot Johnny O’Brien and emerged victorious post which in the year 1969 he became the Lineal and the WBC featherweight champion by defeating boxer Cuban Jose Legra at the Albert Hall London. He successfully defended his WBC featherweight title by defeating the Japanese Boxer, Harada.
Just 14 months later he again defeated Harada in the ring post where he again defended his WBC title by defeating the Mexican boxer, Vicente Saldivar. He further lost a match several times, after which he decided to retire from the ring. It can be said without any doubt that throughout his career he never let the head of his coach Ambrose Palmer turn down. With a total Estimated net worth of around 2 to 3 Million $, he started living at his residence in Melbourne in his final days when he was suffering from an age-related illness.
Family / Wife
In the year 1970 Johnny Famechon married Elise Alves Famechon, along with whom he welcomed two children Paul Famechon and Daniele Famechon into this world in the year 1972 and 1974 respectively. The 5 feet 3-inch boxer met his wife and the love of his life, Elise Alves Famcehon at his school and they both later married in the year 1970 at the St. Brigid’s Church which is at Mordialloc.
The boxer suffered an unfortunate accident at the Sydney Warwick Farm Racecourse while he was on a walk. He was reportedly injured by a vehicle that was passing by. The injury was indeed very severe and he suffered with Brain injury as well as a stroke later.
After recovering from the severe injuries he went under a complex brain-based multi-movement therapy rehabilitation, in which he was somewhere around 10 to 12 weeks post which he returned to his normal healthy life. Recently in the 2022 Queen Elizabeth’s Birthday celebrations, he was appointed as a member of the Order of Australia for his great services to the field of boxing. There is a bronze statue of the boxing star in his hometown in Frankston.