He was the primary World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Bantamweight Universal Champion.
Panamanian boxing is in mourning after the loss of life of former world champion Rigoberto Riasco on the age of 69.
The info was launched by The Best of Boxing journalist Daniel Alonso.
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“It is with great sadness that I record at his home last night the passing of Panamanian Rigoberto Riasco, the first WBC 122 world champion. He was one of the beneficiaries of Lo Mejor del Boxeo’s retirement plan,” Alonso wrote on his Twitter account.
Known as ‘The Little Poison’, Riasco was the primary tremendous bantamweight world champion of the World Boxing Council (WBC), a class created in 1976 in response to the pressing want to cut back the burden distinction between divisions.
The date Riasco was topped was April 3, 1976, when he gained by retirement in the eighth spherical in opposition to Japan-based Kenyan Phillipe Waring Nakayama. He turns into the ninth Panamanian to win a world title. He efficiently defended in opposition to Livio Nolasco and Korean Dong Kyun Yum.
He misplaced the 122lb World Championship in the third protection in opposition to Japan’s Royal Kobayashi, in Tokyo, on October 9, 1976.
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After retirement, Riasco served as a coach for a number of years, though he additionally left this exercise.
Born on January 11, 1953, Riasco completed with an expert report of 26 wins, 9 defeats, 4 attracts and 13 knockouts.
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