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broncano
09-08-2005, 12:09 AM
The great "Intocable" passed away tonight, victim of a heart attack, aged 66. May God rest his soul...one of the greatest, if not the greatest jr welterweights of all time.

PeteLeo
09-08-2005, 04:22 AM
Sorry to hear this. He really was an unfairly forgotten all-time great of his division. My gosh, just look at his record. How many did he lose, three or four in over a hundred bouts? Maybe this will renew interest in his stellar career. PeteLeo.

jyoungfan2
09-08-2005, 04:37 AM
I'm glad he was able to make it to canastota for his induction. he seemed older than 66 though when I saw him.

bodyblow
09-08-2005, 05:03 AM
What a terrific defensive fighter. If he and Benitez had met at 140 they may have produced boxings first no hitter. Similar styles and ability. Simply a marvelous fighter and a joy to watch.

StingerKarl
09-08-2005, 10:56 AM
Terrific fighter who left behind a Great legacy in the ring.

Rafael
09-08-2005, 02:50 PM
A nice write-up on Nicolino's career:

members.tripod.com/~bxhof/loche.html (http://members.tripod.com/~bxhof/loche.html)

rocky111
09-08-2005, 04:09 PM
My God what a tuff break for the boxing world. Nicolino was Italian I believe and never got the exposure on the US screen. But those who see him in his prime raved about him. RIP great warrior.

Rafael
09-09-2005, 12:38 AM
He was Argentinian.

bodyblow
09-09-2005, 12:48 AM
Locche was an Argentinian of Italian descent just like Bonavena and several other well known Argentinean fighters. A friend of mine from Argentina once told me that it is the only country south of the border where latinos and/or indiginous people are in the minority. The majority of Argentines come from European countries such as Italy, Portugual, Spain, and Germany. Its one of the mistakes made when ranking Monzon as a latino great when in fact he was descended either from Spanish or Portugeuse bloodlines. He was latin american by birth but not latino, if that makes any sense to anyone keeping score ;)

Roberto Aqui
09-09-2005, 01:39 AM
[[[[[[Its one of the mistakes made when ranking Monzon as a latino great when in fact he was descended either from Spanish or Portugeuse bloodlines.]]]]]
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If he is from Spanish bloodlines that makes him Latino. Moreso if he is born in Latin America.

Chuck1052
09-09-2005, 02:00 AM
In my opinion, if one is born in Latin America, he is
a Latino. Yes, it IS possible despite the fact one
isn't of Indian or Spanish descent.

I think that it is interesting seeing the names
of Argentine people who are of Italian or
German descent. In such cases, many of
them have Spanish first names, but Italian
or German last names. Of course, many
Americans have English first names, but
last names of various ethnic origins.

In regards to Nino Locche's passing, I am
saddened to learn about it. It is my hope
that Locche's family and friends accept
my condolences.

- Chuck Johnston

GorDoom
09-09-2005, 04:21 PM
Locche passes away

Friday, September 9 2005

By Robert Coster

Nicolino Locche, Hall of Fame great, passed away on Wednesday of heart failure. The Argentinian master boxer, a glory of Latin American boxing, won the WBA Jr Welterweight title in 1968 by stopping Paul Fujii in Japan and defended his crown five times before losing it to Panamenian Alfonso Frazer in 1972. Locche's final record was 117-4-14 (14 KOs). He was probably one of the greatest defensive boxers of all times and was nicknamed by his legions of adoring fans "El Intocable" (The Untouchable One) because of his artistry. One of his greatest victories was his 15 round decision over another Hall of Fame great, Antonio Cervantes (the Colombian evened the score in a rematch). Locche was inducted in the Hall of Fame in 2003.

, Hall of Fame great, passed away on Wednesday of heart failure. The Argentinian master boxer, a glory of Latin American boxing, won the WBA Jr Welterweight title in 1968 by stopping Paul Fujii in Japan and defended his crown five times before losing it to Panamenian Alfonso Frazer in 1972. Locche's final record was 117-4-14 (14 KOs). He was probably one of the greatest defensive boxers of all times and was nicknamed by his legions of adoring fans "El Intocable" (The Untouchable One) because of his artistry. One of his greatest victories was his 15 round decision over another Hall of Fame great, Antonio Cervantes (the Colombian evened the score in a rematch). Locche was inducted in the Hall of Fame in 2003.

GorDoom
09-09-2005, 04:23 PM
Cyber Boxing Champion Nicolino Loche "The Untouchable" Born: September 2, 1939 Tunuyan, Argentina Career Record: 117-4-14 (14 KO)


1958

Dec 11 Luis Garcia Mendoza, Argentina KO 2



1959

Jan 9 Rodolfo Catalini Mendoza, Argentina W 8

Jan 30 Eduardo Zalazar Mendoza, Argentina W 10

Feb 27 Leandro Ahumada Mendoza, Argentina NC 9

Mar 6 Rodolfo Catalini Mendoza, Argentina KO 4

Apr 3 Leandro Ahumada Mendoza, Argentina W 10

Jul 29 Juan C. Ramirez Buenos Aires W 8

Aug 8 Pedro Videla Buenos Aires W 8

Oct 16 Juan Campos Mendoza, Argentina D 10

Nov 6 Vicente Derado Mendoza, Argentina L 10

Dec 11 Ricardo Jofre Mendoza, Argentina D 10



1960

Jan 8 Hector Tula Mendoza, Argentina KO 5

Jan 22 Vicente Derado Mendoza, Argentina D 10

Feb 26 Jaime Gine Mendoza, Argentina W 10

Mar 25 Juan Campos Mendoza, Argentina W 10

Jun 11 Jaime Gine Buenos Aires D 10

Jul 30 Pedro Beneli Buenos Aires W 10

Sep 17 Manuel Alvarez Buenos Aires D 10

Nov 4 Rogelio Andre Mendoza, Argentina W 10



1961

Jan 20 Vicente Derado Mendoza, Argentina W 10

Jan 27 Juan Campos Cordoba, Argentina D 10

Mar 10 Antonio Repollo Mendoza, Argentina W 10

May 12 Julio Catalini Mendoza, Argentina W 10

Jun 9 Guillermo Cano Mendoza, Argentina W 12

Sep 1 Juan Carlos Flores Mendoza, Argentina KO 5

Sep 29 Ubaldino Escobar Mendoza, Argentina W 10

Oct 10 Ubaldino Escobar Mendoza, Argentina W 10

Nov 4 Jaime Gine Buenos Aires W 12

(Wins Argentinan Lightweight Title)

Dec 1 Pedro Beneli Mendoza, Argentina W 10

Dec 16 Vicente Derado Buenos Aires W 10



1962

Jan 25 Nuncio Canistra Palmira, Argentina KO 9

Mar 30 Fernando Azocar Mendoza, Argentina W 10

Apr 24 Abelardo Sire Mendoza, Argentina W 10

May 16 Horacio Rivero Mendoza, Argentina KO 2

Jun 5 Eulogio Caballero Mendoza, Argentina W 10

Jul 6 Humberto Barbato Mendoza, Argentina W 10

Aug 24 Hugo Juarez Mendoza, Argentina W 10

Sep 29 Pedro Beneli Buenos Aires W 10

Oct 20 Manuel Alvarez Buenos Aires W 12

(Retains Argentinan Lightweight Title)

Dec 14 Tristan Falfan Cordoba, Argentina KO 6

Dec 28 Tony Padron Mendoza, Argentina W 10



1963

Feb 1 Pedro Beneli Mendoza, Argentina W 10

Feb 22 Gregorio Cinta Salta, Argentina D 10

Mar 23 Javier Gomez Buenos Aires W 10

Apr 26 Rodolfo Catalini Mendoza, Argentina W 10

May 24 Gregorio Cinta Mendoza, Argentina W 10

Jun 8 Eulogio Caballero Mendoza, Argentina W 10

Jun 29 Sebastio Nascimento Buenos Aires W 15

(Wins South American Lightweight Title)

Jul 20 Rodolfo Espinosa Mar del Plata, Arg. W 10

Aug 10 Joe Brown Buenos Aires W 10

Sep 13 Adan Gomez Mendoza, Argentina W 10

Sep 27 Carlos Cappela Tucuman, Argentina D 10

Oct 11 Tristan Falfan Cordoba, Argentina D 10

Dec 14 Raul Villalba Buenos Aires W 10



1964

Jan 31 Pedro Beneli Concepcion, Argentina W 10

Feb 14 Roberto Palavcino Mar del Plata, Arg. D 10

Mar 6 Raul Villalba Mar del Plata, Arg. W 10

Apr 18 Roberto Palavecino Buenos Aires W 10

Jun 19 Carlos Cappella Mendoza, Argentina W 10

Jul 10 Carlos Clemente Mendoza, Argentina W 10

Aug 8 Abel Laudonio Buenos Aires W 10

Aug 21 Diolido Sosa Rosario, Argentina W 10

Sep 4 Roberto Palavecino Mendoza, Argentina W 10

Sep 19 Gualberto Gutierrez Montevideo, Uruguay D 10

Oct 9 Humberto Barbatto Bahia Blanca, Argentina W 10

Nov 14 Abel Laudonio Buenos Aires L 12

(Loses Argentinan Lightweight Title)

Dec 18 Pedro Beneli Cordoba, Argentina W 10



1965

Jan 26 Adan Gomez Santa Fe, Argentina W 10

Mar 23 Hugo Rambaldi Buenos Aires W 10

Apr 10 Abel Laudonio Buenos Aires W 12

(Regains Argentinan Lightweight Title)

Apr 30 Juan Salinas Rio Cuarto, Argentina KO 8

Jul 17 Ismael Laguna Buenos Aires D 10

Aug 6 Leonardo Peralta Resistencia, Argentina W 10

Sep 16 Raul Villalba Mendoza, Argentina W 10

Dec 18 Hugo Rambaldi Buenos Aires W 12

(Retains Argentinan Lightweight Title)



1966

Jan 22 Omar Gottifredi Mendoza, Argentina W 10

Apr 7 Carlos Ortiz Buenos Aires D 10

Aug 19 Omar Salvo Rio Gallegos, Argentina W 10

Sep 10 Sandro Lopopolo Buenos Aires W 10

Oct 7 Omar Gottifredi Mendoza, Argentina W 10

Dec 30 Omar Salvo Mendoza, Argentina W 10



1967

Jan 13 Everaldo Costa Mendoza, Argentina W 10

Apr 7 Ubaldino Escobar Mendoza, Argentina W 10

Apr 21 Ruben Loayza Mendoza, Argentina W 10

May 13 Langston C. Morgan Buenos Aires W 10

Jun 2 Adan Gomez Bahia Blanca, Argentina W 10

Jul 10 Jose Acha Paz Mendoza, Argentina KO 6

Jul 19 Carlos Clemente Tandil, Argentina W 10

Aug 4 Osvaldo Piazza Cipolleti, Argentina W 10

Aug 19 Eddie Perkins Buenos Aires W 10

Sep 10 Ramon Gomez Buenos Aires KO 10

Sep 24 Osvaldo Piazza Cordoba, Argentina W 10

Oct 4 Abel Cachazu Buenos Aires W 10

Oct 18 Leonardo Peralta San Rafael, Argentina W 10

Nov 8 Abel Cachazu Menodza, Argentina W 10

Nov 24 Adan Gomez San Juan, Argentina W 10

Dec 2 Vicente Derado Buenos Aires KO 6



1968

Apr 10 Alfredo Urbina Buenos Aires W 10

Apr 20 Juan Gomez Mar del Plata, Arg. W 10

May 11 Alfredo Urbina Buenos Aires W 10

Jun 8 Abel Cachazu Buenos Aires W 10

Jul 14 Juan Aranda Mendoza, Argentina W 10

Aug 2 Tito Del Barco Cordoba, Argentina W 10

Aug 16 Hilario Suarez San Francisco, Arg. W 10

Sep 13 Orlando Riberio Mendoza, Argentina W 10

Oct 12 Anibal DiLella Mar del Plata, Arg. D 8

Dec 12 Paul Fuji Tokyo KO 10

(Wins WBA and World Jr. Welterweight Titles)



1969

Apr 3 Manuel Hernandez Mendoza, Argentina W 10

May 4 Carlos Hernandez Buenos Aires W 15

(Retains World Jr. Welterweight Title)

Aug 2 German Gastelbondo Buenos Aires W 10

Aug 22 Angel Roman Cordoba, Argentina W 10

Oct 11 Joao Henrique Buenos Aires W 15

(Retains World Jr. Welterweight Title)



1970

Apr 3 Martin Juarez Rosario, Argentina W 10

Apr 18 Marcelino Acevedo Tandil, Argentina KO 9

May 17 Adolph Pruitt Buenos Aires W 15

(Retains World Jr. Welterweight Title)



1971

Feb 14 Carlos Peralta Tucuman, Argentina W 10

Mar 10 Adan Gomez La Falda, Argentina W 10

Apr 3 Domingo Barrera Corpas Buenos Aires W 15

(Retains World Jr. Welterweight Title)

Oct 29 Angel Romasn Salta, Argentina W 10

Nov 13 Antonio Ortiz Buenos Aires W 10

Dec 11 Antonio Cervantes Buenos Aires W 15

(Retains World Jr. Welterweight Title)



1972

Feb 4 Carlos Peralta San Juan, Argentina W 10

Feb 16 Nicolas Arkuszyn Cruz del Eje, Argentina W 10

Mar 10 Alfonso Frazer Panama City L 15

(Loses World Jr. Welterweight Title)

Nov 18 Gerardo Ferrat Buenos Aires W 10

Dec 16 Rey Mercado Buenos Aires W 10



1973

Jan 25 Pedro Adigue Buenos Aires W 10

Feb 9 Benny Huertas Mendoza, Argentina W 10

Mar 17 Antonio Cervantes Maracay, Colombia KO by 9

(For World Jr. Welterweight Title)



1974

Inactive



1975

Aug 9 Javier Ayala Buenos Aires W 10

Sep 10 Jimmy Heair Buenos Aires W 10

Sep 13 Omar Zarza Venado Tuerto, Arg. W 10

Dec 19 Rogelio Zarza Rio Cuarto, Argentina W 10



1976

Jan 17 Emiliano Villa Buenos Aires W 10

May 8 Lorenzo Trujillo Buenos Aires W 10

Aug 7 Ricardo Molina Bariloche, Argentina W 10

Ronald Lipton
09-09-2005, 09:10 PM
My God, 66 yrs old, that is too young. What a great fighter who we all remember very well. Why do these athletes pass away so young?

What an incredible record!

R.I.P. Great Warrior.

TheSentinel
09-09-2005, 11:04 PM
I have was wondering how Cervantes stopped Loche in the rematch? It was the only time he was stopped. Loi, Loche, and Arcari are just before my time. Would anyone like to rate them, and provide a synopsis of their styles.

Rafael
09-09-2005, 11:51 PM
Cervantes stopped Locche on cuts.

And Ron, unfortunately, Locche was a chainsmoker even since his fighting days. He had already been hospitalized a few times from respiratory complications arising from his addiction.

StingerKarl
09-10-2005, 01:10 AM
Yes, Rafael.
Unfortunately that is true.
I remember seeing a pic of him and Carlos Monzon on a smoke break from his camp before the Cervantes return both smoking while sitting down in the shade.
Karl

Irishlad69
09-10-2005, 09:16 AM
Judging from his physical appearance, monzon was clearly a classic mestizo (a mixture of spanish and indian) as is evident in his blue/black hair and high cheekbones, therefore a "latino".

TheSentinel
09-16-2005, 12:31 AM
I was wondering if anyone could offer a synopsis of these three fighters? How would they match up against each other. Does Arcari belong in the HOF?