The former world champion has been treated due to a long sickness with several complications, at the IMSS Hospital in Guadalajara, all thanks to the Foundation Telmex Telcel grant he receives.
Becerra Covarrubias, was born on April 4, 1936 in Guadalajara. He conquered the bantamweight world crown defeating French-Algerian, Alphonse Halimi, who became champion by defeating Raul “Ratón” Macias, from Mexico.
The match Becerra Vs. Halimi took place at the Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California; the card was presented by George Parnassus. Jose defended the title two times; the first one in a rematch bout with Halimi.
The second defense of the belt was staged in Tokyo, Japan, at the Korakuen Stadium, with Becerra defeating Kenji Yonekura by split decision; the Referee of the bout was Don Ramon Berumen, from the Mexico City Boxing Commission.
Jose Becerra retired from the ring in 1960. Two years later, he offered a six-round exhibition match, concluding once for all his boxing career. He was trained by Jorge Trigo, and then by Pancho Rosales.
He had an outstanding career, he was a skilled powerful pugilist. He shaped a brilliant record of 68 wins with 42 KO´s, 4 defeats and 3 draws.