Legendary boxing figure Don Chargin passes away
The Family of the World Boxing Council and its President Mauricio Sulaiman Saldivar deeply sorrow the death of the American friend and promoter Don Chargin, which passed away yesterday in Sacramento, California, where he had been living for many years.
Chargin, 90, was a good man in the world of boxing, in which he was immersed for more than half a century working and doing it superbly for promoters like Cal Eaton and his wife Aileen at the Los Angeles Olympic Auditorium, during a long season.
Don, who was born in San Jose, California in 1928, also worked with George Parnassus and finally settled down with his own company in Sacramento, where he promoted for at least the last 25 years in the company of his wife Lorraine Chargin, and there they presented many important fights based on champions, one of them, the last one that led to a world title, Willie Jorrin in super bantamweight.
For his abundant boxing merits, Don was inducted into the main gallery of the Boxing Immortals, the International Boxing Hall of Fame of Canastota, New York.
A stretch of his story was given within the World Boxing Council. He was a great friend of our president Don José Sulaimán, as he was also of the current leader, Mr. Mauricio Sulaimán Saldívar.
The WBC awarded Don and Lorraine, recognizing their loyalty to the body when they became the marriage with the largest presence in our annual conventions in different parts of the world.
The entire WBC joins the family of Don and his many friends in these sad moments, wishing them a prompt resignation.
Rest in peace Dear friend.