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José Legrá: The 'Puma de Baracoa' opened the golden age of Spanish boxing The Cuban boxer, nationalized Spanish, defeated Howard Winstone on July


José Legrá: The ‘Puma de Baracoa’ opened the golden age of Spanish boxing

The Cuban boxer, nationalized Spanish, defeated Howard Winstone on July 24, 1968 at his home to lift the second world championship in the history of our country. A year later, back in England, he lost it to Johnny Famechon. There was no chance to give up, Legrá continued to add fights, once again won the European Championship and defended it five times. The opportunity to touch the sky came to him again, it was in Mexico in 1970. He won, but the following year he gave it up again. He only had two more fights left, a win and a loss. Legrá hung up the gloves in 1973 with 148 fights behind him, his legend was already in force.