Godfrey Stevens disputed the world title in 1970 and in 1986 he went to live in Australia. Facebook. August 20, 2022 11:10 a.m. In th
Godfrey Stevens disputed the world title in 1970 and in 1986 he went to live in Australia. Facebook.
August 20, 2022 11:10 a.m.
In the Australian city of Canberra, the former Chilean and South American boxing champion died at the age of 84. Godfrey Stevensas confirmed by the Chilean embassy in Australia.
The boxer and former challenger to the featherweight world title came to settle in the oceanic country in 1986, and died during the early morning hours in Chile.
Son of an English father and an Iquiqueña mother, Godfrey Stevens Gonzalez faced Japanese Shozo Saijo on February 8, 1970 for the world title, but the Asian retained the belt.
In recent years “El Gringo”, as he was known Godfrey Stevensresided in a nursing home in the city of Canberra, Australia, the same place where he gave his last breath today.
This is how the embassy informed
“We mourn the sensitive passing of Mr. Godfrey Stevens Gonzalezprominent Chilean athlete and beloved member of the Chilean community in Canberra”, the Embassy of Chile in Australia posted on social networks, confirming the death of the remembered boxer.
From the diplomatic headquarters they delivered “our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of Mr. Stevens at this sad moment.”
Godfrey Stevens Gonzalez He was born on June 27, 1938 in Santiago, more specifically, in the town of Juan Antonio Ríos.
Most of his professional featherweight career was spent in the 1960s, and he ranked among the top ten in the category worldwide.
Following his world title loss to Japan’s Shozo Saijo on February 8, 1970, Godfrey Stevens He did not have a new chance to keep the belt of the category.