Johnny Famechon was a famous Australian featherweight boxer. In 2003, he was the inductee into the Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame and the third to be elevated to Legend status in 2012. Check all the details below about Johnny Famechon Wiki, Age, Death, Wife, Family, Net Worth, Biography, Cause of Death & More.
Johnny Famechon was born on 28th March 1945 (Age: 77 years till death in August 2022) in Paris, France. His real and full name is Jean-Pierre Famechon. His current residence is in Melbourne, Australia.
Johnny Famechon died at the age of 77 in our residence. His nationality is Australian. His stance in boxing as an Orthodox. In his boxing record, 67 total fights, 56 wins, 20 wins by KO, 5 losses and 6 draws.
Johnny Famechon Cause of Death
He is a popular Australian featherweight boxer. Johnny Famechon died on 4th August 2022 at the age of 77 years in Melbourne, Australia. Johhny’s cause of death is suffering a stroke that resulted in a brain injury in her head.
Johnny Famechon went to Essendon Technical School to complete her education.
Height: 5ft 3 inches
Weight: 64 kg
Eyes Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Family & Wife
Johnny Famechon was born in Paris, France but his family moved to Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia. When Famechon at the age of 5, his family migrated to the Middle Park of Melbourne.
His father’s name is Andre Famechon and his mother’s name is Antoniette Famechon. His younger brother’s name is Christian Famechon.
Johnny Famechon met his wife at his school. In 1970, Johnny Famechon married Elise Alves Famechon (wife) at St. Brigid’s Church in Mordialloc.
After marriage, they moved to Frankston and had their first child Paul Famechon (1972), and daughter Danielle (1974).
- Johnny Famechon started his professional boxing career as the win was over Les Dunn and won the Victorian Featherweight Championship in 1964.
- In 1967, Johnny defeated John O’Brien and won Commonwealth featherweight Championship.
- On 21st January 1969, he defeated Cuban Jose Legra at the Albert Hall in London.
- After this, Johnny Famechon defended the World Boxing Championship featherweight title against Fighting Harada (Japan) and won the world title against Harada of Japan by knocking out in the 14th round of the match.
- On 9th May, he lose the WBC title after being defeated by Vicente Saldivar and retired soon.
Car Accident & Injuries
In 1991, Johnny was badly injured by a car outside Sydney Warwick Farm racecourse and he was in horrific injuries and acquired brain injury and stroke.
In 1993, Johnny started a new complex brain-based multi-movement therapy rehabilitation program and return to near normal life some 10-12 weeks after therapy started.
Amazing Facts of Johnny Famechon
- Johnny Famechon is trained by Ambrose Palmer throughout his professional boxing career.
- He never fought as an amateur.
- In 1969, Johnny Famechon received the Famechon Kiss to the City on his return to Australia after winning the world title in boxing in London.
- In 1970, Johnny is the first Melburnian to become King of Mumba, when Famechon is appointed by the Mumba Festival Committee.
- In 1971, Johnny and his long-time friend Frank Quill wrote his autobiography named “Fammo”.
- In 1997, Johnny was also inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame in Los Angeles.
- Johnny has a bronze statue in his hometown of Frankston.
- He is the third Australian featherweight boxer to be honored after Les Darcy and then Lionel Rose.
- Johnny gained popularity as a pretty skilled boxer during 20 years career.
- In 2003, Johnny was inducted into the Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame and Frankston Hall of fame in 2008.
- In 2013, he received the Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame to legend status.
- In 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours, Johnny Famechon was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his best service to boxing at the best level.
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