Biography of Pedro Carrasco (1943-2001)

Spanish Boxer, born in Alosno, Huelva (Spain), on July 11, 1943 and died in Madrid on January 27, 2001. When he/she was eight years old he/she moved with his family to Seville and a year later to Sao Paulo (Brazil) where he/she began to work with fourteen at a packaging factory. Two years later he/she started boxing and competed in the amateur Championship of the Club Manzoni. In 1962 he/she made, in Imola (Italy), his first professional bout, where he/she beat Carlos Leyenda by K.O. debuted in Spain, in Barcelona, on November 26, 1964, defeating Gómez Acebo points. In 1966 he/she settled in Spain and earned 20 victories in ten months. On June 30, 1967 he/she won the European title of the lightweight, in Madrid, before the Danish Boerge Krogh, which defeated by technical K.O. in the eighth round.

He ascended a category and, in May of 1971, beat the European title of the superligeros, which came to bear simultaneously with the previous René Roque. In November of the same year became with the world title of the light by beating command Ramos. Carrasco faced new to Ramos in Los Angeles, on February 18, 1972, and in Madrid, on 28 June of that same year. He/She lost by points on both occasions, which accelerated its withdrawal from boxing. He/She made ten hundred bouts as professional, of which it won five hundred, lost three and made two null bouts. He/She fought in 6 titles in Europe and 3 World Championships.

Carrasco left boxing and was integrated into the Department of public relations of Phillip Morris, company who left to work as a salesman in the brand watch Moris Lacroix, who also left. Also dedicated to businesses, who rode with the money earned in boxing, including the wine and jewelry. It was the only Spanish Boxer the world boxing Council (WBC) included, in December 1993, in their ranking of the 40 best boxers of the past thirty years. Heart failure caused the death at his home in Madrid on January 27, 2001.