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Alfredo Marcano (January 17, 1947 - April 5, 2009) was a Venezuelan professional boxer. During his career, which spanned from 1966 to 1975, Marcano won the WBA World super featherweight title. Marcano challenged for the WBA title on July 29, 1971 against Hiroshi Kobayashi. The fight took place in Japan—the home country of the champion. Marcano won the fight with a tenth round technical knockout. After becoming champion, Marcano returned to Venezuela to make his first defence, against the Japanese challenger Kenji Iwata, Marcano once again won with a knockout. It was to be the only defence of his title, as he lost a unanimous decision to Ben Villaflor in his next fight. After the fight Marcano went undefeated until September 1974, when he unsuccessfully challenged Bobby Chacon for the WBC title—the fight ended in the ninth round with Chacon scoring a knockout. In March 1975 he was knocked out again, this time by Art Hafey, in what was to be his final fight. Maracano died in April 2009 at the age of 62. Offered here is a souvenir pennant of Alfredo Marcano.
This is an original, cloth, souvenir pennant. Put out when he was world champion in 1971. Some fraying of material on the edges. No tack holes. Bold color and print. One minor spot at far right corner. 16 inches long.

Size: 16 inches long

Condition: excellent