Edwin (Chapo) Rosario Biography

Edwin (Chapo) Rosario

Age: 34

three-time world champion boxer who won the his first world title in 1983, defeating Joe Luis Ramirez for the WBC lightweight belt; after losing the title to Hector Camacho in 1986, later in the year, Rosario captured the WBA lightweight crown, and held it until 1990 when he was stopped in the 11th round by Cesar Chavez; served a year in a Puerto Rican jail for drug charges, but spent the last year of his life on the comeback trail; from pulmonary edema, an excessive buildup of fluid in the lungs

Died: Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, Dec. 1, 1997

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