Friday, August 22, 2014

Happy 65th Birthday Dum Dum Pacheco

José Luis ‘Dum Dum’ Pacheco was born on August 22, 1949 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain. At 16 years of age is arrested for petty crimes and then is sent to prison, where he survives 3 hard years. Being a great lover of boxing he redirects his life through the sport for which he feels a special motivation.
 
On his release from prison he volunteers for military service and joins the Legion of Ceuto for which he has always felt a special admiration.
 
In 1976 he wrote the autobiographical book, Mear Sangre.
 
He is presented a great opportunity to fight the European Welterweight Championship against Danes Hans Palm Herrik but he was involved in an unfortunate traffic accident hitting a truck head on, which kept him out of the ring for four years.
 
After trying once again to jump start his boxing career, he hangs up his gloves at the age of 36. Dum Dum had 111 fights winning 74 (52 by knock out), lost 22 (8 by knockout) and 14 draws.
 
After his boxing career he turned to acting and appeared in a few films among which were three Euro-westerns: “Chicano” (1980), “The Black Wolf” (1980) and “The Revenge of the Black Wolf” (1981) in the role of Private Spencer.
 
He lives a quiet life in Madrid's Villarosa, in the district of Hortaleza, and today we celebrate his 65th birthday.

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