By Gabriel F. Cordero
Former flyweight world champion and Mexican ring great Efrén “Alacran” Torres sadly passed away at the age of 66 yesterday at his residence in Guadalajara, Mexico. Torres will always be recalled by its three epic battles with Chartchai Chionoi from Thailand. Torres snatched the WBC championship with an eighth round TKO over Chionoi in Mexico City. Torres boxed professionally from 1959 to 1972 and had a professional record of 53-9-1 with 35 KOs. Torres fought the best of his time, Beating the likes of Chionoi, Susumu Hanagata, Pascual Perez, Jose Medel, Octavio “Famoso” Gomez, Eduardo “Raton” Mojica and Bob Allotey.