Carlos Morocho Hernández, Venezuelan boxer, Died at 76

Carlos Enrique Hernández Ramos was born on April 21, 1940, and died on July 2, 2016.

He was a Venezuelan world champion professional boxer.

He was known professionally as Carlos Morocho Hernandez (Carlos “Dark Haired” Hernandez), he ended his career following a TKO by Scottish boxer Ken Buchanan.

For the distinctiveness of being dark-haired, was identified for most of his career as “Morocho”, but also was known as “Kid Helicoide”.

Hernandez first victories in boxing came at the age of 15 years old, earning the titles of Champion of the Federal District and National Featherweight monarch.

He was also champion of Central America and the Caribbean and was undefeated after 25 amateur fights.

Following his amateur career, which he finished undefeated, he tried his hand at professional boxing, which seemed a more lucrative field to him.

“Morocho” made the leap to professional boxing under the tutelage of Juancho Medina.

Carlos Morocho Hernández made his debut on January 25 1959, at Nuevo Circo de Caracas, against Felix Gil, at featherweight.

On January 18, 1965, Carlos “Morocho” Hernández won the world light-welterweight championship, facing the American Eddie Perkins and giving Venezuela its first world champion.

After a career of successes and excesses, Carlos “Morocho” Hernández, met the end and defeat when he faced, in London, on May 11, 1971 Scotsman Ken Buchanan, to whom Hernandez lost by TKO in the 8th round.

Carlos Morocho Hernández passed away at 76 years old.