Boxing promoter and TV-film producer Lou DiBella said that when he heard of Bobby Chacon’s death Wednesday, his thoughts immediately went back to a poignant moment during a 1990s news conference for an Oscar De La Hoya fight.
Chacon, the 64-year-old former two-division boxing world champion from the San Fernando Valley, died from a fall at a Hemet care facility. For several years before, he had been racked by the effects of brain damage suffered in the ring.
His descent was in progress when DiBella, then an executive in charge of boxing for HBO, looked over a massive crowd after finishing a speech on a news conference dais.
“Thousands of people there, but I was drawn...