Eduardo “Raton” Mojica, one of the greatest Nicaraguan boxing idols, passed away early this Friday in a hospital in Managua, Nicaragua, at the age of 82, due to heart problems.
Mojica, also known as the “Champion Without Crown”, started his career in the late 50s, fighting in numerous arenas and gyms in his country. He was one of the first boxers who ventured to fight abroad in El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama, Mexico, the Philippines, the Dominican Republic, Australia and Ecuador.
In his career he faced Efrén “Alacrán” Torres, the world champion Chartchai Chionoi, whom he defeated without the world title at stake, on June 8, 1968. His popularity was such that boxers like Alexis Argüello were inspired by Mojica to venture into boxing.
Even though Mojica was not crowned world champion, his quality and popularity will be revered eternally in the boxing world.
Eduardo was one of the first to be granted in 2014 by the Jose Sulaiman Boxers Fund, which allowed him to receive financial aid to have a better life. In 2015 “Raton” was recognized by the WBC presenting him with a belt for his great career in sport.
The President of the World Boxing Council, Mauricio Sulaiman and all the boxing family affiliated with the organization, mourn this irreparable loss.
We send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of “Ratón” Mojica.
May he Rest In Peace.