Gabriel "Flash" Elorde, born on March 25, 1935 and died on January 2, 1985 was the WBC Junior Lightweight (Super Featherweight) champion from Mar. 20, 1960 until Jun. 15, 1967 and WBA Super Featherwight champion from Feb. 16, 1963 to Jun. 15, 1967 making him the longest reigning world junior lightweight champion ever (seven years and three months). He also outpointed all time great featherweight champion Sandy Saddler in 1955 in a non-title bout. In 1956 he was given a rematch with Saddler, this time with Saddler's featherweight title on the line, but Elorde suffered a cut eye and lost the fight on a 13th round TKO.
Elorde also challenged lightweight Carlos Ortiz for his world title on two occasions. He was stopped both times by Ortiz in the fourteenth round.
Elorde retired with a record of 87 wins (33KOs), 27 losses and 2 draws and was named "the greatest world junior lightweight boxing champion in WBC history" in 1974.
In 1993, he became the first Asian inducted into the New York-based International Boxing Hall of Fame. He was also enshrined into the World Boxing Hall of Fame.

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