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Ybor City Remembers the Legendary Ferdie Pacheco

Ferdie "The Fight Doctor" PachecoYbor City native and Muhammad Ali’s ringside doctor, Ferdie Pacheco passed away November 16, but his life will be celebrated this Thursday, December 14 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Centro Asturiano, 1913 N. Nebraska Ave., in Ybor City.

Pacheco was a trained medical professional who went on to open a medical clinic in one of Miami’s poorest neighborhoods, but he was also an accomplished painter, writer and an Emmy award-winning boxing analyst for NBC.

WTSP takes a look at the life of Ferdie Pacheco.