prizefighter


V.20 No.15 | 4/14/2011
Limas (left) and Flory Olguin circa 1958. The Albuquerque rivals fought six times.
Courtesy of Flory Olguin

In Memoriam

The Last Days of Joey Limas

Joey Limas—he was never anything but Joey to me—resided in an Albuquerque nursing home, and I was positive I would see him again. Sure, he was 78 or 82 years old, depending on the source. But in my mind he was still tough as cactus. Then suddenly he was gone, bested by a flurry of ailments. Old prizefighters seldom meet death gently.