Ferdie Pacheco, the ‘Fight Doctor’ and Muhammad Ali’s physician, dead at 89(Dasha’s Test)

The Ybor City native also won two Emmy Awards as a TV boxing analyst. He worked for networks including NBC and Showtime.In his later years, he became a prolific writers whose works include his memoirs, Ybor City Chronicles and Blood in My Coffee.
Dr. Ferdie Pacheco was the recipient of The 14th Annual Award of Achievement during The Ybor City Lions Club 53rd Anniversary Celebration.
Dr. Ferdie Pacheco was the recipient of The 14th Annual Award of Achievement during The Ybor City Lions Club 53rd Anniversary Celebration.
Published August 27
Updated November 7

Dr. Ferdie Pacheco's library shelves are filled with inspiration, memories and a few of his own paintings.
Dr. Ferdie Pacheco's library shelves are filled with inspiration, memories and a few of his own paintings.

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The 1935 Tampa mayor's race, which took place as a killer hurricane menaced the West Coast of Florida. Rival gangs rioted at the polls and four people were shot. The governor called out the National Guard.The whole, sordid episode is memorialized at Tampa City Hall in a painting by Ferdie Pacheco, the Tampa-born fight doctor, artist and celebrity. Its title:
The 1935 Tampa mayor's race, which took place as a killer hurricane menaced the West Coast of Florida. Rival gangs rioted at the polls and four people were shot. The governor called out the National Guard.The whole, sordid episode is memorialized at Tampa City Hall in a painting by Ferdie Pacheco, the Tampa-born fight doctor, artist and celebrity. Its title: "Election Day, 1935: The Day the Governor Called Out the Troops In Order to Ensure Every Citizen's Right to Vote Twice

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Detail of Dr. Ferdie Pacheco's painting called
Detail of Dr. Ferdie Pacheco's painting called "Ali's Roadwork" shows Muhammad Ali training in the Everglades, running after Angelo Dundee on a bicycle.

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Detail of a Dr. Ferdie Pacheco painting of jazz musicians.
Detail of a Dr. Ferdie Pacheco painting of jazz musicians.

This is where you would have your story. This is where you would have your story. This is where you would have your story. This is where you would have your story. This is where you would have your story. This is where you would have your story. This is where you would have your story. This is where you would have your story. This is where you would have your story. This is where you would have your story.

Helping Mother Hang Sheets, by Ybor native Ferdie Pacheco, is one of the paintings by the artist that are in the exhibit at El Pasaje as part of the Ybor Festival of the Moving Image.
Helping Mother Hang Sheets, by Ybor native Ferdie Pacheco, is one of the paintings by the artist that are in the exhibit at El Pasaje as part of the Ybor Festival of the Moving Image.
The 1935 Tampa mayor's race, which took place as a killer hurricane menaced the West Coast of Florida. Rival gangs rioted at the polls and four people were shot. The governor called out the National Guard. The whole sordid episode is memorialized at Tampa City Hall in a painting by Ferdie Pacheco, the Tampa-born fight doctor, artist and celebrity. Its title:
The 1935 Tampa mayor's race, which took place as a killer hurricane menaced the West Coast of Florida. Rival gangs rioted at the polls and four people were shot. The governor called out the National Guard. The whole sordid episode is memorialized at Tampa City Hall in a painting by Ferdie Pacheco, the Tampa-born fight doctor, artist and celebrity. Its title: "Election Day, 1935: The Day the Governor Called Out the Troops In Order to Ensure Every Citizen's Right to Vote Twice

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