|ELORDE FAMILY FOR KLIM POWDERED MILK, 1960|
KLIM was one of the early American milk brands that found its way to the Philippines, through importer Getz Bros. in the early 1930s. the brand is “MILK” spelled backwards, first createad in 1920 by Merrell-Soule Company of Syracuse, New York. It was developed as a dehydrated whole-milk powder for use in the tropics, where ordinary milk tended to spoil quickly, so it was perfect for the Philippines. In fact, during World War II, it was included as part of the military jungle rations of the U.S. Army and was used by the Red Cross to feed prisoners of war
Even in retirement, Elorde was a visible presence on Philippine media, due t his association with San Miguel Beer. He was tapped to appear in a 1984 commercial for the world-famous beer along with Bert Marcelo and Rico J. Puno, entitled “Pulutan”, where he delivered the punchline “isang platitong mani”. The commercial was voted the year’s best TV ad for 1984.
Considered as the greatest super featherweight champion of all time in WBC history, he was inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 1988 and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1993. Elorde also made itof the 80 Best Fighters of the Last 80 Years by Ring Magazine, the world’s leading publication on the sports of boxing. Two of his grandsons, Juan Miguel and Juan Martin Elorde, have followed in his footsteps as boxers.
Gabriel Elorde: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabriel_Elorde
Elorde Photo: ebay.com
BoxRec/Boxing's Official Record Keeper: Flash Elorde boxing records: https://boxrec.com/en/proboxer/12678