GOMEZ NEVER LOST AT “PRIME” WEIGHT
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Wilfredo Gomez Cracks Lupe Pintor (1982)
– The World Boxing Organization (
WBO) honored today former three time world champion and International Boxing Hall of Fame member Wilfredo “Bazooka” Gomez
on the 37th anniversary of Wilfredo winning his first the first world title at 122 lbs.
NOBODY COULD HANDLE GOMEZ AT 122…NOBODY!
“We want to honor the career of one of the best in history, not only of Puerto Rico, but the World, Wilfredo Gomez, and do it with him here today. Today we commemorate 37 years of that fight, when he won his first world championship as a professional boxer and we want to remember that achievement”, WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel said. “But there are other great events in Gomez’ career we want to celebrate this year. We at the WBO always remember and hono our great athletes”.
WILFREDO SILENCED BY BAD COLD
Gomez, who had a throat ailment and couldn’t speak, thanked everyone for the tribute as he shared the stage with a group of former Puerto Rican world champions, world ranked fighters and prospects, who along with Valcarcel, gave him a commemorative WBO belt as part of the celebration.
GOT UP & WENT ON UNBEATEN TITLE RUN
On May 21, 1977, “Bazooka” Gómez, only 20 years old and 15-0-1, 15 KOs, challenged WBC super bantamweight (122) champion Dong-Kyun Yum who was making his second defense with a record of 50-2-6, 21 KOs. The fight was held at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum and before a packed house that saw Gomez get off the canvas in the first round to knock out the Korean in round 12.
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