Tag: Wilfredo Gomez

Promising Ghanaian Boxer Forces Himself Into the Conversation Against One of the True Greats (Wilfredo Gomez vs. Azumah Nelson)

DON’S COLLECTION 📚🗃️

(Memorabilia photo collected by Don Ankofski)

On this day, 🗓️December 8th, 1984, Hall-of-Fame standouts 👑🇵🇷Wilfredo “Bazooka” Gomez, and 👑🇬🇭Azumah Nelson squared off in San Juan, Puerto Rico with the World WBC Featherweight title on the line. Coming into this bout, Gomez was the Champion, while “Zoom” would have his second crack at the WBC title, after losing the first time around to late-great legend 👑🇲🇽Salvador Sanchez, though his performance did officially put Nelson on the map. Continue reading “Promising Ghanaian Boxer Forces Himself Into the Conversation Against One of the True Greats (Wilfredo Gomez vs. Azumah Nelson)”

Classic Mexico Versus Puerto Rico Match (Wilfredo Gomez|Lupe Pintor)

Fight Date – 🗓️December 3rd, 1982
On The Line – WBC Super-Bantamweight Title (Gomez)
Location – The Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.
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Another great match-up took place in this historic rivalry, as Puerto Rican legend 🇵🇷Wilfredo “Bazooka” Gomez (37-1-1, 37KO👊), and Mexican great 🇲🇽Lupe Pintor (49-5-1, 38KO👊) fought a thrilling contest that reached its pinnacle with a 14th round finish. 
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