Rodrigo Valdez

1946 - 2017

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Rodrigo Valdez (February 22, 1946 – March 15, 2017) was a Colombian professional boxer who competed from 1963 to 1980. He was a two time middleweight champion, having held the WBC title from 1974 to 1976 and the undisputed WBA, WBC, and The Ring titles from 1977 to 1978. His rivalry with Carlos Monzón has long been considered among the most legendary boxing rivalries. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rodrigo Valdez has received more than 29,929 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Rodrigo Valdez is the 95th most popular boxer, the 81st most popular biography from Colombia and the most popular Colombian Boxer.

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Among boxers, Rodrigo Valdez ranks 95 out of 496Before him are Aureliano Bolognesi, Carmelo Bossi, Henry Cooper, Samuel Berger, Carmen Barth, and Jimmy Ellis. After him are Willy Kaiser, Ronald Rawson, István Énekes, Tony Zale, Benny Paret, and Sandro Lopopolo.

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Among people born in 1946, Rodrigo Valdez ranks 512Before him are Jean Thissen, Edgar Winter, Mordehai Milgrom, Olena Chekan, Neil Campbell, and James C. Adamson. After him are Aynsley Dunbar, Ramazan Abdulatipov, Dori Ghezzi, Valdomiro, Leif Mortensen, and Jo Jo White. Among people deceased in 2017, Rodrigo Valdez ranks 365Before him are Aleksei Petrenko, Paula Fox, Smail Hamdani, István Mészáros, Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, and Dina Merrill. After him are Attilio Nicora, Joseph Bologna, Vladimir Levenshtein, Mark Fisher, Curt Lowens, and Fernando Birri.

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In Colombia

Among people born in Colombia, Rodrigo Valdez ranks 81 out of 356Before him are Piedad Córdoba (1955), Antanas Mockus (1952), Pedro Rubiano Sáenz (1932), Eduardo Santos (1888), José María Obando (1795), and Rafael Reyes (1849). After him are Fernando Vallejo (1942), Carlos Bacca (1986), Rodrigo García (1959), José Eustasio Rivera (1888), Hernán Gaviria (1969), and Timoleón Jiménez (1959).

Among BOXERS In Colombia

Among boxers born in Colombia, Rodrigo Valdez ranks 1After him are Alfonso Pérez (1949), Clemente Rojas (1952), Jorge Eliécer Julio (1969), Cecilia Brækhus (1981), and Yuberjen Martínez (1991).