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 Last update:  3/27/2013       Read more by David P. Greisman         
   
Hall of Famer Wilfredo Gomez in Critical Condition
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by David P. Greisman

Wilfredo Gomez — an International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee who was the lineal champion of the 122- and 130-pound divisions, and a world titleholder at featherweight — is in critical condition in Puerto Rico after being hospitalized due to a lung infection and respiratory failure, according to the Associated Press.

Gomez, 56, “is under sedation in an intensive care unit and is breathing with the assistance of a tube,” the article said.

Gomez entered Canastota in 1995. That recognition followed a pro career that began in 1974, when he was just a few weeks past his 18th birthday, and continued through to 1989.

He won 44 fights — an amazing 42 of them coming by way of knockout, an accomplishment that made his nickname of “Bazooka” quite appropriate — lost 3 bouts and had 1 draw.

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comment by katjack, on 03-28-2013
Get well soon!!

comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO, on 03-28-2013
get well champ pr cannot lose another legend we have loss too many ex fighters and current fighters to health issues and violence

comment by Bob Saddler, on 03-28-2013
Get well soon champ

comment by Chaconlittlered, on 03-28-2013
[QUOTE=Corelone]Gomez's KO wins over Lupe Pintor and Carlos Zarate had Mexico in a bad way. Only a very skilled boxer in Sanchez and a move up in weight, slowed his roll. Something like the situation with Juanma and Salido. Sanchez was champion, but even money, at best, before the fight. Great fi...

comment by ChampBox@PR, on 03-27-2013
I posted it earlier today, merge the threads please!! [url]http://www.boxingscene.com/forums/showthread.php?t=590526[/url]

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