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Former middleweight boxing champ Rodrigo Valdes dies according to : NZ Herald

referring to CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) ” A Colombian official says former world middleweight boxing champion Rodrigo Valdes has died.
He held middleweight titles from the WBA and WBC with victories over Bennie Briscoe, but suffered two title fight losses to Carlos Monzon
Valdez began his career in his native Cartagena in 1963 and went on to win 63 bouts, 43 by knockout.
The sportswriter-turned-mayor sent a Twitter message Wednesday calling Valdez “one of the greatest Colombian sportsmen of all history.”
Colombian news media say Valdez apparently died of a heart attack.

Former middleweight boxing champ Rodrigo Valdes dies

referring to CARTAGENA, Colombia — Former world middleweight boxing champion Rodrigo Valdez has died, Cartagena City Mayor Manuel Duque confirmed Wednesday.
Valdez began his career in his native Cartagena in 1963 and went on to win 63 bouts, 43 by knockout.
He held middleweight titles from the WBA and the WBC, with victories over Bennie Briscoe.
Colombian news media reported that Valdez apparently died of a heart attack.
Duque called the 70-year-old Valdez “one of the greatest Colombian sportsmen of all history.”

Colombia boxing legend Rodrigo ‘Rocky’ Valdez dies

referring to Champion Rodrigo Valdez, an example of dignity and honor in sport, died.”Cartagena y Colombia se levantan con una triste noticia.
Rodrigo “Rocky” Valdez, the legendary Colombian boxer and two-time world champion died on Tuesday at the age of 70 in his home town of Cartagena.
The sportsman was Colombia’s second boxing world champion.
Valdez began his career in the coastal city of Cartagena, making his debut at the age of 17.
He won his first world middleweight title in 1974 in Monte Carlo, beating the American Bennie Briscoe with a T.K.O in the seventh round.

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