Wilfredo Gómez

World champion boxer

Wilfredo Gómez Rivera[3] (Spanish pronunciation: [wilˈfɾeðo ˈɣomes]; born October 29, 1956) is a Puerto Rican former professional boxer. He is sometimes referred to as Bazooka Gómez. Gomez was a three-time world champion. He is often said to be one of the best Puerto Rican boxers of all time. This has been said by many sports journalists and analysts. They often include him with Félix Trinidad, Miguel Cotto, Wilfred Benítez, Esteban De Jesús, Edwin Rosario, and Carlos Ortíz.[4]

Wilfredo Gómez
Gómez c.2003
Real nameWilfredo Gómez Rivera
Rated atSuper bantamweight
Super featherweight[1]
Height1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)
NationalityPuerto Rican
Born (1956-10-29) October 29, 1956 (age 67)[2]
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Boxing record
Total fights48
Wins by KO42
Medal record
Men's amateur boxing
Representing  Puerto Rico
World Amateur Championships
Gold medal – first place Havana 1974 Bantamweight

Gomez defended his title with seventeen knockouts in a row. That is a record for all boxing divisions. He was ranked number 13 on The Ring magazine's list of the "100 greatest punchers of all time".[5] In 1995, Gómez became a part of the International Boxing Hall of Fame.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Wilfredo Gomez". boxrec.com. BoxRec. Archived from the original on 27 April 2015. Retrieved 23 May 2015.
  2. "Wilfredo Gomez". ibhof.com. International Boxing Hall of Fame. Retrieved 23 May 2015.
  3. No radicarán cargos contra exboxeador Wilfredo Gómez, El Nuevo Día (2015-04-18). Retrieved on 2017-07-14.
  4. Sánchez, José A. (November 25, 2012). "Entre leyendas Macho Camacho". El Nuevo Día. Archived from the original on November 28, 2012. Retrieved March 21, 2022.
  5. Eisele, Andrew (2003). "Ring Magazine's 100 Greatest Punchers". About.com. Archived from the original on 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2017-12-15.