Rodolfo Gonzales

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Birthday
30, 1928
Birthplace
Denver, CO
Death Date
Apr 12, 2005 (76)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
30, 1928
Birthplace
Denver, CO
Death Date
Apr 12, 2005 (76)

About

Professional boxer who was a featherweight champion and won both the Golden Gloves and National Amateur Athletic Union titles. He was also a Chicano activist and poet.

Before Fame

He entered boxing after it became clear that he would not be able to afford college.

Trivia

He wrote the poem 'Yo Soy Joaquin,' which has been said to define the essence of being Chicano.

Family Life

He was the child of Federico and Indalesia Gonzalez, along with seven other siblings.

Associated With

He was a part of the Chicano Movement like Cesar Chavez.