Rodrigo Valdez is a former boxer from Colombia who was a two time world middleweight champion and whose rivalry with Carlos Monzon has long been considered among the most legendary boxing rivalries. Valdez was trained by International Boxing Hall of Fame coach Gil Clancy. Many people consider him, Antonio Cervantes and Miguel "Happy" Lora to be the three greatest boxers ever to come from that country.
Rodrigo Valdez began his professional boxing career with a win over Orlando Pineda by a four round decision on October 25, 1963, at Cartagena. He won his next eight bouts, but on ...
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