Corky Gonzales

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Name: Corky Gonzales
Birth Name: Rodolfo Gonzales
Hometown: Denver, Colorado, USA
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, USA
Died: 2005-04-12 (Age:76)
Height: 173cm
Reach: 180cm
Pro Boxer: Record
Amateur Boxer: Record

  • Won the National Amateur Athletic Union Bantamweight Title in 1947.
  • The Ring, July 1948 Featherweight Prospect of the month.
  • 1947-01-23 Jim Sully...Sioux City..... W PTS 4 [listed, but not confirmed. Corky was an amateur in January 1947]

After his boxing days, Corky Gonzales went on to become an important leader in the Chicano Movement. In 1965, he wrote I Am Joaquin, a popular poem about a Mexican-American character's struggle in regards to forgetting his or her roots in order to get economic stability in the United States.

Preceded by:
Tsaneshi Naruo
National AAU Bantamweight Champion
Succeeded by:
Bill Morgan


  • Denver Post: Obituary of Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales April 13, 2005
  • Escuela Tateloco website: Biography of Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales