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Services for Fallen Boxer, Francisco Rodriguez

by on Nov.27, 2009, under Boxing News, Obituaries

The late Francisco Rodriguez (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

The late Francisco Rodriguez (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

CHICAGO — Twenty-five year-old Francisco “Paco” Rodriguez died this past Sunday night at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia after succumbing to a brain injury suffered during a boxing match fought two nights earlier.  He is survived by his wife, their five-month-old baby girl, parents, two brothers, in-laws and an extended family of loved ones.

Arrangements for the late boxer are listed below.   (continue reading…)

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Give Old Cell Phones to Help Out Family of Francisco Rodriguez

by on Nov.24, 2009, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

By Rita Figueroa

Hey All -

My brother/sister in law have a business in Florida that collects old cell phones and ink cartridges, processes them and gets money in exchange for these items.  He is setting up a fund for Francisco.  Any cell phones or ink cartridges you have not in use or in the back of a drawer somewhere, send them to me, we’ll get them down to Florida and get Francisco’s widow a quarterly check.  We all have them laying around, let’s put them to good use and help a friend. (continue reading…)

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Fallen Boxer Francisco Rodriguez Gives Gift of Life

by on Nov.24, 2009, under Boxing News, Obituaries

Donates Kidney to His Own Uncle and Saves At Least Seven Additional Lives

Rodriguez Family Fund Accepting Donations at Any Chase Bank Location

CHICAGO, November 24, 2009 – The family of fallen Chicago boxer Francisco “Paco” Rodriquez has announced that through organ donation, Paco’s tragic death will save the lives of at least eight people, including his own uncle.

“We just learned that Paco and our uncle are a match,” said Alex Rodriguez, Paco’s brother. (continue reading…)

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Chicago Mourns Francisco Rodriguez

by on Nov.23, 2009, under Boxing News, CBZ Columnists, Obituaries

Fund established by 8 Count Productions to help Rodriguez’s 5 month-old daughter

By Kerstin Broockmann

Francisco Rodriguez seen here getting his handwraps approved prior to a fight about a year ago (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

Francisco Rodriguez seen here getting his handwraps approved prior to a fight about a year ago (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, November 22, 2009 — Chicago-based boxer Francisco “El Nino Azteca” Rodriguez (14-3-0) passed away Sunday  at the Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia due to injuries sustained during a USBA super bantamweight title bout with Teon Kennedy on Friday at the Blue Horizon. A loving husband, father, son and brother, the 25-year-old boxer leaves behind his wife, Sonia, and a five-month-old daughter.

Rodriguez entered the professional ranks on January 14, 2005, at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, sporting an amateur record of 76-6, and wins including five Chicago Golden Gloves championships, third place finish at Nationals in 2000, and first place at the 2001 National Golden Gloves tournament.  (continue reading…)

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Chicago Boxer Francisco Rodriguez Passes Following Bout

by on Nov.23, 2009, under Boxing News, Obituaries

 

Francisco Rodriguez folllowing his victory over Torrance Daniels last year in Chicago (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

Francisco Rodriguez folllowing his victory over Torrance Daniels last year in Chicago (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

PHILADELPHIA, PA, November 22, 2009 – Chicago based bantamweight Francisco Rodriguez passed away on Sunday night, two days after his bout with against Philadelphia’s Teon Kennedy at the Blue Horizon.

The 25 year old Rodriguez collapsed after being stopped in the tenth round and was rushed to Hahnemann University Hospital where emergency brain surgery was performed. (continue reading…)

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