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Eddy Gazo, Nicaragua's

Second World Champion Dies!

By: Jesús Milano

(September 20th) The World Boxing Association (WBA) mourns the passing of former Nicaraguan world champion Eddy Gazo on Tuesday, September 19 at the age of 73.


Gazo was one of the greatest glories of Nicaragua, a very important country for boxing, and was only the second native to become a world champion after Alexis Argüello.


On March 5, 1977 he captured the WBA Super Welterweight crown by defeating Argentine Miguel Angel Castellini at the old General Somoza National Baseball Stadium. He made three defenses of his belt in Asia and in the fourth exhibition he succumbed to Masashi Kudo in 1978.

(Eddy Gazo vs Thomas Hearn, May 3rd,1980, Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan)

Eddie Gazo

Birth Name: Eddie Jose Gazo Roa

Birth Place: San Lorenzo, Nicaragua

Residence: Managua, Nicaragua

Pro-Debut: March 1st, 1969

Division: Super Welterweight

Nationality: Nicaraguan

Stance: Orthodox

Height: 5′ 6½″  

Reach: 69″  

Bouts: 54

Rounds: 401

Ko’s: 55%

Career: 1969-1984

Record: 40-12-2, 22Ko’s


WBA Light Middleweight Champion – March 5th, 1977 – August 9th, 1978


After his retirement in 1984 he became a trainer and was always a great worker for boxing in his country. The pioneer body sends its condolences to the family and friends of one of the great historical champions of the pioneer body.

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