Monday, June 27, 2011
El Niñito Valdez boxeador cubano
Geraldo Ramons Ponciano Valdez heroe de los niños en Cuba nace un 5 de Diciembre del 1924
Muchos padres cubanos aprovechaban el programa de television donde el Niñito Valdez aparecia ,
sentado en una mesa de cara a la camara de television, alli comenzaba a comer un bistek de costilla
riñonada ......mientras en los hogares cubanos...los padres decian...si quieres ser fuerte como el Niñito Valdez
debes comer tu comida....
Nino Valdez (born Geraldo Ramos Ponciano Valdez) (December 5, 1924 - June 3, 2001) was the Cuban heavyweight boxing champion in the 1940s and 1950s. He was a top contender for the heavyweight title during this time, although he never received a shot due to his mixed results in the ring.
After a string of four losses to notable fighters such as Harold Johnson, Archie Moore, and Bob Baker in 1952 and 1953, he went undefeated in an impressive run of 11 consecutive victories which saw him defeat Ezzard Charles and Tommy "Hurricane" Jackson. However, the streak came to an end when he lost a rematch to Moore by a fifteen-round unanimous decision on May 2, 1955. He lost another fight to Bob Satterfield three months later. After beating former title contender Don Cockell, he lost a ten round unanimous decision to Bob Baker on December 7, 1955, costing him a potential title bout against Rocky Marciano.
He continued boxing, losing to heavyweight contenders Zora Folley, Eddie Machen, and Sonny Liston. After defeating contender Brian London in December 1959, Valdez retired due to eye problems.
After retirement, he worked as a security guard and a bouncer.
El Niñito Valdez junto al cantante Lucho Gatica
Real name Geraldo Ramos Ponciano Valdez
Rated at Heavyweight
Born December 5, 1924
Died June 3, 2001 (aged 76)
Total fights 70
Wins by KO 36