Mr. Gomez, a native of Providence, was a professional boxer who became Junior Lightweight Champion of the World as the first Rhode Islander to win a world boxing title. He is credited with being the first athlete to bring national television into Rhode Island for a boxing event. He won 55 of 65 fights, 22 of them consecutive victories and 28 by KO. He has worked as a professional and amateur manger and trainer, as well as judge and referee.
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