WAIL! | The CBZ Journal | September 2004






Table of Contents

Rinsing off the Mouthpiece
By GorDoom

Current Champions, Top Contenders, and Fighters to Watch Out For
By Adam Pollack

Hopkins-De La Hoya: A True Boxing Super Bowl
By Dean Vios

They Sure Don't Get Any Easier
By Orion Foote

The Best Argentinean Fighters of All Time, Class by Class
By Martín Cameron

Hand Speed Among the Big Fellows
By Don Cogswell

Flashback to the 2003 Hall of Fame Inductions
Pictorial by Dan Hanley

Vince Martinez
By Dan Cuoco

Black Dynamite: Len Johnson
By Rob Howard

Wes Ramey
By Tracy Callis and Keith Palmer

Henry Hank, One of Boxing's Forgotten Warriors
By Dan Cuoco

Joe Gans, the Old Master

Joe Gans: Championship Years
Two Articles By Monte Cox



























by Dan Hanley

What began as an e-mail grew into a curiosity, then matured into the grandest thread on an active message board before finally reaching fruition with the induction of Rodolfo 'El Gato' Gonzalez to the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 2003. To put into perspective the CBZ's role in this game, El Gato began his acceptance speech by saying, "First of all I'd like to thank the members of the Cyber Boxing Zone..." And these members are legion. Before taking this stroll down memory lane, on Rodolfo's behalf I'd like to thank the tireless efforts of Steve (Gordoom) Gordon, Rick Farris, Rudy (Rudyrooter) Ramirez, Danny (Wildhawke) from the UK, Greg Beyer, Flatnose, Hap Navarro, Mike DeLisa, Chuck Johnston and all the others who made the members of the WBHF take notice of the absence to their rosters of one of the most underrated fighters of all time, Rodolfo 'El Gato' Gonzalez. My father (also Dan Hanley) and I were fortunate to be at the Commerce Casino to welcome Rodolfo to this pugilistic pantheon and I left with a smoking Minolta. So without further ado, enjoy with us again the night of October 18, 2003.

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A breakfast to remember. Clockwise from lower left: Pops, Adolfo Perez of the WBHF, Pipino Cuevas, Cuevas' wife, Chiquita Gonzalez' wife, Chiquita himself and Rodolfo Gonzalez. Oh, yeah...the eggs weren't bad either.

The autograph and souvenir show. From left: Joey Giambra, Tony DeMarco, El Gato and Ernie Terrell.

Michael Carbajal, Troy Dorsey and Bobby Chacon.

Pops with huge fight fan, Frank Stallone.

Yours truly, garish ensemble and all, between El Gato and the man he won the lightweight championship from, Chango Carmona.


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