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Thank you to all of the media outlets who covered Paco’s tragic yet inspiring story. Thank you to the many fans who forwarded his news to others. Please feel free to forward any of the links below via Twitter, email or any method.


Nov 26- Philly’s Bernard Fernandez for The Sweet Science web site. http://bit.ly/PhilBFern

Nov. 24- Video from Fox Chicago’s Corey McPherrin http://bit.ly/FoxCMcP

Saturday morning, Nov. 21- Bernard Fernandez, Phillynews.com from ringside Boxer Hospitalized After Getting Hurt at Blue Horizon

Mon., Nov. 23- Bernard Fernandez, Philly.com. Fernandez, the former President of the Boxing Writers Association of America, was ringside for this tragic bout. Journalism of the finest order here. Requiem for a Super Bantamweight

Nov. 25 ESPN’s Melissa Isaacson’s beautiful tribute http://shar.es/aKJMT

Nov. 24 ABC7 http://shar.es/aKvZP
Nov. 24 CBS2 http://cbs2chicago.com/local/boxer.kidney.donation.2.1330934.html
Nov. 24 NBC5 http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local-beat/Paco-Rodriguez-Organs-Donated-to-Save-Uncle-and-Others-72637142.html
Nov. 23 NBC5 http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/sports/Boxer-Dies-After-Fight-at-Blue-Horizon-71668752.html

Nov. 24 Univision http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-chicago-boxer-24-nov24,0,2130476.story

Nov. 24- WGN TV http://www.wgntv.com/search/wgntv-boxer-dies-in-fight-nov23,0,2172071.story

Nov. 30- WGN TV http://www.wgntv.com/wgntv-paco-rodriguez-funeral-nov29,0,319783.story

Nov. 24 Fox http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/metro/local-boxer-who-died-from-fight-injuries-donates-organs
Nov. 25 Hoy Photo Gallery http://www.vivelohoy.com/noticias/localidades/chicago/vlh-ninoazteka-1123,0,7646199.photogallery
Nov. 23 Hoy http://bit.ly/6qsSE4
Nov. 23 Philly http://bit.ly/FromPhilly
Nov. 25 Tribune http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-boxer-killed-25-nov25,0,3705610.story

Nov. 24 Hoy http://www.vivelohoy.com/noticias/localidades/chicago/vvl2-depbox35.1nov24,0,861453.story

Nov. 24 Philly http://www.philly.com/dailynews/local/20091124_Bernard_Fernandez__Death_hovers_in_the_ring.html

Nov. 25 Hoy http://www.vivelohoy.com/noticias/localidades/chicago/vvl2-pp._3_boxeadornov25,0,6794223.story

Nov. 24 Newsday (NY) http://www.newsday.com/blogs/sports/the-neutral-corner-1.1276167/rodriguez-death-not-in-vain-1.1620739
Nov. 24 SunTimes http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/1902626,paco-rodriguez-boxer-organs-donate-112409.article
Nov. 24 Tribune web http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/1902626,paco-rodriguez-boxer-organs-donate-112409.article
Nov. 24 ESPN http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/news/story?id=4685329
Nov. 24 UPI http://www.upi.com/Sports_News/2009/11/24/Chicago-boxer-dies-in-first-title-fight/UPI-62881259092260/
Nov. 24 Chicago Breaking Sports (Tribune) http://www.chicagobreakingsports.com/2009/11/uncle-gets-kidney-from-boxer-who-died-after-fight.html
Nov. 24 AP http://www.philly.com/philly/wires/ap/news/state/pennsylvania/20091124_ap_autopsysetforboxerwhodiedafterphillybout.html
Nov. 24 Philly Inquirer http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/other_sports/boxing/view/20091124autopsy_scheduled_for_boxer_who_died_after_friday_bout/srvc=home&position=recent
Nov. 24 Tribune http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-chicago-boxer-24-nov24,0,2130476.story
Nov. 25 Philly Inquirer http://www.philly.com/inquirer/sports/20091125_Boxer_s_death_ruled_accidental.html
Nov. 25 SunTimes http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/1904306,CST-NWS-organs25.article
Nov. 25 Philly http://www.philly.com/dailynews/local/20091125_Fallen_boxer_s_organs_will_give_life_to_others.html
Nov. 25 ESPN http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/boxing/news/story?id=4688684

Nov. 28- NPR http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=120908362

Dec. 2- Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/12/02/francisco-rodriguezs-wake_n_376415.html


2 Responses

  1. alguna vez campeon le comente que si habia regresado al box era por verlo pelear me gustaba como tiraba el gancho al higado tambien me gusto como gano el campeonato supergallo de Ilinois al boricua Ivan Rodriguez dando una clase de su buen boxeo y noquearlo ‘Mi Nino Azteca’ le doy las gracias por avisarme que hiba a pelear en Filadelfia siempre se lo dije que tenia pasta de idolo y que algun dia hiba ser campeon mundial ahora su partida deja a todo Chicago consternado ya que los medios de comunicacion dieron la noticia que a muchos nos dejo impactados mi campeon mis bendiciones y de antemano entrara al glorioso reino de DIOS NUESTRO PADRE su amigo de siempre Victor Arenas

  2. I will miss Paco or Paquillo like i would call him…he was a good friend and i am shocked and saddend that he will not be in our lives..But he will live on thru his boxing and his family and beautiful wife and daughter. God bless Paco and all the Rodriquez family…
    -paola cortes

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