Lilly Rodriguez, RIP

The Daily News has the sad news: pioneer female boxer-kickboxer Lilly Rodriguez has passed away at age 59. She fought in the 1970s and 1980s, when few women entered the ring to fight competitively. But to Rodriguez, fighting was natural: her brothers were martial-arts legends Arnold and Benny "The Jet" Urquidez (owner of the Jet Center in Van Nuys), while her husband, Blinky, was a kick-boxer. Services are pending.

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January 17, 2007 11:57 AM • Native Intelligence • Email the editor
 

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