Joe Czak (born 1956) was a Mexican professional boxer who competed during the 1980s until an unknown time. He competed in the Heavyweight Division and was nicknamed "The Mexican Whirlwind". He is a playable character in Rocky (video game) & Rocky Legends.
Joe Czak (born 1956) was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico. He competed in the Heavyweight Division for several years but was never able to capture the Heavyweight Championship.
Czak is perhaps best known for being one of the first victims of Tommy Gunn, who would later go on to become the World Heavyweight Champion. Around 1987 (Rocky V), Gunn fought and KO'd Czak in the 2nd round. Unfortunately for Czak, he fell victim to Gunn's brutal left hook. Czak would be the first of many fighters to experience that hook.
During his prime, Czak was described as a hard-hitting brawler with an unorthodox fight style. He used short punches to great effect and had a solid chin. Czak was well respected by fight fans due to his ability to go the distance with all the ranked contenders.