Status: Junior Lightweight boxer. Former WBO Featherweight champion. His record is 34-3 (3l KO’s).

Ht: 5-7 Wt: 130

DOB: June 30, 1983 In: Rio Pedras, Puerto Rico

First Boxing Memory: “I started boxing when I was nine. I won my first fight in the first round by knockout, in 56 seconds. It was a very
short fight.”

Boxing Inspirations: “Two boxers inspired me – Felix Trinidad and Wilfredo Gomez.”

Hobbies/Leisure Activities: “Go to theater and play golf.”

Favorite Movie: “Rocky and all the sequels.”

Musical Tastes: Salsa merengue, Victor Manuel, Marc Anthony.”

Last Book Read: “About the boxing champions born in Puerto Rico – Crib of Champions.”

Favorite TV Show: “Sopranos.”

Pre-Fight Meal: “Meat and very high carbs.”

Pre-Fight Feeling: “Be a very smart and very patient fighter.”

Current Car: “Ford Explorer and Chrysler Town & Country.”

Favorite Fights: “Felix Trinidad-Oscar De La Hoya, Felix Trinidad-Vargas.”

Typical Breakfast: “Eggs, ham and cheese.”

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: “Pralines.”

Greatest Sports Moments: “The opportunity to win the world title and to win the world title (KO 1 Daniel Ponce de Leon for WBO Junior Feather).”

Most Painful Moment: “When I lost – in the Olympic Games in Athens (to Khavazhi Khatsigov of Belarus).”

Last Vacation: “Disney World.”

Toughest Opponent: “A fight in Chicago against a fighter named Hugo Dianzo (2007). He was a very smart fighter, he moves a lot, he hold me a lot. And it was a very uncomfortable fight.”

What Would You Be If You Weren’t A Successful Boxer: “I don’t know. I always dreamed about being a great boxer. But I started as EMS technician (emergency) but I always had dreams to be a great boxer.”

Funny Boxing Memory: “I was in the amateur career, getting down from the ring and I slipped on the stairs and I fell down on the floor. In front of everybody [smiles].”

People Qualities Most Admired: “Very kind person and very low-key person who can accept everybody.”

Translation: Joel Colon.