Felix Trinidad: Boxing

Juan Felix “Tito” Trinidad Garcia (born January 10, 1973) is a champion Puerto Rican retired professional boxer who compiled a career record of 42.3. He held the IBF welterweight title and WBA middleweight title and many more. He is considered to be one of the best in the history of Puerto Rico. Trinidad, as an amateur, started fighting when he was twelve and later won five National Amateur Championships and turned professional when he was 17. His first world championship was when he defeated Maurice Blocker for the IBF welterweight belt. His father was also Puerto Rica’s featherweight champion during the 70s, then became his manager and trainer when Felix Trinidad when professional. Trinidad never fought in the Olympics.

Greatest Sporting Achievements

Trinidad has 45 total fights, 42 wins, 35 wins by knockout, 3 losses, 0 draws and 0 no contests. Some of his awards and recognition is Fighter for the Year in 2000 by The Ring and Boxing Writers Association of American, 51st Best Fighter of the Last 80 Years by The Ring in 2002 and the 30th Greatest Puncher of All-Time by The Ring in 2003. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2014, becoming the tenth Puerto Rican to receive an honor.

Why Was He So Good?

Felix Trinidad had the power and charisma. He possessed an atomic left hook, an educated straight right hand and a firm pressure that broke the other boxers’ mental games together with their physical attributes.

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