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Terence Crawford
Weightclass:
jr. welterweight
Age:
27
Birthplace:
Omaha, Nebraska
Record:
26-0, 18 KOs
Height:
5'8"
Reach:
70
Managers:
Cameron Dunkin, Brian McIntyre
Trainers:
Esau Diegez, Brian McIntyre
biography

Twitter: @budcrawford402 / facebook.com/TBudCrawford
Boxing Writers Association of America “2014 Fighter of the Year”…
World championship fights: 4-0, 2 KOs…
WBO jr. welterweight world champion…
Former WBO lightweight world champion, two successful defenses…
Former NABO lightweight champion…
2008 U.S. Olympic alternate (amateur), 132 pounds…
2007 Pan American Games Qualifier (amateur), 132 pounds – Gold Medalist…
2006 National PAL Championships (amateur), 132 pounds – Gold Medalist…
2006 Blue & Gold National Championships (amateur), 132 pounds – Gold Medalist…

At the age of 27, Terence is a seven-year pro. The WBO junior welterweight world champion, he won the title in his last fight in April. He is also a former WBO lightweight world champion – he won that title in March, 2014, and made two successful title defenses.
Terence is one of boxing’s most talented rising young stars. He had a “break out” year in 2013 with three impressive wins, and a “star making” year in 2014 – he won the WBO lightweight world title in March, made successful title defenses in June and November, and was voted “2014 Fighter of the Year” by the Boxing Writers Association of America.
A BWAA press release said [Feb. 23, 2015 – excerpts]: "With three impressive victories against highly credible opponents in 2014, Omaha, Neb., native Terence "Bud" Crawford served notice that he has arrived as one of boxing’s newest and most exciting stars."
Terence’s meteoric rise continued in 2015 – in his last fight on April 18,...
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fight history
Fight by Fight – 2015 – WON VACANT WBO JW WORLD TITLE – in his last fight on 4-18-15 in Arlington, TX, he won by TKO (6th round) against Thomas Dulorme (22-1): the bout headlined at University of Texas, and ended with a devastating knockout; Dulorme started fast and outworked Terence in the 1st and 2nd rounds, but Terence stepped up his pace and rocked Dulorme with a left hook in the 3rd and rocked him with a right hand in the 4th round; he staggered Dulorme with a right hand in the 6th, then scored three knockdowns – the first with a right hand, the second and third with a series of punches – and the referee stopped the fight without a count at 1:51; after five rounds, the fight was scored 48-47, 48-47 Crawford, 48-47 Dulorme…
 
2014 – 2ND WBO L WORLD TITLE DEFENSE – on 11-29-14 in Omaha, NB, he won a 12 round unanimous decision against WBO No. 1 ranked Ray Beltran (29-6-1): the bout headlined at CenturyLink Center; Beltran gave a good effort, but Terence dominated the fight; he fought mainly in the lefthanded stance, and consistently outboxed and outworked Beltran, and landed the harder punches; Beltran’s nose was bloodied and left eye was swollen; scored 119-109, 119-109, 120-108…
1ST WBO L WORLD TITLE DEFENSE – on 6-28-14 in Omaha he won by knockout (9th round) against previously undefeated former WBA and IBF featherweight world champion Yuriorkis Gamboa (23-0): the bout headlined at CenturyLink Center, and it was fast-paced and exciting; Gamboa started fast and dominated the early rounds; he pressed forward, outworked Terence, and landed the sharper punches – Gamboa won the 1st round on two scorecards, swept the 3rd on all three, then won the 4th round on two scorecards; but Terence, who switched to the...
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background
AMATEUR, PERSONAL BACKGROUND: Terence said, "I was born in Omaha, Nebraska. I have two sisters. My dad is retired from the Navy, and my mom don't have a job. My parents are separated. My dad and my grandfather were both boxers – they both were amateurs. My dad fought in the Golden Gloves and stuff, but he was more into wrestling. My grandfather was a good boxer, too, but never turned pro. My uncle – my mom's brother – was a boxer, and my dad's brother was a boxer. My cousins, we all started boxing at the same time. I'm just the only one that stuck with it.
"I was seven years old when I started boxing – it was just something to do. I didn't like just being at home, not doing nothing. I liked it – I just liked to fight. When I was a kid, my dad used to have me punch his hands and wrestle with me and throw the football and basketball, but he basically made me pick my own sport. He never pushed anything on me.
" I'm naturally righthanded. I had about 70 amateur fights – it was probably like, 60 wins, 10 losses, somewhere around there. I remember all of those fights against Danny Garcia, Mikey Garcia, Diego Magdaleno. I still watch them from time to time. It wasn't no hard fight with Mikey – Danny Garcia was a harder fight for me."…
From the Omaha World-Herald, by Tony Boone [May 5, 2013 – excerpts]: Crawford liked to fight even at a young age. And Carl Washington knew that.
The founder of the C.W. Boxing Club was Crawford's neighbor. Crawford's grandfather, father and uncle had all trained at Washington’s gym.
The 7-year-old Terence didn't know any of that. And he didn’'t know Washington, who lived behind them.
"Carl saw me on the streets," Crawford said. "He knew I was one of those little bad kids that wanted to fight around the corner."
One day, Washington asked him if he wanted to...
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Biography
  • Twitter: @budcrawford402 / facebook.com/TBudCrawford
  • Boxing Writers Association of America “2014 Fighter of the Year”…
  • World championship fights: 4-0, 2 KOs…
  • WBO jr. welterweight world champion…
  • Former WBO lightweight world champion, two successful defenses…
  • Former NABO lightweight champion…
  • 2008 U.S. Olympic alternate (amateur), 132 pounds…
  • 2007 Pan American Games Qualifier (amateur), 132 pounds – Gold Medalist…
  • 2006 National PAL Championships (amateur), 132 pounds – Gold Medalist…
  • 2006 Blue & Gold National Championships (amateur), 132 pounds – Gold Medalist…

At the age of 27, Terence is a seven-year pro. The WBO junior welterweight world champion, he won the title in his last fight in April. He is also a former WBO lightweight world champion – he won that title in March, 2014, and made two successful title defenses.

Terence is one of boxing’s most talented rising young stars. He had a “break out” year in 2013 with three impressive wins, and a “star making” year in 2014 – he won the WBO lightweight world title in March, made successful title defenses in June and November, and was voted “2014 Fighter of the Year” by the Boxing Writers Association of America.

A BWAA press release said [Feb. 23, 2015 – excerpts]: "With three impressive victories against highly credible opponents in 2014, Omaha, Neb., native Terence "Bud" Crawford served notice that he has arrived as one of boxing’s newest and most exciting stars."

Terence’s meteoric rise continued in 2015 – in his last fight on April 18, he won the vacant WBO junior welterweight world title with a sixth-round TKO against Thomas Dulorme.

After the fight, Dan Rafael wrote on ESPN.com [excerpts]: Crawford was the 2014 Boxing Writers Association of America fighter of the year, during which he went overseas and won a world title followed by two dominating hometown defenses.

He vacated his lightweight world title, moved up to junior welterweight and drilled Dulorme in impressive fashion to claim his second world title….

Crawford spent the first few rounds studying Dulorme, who was getting off first and winning rounds. But you never got the impression that Crawford was doing anything other than figuring Dulorme out for a later attack.

Crawford began to establish his jab and, in the fourth round, hammered Dulorme with a hard right hand at the end of the round. It was a harbinger of things to come.

Thirty seconds into the sixth round, Crawford ripped Dulorme with a right hand, sending him reeling into the ropes. After another right hand and a left hook, Dulorme went down to a knee. He was up at the count of eight, but in trouble. Crawford was strafing him with punches and he eventually went down again under the heavy fire. Crawford did not let up, trapping Dulorme on the ropes and firing away at will. He landed around 15 unanswered punches and Dulorme went down again, nearly falling between the ropes as [the] referee waved off the fight at 1 minute, 51 seconds.

The junior welterweight division is on alert. Beware of Crawford, who won his second world title in as many weight classes and announced his presence in a big, big way.

He is one of the rising stars of boxing and there seems to be little around to stop him. [End Rafael item]

Terence said, "My strategy is just being me. That's always our strategy. If I go in there and fight my fight and be me, can't nobody beat me.

"I'm a boxer-puncher, a counterpuncher type. But for me, it just depends on the fight – it just depends on the moment. You're in there, you're trying to see what you can do, you get hit with a shot, then you feel like you've got to step it up sometimes. You never know if your opponent is going to come out and press the action and make it a fast-paced fight.

"So you've always got to be prepared, 'cause you never know what your opponent is going to bring to the table. You've just got to go in there and adjust."

Regarding his nickname, he said, "My mom gave it to me when I was younger – she started calling me 'Bud' when I was like, one."

Terence first showed his potential in an impressive amateur career: he won gold medals at the 2006 Blue & Gold Nationals and 2007 PAL Nationals, and earned a spot as an alternate on the 2008 U.S. Olympic team. He had amateur wins against Danny Garcia, who went on to win the WBC and WBA super lightweight titles, Mikey Garcia, who went on to win the WBO featherweight and junior lightweight titles, and current lightweight contender Diego Magdaleno.

Terence’s webpage address is teamterencebudcrawford.com.

Fight History

Fight by Fight – 2015 – WON VACANT WBO JW WORLD TITLE – in his last fight on 4-18-15 in Arlington, TX, he won by TKO (6th round) against Thomas Dulorme (22-1): the bout headlined at University of Texas, and ended with a devastating knockout; Dulorme started fast and outworked Terence in the 1st and 2nd rounds, but Terence stepped up his pace and rocked Dulorme with a left hook in the 3rd and rocked him with a right hand in the 4th round; he staggered Dulorme with a right hand in the 6th, then scored three knockdowns – the first with a right hand, the second and third with a series of punches – and the referee stopped the fight without a count at 1:51; after five rounds, the fight was scored 48-47, 48-47 Crawford, 48-47 Dulorme…

 

2014 – 2ND WBO L WORLD TITLE DEFENSE – on 11-29-14 in Omaha, NB, he won a 12 round unanimous decision against WBO No. 1 ranked Ray Beltran (29-6-1): the bout headlined at CenturyLink Center; Beltran gave a good effort, but Terence dominated the fight; he fought mainly in the lefthanded stance, and consistently outboxed and outworked Beltran, and landed the harder punches; Beltran’s nose was bloodied and left eye was swollen; scored 119-109, 119-109, 120-108…

1ST WBO L WORLD TITLE DEFENSE – on 6-28-14 in Omaha he won by knockout (9th round) against previously undefeated former WBA and IBF featherweight world champion Yuriorkis Gamboa (23-0): the bout headlined at CenturyLink Center, and it was fast-paced and exciting; Gamboa started fast and dominated the early rounds; he pressed forward, outworked Terence, and landed the sharper punches – Gamboa won the 1st round on two scorecards, swept the 3rd on all three, then won the 4th round on two scorecards; but Terence, who switched to the lefthanded stance in the 3rd round, turned the fight around in the 5th – he rallied and scored a knockdown with a right hook, staggered Gamboa two more times before the bell, and dominated the rest of the fight; Terence swept the 6th and 7th rounds, scored a knockdown with a right hook in the 8th, then staggered Gamboa again before the bell; Gamboa came back and staggered Terence with a right hand early in the 9th round, but Terence rallied again moments later and scored two more knockdowns – the first with a left hand, the second with a right uppercut – and the referee stopped the fight without a count at 2:53; after eight rounds, Terence led by scores of 78-72, 78-72, 77-73…

WON WBO L WORLD TITLE – on 3-1-14 in Glasgow, SCOT, he won a 12 round unanimous decision against defending champion and hometown favorite Ricky Burns (36-2-1): the bout headlined at the Scottish Exhibition Centre; the early rounds were close, but Terence switched back and forth to the lefthanded stance, rallied in the middle rounds, and dominated most of the fight; he backed Burns to the ropes repeatedly and rocked him with a series of punches in the 4th, 6th, and 8th rounds, then finished the fight strongly and swept the 12th round on all three scorecards; many observers thought the fight was more one-sided than the scores indicated – 116-112, 116-112, 117-111…

 

2013 – WON VACANT NABO L TITLE – on 6-15-13 in Dallas, TX, he won by TKO (6th round) against Alejandro Sanabria (34-1-1): the bout was co-featured with the Mikey Garcia-Juan Manuel Lopez main event, and Terence dominated; he pressed forward, landed the harder punches, and wore down Sanabria with body punches; he rocked Sanabria in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th rounds, then scored a knockdown with a left hook early in the 6th – Sanabria got up but was unsteady, and the referee stopped the fight at 0:17…

On 3-30-13 in Las Vegas, NV, he won a 10 round unanimous decision against Breidis Prescott (26-4): the bout was co-featured with the Mike Alvarado-Brandon Rios II main event – Terence had been scheduled to fight on the undercard, and took the fight on short notice when originally scheduled Khabib Allakhverdiev was injured in training and withdrew; Terence was also moving up to the jr. welterweight division, and it was his first scheduled 10-round fight; Prescott pressed forward, but Terence kept him off-balance with movement, consistently outboxed and outworked him, and dominated most of the fight; scored 99-91, 97-93, 100-90…

 

2012 – on 11-10-12 in Las Vegas he won by TKO (6th round) against Sidney Siqueira (19-6-1): the bout was on the undercard of the Vanes Martirosyan-Erislandy Lara main event; Siqueira gave a good effort, but Terence consistently landed the harder punches and dominated most of the fight; he scored a devastating knockdown with a right hand-left hook combination in the 6th round, and the referee stopped the fight in mid-count at 2:47…

On 9-13-12 in Las Vegas he won by TKO (4th round) against Hardy Paredes (15-10): the fight was on the undercard of the Jessie Vargas-Aron Martinez main event; Terence wore down Paredes with body punches and dominated the fight; he scored one knockdown in the 1st round and two more knockdowns in the 2nd; he scored another knockdown in the 4th round, and the referee stopped the fight at 0:40…

On 6-8-12 in Las Vegas he won by knockout (2nd round) against David Rodela (16-5-3): the bout was on the undercard of the Kelly Pavlik-Scott Sigmon main event, and Terence quickly overpowered him; he scored a knockdown in the 1st round, then scored another knockdown with a left hook to the body in the 2nd, and Rodela was counted out at 2:30…

On 4-14-12 in Las Vegas he won by knockout (5th round) against Andre Gorges (11-2): the fight was on the undercard of the Brandon Rios-Richard Abril main event, and Terence dominated; he scored a knockdown with a left hook in the 4th round that left Gorges badly dazed; he scored another knockdown with a right hand that dropped Gorges face-first in the 5th, and he was counted out at 0:44…

 

2011 – on 9-10-11 in Atlantic City, NJ, he won an 8 round unanimous decision against Angel Rios (9-6): the bout was on the undercard of the Yuriorkis Gamboa-Daniel Ponce de Leon main event, and it was fast-paced and exciting; Rios gave a good effort, but Terence consistently outworked him, landed the harder punches, and dominated the fight; Terence was cut over his right eye by a clash of heads in the 6th round, but finished the fight strongly and won by shutout scores of 80-72, 80-72, 80-71…

On 7-30-11 in Denver, CO, he won by TKO (2nd round) against Derrick Campos (20-11): the fight was on the undercard of the Mike Alvarado-Gabriel Martinez main event, and Terence quickly overpowered him; he scored a knockdown with a right hand in the 2nd round, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:31…

On 2-26-11 in Grand Island, NE, he won by TKO (1st round) against Anthony Mora (15-6): the fight was on the undercard of the Antonio DeMarco-Reyes Sanchez main event, and Terence quickly overpowered him; he scored a knockdown with a left hook in the 1st round, and Mora was counted out at 1:58…

 

2010 – on 7-31-10 in York, PA, he won by TKO (1st round) against Ronald Boyd (6-10-1): the fight was on the undercard at the Sovereign Bank Stadium; Terence rocked Boyd several times in the 1st round, Boyd complained of a right hand injury, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:28…

On 5-1-10 in Iowa City, IA, he won by knockout (3rd round) against lefthanded Marty Robbins (23-45-1): the fight was co-featured at the Johnson County Fairgrounds, and Terance dominated; he scored two knockdowns in the 2nd round, the first with a right hand, the second with a right uppercut; he scored another knockdown with a left hook to the body in the 3rd, and Robbins was counted out at 0:51…

 

2009 – on 12-19-09 in Knoxville, TN, he won by TKO (2nd round) against Corey Somerville (1-3): the fight was co-featured at Cotton Eyed Joe; Terance scored a knockdown in the 2nd round, and the referee stopped the fight at 1:25…

On 10-31-09 in Johnstown, PA, he won by TKO (1st round) against Steve Marquez (9-14-1): Terence scored three knockdowns in the 1st round, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:35…

On 5-2-09 in Johnstown he won by TKO (3rd round) against Miguel Delgado (3-11): Terence scored two knockdowns in the 1st round, and stopped Delgado at 1:02 of the 3rd

On 3-21-09 in Cincinnati, OH, he won by TKO (1st round) against Lucas Rodas (3-4): Terence scored two knockdowns in the 1st round, and the referee stopped the fight at 1:52…

On 3-7-09 in York he won a 4 round unanimous decision against Travis Hartman (9-10-1): Terence scored a knockdown in the 4th round; scored 40-35, 40-35, 40-34…

 

2008 – on 11-8-08 in York he won by TKO (2nd round, 1:14) against Michael Williams (5-6)…

On 8-22-08 in Iowa City he won a 4 round unanimous decision against Aaron Anderson (debut):…

On 7-26-08 in York he won a 4 round unanimous decision against Damon Antoine (8-25-1): scored 40-36 on all three scorecards…

On 4-3-08 in Glen Burnie, MD, he won by TKO (1st round) against Filiberto Nieto (1-4): Nieto did not continue after the 1st round…

He debuted at the age of 20 on 3-14-08 in Denver and won by knockout (1st round, 0:26) against Brian Cummings (2-0)…

Amateur / Personal Background

AMATEUR, PERSONAL BACKGROUND: Terence said, "I was born in Omaha, Nebraska. I have two sisters. My dad is retired from the Navy, and my mom don't have a job. My parents are separated. My dad and my grandfather were both boxers – they both were amateurs. My dad fought in the Golden Gloves and stuff, but he was more into wrestling. My grandfather was a good boxer, too, but never turned pro. My uncle – my mom's brother – was a boxer, and my dad's brother was a boxer. My cousins, we all started boxing at the same time. I'm just the only one that stuck with it.

"I was seven years old when I started boxing – it was just something to do. I didn't like just being at home, not doing nothing. I liked it – I just liked to fight. When I was a kid, my dad used to have me punch his hands and wrestle with me and throw the football and basketball, but he basically made me pick my own sport. He never pushed anything on me.

" I'm naturally righthanded. I had about 70 amateur fights – it was probably like, 60 wins, 10 losses, somewhere around there. I remember all of those fights against Danny Garcia, Mikey Garcia, Diego Magdaleno. I still watch them from time to time. It wasn't no hard fight with Mikey – Danny Garcia was a harder fight for me."…

From the Omaha World-Herald, by Tony Boone [May 5, 2013 – excerpts]: Crawford liked to fight even at a young age. And Carl Washington knew that.

The founder of the C.W. Boxing Club was Crawford's neighbor. Crawford's grandfather, father and uncle had all trained at Washington’s gym.

The 7-year-old Terence didn't know any of that. And he didn’'t know Washington, who lived behind them.

"Carl saw me on the streets," Crawford said. "He knew I was one of those little bad kids that wanted to fight around the corner."

One day, Washington asked him if he wanted to box.

Crawford’s response: "I told him I don't talk to strangers, and I went home to tell my mom."

By the time Debra Crawford heard her son's story, Washington was at the front door. It was then Crawford learned of his family's history with boxing. He was at C.W. soon after.

But his fighting didn't stay in the gym, even though trainer Midge Minor tried to keep it there.

"I was getting kicked out of school for fighting. Midge kicked me out of the gym because we were getting into it. I didn't care," Crawford said. "I played football. I played basketball. I wrestled. In all those sports, I was getting into it with my teammates. I just had that temper. If it didn't have anything to do with fighting, it wasn't fun. That’s what I liked to do, fight."

Minor had a feeling early on that Crawford had a gift for boxing.

"I knew it from the first time he came in the gym," he said. "He had that heart. I knew he was going to be a fighter."

But C.W. Boxing’s longtime trainer, now 73, wasn’t sure if his prodigy would make it.

"I had to kick him out of the gym because he was bad," Minor said. "I told Carl to get him because he had a fighter's attitude. We started working together, and I kind of raised him."

Crawford's father, Terry, was in the Navy. He was rarely around. And when he was, his son said, the elder Crawford wasn't at the house. His mother mostly raised him and his two sisters alone.

Minor became a father figure for Crawford. But in his teenage years, his boxer developed an interest in roaming the streets of north Omaha with friends. Trouble often ensued.

"I used to do things that I thought I'd never do, hanging out with the wrong crowd," Crawford said. "It was a bad influence. I would get into stuff because of friends, all that negativity."

Minor came down hard on him. To keep Crawford off the streets, he would bring the teen to his house after school to watch boxing tapes before they would go to the gym. Crawford often tried to hide when Minor showed up to get him. His mom always blew his cover and turned him over.

"That was the time in my life that I needed my dad to be the father I needed him to be," he said. "I had nothing else to do but run around in the neighborhood. Midge stopped all that before it started. If it wasn't for Midge, there's no telling where I’d be at right now."

How quickly things can go south was driven home in September 2008, only a few months into Crawford's pro career.

"That whole day was messed up," he said. "I should've been home. I was training for a fight. I was supposed to be on ESPN two weeks after that."

Crawford's fateful day began with an argument with his mom. Later, he and some friends were thrown out of SeptemberFest, an Omaha Labor Day celebration, by security. Crawford was nearly hit with a nightstick. When he began to protest, a guard sprayed Mace into his eyes.

After catching a ride back to north Omaha, Crawford began using an outdoor hose at a friend's house to rinse his eyes. He was having no success, and his friend's father wasn’t pleased.

"Turn my water off, boy," Crawford recalled him yelling. "You don't pay water bills here."

Upset, he left to clean up elsewhere. It took an hour, he said, to see clearly. During that hour, he received a phone call about a dice game around the corner. He knew he shouldn't go. He went anyway.

The dice game grew heated. Crawford knew he needed to leave.

In the driver's seat of his car, however, he paused to count his money. At that moment, a bullet crashed through the back window and hit him in the head behind his right ear.

With blood dripping down his shoulder and back, Crawford drove to the hospital. It was there that he realized his lifestyle had to change.

"That's when I sat down and just thought about life," he said. “You’re supposed to be in the house getting ready for a fight, and you're out here shooting dice and getting shot. You hang with those types of people, that's what happens. Guilty by association, I should say."

Crawford was fortunate. The bullet didn’t enter his skull.

"It went through the window, hit me and bounced out," he said. "The only reason, the doctor said, that it didn't go through was because the window slowed it down. I was blessed.

"Ever since then, I've got a purpose. I could’ve been dead at that moment."

If the shooting was a wake-up call for Crawford, fatherhood was a full-blown alarm.

Upon finding out his girlfriend, Alindra, was pregnant, he knew his life had fully changed.

"When my son came, it was like everything stopped," Crawford said. "It was time to grow up and be a man. I'd seen the light. I didn't want my son growing up with his dad in jail, his dad dead or him seeing me do negative things. I just stopped everything to be a better role model for my son."

The father often credits his son for bringing balance to his life.

"I don’t want my son growing with the things that I grew up with," he said. "I want him to grow up with better things. I don't want him growing up with the gang violence. I want him to be in college or sports, whatever he wants to do. I don't want him turning that wrong turn."

Minor, and Crawford's current co-manager Brian McIntyre, had visions of Crawford becoming Omaha's first Olympic boxer since Carl Vinciquerra in 1936. Their fighter had a bigger goal.

"To be honest, I never wanted to be an Olympic gold medalist," Crawford said. "Midge and BoMac, they wanted me to stay in the amateurs and win a gold medal because they know how tough it is coming out of Nebraska. I wanted to be a world champion." [End Boone item]

AMATEUR HIGHLIGHTS:

2007 U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS – Houston, Texas, 132 pounds, double elimination tournament: in the quarterfinals (his first fight) on 8-20-07 he lost a 17-12 decision against Sadam Ali of Brooklyn, N.Y.; in the challenger’s bracket (Round 1) on 8-21-07 he won a 13-7 decision against Diego Magdaleno of Las Vegas, Nev.; in the challenger’s bracket (Round 2) he won a 33-12 decision against Mason Menard of Rayne, La.; in the challenger’s bracket (Round 3) he lost a 32-23 decision against Miguel Gonzalez of Cleveland, Oh.…

2007 U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – Colorado Springs, Colorado, 132 pounds – BRONZE MEDALIST: in the quarterfinals (his first fight) on 6-5-07 he won a 25-24 decision against Miguel Gonzalez of Cleveland, Oh.; in the semifinals on 6-6-07 he lost a 10-9 decision against Jerry Belmontes of Corpus Christi, Tex.…

2007 PAN AMERICAN GAMES QUALIFIER – Barquisimeto, Venezuela, 132 pounds – BRONZE MEDALIST: on 2-2-07 he won a 19-7 decision against Jose Maria Virula of Guatemala; in the quarterfinals on 2-4-07 he won a 20-15 decision against Luis Rueda of Argentina; in the semifinals on 2-6-07 he lost a 27-10 decision against Yordenis Ugas of Cuba…

2006 NATIONAL PAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – Oxnard, California, 132 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in his first fight on 10-2-06 he won a decision against Miguel Gonzalez of Cleveland, Oh.; in his second fight on 10-4-06 he stopped James Villa of Omaha, Neb., at 0:04 of the 2nd round; in the quarterfinals on 10-5-06 he won a 22-11 decision against Stan Martyniouk of Antelope, Calif.; in the semifinals on 10-6-06 he won a 7-4 decision against Javier Garcia of Oxnard, Calif.; in the finals on 10-7-06 he won a 13-8 decision against Diego Magdaleno of Las Vegas, Nev….

2006 BLUE & GOLD NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – Carson, California, 132 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in the quarterfinals on 7-31-06 he stopped Jose Fernandez; in the semifinals on 8-1-06 he won a 5-0 decision against Paul Green of Long Beach, Calif.; in the finals on 8-2-06 he won a 3-2 decision against Danny Garcia of Philadelphia, Penn….

2006 U.S. NATIONAL UNDER 19 CHAMPIONSHIPS – Kansas City, Missouri, 132 pounds: in his first fight on 8-2-06 he won a 23-5 decision against Jessie Carradine of Cincinnati, Oh.; in the quarterfinals on 8-3-06 he lost a 15-11 decision against Jerry Belmontes of Corpus Christi, Tex….

2006 U.S. NATIONAL GOLDEN GLOVES CHAMPIONSHIPS – Omaha, Nebraska, 132 pounds –  SILVER MEDALIST: in his first fight on 4-25-06 he won a 5-0 decision against Angelo Ward of Baltimore, Md.; in his second fight on 4-26-06 he won a 5-0 decision against DeMarco McCrady of St. Louis, Mo.; in the quarterfinals on 4-27-06 he won a 5-0 decision against Rashad Ganaway of Little Rock, Ark.; in the semifinals on 4-28-6 he won a 3-2 decision against Carlos Molina of Commerce, Calif.; in the finals on 4-29-06 he lost a 3-2 decision against Jesus Mendez III of Houston, Tex.…

2006 U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – Colorado Springs, Colorado, 132 pounds – BRONZE MEDALIST: in his first fight on 3-7-06 he won a 18-7 decision against Mikey Garcia of Oxnard, Calif.; in the quarterfinals on 3-8-06 he won a 17-13 decision against Stan Martyniouk of Antelope, Calif.; in the semifinals on 3-9-06 he lost a 21-20 decision against Danny Garcia of Philadelphia, Penn….

2007 U.S. PAN AMERICAN GAMES BOX-OFFS – Colorado Springs, Colorado, 132 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in the semifinals (his first fight) 1-20-07 he won a 25-15 decision against Luis Ramos of Santa Ana, Calif.; in the finals on 1-21-07 he won a 24-13 decision against Diego Magdaleno of Las Vegas, Nev….

2005 U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – Colorado Springs, Colorado, 125 pounds: in his first fight on 3-16-05 he won a 27-9 decision against Saul Lomas of Fresno, Calif.; in the quarterfinals on 3-17-05 he lost a 22-18 decision against Ray Robinson of Philadelphia, Penn….

2004 JUNIOR OLYMPICS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – Brownsville, Texas, 125 pounds: in his first fight on 6-23-04 he lost a 12-5 decision against Darnell Jiles of Rochester, N.Y….

 

STRENGTHS: Has good skills, speed, and movement…has good punching power…can switch effectively to the lefthanded stance…is experienced against top opposition…had a strong amateur background…has a strong family boxing background…

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 26 fights…119 total rounds…39 world championship rounds…

AVERAGE LENGTH OF BOUTS: 4.5 rounds…

KNOCKOUT PERCENTAGE: 69 %...

DISTANCE FIGHTS: 12 rounds – 2 (2-0)…10 rounds – 1 (1-0)…