Felix Trinidad Biography - A Power Puncher, Welterweight Champion, Chronology, Don King's Middleweight Tournament, Awards And Accomplishments
Throughout most of the 1990s Felix Trinidad was perhaps the most underrated professional boxer in the world. In a sport where the heavyweights get most of the publicity, recognition of Trinidad was hampered further by the more glamorous of the smaller champions. By the end of the decade, however, Trinidad proved he was a fighter to be reckoned with.
Felix "Tito" Trinidad Jr. was born January 10, 1973, in Cupey Alto, Puerto Rico. His father, who was the younger Trinidad's manager and trainer, was Puerto
Rican featherweight champion in the 1970s. Trinidad's boxing career began not too many years after his father's ended. He was twelve years old when he first started fighting and over the next five years he captured five Puerto Rican National Championships in five different weight classes: 100, 112, 119, 126, and 132 pounds). His overall amateur record was fifty-one wins against six losses. However Trinidad never fought in the Olympics and this may have been a contributing factor for his low profile among boxing fans.
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