Name: Roberto Jose Acevedo
Born: 1987-03-11 (Age:24)
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, USA
Nationality: Puerto Rican/American
Hometown: Bayamon, Puerto Rico
Height: 6′ 2″ / 188cm
Reach: 77½″ / 197cm
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Born on March 11, 1987 in Miami, Florida to Puerto Rican parents. Moved to Hato Tejas, Bayamon in Puerto Rico at the age of 2, where he adopted and even represented that town. In 2005 he was introduced to the amateur boxing.
With only 3 amateur fights he faced the champion of the South Central Region, which he knocks out in the first round on the 1 minute 15 seconds mark, to be crowned champion in the 165lbs of the South Central Region. Subsequent to this event he represented Bayamon in local tournaments, which on two occasions and two different weights classes 165lbs & 170lbs he’s crowned Regional champion and got to represent the Central Region in the National Amateur Boxing in Puerto Rico, where in both cases is crowned National champion.
Spend 6 years as an amateur boxer, with a record of 50 wins, 1 losses, 0 draw and 20 of those won by KO. He was three times Regional Champion and two time National Champion in Puerto Rico. His first loss was obtained in the National Championship Tournament Isaac Barrientos Amateur Boxing on February 10, 2008 against Carlos Negron in the qualifying to represent Puerto Rico in the pre-Olympic 2008 “Puerto Rico vs. USA”. In 2009 makes the Olympic team for the “XXI Juegos Centroamericanos y el Caribe Mayagüez 2010”. During the preparation for the Olympic games he decided to resign the Olympic team to pursue his dream of becoming a professional boxer.
Acevedo announced his intention of abandoning the amateur circuit to pursue a professional contract. On July 1, 2011, Free Agent Boxing Management announced that Acevedo had signed a management contract with them. Acevedo debuted on September 2, 2011, as part of a card titled “A Puño Limpio”, which was held in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. His opponent was Felix Rodriguez, a well known Olympic boxer. Acevedo scored a knockdown in the fourth round, which help his victory over Rodriguez on a unanimous decision 39-36.
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