display | more...
Boxer Felix "Tito" Trinidad was born Jan. 10, 1973 in Puerto Rico. He has a professional record of 39-0 with 32 knockouts which is incredible because the competition in his divisions is very high. He has fought many of the top athletes in the sport, mostly at the welterweight level, including Oscar De La Hoya, Pernell Whitaker, Oba Carr and Hector Camacho. Recently he moved up to the junior middleweight class and took former US Olympic gold medalist David Reid's title.

Trinidad is known as an extremely hard hitter who never gives up a fight. Trinidad commonly gets knocked down in early rounds only to come back and dominate the fight. Out of the ring, Trinidad is a marathon runner, which he says gives him incredible stamina inside the ring.

Trinidad makes no secret about his plans for the future. First he wants to win all the world belts at 154 pounds, then move up to the middleweight division for a match against the formidable Roy Jones, Jr in what would surely be an incredible match.

Felix "Tito" Trinidad increased his record by KO'ing the young champion Fernando Vargas to 40-0 and 33 KOs. Felix Trinidad's next move was to jump into the middleweight division in a unifying bout with Bernard Hopkins. After trouncing on Hopkins and becoming the first undisputed middleweight, Trinidad planned on fighting Roy Jones, Jr. This would have been a tremendous fight, earning Jones, Trinidad and Don King millions. Many people have Jones and Tito as the top two fighters in the world pound for pound.

Unfortunately, Bernard "The Executioner" Hopkins had other plans. Following the blueprint laid out by Oscar De La Hoya (in a fight in which many thought Oscar won), Bernard Hopkins dismantled Felix Trinidad's tremendous offense. By avoiding Trinidad's main weapon, his left hook, Hopkins gained the ability to slowly wear down the unbeaten fighter. By the late rounds of the fight "Tito" was looking tired, and with more than a minute to go in the final round was sent to the floor. By the count of six Trinidad's coach/father was in the ring stopping the fight. Bernard Hopkins is now the undisputed Middleweight champion of the world and well on his way to becoming one of the greatest middleweights ever.

On May 11, 2002, Tito Trinidad stepped back into the ring for the first time since his defeat to Hopkins. He fought tough (but unremarkable) Hacine Cherifi of France. The fight took place in Puerto Rico, where Tito is more popular than Michael Jordan ever was here. Trinidad gave the crowd a good show by thoroughly destroying Cherifi in 4 rounds.

On July 2, 2002 Felix Trinidad suddenly announced his retirement. He stated that there aren't any more fights that would enhance his legacy and continuing to fight endangers his health. Of course, in Boxing, "retirement" is never for sure. Felix may only stay retired until he gets a shot at a rematch with Hopkins.

Updated July 3, 2002

Log in or register to write something here or to contact authors.