History | Jan 10 2019

On This Day: Puerto Rican hero Felix Trinidad was born

Dynamite-fisted Felix Trinidad was born in Cupey Alto, Puerto Rico in 1973
FELIX TRINIDAD UPBEAT AT NEWS CONFERENCE.  |  Action Images/Reuters/Steve Marcus

“YOU watch Felix Trinidad throw these kind of punches” purred HBO’s Larry Merchant “and you start thinking what God had in mind there was a fighter” as Felix Trinidad ripped in hooks and uppercuts in a brutal beating of tough Frenchman Mamadou Thiam in 2000.

Puerto Rico’s ‘Tito’ Trinidad was one of the most exiting and biggest punching stars of recents years. His wars with Yori Boy Campas (w rsf 4) and Fernando Vargas (w rsf 12) are the stuff of legend.

The epitome of a ‘chinny banger’ he often found himself on the canvas early in his fights to rise and dish out a painful lesson.

 

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