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Francisco Bojado

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Real name  Francisco Bojado
Nationality  Mexican
Division  Welterweight
Losses  3
Reach  70 in (178 cm)
Martial art  Boxing
Draws  0
Height  5 ft 8 in (174 cm)
Role  Boxer
Stance  Orthodox stance
Nickname(s)  Panchito
Name  Francisco Bojado
Total fights  21

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Rated at  Welterweight Light Welterweight

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Francisco Bojado (born May 11, 1983 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico) is a Mexican professional boxer in the Light Welterweight division and represented Mexico at the 2000 Olympic Games. He's a former IBA Continental, WBC Youth World, and WBC Continental Americas Light Welterweight Champion. Francisco is also the brother of amateur boxer, Angel Bojado.

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Amateur career

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He compiled an amateur record of 168-15, Bojado even represented Mexico at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.

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Francisco lost in the second qualifying round at the games. He returned home with his eyes set on turning professional. Shortly after, he was signed by Shelly Finkel, a man who also managed Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson, among many others. Finkel soon helped Bojado sign a multi-fight deal with cable television channel Showtime.

Professional career

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On January 13 of 2001, he made his professional debut by beating Derrick Castor by knockout in the second round at Uncasville, Connecticut. He followed that victory with eight more knockout wins, including wins over veterans Mauro Lucero, Glenn Forde and Eleazar Contreras. But on February 16, 2002, also at Uncasville, he was upset by Juan Carlos Rubio, who beat him by a ten round decision. He would later avenge the loss to Rubio, by 12 round decision

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On January 24, 2004, Francisco defeated experienced Emmanuel Clottey in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

On July 24, however, he suffered another setback, when former world Jr. Lightweight champion Jesse James Leija beat him by a split ten round decision.

In April 2007, Bojado signed a deal with promotional company Golden Boy Promotions, and made his return to the ring on May 4, 2007, against Dairo Jose Esalas at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Bojado won a unanimous decision.

On October 6, 2007, Stephen Forbes won a split-decision upset over Francisco in a junior welterweight bout.

Outside the Ring

Bojado made an appearance on the HBO short series De La Hoya/Mayweather 24/7 as a sparring partner for Oscar De La Hoya.

Bojado ended up in trouble outside the ring as he was arrested in 2011 after allegedly failing to stop at US Border security, which resulted in shots being fired at him by police.

In 2013 Bojado got back into the ring and started training.

References

Francisco Bojado Wikipedia


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