Francisco Bojado

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Francisco Bojado
Statistics
Real name Francisco Bojado
Nickname(s) Panchito
Rated at Welterweight
Light Welterweight
Height 5 ft 8 in (174 cm)
Reach 70 in (178 cm)
Nationality Mexico Mexican
Born (1983-05-11) May 11, 1983 (age 31)
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 21
Wins 18
Wins by KO 12
Losses 3
Draws 0

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.[1] He's a former IBA Continental, WBC Youth World, and WBC Continental Americas Light Welterweight Champion.[2] Francisco is also the brother of amateur boxer, Angel Bojado.[3]

Amateur career[edit]

He compiled an amateur record of 168-15, Bojado even represented Mexico at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.[4]

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.[5]

Professional career[edit]

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.

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.[6]

On October 6, 2007, Stephen Forbes won a split-decision upset over Francisco in a junior welterweight bout.[7]

Outside the Ring[edit]

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.[8]

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

Professional record[edit]

18 Wins (12 knockouts), 3 Losses, 0 Draw
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Loss 18-3-0 United States Steve Forbes SD 10 (10) October 6, 2007 NevadaMandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 18-2-0 Mexico Rogelio Castañeda, Jr. TKO 10 (1:30) July 27, 2007 ArizonaDesert Diamond Casino, Tucson, Arizona
Win 17-2-0 Colombia Dairo Esalas UD 10 (10) May 4, 2007 New JerseyBoardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Loss 16-2-0 United States Jesse James Leija UD 10 (10) July 24, 2004 ConnecticutMohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut
Win 16-1-0 United States Andre Eason UD 10 (10) May 8, 2004 ArizonaCasino Del Sol, Tucson, Arizona
Win 15-1-0 Ghana Emmanuel Clottey UD 10 (10) January 24, 2004 New JerseyBoardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 14-1-0 Mexico Juan Carlos Rubio UD 12 (12) November 22, 2003 TexasReliant Park, Houston, Texas IBA Continental and WBC Continental Americas titles
Win 13-1-0 United States Lemuel Nelson UD 10 (10) August 9, 2003 FloridaMiami Arena, Miami, Florida
Win 12-1-0 Armenia William Adamyan TKO 6 (3:00) May 10, 2003 CaliforniaPechanga Center, Temecula, California Adamyan was undefeated going in
Win 11-1-0 Puerto Rico Frankie Santos TKO 10 (0:45) February 1, 2003 ConnecticutMohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut
Win 10-1-0 United States Frankie Sanchez UD 8 (8) October 19, 2002 TexasReliant Park, Houston, Texas
Loss 9-1-0 Mexico Juan Carlos Rubio UD 10 (10) February 16, 2002 ConnecticutMohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut
Win 9-0-0 Mexico Mauro Lucero KO 1 (0:12) November 3, 2001 NevadaMGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 8-0-0 United States Eleazar Contreras KO 2 (2:00) October 13, 2001 New JerseyTropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey Won the WBC Youth World Light Welterweight title
Win 7-0-0 United States Manuel Varela TKO 1 (2:17) September 1, 2001 TexasDon Haskins Convention Center, El Paso, Texas
Win 6-0-0 United States Glenn Forde KO 2 (0:08) June 23, 2001 ConnecticutMohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut
Win 5-0-0 Mexico Ernesto Fuentes TKO 1 (2:41) May 19, 2001 ConnecticutMohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut
Win 4-0-0 Mexico David Montes KO 3 (2:48) May 5, 2001 TexasDon Haskins Convention Center, El Paso, Texas
Win 3-0-0 United States Mario Lacey KO 1 (1:24) April 20, 2001 New JerseyBallys Park Hotel Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey Lacey was undefeated going in
Win 2-0-0 Mexico Alejandro Rivera TKO 1 (2:08) March 2, 2001 NevadaTexas Station Casino, North Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 1-0-0 United States Detrick Castor TKO 2 (1:38) January 13, 2001 ConnecticutMohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut Pro Debut

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