Héctor Javier Velazco

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Héctor Velazco
Real name Héctor Javier Velazco
Nickname(s) "El Artillero" (The Gunner)
Rated at Light heavyweight
Height 5 ft 10.5 in (1.79 m)
Nationality Argentine
Born (1973-05-20) 20 May 1973 (age 41)
Avellaneda, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Boxing record
Total fights 47
Wins 37
Wins by KO 16
Losses 9
Draws 1
No contests 0

Héctor Javier Velazco (born May 20, 1973) is an Argentine boxer. He was born in Avellaneda, Buenos Aires.

Professional career[edit]

Known as "El Artillero", Velazco turned pro in 1996 and defeated Andras Galfi on March 3, 2003 for the vacant WBO interim middleweight title. He was elevated to full champion when original titleholder Harry Simon failed to make his mandatory defense due to injuries suffered in a car accident. He lost the belt in his first defense to Felix Sturm.

Title last held by
Harry Simon
WBO Middleweight Interim Champion
March 3, 2003 - June 29, 2003
Title next held by
Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam
Preceded by
Harry Simon
WBO Middleweight boxing champion
29 Jun 2003 – 13 Sep 2003
Succeeded by
Felix Sturm

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