Jorge Julio Rocha

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Olympic medal record
Men's Boxing
Bronze Seoul 1988 Bantamweight

Jorge Eliécer Julio Rocha (born April 4, 1969 in El Reten, Magdalena) is a former Flag of Colombia.svg Colombian bantamweight boxer best known to win the WBA and later the WBO title as a pro.


At the 1988 Summer Olympics he won a bronze medal in the men's Bantamweight category after losing to Aleksandar Khristov.

Olympic results[edit]

  • Defeated Hormillosa (Philippines) TKO 3
  • Defeated Nieves (Puerto Rico) points
  • Defeated Rene Breitbarth (East Germany) points
  • Defeated Emil Matsushima (Japan) points
  • Lost to Aleksandar Khristov (Bulgaria) points


Julio turned pro in 1989 and won his first twenty-six fights, culminating on 9 October 1992 with a win over southpaw Eddie Cook for the WBA Bantamweight title. He lost the belt in a unanimous decision to Junior Jones in 1993 but was the first to knock Jones down.

He went on to capture the WBO Bantamweight title in 1998 but lost the belt in 2000 to Johnny Tapia. His career then began to go downhill and in 2002 he lost to Manny Pacquiao by TKO, and again in 2003 to Israel Vázquez.

Professional career[edit]

Preceded by
Eddie Cook
WBA Bantamweight Champion
9 October 1992– 23 October 1993
Succeeded by
Junior Jones
Preceded by
Robbie Regan
WBO Bantamweight Champion
28 July 1997– 8 January 2000
Succeeded by
Johnny Tapia

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