Vicente Escobedo

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Vicente Escobedo
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Escobedo in 2011
Statistics
Real name Vicente Escobedo
Rated at Lightweight
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Reach 74"
Nationality American/Mexican
Born (1981-11-06) November 6, 1981 (age 32)
Woodland, California, United States
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 31
Wins 25
Wins by KO 14
Losses 6
Draws 0

Vicente Escobedo (born November 6, 1981 in Woodland, California) is an American professional boxer of Mexican descent.

Amateur career[edit]

As an amateur Escobedo boxed out of the Woodland Boxing Club.

Escobedo represented the United States at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games, winning one bout and losing one bout. He qualified for the Olympic Games by ending up in first place at the 1st AIBA American 2004 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Tijuana, Mexico.

Olympic Results[edit]

Amateur Highlights[edit]

  • Won a gold medal at the 1997 US Junior Olympics at 106 lbs.
  • Won a bronze medal at 112 lbs at International Junior Olympics tournament in 1997.
  • Bronze medalist at the 1998 US Junior championships at 119 lbs, losing to Mike Albares.
  • Competed at the 2000 United States (US) championships at 125 lbs.
  • 2000 P.A.L. National Champion - Won a gold medal at the 2000 Police Athletic League (PAL) Championships at 132 lbs, beating Paul Malignaggi and Marshall Christmas.
  • Competed at the 2001 US championships at 132 lbs, losing Verquan Kimbrough.
  • Won a silver medal at the 2001 PAL championships at 132 lbs, losing to Marshall Christmas.
  • Won a bronze medal at the 2002 US championships at 132 lbs, losing to Lorenzo Reynolds.
  • 2002 P.A.L. National Champion - Won a gold medal at the 2002 PAL championships at 132 lbs, beating Marlon Kerwick, David Rodela and Allen Litzau.
  • 2003 United States Amateur Champion - 132 lbs. - Won a gold medal at the 2003 US championships at 132 lbs beating Aaron Bensinger of the Army World Class Athlete Program a three time National Championship bronze medalist 2002 P.A.L, 2003 National Golden Gloves,and 2004 Western Trials, Karl Dargan and Wes Ferguson.
  • Competed at the 2003 PAL championships at 132 lbs, losing to Tyrone Harris.
  • Competed at the 2003 World championships at 132 lbs.
  • Won a silver medal at the 2004 US championships at 132 lbs, beating Hector Ramos and Mike Torres but losing to Anthony Vasquez.
  • Won 2004 US Western Olympic trials at 132 lbs beating Sadot Vazquez.
  • Won 2004 US Olympic trials at 132 lbs beating Miguel Gonzalez, Anthony Peterson, Anthony Vasquez and Peterson again.
  • Won 2004 US Olympic box-off at 132 lbs, beating Anthony Peterson.
  • Won a gold medal at the 2004 Titan Games at 60 kg.

Professional Boxing career[edit]

Escobedo started off his career with nine straight wins, followed by a loss to Daniel Jimenez. He fought eleven more fights, winning all of them, including wins against former champions Carlos Hernandez and Kevin Kelly. On September 19, 2009, he fought Michael Katsidis for the interim WBO lightweight title, but lost the bout by split decision. On November 6, 2010, he was defeated by Robert Guerrero via unanimous decision, Escobedo was knocked down twice by Guerrero. In 2012 he lost another title fight by TKO in the 5th round to Adrien Broner. On February 16, 2013, Escobedo was knocked out by Edner Cherry in the 6th round. (he was down once in the 2nd round and twice in the 6th). In September 2013 Escobedo suffered his third consecutive loss by KO to Fernando Carcamo, Escobedo was Ko'd in round 2. Overall, he has compiled a record of 25 wins (14 by knockout), and 6 losses.

Professional boxing record[edit]

26 Wins (15 knockouts, 12 decisions), 4 Losses (2 knockouts, 3 decisions), 0 Draws[1]
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Venue and Location Notes
Loss 26–5 United States Edner Cherry TKO 6 (10), 3:00 2013-02-16 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Loss 26–4 United States Adrien Broner TKO 5 (12), 2:45 2012-07-21 United States U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio For vacant WBO Super Featherweight title.
Win 26–3 United States Juan Ruiz UD 10 2012-05-12 United States Woodland Community & Senior Center, Woodland, California
Win 25–3 United States Lonnie Smith TKO 1 (10), 2:20 2012-03-03 United States Woodland Community & Senior Center, Woodland, California Won vacant WBO NABO Super Featherweight title.
Win 24–3 United States Rocky Juarez UD 10 2011-09-23 United States Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California
Win 23–3 Colombia Walter Estrada UD 10 2011-09-23 United States Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California
Loss 22–3 United States Robert Guerrero UD 10 2010-11-06 United States Prudential Center Newark, New Jersey For vacant WBO Inter-Continental Lightweight title.
Win 22–2 Mexico Carlos Urías TKO 3 (10), 1:33 2010-03-26 Mexico Auditorio Plaza Condesa, Ciudad de México
Loss 21–2 Australia Michael Katsidis SD 12 2009-09-19 United States MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada For Interim WBO Lightweight title.
Win 21–1 United States Kevin Kelley TKO 2 (10), 1:53 2009-05-21 United States Arco Arena, Sacramento, California
Win 20–1 United States Carlos Hernández UD 10 2009-04-04 United States Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas
Win 19–1 United States Dominic Salcido TKO 6 (10), 0:42 2008-09-26 United States Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon, California
Win 18–1 Mexico Cristian Favela UD 8 2008-06-18 United States Arco Arena, Sacramento, California
Win 17–1 Argentina Roberto David Arrieta UD 10 2008-05-02 United States The Home Depot Center, Carson, California
Win 16–1 Puerto Rico Pascali Adorno UD 10 2008-01-11 United States Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon, California
Win 15–1 Mexico Miguel Angel Munguia UD 8 2007-10-06 United States Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 14–1 United States Carlos Diaz UD 10 2007-07-06 United States McAllen Convention Center, McAllen, Texas
Win 13–1 United States Priest Smalls UD 10 2007-02-01 United States Arco Arena, Sacramento, California
Win 12–1 Mexico Julian Rodriguez KO 4 (8), 2:05 2006-11-30 United States Arco Arena, Sacramento, California
Win 11–1 Dominican Republic Ramón Guevara KO 5 (8), 2:33 2006-11-10 United States Cicero Stadium, Cicero, Illinois
Win 10–1 Mexico Baudel Cardenas UD 8 2006-07-20 United States Arco Arena, Sacramento, California
Loss 9–1 Puerto Rico Daniel Jiménez SD 8 2006-04-21 United States Arco Arena, Sacramento, California
Win 9–0 Colombia Jesús Salvador Pérez TKO 6 (8), 2:53 2006-01-27 United States Desert Diamond Casino, Tucson, Arizona
Win 8–0 Colombia Jefferson Auraad Rodríguez KO 2 (8), 1:40 2006-01-05 United States Arco Arena, Sacramento, California
Win 7–0 United States Gregory Piper KO 2 (6), 1:52 2005-09-17 United States MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 6–0 Dominican Republic Juan Manuel Matias TKO 2 (6), 2:58 2005-08-19 United States Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas
Win 5–0 United States Edgar Fabian Vargas TKO 1 (6), 2:57 2005-07-16 United States MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 4–0 Mexico Oscar Villa TKO 2 (6), 3:00 2005-05-27 United States Arco Arena, Sacramento, California
Win 3–0 Mexico Geronimo Hernandez TKO 4 (6), 0:10 2005-04-29 United States Laredo Entertainment Center, Laredo, Texas
Win 2–0 United States Jose Rodriguez KO 1 (6), 1:22 2005-04-09 United States Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas
Win 1–0 United States Abraham Verdugo KO 2 (6), 1:06 2005-02-19 United States Staples Center, Los Angeles, California Professional boxing debut.

Media[edit]

Escobedo made an appearance as himself in Fight Night Round 3.

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