Alberto Machado

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Alberto Machado
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Real name Alberto Josué Machado Becerril
Nickname(s) El Explosivo ("The Explosive Man")
Weight(s) Super featherweight
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Reach 72 in (183 cm)
Nationality Puerto Rican
Born (1990-09-09) September 9, 1990 (age 28)
Río Piedras, Puerto Rico
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 20
Wins 20
Wins by KO 16
Losses 0

Alberto Josué Machado Becerril (born September 9, 1990) is a Puerto Rican professional boxer who has held the WBA super featherweight title since 2017. Machado is ranked as the world's third best active super featherweight by The Ring magazine,[1] the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board,[2] and Boxrec.[3]

Amateur career[edit]

Machado started boxing at 10, in Monte Hatillo, San Juan. Despite being right-handed, he's boxed as a southpaw ever since.[4] Machado won several national competitions. Machado represented Puerto Rico at the 2008 AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships. He won two bouts before losing in the quarterfinals to Timacoy Williams.[5] Machado took part in the 2012 American Boxing Olympic Qualification Tournament but failed to qualify for the 2012 Summer Olympics as he lost to Alberto Melián in the second round. He had about 168 fights as an amateur before turning pro at 22.[citation needed]

Professional career[edit]

Machado won his first 8 fights before competing for the USNBC super featherweight title against fellow Puerto Rican prospect Alvin Torres. Machado would prove to be too much for Torres, winning by technical knockout in the second round. Between 2015 and 2016, Machado scored five consecutive first-round knockouts. Machado's second title would be the NABO super featherweight, for which he defeated Juan José Martínez by TKO in just one round. Machado unified North American titles against NABA super featherweight titlist, Carlos Morales.[6] Morales was knocked down on the second round before losing a wide unanimous decision (99-90, 99-90, 98-91).

Machado challenged WBA champion Jezreel Corrales on 21 October 2017. The fight headlined an HBO Boxing After Dark show.[7] Corrales lost his title on the scales, coming in at 134 lb, 4 above the division's weight limit.[8] Corrales started the fight dominating Machado with sharper boxing and better footwork. Machado was rocked by several punches early in the fight and he was dropped in round 5. However, Machado came out strong in round 6 and had Corrales badly hurt. Corrales resorted to holding and tackled Machado, with both fighters hit the canvas. From that point, the defending champion was unable to use his better technique to his advantage. One of his gloves touched the canvas during round 7 but the referee failed to score it a knockdown. In round 8, Machado landed a hard left hook that dropped Corrales. Corrales was unable to recover before he was counted out, giving Machado the win and the title. Machado dedicated the victory to the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. As Machado was interviewed by Max Kellerman, Corrales tried to interrupt and demand a rematch but he was brushed off.[9]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
20 fights 20 wins 0 losses
By knockout 16 0
By decision 4 0
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
20 N/A N/A United States Yuandale Evans N/A – (12) Oct 27, 2018 United States Hulu Theater, New York City, New York, U.S. Defending WBA (Regular) super featherweight title
20 Win 20–0 Ghana Rafael Mensah UD 12 Jul 21, 2018 United States The Joint, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Retained WBA (Regular) super featherweight title
19 Win 19–0 Panama Jezreel Corrales KO 8 (12), 2:18 Oct 21, 2017 United States Turning Stone Resort Casino, Verona, New York, U.S. Won vacant WBA (Regular) super featherweight title
18 Win 18–0 Mexico Carlos Morales UD 10 Aug 18, 2017 Puerto Rico Complejo Ferial, Ponce, Puerto Rico
17 Win 17–0 Mexico Juan José Martínez TKO 1 (10), 2:27 Apr 1, 2017 Puerto Rico Complejo Ferial, Ponce, Puerto Rico
16 Win 16–0 Nicaragua Orlando Rizo KO 2 (10), 2:38 Dec 10, 2016 Puerto Rico Coliseo Cosme Beitia Salamo, Cataño, Puerto Rico
15 Win 15–0 Mexico Yardley Armenta KO 2 (8), 0:43 Aug 6, 2016 Puerto Rico Coliseo Cosme Beitia Salamo, Cataño, Puerto Rico
14 Win 14–0 Mexico Miguel Ángel Mendoza TKO 1 (8), 2:20 Apr 23, 2016 Puerto Rico Coliseo Roger L. Mendoza, Caguas, Puerto Rico
13 Win 13–0 Mexico José Luis Araiza KO 1 (8), 2:59 Feb 6, 2016 Puerto Rico Coliseo Roger L. Mendoza, Caguas, Puerto Rico
12 Win 12–0 United States Tyrone Luckey TKO 1 (4), 2:44 Nov 21, 2015 United States Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
11 Win 11–0 Mexico Álvaro Ortiz KO 1 (8), 1:31 Jun 27 2015 Puerto Rico Palacio de los Deportes, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
10 Win 10–0 Colombia Jean Javier Sotelo KO 1 (8), 2:19 Mar 14, 2015 Puerto Rico Coliseo Roger L. Mendoza, Caguas, Puerto Rico
9 Win 9–0 Puerto Rico Alvin Torres TKO 2 (8), 2:25 Nov 1, 2014 Puerto Rico Coliseo Héctor Solá Bezares, Caguas, Puerto Rico
8 Win 8–0 Puerto Rico Eliezer Agosto KO 4 (6), 1:54 Aug 16, 2014 Puerto Rico Coliseo Héctor Solá Bezares, Caguas, Puerto Rico
7 Win 7–0 United States Jesus Lule KO 2 (6), 1:12 Apr 19, 2014 United States Bahia Shrine Temple, Orlando, Florida, U.S.
6 Win 6–0 Sri Lanka Nuwan Jayakody TKO 2 (6), 1:34 Jan 25, 2014 United States Madison Square Garden Theater, New York, New York, U.S.
5 Win 5–0 Puerto Rico Jesus del Valle UD 4 Oct 26, 2013 Puerto Rico Coliseo Rafael G. Amalbert, Juncos, Puerto Rico
4 Win 4–0 United States Andrew Moreno KO 1 (4), 1:03 Aug 8, 2013 United States Frontier Field, Rochester, New York, U.S.
3 Win 3–0 Puerto Rico Luis Quezada UD 4 Apr 27, 2013 Puerto Rico Coliseo Roger L. Mendoza, Caguas, Puerto Rico
2 Win 2–0 Puerto Rico Efrain Salgado TKO 1 (4), 2:19 Feb 23, 2013 Puerto Rico Coliseo Cosme Beitia Salamo, Cataño, Puerto Rico
1 Win 1–0 Puerto Rico Alex Nazario TKO 3 (4), 2:59 Nov 17, 2012 Puerto Rico Coliseo Roger L. Mendoza, Caguas, Puerto Rico

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Achievements
Vacant
Title last held by
Jason Sosa
as Regular champion
WBA super featherweight champion
October 21, 2017–present
Incumbent