Carlos Gerena

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Carlos Gerena.
Real name Carlos Gerena.
Nickname(s) El Topo
Rated at Super Featherweight
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Nationality Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Puerto Rican
Born (1971-01-12) January 12, 1971 (age 46)
Bayamon, Puerto Rico
Stance Orthodox stance
Boxing record
Total fights 44
Wins 38
Wins by KO 30
Losses 6
Carlos Gerena
Medal record
Men's Boxing
Representing  Puerto Rico
Pan American Games
Silver medal – second place 1991 Havana Bantamweight

Carlos Gerena Allende (born January 12, 1971 in Bayamón, Puerto Rico) was a contender in the super featherweight division of boxing. He was nicknamed "El Topo".

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Pro career[edit]

Gerena's most notable accomplishment was defeating Jesús Chávez of Mexico by split decision on January 7, 1995—early in both of their careers. Chávez avenged the loss on March 22, 2003 with a TKO victory in round 6. Gerena also fought against notable world champions Genaro Hernandez and Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Gerena won minor titles such as the WBA Latin, WBA Fedelatin, and WBC Continental Americas super featherweight titles throughout his career. His record was 38-6 (30 KOs). Before his professional career he represented his native country at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.

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