Francisco Palacios

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This article is about the Puerto Rican boxer. For the Spanish painter, see Francisco de Palacios.
Francisco Palacios
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F. Palacios & K. Włodarczyk
Real name Francisco Palacios
Nickname(s) Wizard
Rated at Cruiserweight
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Nationality Puerto Rico
Born (1977-05-25) May 25, 1977 (age 39)
New York, USA
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 27
Wins 23
Wins by KO 14
Losses 4(1KO)

Francisco Palacios (born 25 May 1977 in Bronx, New York) is a professional Puerto Rican boxer. Known as "The Wizard", his current professional record stands at 21 wins, 3 losses with 13 knockouts. Palacios is a former WBA Fedalatin cruiserweight titlist.

Personal life[edit]

Palacios was born in Bronx, New York but moved to Bayamon, Puerto Rico, at the age of 3. Before he took up boxing, Palacios played college basketball on a scholarship at North Carolina Central University.[1]

Amateur career[edit]

From 2000 to 2004 Palacios fought as an amateur boxer and had 70 matches.

Professional career[edit]

On the April 2, 2011 Palacios fought in Bydgoszcz. His opponent was Krzysztof Włodarczyk. Palacios fought for WBC cruiserweight title, but he lost by split decision after 12-rounded bout. Scorecards were:

Robin Dolpierre 116-113 for WŁODARCZYK
Adrio Zannoni 118-112 for WŁODARCZYK
Joseph Chaane 115-113 for PALACIOS

In his fight in September 2012, he again lost to Włodarczyk, by unanimous decision.