Jonatan Romero

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Jonatan Romero
Medal record
Competitor for  Colombia
Men’s boxing
Central American and Caribbean Games
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Cartagena Bantamweight

J(h)onatan Eccehomo Romero Preciado (b. December 14, 1986 at Cali) is a Colombian boxer best known to qualify for the Olympics 2008 at bantamweight. His name is sometimes spelled Jonathan or Jhonatan in press reports but not by the major Colombian media.

Amateur career[edit]

Romero who is known by his nickname 'Momo' hails from a boxing family from the "El Retiro" neighbourhood of Santiago de Cali in the Valle del Cauca region. His older brother René, a national amateur champion himself, was shot in 2002.

Romero won bronze at the Boxing at the 2006 Central American and Caribbean Games where he lost his semifinal to Guillermo Rigondeaux by walkover but didn't participate in the 2007 PanAmerican games due to a shoulder injury.

At the 2007 World Amateur Boxing Championships he bested Chawazi Chatsygov, PanAm Games silver medalist Claudio Marrero 19:3 but lost to McJoe Arroyo 9:23. By reaching the quarterfinals he joined teammate Darley Perez in qualifying for Beijing 2008.


His record is (23-1, 12 KOs).

He won the IBF Super Bantamweight on February 16, 2013 against Alejandro Lopez (24-3, 7 KOs) to claim the vacant title.

He lost his title in an upset against Kiko Martinez on August 17, 2013 by TKO.

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Title last held by
Nonito Donaire
IBF Junior Featherweight Champion
February 16, 2013 – August 17, 2013
Succeeded by
Kiko Martínez