Jorge Eliécer Julio

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Julio and the second or maternal family name is Rocha.
Jorge Eliécer Julio
Statistics
Real name Jorge Eliécer Julio Rocha
Rated at
Height 5 ft 5 12 in (166 cm)
Reach 67 in (170 cm)
Nationality Colombian
Born (1969-04-04) April 4, 1969 (age 47)
El Retén, Magdalena, Colombia
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 49
Wins 44
Wins by KO 32
Losses 5

Jorge Eliécer Julio Rocha (born April 4, 1969) is a Colombian former professional boxer who competed from 1989 to 2003. He is a two-time bantamweight champion, having held the WBA title from 1992 to 1993, and the WBO title from 1998 to 2000. As an amateur he won a bronze medal in the bantamweight division at the 1988 Summer Olympics.

Amateur[edit]

At the 1988 Summer Olympics he won a bronze medal in the men's Bantamweight category after losing to Aleksandar Khristov.

Olympic results[edit]

  • Defeated Hormillosa (Philippines) TKO 3
  • Defeated Nieves (Puerto Rico) points
  • Defeated Rene Breitbarth (East Germany) points
  • Defeated Emil Matsushima (Japan) points
  • Lost to Aleksandar Khristov (Bulgaria) points

Pro[edit]

Julio turned pro in 1989 and won his first twenty-six fights, culminating on 9 October 1992 with a win over southpaw Eddie Cook for the WBA Bantamweight title. He lost the belt in a unanimous decision to Junior Jones in 1993 but was the first to knock Jones down.

He went on to capture the WBO Bantamweight title in 1998 but lost the belt in 2000 to Johnny Tapia. His career then began to go downhill and in 2002 he lost to Manny Pacquiao by TKO, and again in 2003 to Israel Vázquez.

Professional career[edit]

Achievements
Preceded by
Eddie Cook
WBA Bantamweight Champion
9 October 1992 – 23 October 1993
Succeeded by
Junior Jones
Preceded by
Robbie Regan
Vacated
WBO Bantamweight Champion
28 July 1997 – 8 January 2000
Succeeded by
Johnny Tapia

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