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Acelino Freitas is a name that is synonymous with the sport of boxing. With a professional career spanning more than two decades, he is one of the most prolific boxers of all time. In this article, we will take a closer look at the career of Acelino Freitas, including his stats, career highlights, and major victories.
Acelino Freitas began his professional boxing career in 1995 at the age of 19. He won his debut fight against Jose Adriano Soares via first-round knockout. After that, he went on to win 34 more consecutive fights, with 30 of those fights ending in a stoppage.
In 1999, after 20 professional fights, Freitas had his first world title fight against Anatoly Alexandrov for the super-featherweight WBO title. He defeated Alexandrov via 1st round KO to become the super-featherweight champion of the world.
Freitas is a one-time unified super-featherweight world champion and has won four world titles at two weight classes. Throughout his career, he had a total of two losses, both of them in title bouts. The first loss was against Diego Corrales via 10th round TKO in 2004, which ended his 35-fight win streak. The second loss was against Juan Diaz via 12 round unanimous decision in 2007.
Freitas ended his professional boxing career with a record of 41-2, which included 34 knockout wins and two losses via knockout, and four title wins. His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Gabriel Martinez on November 11, 2017. Freitas won the fight via 8 round unanimous decision.
Acelino Freitas fought a total of 43 times during his professional career. He was among the very best of his generation and put on some great performances in his fights. These seven fights are the highlight of his career:
August 7, 1999: Freitas wins his first world title by defeating Anatoly Alexandrov via 1st round KO. He is now the WBO super-featherweight world champion.
October 26, 1999: Freitas successfully defends the WBO super-featherweight title against Anthony Martinez, winning the fight via 2nd round TKO.
March 18, 2000: Freitas successfully defends the WBO super-featherweight title against Javier Jáuregui, winning the fight via 1st round KO.
June 10, 2000: Freitas successfully defends the WBO super-featherweight title against Lemuel Nelson, winning the fight via 2nd round TKO.
January 27, 2001: Freitas successfully defends the WBO super-featherweight title against Orlando Soto, winning the fight via 1st round KO.
January 12, 2002: Freitas becomes a unified super-featherweight world champion by beating Joel Casamayor via 12 round unanimous decision. He now holds the WBO and WBA (Super) super-featherweight world-champion belts.
March 15, 2003: Freitas successfully defends the WBA (Unified) and WBO super-featherweight titles against Juan Carlos Ramírez, winning the fight via 4th round TKO.
Acelino Freitas is undoubtedly one of the greatest boxers of all time. With a staggering record of 41 wins and only 2 losses, Freitas established himself as a true champion in the sport. He was known for his power and his ability to knock out his opponents, winning 34 of his fights via KO. Freitas was a fierce competitor and will always be remembered as a true legend in the world of boxing.
Acelino Freitas Fight Record
|43||Nov 11, 2017||42||Gabriel Martinez||Win||UD|
|42||Aug 15, 2015||39||Mateo Damian Veron||Win||TKO3|
|41||Jun 2, 2012||36||Michael Oliveira||Win||TKO9|
|40||Apr 28, 2007||31||Juan Díaz||Loss||RTD8|
|39||Apr 29, 2006||30||Zahir Raheem||Win||SD|
|38||Jul 16, 2005||29||Fabian Salazar||Win||KO1|
|37||Dec 11, 2004||29||David Saucedo||Win||UD|
|36||Aug 7, 2004||28||Diego Corrales||Loss||TKO10|
|35||Jan 3, 2004||28||Artur Grigorian||Win||UD|
|34||Aug 9, 2003||27||Jorge Rodrigo Barrios||Win||TKO12|
|33||Mar 15, 2003||27||Juan Carlos Ramírez||Win||TKO4|
|32||Aug 3, 2002||26||Daniel Attah||Win||UD|
|31||Jan 12, 2002||26||Joel Casamayor||Win||UD|
|30||Sep 29, 2001||26||Alfred Kotey||Win||UD|
|29||Jan 27, 2001||25||Orlando Soto||Win||KO1|
|28||Dec 16, 2000||25||Daniel Alicea||Win||TKO1|
|27||Sep 23, 2000||25||Carlos Rios||Win||TKO9|
|26||Jun 10, 2000||24||Lemuel Nelson||Win||TKO2|
|25||Mar 18, 2000||24||Javier Jáuregui||Win||KO1|
|24||Jan 15, 2000||24||Barry Jones||Win||TKO8|
|23||Dec 18, 1999||24||Claudio Victor Martinet||Win||KO3|
|22||Oct 26, 1999||24||Anthony Martinez||Win||TKO2|
|21||Aug 7, 1999||23||Anatoly Alexandrov||Win||KO1|
|20||Apr 2, 1999||23||Juan Angel Macias||Win||KO8|
|19||Dec 19, 1998||23||Peter Buckley||Win||RTD3|
|18||Oct 16, 1998||23||Jose Luis Montes||Win||TKO1|
|17||Sep 15, 1998||22||Francisco Tomas Da Cruz||Win||TKO2|
|16||Aug 14, 1998||22||Juan Gutierrez||Win||TKO1|
|15||Jun 8, 1998||22||Rafael Oliveira||Win||KO3|
|14||May 29, 1998||22||Rildo José Oliveira||Win||TKO1|
|13||Nov 19, 1997||22||Gustavo Rodolfo Sayaavedra||Win||KO1|
|12||Sep 2, 1997||21||Edwin Vazquez||Win||TKO7|
|11||Jun 27, 1997||21||Hilario Guzman||Win||TKO8|
|10||May 10, 1997||21||Johnny Montantes||Win||TKO1|
|9||Apr 22, 1997||21||Arcelio Diaz||Win||TKO1|
|8||Mar 8, 1997||21||Antonio Maria Do Nascimento||Win||KO2|
|7||Feb 1, 1997||21||Hamilton Cerqueira||Win||KO4|
|6||Aug 16, 1996||20||Gutemberg Ferreira||Win||KO2|
|5||Apr 2, 1996||20||Ralph Riveros||Win||KO2|
|4||Nov 14, 1995||20||Marco De Lima||Win||TKO3|
|3||Sep 18, 1995||19||Manoel Oliveira da Cruz||Win||KO2|
|2||Aug 14, 1995||19||Valdevino Monteiro||Win||KO1|
|1||Jul 14, 1995||19||Jose Adriano Soares||Win||KO1|