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Escobedo in 2011
|Real name||Vicente Escobedo|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Born||November 6, 1981|
Woodland, California, United States
|Wins by KO||14|
As an amateur Escobedo boxed out of the Woodland Boxing Club.
Escobedo represented the United States at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games, winning one bout and losing one bout. He qualified for the Olympic Games by ending up in first place at the 1st AIBA American 2004 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Tijuana, Mexico.
- Won a gold medal at the 1997 US Junior Olympics at 106 lbs.
- Won a bronze medal at 112 lbs at International Junior Olympics tournament in 1997.
- Bronze medalist at the 1998 US Junior championships at 119 lbs, losing to Mike Albares.
- Competed at the 2000 United States (US) championships at 125 lbs.
- 2000 P.A.L. National Champion - Won a gold medal at the 2000 Police Athletic League (PAL) Championships at 132 lbs, beating Paul Malignaggi and Marshall Christmas.
- Competed at the 2001 US championships at 132 lbs, losing Verquan Kimbrough.
- Won a silver medal at the 2001 PAL championships at 132 lbs, losing to Marshall Christmas.
- Won a bronze medal at the 2002 US championships at 132 lbs, losing to Lorenzo Reynolds.
- 2002 P.A.L. National Champion - Won a gold medal at the 2002 PAL championships at 132 lbs, beating Marlon Kerwick, David Rodela and Allen Litzau.
- 2003 United States Amateur Champion - 132 lbs. - Won a gold medal at the 2003 US championships at 132 lbs beating Aaron Bensinger of the Army World Class Athlete Program a three time National Championship bronze medalist 2002 P.A.L, 2003 National Golden Gloves, and 2004 Western Trials, Karl Dargan and Wes Ferguson.
- Competed at the 2003 PAL championships at 132��lbs, losing to Tyrone Harris.
- Competed at the 2003 World championships at 132 lbs.
- Won a silver medal at the 2004 US championships at 132 lbs, beating Hector Ramos and Mike Torres but losing to Anthony Vasquez.
- Won 2004 US Western Olympic trials at 132 lbs beating Sadot Vazquez.
- Won 2004 US Olympic trials at 132 lbs beating Miguel Gonzalez, Anthony Peterson, Anthony Vasquez and Peterson again.
- Won 2004 US Olympic box-off at 132 lbs, beating Anthony Peterson.
- Won a gold medal at the 2004 Titan Games at 60 kg.
Professional Boxing career
Escobedo started off his career with nine straight wins, followed by a loss to Daniel Jimenez. He fought eleven more fights, winning all of them, including wins against former champions Carlos Hernandez and Kevin Kelly. On September 19, 2009, he fought Michael Katsidis for the interim WBO lightweight title, but lost the bout by split decision. On November 6, 2010, he was defeated by Robert Guerrero via unanimous decision, Escobedo was knocked down twice by Guerrero. In 2012 he lost another title fight by TKO in the 5th round to Adrien Broner. On February 16, 2013, Escobedo was knocked out by Edner Cherry in the 6th round. (he was down once in the 2nd round and twice in the 6th). In September 2013 Escobedo suffered his third consecutive loss by KO to Fernando Carcamo, Escobedo was Ko'd in round 2. Overall, he has compiled a record of 25 wins (14 by knockout), and 6 losses.
Professional boxing record
|26 Wins (15 knockouts, 12 decisions), 5 Losses (2 knockouts, 3 decisions), 0 Draws|
|Res.||Record||Opponent||Type||Rd., Time||Date||Venue and Location||Notes|
|Loss||26–5||Edner Cherry||TKO||6 (10), 3:00||2013-02-16||Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey|
|Loss||26–4||Adrien Broner||TKO||5 (12), 2:45||2012-07-21||U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio||For vacant WBO Super Featherweight title.|
|Win||26–3||Juan Ruiz||UD||10||2012-05-12||Woodland Community & Senior Center, Woodland, California|
|Win||25–3||Lonnie Smith||TKO||1 (10), 2:20||2012-03-03||Woodland Community & Senior Center, Woodland, California||Won vacant WBO NABO Super Featherweight title.|
|Win||24–3||Rocky Juarez||UD||10||2011-09-23||Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California|
|Win||23–3||Walter Estrada||UD||10||2011-09-23||Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California|
|Loss||22–3||Robert Guerrero||UD||10||2010-11-06||Prudential Center Newark, New Jersey||For vacant WBO Inter-Continental Lightweight title.|
|Win||22–2||Carlos Urías||TKO||3 (10), 1:33||2010-03-26||Auditorio Plaza Condesa, Ciudad de México|
|Loss||21–2||Michael Katsidis||SD||12||2009-09-19||MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada||For Interim WBO Lightweight title.|
|Win||21–1||Kevin Kelley||TKO||2 (10), 1:53||2009-05-21||Arco Arena, Sacramento, California|
|Win||20–1||Carlos Hernández||UD||10||2009-04-04||Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas|
|Win||19–1||Dominic Salcido||TKO||6 (10), 0:42||2008-09-26||Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon, California|
|Win||18–1||Cristian Favela||UD||8||2008-06-18||Arco Arena, Sacramento, California|
|Win||17–1||Roberto David Arrieta||UD||10||2008-05-02||The Home Depot Center, Carson, California|
|Win||16–1||Pascali Adorno||UD||10||2008-01-11||Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon, California|
|Win||15–1||Miguel Angel Munguia||UD||8||2007-10-06||Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||14–1||Carlos Diaz||UD||10||2007-07-06||McAllen Convention Center, McAllen, Texas|
|Win||13–1||Priest Smalls||UD||10||2007-02-01||Arco Arena, Sacramento, California|
|Win||12–1||Julian Rodriguez||KO||4 (8), 2:05||2006-11-30||Arco Arena, Sacramento, California|
|Win||11–1||Ramón Guevara||KO||5 (8), 2:33||2006-11-10||Cicero Stadium, Cicero, Illinois|
|Win||10–1||Baudel Cardenas||UD||8||2006-07-20||Arco Arena, Sacramento, California|
|Loss||9–1||Daniel Jiménez||SD||8||2006-04-21||Arco Arena, Sacramento, California|
|Win||9–0||Jesús Salvador Pérez||TKO||6 (8), 2:53||2006-01-27||Desert Diamond Casino, Tucson, Arizona|
|Win||8–0||Jefferson Auraad Rodríguez||KO||2 (8), 1:40||2006-01-05||Arco Arena, Sacramento, California|
|Win||7–0||Gregory Piper||KO||2 (6), 1:52||2005-09-17||MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||6–0||Juan Manuel Matias||TKO||2 (6), 2:58||2005-08-19||Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas|
|Win||5–0||Edgar Fabian Vargas||TKO||1 (6), 2:57||2005-07-16||MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||4–0||Oscar Villa||TKO||2 (6), 3:00||2005-05-27||Arco Arena, Sacramento, California|
|Win||3–0||Geronimo Hernandez||TKO||4 (6), 0:10||2005-04-29||Laredo Entertainment Center, Laredo, Texas|
|Win||2–0||Jose Rodriguez||KO||1 (6), 1:22||2005-04-09||Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas|
|Win||1–0||Abraham Verdugo||KO||2 (6), 1:06||2005-02-19||Staples Center, Los Angeles, California||Professional boxing debut.|
Escobedo made an appearance as himself in Fight Night Round 3. He was also featured in the 4th episode of Discovery Channel's Fight Quest, while training in Ignacio "Nacho" Beristáin's gym in Mexico City.
Escobedo currently works as a boxing coach at Classic Kickboxing in Downtown Pasadena.
- "Vicente Escobedo Professional boxing record". BoxRec.com. Retrieved 25 July 2013.