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F?lix 'Tito' Trinidad, Jr. (born January 10, 1973) is a boxer from Cupey Alto, Puerto Rico and a former multi-division champion of the International Boxing Federation, the World Boxing Association and the World Boxing Council. Trinidad has an impressive record of 42 wins and 2 losses, with 35 wins by knockout, and is considered one of the best Puerto Rican boxers in history, along with Wilfred Benitez, Wilfredo G?mez, and Hector Camacho.
Felix Trinidad began boxing at the age of twelve after receiving training from his father, Felix Trinidad Sr., who was a former Puerto Rican featherweight champion. Over the course of his amateur career, Trinidad compiled a record of fifty-one wins and six losses with twelve knockout victories. During this period he won five Puerto Rican National Amateur Championships, in five different weight divisions (100, 112, 119, 126 and 132 pounds).
Following disagreements with the president of the Puerto Rican boxing federation, Trinidad Sr. announced that he decided to turn his son into a professional boxer rather than wait for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.
In 1993, Trinidad traveled to San Diego, California and defeated the defending IBF welterweight champion Maurice Blocker in two rounds. Trinidad defended his title for the next three years against several opponents, solidifying his stature as a rising star in the Welterweight division. His most notable opponents were Hector 'Macho' Camacho, in a fight that lasted twelve rounds, Freddie Pendleton and an undefeated 'Yori Boy' Campas; who was responsible for a knock down, before Trinidad rallied for the knockout. He also rose from the canvas to stop undefeated Detroit contender Oba Carr in the eighth round.
After his contract with Don King expired in the fall of 1995, Main Event the promoter of WBC welterweight champion Pernell Whitaker won a purse bid to promote Trinidad's defense against Larry Barnes. Main Event overpaid Trinidad in the hope of luring the young champion into a superfight against the Pound for Pound king. After co-headlining the HBO card, alongside Whitaker, Trinidad re-signed with King, foregoing an HBO contract and a multi-million dollar payday against Whitaker.
Trinidad spent the next four years defending his title against numerous fighters, in bouts televised on Showtime. In 1997, Trinidad was on the verge of moving up in weight for a shot at WBC/IBF junior middleweight champion Terry Norris, before Norris left Don King for Bob Arum and a potential super fight against Oscar de la Hoya. The following year Main Events offered Trinidad a unification fight against WBA welterweight champion Ike Quartey, Trinidad declined opting instead to remain with King.
On February 20, 1999, Trinidad had to face Whitaker, winning the fight by unanimous decision. It was Trinidad's thirteenth successful title defense. In the spring of 1999, Don King and Oscar de la Hoya's promoter, Bob Arum, agreed to co-promote a mega-fight for the WBC and IBF Welterweight Championships on September 18, 1999 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas. The historic contest was deemed Fight of the Millennium, The fight was controversial and after twelve rounds, Trinidad was awarded a majority decision. After the fight, Trinidad was given an historic welcome at Puerto Rico's Luis Mu?oz Mar?n International Airport.
In 2000, after declining a rematch with de la Hoya, Trinidad moved in weight to challenge 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist and WBA junior middleweight champion David Reid. After enduring Reid's fast start, which included a third round knockdown, Trinidad rallied, using his experience and punching power to deliver a brutal beating. Reid would hit the canvas five times over the course of the fight, which culminated in a unanimous decision for Trinidad. Reid, who before the fight had been considered one of boxing's brightest prospects, could never recover from the fight and retired shortly.
Trinidad announced a comeback on March 2, 2004. On October 2 of that same year, he recovered from a third round knockdown to drop the former world champion, Ricardo Mayorga, three times in the eighth, knocking Mayorga out.
On May 14, 2005. Trinidad challenged Winky Wright. In a fight where the winner would become the WBC's number one Middleweight challenger. Wright won the fight by decision, getting scores of 120-107 and 119-108 twice by the judges. Following this fight, Trinidad retired temporally.
The day of the Felix Trinidad-Bernard Hopkins fight, members of Hopkins' team visited the Trinidad dressing room in normal boxing custom to watch the taping of Trinidad's hands before his gloves were placed on. The Hopkins camp, including trainer Bouie Fisher, noticed that Trinidad's hands were wrapped in an incorrect fashion, and threatened to cancel the fight unless they were wrapped correctly. The Chief Inspector of the NYSAC forced Trinidad's camp to re-wrap his hands in a correct fashion, which was not done correctly until it was attempted a third time.
Before his bout with Trinidad, Fernando Vargas was forewarned to check Trinidad's hand wraps, and William Joppy was also warned of possible illegal taping by heavyweight boxer Hasim Rahman. During his prefight press conference with Jermain Taylor, Joppy said Trinidad was not deserving of Boxing Hall of Fame induction, claiming that Tito brought a bat to a fist fight. The Hopkins hand wrapping incident would later lead to an investigative story by Max Boxing. Boxing trainers and opponents of Trinidad later claimed that the fashion of hand wrapping in Trinidad's hands gave the boxer the equivalent of brass knuckles.