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Felix Trinidad: Five Minutes With BoxingScene.com

By Anson Wainwright

This weekend, Felix Trinidad will be officially enshrined into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York. His career saw him win world titles in three-weight classes. The now 41-year-old Puerto Rico icon made the most noise at welterweight, enjoying a title reign that lasted seven years with 15 title defenses.
 
"Tito" always looked to test himself, it was that desire along with an increasing struggle to boil down to 147-pounds that saw him head to junior middleweight and then middleweight.
 
In early 2008, Trinidad would finally retire after several attempted comebacks. He walked away with an impressive record of 42-3 (35). The heavy handed Boricuan has wins over Hector Camacho Sr., Oscar De La Hoya, Pernell Whitaker, David Reid and Fernado Vargas amongst others.
 
BoxingScene.com would like to congratulate Trinidad on this weekend's induction and thank him for his time when we recently caught up with him for our "Five Minutes" feature.
 
Born: January 10th, 1973 in Cupey Alto, Puerto Rico.
 
Pro Record: 42 wins, 3 loses, 35 knockouts
 
Amateur Record:  51 wins, 6 loses
 
Childhood Hero: "My dad, he has always been with me since I was a little kid."
 
Nickname: "Tito"
 
Childhood Dream: "To be the best boxer from Puerto Rico."
 
Earliest Boxing Memory: "I trained in a gym without a ring when I was a little kid. The gym I trained in was very, very small."
 
Favorite Movie: "I don’t have a favorite movie but I like the comedies."
 
Greatest Sports Moment: "The victory against Oscar De La Hoya and the receptions I got after the fights."
 
Most Painful Moment: "When I lost against Hopkins."
 
Favorite Meal: "Rice and beans and codfish with “viandas” (root vegetables)."
 
Pre Fight Feeling: "Feeling toward my family and all my people from Puerto Rico because I didn’t want to lose."
 
Pre Fight Meal: "Pasta and Rice and Beans."
 
Any Funny Boxing Memories: "After the fights I always had to do the anti-doping test and I always took like an hour. I felt bad because the man waited for me and I got late to all of my press conferences."
 
Toughest Opponent: "Roy Jones (Jr.)"
 
Hardest Puncher: "David Reid"
 
Fight I Was at My Best: "Fernando Vargas"
 
Worst Injury: "I never had any serious injuries. I only have a cut in my upper left eye from the (Hector) Camacho (Sr.) fight.”
 
Favorite Boxers To Watch: "Sugar Ray Leonard"
 
Qualities in people I most admire: "Humility, sincerity and loyalty to a person."
 
Residence: "Puerto Rico."
 
Family: "My wife, Sharon and my 5 girls Ashley, Leysha, Alondra, Alayah, and Larysha." 
 
Hobbies away from boxing: "Agriculture, beneficial activities."
 
Questions and/or comments can be sent to Anson at [email protected] and you can follow him at www.twitter.com/AnsonWainwright

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jas on 06-06-2014

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8MQ1lyB4WU[/url]

Comment by BOXEO _ on 06-06-2014

Wow, would have never thought he'd pick David Reid as the biggest puncher he's ever fought. Oh, and LOL @ De la Hoya being his greatest moment.

Comment by piritwin2 on 06-05-2014

Tito turned oscar into a cowering chicken!!!! Watching oscar running n not fighting da last 4 rds was comical!!!! ;-)

Comment by IIG on 06-05-2014

One of my favorite fighters of all time, I really look forward to Tito's induction. I was thrilled when he won, and broke sh*t when he didn't. I had a rare connection with him considering I'm not Puerto Rican and…

Comment by ßringer on 06-05-2014

[QUOTE=bronx7;14628404]Right on Ill Will. punch stats oscar threw more landed more at a higher connect percentage . Oscar boxed his ass off for right rounds then cruised foolishly. In any math 8/4 in rounds how did Tito win? Hopkins, Oscar,…

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