Boxers such as Maurice Blocker, Oscar De La Hoya, Fernando Vargas, William Joppy, and Ricardo Mayorga have all beaten him. He won 42 of his 45 fights and lost three. He won 35 of them by knockout. Félix is regarded as one of the greatest punchers of all time. In 2014, he was elected to the International Hall of Fame.
Source of Wealth:
Fajardo, Puerto Rico
5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Married to Sharon Santiago
Juan Felix Trinidad Garcia
Date of Birth:
January 10, 1973
Félix Juan Trinidad Garca was born in Cupey Alto, Puerto Rico, on January 10, 1973. Despite being raised in Fajardo, he and his family eventually relocated to Cupey Alto. He met his future wife in secondary school, and they married four years later. Trinidad and his wife have four daughters, and Félix has a daughter from a previous relationship. Félix compiled an impressive amateur record of 42 wins and 3 losses. He started boxing at the age of 12 and won several national championships before turning professional at the age of 17.
Highlights From My Professional Career
Felix Trinidad began boxing at the age of 12 and went on to win five Puerto Rican championships. At the age of 17, he turned professional in March 1990 and won by knockout in the second round against Angel Romero. He knocked out nine of his ten opponents in the first round.
His fights became more serious, and in December 1991, he knocked out Jake Rodriguez. In May 1992, he faced Raul Gonzalez in Puerto Rico, and Felix Trinidad won by technical knockout in four rounds after his opponent was knocked down three times. In May 1993, he faced Maurice Blocker, and Felix Trinidad won by knockout in just two rounds. That victory over Maurice Blocker also earned him the IBF Welterweight Championship.
Felix Trinidad fought for the first time in Las Vegas in January 1994, defeating fellow countryman Hector Camacho by unanimous decision. In April 1998, he fought in his home country for the first time in five years, defeating Mahenge Zulu. After defeating Pernell Whitaker in February 1999, the professional boxer defended his welterweight title.
By 2000, the Puerto Rican professional boxer had vacated his welterweight title and moved up to the junior middleweight division. In March 2000, he faced David Reid and pounded his way to victory. In December, he faced Fernando Vargas, the then-junior middleweight champion, and knocked him out in the 12th round.
Felix Trinidad Jr. was defeated by American Bernard Hopkins in September 2001 after his father and trainer, Felix Trinidad Sr., entered the ring.
In October 2004, Felix Trinidad faced former martial arts expert Ricardo Mayorga from Nicaragua and defeated him via technical knockout in the eighth round.
His first real defeat came in May 2005, when he was defeated in Nevada by Winky Wright. In January 2008, the Puerto Rican boxer returned from retirement but was defeated by American Roy Jones Jr. at Madison Square Garden.
Volunteering for Charities
Felix Trinidad runs in the World Foundation 5K charity run.
What honors has Felix Trinidad received?
Felix Trinidad has won a number of boxing titles, including Ring Fighter of the Year and BWAA Fighter of the Year (2000).