Five pro boxers who might want to compete in the Olympics

The announcement that professional boxers will be able to compete at the 2016 Rio Olympics is certainly controversial but is undeniably one of the most interesting developments in the amateur game in a long time. It remains to be seen whether any pros feel the need to try for a medal and can stand the pay cut and taking the hard-earned Olympic spot of a young amateur. 2016 Olympic...
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June 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Colony Collapse Disorder: Juan Diaz And The Alvarado Vs. Provodnikov Undercard

Juan Diaz once fought like a swarm of angry bees. Unable to hurt anyone with a single punch, he came forward relentlessly and stung as many times as possible. Few can forget the look of utter despair on Acelino Freitas’ face when he quit on his stool after being swarmed, stung, and battered by Diaz in an increasingly one sided fight. Even fewer can forget him giving Juan Manuel Marquez...
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October 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Acelino Freitas congratulates Brazilian Olympic boxing brothers

CEO of Banner Promotions Artie Pelullo and Former four- time world champion Acelino “Popo” Freitas would like to send congratulations to Yamaguchi Falcao Florentino and his brother Esquiva Falcao Florentino for their historic success at the 2012 Olympic Games in London Esquiva a Middleweight (75 KG) has already clinched a bronze medal, which would be the first Olympic medal...
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August 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Sat. roundup: Freitas, Shumenov win

Acelino Freitas (39-2, 33 KOs) proved that a world-class fighter, eight years and three weight classes beyond his best, is still better than a prime, over-hyped club fighter as he tore right through fellow Brazilian Michael Oliveira (17-1, 12 KOs) en route to a TKO 9 win at the Hotel & Casino Conrad in Punta del Este, Uruguay. The former lightweight and super featherweight world...
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June 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Oliveira-Freitas weigh-in results, photos

The all-Brazilian showdown takes place tonight between the revered legend Acelino Freitas, and the undefeated star in the making, Michael Oliveira, takes place tonight in Uruguay. It's a huge fight in that part of the world, and right here, you can find the weigh-in results and a few pictures from the weigh-in as well. Take a look. Acelino Freitas 154.8 LBS. Micheal Oliveira 152...
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June 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Freitas ready to do battle with idol, Popo Freitas

Undefeated Michael "The Brazilian Rocky" Oliveira (17-0, 12 KOs), rated No. 12 by the World Boxing Council ("WBC"), is set to battle Brazilian living legend and four-time world champion, Acelino "Popo" Freitas (38-2, 32 KOs), June 2 at Conrad Punta Del Este and Resort Casino in Uruguay. "I'm looking at him as just another opponent, despite him being a four-time world champion...
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May 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Oliveira will drop to 154 lbs for Brazilian mega-fight against Acelino Freitas

Team Oliveira has collectively decided to drop undefeated WBC South American middleweight champion Michael "The Brazilian Rocky" Oliveira down one weight class to junior middleweight, starting with his Brazilian mega-fight against four-time world champion Acelino "Popo" Freitas, which is tentatively scheduled for May 19 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Credit: Team Oliveira In his...
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February 15, 2012  |  Discuss

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