Alfredo Escalera

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Birthday
21, 1952
Birthplace
Puerto Rico
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
21, 1952 (age 66)
Birthplace
Puerto Rico

About

Champion boxer became a household name in his native Puerto Rico for his ten straight wins to defend his world championship.

Before Fame

Turning professional in 1970, he reeled off a series of notable wins over Frankie Otero, Carlos Mendoza and Kuniaki Shibata, the latter winning him his championship.

Trivia

One of his favorite stunts was to bring a live boa constrictor into the ring with him; he would let it slither around the ring for a bit, to agitate his opponents.

Family Life

He was born in Carolina, Puerto Rico.

Associated With

He eventually lost his title to Alexis Arguello, suffering in the process a cut tongue and a chipped tooth, as well as a gash above his eye; the fight became known as the "The Bloody Battle of Bayamon".