Francisco Palacios

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Francisco Palacios
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F. Palacios & K. Włodarczyk
Real nameFrancisco Palacios
Weight(s) Cruiserweight
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Nationality Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Puerto Rican
Born (1977-05-25) May 25, 1977 (age 43)
New York, USA
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights28
Wins by KO15

Francisco Palacios (born 25 May 1977 in Bronx, New York) is a professional Puerto Rican boxer. Known as "The Wizard", his current professional record stands at 24 wins, 4 losses with 15 knockouts. Palacios is a former WBA Fedalatin cruiserweight titlist.


Personal life

Palacios was born in Bronx, New York but moved to Bayamon, Puerto Rico, at the age of 3. Before he took up boxing, Palacios played college basketball on a scholarship at North Carolina Central University. [1]

Amateur career

From 2000 to 2004 Palacios fought as an amateur boxer and had 70 matches.

Professional career

On the April 2, 2011 Palacios fought in Bydgoszcz. His opponent was Krzysztof Włodarczyk. Palacios fought for WBC cruiserweight title, but he lost by split decision after 12-rounded bout. Scorecards were:

Robin Dolpierre116-113 for WŁODARCZYK
Adrio Zannoni118-112 for WŁODARCZYK
Joseph Chaane115-113 for PALACIOS

In his fight in September 2012, he again lost to Włodarczyk, by unanimous decision.

Professional boxing record

Professional record summary
28 fights24 wins4 losses
By knockout152
By decision92
ResultRecordOpponentTypeRound, timeDateLocationNotes
Win24–4 Flag of Argentina.svg Mariano Jose RivaTKO1 (6)2019-10-25 Flag of the United States.svg Fair Expo Center, Miami, USA
Loss23–4 Flag of Poland.svg Michał Cieślak TKO4 (10)2016-04-02 Flag of Poland.svg Tauron Arena (previously Krakow Arena), Krakow, Poland
Loss23–3 Flag of Russia.svg Dmitry Kudryashov KO1 (10)2015-04-10 Flag of Russia.svg Luzhniki, Moscow, RussiaFor WBA International Cruiserweight Title
Win23–2 Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg Sandy SotoKO1 (8)2015-02-07 Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg Casa de los Clubes, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Win22–2 Flag of Colombia.svg Epifanio MendozaUD82014-09-20 Flag of the United States.svg The Mela Room, Orlando, USA
Loss21–2 Flag of Poland.svg Krzysztof Wlodarczyk UD122012-09-22 Flag of Poland.svg Hala Stulecia, Wroclaw, PolandFor WBC World Cruiserweight Title.

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