Felix "Tito" Trinidad Jr. was born January 10, 1973, in Cupey Alto, Puerto Rico. His father, who was the younger Trinidad's manager and trainer, was Puerto Rican featherweight champion in the 1970s. Trinidad's boxing career began not too many years after his father's ended. He was twelve years old when he first started fighting and over the next five years he captured five Puerto Rican National Championships in five different weight classes: 100, 112, 119, 126, and 132 pounds). His overall amateur record was fifty-one wins against six losses. However Trinidad never fought in the Olympics and this may have been a contributing factor for his low profile among boxing fans.
1973 Born January 10 in Cupey Alto, Puerto Rico
1973 Begins boxing
1990 Turns professional
1993 Wins IBF welterweight title with 2nd-round knockout of Maurice Blocker
1994 Unanimous decision over Hector "Macho" Camacho
1999 Defeats Pernell "Sweat Pea" Whitaker
1999 Decision over Oscar De La Hoya captures WBA welterweight title
2000 Defeats David Reid to capture WBA super welterweight title
200 TKO of Fernando Vargas, wins IBF super welterweight title
2001 Knocks out WBA middleweight champion William Joppy
2001 Loses to Bernard Hopkins by a TKO in fight to determine undisputed middleweight champion
2002 Wins by TKO over Hasine Cherifi in 4th round
2002 Announces his retirement in July
Loved by his country!