Robert Alfonso

Robert Leosdan Alfonso Acea (born November 11, 1986) is a Cuban professional boxer. He is best known for his victory at the 2007 Pan American games in the super heavyweight division.

Robert Alfonso
Statistics
Weight(s)Heavyweight
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Nationality Cuba
Born (1986-11-11) November 11, 1986 (age 34)
Havana, Cuba
Boxing record
Total fights21
Wins19
Wins by KO9
Losses1
Draws1
Medal record

CareerEdit

Alfonso beat Newfel Ouatah but lost to Russian Evgeny Romanov at the world junior championships 2004 (semifinal).

He was also defeated nationally by compatriot superstar Odlanier Solis twice in 2004 at 201 lbs and later went up to super heavy.

He became the Cuban #1 only after Solis (who had gone up in weight, too) defected and he beat veteran Michel López Núñez in the National Championships 2007 and 2008.

He immediately won a major title, in the Pan American Games in Rio, beating Brazilian Antônio Rogério Nogueira 4:0 in the semis and Colombian Oscar Rivas 8:4 in the finals [1].

He qualified for the 2008 Olympics by beating young American Michael Hunter jr. in the final of their qualifier 9:1.

He lost his first Olympic bout 3:5 to Ukrainian Vyacheslav Glazkov.

He immigrated to the United States in 2012 to begin his professional career. He fought out of Miami, Florida for three years achieving a professional record of 6-0 (2 KO). After his late manager Si Stern's passing in 2015, Robert went a full year without a fight.

He made a strong comeback on June 25, 2016 with a knockout against Charles Daughtry 0:24 seconds into the first round.

He went on to win 3 additional fights from July to September 2016, all by way of unanimous decision.

His winning continued into 2017 with a first-round TKO over Keith Thompson at the BJCC in Birmingham, Alabama on the undercard of Deontay Wilder vs. Gerald Washington on February 25.

His next win came on May 12, 2017 at the inaugural Alabama Boxing Hall of Fame show in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He landed several big hits against opponent Roberto Santos (12-4) throughout the first and second rounds, causing Santos to forfeit at the end of the second round. This was the first stoppage of Santos's career as his four losses up to that point had come by unanimous decision.

Alfonso earned a shot at his first title fight on August 11, 2017. The planned opponent was Devon Vargas, the heavyweight that represented the U.S in the 2004 Summer Olympics. A few weeks out, Vargas broke his jaw, and Birmingham's Jason Bergman stepped in as the new opponent. The fight took place in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and the winner was to take home the vacant USBA Southern Region Heavyweight Title sanctioned by the IBF. Robert emerged victorious by unanimous decision after a tough ten-round battle.

He finished the year with a six-round unanimous decision victory over opponent Ronny Hale in Alexandria, Louisiana.

He currently splits his training time between Dallas, TX, and Tuscaloosa, AL.

Professional boxing recordEdit

Professional record summary
21 fights 19 wins 1 loss
By knockout 9 1
By decision 10 0
Draws 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
21 Loss 19–1–1   Carlos Negrón TKO 1 (8) 2020-03-07   Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA
20 Win 19–0–1   Steven Lyons TKO 3 (6) 2019-08-03   Bobby Miller Center, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA
19 Draw 18–0–1   Iago Kiladze SD 8 2019-05-18   Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA
18 Win 18–0   Ray Austin UD 6 2019-02-15   Tuscaloosa Rivermarket, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA
17 Win 17–0   Rodney Moore RTD 6 (8) 2018-09-22   Whataburger Field, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
16 Win 16–0   Mike Bissett KO 2 (8) 2018-05-25   Tuscaloosa Rivermarket, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA
15 Win 15–0   Quincy Palmer TKO 2 (6) 2018-04-14   Texarkana Convention Center, Texarkana, Arkansas, USA
14 Win 14–0   Deon Ronny Hale UD 6 2017-12-29   Rapides Coliseum, Alexandria, Louisiana, USA
13 Win 13–0   Jason Bergman UD 10 2017-08-11   Belk Center, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA Won vacant USBA Southern Region heavyweight Title
12 Win 12–0   Roberto Santos TKO 2 (8) 2017-05-12   Tuscaloosa Rivermarket, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA
11 Win 11–0   Keith Thompson TKO 1 (8) 2017-02-25   Legacy Arena, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
10 Win 10–0   Willie Herring UD 6 2016-09-03   Hard Rock Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA
9 Win 9–0   Shamarian Snider UD 6 2016-08-12   Bobby Miller Center, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA
8 Win 8–0   Terrell Jamal Woods UD 6 2016-07-16   Legacy Arena, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
7 Win 7–0   Charles Daughtry KO 1 (4) 2016-06-25   Jackson County Civic Center, Pascagoula, Mississippi, USA
6 Win 6–0   Gary Kelly TKO 3 (4) 2015-06-20   Riverdale Center of Arts, Riverdale, Georgia, USA
5 Win 5–0   Raymond Lopez TKO 3 (4) 2015-03-26   Hialeah Park Race Track, Hialeah, Florida, USA
4 Win 4–0   Zakki Scott UD 6 2014-02-21   Shipley Arena, Westminster, Maryland, USA
3 Win 3–0   Terrell Jamal Woods UD 4 2013-11-12   Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida, USA
2 Win 2–0   Robert Dunton UD 4 2013-06-28   Civic Center, Kissimmee, Florida, USA
1 Win 1–0   Robert Murray UD 4 2012-12-07   Civic Center, Kissimmee, Florida, USA Professional debut

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