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At 17 in his debut fight Xander Zayas proved he is one to watch.

Bronx, NY: Another rising Boricua boxer to follow is Xander Zayas.

Details from Wikipedia:

Zayas’ involvement with boxing began while living in the Cantera neighborhood of San Juan, Puerto Rico in 2007, when his mother took him to a gym so he could learn to defend himself from bullies.[5] After winning his first amateur fight at the age of six, his career took off, winning 20 consecutive bouts. Zayas dominated the youth circuit for years, gathering the Puerto Rican national title in his division on five occasions. It was after winning his third title at age ten that he decided this would be his profession.[6] As a child, Zayas grew up admiring fellow Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto as he completed a Hall of Fame-career, with the former world champion’s fights being the focus of family reunions.[7] He also “used to watch videos of Tito TrinidadHector Macho CamachoWilfredo Benitez, all those great fighters that made Puerto Rico really proud and happy”.

Watch his debut fight and some of his subsequent fights on the link below.

Xander Zayas Debut

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