|Birth Place||Rio Piedras, PR|
|Pro Record||7-2 3KO’s|
Angel Jose Suarez Rivera
Born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico on November 15th, 1990, Angel Jose Suarez Rivera has always cited family as his greatest source of strength. Inspired to compete at age six by watching his cousin of the same age, Joshua J. Garcia, Angel was a natural at the sport of boxing.
At 45 pounds, he began to train at the Wilfredo Gomez boxing gym in Guaynabo, where he still trains today. He worked his way through the 50, 55 60, 65, 70, 75 80, 85, 90, 100, 106 all the way thru 132 pound classes respectively. His speed and agility have set him apart from his opponents. His grit and determination have made him a champion.
Angel’s lifetime trainer is Jose “Che Che” Sanchez, former trainer of multi divison world Champion Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon. He has fought in many towns in his native island of Puerto Rico including Ponce, Catano, Barceloneta, Toa Alta, Trujillo Alto, Gurabo, Guaynabo, Vega Alta Carolina, Salinas, Toa Baja, and Arecibo.
Nicknamed “El Gallo” for his tenacity in the ring, Angel has held Junior Metro Regional Championships in the 106 and 119 divisions, eventually moving up to the 126 pound Junior division where he captured a national title successfully defended before moving up to 132 pds where he also one and defended his national title. He has also enjoyed success internationally. At age 18 he was signed by the Puerto Rican Olympic committee to represent his country. He has celebrated gold medals at the KITO Tournament in Ecuador, the Roman Cup in the Dominican Republic and the bronze medal at the 2011 Pan-American Games held in, Guadalajara Mexico.
Angel was ranked the number one 132 pound amateur boxer from Puerto Rico before turning pro. His record of 243 wins of his 308 fights are a testament to his hard work and dedication.
1)Pan-American games qualified 2011 Puerto Rico-Gold
2)Pan- American games 2011 Guadalajara-Bronze
3) Pan- American games qualified 2010 Venezuela-Bronze
4) Roman Cup Dominican Republic 2012 –Gold
5) Roman Cup Dominican Repuplic 2011-Silver
6) KITO Tournament Ecuador 2009- Gold
7) Cumana Cup Venezuela 2009- Silver
-3X 56kg National Champion
-2X 106 pds Junior Metro & south champion
– 119 pds Junior Metro Champion
-126 pds Open Metro Champion
-2×132 pds Open National Champion