Junior Almonte had a stellar amateur career compiling over 400 bouts.” Bombita”, as he is nicknamed, has won major tournaments in the Dominican Republic including the Military Cup and the Independence Cup. Almonte has also won a National Championship.

Over his 400 plus amateur bout career he also has the distinction of defeating 3 Olympians, Leonel De Los Santos (DR), David Jimenez (CRC), Joselito Velazquez (MX) as well as many top amateurs such as Victor Santillan (DR) and Carlos Quipo (ECU).

Almonte comes from a solid family and upbringing which reflects in his character and discipline outside the ring.