Acelino Freitas

Professional Boxer, Boxer

1975 –

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Who is Acelino Freitas?

Acelino "Popó" Freitas is a Brazilian boxer, and the former WBO/WBA super-featherweight champion, and two-time WBO lightweight champion. Freitas is also a state legislator for the state of Bahia.

His nickname, Popó, was given to him by his mother, after the sound that babies make while drinking milk. Freitas had a difficult childhood, often sleeping on a sandy floor at his house. Since early in his life, he dreamed of a better place to live for his family. A skilled soccer player, he was more inclined, however, towards the sport of boxing since an early age. Fellow Brazilian Eder Jofre, generally recognized as the greatest world champion to come out of that country, was one of Freitas' childhood heroes.

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Born
Sep 21, 1975
Salvador
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  • Brazil
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on July 23, 2013

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