Antonio Cermeño

Professional Boxer, Boxer

1969 – 2014

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Who was Antonio Cermeño?

Antonio Cermeño, nicknamed "El Coloso", was a Venezuelan boxer who twice won the world title. Born Antonio José Verdú Cermak, he retired in 2006 with a 45-7 record.

According to his wife, on February 24, 2014, the two of them and others were kidnapped in east Caracas. His wife escaped when the kidnappers released her after refueling the car, but Cermeño remained captive. He was found shot to death the next morning at kilometer 78 of the Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho highway.

Cermeno was the World Boxing Association's Super Bantamweight and Featherweight champion of the world. He captured his first title by defeating Wilfredo Vazquez in Vazquez's hometown, Bayamon, Puerto Rico.

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Born
Mar 6, 1969
Río Chico, Venezuela
Also known as
  • Antonio Cermeno
Profession
Died
Feb 25, 2014
Miranda

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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