Jorge Julio Rocha

Jorge Julio Rocha Eliécer ( born April 4, 1969 in El Retén, Departamento del Magdalena ) is a retired Colombian boxer.

1988 Julio Rocha won the bronze medal of the Olympics in the Bantamweight (-54 kg). After victories over Michael Hormillosa, Philippines (RSC 3 ), Felix Nieves, Puerto Rico (5-0 ), Rene Breitbarth, DDR (4:1), and Katsuyoki Matsushima, Japan (3:2), he failed in the semi-finals on later silver medalist Alexandar Christow.

In 1989, Julio Rocha pro and won in 1992 in his 24th fight the world title of the WBA bantamweight title with a points victory over Eddie Cook. He defended this title twice in 1993 before he lost it against Junior Jones. His next chance at a world title got Julio Rocha until 1997. After twelve rounds he won against Oscar Maldonado the WBO title. Julio Rocha defended the title in 1998 against Adonis Cruz and 1999 against Julio Gamboa, before he lost it in 2000 against Johnny Tapia. Shortly after, he also lost a battle for the NABF title and 2002 for the title of IBF against Manny Pacquiao. After another defeat against Israel Vázquez Julio Rocha ended in 2003 after 44 wins ( 32 KO's) in 49 fights of his career.

  • Boxer ( Colombia)
  • World Champion (boxes)
  • Olympian (Colombia )
  • Born in 1969
  • Man