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Alex De Jesús

Full name: Alexander "Alex" De Jesús
Nickname(s): El Pollo
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9 (176 cm)
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: February 2, 1983 in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
Died: April 3, 2016 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
Country: PUR Puerto Rico
Sport: Boxing


Alex De Jesús competed as a lightweight boxer for Puerto Rico at the 2004 Olympics, losing in the second round. He had been a silver medalist at the 2002 Central America and Caribbean Games and competed at the 2003 Pan American Games. De Jesús turned professional after the 2004 Athina Games and showed promise, winning his first 19 bouts as a pro, before losing by unanimous decision to César René Cuenca (ARG) in 2009.

De Jesús had a troubled life, and after that bout, served a four-year prison sentence for domestic abuse. In December 2013, after his release, he resumed his professional career. He had two further bouts, losing his final effort in January 2015 in Florida against Joseph Elegele, finishing with a career professional record of 21 wins (13 by KO) and 2 defeats. De Jesús claimed seven minor titles – WBO Latino lightweight title, WBC Caribbean Boxing Federation lightweight crown, WBA Fedecaribe lightweight title, WBO Latino light-welterweight title, WBA Fedecaribe welterweight championship, WBC Latino light-welterweight crown, and the WBA Fedebol light-welterweight title.

In April 2016, De Jesús faced further difficulties with the law when he was charged with attacking his stepmother. A warrant was issued for his arrest, but a few days later, De Jesús was killed early in the morning when he was walking home and was shot 12 times. There were suspicions that it was done by someone taking the law into his own hands, after hearing about the attack on De Jesús’s stepmother.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2004 Summer 21 Athina Boxing Men's Lightweight Puerto Rico PUR 9T

Men's Lightweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result S R1S R2S R3S R4S MR
2004 Summer 21 Athina Boxing Puerto Rico PUR Round Two Match #7 2 2004-08-20 Rukundo (UGA) , De Jesús (PUR) 22 4 5 4 9
2004 Summer 21 Athina Boxing Puerto Rico PUR Round One Match #14 1 2004-08-16 De Jesús (PUR) , de Carvalho (BRA) 39 11 7 8 13 decision
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