Antonio Cermeño

Venezuelan boxer
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March 6, 1969
date of death
February 25, 2014
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September 2, 2006
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Antonio Cermeño (March 6, 1969 – February 25, 2014), nicknamed "El Coloso" (The Colossus), 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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