"The Iron Twin"
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Juan Fernando Urango Rivas
October 4, 1980 (1980-10-04)
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Juan Urango (born October 4, 1980 in Jaraquiel, a suburb of Monterķa, Colombia), is a professional boxer in the junior welterweight (140 lb) division. His record is 20-1-1 (16 KOs). He is a former IBF world light welterweight champion. On June 30 2006, he defeated Australian boxer Naoufel Ben Rabah by a controversial points win. Urango lost the title in his first defence to English boxer Ricky Hatton in Las Vegas on January 20 2007 via a 12 round unanimous decision. He is a very hard puncher in his division.
On April 23, 2008 Urango scored spectacular 4th round KO of Carlos Wilfredo Vilches in a IBF title eliminator. The victory sets him up with an opportunity to regain the IBF title in the near future. Paulie Malignaggi currently holds the title.
He is a Christian and belongs to the fastest growing church, Segadores De Vida, run by Pastor Ruddy and Maria Gracia where he serves as an usher.