Francisco Tafoya

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Francisco Tafoya

Name: Francisco Tafoya
Alias: Frankie Tafoya
Born: 1983-09-09
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 5′ 7″   /   170cm
Reach: 74″   /   188cm
Boxing Record: click

Amateur Experience

  • After winning his sectional title, Frank Tafoya lost a razor thin, split decision to Mike Podgorski for the Chicago Park District Jr.Division 75 lb. City Title on May 13, 1994 at Chicago's famous International Amphitheatre
  • In 1997 Tafoya was a member of the Junior USA boxing team, winning bouts vs. the Irish team in Ireland
  • Frank Tafoya was the 2000 Chicago Golden Gloves Open Division 119 pound Champion as he defeated Oscar Arellano
  • Frankie was a product of the Chicago Park District boxing program started by Edmund L. Kelly in 1968
  • Tafoya's amateur coaches were Bill Heglin and Danny Nieves.
  • Tafoya had a brief, six bout professional career and retired in 2007 with a 5-1 record.
  • In 2013 Tafoya became the coach of the Portage Park Boxing team at the Portage Park Gym, Chicago.