Name: Vicente Escobedo
Birthplace: Woodland, California, USA
Hometown: Woodland, California, USA
Height: 5′ 8″ / 173cm
Reach: 74″ / 188cm
Boxing Record: click
Trainer: Ignacio Beristain
- Member of the 2004 United States Olympic Team, boxing in the Lightweight Class. As an amateur he boxed out of the Woodland Boxing Club.
- 2004 U.S. lightweight representative at the Olympics in Athens, Greece.
- 2000 P.A.L. National Champion
- 2002 P.A.L. National Champion
- 2003 United States Amateur Champion - 132 lbs.
Amateur details: Won a gold medal at the 1997 US Junior Olympics at 106lbs. Won a bronze medal at 112lbs at International Junior Olympics tournament. Bronze medalist at the 1998 US Junior championships at 119lbs, losing to Mike Albares. Competed at the 2000 United States (US) championships at 125lbs. Won a gold medal at the 2000 Police Athletic Laegue (PAL) Championships at 132lbs, beating Paul Malignaggi and Marshall Christmas. Competed at the 2001 US championships at 132lbs, losing Verquan Kimbrough. Won a silver medal at the 2001 PAL championships at 132lbs, losing to Marshall Christmas. Won a bronze medal at the 2002 US championships at 132lbs, losing to Lorenzo Reynolds. Won a gold medal at the 2002 PAL championships at 132lbs, beating Marlon Kerwick, David Rodela and Allen Litzau. Won a gold medal at the 2003 US championships at 132lbs beating Aaron Bensinger, Karl Dargan and Wes Ferguson.Competed at the 2003 PAL championships at 132lbs, losing to Tyrone Harris.Competed at the 2003 World championships at 132lbs. Won a silver medal at the 2004 US championships at 132lbs, beating Hector Ramos and Mike Torres but losing to Anthony Vasquez. Won 2004 US Western Olympic trials at 132lbs beating Sadot Vazquez. Won 2004 US Olympic trials at 132lbs beating Miguel Gonzalez, Anthony Peterson, Anthony Vasquez and Peterson again. Won 2004 US Olympic box-off at 132lbs, beating Anthony Peterson. Won a gold medat at the 2004 Titan Games at 60kg. Won 2004 Americas Olympic qualifying tournamnet in Tijuana to qualify for the Olympic Games.
- June 2008 article with photos of Escobedo