Melvin Rivas

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Name: Melvin Rivas
Alias: Chico
Hometown: Florida, USA
Matchmaker: Record


  • A native of Honduras, Rivas was the son of a professional soccer player in his native land.
  • Rivas joined the Marine Corps and promptly chalked up a record of 60-7 as a welterweight. Knee problems forced him to give up a career as a boxer.
  • Following his discharge from the service in 1982, Rivas took the advice of a friend and attended Broward Communtiy College. Two years later, he had a degree in business.
  • Rivas was a Broward Sheriff's Community Aid security officer at Port Everglades.
  • Rivas is the owner of Contenders Boxing Gym in Fort Lauderdale.

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