Alberto Machado or Alberto Josue Machado Becerril is a professional boxer born in September 9, 1990 in Puerto Rico. The Puerto Rican boxer is currently fighting in the super featherweight division and has been holding the super featherweight title of the WBA from 2017-2019. Due to his remarkable boxing skills, The Ring magazine, Boxrec, and Transnational Boxing Rankings Board ranked him as the world’s third-best active boxer in his current weight division.
Machado was only 10 years old when he started boxing in Monte Hatillo in San Juan. Even during this time and being right-handed, he started and continued to use the southpaw stance. Furthermore, Machado won several competitions at the national level during his amateur career. He also represented his country in the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships in 2008, wherein he made it to the quarterfinals. Machado also was part of the American Boxing Olympic Qualification Tournament in 2012. At 22 years old, he transitioned to a professional boxer after completing 168 fights as an amateur.
The 5-foot-10-inch Machado won his first 8 fights in the professional boxing realm before fighting for the super featherweight title in the USNBC against Alvin Torres. He won the title after a second-round technical knockout. His second title in the same weight division was with NABO when he defeated Juan Jose Martinez by technical knockout in the first round. This happened between 2015 and 2016 wherein he also won five first-round knockouts in other fights. This was also the time when Machado defeated Carlos Morales for the NABA super featherweight title. In 2017, Machado defeated Jezreel Corrales and earned the WBA championship and title.
The 30-year-old boxer comes with a 72-inch reach. He played a total of 25 fights in his professional career. He won 22 of these fights, 18 of which were by knockout. His first 21 fights as a professional boxer were all victories and most of these are by knockout in the very first round.
- Total Fights: 25
- Wins: 22
- Losses: 3
- Wins by Knockout: 18
- Wins by Decision: 4
- Losses by Knockout: 3