Miguel Espino

WBC CABOFE Middleweight Boxing Champion

By Jerry Gonzalez

Miguel Espino


February 16, 1980 - Present Residence: North Hollywood, California
Height: 5'11" Weight: 160

Miguel Espino grew up the eldest son of two and was introduced to boxing at the young age of 12. He managed to compile an amateur career record of 90-
10. There was something different about this young fighter that compared to others his age.

Miguel grew up unlike the majority of kids in America. He was
well aware at the young age of 10 that his mother had a disability.

His mother was diagnosed with an eye disorder that subsequently led to blindness. This unfortunate incident would devastate Miguel both mentally and spiritually.
Miguel was conscious of the fact that boxing could assist his family in their endeavors and ultimately, chose to go pro at the tender age of 20 in order to
care for them.

In 2004 Miguel was privileged to compete in a boxing tournament which was known as the infamous original “Contender” TV series that put boxing back in the spotlight. After a controversial lost to Peter Manfredo in the semifinals Miguel was sent home and continued to pursue his dream of being a champion.
After being sent home Miguel was reunited with trainer John Bray and since has won 10 fights in a row.

Miguel Espino is currently the WBC CABOFE middleweight champion and is ranked #10 by the World Boxing Council. Miguel has always been very involved with the community working with at risk youth and within the last six months has recently initiated the Miguel Espino Foundation which he hopes to get off the ground in the very near future. In recent times while working with manager/trainer John Bray, Miguel has volunteered his time to get kids off the streets and steer them towards boxing
and other positive endeavors by speaking at local schools and holding free boxing clinics.

From an outstanding amateur fighter on the U.S. National team to being the WBC CABOFE
Champion that he is now; life hasn’t always been easy for Miguel.

Miguel has come a long way from the low-income area of North Hollywood where he still lives with his sister and disabled mother.

Miguel is the sole provider and caretaker for his sister and legally blind mother. Through boxing, he hopes to provide his mother with the surgery she needs to regain her vision, put his sister
through college and one day provide his family with the keys to their own home.




Miguel Espino

The Contender Peter Manfredo Jr Vs Miguel Espino

Miguel Espino (white trunks) Bakersfield 09/21/07 Rounds 1-3

Miguel Espino