Christopher Vélez

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Christopher Vélez is an American-born Puerto Rican professional boxer and athlete. Christopher Vélez signed with Top Rank in the year 2015.

Early Life

Christopher Vélez was born on October 31, 1994. His full name is Christopher Díaz Vélez. Presently, he is 27 years old and his sun sign is Scorpio.

He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, and was taken to live in the Barranquitas Municipality in Puerto Rico when he was only one month old.

Moreover, his mother is a nurse. He is the second of 3 brothers. Christopher started boxing at the age of 8 for hobby and entertainment. Further, his father passed away 14 years ago. His father worked in construction.

And, during his youth, he was a boxer and accumulated 85 amateur fights. Likewise, his father was nicknamed “Smurf” and after he expired, in his honor, Christopher assumed the same nickname as his own.

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Caption: Christopher Vélez’s hugging picture with his mom. Source: Instagram

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Christopher grew up and had his home in Barranquitas, Puerto Rico, until on September 20, 2017. Therefore, Hurricane Maria hit the island causing much damage in its path.

By then, he was training New Jersey for his fight against Bryant Cruz, and when the strong storm passed, his relatives informed him that about 95 percent of everything they owned had been lost and their houses destroyed.

Then, he took his family to New Jersey for protection. And, then moved them to Orlando, Florida.

On July 28, he had the opportunity to inscribe his name on a long list of Puerto Rican world champions. In addition, he has a date with history where he can continue to leave all of Puerto Rico on high.

Once and for all change the course of his history in the sport, to reaffirm that he would stop being that prospect of the year of 2016 to become the maximum Puerto Rican exponent in the world of current boxing, and be called the present of Puerto Rican boxing.

Body Measurements

Christopher is 5 feet 6 inches or 168 cm tall. Similarly, he has a well-maintained body weight but he has not mentioned his weight publicly.

This boxer has a pair of dark brown eyes and his hair color is dark brown as well. Besides, his further details regarding his body stats are unknown.

Christopher Vélez – Net worth 2023

This personality surely earns a handful amount of money through his profession. But, his net worth is not publicly disclosed.

Career

Christopher was challenged for the WBO junior lightweight title in the year 2018. At the regional level, he held the WBO-NABO junior lightweight title from the year 2017 to 2018.

This boxer signed with Top Rank in 2015. And, on December 26, 2016, he was named Prospect Of The Year by ESPN Deportes.

He has a professional career of over four years and made his debut in the year 2013. Since then he has been very active in the ring with six fights in the year 2014, another six in the year 2015, then 5 in 2016. And, for the year 2017, he made 3 fights.

In addition in 2015, he signed a contract with the promoter Top Rank and in the year 2016, he was named Prospect of the year by ESPN Deportes. Moreover, on April 24, 2021, this boxer is set to fight Emanuel Navarrete for the WBO featherweight title.

Christopher Díaz Vélez

Caption: Christopher Vélez holding belt. Source: Top Rank

Personal Life

This boxer is married to Zuleima Soto Núñez. On November 12, 2018, he announced his wedding to Nunez with a boomerang picture on his Instagram account.

Together, they have three daughters. They welcome their first daughter Zulierys Zoe on 22nd January 2016. And, the two welcomed their twins on July 31, 2018. This personality might be living a happy life along with his wife and kids.

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Caption: Christopher Vélez’s picture with his wife and kids. Source: Instagram

Christopher Vélez – Social Media

His Facebook page has earned over 17K followers. He has gained over 819 followers on his ‘@RealPitufoDiaz’ Twitter account. Similarly, he has amassed more than 32.3K followers on his ‘@realpitufodiaz’ Instagram account.