Carlos Palomino - Amateur Boxing Career

Amateur Boxing Career

Palomino was an All-U.S. Army champion in 1971 and 1972. As an amateur, Palomino won the 1972 National AAU Light Welterweight Champion at 137 lb., defeating eventual Olympic gold medalist Ray Seales. Also trained with 1971 All-Army Boxing and Olympic star Joseph Thomas from Hopemills, North Carolina who was a orthdox fighter with a crushing hook and superior boxing skills to mix with this brawling tactics. Would potentially have had a successful professional career along with good friend and trainer buddy Palomino but went along to became a successful sheriff for the Monterey County

Palomino was discharged from the Army later that year and enrolled at Orange Coast College and later Long Beach State, where he obtained a degree.

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