Inducted on November 9, 2000
Diego Rosario was born in Puerto Rico, came to Paterson, N.J., as a newborn, brother of six and two sisters. He started his boxing career at the age of 14. He won five Golden Gloves titles and turned professional in 1980. By 1981, he won the NJ Bantamweight championship after only nine professional fights. He boxed professionally until 1987 with a total of 34 professional bouts. After retiring, he passed his knowledge of the sport on to such as fighters as the Toledo brothers, Scottie DePompe and the Gatti brothers. He also trained Bruce Seldon, who became the WBA Heavyweight Champion in 1995. Frankie Toledo became the WBO
world champion, and David Toledo went on to become the North American Champion. Today, Diego continues to train fighters at Joe Griers Gym for Lou Duva.
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