Acelino "Popó" Freitas is a Brazilian politician and professional boxer. In the sport, he is a former WBO and WBA super featherweight champion, as well as a two-time WBO lightweight champion. After retiring from boxing, Freitas went into politics, and was elected as a legislator for the state of Bahia, from 2011 to 2014. His nickname, Popó, was given to him by his mother, after the sound that babies make while drinking milk.
|Born:||September 21, 1975, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil|
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About Acelino Freitas
Former WBO and WBA Super Featherweight Champion, two-time WBO lightweight champion, nicknamed Popo.
He won a silver medal as an amateur at the Pan American Games in 1995 in Mar del Plata.
He became a member of the Brazilian Republican Party and was named Secretary of Sports in Salvador.
He was married to Elena Freitas from 2001 to 2003.
He beat Joel Casamayor to take the WBA Super Featherweight title on Juanary 12, 2002.
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- Brazilian male boxers
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- World Boxing Organization champions
- Super-featherweight boxers
- Pan American Games silver medalists for Brazil
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