Feliciano hopes second dream comes true on ProBox TV

Luis Feliciano has already achieved one dream, and now hopes for his second dream to come true in 2024.

The junior welterweight takes on fellow unbeaten fighter Mykquan Williams on ProBox TV, Wednesday, January 17, live from the ProBox Events Center in Plant City, Florida. 

Feliciano is a graduate of the esteemed U.S. institution, Marquette. Fellow Marquette alum are actor Chris Farley, NBA coach Doc Rivers, and NBA star Dwyane Wade. Though boxing always had his heart, his investment in his future mattered to him. Feliciano is the rare college graduate in a world of fighters who are risking their future on their talents. 

“My college degree meant a lot to me, not just to me, but to my family,” said Feliciano.

“I am a first-generation college student. My parents obviously didn’t have the opportunity to go to college, and moving from Puerto Rico. That is one of the reasons they came to the United States, to have the best resources possible for their children… I managed to go to a great school, Marquette. I got my degree in criminology and law studies…it is safe to say I have my plan b.”

Yet, Feliciano has been inactive. The 31-year-old hadn’t fought between 2019 to 2022. He left his former promoter, and now has a new trainer and home. Feliciano moved from Southern California to train in Las Vegas, Nevada with Ismael Salas. Feliciano recalls the decision. 

“I wanted a fresh start,” said Feliciano. “I talked to one of my good friends we actually grew up together, Luis Arias, who also trains with Ismael Salas.

"We are both from Milwaukee, both came up in the same gym, the UCC in Milwaukee. I asked him about how Salas was as a trainer. He obviously said he loves it, and had nothing, but great things to say about Salas.

"Of course, my manager had Franciso Vargas trained with Salas for the last couple fights of his career. So, basically I said ‘okay, I am with it’, and finally got the chance to train with Salas. I loved the gym, I loved the atmosphere."

Feliciano accomplished his first goal, graduating college. Now his second goal is showing the world the talent he believes he has in the ring. ProBox TV has given him the platform to perform. Feliciano is eager to become the breakout fighter of 2024. 

“For me, especially with what I have been dealing with for the past two-to-three years, [with] inactivity, bad breaks, whatever you want to call it. I am just looking for that one big opportunity, because I know I am a great fighter. I just need to prove myself, and ProBox TV is giving me the chance to do that.”