Rafael Bracero (born approx. 1950) is a famous Puerto Rican sportscaster. Bracero graduated from college with a degree in telecommunications, and then he joined Puerto Ricos Perez Perry Channel 11 to cover sports as their main reporter.
The Perez Perry Network soon went bankrupt and then Bracero found a job as the night sportscaster on WAPA-TV. He performed in that spot for two years and a half. At WAPA TV, their night news edition sportscasters were considered second string to their afternoon news edition sportscasters, so Bracero would, for those two years and a half, perform under the shadow of Luis Rigual, WAPAs afternoon sportscaster. Nevertheless, he joined Rigual to cover boxing fights and other live sporting events, and in sports documentaries. When Rigual passed away tragically in 1983, Bracero became his substitute on the afternoon news cast.
Having become WAPA's top sportscaster, Bracero then took over the transmissions of BSN basketball games (which he shared with Manolo Rivera Morales and Fufi Santori), most of the boxing telecasts, MLB baseball games and football games. In 1988, he assisted wih WAPA's transmission of the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games.
Bracero still performs for WAPA TV as a sportscaster. He has written various books and is also an architect. He has interviewed many sports stars, and he has travelled often to do specials and documentaries for important boxing fights, such as the one he did before the fight between Hector Camacho and Edwin Rosario, and before Rosario's bout with Julio Cesar Chavez