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Alberto Davila boxer

Alberto Davila image
Status inactive
Division bantamweight
Height 5′ 3″/160cm
Debut 1973-03-01
Born 1954-08-10
Nationality USA
Residence Los Angeles, California, USA
bouts
67
won
56
lost
10
draw
0
bouts
67
won
56
lost
10
draw
0
Status inactive
Division bantamweight
Height 5′ 3″/160cm
Debut 1973-03-01
Born 1954-08-10
Nationality USA
Residence Los Angeles, California, USA

Originally from Texas, and later Pomona, California, Dávila took up boxing at the age of 12, and worked out daily at a boxing gym for six years. He graduated from Pomona Garey High School. In his professional debut, on March 1, 1973, Dávila defeated Carlos Villareal in a four-round bout decided on points. After 13 consecutive victories, he lost for the first time against Cecil Escobido in July 1974 by a split decision. Dávila boxed with many of the best boxers of the bantamweight division during the following years. He beat Lupe Pintor by a 10-round decision in 1976, and lost to Wilfredo Gómez by a knockout in Puerto Rico, the first fight in which he was knocked out. In 1978, Dávila challenged Carlos Zarate for the WBC's world title, losing by a knockout. Later that year, he fought for the World Boxing Association championship against Panama's Jorge Luján. The bout took place in the Louisiana Superdome, and was part of the undercard for a world heavyweight championship fight between Muhammad Ali and Leon Spinks. The 15-round fight ended in a decision victory for Luján. After Pintor beat Zarate for the WBC title, Dávila was given a second chance at that belt in a 1980 rematch with the Mexican world champion, and lost by a 15-round decision. At one point, he retired from boxing for a time, working as a beer delivery man. Dávila was inactive for all of 1981, returning in early 1982 and going seven fights without a loss through April 1983.In March 1983, Pintor suffered a motorcycle accident and was forced into a lengthy absence, leaving the WBC bantamweight crown vacant. The WBC assigned its number one challenger, Dávila, to face its third-ranked fighter, Kiko Bejines, for the title. The fight was held in Los Angeles, and most of it was described by Associated Press sports writer Ken Peters as "uneventful". Bejines held a lead on two of the three judges' scorecards at the end of 11 rounds (the third had the fight even), and Dávila rushed out of his corner and attacked Bejines right away in round 12. With 25 seconds elapsed in the round, a right hand to Bejines' chin struck, followed by a pair of left hands and a right. Bejines fell to the floor and was counted out, giving Dávila the victory and WBC bantamweight championship. Unconscious after the fight, Bejines was airlifted to a nearby hospital and revealed to be in critical condition. He died as a result of his injuries. Dávila stayed at the medical center where Bejines was into the late night hours following the fight, and later said that he was "in mourning with (Bejines') family."

Originally from Texas, and later Pomona, California, Dávila took up boxing at the age of 12, and worked out daily at a boxing gym for six years. He graduated from Pomona Garey High School. In his professional debut, on March 1, 1973, Dávila defeated Carlos Villareal in a four-round bout decided on points. After 13 consecutive victories, he lost for the first time against Cecil Escobido in July 1974 by a split decision. Dávila boxed with many of the best boxers of the bantamweight division during the following years. He beat Lupe Pintor by a 10-round decision in 1976, and lost to Wilfredo Gómez by a knockout in Puerto Rico, the first fight in which he was knocked out. In 1978, Dávila challenged Carlos Zarate for the WBC's world title, losing by a knockout. Later that year, he fought for the World Boxing Association championship against Panama's Jorge Luján. The bout took place in the Louisiana Superdome, and was part of the undercard for a world heavyweight championship fight between Muhammad Ali and Leon Spinks. The 15-round fight ended in a decision victory for Luján. After Pintor beat Zarate for the WBC title, Dávila was given a second chance at that belt in a 1980 rematch with the Mexican world champion, and lost by a 15-round decision. At one point, he retired from boxing for a time, working as a beer delivery man. Dávila was inactive for all of 1981, returning in early 1982 and going seven fights without a loss through April 1983.In March 1983, Pintor suffered a motorcycle accident and was forced into a lengthy absence, leaving the WBC bantamweight crown vacant. The WBC assigned its number one challenger, Dávila, to face its third-ranked fighter, Kiko Bejines, for the title. The fight was held in Los Angeles, and most of it was described by Associated Press sports writer Ken Peters as "uneventful". Bejines held a lead on two of the three judges' scorecards at the end of 11 rounds (the third had the fight even), and Dávila rushed out of his corner and attacked Bejines right away in round 12. With 25 seconds elapsed in the round, a right hand to Bejines' chin struck, followed by a pair of left hands and a right. Bejines fell to the floor and was counted out, giving Dávila the victory and WBC bantamweight championship. Unconscious after the fight, Bejines was airlifted to a nearby hospital and revealed to be in critical condition. He died as a result of his injuries. Dávila stayed at the medical center where Bejines was into the late night hours following the fight, and later said that he was "in mourning with (Bejines') family."

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Aug. 1, 1988 Miguel Lora WWWWWW Great Western Forum, Inglewood World Boxing Council World Bantamweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
April 21, 1988 Gilberto Contreras WWLLWL Great Western Forum, Inglewood vacant NABF Bantamweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 3, 1987 Juan Jose Estrada WWWWWL Forum, Inglewood WIN
TD
June 27, 1987 Frankie Duarte WWWWWL Forum, Inglewood NABF Bantamweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
March 23, 1987 Edel Geronimo DLDWLL Marriott Hotel, Irvine WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 15, 1986 Miguel Lora WWWWWW Estadio Metropolitano, Barranquilla World Boxing Council World Bantamweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
July 3, 1986 Mike Moreno WDWWLW Civic Auditorium, San Jose World Boxing Council World Bantamweight

WIN
Points
May 5, 1986 Francis Childs WLLWWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles World Boxing Council World Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 7, 1985 Eleoncio Mercedes WWLLLL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 13, 1985 Gabriel Cortes Pomona WIN
KO
May 26, 1984 Enrique Sanchez WWWWWW Miami Beach World Boxing Council World Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 17, 1983 Julio Rodriguez LLWWWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles World Boxing Council World Bantamweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 1, 1983 Kiko Bejines WWWWWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles interim World Boxing Council World Bantamweight

WIN
KO
April 29, 1983 Artemio Ruiz WWLWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 18, 1982 Alberto Sandoval LWWWWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Points
Sept. 18, 1982 Silvestre Guerrero WLLLLL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
NC
June 3, 1982 Chul Soon Hwang WWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
KO
April 29, 1982 Franco Torregoza WLLLDW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Majority decision
March 5, 1982 Javier Flores LLLLLL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 26, 1982 Enrique Castro WWLLWL Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 19, 1980 Lupe Pintor WWLWDW Caesars Palace, Sports Pavilion, Las Vegas World Boxing Council World Bantamweight

LOSS
Majority decision
Sept. 13, 1980 Terry Pizzaro WLWWWL Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio WIN
KO
July 17, 1980 Miguel Flores LL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
KO
June 21, 1980 Richard Rozelle WWWLLL Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
April 12, 1980 Melvin Johnson LLLWWL Civic Auditorium, Tucson WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 2, 1980 Manuel Ruelas DLLWLW Veteran's Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 14, 1979 Jose Resendez LLLLLL Arena, San Bernardino WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 25, 1979 Jose Resendez LLLLLL Sports Arena, Los Angeles WIN
Unanimous decision
July 12, 1979 Eddie Logan LLWLWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Majority decision
May 31, 1979 Frankie Granados LLLLLL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Unanimous decision
April 12, 1979 Patricio Nunez LLW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 15, 1979 Ricardo Varela LWDLWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 7, 1978 Mario Castro WLWWLL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 15, 1978 Jorge Lujan WLWLWW Superdome, New Orleans World Boxing Association World Bantamweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
June 8, 1978 Manuel Vazquez WLLWWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
May 4, 1978 Ramon de Aguinaga LLLLWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 25, 1978 Carlos Zarate WWWWWW Forum, Inglewood World Boxing Council World Bantamweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Nov. 17, 1977 Rodolfo Martinez WWLLWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 25, 1977 Alberto Cabanig WWLWLW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
July 7, 1977 Manuel Vazquez WWWWWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Unanimous decision
June 9, 1977 Frankie Duarte WWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
April 28, 1977 Carlos Alcibar WWWLLW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 19, 1976 Jose Medina WWWLLL Sports Arena, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 28, 1976 Guadalupe Hernandez WWWWWW Forum, Inglewood WIN
Points
July 19, 1976 Wilfredo Gomez WWWWWW San Juan LOSS
Technical knockout
June 19, 1976 Jose Antonio Rosa WLWWWW Forum, Inglewood WIN
Points
April 28, 1976 Raul Tirado DWWLWD Forum, Inglewood LOSS
Split-decision
Feb. 25, 1976 Lupe Pintor WWWWWW Forum, Inglewood WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 4, 1975 Victor Seco Luna WLWLLW Forum, Inglewood WIN
Unanimous decision
July 5, 1975 Eliseo Cosme LLWWLW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOSS
Unanimous decision
May 21, 1975 Raul Pacheco WWLLWL Silver Slipper, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
April 10, 1975 Jose Del Rio LWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 12, 1974 Bonnie Necessario L Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Unanimous decision
July 25, 1974 Cecil Escobido WWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOSS
Split-decision
June 13, 1974 Tanny Amancio LW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Unanimous decision
May 24, 1974 Rudy Gonzalez Sports Arena, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
March 21, 1974 Mario Rogelio LLWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 31, 1974 Doroteo Cubillas LWWWLL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 13, 1973 Juan Lopez WLDLLL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
KO
Oct. 4, 1973 Juan Lopez LWWLDL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Points
Aug. 23, 1973 Baby Corona WLLLLL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Points
July 5, 1973 Alberto Cabanig WLLLLD Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Points
June 1, 1973 Jose Marquecho LLLWWD Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Points
April 26, 1973 Tomas Huerta LLDLLL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Points
April 6, 1973 Ruben Mosqueda DWLLDW Arena, San Bernardino WIN
KO
March 15, 1973 Tomas Huerta LLLLLD Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Points
March 1, 1973 Carlos Villareal LLWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Points