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Angel Espada boxer

Angel Espada image
Status inactive
Division welterweight
Height 5′ 9″/175cm
Debut 1966-08-20
Born 1948-02-02
Nationality Puerto Rico
bouts
59
won
44
lost
11
draw
4
bouts
59
won
44
lost
11
draw
4
Status inactive
Division welterweight
Height 5′ 9″/175cm
Debut 1966-08-20
Born 1948-02-02
Nationality Puerto Rico

Espada began his professional boxing career on March 11, 1967, with a defeat at the hands of future Antonio Cervantes world title challenger Josue Marquez, on a six-round decision, at San Juan. His next two fights were declared draws (ties). Both were against Luis Vinales.After another defeat and a draw (both against Chris Fernandez), Espada got his first win. On April 1, 1968, he knocked out Linfer Contreras in the first round in San Juan. After one more win, he fought outside Puerto Rico for the first time, losing on points after six rounds to future Roberto Durán world title challenger Jimmy Robertson, on September 27, 1969, at Los Angeles, California.

Espada began his professional boxing career on March 11, 1967, with a defeat at the hands of future Antonio Cervantes world title challenger Josue Marquez, on a six-round decision, at San Juan. His next two fights were declared draws (ties). Both were against Luis Vinales.After another defeat and a draw (both against Chris Fernandez), Espada got his first win. On April 1, 1968, he knocked out Linfer Contreras in the first round in San Juan. After one more win, he fought outside Puerto Rico for the first time, losing on points after six rounds to future Roberto Durán world title challenger Jimmy Robertson, on September 27, 1969, at Los Angeles, California.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Dec. 10, 1981 Julio Alfonso LLLLLL Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan WIN
KO
March 2, 1980 Thomas Hearns WWWWWW Joe Louis Arena, Detroit vacant USBA Welterweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Dec. 8, 1979 Pipino Cuevas WWWWWW Sports Arena, Los Angeles World Boxing Association World Welterweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
June 16, 1979 Fitzroy Edward Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan World Boxing Association World Welterweight

WIN
KO
Feb. 18, 1979 Sam Hailstock DWWLWW Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan World Boxing Association World Welterweight

WIN
KO
Oct. 28, 1978 Kevin Moefield LWLDLL Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan World Boxing Association World Welterweight

WIN
KO
Sept. 9, 1978 Nikita Tar Hocker LLLLLL Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan World Boxing Association World Welterweight

WIN
KO
Nov. 19, 1977 Pipino Cuevas WLWWWW Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan World Boxing Association World Welterweight

LOSS
Corner retirement
Aug. 27, 1977 Ray Hammond WWWWWW Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan World Boxing Association World Welterweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
May 21, 1977 John Morgan WLLLL Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan World Boxing Association World Welterweight

WIN
KO
Sept. 10, 1976 Augustin Estrada WLLLWL Estadio Juan Ramon Loubriel, Bayamon World Boxing Association World Welterweight

WIN
KO
July 17, 1976 Pipino Cuevas WWWWWL Plaza de Toros Calafia, Mexicali World Boxing Association World Welterweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
April 27, 1976 Alfonso Hayman WWWLLL Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan World Boxing Association World Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 11, 1975 Johnny Gant WLWWWD Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan World Boxing Association World Welterweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
June 28, 1975 Clyde Gray WWWWWW Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan vacant World Boxing Association World Welterweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
April 12, 1975 Luis Acosta W San Juan vacant World Boxing Association World Welterweight

WIN
Points
March 15, 1975 Luis Acosta El Poliedro, Caracas vacant World Boxing Association World Welterweight

LOSS
Points
Nov. 15, 1974 Hector Rivas San Juan vacant World Boxing Association World Welterweight

WIN
KO
July 29, 1974 Armando Muniz WWLLWW San Juan vacant World Boxing Association World Welterweight

WIN
Points
May 10, 1974 Dave Oropeza WWWWLW Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan WIN
KO
April 15, 1974 Alvin Anderson LWLWLW San Juan WIN
KO
Nov. 19, 1973 Mario Saurennann LLLWWD San Juan WIN
Points
Sept. 8, 1973 Prince Jimmy Hamm LLLWLL Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City World Boxing Association Fedelatin Welterweight

WIN
KO
July 14, 1973 Al Cook LLDWLL Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan WIN
Technical knockout
May 29, 1973 Jack Tillman WWWWWW Civic Center, Baltimore WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 15, 1973 Dario Hidalgo WWWWWW Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan WIN
Points
Jan. 16, 1973 Roscoe Bell LLLLLW Auditorium, Miami Beach WIN
KO
Dec. 12, 1972 Felipe Cariaco L San Juan WIN
KO
Oct. 24, 1972 Alfonso Aguirre LLLWDL Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio WIN
Technical knockout
June 12, 1972 Dario Hidalgo LWLWWW Felt Forum, New York LOSS
Split-decision
Oct. 19, 1971 Eddie Perkins WWWWW Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan LOSS
Unanimous decision
Aug. 28, 1971 Manuel Gonzalez WWLLLW San Juan WIN
Points
July 10, 1971 Dino Del Cid LLLLDD San Juan WIN
KO
April 12, 1971 Edmundo Leite DWLLLW Felt Forum, New York WIN
Majority decision
Nov. 7, 1970 Matt Donovan WWDWLW Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan LOSS
Majority decision
Oct. 10, 1970 Jose Gabino LWWLLL San Juan WIN
KO
Aug. 5, 1970 Julio Cruz San Juan WIN
KO
May 10, 1970 Frankie Lewis L Ponce WIN
KO
March 28, 1970 Juan Ramos LLLLLL Ponce WIN
KO
March 21, 1970 Raul Rodriguez WWWWLW Mexico City WIN
KO
Feb. 27, 1970 Frankie Lewis San Juan WIN
Points
Feb. 7, 1970 Frank Steele LLLLLW San Juan WIN
Points
Dec. 12, 1969 Fate Davis WWLWLW San Juan WIN
Points
Nov. 2, 1969 Jerry Graci WLWLLL San Juan WIN
Points
Nov. 1, 1969 Roland Pryor WWWWWW San Juan WIN
Points
Sept. 27, 1969 Claude Soumel W San Juan WIN
Points
Aug. 2, 1969 Ingemar Jones San Juan WIN
KO
July 21, 1969 Roscoe Bell LLWWLD San Juan WIN
KO
June 7, 1969 Enrique Paz L Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan WIN
Technical knockout
April 19, 1969 Bobby Joe Hughes LWLWWL San Juan WIN
DQ
Sept. 27, 1968 Jimmy Robertson LWWWWW Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles LOSS
Points
April 15, 1968 Embijao Carrion Country Club Arena, San Juan WIN
KO
April 1, 1968 Linfer Contreras W Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan WIN
KO
Jan. 10, 1968 Chris Fernandez WWWWWL San Juan DRAW
Points
July 10, 1967 Chris Fernandez WWWWWW San Juan LOSS
Points
June 4, 1967 Luis Vinales WLWLDL Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan DRAW
Points
April 8, 1967 Luis Vinales LWWLWL Cancha Pepin Cestero, Bayamon DRAW
Points
Feb. 11, 1967 Josue Marquez WW Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan LOSS
Points
Aug. 20, 1966 Andres Matta W San Juan DRAW
Points