Antonio Cervantes boxer

Antonio Cervantes boxer
bouts
106
won
91
lost
12
draw
3
Status
inactive
Division
super lightweight
Debut
1964-01-31
Height
5′ 9″/175cm
Reach
72″/183cm
Age
-
Born
1945-12-23
Death
-
Nationality
Colombia

In 2002, Cervantes was chosen for the Ring Magazine's list of 80 Best Fighters of the Last 80 Years. Boxrec also ranked him the 50th greatest pound for pound boxer of all time.He met boxing trainer Carmelo Prada, who helped shape his style. Cervantes only had three amateur bouts, winning two and losing one. On January 31, 1964, Cervantes entered the boxing ring as a professional for the first time, beating Juan Martínez by decision in six rounds. His first 32 bouts as a professional were in Colombia, and he won 27, lost 4 and drew one of them. Realizing his pupil needed publicity outside Colombia, Prada then moved with Cervantes to Venezuela, where, on November 25, 1968, he knocked out Orlando Ruiz in the first round for his first fight abroad. He followed that win with a ten rounds decision over Nestor Rojas in the very short time of only three days later.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1983-12-09 Danny Sanchez WWLWWW Jai Alai Fronton, Miami LOST
Unanimous decision
1983-07-30 Sergio Alvarez WWWWWW Plaza de Toros de Cartagena de Indias, Cartagena WIN
Technical knockout
1983-03-26 Amancio Castro WLLWWL Plaza de Toros de Cartagena de Indias, Cartagena WIN
Points
1982-04-02 Jerome Artis WWWWLW Cartagena WIN
Points
1981-12-04 Lennox Blackmoore WWWWWL Bogota WIN
KO
1980-08-02 Aaron Pryor WWWWWW Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati LOST
KO
1980-03-29 Miguel Montilla LWWWWW Plaza de Toros de Cartagena de Indias, Cartagena WIN
Technical knockout
1979-08-25 Kwang Min Kim WWDWWW Changchung Gymnasium, Seoul WIN
Split-decision
1979-01-18 Miguel Montilla WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1978-08-26 Norman Sekgapane LWWLDW Independence Stadium, Mmabatho WIN
Technical knockout
1978-04-28 Tongta Kiatvayupakdi LWWWWW Provincial Stadium, Udon Thani WIN
KO
1978-03-18 Johnny Copeland WDLLLL Plaza de Toros de Cartagena de Indias, Cartagena WIN
KO
1977-11-05 Adriano Marrero LWLLWW Maestranza Cesar Giron, Maracay WIN
Unanimous decision
1977-06-25 Carlos Maria Gimenez WWWWWL Palaza de Toros Monumental, Maracaibo WIN
Corner retirement
1977-03-19 Adriano Marrero WWWLWL Maracay WIN
Points
1976-11-13 Saoul Mamby LWWDLW Maestranza Cesar Giron, Maracay WIN
Unanimous decision
1976-10-16 Ariel Maciel WWWWWW Maestranza Cesar Giron, Maracay WIN
KO
1976-07-17 Beau Jaynes WLWLLL Maestranza Cesar Giron, Maracay WIN
KO
1976-05-23 Javier Ayala LWLLLW Maestranza Cesar Giron, Maracay WIN
KO
1976-03-06 Wilfred Benitez WWWWWW Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan LOST
Split-decision
1975-11-15 Hector Thompson WWWWWW Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City WIN
Corner retirement
1975-09-20 Battlehawk Kazama WWWDWD Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas WIN
Technical knockout
1975-05-17 Esteban De Jesus WWLWWW Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City WIN
Unanimous decision
1975-03-15 Ray Chavez Guerrero WWLWLL El Poliedro, Caracas WIN
KO
1974-10-26 Shinichi Kadota WWWWWW Nihon University Auditorium WIN
KO
1974-07-28 Victor Ortiz WLLWWW Plaza de Toros de Cartagena de Indias, Cartagena WIN
KO
1974-06-08 Pedro Adigue Jr WLLWLW Maestranza Cesar Giron, Maracay WIN
KO
1974-03-02 Chang-Kil Lee WWLWWW Plaza de Toros de Cartagena de Indias, Cartagena WIN
KO
1973-12-05 Lion Furuyama WWWWWW Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City WIN
Unanimous decision
1973-09-08 Carlos Maria Gimenez WWWWWW Coliseo El Campin, Bogota WIN
Technical knockout
1973-07-20 Ray Mercado WWLWLL Coliseo Humberto Perea, Barranquilla WIN
Technical knockout
1973-05-19 Alfonso Frazer WWWWLW Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City WIN
Technical knockout
1973-04-28 Benny Huertas LWDLLL Coliseo El Pueblo, Cali WIN
KO
1973-03-17 Nicolino Locche WLWWWW Maestranza Cesar Giron, Maracay WIN
Corner retirement
1973-02-15 Josue Marquez LLDWLW Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan WIN
Split-decision
1972-10-28 Alfonso Frazer WWWWWW Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City WIN
KO
1972-08-19 Lupe Ramirez LLLLWW Maestranza Cesar Giron, Maracay WIN
Points
1972-04-26 Frank Medina LLL Coliseo Humberto Perea, Barranquilla WIN
KO
1972-03-10 Jose Escudero LLWLWW Barranquilla WIN
KO
1971-12-11 Nicolino Locche WWWWWW Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires LOST
Unanimous decision
1971-10-18 Julio Viera LLLLLW Caracas WIN
Points
1971-07-10 Gerardo Ferrat WWWLWL Valencia WIN
Unanimous decision
1971-05-28 Lupe Ramirez LLWWLL Caracas WIN
Points
1971-02-18 Enrique Jana WWDWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
1970-12-17 Rodolfo Gonzalez WWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
1970-11-06 Jorge Rodriguez WL Civic Auditorium, San Jose WIN
KO
1970-03-12 Diego Tovar WL Caracas WIN
KO
1970-02-20 Pedro Chirinos WLWDLL Caracas WIN
Points
1969-11-10 Antonio Gomez WWWWWW Nuevo Circo, Caracas LOST
Points
1969-09-29 Orlando Rivas WLDLWL Nuevo Circo, Caracas WIN
KO
1969-08-15 Francisco Bolivar WLLLLL Nuevo Circo, Caracas LOST
Points
1969-06-04 Milton Mendez WDLLDW Teatro Circo, Cartagena WIN
Points
1969-05-15 Jose Torres LLLL Cartagena WIN
KO
1969-04-15 Frank Leroy WLLLW Caracas WIN
KO
1969-02-09 Jesus Gonzalez WWWLLL Estadio 11 de Noviembre, Cartagena WIN
Technical knockout
1968-12-20 Cruz Marcano WWWWWW Nuevo Circo, Caracas LOST
KO
1968-12-14 Orlando Rivas WLD Palacio de Deportes, Caracas WIN
Points
1968-11-28 Nestor Rojas WWDWLL El Poliedro, Caracas WIN
Points
1968-11-25 Orlando Ruiz WLLLWW Nuevo Circo, Caracas WIN
KO
1968-10-07 Juan Martinez L Cartagena WIN
KO
1968-08-31 Jose Godoy WLLWW Canal 7 TV Studio, Bogota WIN
Points
1968-08-29 Cipriano Zuluaga LLWWLL Cartagena WIN
Points
1968-06-14 Cipriano Zuluaga WLLLWW Cartagena WIN
Points
1968-03-03 Milton Mendez LWLLWD Cartagena WIN
Points
1968-01-21 Heliodoro Pitalua LWLWLL Estadio 11 de Noviembre, Cartagena WIN
Points
1967-12-21 Victor Cano LLLWWD Cartagena WIN
KO
1967-12-07 Milton Mendez LLWLLW Bogota DRAW
Points
1967-11-21 Heliodoro Pitalua LLWLWL Cartagena WIN
Points
1967-11-16 Reynaldo Lopez LDLLLD Cartagena WIN
Points
1967-10-15 Reynaldo Lopez LLDLLL Cartagena DRAW
Points
1967-09-30 Jesus Gonzalez WL Cartagena WIN
KO
1967-08-05 Rafa Rojas WLLWLL Coliseo Humberto Perea, Barranquilla WIN
KO
1967-07-28 Rafa Rojas LWLLWL Cartagena WIN
KO
1967-07-14 Nestor Rojas LLWWWD Caracas LOST
Points
1967-06-14 Antonio Yi DWLLLL Cartagena WIN
Points
1967-06-03 Reynaldo Lopez WLLLLD San Andres WIN
Points
1967-05-30 Jose Godoy LLLWL Cartagena WIN
Points
1967-05-20 Heliodoro Pitalua LLLWLW San Andres WIN
Points
1967-04-02 Heliodoro Pitalua LLLLWL Estadio 11 de Noviembre, Cartagena LOST
Points
1967-03-01 Antonio Yi DDWLLL Cartagena WIN
Points
1967-02-08 Jose Godoy LLLLW Cartagena WIN
Points
1967-02-03 Victor Cano WWWLLL Plaza de Toros Santamaria, Bogota LOST
Points
1966-11-16 Antonio Yi LDDWLL Barranquilla WIN
KO
1966-11-06 Cipriano Zuluaga WWWLLW Estadio 18 de Junio, Monteria LOST
Points
1966-10-01 Jose Godoy LLWLLL Cartagena WIN
Points
1966-09-23 Cipriano Zuluaga LWWWLL Estadio 18 de Junio, Monteria LOST
Points
1966-08-20 Heliodoro Pitalua WWWLLL Cartagena WIN
KO
1966-07-29 Reynaldo Lopez LWLLLL Cartagena DRAW
Points
1966-06-24 Jose Zuniga Cartagena WIN
Points
1966-06-21 Rafael Donado L Cartagena WIN
Points
1966-05-24 Jose Godoy LLLWLL Calamar WIN
Points
1966-05-10 Jesus Cardenas LL Turbaco WIN
KO
1966-04-29 Jose Godoy LLLWL Cartagena WIN
Points
1966-03-28 Heliodoro Pitalua WWWWWW Cartagena WIN
Points
1966-03-19 Antonio Yi LDDWL Cartagena WIN
Points
1966-02-27 Rodolfo Marquez LLLL Barranquilla WIN
KO
1966-02-02 Rodolfo Marquez LLL Cartagena WIN
Points
1966-01-19 Rafael Donado Estadio 11 de Noviembre, Cartagena WIN
Technical knockout
1966-01-07 Oscar Gonzalez WLL Cartagena WIN
Points
1965-10-02 Antonio Yi LDDW Coliseo Humberto Perea, Barranquilla WIN
Points
1964-06-20 Felix Salgado Barranquilla WIN
Points
1964-05-05 Oscar Gonzalez W Medellin WIN
Points
1964-04-21 Rodolfo Marquez LL Maria La Baja WIN
KO
1964-03-20 Rodolfo Marquez L Valledupar WIN
Points
1964-02-28 Rodolfo Marquez Valledupar WIN
Points
1964-01-31 Juan Martinez Cerete WIN
Points