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Antonio Cervantes boxer

Antonio Cervantes image
Status inactive
Division super lightweight
Height 5′ 9″/175cm
Reach 72″/183cm
Debut 1964-01-31
Born 1945-12-23
Nationality Colombia
Residence San Basilio de Palenque, Colombia
bouts
106
won
91
lost
12
draw
3
bouts
106
won
91
lost
12
draw
3
Status inactive
Division super lightweight
Height 5′ 9″/175cm
Reach 72″/183cm
Debut 1964-01-31
Born 1945-12-23
Nationality Colombia
Residence San Basilio de Palenque, 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.

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 Titles Result
Dec. 9, 1983 Danny Sanchez WWLWWW Jai Alai Fronton, Miami LOSS
Unanimous decision
July 30, 1983 Sergio Alvarez WWWWWW Plaza de Toros de Cartagena de Indias, Cartagena World Boxing Council FECARBOX Super Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 26, 1983 Amancio Castro WLLWWL Plaza de Toros de Cartagena de Indias, Cartagena World Boxing Council FECARBOX Super Lightweight

WIN
Points
April 2, 1982 Jerome Artis WWWWLW Cartagena World Boxing Council FECARBOX Super Lightweight

WIN
Points
Dec. 4, 1981 Lennox Blackmoore WWWWWL Bogota World Boxing Council FECARBOX Super Lightweight

WIN
KO
Aug. 2, 1980 Aaron Pryor WWWWWW Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati World Boxing Association World Super Lightweight

LOSS
KO
March 29, 1980 Miguel Montilla LWWWWW Plaza de Toros de Cartagena de Indias, Cartagena World Boxing Association World Super Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 25, 1979 Kwang Min Kim WWDWWW Changchung Gymnasium, Seoul World Boxing Association World Super Lightweight

WIN
Split-decision
Jan. 18, 1979 Miguel Montilla WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York World Boxing Association World Super Lightweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 26, 1978 Norman Sekgapane LWWLDW Independence Stadium, Mmabatho World Boxing Association World Super Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
April 28, 1978 Tongta Kiatvayupakdi LWWWWW Provincial Stadium, Udon Thani World Boxing Association World Super Lightweight

WIN
KO
March 18, 1978 Johnny Copeland WDLLLL Plaza de Toros de Cartagena de Indias, Cartagena WIN
KO
Nov. 5, 1977 Adriano Marrero LWLLWW Maestranza Cesar Giron, Maracay World Boxing Association World Super Lightweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
June 25, 1977 Carlos Maria Gimenez WWWWWL Palaza de Toros Monumental, Maracaibo vacant World Boxing Association World Super Lightweight

WIN
Corner retirement
March 19, 1977 Adriano Marrero WWWLWL Maracay vacant World Boxing Association World Super Lightweight

WIN
Points
Nov. 13, 1976 Saoul Mamby LWWDLW Maestranza Cesar Giron, Maracay WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 16, 1976 Ariel Maciel WWWWWW Maestranza Cesar Giron, Maracay WIN
KO
July 17, 1976 Beau Jaynes WLWLLL Maestranza Cesar Giron, Maracay WIN
KO
May 23, 1976 Javier Ayala LWLLLW Maestranza Cesar Giron, Maracay WIN
KO
March 6, 1976 Wilfred Benitez WWWWWW Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan World Boxing Association World Super Lightweight

LOSS
Split-decision
Nov. 15, 1975 Hector Thompson WWWWWW Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City World Boxing Association World Super Lightweight

WIN
Corner retirement
Sept. 20, 1975 Battlehawk Kazama WWWDWD Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas World Boxing Association World Super Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
May 17, 1975 Esteban De Jesus WWLWWW Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City World Boxing Association World Super Lightweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
March 15, 1975 Ray Chavez Guerrero WWLWLL El Poliedro, Caracas WIN
KO
Oct. 26, 1974 Shinichi Kadota WWWWWW Nihon University Auditorium World Boxing Association World Super Lightweight

WIN
KO
July 28, 1974 Victor Ortiz WLLWWW Plaza de Toros de Cartagena de Indias, Cartagena World Boxing Association World Super Lightweight

WIN
KO
June 8, 1974 Pedro Adigue Jr WLLWLW Maestranza Cesar Giron, Maracay World Boxing Association World Super Lightweight

WIN
KO
March 2, 1974 Chang-Kil Lee WWLWWW Plaza de Toros de Cartagena de Indias, Cartagena World Boxing Association World Super Lightweight

WIN
KO
Dec. 5, 1973 Lion Furuyama WWWWWW Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City World Boxing Association World Super Lightweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 8, 1973 Carlos Maria Gimenez WWWWWW Coliseo El Campin, Bogota World Boxing Association World Super Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
July 20, 1973 Ray Mercado WWLWLL Coliseo Humberto Perea, Barranquilla WIN
Technical knockout
May 19, 1973 Alfonso Frazer WWWWLW Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City World Boxing Association World Super Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
April 28, 1973 Benny Huertas LWDLLL Coliseo El Pueblo, Cali WIN
KO
March 17, 1973 Nicolino Locche WLWWWW Maestranza Cesar Giron, Maracay World Boxing Association World Super Lightweight

WIN
Corner retirement
Feb. 15, 1973 Josue Marquez LLDWLW Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan World Boxing Association World Super Lightweight

WIN
Split-decision
Oct. 28, 1972 Alfonso Frazer WWWWWW Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City World Boxing Association World Super Lightweight

WIN
KO
Aug. 19, 1972 Lupe Ramirez LLLLWW Maestranza Cesar Giron, Maracay World Boxing Association World Super Lightweight

WIN
Points
April 26, 1972 Frank Medina LLL Coliseo Humberto Perea, Barranquilla World Boxing Association World Super Lightweight

WIN
KO
March 10, 1972 Jose Escudero LLWLWW Barranquilla World Boxing Association World Super Lightweight

WIN
KO
Dec. 11, 1971 Nicolino Locche WWWWWW Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires World Boxing Association World Super Lightweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Oct. 18, 1971 Julio Viera LLLLLW Caracas World Boxing Association World Super Lightweight

WIN
Points
July 10, 1971 Gerardo Ferrat WWWLWL Valencia World Boxing Association World Super Lightweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
May 28, 1971 Lupe Ramirez LLWWLL Caracas World Boxing Association World Super Lightweight

WIN
Points
Feb. 18, 1971 Enrique Jana WWDWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 17, 1970 Rodolfo Gonzalez WWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 6, 1970 Jorge Rodriguez WL Civic Auditorium, San Jose WIN
KO
March 12, 1970 Diego Tovar WL Caracas WIN
KO
Feb. 20, 1970 Pedro Chirinos WLWDLL Caracas WIN
Points
Nov. 10, 1969 Antonio Gomez WWWWWW Nuevo Circo, Caracas LOSS
Points
Sept. 29, 1969 Orlando Rivas WLDLWL Nuevo Circo, Caracas WIN
KO
Aug. 15, 1969 Francisco Bolivar WLLLLL Nuevo Circo, Caracas LOSS
Points
June 4, 1969 Milton Mendez WDLLDW Teatro Circo, Cartagena WIN
Points
May 15, 1969 Jose Torres LLLL Cartagena WIN
KO
April 15, 1969 Frank Leroy WLLLW Caracas WIN
KO
Feb. 9, 1969 Jesus Gonzalez WWWLLL Estadio 11 de Noviembre, Cartagena WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 20, 1968 Cruz Marcano WWWWWW Nuevo Circo, Caracas LOSS
KO
Dec. 14, 1968 Orlando Rivas WLD Palacio de Deportes, Caracas WIN
Points
Nov. 28, 1968 Nestor Rojas WWDWLL El Poliedro, Caracas WIN
Points
Nov. 25, 1968 Orlando Ruiz WLLLWW Nuevo Circo, Caracas WIN
KO
Oct. 7, 1968 Juan Martinez L Cartagena WIN
KO
Aug. 31, 1968 Jose Godoy WLLWW Canal 7 TV Studio, Bogota WIN
Points
Aug. 29, 1968 Cipriano Zuluaga LLWWLL Cartagena Colombian Featherweight

WIN
Points
June 14, 1968 Cipriano Zuluaga WLLLWW Cartagena Colombian Featherweight

WIN
Points
March 3, 1968 Milton Mendez LWLLWD Cartagena Colombian Featherweight

WIN
Points
Jan. 21, 1968 Heliodoro Pitalua LWLWLL Estadio 11 de Noviembre, Cartagena Colombian Featherweight

WIN
Points
Dec. 21, 1967 Victor Cano LLLWWD Cartagena Colombian Featherweight

WIN
KO
Dec. 7, 1967 Milton Mendez LLWLLW Bogota Colombian Featherweight

DRAW
Points
Nov. 21, 1967 Heliodoro Pitalua LLWLWL Cartagena Colombian Featherweight

WIN
Points
Nov. 16, 1967 Reynaldo Lopez LDLLLD Cartagena Colombian Featherweight

WIN
Points
Oct. 15, 1967 Reynaldo Lopez LLDLLL Cartagena Colombian Featherweight

DRAW
Points
Sept. 30, 1967 Jesus Gonzalez WL Cartagena Colombian Featherweight

WIN
KO
Aug. 5, 1967 Rafa Rojas WLLWLL Coliseo Humberto Perea, Barranquilla Colombian Featherweight

WIN
KO
July 28, 1967 Rafa Rojas LWLLWL Cartagena Colombian Featherweight

WIN
KO
July 14, 1967 Nestor Rojas LLWWWD Caracas Colombian Featherweight

LOSS
Points
June 14, 1967 Antonio Yi DWLLLL Cartagena Colombian Featherweight

WIN
Points
June 3, 1967 Reynaldo Lopez WLLLLD San Andres Colombian Featherweight

WIN
Points
May 30, 1967 Jose Godoy LLLWL Cartagena Colombian Featherweight

WIN
Points
May 20, 1967 Heliodoro Pitalua LLLWLW San Andres Colombian Featherweight

WIN
Points
April 2, 1967 Heliodoro Pitalua LLLLWL Estadio 11 de Noviembre, Cartagena Colombian Featherweight

LOSS
Points
March 1, 1967 Antonio Yi DDWLLL Cartagena Colombian Featherweight

WIN
Points
Feb. 8, 1967 Jose Godoy LLLLW Cartagena Colombian Featherweight

WIN
Points
Feb. 3, 1967 Victor Cano WWWLLL Plaza de Toros Santamaria, Bogota Colombian Featherweight

LOSS
Points
Nov. 16, 1966 Antonio Yi LDDWLL Barranquilla Colombian Featherweight

WIN
KO
Nov. 6, 1966 Cipriano Zuluaga WWWLLW Estadio 18 de Junio, Monteria LOSS
Points
Oct. 1, 1966 Jose Godoy LLWLLL Cartagena WIN
Points
Sept. 23, 1966 Cipriano Zuluaga LWWWLL Estadio 18 de Junio, Monteria LOSS
Points
Aug. 20, 1966 Heliodoro Pitalua WWWLLL Cartagena WIN
KO
July 29, 1966 Reynaldo Lopez LWLLLL Cartagena DRAW
Points
June 24, 1966 Jose Zuniga Cartagena WIN
Points
June 21, 1966 Rafael Donado L Cartagena WIN
Points
May 24, 1966 Jose Godoy LLLWLL Calamar WIN
Points
May 10, 1966 Jesus Cardenas LL Turbaco WIN
KO
April 29, 1966 Jose Godoy LLLWL Cartagena WIN
Points
March 28, 1966 Heliodoro Pitalua WWWWWW Cartagena WIN
Points
March 19, 1966 Antonio Yi LDDWL Cartagena WIN
Points
Feb. 27, 1966 Rodolfo Marquez LLLL Barranquilla WIN
KO
Feb. 2, 1966 Rodolfo Marquez LLL Cartagena WIN
Points
Jan. 19, 1966 Rafael Donado Estadio 11 de Noviembre, Cartagena WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 7, 1966 Oscar Gonzalez WLL Cartagena WIN
Points
Oct. 2, 1965 Antonio Yi LDDW Coliseo Humberto Perea, Barranquilla WIN
Points
June 20, 1964 Felix Salgado Barranquilla WIN
Points
May 5, 1964 Oscar Gonzalez W Medellin WIN
Points
April 21, 1964 Rodolfo Marquez LL Maria La Baja WIN
KO
March 20, 1964 Rodolfo Marquez L Valledupar WIN
Points
Feb. 28, 1964 Rodolfo Marquez Valledupar WIN
Points
Jan. 31, 1964 Juan Martinez Cerete WIN
Points