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Antonio Rivera boxer

Antonio Rivera image
Status inactive
Age 41
Division featherweight
Debut 1981-02-26
Born 1963-12-05
Death 2005-04-24
Nationality Puerto Rico
Residence Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
bouts
52
won
36
lost
13
draw
3
bouts
52
won
36
lost
13
draw
3
Status inactive
Age 41
Division featherweight
Debut 1981-02-26
Born 1963-12-05
Death 2005-04-24
Nationality Puerto Rico
Residence Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico

José Antonio Rivera began his professional boxing career on February 26, 1981, after a long and successful amateur boxing career, knocking out Humberto Maldonado in the first round at Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico. He posted two more wins in a row, one by knockout, then lost for the first time as a professional, beaten by Herminio Adorno by a decision in five rounds on May 22. Rivera avenged that loss with a first-round knockout of Adorno on July 9, in Trujillo Alto.Rivera won five of his next six bouts before fighting abroad for the first time, losing by a ten-round decision to Enrique Sanchez by a ten-round decision at Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on October 15, 1982. About one year and a half later, Sanchez lost to Alberto Davila for the WBC world Bantamweight title.

José Antonio Rivera began his professional boxing career on February 26, 1981, after a long and successful amateur boxing career, knocking out Humberto Maldonado in the first round at Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico. He posted two more wins in a row, one by knockout, then lost for the first time as a professional, beaten by Herminio Adorno by a decision in five rounds on May 22. Rivera avenged that loss with a first-round knockout of Adorno on July 9, in Trujillo Alto.Rivera won five of his next six bouts before fighting abroad for the first time, losing by a ten-round decision to Enrique Sanchez by a ten-round decision at Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on October 15, 1982. About one year and a half later, Sanchez lost to Alberto Davila for the WBC world Bantamweight title.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Aug. 30, 2002 Johnny Valentin DLLLLL Coliseum Fransisco Deyda, Hatillo WIN
KO
Feb. 27, 1998 Shannan Taylor DWWWWW Beaton Park Basketball Stadium, Wollongong LOSS
KO
Oct. 25, 1997 Sammy Fuentes WWLWLL San Juan DRAW
Points
April 6, 1997 Ken Sigurani WWWWWW Jaffa Mosque Arena, Altoona WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 1, 1996 Diosbelys Hurtado WWWWWW Convention Center, Coconut Grove LOSS
KO
July 22, 1996 Juan Carlos Rodriguez WWDLLW Great Western Forum, Inglewood LOSS
Split-decision
April 13, 1996 Artur Grigorian WWWWWW Sporthalle, Wandsbek vacant World Boxing Organisation World Lightweight

LOSS
KO
Dec. 15, 1995 Gerald Gray WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York vacant World Boxing Organisation World Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 25, 1995 Jose Ferrer WLWLLW Condado vacant World Boxing Organisation World Lightweight

WIN
KO
June 15, 1995 Mark Reels WDWWDL Condado vacant World Boxing Organisation World Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 6, 1995 Fabian Hector Tejeda WWWWWW Great Western Forum, Inglewood WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 22, 1994 Mazasi Kangodi LDLLDL Guspini WIN
Points
Dec. 19, 1993 Francisco Ortiz LLLLLL Quartu Sant'Elena WIN
KO
Sept. 24, 1993 Giovanni Parisi WWWWWW Palasport, Roma World Boxing Organisation World Lightweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
June 22, 1993 Lajos Vidak WLLLLL Ferrara World Boxing Organisation World Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
June 4, 1993 Victor Melendez L Macomer World Boxing Organisation World Lightweight

WIN
Points
Dec. 2, 1992 Eduardo Jaquez LWLLLW Teatro Tenda, Tortoli World Boxing Organisation World Lightweight

DRAW
Points
June 25, 1992 Armando Herrera L Gaggiano World Boxing Organisation World Lightweight

WIN
KO
Dec. 22, 1991 Benito Martinez DWLLLL Decimomannu World Boxing Organisation World Lightweight

WIN
KO
Sept. 14, 1991 Dingaan Thobela WWWWWW Standard Bank Arena, Johannesburg World Boxing Organisation World Lightweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Aug. 10, 1991 Sergio Atilio Martinez LWLDLL Santa Maria Navarrese World Boxing Organisation World Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 23, 1991 Patrick Kamy LWWLLW Cagliari World Boxing Organisation World Lightweight

WIN
KO
Nov. 10, 1990 Giovanni Parisi WWWWWW Monsano World Boxing Organisation World Lightweight

WIN
KO
July 20, 1990 Faical Naifer LLLLLL Simaxis World Boxing Organisation World Lightweight

WIN
Corner retirement
May 19, 1990 Museta Binguina WWWWDW Pirri LOSS
Points
Dec. 9, 1989 Kamel Bou-Ali WWWWWW Teramo vacant World Boxing Organisation World Super Featherweight

LOSS
KO
Oct. 21, 1989 Victor Aponte WLLLWL San Juan vacant World Boxing Organisation World Super Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 27, 1988 Margarito Marquez WWLWLL San Juan vacant World Boxing Organisation World Super Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
July 11, 1988 Tomas Rodriguez LWWDWL San Juan vacant World Boxing Organisation World Super Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 23, 1988 Calvin Grove WWWWWW Palais des Sports, Gamaches International Boxing Federation World Featherweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Aug. 30, 1986 Ki-Young Chung WWWWWW Citizen Hall, Osan International Boxing Federation World Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 5, 1985 Irving Mitchell WWWWLL San Juan World Boxing Council Continental Americas Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
July 12, 1985 Tony Miller WWWWWW Festival Hall, Melbourne World Boxing Council Continental Americas Featherweight

DRAW
Points
Feb. 2, 1985 Alberto Mercado WWLWWW Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 1, 1984 Juan Veloz WDWLWW Carolina Puerto Rican Super Bantamweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
July 26, 1984 Vincent Christian WWWWWW Felt Forum, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 14, 1983 Manuel Santos LLWLDL Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan WIN
Technical knockout
May 7, 1983 Feliciano Perez L Guaynabo WIN
Technical knockout
April 16, 1983 Guillermo Almengot LLLLLL Trujillo Alto WIN
KO
Feb. 12, 1983 Orlando Perez L Canovanas Puerto Rican Super Bantamweight

WIN
Points
Oct. 15, 1982 Enrique Sanchez WWWWWW Santo Domingo Puerto Rican Super Bantamweight

LOSS
Points
July 31, 1982 Elvin Gonzalez LWWWDL San Juan Puerto Rican Super Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
July 17, 1982 Antonio Rodriguez L La Romana Puerto Rican Super Bantamweight

WIN
KO
May 20, 1982 Frankie Granados LLLLLL San Juan Puerto Rican Super Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 9, 1982 Ramon Canales LD San Juan Puerto Rican Super Bantamweight

WIN
KO
Oct. 24, 1981 Ismael Espinosa Trujillo Alto Puerto Rican Super Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 8, 1981 Elvin Gonzalez LLWLWW San Juan Puerto Rican Super Bantamweight

LOSS
Points
July 9, 1981 Herminio Adorno WLWL Trujillo Alto Puerto Rican Super Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
May 22, 1981 Herminio Adorno WL San Juan Puerto Rican Super Bantamweight

LOSS
Points
March 26, 1981 Luis Ramos Bayamon Puerto Rican Super Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 6, 1981 Angel Luis Torres San Juan Puerto Rican Super Bantamweight

WIN
Points
Feb. 26, 1981 Humberto Maldonado Trujillo Alto Puerto Rican Super Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout