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Carlos De Leon boxer

Carlos De Leon image
Status inactive
Division cruiserweight
Height 6′ 0″/183cm
Debut 1974-08-03
Born 1959-05-03
Nationality Puerto Rico
Residence Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
bouts
62
won
53
lost
8
draw
1
bouts
62
won
53
lost
8
draw
1
Status inactive
Division cruiserweight
Height 6′ 0″/183cm
Debut 1974-08-03
Born 1959-05-03
Nationality Puerto Rico
Residence Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico

De León, a native of Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, first won a world title when faced with WBC world champion Marvin Camel on November 25, 1980, at the undercard of Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Durán's second fight in New Orleans. De León outpointed Camel over 15 rounds. After he knocked out Camel in 8 in a rematch, countryman Ossie Ocasio won the WBA world title, becoming the second pair of Puerto Ricans to share world titles in the same division at the same time, after Alfredo Escalera and Samuel Serrano had achieved the feat in the 1970s at Jr. Lightweight. De León lost his title in a shocking upset to former Gerry Cooney victim S. T. Gordon by a knockout in round 2 at Cleveland in 1982, and won a comeback fight versus former world Heavyweight champion Leon Spinks by a knockout in round six in 1983. After that, he and Gordon boxed a rematch in Las Vegas, and De León dropped Gordon once in the first round and once in the twelfth, en route to a unanimous decision win in a history-making bout: De León had now become the first boxer to win the world Cruiserweight title twice.He defended his title against Yaqui López by a knockout in four at San Jose, California, and with decisions over Anthony Davis, José María Flores Burlón, and Bashiru Ali. The Davis and Burlon bouts took place in Las Vegas and the fight with Ali was in Oakland, California. De León next lost his title in Las Vegas to Alfonzo Ratliff by a decision. Ratliff was in turn beaten by Bernard Benton, who defended against De León on March 22, 1986, once again in Las Vegas. De León joined the likes of Sugar Ray Robinson and Muhammad Ali in becoming one of the few boxers ever to win one division's World championship at least three times, defeating Benton by decision. He made a couple of defenses in Italy and then in 1988, lost his titles in a unification bout with WBA world champion Evander Holyfield, by TKO in the eighth round, also in Las Vegas. But Holyfield soon left the division to pursue the world Heavyweight championship, and De León was left with an open door to break his own record and win the title for a record fourth time. He went to London, where he beat the WBC's number 2 challenger, Sammy Reeson, by a knockout in the Ninth round, breaking his own record and crowning himself world Cruiserweight champion once again. This time, he held on to the title for two years, until losing it to Massimiliano Duran in Italy by an 11-round disqualification.

De León, a native of Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, first won a world title when faced with WBC world champion Marvin Camel on November 25, 1980, at the undercard of Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Durán's second fight in New Orleans. De León outpointed Camel over 15 rounds. After he knocked out Camel in 8 in a rematch, countryman Ossie Ocasio won the WBA world title, becoming the second pair of Puerto Ricans to share world titles in the same division at the same time, after Alfredo Escalera and Samuel Serrano had achieved the feat in the 1970s at Jr. Lightweight. De León lost his title in a shocking upset to former Gerry Cooney victim S. T. Gordon by a knockout in round 2 at Cleveland in 1982, and won a comeback fight versus former world Heavyweight champion Leon Spinks by a knockout in round six in 1983. After that, he and Gordon boxed a rematch in Las Vegas, and De León dropped Gordon once in the first round and once in the twelfth, en route to a unanimous decision win in a history-making bout: De León had now become the first boxer to win the world Cruiserweight title twice.He defended his title against Yaqui López by a knockout in four at San Jose, California, and with decisions over Anthony Davis, José María Flores Burlón, and Bashiru Ali. The Davis and Burlon bouts took place in Las Vegas and the fight with Ali was in Oakland, California. De León next lost his title in Las Vegas to Alfonzo Ratliff by a decision. Ratliff was in turn beaten by Bernard Benton, who defended against De León on March 22, 1986, once again in Las Vegas. De León joined the likes of Sugar Ray Robinson and Muhammad Ali in becoming one of the few boxers ever to win one division's World championship at least three times, defeating Benton by decision. He made a couple of defenses in Italy and then in 1988, lost his titles in a unification bout with WBA world champion Evander Holyfield, by TKO in the eighth round, also in Las Vegas. But Holyfield soon left the division to pursue the world Heavyweight championship, and De León was left with an open door to break his own record and win the title for a record fourth time. He went to London, where he beat the WBC's number 2 challenger, Sammy Reeson, by a knockout in the Ninth round, breaking his own record and crowning himself world Cruiserweight champion once again. This time, he held on to the title for two years, until losing it to Massimiliano Duran in Italy by an 11-round disqualification.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Nov. 24, 1995 Brian Nielsen WWWWWW Randers Hallen, Randers LOSS
Technical knockout
Aug. 13, 1994 Corrie Sanders WWWWWL Convention Hall, Atlantic City LOSS
Technical knockout
Feb. 17, 1994 Bobby Arthurs WLDWWL Rialto, Joliet WIN
Majority decision
Jan. 14, 1994 Brian Morgan WLLLLL Carmel High School, Mundelein WIN
Points
Nov. 5, 1993 Jordan Keepers LLLLLL Gary WIN
Technical knockout
June 19, 1993 Andre Crowder LLLLLL Palmer Auditorium, Davenport WIN
KO
May 15, 1993 Joey Christjohn WLLLLL Eagles Auditorium, Milwaukee WIN
Points
March 13, 1993 James Wilder LDLWLW Aurora West High School, Aurora WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 22, 1993 Ken Bentley LLLLLL Union Hall, Countryside WIN
Unanimous decision
June 27, 1992 Bruce Johnson LLWLWL Miami WIN
Technical knockout
July 27, 1990 Massimiliano Duran WWWWWW Outdoor Arena, Capo d'Orlando World Boxing Council World Cruiserweight

LOSS
DQ
Jan. 27, 1990 Johnny Nelson WWWWWW City Hall, Sheffield World Boxing Council World Cruiserweight

DRAW
Split-decision
May 17, 1989 Sammy Reeson WLWWWW London Arena, Millwall vacant World Boxing Council World Cruiserweight

WIN
Technical knockout
April 9, 1988 Evander Holyfield WWWWWW Caesars Palace, Sports Pavilion, Las Vegas International Boxing Federation World Cruiserweight

World Boxing Association World Cruiserweight

World Boxing Council World Cruiserweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Jan. 22, 1988 Jose Maria Flores Burlon WWDWWW Convention Center, Atlantic City World Boxing Council World Cruiserweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 1, 1987 Larry Phelps LLLLWL Las Vegas Hilton, Hilton Center, Las Vegas WIN
KO
Feb. 21, 1987 Angelo Rottoli WWWWWW Palasport, Bergamo World Boxing Council World Cruiserweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 10, 1986 Michael Greer WWWWWW Parcheggio S. Alfio, Giardini Naxos World Boxing Council World Cruiserweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 22, 1986 Bernard Benton WWLWLW Riviera Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas World Boxing Council World Cruiserweight

WIN
Majority decision
June 6, 1985 Alfonzo Ratliff WWLWWW Riviera Hotel & Casino, SuperStar Center, Las Vegas World Boxing Council World Cruiserweight

LOSS
Split-decision
Jan. 12, 1985 Dorcy Gaymon WWDLWL Concorde Boxing Arena, Oranjestad WIN
Technical knockout
June 2, 1984 Bash Ali WLWWLW Oakland World Boxing Council World Cruiserweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
March 9, 1984 Anthony Davis WWWWWW Convention Center, Las Vegas World Boxing Council World Cruiserweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 21, 1983 Yaqui Lopez WWWWWW Municipal Stadium, San Jose World Boxing Council World Cruiserweight

WIN
Technical knockout
July 17, 1983 S.T Gordon WWWWWW Dunes Hotel, Las Vegas World Boxing Council World Cruiserweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
March 6, 1983 Leon Spinks DWWLWW Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Corner retirement
Nov. 26, 1982 Ivy Brown WWLLLW Astrodome, Houston WIN
Points
June 27, 1982 S.T Gordon WWWWWW Front Row Theatre, Highland Heights World Boxing Council World Cruiserweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Feb. 24, 1982 Marvin Camel WLWWWW Playboy Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City World Boxing Council World Cruiserweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 12, 1981 Greg Payne LWWLLL Astrodome, Houston WIN
KO
Nov. 25, 1980 Marvin Camel WWWWDW Superdome, New Orleans World Boxing Council World Cruiserweight

WIN
Majority decision
June 28, 1980 Mario Rosa WLLWWL San Juan World Boxing Council World Cruiserweight

WIN
Points
April 25, 1980 Waldemar Paulino WWDWLL Convention Center, Anaheim WIN
KO
Sept. 25, 1979 Christy Elliott LWLWWL Convention Center, Miami Beach WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 25, 1979 Willie McIntyre LWWLLL Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan WIN
Technical knockout
April 8, 1979 Manny Freitas WWWWWL Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 27, 1979 Bonifacio Avila WLLWLL Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 18, 1978 Wendell Joseph WWWWLW Saint Thomas WIN
Points
Sept. 26, 1978 Rennie Pinder LWWLLL Convention Center, Miami Beach WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 8, 1978 Roy Harry WWLLWL Lionel Roberts Stadium, Charlotte Amalie WIN
KO
April 8, 1978 Tyrone Freeman LWLLLL Estadio Juan Ramon Loubriel, Bayamon WIN
Technical knockout
March 25, 1978 Jesse Lara LLLWLL Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 28, 1978 Ray Bryant LLLWLL Estadio Juan Ramon Loubriel, Bayamon WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 8, 1977 Eddie Davis WLWLLW Orlando Sports Stadium, Orlando WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 14, 1977 Battling Douglas LL Lionel Roberts Stadium, Charlotte Amalie WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 10, 1977 Ray Hammond WWWWWL Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan LOSS
Technical knockout
July 29, 1977 Mustapha Ali WWLDWW Saint Thomas WIN
Unanimous decision
June 25, 1977 Eddie Davis LLLLDL Estadio Juan Ramon Loubriel, Bayamon WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 12, 1977 Antonio Colon LL Estadio Juan Ramon Loubriel, Bayamon WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 11, 1976 Carlos Soto L San Juan WIN
Points
Aug. 16, 1976 Azor Agosto WL San Juan WIN
Points
July 19, 1976 Dario De Jesus L San Juan WIN
Points
April 5, 1976 Carlos Soto Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan WIN
Points
Feb. 15, 1976 Roberto Colon Ponce LOSS
Points
Sept. 15, 1975 Larry Adkins WWLWWL Port-of-Spain WIN
Points
July 11, 1975 James Jackson Port-of-Spain WIN
Technical knockout
May 17, 1975 Cubby Jackson LWLLLL Philipsburg WIN
Technical knockout
April 5, 1975 Kid Gavilan L Philipsburg WIN
Technical knockout
March 17, 1975 Tripodi Guadalupe Philipsburg WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 2, 1974 Vernon Laws Saint Croix WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 19, 1974 Jesse Torres L Saint Croix WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 3, 1974 Roy Harris Saint Thomas WIN
Technical knockout