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Edwin Viruet boxer

Edwin Viruet image
Status inactive
Division lightweight
Height 5′ 8″/173cm
Reach 71″/180cm
Debut 1969-04-28
Born 1950-08-20
Nationality Puerto Rico
Residence New York, New York, USA
bouts
40
won
32
lost
6
draw
2
bouts
40
won
32
lost
6
draw
2
Status inactive
Division lightweight
Height 5′ 8″/173cm
Reach 71″/180cm
Debut 1969-04-28
Born 1950-08-20
Nationality Puerto Rico
Residence New York, New York, USA

Viruet made his professional debut in 1969. Among his early opponents were Saoul Mamby, a future world light-welterweight champion, against whom he earned a draw; and Alfredo Escalera, a future world super featherweight champion, against whom he won a decision.In 1975, Viruet was matched with Roberto Durán, the reigning world lightweight champion, in a non-title fight. Viruet lost by a unanimous decision. Two years later he fought Durán again, this time with Durán's world title on the line, and again lost a unanimous decision.

Viruet made his professional debut in 1969. Among his early opponents were Saoul Mamby, a future world light-welterweight champion, against whom he earned a draw; and Alfredo Escalera, a future world super featherweight champion, against whom he won a decision.In 1975, Viruet was matched with Roberto Durán, the reigning world lightweight champion, in a non-title fight. Viruet lost by a unanimous decision. Two years later he fought Durán again, this time with Durán's world title on the line, and again lost a unanimous decision.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
April 16, 1983 Alvin Hayes WWWWWW State Fair Coliseum, Detroit LOSS
KO
May 30, 1982 Edwin Rosario WWWWWW The Aladdin, Las Vegas LOSS
Technical knockout
Feb. 27, 1982 Ernest Bing WWWLLL Ballys Park Place Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
KO
Feb. 5, 1982 Derrick Cuttino LLDLWW Audubon Ballroom, New York WIN
KO
Dec. 15, 1981 Norman Goins WLLLWW Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
KO
Dec. 12, 1980 Jose Hernandez LLWWWL Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento WIN
KO
March 10, 1980 Antonio Cruz WWLWDD San Juan WIN
Points
Oct. 13, 1979 Alfonso Perez LWWWLW San Juan World Boxing Council FECARBOX Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 25, 1979 James Brackett WWLLWL Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan World Boxing Council FECARBOX Lightweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 27, 1978 Esteban De Jesus WWWLWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Split-decision
April 8, 1978 Josue Marquez LWWDWW Estadio Juan Ramon Loubriel, Bayamon WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 17, 1977 Roberto Duran WWWWWW Spectrum, Philadelphia World Boxing Association World Lightweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Feb. 13, 1977 Tommy Rose WWWLWW Halsey Field House, Annapolis WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 2, 1976 Ricardo Raul Camoranesi WWLWLL Utica College Sports Complex, Utica WIN
Unanimous decision
June 26, 1976 Billy Wade WLLLLL Providence WIN
KO
Sept. 30, 1975 Roberto Duran WWWWWW Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale LOSS
Unanimous decision
June 12, 1975 Rogelio Castaneda LDLWWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Split-decision
April 15, 1974 Felix Morales LLWWWL Felt Forum, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
March 8, 1974 Vilomar Fernandez WWWDWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 18, 1973 Sammy Goss WWWWWW Felt Forum, New York LOSS
Majority decision
March 12, 1973 Nestor Rojas LDWDLL Felt Forum, New York WIN
Split-decision
July 21, 1972 Nestor Rojas WDDLDW Singer Bowl, Flushing, Queens DRAW
Points
May 26, 1972 Tommy Grant WWLLWW Sunnyside Garden, Sunnyside, Queens WIN
Technical knockout
April 28, 1972 Guelo Hernandez Sunnyside Garden, Sunnyside, Queens WIN
Corner retirement
April 6, 1972 Taco Guilleromo Sunnyside Garden, Sunnyside, Queens WIN
KO
Dec. 3, 1971 Saoul Mamby WDLWWW Felt Forum, New York DRAW
Points
Sept. 23, 1971 Alfredo Escalera LWWWWW Armory, Paterson WIN
Points
April 15, 1971 Bill Whittenburg LDLLLL Embassy Hall, North Bergen WIN
Points
March 18, 1971 Henry Ocasio LL Embassy Hall, North Bergen WIN
Points
Oct. 8, 1970 Angel Rivera LLLDLL Embassy Hall, North Bergen WIN
Points
Aug. 10, 1970 Kid Lumumba WL Portland WIN
Points
May 28, 1970 Danny Figueroa WWLLWW Embassy Hall, North Bergen WIN
Technical knockout
May 7, 1970 Eddie Rivera LWDWLL Embassy Hall, North Bergen WIN
Technical knockout
April 3, 1970 Carlos Santiago LLWWLL Felt Forum, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 26, 1970 Eddie Rivera WLWDWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Points
Jan. 15, 1970 Roy Williams LLLWLD Embassy Hall, North Bergen WIN
Points
Nov. 28, 1969 Lloyd Wilson LLWWLL Worcester WIN
Points
Nov. 20, 1969 Rafael Marquez Embassy Hall, North Bergen WIN
Technical knockout
May 19, 1969 Otha Tyson DDWWWW Plaza Arena, Secaucus WIN
Points
April 28, 1969 Azael Curet L Plaza Arena, Secaucus WIN
Points