Ernesto Espana boxer

Ernesto Espana boxer
bouts
44
won
36
lost
8
draw
0
Status
inactive
Division
lightweight
Debut
1975-03-17
Height
5′ 11″/180cm
Reach
72″/183cm
Age
-
Born
1954-11-07
Death
-
Nationality
Venezuela

España became a professional boxer in 1975 and won all of his bouts except one when he fought Claude Noel on June 16, 1979, for the vacant WBA lightweight title that had been given up by Roberto Durán. España knocked out Noel in the thirteenth round to win the title. He defended it once, knocking out Johnny Lira, before losing the title to Hilmer Kenty by knockout in March 1980. In a rematch in September, Kenty knocked España out again.In 1981, he beat future champion Arturo Frias. When Frias won the WBA lightweight title, España challenged him but Frias avenged his only loss and won a technical decision over España in 1982.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1988-08-29 Michael Benjamin WWWWWW National Park, Georgetown LOST
Unanimous decision
1987-03-13 Lester Ellis WWLWWW Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne LOST
Unanimous decision
1985-06-01 Junel Rodriguez LLWWW Caracas WIN
Points
1985-01-19 Rafael Williams WWWLLW Arena Panama Al Brown, Colon City LOST
Majority decision
1982-07-24 Ray Mancini WWLWWW Mollenkopf Stadium, Warren LOST
Technical knockout
1982-01-30 Arturo Frias WWLWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOST
1981-11-17 Eduardo Iriarte WWWLWW Caracas WIN
Points
1981-10-26 Jose Rosas debut Caracas WIN
Technical knockout
1981-08-24 Alvin Fowler LDWWWL Caracas WIN
Technical knockout
1981-07-20 Jong Kil Chung LLLL Caracas WIN
Technical knockout
1981-05-30 Arturo Frias WWWWWW Caracas WIN
Majority decision
1981-05-09 Jose Ortiz LLLLLL Caracas WIN
KO
1981-04-13 Ki-Hoon Kwak WL Caracas WIN
KO
1981-02-21 Eduardo Iriarte WLLWWW El Poliedro, Caracas WIN
Points
1980-09-20 Hilmer Kenty WWWWWW Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan LOST
Technical knockout
1980-03-02 Hilmer Kenty WWWWWW Joe Louis Arena, Detroit LOST
Technical knockout
1979-08-04 Johnny Lira DWWWWW Conrad Hilton Hotel, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
1979-06-16 Claude Noel WWWWWW Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan WIN
KO
1979-03-25 Eddie Bracetty WLLLLW Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan WIN
Technical knockout
1979-02-19 Fernando Jimenez WWLWWL San Juan WIN
Technical knockout
1978-10-28 Johnny Barr WLLLWW Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan WIN
KO
1978-09-09 Bienvenido Quinto L Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan WIN
Technical knockout
1978-08-12 Tony Arias LLW Maestranza Cesar Giron, Maracay WIN
KO
1978-07-08 Teodoro Osuna WWLDLW San Juan WIN
KO
1978-04-22 Gerardo Aceves WWWWWW Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan WIN
KO
1977-08-27 Angel Rosas WLLWWW Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan WIN
Technical knockout
1977-07-03 Salvador Torres LWWWLL Caracas WIN
KO
1977-05-15 Milton Mendez LWLLLL Nuevo Circo, Caracas WIN
KO
1977-01-30 Isaac Marin LWWWLW Caracas WIN
Technical knockout
1976-11-14 Ricardo Arredondo WWLLWL Caracas WIN
Points
1976-10-16 Andres Fernandez LLDWWW Caracas WIN
KO
1976-08-29 Rolando Martinez LWDWL Caracas WIN
KO
1976-08-22 Clemente Mucino LLLLLL Caracas WIN
KO
1976-07-11 Julio Pena WWLDLW Caracas WIN
Technical knockout
1976-06-13 Juan Sarmiento WLLWW Caracas WIN
Technical knockout
1976-03-06 Luis Beltran Rodriguez W Caracas WIN
Points
1976-02-28 Danton Morillo debut Caracas WIN
KO
1976-02-18 Cesar Chavez DWLL Maturin WIN
KO
1975-11-17 Ruben Arias debut Santo Domingo WIN
KO
1975-10-04 Luis Romero debut Caracas WIN
Technical knockout
1975-08-25 Luis Beltran Rodriguez debut Caracas LOST
Points
1975-08-08 Freddy Briceno debut Caracas WIN
Technical knockout
1975-07-14 Jose Figuerero debut Caracas WIN
Points
1975-03-17 Hernan Rodriguez debut Caracas WIN
Technical knockout