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Ernesto Marcel boxer

Ernesto Marcel image
Status inactive
Division featherweight
Height 5′ 6″/168cm
Reach 68″/173cm
Debut 1966-04-17
Born 1948-05-23
Nationality Panama
Residence Panama City, Panama
bouts
46
won
40
lost
4
draw
2
bouts
46
won
40
lost
4
draw
2
Status inactive
Division featherweight
Height 5′ 6″/168cm
Reach 68″/173cm
Debut 1966-04-17
Born 1948-05-23
Nationality Panama
Residence Panama City, Panama

Making his professional debut as a teenager in 1966, Marcel built up a record of 31-3-1, which included a second round knockout of Bernardo Caraballo, who had previously fought Fighting Harada and Éder Jofre for world titles, and a tenth round TKO loss to a young Roberto Durán, the only stoppage defeat of Marcel's career.On 11 November 1971, Marcel faced WBC featherweight champion Kuniaki Shibata in Matsuyama, Japan, but the fight was scored a draw, meaning Shibata retained his title. Less than a year later, Marcel defeated Antonio Gomez for the WBA featherweight title, and made three successful defences of the crown. He made his fourth and final defence against Alexis Argüello on 16 February 1974, winning a unanimous decision after 15 rounds. With a record of 40-4-2, Marcel announced his retirement from boxing after the fight, making him one of only a handful of boxers to retire as reigning world champion.

Making his professional debut as a teenager in 1966, Marcel built up a record of 31-3-1, which included a second round knockout of Bernardo Caraballo, who had previously fought Fighting Harada and Éder Jofre for world titles, and a tenth round TKO loss to a young Roberto Durán, the only stoppage defeat of Marcel's career.On 11 November 1971, Marcel faced WBC featherweight champion Kuniaki Shibata in Matsuyama, Japan, but the fight was scored a draw, meaning Shibata retained his title. Less than a year later, Marcel defeated Antonio Gomez for the WBA featherweight title, and made three successful defences of the crown. He made his fourth and final defence against Alexis Argüello on 16 February 1974, winning a unanimous decision after 15 rounds. With a record of 40-4-2, Marcel announced his retirement from boxing after the fight, making him one of only a handful of boxers to retire as reigning world champion.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Feb. 16, 1974 Alexis Arguello WWWWWW Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City World Boxing Association World Featherweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 5, 1973 Samuel Serrano WWWWWW Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City World Boxing Association World Featherweight

WIN
Split-decision
Sept. 8, 1973 Spider Nemoto WLWLWW Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City World Boxing Association World Featherweight

WIN
KO
July 14, 1973 Antonio Gomez WLWWLD Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City World Boxing Association World Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
May 19, 1973 Ramiro Bolanos WWWWWW Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City WIN
Unanimous decision
March 17, 1973 Leonel Hernandez WWWWLW Maestranza Cesar Giron, Maracay LOSS
Unanimous decision
Dec. 2, 1972 Enrique Garcia LLLWLW Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City World Boxing Association World Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 19, 1972 Antonio Gomez WWWLWW Maestranza Cesar Giron, Maracay World Boxing Association World Featherweight

WIN
Majority decision
June 10, 1972 Jose Luis Lopez WWDWLW Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City WIN
KO
Feb. 5, 1972 Jose Smecca WDDWL Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City WIN
KO
Nov. 11, 1971 Kuniaki Shibata DWWWWW Ehime Rugby Stadium, Matsuyama World Boxing Council World Featherweight

DRAW
Split-decision
Oct. 2, 1971 Manuel Roque Arena de Colon, Colon City WIN
KO
Aug. 14, 1971 Jose Arranz WWWWLL Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City WIN
Technical knockout
May 4, 1971 Alfredo Marcano LLWLWW Nuevo Circo, Caracas WIN
Points
Jan. 23, 1971 Angel Macias WLWWWW Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City WIN
KO
Nov. 21, 1970 Wilson Yambo LLWLWD Arena de Colon, Colon City WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 31, 1970 Alfredo Marcano WLWLLW Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City WIN
Points
Aug. 1, 1970 Miguel Riasco WWWLWW Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City Panamanian Featherweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
May 16, 1970 Roberto Duran WWWWWW Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City LOSS
Technical knockout
March 20, 1970 Chano Herrera WLWWWW Acapulco WIN
KO
March 7, 1970 Aurelio Muniz LWWWLL Monterrey WIN
Points
Dec. 13, 1969 Miguel Riasco DWWWWW Arena de Colon, Colon City WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 4, 1969 Freddie Rengifo WLLWLL Arena de Colon, Colon City WIN
KO
Aug. 23, 1969 Bernardo Caraballo WLWWWW Arena de Colon, Colon City WIN
KO
July 19, 1969 Julio Davis WLLDLD Arena de Colon, Colon City WIN
KO
June 14, 1969 Jose Gonzalez WWWDWL Arena de Colon, Colon City WIN
Technical knockout
June 1, 1969 Eugenio Hurtado LWWDLL Gimnasio Neco de la Guardia, Panama City WIN
Unanimous decision
April 26, 1969 Eugenio Hurtado DLWWDL Arena de Colon, Colon City Panamanian Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 22, 1969 Heliodoro Pitalua LWLWWL Arena de Colon, Colon City WIN
KO
Feb. 28, 1969 Juvencio Guerrero Arena de Colon, Colon City WIN
KO
Dec. 22, 1968 Cammy Beto LLWWWL Arena de Colon, Colon City WIN
Split-decision
Nov. 16, 1968 Senen Rios LLLLWW Arena de Colon, Colon City WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 17, 1968 Frank Leroy WLL Caracas WIN
Points
June 30, 1968 Agustin Cedeno LLWLWL Gimnasio Neco de la Guardia, Panama City LOSS
Points
Feb. 23, 1968 Encarnacion Guerrero DDWWLL Arena de Colon, Colon City WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 20, 1968 Mario Molo LDLLWW Arena de Colon, Colon City WIN
Unanimous decision
July 2, 1967 Miguel Riasco WWWWWW Arena de Colon, Colon City LOSS
Unanimous decision
May 20, 1967 Agustin Cedeno DWLLWL Arena de Colon, Colon City WIN
Unanimous decision
April 1, 1967 Santos Pena LLWWLW Estadio Juan D. Arosemena, Panama City WIN
KO
Feb. 26, 1967 Lazaro Frutos WWLLLL Gimnasio Neco de la Guardia, Panama City WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 3, 1966 Herbert Locke LLLWDL Estadio Juan D. Arosemena, Panama City WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 25, 1966 Luis Mochila Rodriguez LLL Arena de Colon, Colon City WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 28, 1966 Leroy Carghill WLWLL Arena de Colon, Colon City WIN
Points
July 24, 1966 Carlos Harris Arena de Colon, Colon City DRAW
Points
May 22, 1966 Guillermo Porter DL Arena de Colon, Colon City WIN
Unanimous decision
April 17, 1966 Valentin Worrell Arena de Colon, Colon City WIN
KO