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Gabriel Ruelas boxer

Gabriel Ruelas image
Status inactive
Division super featherweight
Height 5′ 7″/170cm
Reach 69″/175cm
Debut 1988-09-16
Born 1970-07-23
Nationality Mexico
Residence Arleta, California, USA
bouts
56
won
49
lost
7
draw
0
bouts
56
won
49
lost
7
draw
0
Status inactive
Division super featherweight
Height 5′ 7″/170cm
Reach 69″/175cm
Debut 1988-09-16
Born 1970-07-23
Nationality Mexico
Residence Arleta, California, USA

Ruelas turned pro in 1988 and in 1993 challenged WBC Super Featherweight Title holder Azumah Nelson, losing a close majority decision.In 1994 he was able to capture the title by outpointing Jesse James Leija. He defended the belt twice, including an 11th round TKO of Jimmy Garcia of Colombia, who later died from his injuries. Ruelas contemplated retirement after Garcia's death, however, he decided to continue, promising to donate some of his earnings to the Garcia family. Ruelas later reflected that he was never the same fighter following that incident. His fight with Garcia was an undercard to his brother's (Rafael Ruelas) lost title fight with Oscar De La Hoya. Ruelas lost his title in a rematch to Nelson in 1995, via TKO in the 5th. In 1997 he took on hard-hitting Arturo Gatti for the IBF Super Featherweight Title but was TKO'd in the 5th. The fifth round of this bout was chosen as Ring Magazine's Round of the Year for 1997. The fight itself was also named "Fight of the Year" by the same magazine.

Ruelas turned pro in 1988 and in 1993 challenged WBC Super Featherweight Title holder Azumah Nelson, losing a close majority decision.In 1994 he was able to capture the title by outpointing Jesse James Leija. He defended the belt twice, including an 11th round TKO of Jimmy Garcia of Colombia, who later died from his injuries. Ruelas contemplated retirement after Garcia's death, however, he decided to continue, promising to donate some of his earnings to the Garcia family. Ruelas later reflected that he was never the same fighter following that incident. His fight with Garcia was an undercard to his brother's (Rafael Ruelas) lost title fight with Oscar De La Hoya. Ruelas lost his title in a rematch to Nelson in 1995, via TKO in the 5th. In 1997 he took on hard-hitting Arturo Gatti for the IBF Super Featherweight Title but was TKO'd in the 5th. The fifth round of this bout was chosen as Ring Magazine's Round of the Year for 1997. The fight itself was also named "Fight of the Year" by the same magazine.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
March 24, 2003 Courtney Burton WWWLW Cajun Dome, Lafayette LOSS
Technical knockout
June 28, 2002 Gene Vassar LLLLLL Farm Bureau Building, Indianapolis WIN
Unanimous decision
May 22, 2002 Lee Cargle LLLLL Ameristar Casino, Kansas City WIN
Unanimous decision
March 11, 2001 Pedro Garcia LLLLLL Feather Falls Casino, Oroville WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 3, 1999 Manuel Garnica WLWWWW Lady Luck Casino, Lula LOSS
Majority decision
Aug. 7, 1999 Jose Alfonso Rodriguez WWWWLW Miami WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 24, 1998 John Brown LWWLWL Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City LOSS
Technical knockout
July 11, 1998 Troy Dorsey LLWWWL Alamodome, San Antonio International Boxing Association Intercontinental Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 4, 1997 Arturo Gatti WWWWWW Caesars Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City LOSS
Technical knockout
Feb. 14, 1997 James Crayton LWLWLL Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 16, 1996 Angelo Nunez LWLWLW Arizona Charlie's, Las Vegas WIN
TD
March 13, 1996 Julio Cesar Herrera WWWLWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 1, 1995 Azumah Nelson DWWWDL Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio World Boxing Council World Super Featherweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
May 6, 1995 Jimmy Garcia WWWWWL Caesars Palace, Las Vegas World Boxing Council World Super Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 28, 1995 Freddie Liberatore WWWWWW MGM Grand, Las Vegas World Boxing Council World Super Featherweight

WIN
Corner retirement
Sept. 17, 1994 Jesse James Leija WWWDWW MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas World Boxing Council World Super Featherweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
May 20, 1994 Paris Alexander WWLDWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 8, 1994 Raul Hernandez LLLLDL Country Club, Reseda WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 21, 1994 Eduardo Jaquez LLLLLW Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket WIN
KO
Oct. 22, 1993 Mike Grow WWWWWL Boise State Pavilion, Boise WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 28, 1993 Ben Lopez WWLWDL Great Western Forum, Inglewood WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 20, 1993 Azumah Nelson LWWDWW Estadio Azteca, Mexico City World Boxing Council World Super Featherweight

LOSS
Majority decision
Sept. 29, 1992 Gabriel Castro LLLWLD Country Club, Reseda WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 25, 1992 Ismael Diaz WLLDLW Country Club, Reseda WIN
Unanimous decision
June 27, 1992 Ditau Molefyane LWWWWL Country Club, Reseda WIN
Majority decision
May 26, 1992 Raymundo Arce LLLLDL Country Club, Reseda WIN
Technical knockout
April 2, 1992 Moises Martinez LLLLLL Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Reno WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 22, 1992 Tomas Valdez WWLWLW Sports Arena, San Diego WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 30, 1992 Jorge Palomares LWDLLL Country Club, Reseda NABF Super Featherweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 26, 1991 Ascencion Lugo Country Club, Reseda WIN
KO
Aug. 17, 1991 Alvaro Bohorquez DLWLWW Sports Arena, San Diego NABF Super Featherweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
July 31, 1991 Aaron Lopez LWLWWW Country Club, Reseda NABF Super Featherweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
June 25, 1991 Eduardo Montoya LWLLLL Country Club, Reseda NABF Super Featherweight

WIN
KO
June 1, 1991 Pedro Mendoza LLLLLL Radisson Resort, Palm Springs NABF Super Featherweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
April 14, 1990 Jeff Franklin DWWWLL Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas LOSS
Technical knockout
March 8, 1990 Leonardo Moreno WWLLLW Great Western Forum, Inglewood WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 27, 1990 Dana Roston LWLLLL Country Club, Reseda WIN
KO
Feb. 5, 1990 Arturo Hernandez LLLLLD Great Western Forum, Inglewood WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 28, 1989 Javier Macias WWWWWW Country Club, Reseda WIN
KO
Oct. 24, 1989 Freddie Santos WLLLLL Country Club, Reseda WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 26, 1989 Fred Hernandez WWWLWW Country Club, Reseda WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 29, 1989 Abe Castro Country Club, Reseda WIN
KO
July 14, 1989 Randy Reedy LLLLLL Riviera Club, Chicago WIN
Unanimous decision
June 27, 1989 Francisco Pascasio Country Club, Reseda WIN
Technical knockout
June 16, 1989 Antonio Marin WLL Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston WIN
KO
May 30, 1989 Jorge Rodriguez WWLLWL Country Club, Reseda WIN
Unanimous decision
April 25, 1989 Mario Lozano LLLLWL Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
March 28, 1989 Josefino Suarez LWWDWL Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 14, 1989 Vicente Arias WLLLLL Showboat Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 17, 1989 Martin Urias WLL Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 9, 1988 Alberto Almaguer WWWLLW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
KO
Nov. 29, 1988 Juvenal Molina LDLLLL Country Club, Reseda WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 15, 1988 Willie Garcia LLLLLW El Cortez Hotel, San Diego WIN
KO
Oct. 14, 1988 Jaime Morales LWW Caesars Palace, Sports Pavilion, Las Vegas WIN
KO
Sept. 27, 1988 Tranquilino Martinez L Country Club, Reseda WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 16, 1988 Raul Martinez WL Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
KO