Cookies disclaimer

I agree Our site saves small pieces of text information (cookies) on your device in order to deliver better content and for statistical purposes. You can disable the usage of cookies by changing the settings of your browser. By browsing our website without changing the browser settings you grant us permission to store that information on your device.

Gaby Canizales boxer

Gaby Canizales image
Status inactive
Division bantamweight
Height 5′ 4″/163cm
Reach 65″/165cm
Debut 1979-05-07
Born 1960-05-01
Nationality USA
Residence Laredo, Texas, USA
bouts
57
won
48
lost
8
draw
1
bouts
57
won
48
lost
8
draw
1
Status inactive
Division bantamweight
Height 5′ 4″/163cm
Reach 65″/165cm
Debut 1979-05-07
Born 1960-05-01
Nationality USA
Residence Laredo, Texas, USA

Canizales was born in Laredo in Webb County, Texas.Canizales turned pro in 1979 and in 1983 challenged Jeff Chandler for the World Boxing Association (WBA) bantamweight title but lost a decision. In 1986 he landed a shot at Richie Sandoval for the Lineal and WBA bantamweight title. Canizales dominated, and knocked Sandoval down once in the 1st, once in the 5º, and three times in the 7th round, winning via a 7th-round knockout. He lost the belt in his first defense to Bernardo Pinango via decision. In 1990, he challenged Raúl Pérez for the World Boxing Council bantamweight title but lost a decision. In 1991, he challenged Miguel Lora for the vacant World Boxing Organization bantamweight title and won via 2nd-round knockout. He lost the belt in his first defense to Duke McKenzie via decision, and retired after the loss.

Canizales was born in Laredo in Webb County, Texas.Canizales turned pro in 1979 and in 1983 challenged Jeff Chandler for the World Boxing Association (WBA) bantamweight title but lost a decision. In 1986 he landed a shot at Richie Sandoval for the Lineal and WBA bantamweight title. Canizales dominated, and knocked Sandoval down once in the 1st, once in the 5º, and three times in the 7th round, winning via a 7th-round knockout. He lost the belt in his first defense to Bernardo Pinango via decision. In 1990, he challenged Raúl Pérez for the World Boxing Council bantamweight title but lost a decision. In 1991, he challenged Miguel Lora for the vacant World Boxing Organization bantamweight title and won via 2nd-round knockout. He lost the belt in his first defense to Duke McKenzie via decision, and retired after the loss.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
June 30, 1991 Duke McKenzie WWLWWW Elephant & Castle Centre, Southwark World Boxing Organisation World Bantamweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
March 12, 1991 Miguel Lora WWWLWW The Palace, Auburn Hills vacant World Boxing Organisation World Bantamweight

WIN
KO
Nov. 14, 1990 Felipe Torres WLLWLL Celebrity Theater, Phoenix vacant World Boxing Organisation World Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 7, 1990 Jose Luis Soto LLLLLL Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City vacant World Boxing Organisation World Bantamweight

WIN
KO
July 16, 1990 Francisco Valdez WLWLWW Celebrity Theater, Phoenix vacant World Boxing Organisation World Bantamweight

DRAW
Points
Jan. 22, 1990 Raul Perez WWWWWW Great Western Forum, Inglewood World Boxing Council World Bantamweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Dec. 9, 1989 Eduardo Lopez L Lawlor Events Center, Reno WIN
Technical knockout
July 17, 1989 Greg Richardson WWLLWW Trump Plaza Hotel, Atlantic City LOSS
Unanimous decision
April 22, 1989 Tony Pruitt LLLLWL The Palace, Auburn Hills WIN
KO
Dec. 15, 1988 Carlos Castro LLWLLL Convention Center, Tucson USA Arizona State Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 17, 1988 Alejandro Valenzuela WLWL Convention Center, Tucson WIN
Split-decision
July 21, 1988 Lucilo Nolasco WDDLWL Holiday Inn Holidome, Tucson WIN
Majority decision
June 3, 1988 Julio Blanco WLLLLL Holiday Inn Holidome, Tucson WIN
KO
March 25, 1988 Kenny Mitchell LWWLDL Houston USBA Bantamweight

LOSS
Split-decision
Nov. 27, 1987 Louis Curtis WWWWWL Resorts International, Atlantic City vacant USBA Bantamweight

WIN
Majority decision
Sept. 18, 1987 Alejandro Valenzuela W Ramada Inn East, Phoenix WIN
KO
July 6, 1987 Raul Perez WWWWWW Tijuana LOSS
Technical knockout
May 5, 1987 Julio Blanco LLLLWL Fiesta Plaza Mall, San Antonio WIN
Unanimous decision
March 31, 1987 Mike Moreno WWLWLW Community Center, Tucson WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 30, 1987 Mauro Diaz LLDWLW San Antonio WIN
Points
Dec. 11, 1986 Armando Morales Terron WWWLL Marriot Brookhollow, Houston WIN
KO
June 4, 1986 Bernardo Pinango WLWWWW Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford World Boxing Association World Bantamweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
March 10, 1986 Richie Sandoval WWWWWW Caesars Palace, Outdoor Arena, Las Vegas World Boxing Association World Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
May 22, 1985 Troy Townsend WLLLL Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 30, 1985 Jeff Whaley LWWDWL Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 25, 1984 Kelvin Seabrooks WWWLLW Laredo USBA Bantamweight

WIN
Points
June 6, 1984 Javier Diaz LLWLLD Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 7, 1984 Pedro Rodriguez LLLLLL Astro Arena, Houston WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 12, 1983 James Pipps WWWWWW Civic Center, Beaumont USBA Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 19, 1983 Norberto Castellano WLLLWW Laredo USBA Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
May 13, 1983 Ron Cisneros WWWLLL Laredo USBA Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 13, 1983 Jeff Chandler WDWWWW Resorts International, Atlantic City World Boxing Association World Bantamweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Nov. 23, 1982 Gustavo Martinez DLLWLW Laredo WIN
KO
Oct. 19, 1982 Jose Luis Soto LWLWWL Laredo WIN
KO
Sept. 22, 1982 Franco Torregoza LDWLLW Resorts International, Atlantic City USBA Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 1, 1982 Jose Torres WLWLLW Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio USBA Bantamweight

WIN
Points
June 24, 1982 Diego Rosario WLWWWW Resorts International, Atlantic City USBA Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
May 16, 1982 Ricardo Varela LWWWWL Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio USBA Bantamweight

WIN
Points
April 22, 1982 Ramon Guillen WLLLLL Civic Center Arena, Laredo USBA Bantamweight

WIN
KO
March 10, 1982 Juan Castellanos WWLWWL Laredo USBA Bantamweight

WIN
Points
Feb. 9, 1982 Eduardo Bonilla L Civic Center Arena, Laredo WIN
KO
Dec. 2, 1981 Mario Nava WWWWWW Laredo WIN
Points
Oct. 31, 1981 Mario Gomez WWWL Laredo WIN
KO
Sept. 1, 1981 Franco Bejines Civic Center Arena, Laredo WIN
KO
July 27, 1981 Jorge Cruz LLL Laredo WIN
KO
June 15, 1981 Elias DeLeon LWLLLW Laredo WIN
KO
May 14, 1981 Calvin Sheppard LWDLLW Dallas WIN
Points
May 7, 1981 Mario Nava WLWWWW Laredo LOSS
Points
March 10, 1981 Cecilio Ostos LLLWLL Civic Center Arena, Laredo WIN
KO
Dec. 5, 1980 Miguel Medina LWD Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi WIN
KO
Oct. 14, 1980 Guillermo Velasquez Civic Center Arena, Laredo WIN
KO
Sept. 13, 1980 Oscar Gomez WWWWWL Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 2, 1980 Miguel Angel Meza Laredo WIN
KO
July 15, 1980 Jose Salas WL Laredo WIN
KO
June 6, 1980 Polin Flores Nuevo Laredo WIN
KO
June 30, 1979 Jose Perez Monclova WIN
KO
May 7, 1979 Juanin Bernal Monclova WIN
KO