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Hilmer Kenty boxer

Hilmer Kenty image
Status inactive
Division lightweight
Height 5′ 10½″/179cm
Reach 72″/183cm
Debut 1977-10-13
Born 1955-07-30
Nationality USA
Residence Detroit, Michigan, USA
bouts
31
won
29
lost
2
draw
0
bouts
31
won
29
lost
2
draw
0
Status inactive
Division lightweight
Height 5′ 10½″/179cm
Reach 72″/183cm
Debut 1977-10-13
Born 1955-07-30
Nationality USA
Residence Detroit, Michigan, USA

Kenty won the National AAU Lightweight championship in 1974 and 1976. He beat Aaron Pryor in the 1976 national A.A.U. Golden Gloves.Kenty turned pro in 1977. In 1980, Kenty captured the WBA Lightweight Title with a TKO over Ernesto España, becoming Emanuel Steward's first world champion, and the first world champion from Detroit since Joe Louis decades earlier. Kenty and Thomas Hearns both won WBA belts together and became known as the motor city cobras. Kenty defended his belt three times before losing it to Sean O'Grady in 1981, and retired in 1984.

Kenty won the National AAU Lightweight championship in 1974 and 1976. He beat Aaron Pryor in the 1976 national A.A.U. Golden Gloves.Kenty turned pro in 1977. In 1980, Kenty captured the WBA Lightweight Title with a TKO over Ernesto España, becoming Emanuel Steward's first world champion, and the first world champion from Detroit since Joe Louis decades earlier. Kenty and Thomas Hearns both won WBA belts together and became known as the motor city cobras. Kenty defended his belt three times before losing it to Sean O'Grady in 1981, and retired in 1984.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Aug. 16, 1984 Dave Odem LWWWWL Riverview Ballroom Cobo Arena, Detroit WIN
Split-decision
June 28, 1984 Daniel Cardona L Riverview Ballroom Cobo Arena, Detroit WIN
KO
April 19, 1984 Freddie Pendleton WLDWWW Cobo Hall, Detroit WIN
Unanimous decision
March 10, 1984 Sammy Young LLLWLL Cobo Hall, Detroit WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 30, 1983 Kevin Austin WLLWLL Sheraton-Southfield Ballroom, Oak Park WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 13, 1983 Ali Kareem Muhammad WWWWWW Boardman Sports Complex, Traverse City WIN
Points
Jan. 28, 1983 James Martinez LLDLLL Yack Arena, Wyandotte WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 24, 1982 Roberto Elizondo WWWLLW Great Gorge Resort, McAfee LOSS
Corner retirement
Aug. 8, 1982 John Montes WWWWWW University of New Mexico, Albuquerque WIN
Unanimous decision
June 11, 1982 Chris Fernandez WLLWLL Joe Louis Arena, Detroit WIN
Technical knockout
April 12, 1981 Sean O'Grady WWWWLW Ballys Park Place Hotel Casino, Atlantic City World Boxing Association World Lightweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Nov. 8, 1980 Vilomar Fernandez WWDWWL Cobo Arena, Detroit World Boxing Association World Lightweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 20, 1980 Ernesto Espana WWWWWL Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan World Boxing Association World Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 2, 1980 Young Ho Oh LWWWLW Joe Louis Arena, Detroit WIN
Technical knockout
March 2, 1980 Ernesto Espana WWWWWW Joe Louis Arena, Detroit World Boxing Association World Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 30, 1979 Scotty Foreman WWWLLL Superdome, New Orleans World Boxing Association World Lightweight

WIN
KO
Oct. 18, 1979 Sebastian Mosqueira Gonzalez LWLWWW Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 23, 1979 Bobby Flores LDLLLL Cobo Arena, Detroit WIN
KO
Aug. 2, 1979 Ralph Racine WWWLWL Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
Unanimous decision
June 28, 1979 Arturo Leon WWLWWW Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
Unanimous decision
May 8, 1979 Benny Benitez WWWW Center Stage Performing Arts Theater, Canton WIN
Technical knockout
March 3, 1979 Alberto Herrera WWWLLL Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
KO
Jan. 25, 1979 Jose Gonzalez WWLWWL Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
Corner retirement
Jan. 11, 1979 Jose Pena WWLLWW Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 9, 1978 Eddie Murray LWWLLL Cobo Arena, Detroit WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 26, 1978 Jesse Rogers LLLWLW Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
KO
July 27, 1978 Ron Pettigrew LLLLLD Kent State Stark Gym, Canton WIN
Points
April 17, 1978 Mike Gray L Mershon Auditorium, Columbus WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 16, 1977 Earl Stringer L Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 26, 1977 Ray Carrington LWLLL Ohio State Fairgrounds, Columbus WIN
Corner retirement
Oct. 13, 1977 Steve Homan WWWWWW Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Columbus WIN
Points