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Israel Contreras boxer

Israel Contreras image
Status inactive
Division bantamweight
Debut 1981-07-17
Born 1960-12-27
Nationality Venezuela
Residence La Guaira, Venezuela
bouts
42
won
38
lost
3
draw
1
bouts
42
won
38
lost
3
draw
1
Status inactive
Division bantamweight
Debut 1981-07-17
Born 1960-12-27
Nationality Venezuela
Residence La Guaira, Venezuela

Israel Contreras (born December 27, 1960) is a Venezuelan former professional boxer who won the World Boxing Association bantamweight title. He had a supporting role in the Mel Gibson film Apocalypto.Contreras turned professional in 1981 and lost his first title fight to WBA super flyweight title holder Khaosai Galaxy by KO in 1986. He later moved up in weight and in 1990 captured the WBO bantamweight title with a TKO over Ray Minus. Contreras vacated the title to fight Luisito Espinosa for WBA belt in 1991 and won by KO in the 5th. He lost the belt in his first defense to Eddie Cook. He retired in 1995 after a TKO loss to Johnny Vasquez. Contreras collapsed in the hospital after the bout, but recovered.

Israel Contreras (born December 27, 1960) is a Venezuelan former professional boxer who won the World Boxing Association bantamweight title. He had a supporting role in the Mel Gibson film Apocalypto.Contreras turned professional in 1981 and lost his first title fight to WBA super flyweight title holder Khaosai Galaxy by KO in 1986. He later moved up in weight and in 1990 captured the WBO bantamweight title with a TKO over Ray Minus. Contreras vacated the title to fight Luisito Espinosa for WBA belt in 1991 and won by KO in the 5th. He lost the belt in his first defense to Eddie Cook. He retired in 1995 after a TKO loss to Johnny Vasquez. Contreras collapsed in the hospital after the bout, but recovered.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Feb. 16, 1995 Johnny Vasquez WWWWWW Scottsdale WIN
Technical knockout
April 22, 1994 Keith Joseph Martin LLWLLL Quito WIN
Technical knockout
March 15, 1992 Eddie Cook WWWWLW Bally's Las Vegas, Las Vegas World Boxing Association World Bantamweight

LOSS
KO
Oct. 19, 1991 Luisito Espinosa WWWWWW Araneta Coliseum, Barangay Cubao, Quezon City World Boxing Association World Bantamweight

WIN
KO
Feb. 16, 1991 Cesar Baby Salas LWLW Caracas World Boxing Association World Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 2, 1990 Ray Minus WLWWWW Nassau World Boxing Organisation World Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
June 19, 1990 Wilfredo Vazquez WDLLWW Mahi Temple Shrine Auditorium, Miami WIN
KO
Sept. 7, 1989 Pascual Polanco WLLLWL Santo Domingo WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 3, 1989 Maurizio Lupino WLLWLW Caracas vacant World Boxing Organisation World Bantamweight

WIN
KO
Oct. 8, 1988 Francisco Quiroz WWWLLL Maiquetia vacant World Boxing Organisation World Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 9, 1988 Eduardo Valdez Monteria vacant World Boxing Organisation World Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
July 29, 1988 Edwin Rangel LDLWLL La Guaira vacant World Boxing Organisation World Bantamweight

WIN
KO
May 9, 1988 Oscar Bolivar LDLLLL Willemstad vacant World Boxing Organisation World Bantamweight

WIN
Points
Sept. 19, 1987 Ali Camacho WWLLLW La Guaira Venezuelan Bantamweight

WIN
Points
Aug. 8, 1987 Oscar Bolivar WWLDLL Caracas Venezuelan Bantamweight

WIN
Points
Feb. 13, 1987 Elvis Alvarez LWWWWW Estadio de Tenis del Country Club, Barranquilla Venezuelan Bantamweight

LOSS
Split-decision
Nov. 1, 1986 Khaosai Galaxy WWWWWW Sentro Deportivo Korsou, Willemstad World Boxing Association World Super Flyweight

LOSS
KO
March 22, 1986 Miguel Perez LWLLLW Macuto World Boxing Association World Super Flyweight

WIN
KO
Feb. 22, 1986 Freddy Pitalua LLLLL Caracas World Boxing Association World Super Flyweight

WIN
KO
Jan. 31, 1986 John Muriel Turmero WIN
KO
Sept. 28, 1985 Jesus Flores WWWWWL Porlamar WIN
KO
June 29, 1985 Hector Martinez LDLLL Willemstad WIN
Points
March 30, 1985 Felix Marquez WLLWLL Concorde Boxing Arena, Oranjestad WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 2, 1985 William Ramos WLWWWW Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 18, 1984 Jose Chacon WWWLWW Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City DRAW
Points
May 27, 1984 Valerio Zea LL Hotel del Lago Casino, Maracaibo WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 13, 1984 Jesus Orono Caracas WIN
KO
Nov. 28, 1983 Bernabe Diaz WL Caracas WIN
Points
May 16, 1983 Magno Carmona LDLLLL Caracas WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 28, 1983 Jorge Luis Mayorga LLLWL Barquisimeto WIN
KO
Jan. 31, 1983 Jun Resma LWDLWL El Poliedro, Caracas WIN
Points
Nov. 29, 1982 Dorismel Zuniga LLLL Caracas WIN
KO
Nov. 8, 1982 Chang Doo Park Caracas WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 27, 1982 Magno Carmona LWLDLL Barquisimeto WIN
Points
Aug. 9, 1982 Jose Higuera LDLL Porlamar WIN
DQ
July 5, 1982 Francisco Quiroz LLLLLL Caracas WIN
Points
May 24, 1982 Jose Vasquez LL Cumana WIN
KO
Dec. 15, 1981 Marcelino Gonzalez L Carupano WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 23, 1981 Jose Villegas LLWLLL Valencia WIN
Points
Oct. 19, 1981 Orlando Reyes Caracas WIN
Points
Aug. 3, 1981 Henry Mejias Valencia WIN
Technical knockout
July 17, 1981 Marcelino Gonzalez La Victoria WIN
KO