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Juan Nazario boxer

Juan Nazario image
Status inactive
Division lightweight
Debut 1982-04-17
Born 1963-09-27
Nationality Puerto Rico
Residence Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
bouts
29
won
25
lost
4
draw
0
bouts
29
won
25
lost
4
draw
0
Status inactive
Division lightweight
Debut 1982-04-17
Born 1963-09-27
Nationality Puerto Rico
Residence Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

Juan Nazario (born September 27, 1963 in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico) is a former professional boxer. During his career, which lasted from 1982 to 1993, Nazario won the WBA world lightweight title. His first world title challenge came in 1987 when he fought fellow Puerto Rican Edwin Rosario for the WBA belt, Rosario won the fight by an eighth round knockout. Nazario and Rosario fought a rematch in 1990, once again for the WBA title. Nazario was able to reverse the result of the first fight by beating Rosario in the eighth round to become champion. In his first defense Nazario challenged Pernell Whitaker for the undisputed title. Whitaker won the fight in the first round and Nazario never fought for a world title again. Nazario fought for a final time on July 10, 1993, beating Angel Cordova by unanimous decision.

Juan Nazario (born September 27, 1963 in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico) is a former professional boxer. During his career, which lasted from 1982 to 1993, Nazario won the WBA world lightweight title. His first world title challenge came in 1987 when he fought fellow Puerto Rican Edwin Rosario for the WBA belt, Rosario won the fight by an eighth round knockout. Nazario and Rosario fought a rematch in 1990, once again for the WBA title. Nazario was able to reverse the result of the first fight by beating Rosario in the eighth round to become champion. In his first defense Nazario challenged Pernell Whitaker for the undisputed title. Whitaker won the fight in the first round and Nazario never fought for a world title again. Nazario fought for a final time on July 10, 1993, beating Angel Cordova by unanimous decision.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
July 10, 1993 Angel Cordova WWDLLW Miami WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 9, 1992 Silverio Flores WWWWWW San Juan Puerto Rican Lightweight

LOSS
KO
Sept. 4, 1992 Kent Hardee LWLWWW Isla Verde Puerto Rican Lightweight

WIN
KO
June 13, 1992 Braulio Santiesteban WWLWWL Miami Puerto Rican Lightweight

WIN
TD
Aug. 11, 1990 Pernell Whitaker WWWWWW Caesars Tahoe, Outdoor Arena, Stateline International Boxing Federation World Lightweight

World Boxing Association World Lightweight

World Boxing Council World Lightweight

LOSS
KO
April 4, 1990 Edwin Rosario WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York World Boxing Association World Lightweight

WIN
Corner retirement
Oct. 21, 1989 Higinio DeLeon LLLL Aragon Ballroom, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 20, 1989 William Rojas LD Jai Alai Fronton, Miami WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 1, 1988 Billy White WWLWLL International Amphitheatre, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 11, 1987 Edwin Rosario WWWLWW UIC Pavilion, Chicago World Boxing Association World Lightweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Sept. 26, 1986 Jose Mosqueda LLLLW Abel Holtz Stadium, Miami Beach World Boxing Association World Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 23, 1986 Sam Johnson WLWLLL Convention Center, Miami Beach World Boxing Association World Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
June 28, 1985 Geronimo Emilio Luquez WWLLWW Tamiami Fairgrounds Auditorium, Miami WIN
Majority decision
Dec. 19, 1984 Rosendo Ramirez LLLLLL Riviera Hotel & Casino, Versailles Theatre, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 14, 1984 Freddy Chumpitaz WWWWWL Jai Alai Fronton, Miami WIN
Points
June 20, 1984 Carlos Albuerne WWWWW Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan WIN
Technical knockout
March 17, 1984 Jose Vidal Concepcion LWWWWW Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan Latin American Super Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 3, 1984 Eduardo Prieto WWWLWW Jai Alai Fronton, Miami Latin American Super Featherweight

WIN
KO
Sept. 11, 1983 Jose Jimenez WWWLLL Port-of-Spain Latin American Super Featherweight

WIN
KO
Aug. 18, 1983 Sammy Fuentes WWWW Trujillo Alto Latin American Super Featherweight

WIN
KO
May 1, 1983 Angel Lopez L Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan Latin American Super Featherweight

WIN
Points
March 23, 1983 Sam Johnson Miami Latin American Super Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 4, 1983 David Lopez L Willemstad Latin American Super Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 2, 1982 Adriano Arreola LWWWWL Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas Latin American Super Featherweight

LOSS
Points
Sept. 13, 1982 Tom Tripp L Oranjestad Latin American Super Featherweight

WIN
KO
Aug. 21, 1982 Rafael Pichardo LLL San Juan Latin American Super Featherweight

WIN
KO
July 24, 1982 Jesus Carlos Velez San Juan Latin American Super Featherweight

WIN
Points
May 8, 1982 Roberto Ortiz San Juan Latin American Super Featherweight

WIN
Points
April 17, 1982 Edgardo Cirino San Juan Latin American Super Featherweight

WIN
Points