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Louie Espinoza boxer

Louie Espinoza image
Status inactive
Division featherweight
Height 5′ 8″/173cm
Debut 1982-11-23
Born 1962-05-12
Nationality USA
Residence Phoenix, Arizona, USA
bouts
66
won
52
lost
12
draw
2
bouts
66
won
52
lost
12
draw
2
Status inactive
Division featherweight
Height 5′ 8″/173cm
Debut 1982-11-23
Born 1962-05-12
Nationality USA
Residence Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Espinoza turned pro in 1982 and won the Vacant WBA Super Bantamweight Title in 1987 by defeating Tommy Valoy, becoming the first world champion boxer from Arizona in history. He defended the title twice before losing it to Julio Gervacio later that year. In 1989 he took on IBF Featherweight Title holder Jorge Páez but came up short in a draw. He won the WBO Featherweight Title later that year by beating Maurizio Stecca by TKO, but lost the belt the following year in a close decision loss in a rematch with Páez.

Espinoza turned pro in 1982 and won the Vacant WBA Super Bantamweight Title in 1987 by defeating Tommy Valoy, becoming the first world champion boxer from Arizona in history. He defended the title twice before losing it to Julio Gervacio later that year. In 1989 he took on IBF Featherweight Title holder Jorge Páez but came up short in a draw. He won the WBO Featherweight Title later that year by beating Maurizio Stecca by TKO, but lost the belt the following year in a close decision loss in a rematch with Páez.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
May 5, 1997 Jesus Chavez WWWWWW Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City NABF Super Featherweight

LOSS
TD
Dec. 12, 1996 Tony Pep WLWWWW Coliseum, Vancouver International Boxing Organization World Lightweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Oct. 29, 1996 Martin Ramirez LWWLLL Coliseum, Phoenix WIN
KO
Sept. 21, 1996 Jorge Palomares LLLWLL Harrah's Laughlin, Laughlin WIN
KO
Feb. 2, 1996 Kevin Kelley WWLWDD Boulder Station Hotel, Las Vegas vacant World Boxing Union (1995-2004) Featherweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Oct. 31, 1995 Arnulfo Romero Jr. WWWWWW Veteran's Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix WIN
Technical knockout
July 8, 1995 Jorge Monzon WWLLWW Caesars Palace, Sports Pavilion, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
March 31, 1995 Alejandro Gonzalez WWWWWW Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim World Boxing Council World Featherweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Nov. 19, 1994 Julian Flores WLLLLL HemisFair Arena, San Antonio WIN
Technical knockout
July 22, 1994 Jeff Trimble LLLLLW Youngstown WIN
Points
March 25, 1994 Cesar Soto WWWWWW Ciudad Juarez World Boxing Organisation NABO Featherweight

LOSS
Points
June 28, 1993 Abe Gomez LLLLLL Great Western Forum, Inglewood WIN
Unanimous decision
March 23, 1993 Jesse James Leija WWWWWW HemisFair Arena, San Antonio NABF Featherweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Oct. 27, 1992 Francisco Segura WWLWWW Phoenix LOSS
Split-decision
July 13, 1992 Edward Parker DLLLLL Great Western Forum, Inglewood WIN
KO
April 30, 1992 Freddie Santos LLLLLL Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque WIN
KO
Feb. 23, 1992 Lupe Gutierrez LWWWLL Civic Center, San Francisco USBA Featherweight

WIN
KO
Nov. 29, 1991 Rafael Ortega WWLLLW Phoenix USBA Featherweight

WIN
KO
Aug. 12, 1991 Jose Luis Martinez WWLWWW Great Western Forum, Inglewood LOSS
KO
June 17, 1991 Moises Urbina WWLL Great Western Forum, Inglewood WIN
KO
Feb. 15, 1991 Jose Sanabria WWWLWL Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 19, 1990 Hector Ulises Chong WWWWWW Great Western Forum, Inglewood DRAW
TD
Oct. 25, 1990 Les Fabri WLWLLW Civic Plaza, Phoenix WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 27, 1990 Fernando Soldadito Teran WWLLWL Great Western Forum, Inglewood WIN
KO
July 9, 1990 Enrique Sanchez WLLWWL Great Western Forum, Inglewood WIN
Technical knockout
May 24, 1990 Jesus Muniz LLLLLL Grande Ballroom at the Pointe, Phoenix WIN
KO
April 7, 1990 Jorge Paez WWWWWW Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas International Boxing Federation World Featherweight

World Boxing Organisation World Featherweight

LOSS
Split-decision
Nov. 11, 1989 Maurizio Stecca WWWWWW Rimini World Boxing Organisation World Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
July 18, 1989 Alfred Rangel LLLWWW Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Split-decision
May 21, 1989 Jorge Paez WWWWWW Veteran's Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix International Boxing Federation World Featherweight

DRAW
Points
April 4, 1989 Adam Garcia LLWWWW Veteran's Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix USA Arizona State Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 4, 1989 Alejandro Garcia LLLLLL Indoor Bull Ring, Phoenix WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 16, 1988 Pedro Decima LWWWWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 10, 1988 Tony Montoya WWLLLL El Tianguis Shopping Center, Guadalupe WIN
Technical knockout
May 27, 1988 Jesus Poll WWWWWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas NABF Super Bantamweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
May 10, 1988 Francisco Pena LL Phoenix NABF Super Bantamweight

WIN
KO
April 8, 1988 Jerome Coffee WLWWDW Las Vegas NABF Super Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 29, 1988 Tony Cisneros LLLWWL Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 28, 1988 Refugio Rojas WLWLDW Community Center, Tucson WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 28, 1987 Julio Gervacio WWWWWW Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan World Boxing Association World Super Bantamweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Aug. 15, 1987 Mike Ayala WWLWWW Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio World Boxing Association World Super Bantamweight

WIN
KO
July 15, 1987 Manuel Vilchez WWWWWW Veteran's Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix World Boxing Association World Super Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
May 16, 1987 Capri Lipkin LLWLLL Hotel San Juan, Isla Verde WIN
KO
Jan. 16, 1987 Tommy Valoy WWWWWW Veteran's Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix vacant World Boxing Association World Super Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 12, 1986 Jerry Davis LWLLLL Ashland Armory, Ashland WIN
Technical knockout
May 1, 1986 Carmelo Negron LWLLLL Felt Forum, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 30, 1986 Angel Valle LL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
KO
Oct. 3, 1985 Jesse Sierra LLLLWL City Coliseum, Austin WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 24, 1985 Felipe Olivar LLL Pride Pavilion, Phoenix WIN
KO
Aug. 3, 1985 Ronnie Gary LWWWLW Pony Express, Phoenix USA Arizona State Super Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
July 19, 1985 Troy Townsend LLLDL Mid-Hudson Civic Center, Poughkeepsie WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 16, 1985 Juan Romero LLLLDL Lawlor Events Center, Reno WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 14, 1984 Raul Albaladejo WWWLWL Felt Forum, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 28, 1984 Elvin Gonzalez LLLLWL Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 11, 1984 Eddie Richardson WWLWLL Municipal Auditorium, Lafayette WIN
Technical knockout
June 15, 1984 Dwight Pratchett WLWWWL Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
Points
Jan. 14, 1984 Arnold White WLWLLL Lawlor Events Center, Reno WIN
KO
Oct. 25, 1983 Dana Roston WWWDWW Las Vegas LOSS
Points
Sept. 9, 1983 Manny Juarez WLWWWL Caesars Palace, Outdoor Arena, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
June 27, 1983 Jose Resendez LLLLDL Phoenix WIN
Points
May 10, 1983 Hector Sifuentes LW Phoenix WIN
Points
April 3, 1983 Ronnie Gary WWLWLW Phoenix Civic Plaza, Phoenix WIN
Points
March 1, 1983 Felipe de Jesus L Ramada Inn East, Phoenix WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 1, 1983 Leonard Ayala Ramada Inn East, Phoenix WIN
KO
Dec. 14, 1982 Ashby Dancy LL Santa Rita Hotel, Tucson WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 23, 1982 Adan Uribe LWWLLL Ramada Inn East, Phoenix WIN
Technical knockout