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Luis Villalta (El Puma) boxer

Luis Villalta image
Status inactive
Age 34
Division lightweight
Height 5′ 8″/173cm
Reach 69″/175cm
Debut 1993-07-09
Born 1969-10-02
Death 2004-03-03
Nationality Peru
Residence Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA
bouts
37
won
30
lost
6
draw
1
bouts
37
won
30
lost
6
draw
1
Status inactive
Age 34
Division lightweight
Height 5′ 8″/173cm
Reach 69″/175cm
Debut 1993-07-09
Born 1969-10-02
Death 2004-03-03
Nationality Peru
Residence Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA

He moved to Hillsborough Township, New Jersey to be near his trainer and improve his career opportunities while trying to get entry visas for his family. He shared an apartment with two roommates and worked at a local McDonald's.On February 28, 2004, he defended his North American Boxing Association lightweight title against Ricky Quiles at the Seminole Tribe of Florida Coconut Creek Casino. He collapsed moments after losing a unanimous decision, and was rushed to the North Broward Medical Center. He died after undergoing surgery for head trauma. His wife, Miraebel, and father, Luis, Sr. (granted emergency visas), were at his bedside. He never regained consciousness.

He moved to Hillsborough Township, New Jersey to be near his trainer and improve his career opportunities while trying to get entry visas for his family. He shared an apartment with two roommates and worked at a local McDonald's.On February 28, 2004, he defended his North American Boxing Association lightweight title against Ricky Quiles at the Seminole Tribe of Florida Coconut Creek Casino. He collapsed moments after losing a unanimous decision, and was rushed to the North Broward Medical Center. He died after undergoing surgery for head trauma. His wife, Miraebel, and father, Luis, Sr. (granted emergency visas), were at his bedside. He never regained consciousness.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Feb. 28, 2004 Ricky Quiles DLWWLW Seminole Casino, Coconut Creek NABA Lightweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Aug. 26, 2003 Alex Trujillo WWWWWL Sandia Casino, Albuquerque vacant International Boxing Association World Super Lightweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
July 19, 2003 Martin O'Malley WLWWWW Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma vacant NABA Lightweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
May 19, 2003 Jose Luis Soto Karass WWLLLW Radisson Hotel, Houston WIN
KO
April 12, 2003 Lakva Sim WWWWWL Miccosukee Indian Gaming Resort, Miami LOSS
Technical knockout
Jan. 27, 2003 Brian Adams WWWWLW Pontchartain Center, Kenner LOSS
Technical knockout
Aug. 3, 2002 Toncho Tonchev WWWLWW Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket LOSS
TD
May 11, 2002 Pedro Garcia WLWWWL Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 22, 2002 Freddy Cruz LLLLLD The Roxy, Boston WIN
KO
Nov. 30, 2001 Freddy Cruz LLLLLL Lombardo's, Randolph DRAW
TD
June 6, 1998 Alejandro Cuello LLLDL Bombonera, Lima WIN
KO
March 21, 1998 Antonio Orlando Marcial DLLLLL Club Terrazas Miraflores, Lima WIN
KO
Dec. 10, 1997 Leandro Meza Lima WIN
KO
Oct. 19, 1997 Rafael Leon Sheraton Hotel, Lima WIN
Points
Aug. 9, 1997 Luis Concha LLWLLW Sheraton Hotel, Lima WIN
Technical knockout
July 5, 1997 Ovidio Arias LWWLLL Paradise Park, Lima WIN
Points
April 19, 1997 Rafael Saenz Hotel Maria Angola, Lima WIN
KO
Jan. 25, 1997 Ricardo Toledo DWWLWL Coliseo Universidad Garcilaso, Lima WIN
KO
Nov. 15, 1996 Pedro Pablo Rivera LLWLLW Coliseo Universidad Garcilaso, Lima WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 25, 1996 Juan Huaman LLL WIN
KO
July 26, 1996 Armando Moran L WIN
KO
May 31, 1996 Patricio Carrasco LWLLL Lima WIN
Points
May 30, 1996 Victor Boza LL Lima WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 29, 1996 Victor Grimaldo WWLWWD WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 19, 1995 Raul Gonzalez LLL WIN
Technical knockout
March 25, 1995 Jorge Montalvo LLL WIN
KO
Feb. 3, 1995 Juan Huaman LL Centro Penal de Lurigancho, Lima WIN
KO
Jan. 8, 1995 Victor Mayer WIN
KO
Nov. 16, 1994 Ruben Horacio Aguirre LLLLLL WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 15, 1994 Alfredo Ramos WIN
KO
May 5, 1994 Freddy Chumpitaz DWLWLL Lima LOSS
Points
March 27, 1994 Victor Grimaldo WWWW WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 26, 1993 Victor Boza WIN
Points
Sept. 17, 1993 Jesus Robladillo WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 20, 1993 Armando Moran WIN
Technical knockout
July 25, 1993 Victor Carrillo WIN
Technical knockout
July 9, 1993 Luis Noe Lima WIN
Technical knockout