Cookies disclaimer

I agree Our site saves small pieces of text information (cookies) on your device in order to deliver better content and for statistical purposes. You can disable the usage of cookies by changing the settings of your browser. By browsing our website without changing the browser settings you grant us permission to store that information on your device.

Marcos Geraldo boxer

Marcos Geraldo image
Status inactive
Division middleweight
Height 5′ 11″/180cm
Reach 76″/193cm
Debut 1970-09-29
Born 1954-09-28
Nationality Mexico
Residence Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico
bouts
97
won
68
lost
28
draw
1
bouts
97
won
68
lost
28
draw
1
Status inactive
Division middleweight
Height 5′ 11″/180cm
Reach 76″/193cm
Debut 1970-09-29
Born 1954-09-28
Nationality Mexico
Residence Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico

Geraldo was born in Sonora, Mexico, and fought out of Baja California for much of his career. Geraldo's first professional fight was in September 1970, a points defeat of Albaro Parra. In 1977 he won the Mexico middleweight title, defeating Emetrio Villanueva by a knockout. After two successful defences he moved up to the light heavyweight division, beating David Cabrera to become Mexico light-middleweight champion in November 1982. He also won the California State Middleweight title in 1978.In 1979 he suffered a points defeat to Sugar Ray Leonard over ten rounds, with the same result a year later against Marvin Hagler. He was ranked in the top ten by both the WBC and WBA in 1980. He fought Thomas Hearns in 1982, losing by a first round knockout. Leonard ranked his fight with Geraldo as his fourth toughest, behind those against Hearns, Wilfred Benitez, and Roberto Duran, and regarded Geraldo as the hardest puncher he had fought. In 1985 Geraldo drew with Prince Mama Mohammed in a Stroh's Cruiserweight Championship fight, and lost to Michael Nunn by a fifth round TKO. He fought Virgil Hill in 1987, losing by a second round knockout. He continued fighting until 1995, losing his final fight to Leonardo Aguilar.

Geraldo was born in Sonora, Mexico, and fought out of Baja California for much of his career. Geraldo's first professional fight was in September 1970, a points defeat of Albaro Parra. In 1977 he won the Mexico middleweight title, defeating Emetrio Villanueva by a knockout. After two successful defences he moved up to the light heavyweight division, beating David Cabrera to become Mexico light-middleweight champion in November 1982. He also won the California State Middleweight title in 1978.In 1979 he suffered a points defeat to Sugar Ray Leonard over ten rounds, with the same result a year later against Marvin Hagler. He was ranked in the top ten by both the WBC and WBA in 1980. He fought Thomas Hearns in 1982, losing by a first round knockout. Leonard ranked his fight with Geraldo as his fourth toughest, behind those against Hearns, Wilfred Benitez, and Roberto Duran, and regarded Geraldo as the hardest puncher he had fought. In 1985 Geraldo drew with Prince Mama Mohammed in a Stroh's Cruiserweight Championship fight, and lost to Michael Nunn by a fifth round TKO. He fought Virgil Hill in 1987, losing by a second round knockout. He continued fighting until 1995, losing his final fight to Leonardo Aguilar.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
April 7, 1995 Leonardo Aguilar WWWWWW Auditorio del Estado, Mexicali LOSS
Technical knockout
Dec. 10, 1990 Ramzi Hassan WWLLLW Tijuana LOSS
Technical knockout
May 16, 1988 Antoine Byrd WWWWDW Tijuana LOSS
Technical knockout
Dec. 13, 1987 Jae-Ok Kim Chungmu Gymnasium, Daejeon WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 21, 1987 Jesus Gallardo LWWWWW Hipódromo de Agua Caliente, Tijuana LOSS
KO
June 13, 1987 Virgil Hill WWWWWW High Sierra Hotel and Casino, Lake Tahoe LOSS
KO
Oct. 9, 1986 Chris Reid WWDWWW Felt Forum, New York LOSS
Technical knockout
July 25, 1986 Tony Willis WWWWWW UIC Pavilion, Chicago LOSS
Technical knockout
May 9, 1986 Jesse Island LLLLLW Tijuana WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 27, 1985 Michael Nunn WWWWWW Country Club, Reseda LOSS
Technical knockout
May 11, 1985 Dennis Fikes WLWLWW Tijuana WIN
KO
March 25, 1985 Prince Mama Mohammed WWWWWW Forum, Inglewood DRAW
TD
June 26, 1984 Arturo Diaz WWWWWW Tijuana WIN
Technical knockout
April 6, 1984 David Cabrera LWWWWW Mexicali WIN
KO
Dec. 14, 1983 I W Johnson WWLWWL Stockton LOSS
Technical knockout
Oct. 28, 1983 Gonzalo Montes WWLWWL Tijuana WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 29, 1983 Emmanuel Otti WWWWWW Festival Hall, Brisbane WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 11, 1983 David Smith WDLLLL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
May 18, 1983 Fred Hutchings WWWWWW Stockton USA California State Middleweight

LOSS
Points
March 17, 1983 Karl Hess LLWWLL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 28, 1983 Abraham Yaqui Meneses LWWWLL Tijuana WIN
KO
Feb. 10, 1983 G C Smith WLWWW Indoor Arena, Northridge WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 25, 1983 Ron Wilson LLLWLW El Amigo Plaza, El Cajon WIN
KO
Dec. 8, 1982 Hector Fernandez LLLLWL National City WIN
KO
Nov. 1, 1982 David Cabrera WWWWLW Auditorio Municipal, Tijuana Mexico Light Heavyweight

WIN
KO
June 20, 1982 Lorenzo Benitez WLLLWW Hermosillo Mexico Light Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Feb. 27, 1982 Thomas Hearns WWWWLW The Aladdin, Las Vegas LOSS
KO
Nov. 7, 1981 Dale Jackson WWWWWW Hacienda Hotel, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 7, 1981 Felton Marshall DDLWWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 18, 1980 Leonardo Bermudez WWLWWW Guaymas WIN
KO
Sept. 11, 1980 Caveman Lee WWWWWL International Amphitheatre, Chicago LOSS
KO
May 17, 1980 Marvin Hagler WWWDWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas LOSS
Unanimous decision
Feb. 16, 1980 John LoCicero WWWWWW Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 25, 1979 Lorenzo Benitez WWL Arena Tijuana 72, Tijuana Mexico Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
May 20, 1979 Ray Leonard WWWWWW Centroplex, Baton Rouge LOSS
Unanimous decision
March 31, 1979 Renato Garcia LLLWWW Plaza de Toros Calafia, Mexicali USA California State Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 9, 1978 George Cooper WWDLWW Hughes Stadium, Sacramento USA California State Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
May 20, 1978 Joaquin Macias WDWLWW Forum, Inglewood Mexico Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 4, 1978 Renato Garcia LLDWLL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles Mexico Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 22, 1978 Alex Olguin LLLLWL Guaymas Mexico Middleweight

WIN
KO
Oct. 22, 1977 Emeterio Villanueva LWWLWW Mexico City Mexico Middleweight

WIN
KO
March 11, 1977 Herminio Ramirez LWLWLW Guaymas Mexico Middleweight

WIN
KO
Dec. 4, 1976 Jose Figueroa LLWWDL Arena Coliseo, Mexico City LOSS
KO
Oct. 30, 1976 Ernesto Caballero LWLLLL Arena Coliseo, Mexico City WIN
KO
Sept. 3, 1976 Ernesto Caballero WLWLLL Guaymas WIN
DQ
April 29, 1976 Jose Palacios LLWWWL Guaymas WIN
Technical knockout
April 5, 1976 Chucho Almazan LLWWWW Guaymas WIN
Points
Aug. 23, 1975 Jose Baquedano WWWWW Parque Carta Clara, Merida LOSS
KO
May 20, 1975 Manuel Fierro WLLLLD Guaymas WIN
KO
Feb. 12, 1975 Willie Warren WLLWLW Silver Slipper, Las Vegas WIN
Points
Dec. 6, 1974 Jean Mateo WWWLWW Kezar Pavilion, San Francisco LOSS
KO
Oct. 16, 1974 James Marshall WDWWWW Silver Slipper, Las Vegas WIN
Points
Aug. 16, 1974 James Caffey WWWLLL Coliseum, San Diego WIN
Unanimous decision
April 18, 1974 Armando Muniz WLWWWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Majority decision
March 14, 1974 Andre Beard WWWLDW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Points
Jan. 23, 1974 Angel Robinson Garcia WLWWLW Silver Slipper, Las Vegas LOSS
KO
Jan. 10, 1974 Andre Beard WWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Points
Dec. 6, 1973 Vicente Medina WLWLLL Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 23, 1973 John Huntley WLDWW Coliseum, San Diego WIN
KO
Sept. 14, 1973 Renato Garcia WWWWWW San Diego LOSS
KO
July 27, 1973 Steve Ewell WWLWWW Auditorium, Richmond WIN
Technical knockout
July 6, 1973 David Love WWWWWW Coliseum, San Diego LOSS
Points
June 22, 1973 David Love WWWWWW Coliseum, San Diego LOSS
Points
April 18, 1973 Walter Kelly LWLWLL Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 28, 1973 Peter Cobblah WDWLWD Silver Slipper, Las Vegas LOSS
KO
Dec. 20, 1972 Dave Oropeza WWWWWW Silver Slipper, Las Vegas LOSS
KO
Nov. 29, 1972 Johnny Rico WLWWLL Silver Slipper, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 8, 1972 Eltefat Talebi WDWDLL Las Vegas WIN
KO
Oct. 26, 1972 John L. Sullivan WWWWWW Sahara Tahoe Hotel, Stateline LOSS
Split-decision
Oct. 4, 1972 Willie Thomas WWWWWW Silver Slipper, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 13, 1972 Max Harding DWL Silver Slipper, Las Vegas WIN
KO
May 3, 1972 Miguel Aguilar DWWLLL Silver Slipper, Las Vegas WIN
KO
March 1, 1972 Miguel Hernandez LLLWLL Las Vegas WIN
Points
Feb. 17, 1972 Miguel Hernandez LLLLWL Sahara Tahoe Hotel, Stateline WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 9, 1972 Faustino Perez LLL Silver Slipper, Las Vegas WIN
KO
Jan. 19, 1972 Jesus Cebreros LLL Silver Slipper, Las Vegas WIN
KO
Jan. 12, 1972 Leon Linscomb LDWLLL Silver Slipper, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 22, 1971 Rosario Murrillo L Silver Slipper, Las Vegas WIN
KO
Dec. 8, 1971 Robert Carrillo WWDDLL Silver Slipper, Las Vegas WIN
KO
Oct. 13, 1971 Freddie Mills WWWWWL Silver Slipper, Las Vegas LOSS
Majority decision
Oct. 6, 1971 Tony Perez LLWLLL Silver Slipper, Las Vegas WIN
KO
Aug. 25, 1971 Chuy Ramirez WLLLWW Silver Slipper, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 10, 1971 Aristeo Castro DWLWWL Sahara Tahoe Hotel, Stateline WIN
Points
July 21, 1971 Jimmy Nelson LDWWWL Silver Slipper, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
July 17, 1971 Jimmy Nelson WLDWWW Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica WIN
Points
June 19, 1971 Leroy Broussard W Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica WIN
KO
May 20, 1971 Lou Blades WWWLWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOSS
KO
May 15, 1971 Efren Cisneros LLWWL Valley Music Theatre, Woodland Hills WIN
KO
May 5, 1971 Johnny Copeland LWLWWW Silver Slipper, Las Vegas WIN
KO
April 30, 1971 Dave White DWLLLW Coliseum, San Diego WIN
KO
April 28, 1971 Billy Ray WWLLW Sahara Tahoe Hotel, Stateline WIN
Points
April 14, 1971 Billy Ray WWLL Silver Slipper, Las Vegas LOSS
KO
April 8, 1971 Agapito Villegas LLDLWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Points
Feb. 10, 1971 Dave White LLDWLL Silver Slipper, Las Vegas WIN
Points
Jan. 23, 1971 Tony Sanchez LLLLLL Valley Music Theatre, Woodland Hills WIN
Points
Oct. 16, 1970 Eddie Parks Coliseum, San Diego LOSS
KO
Sept. 29, 1970 Albaro Parra L Selland Arena, Fresno WIN
Points