Nino Valdes boxer

Nino Valdes boxer
bouts
70
won
48
lost
18
draw
3
Status
inactive
Division
heavyweight
Debut
1941-12-27
Height
6′ 3″/191cm
Reach
78″/198cm
Age
76
Born
1924-12-05
Death
2001-06-03
Nationality
Cuba

Valdés was a top contender for the heavyweight title during the mid 1950s, although he never received a shot due to his mixed results in the ring. Ring Magazine ranked Valdez as high as the #2 contender in its annual rankings for 1958 and he was highly ranked in several other years.After a string of four losses to notable fighters such as Harold Johnson, Archie Moore, and Bob Baker in 1952 and 1953, he went undefeated in an impressive run of 11 consecutive victories which saw him defeat Ezzard Charles and Tommy "Hurricane" Jackson. However, the streak came to an end when he lost a rematch to Moore by a fifteen-round unanimous decision on May 2, 1955. He lost another fight to Bob Satterfield three months later. After beating former title contender Don Cockell, he lost a ten-round unanimous decision to Bob Baker on December 7, 1955, costing him a potential title bout against Rocky Marciano.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1959-12-01 Brian London WLWWLL Empire Pool, Wembley WIN
Corner retirement
1959-08-05 Sonny Liston WWWWWW Chicago Stadium, Chicago LOST
KO
1959-05-29 Alonzo Johnson WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Unanimous decision
1959-04-28 Dan Hodge LWWWWW Forum, Wichita WIN
Technical knockout
1959-03-04 Charlie Powell LWWWWW Auditorium, Miami Beach LOST
Technical knockout
1958-12-19 Pat McMurtry WLWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
1958-08-15 Mike DeJohn WWDWLW War Memorial Auditorium, Rochester WIN
Split-decision
1958-07-09 Harold Carter LWWWWW Coliseum, Spokane WIN
Technical knockout
1958-05-24 Johnny Summerlin LLWWWW Fairground Racing Oval, Detroit WIN
KO
1958-04-23 Mike DeJohn WWWWDW State Fair Coliseum, Syracuse WIN
Split-decision
1958-04-03 Wayne Bethea LWWWLW Auditorium Arena, Denver WIN
Split-decision
1958-02-21 Alex Miteff WWWLWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Split-decision
1957-11-19 Jeff Dyer WWWLLL Auditorium, Bangor WIN
KO
1957-05-08 John Holman WWLLLW Auditorium, Portland WIN
Unanimous decision
1957-02-19 Joe Erskine WWWWWW Earls Court Arena, Kensington WIN
KO
1956-12-30 Hans Friedrich LWWWWW Arena Westfalenhalle, Dortmund WIN
Technical knockout
1956-12-04 Dick Richardson WWLWWW Harringay Arena, Harringay WIN
Corner retirement
1956-10-25 Bob Woodall WWWWWW Arena, Boston WIN
KO
1956-09-25 Zora Folley WLWWWW Softball Park, Phoenix LOST
Unanimous decision
1956-07-11 Eddie Machen WWWWWW Auditorium, Miami Beach LOST
KO
1956-06-01 Ken Hammer WWWLWL Coliseum, Charlotte WIN
Technical knockout
1956-04-16 Eddie Machen WWWWWW Cow Palace, Daly City LOST
Unanimous decision
1955-12-07 Bob Baker WWWWWW Arena, Cleveland LOST
Unanimous decision
1955-09-13 Don Cockell WWWWWL White City Stadium, White City WIN
Corner retirement
1955-08-17 Bob Satterfield WLWLLD Chicago Stadium, Chicago LOST
Unanimous decision
1955-05-02 Archie Moore WWWWWW Cashman Field, Las Vegas LOST
Points
1955-01-25 Jack Flood WLLLWL Radio Center Arena, Huntington WIN
KO
1954-12-11 Jimmy Walls WWWLLW King's Stadium, Hamilton WIN
KO
1954-07-14 Tommy Jackson WWWWLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
1954-05-22 Karel Sys LWDWWW Palais des Sports, Brussels WIN
Technical knockout
1954-03-12 James J. Parker WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1954-02-20 Archie McBride LLLWWL Palacio de Deportes, Havana WIN
Split-decision
1953-11-15 Heinz Neuhaus LWWWWW Westfalenhalle, Dortmund WIN
KO
1953-09-29 Matt Daniels LLLLLL Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa WIN
Technical knockout
1953-09-15 Charley Doc Williams WWWLLL Auditorium, Miami Beach WIN
Unanimous decision
1953-08-11 Ezzard Charles WWWWWW Auditorium, Miami Beach WIN
Unanimous decision
1953-07-18 Omelio Agramonte LWLLWL Palacio de Deportes, Havana WIN
Technical knockout
1953-05-21 Bob Baker LWWLWW Radio Center Arena, Huntington LOST
Unanimous decision
1953-04-20 Billy Gilliam LLLWLL War Memorial Arena, Johnstown LOST
Split-decision
1953-03-11 Archie Moore WWWWWW Arena, Saint Louis LOST
Unanimous decision
1952-11-24 Harold Johnson WLWLWW Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn LOST
Unanimous decision
1952-06-13 Jimmy Walker WWWDWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
1952-03-29 Joe McFadden WWLLWW Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn DRAW
Points
1952-02-28 Sandy McPherson LLLLWD Sunnyside Garden, Sunnyside, Queens WIN
Unanimous decision
1952-02-07 Keene Simmons LLLLLL Sunnyside Garden, Sunnyside, Queens WIN
Unanimous decision
1952-01-04 Joe McFadden LWWWWL Sunnyside Garden, Sunnyside, Queens WIN
KO
1950-09-23 Aldo Rodriguez LL Palacio de Deportes, Havana WIN
Technical knockout
1950-08-19 Juan Carlos Vigo LWLL Palacio de Deportes, Havana WIN
KO
1950-02-21 T J Bevil LLLWDL Jacksonville WIN
Technical knockout
1948-11-26 Archie McBride WWWWWW Armory, Reading LOST
Points
1948-11-15 Doc Bee WLWLLL Coliseum, Baltimore WIN
Points
1948-10-19 Jimmy Freeman WLWWLL Auditorium, Hartford DRAW
Points
1947-07-19 Cheo Morejon LLDLWD Palacio de Deportes, Havana
1947-06-28 Aldo Rodriguez Palacio de Deportes, Havana WIN
Points
1946-09-19 Kid Carbajal WLLLLL Cienfuegos WIN
KO
1946-03-09 Cheo Morejon LLLDLW Sancti Spiritus DRAW
Points
1945-12-08 Federico Malibran WLLWWW Ciego de Avila WIN
KO
1945-09-15 Federico Malibran WWWWLL Palacio de Deportes, Havana LOST
KO
1944-09-24 Epifanio Perez L Candelaria WIN
KO
1944-09-03 Mario Raul Ochoa WLLWWL Candelaria LOST
Points
1944-07-30 Andres Ferrer Candelaria WIN
KO
1943-04-03 Julio Lazaro Diaz LWLWWL Arena Cristal, Havana WIN
Technical knockout
1943-02-20 Benito Garcia LWWWLL Arena Cristal, Havana WIN
Technical knockout
1943-01-20 Andres Dominguez LLLWWW Arena Cristal, Havana WIN
KO
1942-10-10 Jose Andres Hornedo L Arena Cristal, Havana WIN
KO
1942-08-15 Epifanio Perez Arena Cristal, Havana WIN
KO
1942-05-30 Julio Lazaro Diaz LWL Arena Cristal, Havana LOST
KO
1942-03-28 Wilfredo Ferrer Arena Cristal, Havana WIN
KO
1942-01-31 Andres Dominguez LLL Arena Cristal, Havana WIN
KO
1941-12-27 Basilio Ayestaran WLWWWL Palacio de Deportes, Havana WIN
KO