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Nino Valdes boxer

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

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 Titles Result
Dec. 1, 1959 Brian London WLWWLL Empire Pool, Wembley WIN
Corner retirement
Aug. 5, 1959 Sonny Liston WWWWWW Chicago Stadium, Chicago LOSS
KO
May 29, 1959 Alonzo Johnson WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Unanimous decision
April 28, 1959 Dan Hodge LWWWWW Forum, Wichita WIN
Technical knockout
March 4, 1959 Charlie Powell LWWWWW Auditorium, Miami Beach LOSS
Technical knockout
Dec. 19, 1958 Pat McMurtry WLWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 15, 1958 Mike DeJohn WWDWLW War Memorial Auditorium, Rochester WIN
Split-decision
July 9, 1958 Harold Carter LWWWWW Coliseum, Spokane WIN
Technical knockout
May 24, 1958 Johnny Summerlin LLWWWW Fairground Racing Oval, Detroit WIN
KO
April 23, 1958 Mike DeJohn WWWWDW State Fair Coliseum, Syracuse WIN
Split-decision
April 3, 1958 Wayne Bethea LWWWLW Auditorium Arena, Denver WIN
Split-decision
Feb. 21, 1958 Alex Miteff WWWLWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Split-decision
Nov. 19, 1957 Jeff Dyer WWWLLL Auditorium, Bangor WIN
KO
May 8, 1957 John Holman WWLLLW Auditorium, Portland WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 19, 1957 Joe Erskine WWWWWW Earls Court Arena, Kensington WIN
KO
Dec. 30, 1956 Hans Friedrich LWWWWW Arena Westfalenhalle, Dortmund WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 4, 1956 Dick Richardson WWLWWW Harringay Arena, Harringay WIN
Corner retirement
Oct. 25, 1956 Bob Woodall WWWWWW Arena, Boston WIN
KO
Sept. 25, 1956 Zora Folley WLWWWW Softball Park, Phoenix LOSS
Unanimous decision
July 11, 1956 Eddie Machen WWWWWW Auditorium, Miami Beach LOSS
KO
June 1, 1956 Ken Hammer WWWLWL Coliseum, Charlotte WIN
Technical knockout
April 16, 1956 Eddie Machen WWWWWW Cow Palace, Daly City LOSS
Unanimous decision
Dec. 7, 1955 Bob Baker WWWWWW Arena, Cleveland LOSS
Unanimous decision
Sept. 13, 1955 Don Cockell WWWWWL White City Stadium, White City WIN
Corner retirement
Aug. 17, 1955 Bob Satterfield WLWLLD Chicago Stadium, Chicago LOSS
Unanimous decision
May 2, 1955 Archie Moore WWWWWW Cashman Field, Las Vegas LOSS
Points
Jan. 25, 1955 Jack Flood WLLLWL Radio Center Arena, Huntington WIN
KO
Dec. 11, 1954 Jimmy Walls WWWLLW King's Stadium, Hamilton WIN
KO
July 14, 1954 Tommy Jackson WWWWLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
May 22, 1954 Karel Sys LWDWWW Palais des Sports, Brussels WIN
Technical knockout
March 12, 1954 James J. Parker WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 20, 1954 Archie McBride LLLWWL Palacio de Deportes, Havana WIN
Split-decision
Nov. 15, 1953 Heinz Neuhaus LWWWWW Westfalenhalle, Dortmund WIN
KO
Sept. 29, 1953 Matt Daniels LLLLLL Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 15, 1953 Charley Doc Williams WWWLLL Auditorium, Miami Beach WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 11, 1953 Ezzard Charles WWWWWW Auditorium, Miami Beach WIN
Unanimous decision
July 18, 1953 Omelio Agramonte LWLLWL Palacio de Deportes, Havana Cuban Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
May 21, 1953 Bob Baker LWWLWW Radio Center Arena, Huntington Cuban Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
April 20, 1953 Billy Gilliam LLLWLL War Memorial Arena, Johnstown Cuban Heavyweight

LOSS
Split-decision
March 11, 1953 Archie Moore WWWWWW Arena, Saint Louis LOSS
Unanimous decision
Nov. 24, 1952 Harold Johnson WLWLWW Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn LOSS
Unanimous decision
June 13, 1952 Jimmy Walker WWWDWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
March 29, 1952 Joe McFadden WWLLWW Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn DRAW
Points
Feb. 28, 1952 Sandy McPherson LLLLWD Sunnyside Garden, Sunnyside, Queens WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 7, 1952 Keene Simmons LLLLLL Sunnyside Garden, Sunnyside, Queens WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 4, 1952 Joe McFadden LWWWWL Sunnyside Garden, Sunnyside, Queens WIN
KO
Sept. 23, 1950 Aldo Rodriguez LL Palacio de Deportes, Havana WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 19, 1950 Juan Carlos Vigo LWLL Palacio de Deportes, Havana WIN
KO
Feb. 21, 1950 T J Bevil LLLWDL Jacksonville WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 26, 1948 Archie McBride WWWWWW Armory, Reading LOSS
Points
Nov. 15, 1948 Doc Bee WLWLLL Coliseum, Baltimore WIN
Points
Oct. 19, 1948 Jimmy Freeman WLWWLL Auditorium, Hartford DRAW
Points
July 19, 1947 Cheo Morejon LLDLWD Palacio de Deportes, Havana
NC
June 28, 1947 Aldo Rodriguez Palacio de Deportes, Havana WIN
Points
Sept. 19, 1946 Kid Carbajal WLLLLL Cienfuegos WIN
KO
March 9, 1946 Cheo Morejon LLLDLW Sancti Spiritus DRAW
Points
Dec. 8, 1945 Federico Malibran WLLWWW Ciego de Avila Cuban Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Sept. 15, 1945 Federico Malibran WWWWLL Palacio de Deportes, Havana Cuban Heavyweight

LOSS
KO
Sept. 24, 1944 Epifanio Perez L Candelaria Cuban Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Sept. 3, 1944 Mario Raul Ochoa WLLWWL Candelaria Cuban Heavyweight

LOSS
Points
July 30, 1944 Andres Ferrer Candelaria Cuban Heavyweight

WIN
KO
April 3, 1943 Julio Lazaro Diaz LWLWWL Arena Cristal, Havana WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 20, 1943 Benito Garcia LWWWLL Arena Cristal, Havana WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 20, 1943 Andres Dominguez LLLWWW Arena Cristal, Havana WIN
KO
Oct. 10, 1942 Jose Andres Hornedo L Arena Cristal, Havana WIN
KO
Aug. 15, 1942 Epifanio Perez Arena Cristal, Havana WIN
KO
May 30, 1942 Julio Lazaro Diaz LWL Arena Cristal, Havana LOSS
KO
March 28, 1942 Wilfredo Ferrer Arena Cristal, Havana WIN
KO
Jan. 31, 1942 Andres Dominguez LLL Arena Cristal, Havana WIN
KO
Dec. 27, 1941 Basilio Ayestaran WLWWWL Palacio de Deportes, Havana WIN
KO