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Pipino Cuevas boxer

Pipino Cuevas image
Status inactive
Division welterweight
Height 5′ 8″/173cm
Reach 70″/178cm
Debut 1971-11-13
Born 1957-12-27
Nationality Mexico
Residence Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
bouts
50
won
35
lost
15
draw
0
bouts
50
won
35
lost
15
draw
0
Status inactive
Division welterweight
Height 5′ 8″/173cm
Reach 70″/178cm
Debut 1971-11-13
Born 1957-12-27
Nationality Mexico
Residence Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

Cuevas was inducted into both the International Boxing Hall of Fame, and the World Boxing Hall of Fame.Cuevas turned professional at age 14; he won only seven of his first twelve bouts but eventually put together an eight bout winning streak before losing to Andy Price. On July 17, 1976, he received a shot at the WBA welterweight title against champion Ángel Espada. Cuevas pulled off an upset victory by knocking Espada to the canvas three times in the second round. At age 18, he was the youngest welterweight champion in history. In his first defense, he traveled to Japan and defeated hometown fighter Shoji Tsujimoto by knockout.

Cuevas was inducted into both the International Boxing Hall of Fame, and the World Boxing Hall of Fame.Cuevas turned professional at age 14; he won only seven of his first twelve bouts but eventually put together an eight bout winning streak before losing to Andy Price. On July 17, 1976, he received a shot at the WBA welterweight title against champion Ángel Espada. Cuevas pulled off an upset victory by knocking Espada to the canvas three times in the second round. At age 18, he was the youngest welterweight champion in history. In his first defense, he traveled to Japan and defeated hometown fighter Shoji Tsujimoto by knockout.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Sept. 25, 1989 Lupe Aquino WLWWWW Tijuana LOSS
KO
July 31, 1989 Martin Martinez LWWW Tijuana WIN
KO
May 29, 1989 Francisco Carballo WWLWWL Tijuana WIN
KO
July 25, 1987 Francisco Valenzuela WWWWWW Palacio de los Deportes, Mexico City WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 19, 1986 Jorge Vaca WWWWWW Guadalajara LOSS
KO
Oct. 4, 1986 Lorenzo Garcia WWLLWW Salta LOSS
Points
July 25, 1986 Luis Mateo WWWWWL UIC Pavilion, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
March 3, 1986 Steve Little WLDWLL Sacramento LOSS
Points
Feb. 25, 1986 Felipe Vaca DWLDLL Forum, Inglewood WIN
Unanimous decision
March 7, 1985 Herman Montes WDLWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOSS
KO
July 12, 1984 Jun-Suk Hwang WWWWWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOSS
Majority decision
March 1, 1984 Mauricio Bravo WWWWWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 29, 1983 Roberto Duran LWWLLW Sports Arena, Los Angeles LOSS
Technical knockout
Nov. 7, 1981 Roger Stafford LWWWWW Hacienda Hotel, Las Vegas LOSS
Unanimous decision
June 25, 1981 Joergen Hansen WWWWWW Astrodome, Houston WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 7, 1981 Bernardo Prada WWLLWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
KO
Aug. 2, 1980 Thomas Hearns WWWWWW Joe Louis Arena, Detroit World Boxing Association World Welterweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
April 6, 1980 Harold Volbrecht WWWWWW Astro Arena, Houston World Boxing Association World Welterweight

WIN
KO
Dec. 8, 1979 Angel Espada WLWWWW Sports Arena, Los Angeles World Boxing Association World Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
July 30, 1979 Randy Shields LWLLWW International Amphitheatre, Chicago World Boxing Association World Welterweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 29, 1979 Scott Clark WWWWWW Forum, Inglewood WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 9, 1978 Pete Ranzany WLWWWW Hughes Stadium, Sacramento World Boxing Association World Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
May 20, 1978 Billy Backus WWWWWD Forum, Inglewood World Boxing Association World Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 4, 1978 Harold Weston WWDWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Corner retirement
Nov. 19, 1977 Angel Espada WWLWWW Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan World Boxing Association World Welterweight

WIN
Corner retirement
Aug. 6, 1977 Clyde Gray WWWWWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles World Boxing Association World Welterweight

WIN
KO
March 12, 1977 Miguel Angel Campanino WWWWWW El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City World Boxing Association World Welterweight

WIN
KO
Oct. 27, 1976 Shoji Tsujimoto DWWWWW Jissen Rinri Hall, Kanazawa World Boxing Association World Welterweight

WIN
KO
July 17, 1976 Angel Espada WLWWWW Plaza de Toros Calafia, Mexicali World Boxing Association World Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
June 2, 1976 Andy Price WWWWWW Sports Arena, Los Angeles World Boxing Association World Welterweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
April 3, 1976 Rafael Piamonte WWWL Plaza de Toros Calafia, Mexicali World Boxing Association World Welterweight

WIN
KO
Sept. 27, 1975 Jose Palacios WLLWWW Arena Mexico, Mexico City Mexico Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
July 12, 1975 Carlos Obregon WWWWW Palacio de los Deportes, Mexico City WIN
Points
Jan. 25, 1975 Ruben Vazquez Zamora WWLLLL Arena Coliseo, Mexico City WIN
Points
Oct. 26, 1974 Samuel Garcia LWLWWL Arena Coliseo, Mexico City WIN
KO
Aug. 21, 1974 Jose Luis Pena WLWWDL Mexico City WIN
KO
June 12, 1974 Sugar Sanders LLLLLL Mexico City WIN
KO
May 11, 1974 Salvador Ruvalcaba W Arena Coliseo, Mexico City WIN
KO
Nov. 24, 1973 Eleazar Delgado LWL Arena Coliseo, Mexico City LOSS
Points
Oct. 6, 1973 Octavio Amparan WLLWWL Arena Coliseo, Mexico City WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 4, 1973 Jose Figueroa WWLWLL Mexico City WIN
Technical knockout
May 12, 1973 Memo Cruz WLW Arena Coliseo, Mexico City LOSS
Points
March 1, 1973 Sergio Alejo W Mexico City WIN
KO
Dec. 7, 1972 Raul Martinez Mexico City WIN
KO
Aug. 19, 1972 Juan Pablo Oropeza DLL Arena Coliseo, Mexico City LOSS
Points
July 22, 1972 Francisco Tapia L Mexico City WIN
Technical knockout
May 24, 1972 Miguel Rodriguez L Culiacan WIN
Technical knockout
March 4, 1972 Mario Roman Arena Mexico, Mexico City LOSS
Points
Jan. 1, 1972 Jose Arias LL Mexico City WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 13, 1971 Alfredo Castro WL Arena Coliseo, Mexico City LOSS
KO