Rafael Herrera boxer

Rafael Herrera boxer
bouts
60
won
47
lost
9
draw
4
Status
inactive
Division
bantamweight
Debut
1963-03-20
Height
5′ 4″/163cm
Reach
-
Age
-
Born
1945-01-07
Death
-
Nationality
Mexico

Herrera turned pro in 1963 and in 1972 defeated Rubén Olivares by TKO to capture the Lineal, WBC and WBA bantamweight titles. He lost the titles in his first defense to Enrique Pinder. Pinder was stripped of the WBC title after this fight for failure to defend against Rodolfo Martinez. Herrera fought Martinez for the vacant WBC bantamweight title the following year and won by TKO, a fight in which Martinez down four times (twice in 4th, twice in 11th), and Herrera was down in the 8th. He defended the title twice before losing it in 1974 in a rematch with Martinez. The outcome of the bout was controversial, as Herrera was on his feet at the count of 7 after being knocked down and was asked by the referee if he could continue. Herrera nodded "yes" but a split second later the referee raised Martinez' hand and declared him the winner. Herrera lurched forward but the referee contained him. The ensuing conversation between Herrera and the referee was heard on the national TV broadcast.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1986-02-25 Alfredo Meneses LLWLWL Forum, Inglewood WIN
Majority decision
1976-05-23 Jose Cervantes WWLWWD Maestranza Cesar Giron, Maracay DRAW
Points
1975-11-10 Jose Luis Soto WWLWWL Los Mochis LOST
Unanimous decision
1975-07-05 Octavio Gomez WLWWLW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOST
Unanimous decision
1974-12-07 Rodolfo Martinez WLWWLW Plaza de Toros, Merida LOST
Technical knockout
1974-05-25 Romeo Anaya WWWWWL Palacio de los Deportes, Mexico City WIN
Technical knockout
1973-10-13 Venice Borkhorsor WWWWWW Forum, Inglewood WIN
Split-decision
1973-04-14 Rodolfo Martinez WWWWWW Plaza de Toros Monumental, Monterrey WIN
Technical knockout
1972-11-14 Ruben Olivares WWWWLW Forum, Inglewood WIN
Majority decision
1972-07-29 Enrique Pinder WWWWWW Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City LOST
Unanimous decision
1972-03-19 Ruben Olivares WWWWWW El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City WIN
KO
1971-08-23 Chucho Castillo LWWWLW Forum, Inglewood WIN
Split-decision
1971-06-14 Modesto Boy Dayaganon WWWDWL Auditorio Municipal, Tijuana WIN
KO
1971-04-02 Cesar Deciga WWWWWW Forum, Inglewood WIN
Technical knockout
1971-01-20 Rodolfo Martinez WWWWWW Forum, Inglewood WIN
Majority decision
1970-09-05 Octavio Gomez DWDWWW Forum, Inglewood WIN
Points
1970-04-18 Jose Lopez Forum, Inglewood WIN
Unanimous decision
1970-03-17 Cesar Chavez WWWLWL Frontón Palacio Jai Alai, Tijuana WIN
Technical knockout
1970-01-20 Yoshimoto Suda LLLWDD Frontón Palacio Jai Alai, Tijuana WIN
KO
1969-09-25 Lenny Brice LWWWWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
1969-07-26 Raul Cruz LWLWWW Arena Mexico, Mexico City LOST
Points
1969-04-17 Billy McGrandle WLWWWW Sales Pavilion, Edmonton DRAW
Points
1969-03-29 Ricardo Solis WLLWLL Plaza de Toros, Torreon WIN
Technical knockout
1969-03-04 Ken Nagamine WLWLLD Valley Music Theatre, Woodland Hills WIN
Points
1969-02-15 Chucho Castillo WWWWWL Plaza de Toros Monumental, Monterrey LOST
Technical knockout
1968-12-19 Jerry Stokes LWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Unanimous decision
1968-11-21 Lenny Brice WWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Unanimous decision
1968-09-28 Guillermo Tellez LLWWWL Arena Coliseo, Mexico City WIN
Technical knockout
1968-08-03 Ronnie Jones LWWLLL Arena Coliseo, Mexico City WIN
Technical knockout
1968-06-29 Santos Sandoval WWDWWW Arena Coliseo, Mexico City WIN
Technical knockout
1968-03-30 Raul Vega WLWWWL Arena Mexico, Mexico City WIN
Points
1967-12-05 Alex Rivera LDLL Civic Auditorium, San Jose WIN
Points
1967-10-17 Ricardo Solis LWL Civic Auditorium, San Jose WIN
KO
1967-09-19 Lupe Gonzalez WWLLDL Civic Auditorium, San Jose DRAW
1967-08-18 Elias Vargas WWWWLL Arena, San Bernardino WIN
KO
1967-07-06 Elias Vargas WWWWWL Mexico City WIN
Points
1967-06-05 Alex Rivera LDL Stockton WIN
Points
1967-05-16 Raton Perez LLWLLL San Jose WIN
Points
1967-04-06 Jose Hernandez LLWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Points
1967-03-02 Manuel Magallanes LLLLLW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Points
1967-01-21 Gerardo Luna WWWLWW Arena Coliseo, Mexico City DRAW
Points
1966-11-16 Alfredo Meneses WWLLLW Arena Coliseo, Mexico City WIN
Points
1966-07-13 Cornelio Vega WWLWLL Arena Coliseo, Mexico City WIN
Points
1966-06-08 Gerardo Luna WLWWWW Arena Coliseo, Mexico City WIN
Points
1966-01-06 Coruco Contreras WLWL Mexico City WIN
KO
1965-11-08 Coruco Contreras WLW Tuxtla Gutierrez WIN
KO
1965-10-09 Alfredo Meneses WWWWL Arena Coliseo, Mexico City WIN
Points
1965-05-01 Gerardo Luna WWWLW Arena Coliseo, Mexico City LOST
Points
1965-04-03 Rogelio Rea WLWW Arena Mexico, Mexico City WIN
Technical knockout
1965-01-27 Cid Cardenas WLLLWW Arena Coliseo, Mexico City WIN
Points
1964-11-21 Andres Molina LLWWWW Arena Coliseo, Mexico City WIN
Technical knockout
1964-10-10 Alfonso Izquierdo LW Arena Coliseo, Mexico City WIN
Points
1964-09-20 Miguel Zamudio Arena Coliseo, Mexico City WIN
Technical knockout
1964-08-26 Jose Luis Madrid WW Arena Coliseo, Mexico City WIN
Technical knockout
1964-02-07 Jose Luis Madrid Poza Rica LOST
KO
1963-09-21 Alfonso Jose Cazares WWWWWL Arena Mexico, Mexico City LOST
Points
1963-07-13 David Monroy WLLWLL Arena Mexico, Mexico City WIN
Points
1963-05-25 Wenceslao Angeles Arena Coliseo, Mexico City WIN
Points
1963-04-17 Raul Martinez LL Arena Coliseo, Mexico City WIN
Points
1963-03-20 Memo Gonzalez LLLLLL Arena Coliseo, Mexico City WIN
Points