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Rafael Ruelas boxer

Rafael Ruelas image
Status inactive
Division lightweight
Height 5′ 11″/180cm
Reach 71″/180cm
Debut 1989-01-17
Born 1971-04-26
Nationality USA
Residence Studio City, California, USA
bouts
57
won
53
lost
4
draw
0
bouts
57
won
53
lost
4
draw
0
Status inactive
Division lightweight
Height 5′ 11″/180cm
Reach 71″/180cm
Debut 1989-01-17
Born 1971-04-26
Nationality USA
Residence Studio City, California, USA

Shortly after a TKO in 10 over Jorge Páez in 1992, Ruelas earned a shot at IBF Lightweight Title Freddie Pendleton, overcoming an early knockdown and winning by unanimous decision.Ruelas was able to successfully defend his title prior to being challenged by the rapidly rising star de la Hoya. De la Hoya defeated Ruelas, knocking him down twice and ending the fight in the 2nd round.

Shortly after a TKO in 10 over Jorge Páez in 1992, Ruelas earned a shot at IBF Lightweight Title Freddie Pendleton, overcoming an early knockdown and winning by unanimous decision.Ruelas was able to successfully defend his title prior to being challenged by the rapidly rising star de la Hoya. De la Hoya defeated Ruelas, knocking him down twice and ending the fight in the 2nd round.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Aug. 8, 1999 Hicklet Lau LWLLLW New Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas WIN
Split-decision
Aug. 15, 1998 Kostya Tszyu WWLWW County Coliseum, El Paso LOSS
Technical knockout
June 19, 1998 Juan Baldwin LWWWLL Trump Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Corner retirement
March 21, 1998 Tim Scott LLLLLL Max Schmeling Halle, Prenzlauer Berg WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 14, 1997 Rodney Wilson LWWLWL South Padre Island WIN
Technical knockout
July 19, 1997 Mike Griffith LWWWWW Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 23, 1997 Jesus Arce WLLLLW Country Club, Reseda WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 3, 1996 Jaime Balboa LLLLWL Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio WIN
KO
Aug. 23, 1996 Livingstone Bramble WLLLLW Ballys Park Place Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
July 10, 1996 Mike Walsh LWDWLL Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills WIN
KO
April 30, 1996 Tomas Barrientes WWWWWW San Antonio WIN
KO
Oct. 7, 1995 George Scott WWLWWW Nassau World Boxing Union (1995-2004) Lightweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
May 6, 1995 Oscar De La Hoya WWWWWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas International Boxing Federation World Lightweight

World Boxing Organisation World Lightweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Jan. 28, 1995 Billy Schwer WWWWWW MGM Grand, Las Vegas International Boxing Federation World Lightweight

WIN
Corner retirement
Dec. 8, 1994 Omar Pacheco WDL Convention Center, Albuquerque WIN
KO
May 27, 1994 Mike Evgen WWLWWW MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas International Boxing Federation World Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 19, 1994 Freddie Pendleton WDWWWL Great Western Forum, Inglewood International Boxing Federation World Lightweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 22, 1993 Manuel Hernandez LLL Boise State Pavilion, Boise International Boxing Federation World Lightweight

WIN
KO
Aug. 19, 1993 Conrado Lopez WLWWLL Marriott Hotel, Irvine WIN
KO
July 17, 1993 Darryl Tyson WWWWLD Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 23, 1993 Robert Rivera WWWWDL Country Club, Reseda NABF Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 19, 1993 Roberto Burgos LLL Boise Center, Boise WIN
KO
Nov. 6, 1992 Jorge Paez LWWWWW Great Western Forum, Inglewood WIN
Corner retirement
Aug. 25, 1992 Benny Dominguez WLLWLL Country Club, Reseda WIN
KO
July 7, 1992 Mauro Gutierrez LLWLW Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood WIN
Unanimous decision
May 26, 1992 Francisco Ortiz LLLLLL Country Club, Reseda WIN
Technical knockout
April 3, 1992 Francisco Lopez LLLLLL Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Reno WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 30, 1992 Rocky Lockridge WWWLLW Country Club, Reseda WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 26, 1991 Juan De La Paz LL Country Club, Reseda WIN
Technical knockout
July 31, 1991 Mauro Gutierrez WWWWLL Country Club, Reseda World Boxing Council Continental Americas Lightweight

LOSS
KO
June 25, 1991 Narciso Valenzuela Romo WWDWWD Country Club, Reseda WIN
Unanimous decision
May 17, 1991 Fernando Soldadito Teran WLLWLL Country Club, Reseda WIN
KO
March 31, 1991 Steve Cruz WWLWLW Sands Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
KO
Feb. 26, 1991 Vicente Gonzalez LLWLLL Country Club, Reseda WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 14, 1991 Tomas Valdez WWLLLL Great Western Forum, Inglewood Vacant IBF America Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 27, 1990 Richard Abila LLWWLL Country Club, Reseda USA California State Featherweight

WIN
KO
Sept. 22, 1990 Felipe de Jesus LLWWWW Arco Arena, Sacramento WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 17, 1990 Job Walters WWWWWW Bally's Las Vegas, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
July 31, 1990 Rosendo Alonso WWWLDL Country Club, Reseda WIN
Technical knockout
June 18, 1990 Abe Gomez DWWWLL Great Western Forum, Inglewood WIN
Unanimous decision
May 29, 1990 Vicente Gonzalez LWLLWL Country Club, Reseda WIN
Corner retirement
April 14, 1990 Arturo Hernandez LLLLDL Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
March 8, 1990 Antonio Sanchez DL Great Western Forum, Inglewood WIN
KO
Feb. 27, 1990 Roberto Rios WLWLLL Country Club, Reseda WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 5, 1990 Simon Contreras LLLLLL Great Western Forum, Inglewood WIN
KO
Nov. 28, 1989 Ricardo Flores LWLLLL Country Club, Reseda WIN
KO
Oct. 24, 1989 Margarito Ruiz LL Country Club, Reseda WIN
DQ
Sept. 26, 1989 Jose Luis Vazquez WWLLWL Country Club, Reseda WIN
KO
Aug. 29, 1989 Joey Quinlan LWWLLL Country Club, Reseda WIN
KO
July 14, 1989 Ben Gomez WL Riviera Club, Chicago WIN
KO
June 27, 1989 Chilo Guzman LLWLL Country Club, Reseda WIN
KO
June 16, 1989 Benito Rodriguez WWWWLL Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston WIN
KO
May 30, 1989 Javier Lara WWWLDL Country Club, Reseda WIN
KO
April 25, 1989 Margarito Arreola WLLL Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Majority decision
March 28, 1989 Adolfo Maya Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 14, 1989 Robert Rayford LL Showboat Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 17, 1989 Marcos Covarrubias WLL Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision