Rafael Ruelas boxer

Rafael Ruelas boxer
bouts
57
won
53
lost
4
draw
0
Status
inactive
Division
lightweight
Debut
1989-01-17
Height
5′ 11″/180cm
Reach
71″/180cm
Age
-
Born
1971-04-26
Death
-
Nationality
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.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1999-08-08 Hicklet Lau LWLLLW New Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas WIN
Split-decision
1998-08-15 Kostya Tszyu WWLWW County Coliseum, El Paso LOST
Technical knockout
1998-06-19 Juan Baldwin LWWWLL Trump Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Corner retirement
1998-03-21 Tim Scott LLLLLL Max Schmeling Halle, Prenzlauer Berg WIN
Technical knockout
1997-11-14 Rodney Wilson LWWLWL South Padre Island WIN
Technical knockout
1997-07-19 Mike Griffith LWWWWW Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio WIN
Technical knockout
1997-01-23 Jesus Arce WLLLLW Country Club, Reseda WIN
Technical knockout
1996-12-03 Jaime Balboa LLLLWL Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio WIN
KO
1996-08-23 Livingstone Bramble WLLLLW Ballys Park Place Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
1996-07-10 Mike Walsh LWDWLL Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills WIN
KO
1996-04-30 Tomas Barrientes WWWWWW San Antonio WIN
KO
1995-10-07 George Scott WWLWWW Nassau LOST
Unanimous decision
1995-05-06 Oscar De La Hoya WWWWWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas LOST
Technical knockout
1995-01-28 Billy Schwer WWWWWW MGM Grand, Las Vegas WIN
Corner retirement
1994-12-08 Omar Pacheco WDL Convention Center, Albuquerque WIN
KO
1994-05-27 Mike Evgen WWLWWW MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
1994-02-19 Freddie Pendleton WDWWWL Great Western Forum, Inglewood WIN
Unanimous decision
1993-10-22 Manuel Hernandez LLL Boise State Pavilion, Boise WIN
KO
1993-08-19 Conrado Lopez WLWWLL Marriott Hotel, Irvine WIN
KO
1993-07-17 Darryl Tyson WWWWLD Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
1993-02-23 Robert Rivera WWWWDL Country Club, Reseda WIN
Technical knockout
1993-01-19 Roberto Burgos LLL Boise Center, Boise WIN
KO
1992-11-06 Jorge Paez LWWWWW Great Western Forum, Inglewood WIN
Corner retirement
1992-08-25 Benny Dominguez WLLWLL Country Club, Reseda WIN
KO
1992-07-07 Mauro Gutierrez LLWLW Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood WIN
Unanimous decision
1992-05-26 Francisco Ortiz LLLLLL Country Club, Reseda WIN
Technical knockout
1992-04-03 Francisco Lopez LLLLLL Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Reno WIN
Technical knockout
1992-01-30 Rocky Lockridge WWWLLW Country Club, Reseda WIN
Unanimous decision
1991-11-26 Juan De La Paz LL Country Club, Reseda WIN
Technical knockout
1991-07-31 Mauro Gutierrez WWWWLL Country Club, Reseda LOST
KO
1991-06-25 Narciso Valenzuela Romo WWDWWD Country Club, Reseda WIN
Unanimous decision
1991-05-17 Fernando Soldadito Teran WLLWLL Country Club, Reseda WIN
KO
1991-03-31 Steve Cruz WWLWLW Sands Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
KO
1991-02-26 Vicente Gonzalez LLWLLL Country Club, Reseda WIN
Unanimous decision
1991-01-14 Tomas Valdez WWLLLL Great Western Forum, Inglewood WIN
Technical knockout
1990-11-27 Richard Abila LLWWLL Country Club, Reseda WIN
KO
1990-09-22 Felipe de Jesus LLWWWW Arco Arena, Sacramento WIN
Technical knockout
1990-08-17 Job Walters WWWWWW Bally's Las Vegas, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
1990-07-31 Rosendo Alonso WWWLDL Country Club, Reseda WIN
Technical knockout
1990-06-18 Abe Gomez DWWWLL Great Western Forum, Inglewood WIN
Unanimous decision
1990-05-29 Vicente Gonzalez LWLLWL Country Club, Reseda WIN
Corner retirement
1990-04-14 Arturo Hernandez LLLLDL Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
1990-03-08 Antonio Sanchez DL Great Western Forum, Inglewood WIN
KO
1990-02-27 Roberto Rios WLWLLL Country Club, Reseda WIN
Technical knockout
1990-02-05 Simon Contreras LLLLLL Great Western Forum, Inglewood WIN
KO
1989-11-28 Ricardo Flores LWLLLL Country Club, Reseda WIN
KO
1989-10-24 Margarito Ruiz LL Country Club, Reseda WIN
1989-09-26 Jose Luis Vazquez WWLLWL Country Club, Reseda WIN
KO
1989-08-29 Joey Quinlan LWWLLL Country Club, Reseda WIN
KO
1989-07-14 Ben Gomez WL Riviera Club, Chicago WIN
KO
1989-06-27 Chilo Guzman LLWLL Country Club, Reseda WIN
KO
1989-06-16 Benito Rodriguez WWWWLL Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston WIN
KO
1989-05-30 Javier Lara WWWLDL Country Club, Reseda WIN
KO
1989-04-25 Margarito Arreola WLLL Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Majority decision
1989-03-28 Adolfo Maya Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
1989-02-14 Robert Rayford LL Showboat Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
1989-01-17 Marcos Covarrubias WLL Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision