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Raul Rojas boxer

Raul Rojas image
Status inactive
Age 70
Division featherweight
Height 5′ 4″/163cm
Reach 62″/157cm
Debut 1963-01-15
Born 1941-11-05
Death 2012-05-20
Nationality USA
Residence Los Angeles, California, USA
bouts
47
won
38
lost
7
draw
2
bouts
47
won
38
lost
7
draw
2
Status inactive
Age 70
Division featherweight
Height 5′ 4″/163cm
Reach 62″/157cm
Debut 1963-01-15
Born 1941-11-05
Death 2012-05-20
Nationality USA
Residence Los Angeles, California, USA

Raul Rojas (November 5, 1941 – May 20, 2012) was a Mexican American featherweight boxer. He accumulated a record of 38 wins (24 by KO), 7 losses and 2 draws. On March 28, 1968, Rojas defeated Enrique Higgins to win the WBA Featherweight Title, which Vicente Saldivar had vacated after announcing his retirement. He lost the title on September 27, 1968 to Shozo Saijo. Rojas was inducted into the California Boxing Hall of Fame.Rojas grew up as a gangster, leading the group "Little Roy's Gang". Two of his brothers were sent to San Quentin State Prison, while Rojas spent time at the California Division of Juvenile Justice. He once said that "If it were not for boxing, I'd probably either be in San Quentin or would already have made the trip to the gas chamber." he died of natural causes at the age of 70. He was survived by daughters Rebecca and Guadalupe.

Raul Rojas (November 5, 1941 – May 20, 2012) was a Mexican American featherweight boxer. He accumulated a record of 38 wins (24 by KO), 7 losses and 2 draws. On March 28, 1968, Rojas defeated Enrique Higgins to win the WBA Featherweight Title, which Vicente Saldivar had vacated after announcing his retirement. He lost the title on September 27, 1968 to Shozo Saijo. Rojas was inducted into the California Boxing Hall of Fame.Rojas grew up as a gangster, leading the group "Little Roy's Gang". Two of his brothers were sent to San Quentin State Prison, while Rojas spent time at the California Division of Juvenile Justice. He once said that "If it were not for boxing, I'd probably either be in San Quentin or would already have made the trip to the gas chamber." he died of natural causes at the age of 70. He was survived by daughters Rebecca and Guadalupe.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Dec. 10, 1970 Mando Ramos WWWWLW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOSS
Technical knockout
Sept. 27, 1970 Yoshiaki Numata LWDWWW Nihon University Auditorium World Boxing Council World Super Featherweight

LOSS
KO
July 9, 1970 Ruben Navarro WWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOSS
Unanimous decision
March 26, 1970 Sugar Ramos WLLWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOSS
Majority decision
March 3, 1970 Raton Palacios WLLLLL Sports Arena, Los Angeles WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 20, 1970 Enrique Jana WWDWWW Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento DRAW
Points
Nov. 11, 1969 Rogelio Tulunghari LLLWLL Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio WIN
Technical knockout
April 1, 1969 Marcel Arias WDW Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 27, 1968 Shozo Saijo WLWLWW Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles World Boxing Association World Featherweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Aug. 17, 1968 Eliseo Estrada DLLLLL County Fairgrounds, Ventura World Boxing Association World Featherweight

WIN
Points
June 6, 1968 Shozo Saijo WWLWLW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOSS
Majority decision
March 28, 1968 Enrique Higgins WDLWWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles vacant World Boxing Association World Featherweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 14, 1967 Antonio Herrera LWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles Vacant California World Featherweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 14, 1967 Kang Il Suh WLWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Unanimous decision
May 25, 1967 Vicente Milan Derado WWLLLW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles Vacant California World Super Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 27, 1967 Ray Coleman WWDLLL Oakland Arena, Oakland WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 9, 1967 Jerry Stevens WWDWLL Las Vegas WIN
KO
Aug. 24, 1966 Pete Gonzalez WLWDWL San Jose WIN
Points
July 26, 1966 Arturo Vingochea LLLWWL Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento WIN
Technical knockout
June 3, 1966 Ricardo Moreno WWWWWL Sports Arena, Los Angeles WIN
KO
March 17, 1966 Ricardo Moreno WWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 27, 1966 Alton Colter WLWDWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Unanimous decision
May 7, 1965 Vicente Saldivar WWWWWW Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles World Boxing Association World Featherweight

World Boxing Council World Featherweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Dec. 4, 1964 Chucho Garcia WWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Points
Nov. 12, 1964 Blackie Zamora WLWLWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 13, 1964 Fidel Cruz WWLLLL Civic Auditorium, San Jose WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 11, 1964 Eloy Sanchez WWLWLL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Unanimous decision
June 18, 1964 Danny Kid LWWWWD Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Unanimous decision
May 28, 1964 Eloy Sanchez LWWWLW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Split-decision
April 10, 1964 Joey Olguin LLWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
March 19, 1964 Pepino Pedro Morales LLLLWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
KO
Feb. 18, 1964 Ray Coleman WLLWLL Valley Garden Arena, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 10, 1964 Al Medrano LWLLWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 12, 1963 Julio Zuniga LLWWDL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
KO
Nov. 21, 1963 Sergio Gomez LWWLLW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Points
Oct. 31, 1963 Joe Jacobs LLLLDL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
KO
Oct. 24, 1963 Ronnie Taylor LL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Corner retirement
Oct. 10, 1963 Lalo Larranaga Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 26, 1963 Charley Robinson WWLLDD Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
KO
Sept. 5, 1963 Lucio Arreola DLW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 16, 1963 Tommy O'Connor WWLLLD Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
KO
June 6, 1963 Apolonio Reyes Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
KO
May 3, 1963 Frank Souza LWWDLL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Points
April 19, 1963 Julio Zuniga LWLLWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles DRAW
TD
March 8, 1963 Freddie Burris DWWLWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
KO
Jan. 22, 1963 Frankie Corpus WDWWWL Coliseum, San Diego WIN
Points
Jan. 15, 1963 Ray Coleman LLLLWL Coliseum, San Diego WIN
Technical knockout