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Robert Wangila boxer

Robert Wangila image
Status inactive
Age 26
Division super welterweight
Height 5′ 9″/175cm
Debut 1989-02-24
Born 1967-09-03
Death 1994-07-28
Nationality Kenya
Residence Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
bouts
27
won
22
lost
5
draw
0
bouts
27
won
22
lost
5
draw
0
Status inactive
Age 26
Division super welterweight
Height 5′ 9″/175cm
Debut 1989-02-24
Born 1967-09-03
Death 1994-07-28
Nationality Kenya
Residence Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Wangila turned to professional boxing in 1989 and compiled a career record of 22-5-0.Wangila died from injuries received in a 1994 fight with David Gonzales in Las Vegas. Wangila had been beaten to such a bad condition that the referee Joe Cortez stopped the match in favour of Gonzales, despite Wangila's fierce protests. After the match, Wangila lapsed into a coma in his dressing room. He was pronounced dead thirty-six hours later. Wangila had converted from Christianity to Islam while in the United States, and his will requested that he be buried according to the wishes of his Muslim wife. Napunyi Wangila, married Queen Noble, May 16, 1992 until his death. The will was challenged by Wangila's family in Kenya, but a judge ruled in favor of a Muslim burial.

Wangila turned to professional boxing in 1989 and compiled a career record of 22-5-0.Wangila died from injuries received in a 1994 fight with David Gonzales in Las Vegas. Wangila had been beaten to such a bad condition that the referee Joe Cortez stopped the match in favour of Gonzales, despite Wangila's fierce protests. After the match, Wangila lapsed into a coma in his dressing room. He was pronounced dead thirty-six hours later. Wangila had converted from Christianity to Islam while in the United States, and his will requested that he be buried according to the wishes of his Muslim wife. Napunyi Wangila, married Queen Noble, May 16, 1992 until his death. The will was challenged by Wangila's family in Kenya, but a judge ruled in favor of a Muslim burial.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
July 22, 1994 David Gonzalez WWLWWW The Aladdin, Las Vegas LOSS
Technical knockout
May 6, 1994 Jesus Mayorga WWLLLL Aladdin Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 25, 1993 Troy Waters WWWWWL Great Western Forum, Inglewood vacant World Boxing Board Super Welterweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Sept. 13, 1993 Pedro Aguirre LLLWLL Great Western Forum, Inglewood vacant World Boxing Board Super Welterweight

WIN
KO
June 24, 1993 William Hernandez LWWLLL Irvine vacant World Boxing Board Super Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 15, 1992 William Hernandez WLLLLW Bally's Las Vegas, Las Vegas LOSS
Technical knockout
Dec. 19, 1991 Buck Smith WWWWWW Hacienda Hotel, Las Vegas LOSS
Technical knockout
Oct. 25, 1991 Martin Quiroz LLLLWL Hacienda Hotel, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 16, 1991 Mariano Solorio LWWWLL Hacienda Hotel, Las Vegas WIN
Corner retirement
June 27, 1991 Javier Sanchez LWLLLL Bally's Las Vegas, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
April 7, 1991 Ray Collins WWLDWW Bally's Las Vegas, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 24, 1991 Steve Barreras LWWLWW Bally's Las Vegas, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 8, 1990 Verdell Smith LWLWWL Rawhide Western Theme Park, Scottsdale WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 25, 1990 Calvin Meeks WWWLWL Civic Plaza, Phoenix WIN
KO
July 27, 1990 Eric Hernandez LWWWWL Bally's Las Vegas, Las Vegas LOSS
Technical knockout
June 14, 1990 Jorge Hernandez LLLLLL The Holiday Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
April 29, 1990 Clarence White WWWLWW Caesars Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
April 1, 1990 Ramon Felix WW Caesars Tahoe, Stateline WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 1, 1989 Roberto Garcia LWLLLW Hacienda Hotel, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 31, 1989 Roddy Blake WWWWWL Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 19, 1989 Anthony Martinez LWWLWL Veteran's Coliseum, Jacksonville WIN
KO
Aug. 14, 1989 Keith Banks WLWWLL Lawlor Events Center, Reno WIN
Technical knockout
July 4, 1989 Jose Emanuel Varela LDWWWW Sharkey's Cowpasture, Gardnerville WIN
Technical knockout
June 12, 1989 Buck Smith WWWWWD Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
Majority decision
April 25, 1989 Ariel Conde LLLLLL Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
KO
March 25, 1989 Louis Saucedo WL Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 24, 1989 Sidney Ubeda Gomes Convention Center, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision