Vicente Saldivar boxer

Vicente Saldivar boxer
bouts
40
won
37
lost
3
draw
0
Status
inactive
Division
featherweight
Debut
1961-02-18
Height
5′ 3″/160cm
Reach
-
Age
42
Born
1943-03-05
Death
1985-07-18
Nationality
Mexico

Vicente Samuel Saldívar García (May 3, 1943 – July 18, 1985) was a Mexican boxer. He was a former WBC and a two-time WBA Featherweight Champion. Saldivar has frequently been ranked amongst the greatest in the history of that division by many noted boxing historians and critics. He currently holds the record for the most wins in unified featherweight title bouts and the longest unified featherweight championship reign in boxing history at 8 title bouts and 7 title defenses respectively. Saldívar fought in front of the fourth largest crowd ever, 90,000 in Estadio Azteca, and has also regularly been cited as one of the finest left-handed fighters of all time.Saldívar was born in one of the many poor quarters of Mexico City and is one of seven children. He used to get in fights on the streets and in school, so his father decided to channel the misguided energy into boxing. Like many other Mexicans his father was a big boxing fan, so it was a logical move. He was taught by Jose Moreno, a veteran trainer of a nearby Mexico City boxing gym.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1973-10-21 Eder Jofre WWWWWW Ginásio de Esportes Antônio Balbino, Salvador LOST
KO
1971-07-15 Frankie Crawford LWLWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Unanimous decision
1970-12-11 Kuniaki Shibata WWWWDW Auditorio Municipal, Tijuana LOST
Corner retirement
1970-05-09 Johnny Famechon WWWWWW Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma WIN
Unanimous decision
1969-07-18 Jose Legra WWWLWW Forum, Inglewood WIN
Unanimous decision
1967-10-14 Howard Winstone WWWWWL Estadio Azteca, Mexico City WIN
Technical knockout
1967-06-15 Howard Winstone WWWWWW Ninian Park, Cardiff WIN
Points
1967-01-29 Mitsunori Seki LWWWLW El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City WIN
Technical knockout
1966-08-07 Mitsunori Seki WWLWWW El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City WIN
Unanimous decision
1966-02-12 Floyd Robertson WWWWLW Monumental Plaza de Toros México, Mexico City WIN
KO
1965-09-07 Howard Winstone WWWWWW Earls Court Arena, Kensington WIN
Points
1965-05-07 Raul Rojas WWWWWW Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
1964-12-06 Delfino Rosales LWWWWW Plaza de Toros La Luz, Leon WIN
Technical knockout
1964-09-26 Sugar Ramos WWWWWW El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City WIN
Corner retirement
1964-06-01 Ismael Laguna WWWWWW Plaza de Toros, Tijuana WIN
Unanimous decision
1964-04-04 Eduardo Guerrero DWWLWW Mexico City WIN
Points
1964-02-08 Juan Ramirez WLWLWL Mexico City WIN
Technical knockout
1963-12-16 Felix Gutierrez LLLLLL Cuernavaca WIN
Technical knockout
1963-09-21 Beresford Francis WLWWWW Arena Mexico, Mexico City WIN
Technical knockout
1963-07-13 Eloy Sanchez WWWLWL Arena Mexico, Mexico City WIN
KO
1963-06-12 Baby Luis LWWWWW Mexico City WIN
Technical knockout
1963-04-19 Dwight Hawkins LLLWDW Monterrey WIN
KO
1963-03-16 Luis Hernandez LWLLWL Los Mochis WIN
KO
1962-12-29 Baby Luis WWWLLW El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City LOST
Technical knockout
1962-12-16 Jorge Baby Salazar LWLWWL Matamoros WIN
KO
1962-11-17 Jose Lopez WLWWWW Monterrey WIN
Points
1962-10-11 Luis Hernandez WWWLWL Los Mochis WIN
KO
1962-08-22 Alberto Soto DLLWWL Arena Coliseo, Mexico City WIN
Technical knockout
1962-06-27 Indio Fernandez LWWLWW Mexico City WIN
Technical knockout
1962-05-02 Genaro Gonzalez WLLWWW Mexico City WIN
1962-04-04 Jorge Baby Salazar WDWWWW Matamoros WIN
KO
1962-03-18 Juan Zavala DLLL Tuxtla Gutierrez WIN
KO
1962-02-08 Rosendo Martinez WLDLWL Huachinango WIN
Technical knockout
1962-01-06 Ernesto Beltran WWLWWW Acapulco WIN
KO
1961-12-03 Juan Rodriguez D Leon WIN
Technical knockout
1961-10-14 Jose Luis Mora LWWLWW Huachinango WIN
Points
1961-05-20 Babe Lopez LWWLDW Leon WIN
KO
1961-04-16 Eduardo Meza LLLWLL Oaxaca WIN
KO
1961-03-22 Frijol Gonzalez WL Oaxaca WIN
KO
1961-02-18 Baby Palacios D Oaxaca WIN
KO