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Vicente Saldivar boxer

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

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 Titles Result
Oct. 21, 1973 Eder Jofre WWWWWW Ginásio de Esportes Antônio Balbino, Salvador World Boxing Council World Featherweight

LOSS
KO
July 15, 1971 Frankie Crawford LWLWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 11, 1970 Kuniaki Shibata WWWWDW Auditorio Municipal, Tijuana World Boxing Council World Featherweight

LOSS
Corner retirement
May 9, 1970 Johnny Famechon WWWWWW Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma World Boxing Council World Featherweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
July 18, 1969 Jose Legra WWWLWW Forum, Inglewood WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 14, 1967 Howard Winstone WWWWWL Estadio Azteca, Mexico City World Boxing Association World Featherweight

World Boxing Council World Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
June 15, 1967 Howard Winstone WWWWWW Ninian Park, Cardiff World Boxing Association World Featherweight

World Boxing Council World Featherweight

WIN
Points
Jan. 29, 1967 Mitsunori Seki LWWWLW El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City World Boxing Association World Featherweight

World Boxing Council World Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 7, 1966 Mitsunori Seki WWLWWW El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City World Boxing Association World Featherweight

World Boxing Council World Featherweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 12, 1966 Floyd Robertson WWWWLW Monumental Plaza de Toros México, Mexico City World Boxing Association World Featherweight

World Boxing Council World Featherweight

WIN
KO
Sept. 7, 1965 Howard Winstone WWWWWW Earls Court Arena, Kensington World Boxing Association World Featherweight

World Boxing Council World Featherweight

WIN
Points
May 7, 1965 Raul Rojas WWWWWW Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles World Boxing Association World Featherweight

World Boxing Council World Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 6, 1964 Delfino Rosales LWWWWW Plaza de Toros La Luz, Leon Mexico Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 26, 1964 Sugar Ramos WWWWWW El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City World Boxing Association World Featherweight

World Boxing Council World Featherweight

WIN
Corner retirement
June 1, 1964 Ismael Laguna WWWWWW Plaza de Toros, Tijuana WIN
Unanimous decision
April 4, 1964 Eduardo Guerrero DWWLWW Mexico City Mexico Featherweight

WIN
Points
Feb. 8, 1964 Juan Ramirez WLWLWL Mexico City Mexico Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 16, 1963 Felix Gutierrez LLLLLL Cuernavaca Mexico Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 21, 1963 Beresford Francis WLWWWW Arena Mexico, Mexico City WIN
Technical knockout
July 13, 1963 Eloy Sanchez WWWLWL Arena Mexico, Mexico City WIN
KO
June 12, 1963 Baby Luis LWWWWW Mexico City WIN
Technical knockout
April 19, 1963 Dwight Hawkins LLLWDW Monterrey WIN
KO
March 16, 1963 Luis Hernandez LWLLWL Los Mochis WIN
KO
Dec. 29, 1962 Baby Luis WWWLLW El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City LOSS
Technical knockout
Dec. 16, 1962 Jorge Baby Salazar LWLWWL Matamoros WIN
KO
Nov. 17, 1962 Jose Lopez WLWWWW Monterrey WIN
Points
Oct. 11, 1962 Luis Hernandez WWWLWL Los Mochis WIN
KO
Aug. 22, 1962 Alberto Soto DLLWWL Arena Coliseo, Mexico City WIN
Technical knockout
June 27, 1962 Indio Fernandez LWWLWW Mexico City WIN
Technical knockout
May 2, 1962 Genaro Gonzalez WLLWWW Mexico City WIN
DQ
April 4, 1962 Jorge Baby Salazar WDWWWW Matamoros WIN
KO
March 18, 1962 Juan Zavala DLLL Tuxtla Gutierrez WIN
KO
Feb. 8, 1962 Rosendo Martinez WLDLWL Huachinango WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 6, 1962 Ernesto Beltran WWLWWW Acapulco WIN
KO
Dec. 3, 1961 Juan Rodriguez D Leon WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 14, 1961 Jose Luis Mora LWWLWW Huachinango WIN
Points
May 20, 1961 Babe Lopez LWWLDW Leon WIN
KO
April 16, 1961 Eduardo Meza LLLWLL Oaxaca WIN
KO
March 22, 1961 Frijol Gonzalez WL Oaxaca WIN
KO
Feb. 18, 1961 Baby Palacios D Oaxaca WIN
KO