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Victor Callejas boxer

Victor Callejas image
Status inactive
Division super bantamweight
Height 5′ 6″/168cm
Debut 1979-02-18
Born 1960-12-11
Nationality Puerto Rico
Residence Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
bouts
31
won
27
lost
3
draw
0
bouts
31
won
27
lost
3
draw
0
Status inactive
Division super bantamweight
Height 5′ 6″/168cm
Debut 1979-02-18
Born 1960-12-11
Nationality Puerto Rico
Residence Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

Callejas compiled a record of 36 wins and 4 defeats as an amateur boxer, and in 1979, he decided to turn professional. That he did on the night of February 18 of that year. In his first bout, Callejas, like Alexis Argüello, Chucho Castillo and Wilfredo Vazquez, lost. He was beaten by Jose Parrilla by a decision in four rounds. For his next three bouts, he travelled around some of the other Caribbean islands, gaining revenge over Parrilla in St. Croix for his first professional win, knocking out Wilt Jones in one round in St. Marteen for his first knockout and beating Albert Pagan, also by a knockout, in five.Between the fight against Jones and the fight versus Jose Ortiz in 1983, Callejas had a streak of 15 knockout wins in a row, winning Puerto Rico's Jr. Featherweight title and earning a ranking among the world's top Jr. Featherweights with the WBA along the way. Some fans even started to call him the next Wilfredo Gómez. His fight with Ortiz ended in a second round no-contest. But after that, on May 7 of '83, he beat Juan Arenade Balzan by a knockout in three, and then, on February 15 of 1984, he beat the WBA's number one challenger, Bernardo Checa, by a knockout in three in Guaynabo. That same night, but in Milan, Italian boxer Loris Stecca was becoming the new Jr. Featherweight champion of the world when he beat Leo Cruz by a knockout in round 12 for the WBA title.

Callejas compiled a record of 36 wins and 4 defeats as an amateur boxer, and in 1979, he decided to turn professional. That he did on the night of February 18 of that year. In his first bout, Callejas, like Alexis Argüello, Chucho Castillo and Wilfredo Vazquez, lost. He was beaten by Jose Parrilla by a decision in four rounds. For his next three bouts, he travelled around some of the other Caribbean islands, gaining revenge over Parrilla in St. Croix for his first professional win, knocking out Wilt Jones in one round in St. Marteen for his first knockout and beating Albert Pagan, also by a knockout, in five.Between the fight against Jones and the fight versus Jose Ortiz in 1983, Callejas had a streak of 15 knockout wins in a row, winning Puerto Rico's Jr. Featherweight title and earning a ranking among the world's top Jr. Featherweights with the WBA along the way. Some fans even started to call him the next Wilfredo Gómez. His fight with Ortiz ended in a second round no-contest. But after that, on May 7 of '83, he beat Juan Arenade Balzan by a knockout in three, and then, on February 15 of 1984, he beat the WBA's number one challenger, Bernardo Checa, by a knockout in three in Guaynabo. That same night, but in Milan, Italian boxer Loris Stecca was becoming the new Jr. Featherweight champion of the world when he beat Leo Cruz by a knockout in round 12 for the WBA title.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Sept. 6, 1990 Francisco Alvarez WWLWWL El San Juan Hotel & Casino, San Juan LOSS
Points
May 10, 1989 Brian Roche LWWLLL Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
Points
April 12, 1989 Juan B Torres LWWWLL Ulster Hall, Belfast WIN
Technical knockout
March 7, 1988 Jeff Fenech WWWWWW Entertainment Centre, Sydney vacant World Boxing Council World Featherweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Nov. 21, 1987 Pedro Nolasco WLWLLL Las Vegas Hilton, Outdoor Arena, Las Vegas vacant World Boxing Council World Featherweight

WIN
KO
March 27, 1987 Cleo Garcia LWDWWL Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan vacant World Boxing Council World Featherweight

WIN
Points
Nov. 8, 1985 Loris Stecca LWWWWW Palazzetto dello Sport, Rimini World Boxing Association World Super Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 2, 1985 Seung Hoon Lee WWWWWW Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan World Boxing Association World Super Bantamweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
May 26, 1984 Loris Stecca WWWWWW Mets Pavillion, Guaynabo World Boxing Association World Super Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 15, 1984 Bernardo Checa LWWWWD Guaynabo World Boxing Association World Super Bantamweight

WIN
KO
May 7, 1983 Juan Balzan Guaynabo World Boxing Association World Super Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 16, 1983 Jose Ortiz LWLLLL Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan World Boxing Association World Super Bantamweight


NC
Jan. 19, 1983 Manuel Santos LLLLLW Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan World Boxing Association World Super Bantamweight

WIN
KO
Dec. 15, 1982 Ney Rubio LL Aragon Ballroom, Chicago WIN
KO
Nov. 13, 1982 Gilbert Garza LLLWLL Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan WIN
Technical knockout
July 15, 1982 A Badilla WIN
KO
June 12, 1982 Fernando Sagredo WLWLLW Convention Center, Miami Beach WIN
KO
May 20, 1982 Carlos Alcibar LLWLLL San Juan WIN
Technical knockout
March 31, 1982 Elvin Gonzalez WLWWWD Rio Piedras WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 10, 1981 Juan Pimentel LLLLL Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan WIN
KO
Nov. 21, 1981 Lazaro Fabiano WLLWWL San Juan WIN
KO
Oct. 2, 1981 Victor Bultron LWWWLL Arroyo WIN
KO
May 2, 1981 Milton Torres WWWDWD Ponce WIN
KO
Dec. 3, 1980 Ralph Ortiz Philipsburg WIN
KO
Nov. 8, 1980 Pedro Garcia Cobo Arena, Detroit WIN
KO
Sept. 20, 1980 Noel Rivera L Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan WIN
KO
Nov. 26, 1979 Albert Pagan Philipsburg WIN
KO
Aug. 4, 1979 Wilt Jones Philipsburg WIN
KO
April 15, 1979 Jose Parrilla WWWL Santa Cruz WIN
Points
March 24, 1979 Jose Parrilla WWW Paul E. Joseph Stadium, Frederiksted WIN
Split-decision
Feb. 18, 1979 Jose Parrilla WW Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan LOSS
Points