In a career spanning 19 years and 10 months, Antonio Cervantes fought 80 times with 67 wins, 12 losses, and 1 draw. By his last professional fight on December 9, 1983, Cervantes' boxing record stood at 67-12-1 (37 KO wins, 2 KO losses).
Antonio Cervantes (Kid Pambelé) is a retired Colombian professional boxer. He was born in San Basilio de Palenque, Bolívar, Colombia on December 23, 1945. Cervantes made his professional boxing debut at the age of 18 on January 31, 1964. He is a former super-lightweight world champion. He is 77 years old, and will be turning 78 in 10 months and 22 days. Cervantes is a Hall of Famer.
|Total Title Wins||4|
|Title-Fight KO Wins||13|
|Losses via KO||2|
|80||Dec 9, 1983||37||Danny Sanchez||Loss||UD|
|79||Jul 30, 1983||37||Sergio Alvarez||Win||TKO11|
|78||Mar 26, 1983||37||Amancio Castro||Win||PTS|
|77||Apr 2, 1982||36||Jerome Artis||Win||PTS|
|76||Dec 4, 1981||35||Lennox Blackmoore||Win||KO9|
|75||Aug 2, 1980||34||Aaron Pryor||Loss||KO4|
|74||Mar 29, 1980||34||Miguel Montilla||Win||TKO7|
|73||Aug 25, 1979||33||Kwang Min Kim||Win||SD|
|72||Jan 18, 1979||33||Miguel Montilla||Win||UD|
|71||Aug 26, 1978||32||Norman Sekgapane||Win||TKO9|
|70||Apr 28, 1978||32||Tongta Kiatvayupakdi||Win||KO6|
|69||Mar 18, 1978||32||Johnny Copeland||Win||KO3|
|68||Nov 5, 1977||31||Adriano Marrero||Win||UD|
|67||Jun 25, 1977||31||Carlos Maria Gimenez||Win||RTD5|
|66||Mar 19, 1977||31||Adriano Marrero||Win||UD|
|65||Nov 13, 1976||30||Saoul Mamby||Win||UD|
|64||Oct 16, 1976||30||Ariel Maciel||Win||KO2|
|63||Jul 17, 1976||30||Beau Jaynes||Win||KO1|
|62||May 23, 1976||30||Javier Ayala||Win||KO1|
|61||Mar 6, 1976||30||Wilfred Benítez||Loss||SD|
|60||Nov 15, 1975||29||Hector Thompson||Win||RTD7|
|59||Sep 20, 1975||29||Battlehawk Kazama||Win||TKO6|
|58||May 17, 1975||29||Esteban De Jesus||Win||UD|
|57||Mar 15, 1975||29||Ray Chavez Guerrero||Win||KO2|
|56||Oct 26, 1974||28||Shinichi Kadota||Win||KO8|
|55||Jul 27, 1974||28||Victor Ortiz||Win||KO2|
|54||Jun 8, 1974||28||Pedro Adigue Jr.||Win||KO4|
|53||Mar 2, 1974||28||Chang-Kil Lee||Win||KO6|
|52||Dec 5, 1973||27||Lion Furuyama||Win||UD|
|51||Sep 8, 1973||27||Carlos Maria Gimenez||Win||TKO5|
|50||Jul 20, 1973||27||Reinaldo Mercado||Win||TKO5|
|49||May 19, 1973||27||Alfonso Frazer||Win||TKO5|
|48||Apr 28, 1973||27||Benny Huertas||Win||KO1|
|47||Mar 17, 1973||27||Nicolino Locche||Win||RTD9|
|46||Feb 15, 1973||27||Josue Marquez||Win||SD|
|45||Oct 28, 1972||26||Alfonso Frazer||Win||KO10|
|44||Aug 19, 1972||26||Lupe Ramirez||Win||PTS|
|43||Apr 26, 1972||26||Frank Medina||Win||KO8|
|42||Mar 10, 1972||26||Jose Escudero||Win||KO1|
|41||Dec 11, 1971||25||Nicolino Locche||Loss||UD|
|40||Oct 18, 1971||25||Julio Vera||Win||UD|
|39||Jul 10, 1971||25||Gerardo Ferrat||Win||UD|
|38||May 28, 1971||25||Lupe Ramirez||Win||UD|
|37||Feb 18, 1971||25||Enrique Jana||Win||TKO8|
|36||Dec 17, 1970||24||Rodolfo Gonzalez||Win||TKO8|
|35||Nov 6, 1970||24||Jorge Rodriguez||Win||KO8|
|34||Mar 23, 1970||24||Diego Tovar||Win||KO1|
|33||Feb 20, 1970||24||Pedro Chirinos||Win||PTS|
|32||Nov 10, 1969||23||Antonio Gómez||Loss||PTS|
|31||Aug 15, 1969||23||Orlando Rivas||Win||KO2|
|30||Jul 21, 1969||23||Francisco Bolivar||Loss||PTS|
|29||Jun 4, 1969||23||Milton Mendez||Win||PTS|
|28||Apr 15, 1969||23||Frank Leroy||Win||KO2|
|27||Feb 9, 1969||23||Jesus Gonzalez||Win||TKO2|
|26||Dec 20, 1968||22||Cruz Marcano||Loss||KO4|
|25||Nov 25, 1968||22||Orlando Ruiz||Win||KO1|
|24||Aug 31, 1968||22||Jose Godoy||Win||PTS|
|23||Jan 21, 1968||22||Heliodoro Pitalua||Win||PTS|
|22||Aug 5, 1967||21||Rafa Rojas||Win||KO5|
|21||Jun 19, 1967||21||Nestor Rojas||Loss||PTS|
|20||Jun 3, 1967||21||Reynaldo Lopez||Win||PTS|
|19||May 20, 1967||21||Heliodoro Pitalua||Win||PTS|
|18||Apr 2, 1967||21||Heliodoro Pitalua||Loss||PTS|
|17||Feb 3, 1967||21||Victor Cano||Loss||PTS|
|16||Nov 6, 1966||20||Cipriano Zuluaga||Loss||PTS|
|15||Sep 23, 1966||20||Cipriano Zuluaga||Loss||PTS|
|14||Jul 29, 1966||20||Reynaldo Lopez||Draw||PTS|
|13||Jun 24, 1966||20||Jose Zuniga||Win||PTS|
|12||May 24, 1966||20||Jose Godoy||Win||PTS|
|11||May 10, 1966||20||Jesus Cardenas||Win||KO7|
|10||Apr 29, 1966||20||Jose Godoy||Win||PTS|
|9||Mar 19, 1966||20||Antonio Yi||Win||PTS|
|8||Jan 19, 1966||20||Rafael Donodo||Win||KO2|
|7||Oct 2, 1965||19||Antonio Yi||Win||PTS|
|6||Jun 20, 1964||18||Felix Salgado||Win||PTS|
|5||May 5, 1964||18||Oscar Gonzalez||Win||PTS|
|4||Apr 21, 1964||18||Rodolfo Marquez||Win||KO3|
|3||Mar 20, 1964||18||Rodolfo Marquez||Win||PTS|
|2||Feb 28, 1964||18||Rodolfo Marquez||Win||PTS|
|1||Jan 31, 1964||18||Juan Martinez||Win||PTS|
Antonio Cervantes' professional boxing career spanned more than 19 years — from 1964 to 1983.
Cervantes made his debut against Juan Martinez at the age of 18 on January 31, 1964, defeating Martinez via 6 round PTS. He went on to win 12 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 3 wins via stoppage.
Cervantes had his first world title fight at the age of 25 on December 11, 1971 after 40 professional fights, against Nicolino Locche for the WBA and The Ring titles. He lost to Locche via 15 round unanimous decision.
Cervantes has won four world titles at super-lightweight. For all the details about Cervantes' world title wins and defenses refer to "Antonio Cervantes World Titles".
Antonio Cervantes had a total of 12 losses in his professional boxing career — three of them in title bouts and nine in non-title bouts. He suffered his first loss against Cipriano Zuluaga via 10 round PTS on September 23, 1966, which ended his 13-fight win streak. He has been stopped two times and lost 10 times via decision. For more details about these defeats, refer to "All of Antonio Cervantes' losses".
His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Danny Sanchez on December 9, 1983. Cervantes lost the fight via 10 round unanimous decision. It's been 39 years, 1 month, and 23 days since this fight.
Cervantes retired from professional boxing with a record of 67-12-1, which included 37 knockout wins and 2 losses via knockout, and 4 title wins. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 1998.
Antonio Cervantes fought a total of 80 times during his professional career. He was among the very best of his generation and put on some great performances. These seven fights are the highlight of his career.
A 26-year old Antonio Cervantes (34-9-1, 14 KO) had his first world title fight against Alfonso Frazer for Frazer's WBA and The Ring super-lightweight belts.Cervantes defeated Frazer via 10th round KO to win the WBA and Ring Magazine super-lightweight titles.
In a rematch, a 27-year old Antonio Cervantes (38-9-1, 17 KO) faced Alfonso Frazer in a super-lightweight title defense fight.Cervantes defeated Frazer via 5th round TKO to retain the WBA and Ring Magazine super-lightweight titles.
A 27-year old Antonio Cervantes (40-9-1, 19 KO) faced Carlos Maria Gimenez in a super-lightweight title defense fight.Cervantes defeated Gimenez via 5th round TKO to retain the WBA and Ring Magazine super-lightweight titles.
A 28-year old Antonio Cervantes (42-9-1, 20 KO) faced Chang-Kil Lee in a super-lightweight title defense fight.Cervantes defeated Lee via 6th round KO to retain the WBA and Ring Magazine super-lightweight titles.
A 28-year old Antonio Cervantes (44-9-1, 22 KO) faced Victor Ortiz in a super-lightweight title defense fight.Cervantes defeated Ortiz via 2nd round KO to retain the WBA and Ring Magazine super-lightweight titles.
A 29-year old Antonio Cervantes (49-9-1, 26 KO) faced Hector Thompson in a super-lightweight title defense fight.Cervantes defeated Thompson via 7th round RTD to retain the WBA and Ring Magazine super-lightweight titles.
In a rematch, a 34-year old Antonio Cervantes (62-10-1, 34 KO) faced Miguel Montilla in a super-lightweight title defense fight.Cervantes defeated Montilla via 7th round TKO to retain the WBA and Ring Magazine super-lightweight titles.
Some of Cervantes' best wins were against Carlos Maria Gimenez, Chang-Kil Lee, Victor Ortiz, Hector Thompson, Miguel Montilla, Alfonso Frazer, and Shinichi Kadota.
Cervantes knocked out 37 of his 80 opponents. By his last fight, his KO ratio was at 46.3%. Of his total 67 wins, 37 of them were via KO (55.2%).
Cervantes had 12 losses. Danny Sanchez, Aaron Pryor, Wilfred Benítez, Nicolino Locche, and Antonio Gómez are some of the boxers who have beaten Cervantes.