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Antonio Cervantes Record

Total Fights80
Title Wins3
Title Defenses16
Title-Fight KOs12
KO Wins37
KO Losses2
Antonio Cervantes Record & Stats
San Basilio de Palenque, BolĂ­var, Colombia
“Kid Pambelé”
Dec 23, 1945
Jan 31, 1964
Title Fights
37 (46.3%)
178 cm
178 cm
Ape Index
0 cm
Last Fight
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Antonio Cervantes' Record
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      What is Antonio Cervantes' record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 19 years and 10 months, Antonio Cervantes fought 80 times with 67 wins, 12 losses, and 1 draw.

      Cervantes retired from professional boxing with a record of 67-12-1, which included three super-lightweight world-title wins and 16 successful title defense fights. He had a 46.3% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 37 of his total 80 fights being knockout wins, 12 of which were in title fights. Cervantes suffered two knockout losses in his career, one of which was against Aaron Pryor in a super-lightweight title fight.

      His last fight was a 10-round unanimous decision defeat to Danny Sanchez on December 9, 1983.

      Some of Cervantes' best fights and notable victories include wins over Hall-of-Famer Nicolino Locche, Carlos Maria Gimenez, Chang-Kil Lee, Victor Ortiz, Hector Thompson, Miguel Montilla, Alfonso Frazer, and Shinichi Kadota.

      80Dec 9, 198337Danny SanchezLossUD
      79Jul 30, 198337Sergio AlvarezWinTKO11
      78Mar 26, 198337Amancio CastroWinPTS
      77Apr 2, 198236Jerome ArtisWinPTS
      76Dec 4, 198135Lennox BlackmooreWinKO9
      75Aug 2, 198034Aaron PryorLoss *KO4
      74Mar 29, 198034Miguel MontillaWin *TKO7
      73Aug 25, 197933Kwang Min KimWin *SD
      72Jan 18, 197933Miguel MontillaWin *UD
      71Aug 26, 197832Norman SekgapaneWin *TKO9
      70Apr 28, 197832Tongta KiatvayupakdiWin *KO6
      69Mar 18, 197832Johnny CopelandWinKO3
      68Nov 5, 197731Adriano MarreroWin *UD
      67Jun 25, 197731Carlos Maria GimenezWin *RTD5
      66Mar 19, 197731Adriano MarreroWinUD
      65Nov 13, 197630Saoul MambyWinUD
      64Oct 16, 197630Ariel MacielWinKO2
      63Jul 17, 197630Beau JaynesWinKO1
      62May 23, 197630Javier AyalaWinKO1
      61Mar 6, 197630Wilfred BenĂ­tezLoss *SD
      60Nov 15, 197529Hector ThompsonWin *RTD7
      59Sep 20, 197529Battlehawk KazamaWinTKO6
      58May 17, 197529Esteban De JesusWin *UD
      57Mar 15, 197529Ray Chavez GuerreroWinKO2
      56Oct 26, 197428Shinichi KadotaWin *KO8
      55Jul 27, 197428Victor OrtizWin *KO2
      54Jun 8, 197428Pedro Adigue Jr.WinKO4
      53Mar 2, 197428Chang-Kil LeeWin *KO6
      52Dec 5, 197327Lion FuruyamaWin *UD
      51Sep 8, 197327Carlos Maria GimenezWin *TKO5
      50Jul 20, 197327Reinaldo MercadoWinTKO5
      49May 19, 197327Alfonso FrazerWin *TKO5
      48Apr 28, 197327Benny HuertasWinKO1
      47Mar 17, 197327Nicolino LoccheWin *RTD9
      46Feb 15, 197327Josue MarquezWin *SD
      45Oct 28, 197226Alfonso FrazerWin *KO10
      44Aug 19, 197226Lupe RamirezWinPTS
      43Apr 26, 197226Frank MedinaWinKO8
      42Mar 10, 197226Jose EscuderoWinKO1
      41Dec 11, 197125Nicolino LoccheLoss *UD
      40Oct 18, 197125Julio VeraWinUD
      39Jul 10, 197125Gerardo FerratWinUD
      38May 28, 197125Lupe RamirezWinUD
      37Feb 18, 197125Enrique JanaWinTKO8
      36Dec 17, 197024Rodolfo GonzalezWinTKO8
      35Nov 6, 197024Jorge RodriguezWinKO8
      34Mar 23, 197024Diego TovarWinKO1
      33Feb 20, 197024Pedro ChirinosWinPTS
      32Nov 10, 196923Antonio GĂłmezLossPTS
      31Aug 15, 196923Orlando RivasWinKO2
      30Jul 21, 196923Francisco BolivarLossPTS
      29Jun 4, 196923Milton MendezWinPTS
      28Apr 15, 196923Frank LeroyWinKO2
      27Feb 9, 196923Jesus GonzalezWinTKO2
      26Dec 20, 196822Cruz MarcanoLossKO4
      25Nov 25, 196822Orlando RuizWinKO1
      24Aug 31, 196822Jose GodoyWinPTS
      23Jan 21, 196822Heliodoro PitaluaWinPTS
      22Aug 5, 196721Rafa RojasWinKO5
      21Jun 19, 196721Nestor RojasLossPTS
      20Jun 3, 196721Reynaldo LopezWinPTS
      19May 20, 196721Heliodoro PitaluaWinPTS
      18Apr 2, 196721Heliodoro PitaluaLossPTS
      17Feb 3, 196721Victor CanoLossPTS
      16Nov 6, 196620Cipriano ZuluagaLossPTS
      15Sep 23, 196620Cipriano ZuluagaLossPTS
      14Jul 29, 196620Reynaldo LopezDrawPTS
      13Jun 24, 196620Jose ZunigaWinPTS
      12May 24, 196620Jose GodoyWinPTS
      11May 10, 196620Jesus CardenasWinKO7
      10Apr 29, 196620Jose GodoyWinPTS
      9Mar 19, 196620Antonio YiWinPTS
      8Jan 19, 196620Rafael DonodoWinKO2
      7Oct 2, 196519Antonio YiWinPTS
      6Jun 20, 196418Felix SalgadoWinPTS
      5May 5, 196418Oscar GonzalezWinPTS
      4Apr 21, 196418Rodolfo MarquezWinKO3
      3Mar 20, 196418Rodolfo MarquezWinPTS
      2Feb 28, 196418Rodolfo MarquezWinPTS
      1Jan 31, 196418Juan MartinezWinPTS

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Antonio Cervantes (Kid Pambelé) is a 77-year old retired Colombian professional boxer. He was born in San Basilio de Palenque, Bolívar, Colombia on December 23, 1945. He is a former super-lightweight world champion. Cervantes was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 1998. His professional boxing career spanned more than 19 years — from 1964 to 1983.

      Cervantes made his professional boxing 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.

      He 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 three world titles at super-lightweight. For all the details about Cervantes' world title wins and defenses refer to "Antonio Cervantes World Titles".

      Cervantes had a total of 12 losses in his professional boxing career.

      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 40 years since this fight.

      For a very detailed list Cervantes' fights refer to "All of Antonio Cervantes' fights".


      Cervantes fought a total of 80 times during his professional career, which includes 21 world-title fights at the super-lightweight division. He was among the very best of his generation and put on some great performances in his fights. These eight fights are the highlight of his career.

      • December 11, 1971: In his first world-title fight, Antonio Cervantes loses to Nicolino Locche via 15 round unanimous decision. He was fighting for the WBA and The Ring super-lightweight titles.

      • October 28, 1972: Cervantes wins the WBA and The Ring super-lightweight titles from Alfonso Frazer, by beating Frazer via 10th round KO.

      • May 19, 1973: Cervantes successfully defends the WBA and The Ring super-lightweight titles against Alfonso Frazer, winning the fight via 5th round TKO.

      • September 8, 1973: Cervantes successfully defends the WBA and The Ring super-lightweight titles against Carlos Maria Gimenez, winning the fight via 5th round TKO.

      • March 2, 1974: Cervantes successfully defends the WBA and The Ring super-lightweight titles against Chang-Kil Lee, winning the fight via 6th round KO.

      • July 27, 1974: Cervantes successfully defends the WBA and The Ring super-lightweight titles against Victor Ortiz, winning the fight via 2nd round KO.

      • November 15, 1975: Cervantes successfully defends the WBA and The Ring super-lightweight titles against Hector Thompson, winning the fight via 7th round RTD.

      • March 29, 1980: Cervantes successfully defends the WBA and The Ring super-lightweight titles against Miguel Montilla, winning the fight via 7th round TKO.

      World Titles

      Cervantes was a super-lightweight world champion. He has held three world titles at the super-lightweight weight division, one of which was a vacant title win, and the rest two were lineal championship wins.

      Weight DivisionWorld Titles Held
      Super-lightweightWBA 2x, The Ring
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