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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.
|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|
* World-title fight
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.
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 Division||World Titles Held|
|Super-lightweight||WBA 2x, The Ring|