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Carlos Palomino Record

Total Fights38
Title Wins2
Title Defenses7
Title-Fight KOs6
KO Wins19
KO Losses0
Carlos Palomino Record & Stats
Carlos Palomino's Record
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      What is Carlos Palomino's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 25 years and eight months, Carlos Palomino fought 38 times with 31 wins, 4 losses, and 3 draws.

      Palomino retired from professional boxing with a record of 31-4-3, which included two welterweight world-title wins and seven successful title defense fights. He had a 50% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 19 of his total 38 fights being knockout wins, six of which were in title fights. Palomino never lost via knockout.

      His last fight was a 10-round unanimous decision defeat to Wilfredo Rivera on May 30, 1998.

      Some of Palomino's best fights and notable victories include wins over Ryu Sorimachi, John H. Stracey, Mimoun Mohatar, Armando Muniz, Dave Boy Green, Everaldo Costa Azevedo, and Jose Palacios.

      38May 30, 199848Wilfredo RiveraLossUD
      37Oct 26, 199748Eric Ramon VazquezWinKO9
      36Jun 8, 199747Rene ArredondoWinKO1
      35May 9, 199747Wilbur GarstWinKO2
      34Jan 10, 199747Ismael DiazWinRTD8
      33Jun 22, 197929Roberto DuránLossUD
      32Jan 14, 197929Wilfred BenitezLoss *SD
      31May 27, 197828Armando MunizWin *UD
      30Mar 18, 197828Mimoun MohatarWin *TKO9
      29Feb 11, 197828Ryu SorimachiWin *KO7
      28Dec 10, 197728Jose PalaciosWin *KO13
      27Sep 13, 197728Everaldo Costa AzevedoWin *UD
      26Jun 14, 197727Dave Boy GreenWin *KO11
      25Jan 21, 197727Armando MunizWin *TKO15
      24Jun 22, 197626John H. StraceyWin *TKO12
      23Apr 29, 197626Toshiharu NambuWinTKO2
      22Feb 12, 197626Mike AvansWinUD
      21Nov 11, 197526Hedgemon LewisDrawMD
      20Oct 25, 197526Eddie AlexanderWinTKO5
      19Jul 19, 197525Johnny PinedoWinKO2
      18May 22, 197525Roger BuckskinWinUD
      17Mar 27, 197525Zovek BarajasWinTKO9
      16Feb 13, 197525Zovek BarajasDrawMD
      15Dec 19, 197425Tommy HowardWinUD
      14Oct 24, 197425Jose MirandaWinKO6
      13Oct 10, 197425Nelson RuizWinTKO6
      12Aug 2, 197424Andy PriceLossSD
      11Jun 14, 197424David ArellanoWinKO9
      10May 23, 197424Juan GarzaWinKO2
      9May 3, 197424David ArellanoWinPTS
      8Apr 12, 197323Tommy CoulsonWinPTS
      7Mar 29, 197323Lalo BarrienteWinPTS
      6Mar 1, 197323Rosario ZavalaWinPTS
      5Feb 1, 197323Ramon SolitaroWinKO3
      4Jan 19, 197323Tim WalkerWinPTS
      3Nov 16, 197223Ted LiggettDrawPTS
      2Oct 5, 197223Javier MartinezWinPTS
      1Sep 14, 197223Javier MartinezWinPTS

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Carlos Palomino is a 74-year old retired Mexican professional boxer. He was born in San Luis Río Colorado, Sonora, Mexico on August 10, 1949. He is a former welterweight world champion. Palomino was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 2004. His professional boxing career spanned more than 25 years — from 1972 to 1998.

      Palomino made his professional boxing debut against Javier Martinez at the age of 23 on September 14, 1972, defeating Martinez via 4 round PTS.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 26 on June 22, 1976 after 23 professional fights, against John H. Stracey for the welterweight WBC and The Ring titles. He defeated Stracey via 12th round TKO to become the welterweight champion of the world.

      Palomino has won two world titles at welterweight. For all the details about Palomino's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Palomino had a total of four losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Puerto Rican boxer Wilfredo Rivera on May 30, 1998. Palomino lost the fight via 10 round unanimous decision. It's been 26 years and 20 days since this fight.


      Palomino had a total of nine world-title fights, which includes winning two world titles and seven successful title defenses. He won eight of these fights and lost one.

      Title Wins

      Carlos Palomino fought for welterweight world titles once, which he won via TKO. In total, he won two welterweight belts.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Jun 22, 1976John H. StraceyWelterweightWBC, The RingTKO

      Title Defenses

      Carlos Palomino had eight welterweight world-title defense fights. He won seven of them and lost only once.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      May 27, 1978Armando MunizWelterweightWBC, The RingUD
      Mar 18, 1978Mimoun MohatarWelterweightWBC, The RingTKO
      Feb 11, 1978Ryu SorimachiWelterweightWBC, The RingKO
      Dec 10, 1977Jose PalaciosWelterweightWBC, The RingKO
      Sep 13, 1977Everaldo Costa AzevedoWelterweightWBC, The RingUD
      Jun 14, 1977Dave Boy GreenWelterweightWBC, The RingKO
      Jan 21, 1977Armando MunizWelterweightWBC, The RingTKO

      Title Losses

      Carlos Palomino lost one world-title defense fight, and lost two titles in the fight.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Jan 14, 1979Wilfred BenitezWelterweightWBC, The RingSD


      Palomino fought a total of 38 times during his professional career, which includes 9 world-title fights at the welterweight division. He put on some very good performances in these fights. These three fights are the highlight of his career.

      • June 22, 1976: Palomino wins his first world titles by defeating John H. Stracey via 12th round TKO. He is now the WBC and The Ring welterweight world champion.

      • June 14, 1977: Palomino successfully defends the WBC and The Ring welterweight titles against Dave Boy Green, winning the fight via 11th round KO.

      • February 11, 1978: Palomino successfully defends the WBC and The Ring welterweight titles against Ryu Sorimachi, winning the fight via 7th round KO.


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