Daniel Ponce de León (El León) is a retired Mexican professional boxer. He was born in Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, Mexico on July 27, 1980. León made his professional boxing debut at the age of 20 against Servando Solis on March 31, 2001. He is a former 2-weight-class world champion. He is 42 years old, and will be turning 43 in 7 months and 19 days.
In a career spanning 13 years and 2 months, Daniel Ponce de León fought 52 times with 45 wins and 7 losses. By his last professional fight on June 7, 2014, León's record stood at 45-7 (35 KOs). In total, he fought 272 rounds of professional boxing in 52 bouts.
|Total Title Wins||2|
|Title-Fight KO Wins||5|
|Losses via KO||4|
|52||Jun 7, 2014||33||Miguel Roman||Loss||TKO9|
|51||Mar 15, 2014||33||Juan Manuel López||Loss||TKO2|
|50||Nov 16, 2013||33||Joksan Hernandez||Win||UD|
|49||May 4, 2013||32||Abner Mares||Loss||TKO9|
|48||Sep 15, 2012||32||Jhonny González||Win||TD|
|47||May 4, 2012||31||Eduardo Lazcano||Win||UD|
|46||Jan 21, 2012||31||Omar Estrella||Win||KO6|
|45||Sep 10, 2011||31||Yuriorkis Gamboa||Loss||TD|
|44||Mar 5, 2011||30||Adrien Broner||Loss||UD|
|43||Dec 4, 2010||30||Sergio Manuel Medina||Win||TKO7|
|42||Sep 18, 2010||30||Antonio Escalante||Win||KO3|
|41||May 1, 2010||29||Cornelius Lock||Win||UD|
|40||Feb 20, 2010||29||Orlando Cruz||Win||KO3|
|39||Sep 5, 2009||29||Roinet Caballero||Win||UD|
|38||Apr 25, 2009||28||Marlon Aguilar||Win||UD|
|37||Nov 1, 2008||28||Damian Marchiano||Win||KO4|
|36||Jun 7, 2008||27||Juan Manuel López||Loss||TKO1|
|35||Dec 8, 2007||27||Eduardo Escobedo||Win||UD|
|34||Sep 28, 2007||27||Reynaldo Lopez||Win||KO5|
|33||Aug 11, 2007||27||Rey Bautista||Win||TKO1|
|32||Mar 17, 2007||26||Gerry Peñalosa||Win||UD|
|31||Oct 21, 2006||26||Al Seeger||Win||TKO8|
|30||Jul 15, 2006||25||Sod Kokietgym||Win||KO1|
|29||May 27, 2006||25||Gerson Guerrero||Win||KO2|
|28||Oct 29, 2005||25||Sod Kokietgym||Win||UD|
|27||Jun 24, 2005||24||Phillip Payne||Win||TKO7|
|26||Apr 29, 2005||24||Ricardo Barajas||Win||KO2|
|25||Feb 17, 2005||24||Celestino Caballero||Loss||UD|
|24||Nov 19, 2004||24||Julio Gamboa||Win||KO4|
|23||Oct 22, 2004||24||Emmanuel Lucero||Win||KO3|
|22||Jun 11, 2004||23||Carlos Contreras||Win||UD|
|21||Apr 17, 2004||23||Anthony Martinez||Win||TKO7|
|20||Mar 19, 2004||23||Ivan Alvarez||Win||TKO5|
|19||Feb 26, 2004||23||Cesar Figueroa||Win||TKO6|
|18||Jan 16, 2004||23||Jesus Salvador Perez||Win||TKO1|
|17||Nov 20, 2003||23||Carlos Duran||Win||TKO3|
|16||Sep 18, 2003||23||Marcos Badillo||Win||KO3|
|15||Aug 28, 2003||23||Francisco Tejedor||Win||TKO1|
|14||Jul 19, 2003||22||Missael Nunez||Win||TKO4|
|13||Feb 22, 2003||22||Trinidad Mendoza||Win||TKO2|
|12||Aug 17, 2002||22||Idelfonso Martinez||Win||TKO3|
|11||Aug 2, 2002||22||Manuel Castro||Win||KO1|
|10||Jun 29, 2002||21||Julio Cesar Avila||Win||TKO2|
|9||Feb 23, 2002||21||Miguel Ramirez||Win||KO1|
|8||Dec 15, 2001||21||Terry Evans||Win||KO2|
|7||Nov 23, 2001||21||Victor Manuel Barreto||Win||KO1|
|6||Nov 2, 2001||21||Diego Andrade||Win||KO4|
|5||Sep 1, 2001||21||Julio Luna||Win||TKO5|
|4||Jul 21, 2001||20||Jesus Jimenez||Win||TKO1|
|3||May 18, 2001||20||Ernesto Rivera||Win||TKO3|
|2||May 1, 2001||20||Victor Rodriguez||Win||TKO1|
|1||Mar 31, 2001||20||Servando Solis||Win||TKO1|
Daniel Ponce de León was active from from 2001 to 2014. He started boxing professionally at 20 years of age. León debuted against Servando Solis on March 31, 2001 and defeated Solis via 1st round TKO.
He had his first world title fight at the age of 25 on October 29, 2005 after 27 professional fights against Sod Kokietgym for the super-bantamweight WBO (vacant) title. León defeated Kokietgym via 12 round unanimous decision to become the new super-bantamweight champion of the world.
León was a world champion in two different weight classes. His notable victories include wins over Jhonny González, Reynaldo Lopez, Rey Bautista, Sod Kokietgym, Gerson Guerrero, Al Seeger, and Orlando Cruz. For a complete list of León's best performances refer to Daniel Ponce de León's best fights.
His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Miguel Roman on June 7, 2014. León lost the fight via 9th round TKO. It's been 8 years, 6 months, and 1 day since this fight.
León retired from professional boxing with a record of 45-7.
These two fights are the highlight of of Daniel Ponce de León's boxing career.
A 25-year old Daniel Ponce de León (26-1) had his first world title fight against Sod Kokietgym for the vacant WBO super-bantamweight belt. León defeated Sod Kokietgym via 12th round unanimous decision to win the vacant WBO super-bantamweight title.
A 32-year old Daniel Ponce de León (43-4) faced Jhonny González, who was 31 years old and 52-7. León deafeated González via 8 round technical-decision to win the WBC featherweight title.
Daniel Ponce de León fought for world titles in two fights and won both the times. In total, he won two belts in two weight classes: featherweight (WBC) and super-bantamweight (WBO).
|Sep 15, 2012||Jhonny González||FT||WBC|
|Oct 29, 2005||Sod Kokietgym||sBT||WBO (vacant)|
Some of León's best wins were against Jhonny González, Reynaldo Lopez, Rey Bautista, Sod Kokietgym, Gerson Guerrero, Al Seeger, and Orlando Cruz
León knocked out 35 of his 52 opponents. By his last fight, his KO ratio was at 67.3%. Of his total 45 wins, 35 of them were via KO (77.8%).
Daniel Ponce de León had a total of seven losses in 52 fights — two of them in title bouts and five in non-title bouts. He suffered his first loss against Celestino Caballero via 12 round UD in his 25th fight — his 24 fight win streak came to an end with this loss. He has been stopped four times and lost three times via decision.
Miguel Roman, Abner Mares, Yuriorkis Gamboa, Adrien Broner, and Juan Manuel López are some of the boxers who have beaten León. For more details about these defeats, refer to All of Daniel Ponce de León's losses.