In a career spanning 11 years, Diego Corrales fought 45 times with 40 wins and 5 losses. By his last professional fight on April 7, 2007, Corrales' boxing record stood at 40-5 (33 KO wins, 3 KO losses).
Diego Corrales (Chico) was an American professional boxer. He was born in Columbia, South Carolina, U.S. on August 25, 1977. Corrales made his professional boxing debut at the age of 18 on March 19, 1996. He was a 2-weight-class world champion. Corrales died on May 7, 2007 at the age of 29 years.
|Total Title Wins||5|
|Title-Fight KO Wins||5|
|Losses via KO||3|
|45||Apr 7, 2007||29||Joshua Clottey||Loss||UD|
|44||Oct 7, 2006||29||Joel Casamayor||Loss||SD|
|43||Oct 8, 2005||28||Jose Luis Castillo||Loss||KO4|
|42||May 7, 2005||27||José Luis Castillo||Win||TKO10|
|41||Aug 7, 2004||26||Acelino Freitas||Win||TKO10|
|40||Mar 6, 2004||26||Joel Casamayor||Win||SD|
|39||Oct 4, 2003||26||Joel Casamayor||Loss||TKO6|
|38||Jun 20, 2003||25||Damian Fuller||Win||KO3|
|37||Apr 24, 2003||25||Felix St Kitts||Win||TKO3|
|36||Feb 22, 2003||25||Roque Cassiani||Win||RTD1|
|35||Jan 25, 2003||25||Michael Davis||Win||TKO5|
|34||Jan 20, 2001||23||Floyd Mayweather Jr.||Loss||TKO10|
|33||Sep 2, 2000||23||Angel Manfredy||Win||TKO3|
|32||Jun 17, 2000||22||Justin Juuko||Win||KO10|
|31||Mar 18, 2000||22||Derrick Gainer||Win||TKO3|
|30||Dec 4, 1999||22||John Brown||Win||UD|
|29||Oct 23, 1999||22||Robert Garcia||Win||TKO7|
|28||Jun 12, 1999||21||Angel Aldama||Win||RTD4|
|27||Apr 2, 1999||21||Claudio Victor Martinet||Win||TKO5|
|26||Dec 18, 1998||21||Gairy St. Clair||Win||UD|
|25||Nov 20, 1998||21||Hector Arroyo||Win||TKO5|
|24||Sep 12, 1998||21||Benito Rodriguez||Win||KO6|
|23||Aug 15, 1998||20||Rafael Morfin||Win||TKO2|
|22||Jul 5, 1998||20||Benito Rodriguez||Win||TD|
|21||May 30, 1998||20||Eduardo Contreras||Win||KO2|
|20||Apr 18, 1998||20||Juan Carlos Salazar||Win||KO1|
|19||Dec 4, 1997||20||Angel Aldama||Win||UD|
|18||Oct 18, 1997||20||Juan Angel Macias||Win||KO6|
|17||Aug 22, 1997||19||Isagani Pumar||Win||KO4|
|16||Jul 11, 1997||19||Manny Castillo||Win||TKO11|
|15||May 9, 1997||19||Javier Pichardo||Win||KO2|
|14||Apr 4, 1997||19||Steve Quinonez||Win||TKO4|
|13||Mar 14, 1997||19||Idelfonso Bernal||Win||TKO2|
|12||Jan 13, 1997||19||Salvador Montes||Win||KO1|
|11||Dec 16, 1996||19||Julian Vasquez||Win||KO1|
|10||Dec 13, 1996||19||Mario Gonzalez||Win||KO1|
|9||Nov 29, 1996||19||Juan Santos||Win||TKO1|
|8||Oct 11, 1996||19||Sergio Macias||Win||TKO4|
|7||Sep 13, 1996||19||Murphy Hughes||Win||KO1|
|6||Aug 17, 1996||18||Cesar Morales||Win||TKO2|
|5||Jun 27, 1996||18||Lorenzo Raul Chaires||Win||KO1|
|4||Jun 7, 1996||18||Ciro Canales||Win||UD|
|3||May 30, 1996||18||Victor Manuel Mendoza||Win||TKO3|
|2||Mar 28, 1996||18||Enrique Beltran||Win||UD|
|1||Mar 19, 1996||18||Everett Barry||Win||TKO3|
Diego Corrales was a two-weight-division world champion. He held five world titles, one of which was a vacant title win, and the rest four were lineal championship wins.
|Weight Division||World Titles Held|
|Lightweight||WBC, WBO, The Ring|
Diego Corrales' professional boxing career spanned more than 11 years — from 1996 to 2007.
Corrales made his professional boxing debut against Everett Barry at the age of 18 on March 19, 1996, defeating Barry via 3rd round TKO. He went on to win 32 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 26 wins via stoppage.
Corrales had his first world title fight at the age of 22 on October 23, 1999 after 28 professional fights, against Robert Garcia for the super-featherweight IBF title. He defeated Garcia via 7th round TKO to become the super-featherweight champion of the world.
He was a one-time unified lightweight world champion, and won five world titles at two weight classes. For all the details about Corrales' world title wins and defenses refer to "Diego Corrales World Titles".
Some of Corrales' best fights and notable victories include wins over Acelino Freitas, José Luis Castillo, Joel Casamayor, Robert Garcia, Derrick Gainer, Angel Manfredy, and Roque Cassiani.
Diego Corrales had a total of five losses in his professional boxing career — two of them in title bouts and three in non-title bouts. He suffered his first loss against Floyd Mayweather Jr. via 10th round TKO on January 20, 2001, which ended his 33-fight win streak. He was stopped three times and lost two times via decision. For more details about these defeats, refer to "All of Diego Corrales' losses".
His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Ghanaian boxer Joshua Clottey at 29 years of age, on April 7, 2007. Corrales lost the fight via 10 round unanimous decision.
Diego Corrales fought a total of 45 times during his professional career. He put on some great performances in these fights. These six fights are the highlight of his career.
October 23, 1999: Corrales wins his first world title by defeating Robert Garcia via 7th round TKO. He is now the IBF super-featherweight world champion.
March 18, 2000: Corrales wins the super-featherweight title from Derrick Gainer, by beating Gainer via 3rd round TKO.
September 2, 2000: Corrales successfully defends the IBF super-featherweight title against Angel Manfredy, winning the fight via 3rd round TKO.
March 6, 2004: Corrales wins the WBO super-featherweight title from Joel Casamayor, by beating Casamayor via 12 round split-decision.
August 7, 2004: Corrales wins the WBO lightweight title from Acelino Freitas, by beating Freitas via 10th round TKO.
May 7, 2005: Corrales becomes a unified lightweight world champion by beating José Luis Castillo via 10th round TKO. He now holds the WBO, WBC, and The Ring lightweight world-champion belts.
A 29-year old Diego Corrales (40-4, 33 KO) fought Ghanaian boxer Joshua Clottey, who was 29 years old with a record of 30-2. Clottey was on a one-fight losing streak. Corrales was the taller of the two by 6 cms and also had a 7 cm reach advantage.
Corrales lost to Clottey via 10 round unanimous decision.
In their 3rd fight, a 29-year old Diego Corrales (40-3, 33 KO) faced Joel Casamayor again, who was now 35 years old with a record of 33-3-1 in a lightweight title defense fight. Casamayor was on a two-fight win streak with 21 KO wins. Corrales was the taller of the two by 9 cms and also had a 10 cm reach advantage.
Corrales lost to Casamayor via 12 round split-decision and lost the WBC and Ring Magazine lightweight titles.
In their 2nd fight, a 28-year old Diego Corrales (40-2, 33 KO) fought Jose Luis Castillo again, who was now 31 years old with a record of 52-7-1. Castillo had lost to Corrales in their last fight. Corrales was the taller of the two by 8 cms and also had a 10 cm reach advantage.
Corrales lost to Castillo via 4th round KO.
A 27-year old Diego Corrales (39-2, 32 KO) faced Mexican boxer José Luis Castillo for the first time, who was 31 years old with a record of 52-6-1 in a lightweight unification fight. Castillo was on a six-fight win streak with 46 KO wins. Corrales was the taller of the two by 8 cms and also had a 10 cm reach advantage.
Corrales defeated Castillo via 10th round TKO to win the WBC and Ring Magazine lightweight titles and retain the WBO lightweight title.
A 26-year old Diego Corrales (38-2, 31 KO) faced an undefeated Brazilian boxer Acelino Freitas, who was 28 years old with a record of 35-0 for Freitas' WBO lightweight title. Freitas was on a 35-fight win streak with 31 KO wins. Corrales was the taller of the two by 9 cms and also had a 12 cm reach advantage.
Corrales defeated Freitas via 10th round TKO to win the WBO lightweight title. He handed Freitas the first loss of his career, and put an end to Freitas' 35-fight win streak.
In their 2nd fight, which was an immediate rematch, a 26-year old Diego Corrales (37-2, 31 KO) faced Joel Casamayor again, who was now 32 years old with a record of 30-1 for the vacant WBO (vacant) super-featherweight title. Corrales had lost to Casamayor in their last fight. Corrales was the taller of the two by 9 cms and also had a 10 cm reach advantage.
Corrales defeated Casamayor via 12 round split-decision to win the vacant WBO super-featherweight title.
A 26-year old Diego Corrales (37-1, 31 KO) fought Cuban boxer Joel Casamayor for the first time, who was 32 years old with a record of 29-1. Casamayor was on a three-fight win streak with 18 KO wins. Corrales was the taller of the two by 9 cms and also had a 10 cm reach advantage.
Corrales lost to Casamayor via 6th round TKO.
A 23-year old Diego Corrales (33-0, 27 KO) faced an undefeated fellow American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., who was 23 years old with a record of 24-0. Corrales was challenging Mayweather Jr.'s WBC super-featherweight title. Mayweather Jr. was on a 24-fight win streak with 18 KO wins. Corrales was the taller of the two by 6 cms and also had a 2 cm reach advantage.
Corrales lost to Mayweather Jr. via 10th round TKO. He suffers the first loss of his career, and his 33-fight win streak comes to an end.
A 23-year old Diego Corrales (32-0, 26 KO) faced fellow American boxer Angel Manfredy, who was 25 years old with a record of 33-4-1 in a super-featherweight title defense fight. Manfredy was on a five-fight win streak with 26 KO wins. Corrales was the taller of the two by 11 cms and also had a 5 cm reach advantage.
Corrales defeated Manfredy via 3rd round TKO to retain the IBF super-featherweight title.
A 22-year old Diego Corrales (28-0, 23 KO) had his first world title fight against an undefeated fellow American boxer Robert Garcia for Garcia's IBF super-featherweight belt. Garcia was 24 years old with a record of 32-0. Garcia was on a 32-fight win streak with 24 KO wins. Corrales was the taller of the two by 8 cms and also had a 15 cm reach advantage.
Corrales defeated Garcia via 7th round TKO to win the IBF super-featherweight title. He handed Garcia the first loss of his career, and put an end to Garcia's 32-fight win streak.
Corrales knocked out 33 of his 45 opponents. By his last fight, his KO ratio was at 73.3%. Of his total 40 wins, 33 of them were via KO (82.5%).
Corrales had five losses. Joshua Clottey, Jose Luis Castillo, Joel Casamayor, and Floyd Mayweather Jr. are the four boxers who have beaten Corrales.