José Cuevas Record & Stats

José Cuevas Record & Stats

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In a career spanning 17 years and 10 months, José Cuevas fought 50 times with 35 wins and 15 losses. By his last professional fight on September 25, 1989, Cuevas' boxing record stood at 35-15 (31 KO wins, 6 KO losses).

Santo Tomás de los Plátanos, Mexico
“Pipino”
Born
Dec 27, 1957
Age
65
Debut
Nov 14, 1971
Record
35-15
Rounds
250
KOs
31 (62%)
Height
173 cm
Reach
173 cm
Ape Index
0 cm
Stance
Orthodox
Last Fight
WBA
WL
w1
d11
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José Cuevas' Record

      José Cuevas (Pipino) is a retired Mexican professional boxer. He was born in Santo Tomás de los Plátanos, Mexico on December 27, 1957. Cuevas made his professional boxing debut at the age of 13 on November 14, 1971. He is a former welterweight world champion. He is 65 years old, and will be turning 66 in 10 months and 26 days. Cuevas is a Hall of Famer.

      Boxing Record

      Total Fights50
      Wins35
      Losses15
      Draws0
      No-Contests0
      KO Wins31
      Total Title Wins1
      Title Defenses11
      Title-Fight KO Wins11
      Losses via KO6
      #DateAgeOpponentResultVia
      50Sep 25, 198931Lupe AquinoLossKO2
      49Jul 31, 198931Martín MartínezWinKO1
      48May 29, 198931Francisco CarballoWinKO4
      47Jul 25, 198729Daniel ValenzuelaWinKO6
      46Dec 19, 198628Jorge VacaLossKO2
      45Oct 4, 198628Lorenzo Luis GarcíaLossMD
      44Jul 25, 198628Luis MateoWinTKO3
      43Mar 3, 198628Steve LittleLossMD
      42Feb 25, 198628Felipe VacaWinUD
      41Mar 7, 198527Herman MontesLossKO3
      40Jul 12, 198426Jun-Suk HwangLossMD
      39Mar 1, 198426Mauricio BravoWinTKO1
      38Jan 29, 198325 Roberto DuránLossTKO4
      37Nov 7, 198123Roger StaffordLossUD
      36Jun 25, 198123Jørgen HansenWinTKO1
      35Feb 7, 198123Bernardo PradaWinKO2
      34Aug 2, 198022 Thomas Hearns LossTKO2
      33Apr 6, 198022Harold Volbrecht WinKO5
      32Dec 8, 197921Ángel Espada WinTKO10
      31Jul 30, 197921Randy Shields WinUD
      30Jan 29, 197921Scott Clark WinTKO2
      29Sep 9, 197820Pete Ranzany WinTKO2
      28May 20, 197820Billy Backus WinTKO2
      27Mar 4, 197820Harold Weston WinTKO9
      26Nov 19, 197719Ángel Espada WinTKO12
      25Aug 6, 197719Clyde Gray WinKO2
      24Mar 12, 197719Miguel Ángel Campanino WinKO2
      23Oct 27, 197618Shoji Tsujimoto WinKO6
      22Jul 17, 197618Ángel Espada WinTKO2
      21Jun 2, 197618Andy PriceLossUD
      20Apr 3, 197618Rafael PiamonteWinKO1
      19Sep 27, 197517José PalaciosWinKO10
      18Jul 12, 197517Carlos ObregónWinUD
      17Jan 25, 197517Rubén Vázquez ZamoraWinUD
      16Oct 26, 197416Sammy GarcíaWinKO3
      15Aug 21, 197416José Luis PenaWinKO1
      14Jun 12, 197416Sugar SandersWinTKO1
      13May 11, 197416Salvador RuvalcabaWinKO1
      12Nov 24, 197315Eleazar DelgadoLossMD
      11Oct 6, 197315Octavio AmparanWinTKO7
      10Aug 4, 197315José FigueroaWinTKO3
      9May 13, 197315Memo CruzLossUD
      8Mar 1, 197315Sergio AlejoWinKO4
      7Dec 7, 197214Raúl MartínezWinKO1
      6Aug 19, 197214Juan Pablo OropezaLossMD
      5Jun 22, 197214Pancho BenítezWinTKO2
      4May 24, 197214Rielero RodríguezWinTKO2
      3Mar 4, 197214Mario RomanLossMD
      2Jan 1, 197214José AriasWinTKO4
      1Nov 14, 197113Alfredo CastroLossKO2

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      Statistics

      José Cuevas is 173 cm tall (5' 8.11") with a reach of 173 cm (5' 8.11"). He fights out of the orthodox stance and presents an ape-index of 0. Cuevas has a 62% KO rate.

      Career Summary

      José Cuevas' professional boxing career spanned more than 17 years — from 1971 to 1989.

      Cuevas made his debut against Alfredo Castro at the age of 13 on November 14, 1971, losing to Castro via 2nd round KO.

      Cuevas had his first world title fight at the age of 18 on July 17, 1976 after 21 professional fights, against Ángel Espada for the welterweight WBA title. He defeated Espada via 2nd round TKO to become the welterweight champion of the world.

      Cuevas has won one world title at welterweight. For all the details about Cuevas' world title wins and defenses refer to "José Cuevas World Titles".

      Some of Cuevas' best fights and notable victories include wins over Clyde Gray, Billy Backus, Pete Ranzany, Scott Clark, Harold Volbrecht, Miguel Ángel Campanino, and Ángel Espada.

      José Cuevas had a total of 15 losses in his professional boxing career — one of them in a title bout and 14 in non-title bouts. He suffered his first loss in his professional debut against Alfredo Castro via 2nd round KO. He has been stopped six times and lost nine times via decision. For more details about these defeats, refer to "All of José Cuevas' losses".

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Lupe Aquino on September 25, 1989. Cuevas lost the fight via 2nd round KO. It's been 33 years, 4 months, and 7 days since this fight.

      Cuevas retired from professional boxing with a record of 35-15, which included 31 knockout wins and 6 losses via knockout, and 1 title win. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 2002.

      Career Highlights

      José Cuevas fought a total of 50 times during his professional career. He was among the very best of his generation and put on some great performances. These seven fights are the highlight of his career.

      • José Cuevas vs. Ángel Espada

        A 18-year old José Cuevas (15-6, 13 KO) had his first world title fight against Ángel Espada for Espada's WBA welterweight belt.

        Cuevas defeated Espada via 2nd round TKO to win the WBA welterweight title.

      • José Cuevas vs. Miguel Ángel Campanino

        A 19-year old José Cuevas (17-6, 15 KO) faced Miguel Ángel Campanino in a welterweight title defense fight.

        Cuevas defeated Campanino via 2nd round KO to retain the WBA welterweight title.

      • José Cuevas vs. Clyde Gray

        A 19-year old José Cuevas (18-6, 16 KO) faced Clyde Gray in a welterweight title defense fight.

        Cuevas defeated Gray via 2nd round KO to retain the WBA welterweight title.

      • José Cuevas vs. Billy Backus

        A 20-year old José Cuevas (21-6, 19 KO) faced Billy Backus in a welterweight title defense fight.

        Cuevas defeated Backus via 2nd round TKO to retain the WBA welterweight title.

      • José Cuevas vs. Pete Ranzany

        A 20-year old José Cuevas (22-6, 20 KO) faced Pete Ranzany in a welterweight title defense fight.

        Cuevas defeated Ranzany via 2nd round TKO to retain the WBA welterweight title.

      • José Cuevas vs. Scott Clark

        A 21-year old José Cuevas (23-6, 21 KO) faced Scott Clark in a welterweight title defense fight.

        Cuevas defeated Clark via 2nd round TKO to retain the WBA welterweight title.

      • José Cuevas vs. Harold Volbrecht

        A 22-year old José Cuevas (26-6, 23 KO) faced Harold Volbrecht in a welterweight title defense fight.

        Cuevas defeated Volbrecht via 5th round KO to retain the WBA welterweight title.

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