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In a professional boxing career spanning 17 years and 10 months, José Cuevas fought 50 times with 35 wins and 15 losses.
Cuevas retired from professional boxing with a record of 35-15, which included one welterweight world-title win and 11 successful title defense fights. He had a 62% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 31 of his total 50 fights being knockout wins, 11 of which were in title fights. Cuevas suffered six knockout losses in his career, one of which was against Thomas Hearns in a welterweight title fight.
His last fight was a 2nd round KO defeat to Lupe Aquino on September 25, 1989.
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.
|50||Sep 25, 1989||31||Lupe Aquino||Loss||KO2|
|49||Jul 31, 1989||31||Martín Martínez||Win||KO1|
|48||May 29, 1989||31||Francisco Carballo||Win||KO4|
|47||Jul 25, 1987||29||Daniel Valenzuela||Win||KO6|
|46||Dec 19, 1986||28||Jorge Vaca||Loss||KO2|
|45||Oct 4, 1986||28||Lorenzo Luis García||Loss||MD|
|44||Jul 25, 1986||28||Luis Mateo||Win||TKO3|
|43||Mar 3, 1986||28||Steve Little||Loss||MD|
|42||Feb 25, 1986||28||Felipe Vaca||Win||UD|
|41||Mar 7, 1985||27||Herman Montes||Loss||KO3|
|40||Jul 12, 1984||26||Jun-Suk Hwang||Loss||MD|
|39||Mar 1, 1984||26||Mauricio Bravo||Win||TKO1|
|38||Jan 29, 1983||25||Roberto Durán||Loss||TKO4|
|37||Nov 7, 1981||23||Roger Stafford||Loss||UD|
|36||Jun 25, 1981||23||Jørgen Hansen||Win||TKO1|
|35||Feb 7, 1981||23||Bernardo Prada||Win||KO2|
|34||Aug 2, 1980||22||Thomas Hearns||Loss *||TKO2|
|33||Apr 6, 1980||22||Harold Volbrecht||Win *||KO5|
|32||Dec 8, 1979||21||Ángel Espada||Win *||TKO10|
|31||Jul 30, 1979||21||Randy Shields||Win *||UD|
|30||Jan 29, 1979||21||Scott Clark||Win *||TKO2|
|29||Sep 9, 1978||20||Pete Ranzany||Win *||TKO2|
|28||May 20, 1978||20||Billy Backus||Win *||TKO2|
|27||Mar 4, 1978||20||Harold Weston||Win *||TKO9|
|26||Nov 19, 1977||19||Ángel Espada||Win *||TKO12|
|25||Aug 6, 1977||19||Clyde Gray||Win *||KO2|
|24||Mar 12, 1977||19||Miguel Ángel Campanino||Win *||KO2|
|23||Oct 27, 1976||18||Shoji Tsujimoto||Win *||KO6|
|22||Jul 17, 1976||18||Ángel Espada||Win *||TKO2|
|21||Jun 2, 1976||18||Andy Price||Loss||UD|
|20||Apr 3, 1976||18||Rafael Piamonte||Win||KO1|
|19||Sep 27, 1975||17||José Palacios||Win||KO10|
|18||Jul 12, 1975||17||Carlos Obregón||Win||UD|
|17||Jan 25, 1975||17||Rubén Vázquez Zamora||Win||UD|
|16||Oct 26, 1974||16||Sammy García||Win||KO3|
|15||Aug 21, 1974||16||José Luis Pena||Win||KO1|
|14||Jun 12, 1974||16||Sugar Sanders||Win||TKO1|
|13||May 11, 1974||16||Salvador Ruvalcaba||Win||KO1|
|12||Nov 24, 1973||15||Eleazar Delgado||Loss||MD|
|11||Oct 6, 1973||15||Octavio Amparan||Win||TKO7|
|10||Aug 4, 1973||15||José Figueroa||Win||TKO3|
|9||May 13, 1973||15||Memo Cruz||Loss||UD|
|8||Mar 1, 1973||15||Sergio Alejo||Win||KO4|
|7||Dec 7, 1972||14||Raúl Martínez||Win||KO1|
|6||Aug 19, 1972||14||Juan Pablo Oropeza||Loss||MD|
|5||Jun 22, 1972||14||Pancho Benítez||Win||TKO2|
|4||May 24, 1972||14||Rielero Rodríguez||Win||TKO2|
|3||Mar 4, 1972||14||Mario Roman||Loss||MD|
|2||Jan 1, 1972||14||José Arias||Win||TKO4|
|1||Nov 14, 1971||13||Alfredo Castro||Loss||KO2|
* World-title fight
José Cuevas (Pipino) is a 65-year old retired Mexican professional boxer. He was born in Santo Tomás de los Plátanos, Mexico on December 27, 1957. He is a former welterweight world champion. Cuevas was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 2002. His professional boxing career spanned more than 17 years — from 1971 to 1989.
Cuevas made his professional boxing debut against Alfredo Castro at the age of 13 on November 14, 1971, losing to Castro via 2nd round KO.
He 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".
Cuevas had a total of 15 losses in his professional boxing career.
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 34 years, 2 months, and 14 days since this fight.
For a very detailed list Cuevas' fights refer to "All of José Cuevas' fights".
Cuevas fought a total of 50 times during his professional career, which includes 13 world-title fights at the welterweight division. He was among the very best of his generation and put on some great performances in his fights. These seven fights are the highlight of his career.
July 17, 1976: Cuevas wins his first world title by defeating Ángel Espada via 2nd round TKO. He is now the WBA welterweight world champion.
March 12, 1977: Cuevas successfully defends the WBA welterweight title against Miguel Ángel Campanino, winning the fight via 2nd round KO.
August 6, 1977: Cuevas successfully defends the WBA welterweight title against Clyde Gray, winning the fight via 2nd round KO.
May 20, 1978: Cuevas successfully defends the WBA welterweight title against Billy Backus, winning the fight via 2nd round TKO.
September 9, 1978: Cuevas successfully defends the WBA welterweight title against Pete Ranzany, winning the fight via 2nd round TKO.
January 29, 1979: Cuevas successfully defends the WBA welterweight title against Scott Clark, winning the fight via 2nd round TKO.
April 6, 1980: Cuevas successfully defends the WBA welterweight title against Harold Volbrecht, winning the fight via 5th round KO.
Cuevas was a welterweight world champion. He has held one world title at welterweight, which was a lineal championship win.
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