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Kevin Kelley Record

Total Fights72
Title Wins1
Title Defenses2
Title-Fight KOs1
KO Wins39
KO Losses6
Kevin Kelley Record & Stats
Kevin Kelley's Record
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      What is Kevin Kelley's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 20 years and eight months, Kevin Kelley fought 72 times with 60 wins, 10 losses, and 2 draws.

      Kelley retired from professional boxing with a record of 60-10-2, which included one featherweight world-title win and two successful title defense fights. He had a 54.2% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 39 of his total 72 fights being knockout wins, one of which was in a title fight. Kelley suffered six knockout losses in his career, three of which were in title fights.

      His last fight was a 2nd round TKO defeat to Vicente Escobedo on May 21, 2009.

      Some of Kelley's best fights and notable victories include wins over Jose Vida Ramos, Gregorio Vargas, Georgie Navarro, Pete Taliaferro, Jesse Benavides, Humberto Soto, and Derrick Gainer.

      72May 21, 200941Vicente EscobedoLossTKO2
      71Oct 10, 200841David RodelaLossSD
      70Jul 8, 200841Jaime PalmaWinUD
      69Nov 11, 200639Manuel MedinaLossMD
      68Sep 28, 200639Carlos HernándezWinUD
      67Jun 10, 200638Bobby PacquiaoLossKO4
      66Feb 17, 200638Juan Carlos RamírezWinKO2
      65Nov 4, 200538Sandro MarcosWinTKO4
      64May 17, 200537Jose ReyesWinUD
      63Mar 3, 200537Felix St KittsWinTKO8
      62Apr 12, 200335Marco Antonio BarreraLoss *TKO4
      61Nov 14, 200235Johnny WestWinKO5
      60Jul 13, 200235Humberto SotoWinMD
      59Apr 27, 200234Raul FrancoWinTKO2
      58Sep 2, 200033Érik MoralesLossTKO7
      57Jan 22, 200032Frankie ArchuletaWinKO9
      56Aug 13, 199932Benito RodriguezLossUD
      55May 8, 199931Héctor VelázquezWinUD
      54Dec 17, 199831Jorge RamirezWinKO9
      53Jul 18, 199831Derrick GainerLossUD
      52May 8, 199830Vincent HowardWinUD
      51Dec 19, 199730Naseem HamedLoss *KO4
      50Jul 12, 199730Orlando FernandezWinKO10
      49Mar 14, 199729Jesus SaludWinUD
      48Nov 16, 199629Edwin SantanaWinUD
      47Jun 15, 199628Derrick GainerWinKO8
      46Feb 2, 199628Louie EspinozaWinUD
      45Sep 9, 199528Clarence AdamsDrawMD
      44Jul 28, 199528Tommy ParksDrawTD
      43Mar 31, 199527Ricardo RiveraWinTKO9
      42Jan 7, 199527Alejandro GonzálezLoss *RTD10
      41Nov 2, 199427Pete TaliaferroWinTKO10
      40Sep 24, 199427Jose Vida RamosWin *TKO2
      39Jun 26, 199426Georgie NavarroWinTKO6
      38May 6, 199426Jesse BenavidesWin *UD
      37Dec 4, 199326Gregorio VargasWin *UD
      36Sep 11, 199326Patrick SimeonWinUD
      35Jul 8, 199326Adolfo CastilloWinTKO2
      34May 13, 199325Jesus PollWinTKO6
      33Mar 23, 199325Angel GonzalezWinTKO4
      32Jan 12, 199325Peter NievesWinTKO6
      31Sep 25, 199225Roberto VillarealWinKO3
      30Aug 20, 199225Antonio HernandezWinUD
      29Jun 2, 199224Alric JohnsonWinPTS
      28May 21, 199224Tomas ValdezWinTKO2
      27Feb 18, 199224Troy DorseyWinUD
      26Jan 31, 199224Hector PadillaWinTKO2
      25Nov 12, 199124Rafael ZuñigaWinTKO4
      24Oct 4, 199124Cesar AlmonteWinKO2
      23Aug 31, 199124Juan Gomez PoloWinTKO2
      22Jul 23, 199124James PippsWinTKO4
      21Jun 14, 199123Job WaltersWinTKO6
      20May 27, 199123Richie FosterWinKO1
      19Mar 22, 199123Harold WarrenWinUD
      18Feb 12, 199123Boualem BelkifWinKO3
      17Nov 30, 199023Ernesto QuintanaWinTKO1
      16Oct 30, 199023Jesse SierraWinTKO5
      15Sep 13, 199023Cruz SaldanaWinKO1
      14Dec 23, 198922Russell DavisonWinPTS
      13Nov 30, 198922Martin MendozaWinKO1
      12Nov 13, 198922Fermin RodriguezWinKO2
      11Oct 30, 198922Jean Pierre DibatezaWinPTS
      10Aug 24, 198922Byron ChaconWinTKO1
      9Jul 27, 198922Jose VillasenorWinKO1
      8May 25, 198921Bruce FlippinsWinTKO4
      7May 5, 198921Anthony BarelaWinUD
      6Mar 3, 198921Anthony BarelaWinUD
      5Feb 9, 198921Carlos PeraltaWinKO2
      4Dec 15, 198821Agustin SilvaWinTKO4
      3Nov 10, 198821Joey KingWinPTS
      2Oct 27, 198821Vicente AriasWinTKO1
      1Sep 8, 198821Willie BarnesWinTKO2

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Kevin Kelley (The Flushing Flash) is a 56-year old retired American professional boxer. He was born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S. on June 29, 1967. He is a former featherweight world champion. His professional boxing career spanned more than 20 years — from 1988 to 2009.

      Kelley made his professional boxing debut against Willie Barnes at the age of 21 on September 8, 1988, defeating Barnes via 2nd round TKO. He went on to win 40 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 28 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 26 on December 4, 1993 after 36 professional fights, against Gregorio Vargas for the featherweight WBC title. He defeated Vargas via 12 round unanimous decision to become the featherweight champion of the world.

      Kelley has won one world title at featherweight. For all the details about Kelley's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Kelley had a total of 10 losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Vicente Escobedo on May 21, 2009. Kelley lost the fight via 2nd round TKO. It's been 15 years and 1 month since this fight.


      Kelley had a total of six world-title fights, which includes winning one world title and two successful title defenses. He won three of these fights and lost three.

      Title Wins

      Kevin Kelley fought for a featherweight world title in three fights and won once. He won one featherweight belt.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Dec 4, 1993Gregorio VargasFeatherweightWBCUD

      Title Defenses

      Kevin Kelley had three featherweight world-title defense fights. He won two of them and lost once.

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

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Sep 24, 1994Jose Vida RamosFeatherweightWBCTKO
      May 6, 1994Jesse BenavidesFeatherweightWBCUD

      Title Losses

      Kevin Kelley lost one world-title defense fight, and lost one title in the fight.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Jan 7, 1995Alejandro GonzálezFeatherweightWBCRTD


      Kelley fought a total of 72 times during his professional career, which includes 6 world-title fights at the featherweight division. These three fights are the highlight of his career.

      • December 4, 1993: Kelley wins his first world title by defeating Gregorio Vargas via 12 round unanimous decision. He is now the WBC featherweight world champion.

      • September 24, 1994: Kelley successfully defends the WBC featherweight title against Jose Vida Ramos, winning the fight via 2nd round TKO.

      • July 13, 2002: Kevin Kelley beats Humberto Soto via 12th round majority decision.


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