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Manuel Medina Record

Total Fights84
Title Wins5
Title Defenses5
Title-Fight KOs2
KO Wins32
KO Losses8
Manuel Medina Record & Stats
Manuel Medina's Record
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      What is Manuel Medina's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 22 years and 10 months, Manuel Medina fought 84 times with 67 wins, 16 losses, and 1 draw.

      Medina retired from professional boxing with a record of 67-16-1, which included five featherweight world-title wins and five successful title defense fights. He had a 38.1% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 32 of his total 84 fights being knockout wins, two of which were in title fights. Medina suffered eight knockout losses in his career, four of which were in title fights.

      His last fight was a 2nd round TKO defeat to Malcolm Klassen on August 29, 2008.

      Some of Medina's best fights and notable victories include wins over Hall-of-Famer Tom Johnson, Frank Toledo, Fabrizio Cappai, Moussa Sangare, Troy Dorsey, Héctor Lizárraga, and Alejandro González.

      84Aug 29, 200837Malcolm KlassenLossTKO2
      83Jul 5, 200736Cassius BaloyiDrawTD
      82Nov 11, 200635Kevin KelleyWinMD
      81May 31, 200635Cassius BaloyiLoss *TKO11
      80Mar 24, 200634Javier Osvaldo AlvarezWinUD
      79Sep 9, 200534Miguel Angel GalindoWinRTD5
      78Jul 23, 200433Leonardo ResendizWinTKO3
      77Jul 12, 200332Scott HarrisonLoss *TKO11
      76Jul 12, 200332Scott HarrisonWin *SD
      75Jun 6, 200332Pedro CruzWinKO1
      74Apr 28, 200332Juan RuizWinTKO5
      73Feb 1, 200331Juan Manuel MárquezLoss *TKO7
      72Apr 27, 200231Johnny TapiaLoss *MD
      71Nov 16, 200130Frank ToledoWin *TKO5
      70Apr 27, 200130Mike JuarezWinKO4
      69Oct 20, 200029Daniel RodriguezWinUD
      68May 19, 200029Frank ToledoWinUD
      67Nov 13, 199928Paul IngleLoss *UD
      66Apr 16, 199928Victor PoloWin *TD
      65Apr 24, 199827Héctor LizárragaWin *UD
      64Oct 18, 199726Jose AyalaWinTKO8
      63Aug 7, 199726Derrick GainerLossKO9
      62May 17, 199726Luisito EspinosaLoss *TD
      61Dec 16, 199625Rosario HernandezWinKO1
      60Aug 31, 199625Naseem HamedLoss *TKO11
      59Apr 12, 199625Benito RodriguezWinUD
      58Dec 11, 199524Luisito EspinosaLoss *UD
      57Sep 23, 199524Alejandro GonzálezWin *SD
      56Apr 15, 199524Juan Polo PerezWinUD
      55Jan 28, 199523Tom JohnsonLoss *UD
      54Sep 26, 199423Jose Luis MartinezWinUD
      53Jun 3, 199423Lorenzo TiznadoWinTKO2
      52Jun 26, 199322John John MolinaLoss *UD
      51May 11, 199322Francisco ValdezWinTKO8
      50Feb 26, 199321Tom JohnsonLoss *SD
      49Oct 23, 199221Moussa SangareWin *MD
      48Sep 12, 199221Jorge RodriguezWinUD
      47Jul 22, 199221Fabrizio CappaiWin *RTD10
      46Mar 14, 199220Fabrice BenichouWin *SD
      45Nov 18, 199120Tom JohnsonWin *TD
      44Aug 12, 199120Troy DorseyWin *UD
      43May 30, 199120Agustin SalinasWinTKO8
      42May 17, 199120Mario GomezWinKO5
      41Dec 6, 199019Edward ParkerWinMD
      40Sep 3, 199019Bruno RabanalesWinUD
      39Jul 8, 199019Steve CruzWinUD
      38May 21, 199019Tyrone JacksonWinUD
      37Mar 26, 199018Ben LopezWinTKO8
      36Feb 16, 199018Rafael OrtegaWinTKO8
      35Dec 11, 198918Edgar CastroWinDQ
      34Nov 16, 198918Jose MendezWinKO3
      33Sep 16, 198918Juan Manuel VegaWinTKO6
      32Jul 10, 198918Juan Carlos SalazarLossTKO10
      31May 21, 198918Ashby DancyWinTKO1
      30May 21, 198918Ashby DancyWinTKO1
      29Apr 3, 198918Jose Luis CalderonWinTKO3
      28Mar 11, 198917Miguel MolinaWinKO6
      27Feb 20, 198917Mariano CaneteWinTKO4
      26Dec 5, 198817Manuel CamachoWinTKO4
      25Oct 17, 198817Ramiro RodriguezWinUD
      24Aug 22, 198817Santiago ParraWinKO6
      23May 9, 198817Luis MoraWinUD
      22Feb 8, 198816Marco Antonio SantosWinKO3
      21Oct 16, 198716Julio ValleWinPTS
      20Oct 5, 198716Jorge AguilarWinKO4
      19Aug 10, 198716Antonio FloresWinPTS
      18Jul 16, 198716Martin JuarezWinUD
      17Jun 15, 198716Jorge SalasWinKO4
      16Mar 30, 198716Chiqui RuizWinPTS
      15Feb 9, 198715Jose EnriquezWinPTS
      14Dec 6, 198615Jose NunezWinPTS
      13Dec 1, 198615Jaime ReyesWinPTS
      12Sep 8, 198615Pablo CarrascoWinKO3
      11Aug 8, 198615Oldemar SotoWinTKO6
      10Jul 19, 198615Roberto GarciaWinKO3
      9May 9, 198615Oldemar SotoWinPTS
      8Apr 25, 198615Aquilino CeballosWinKO1
      7Apr 4, 198615Jose VenegasWinPTS
      6Mar 12, 198614Jose TrujilloWinKO2
      5Feb 10, 198614Victor MendozaWinPTS
      4Jan 16, 198614Alex MadridLossTKO4
      3Dec 5, 198514Gerardo MartinezLossPTS
      2Nov 10, 198514Roberto GarciaWinPTS
      1Oct 9, 198514Daniel FloresWinPTS

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Manuel Medina (Mantecas) is a 53-year old retired Mexican professional boxer. He was born in Tecuala, Nayarit, Mexico on March 30, 1971. He is a former featherweight world champion. His professional boxing career spanned more than 22 years — from 1985 to 2008.

      Medina made his professional boxing debut against Daniel Flores at the age of 14 on October 9, 1985, defeating Flores via 4 round PTS.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 20 on August 12, 1991 after 43 professional fights, against Troy Dorsey for the featherweight IBF title. He defeated Dorsey via 12 round unanimous decision to become the featherweight champion of the world.

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

      Medina had a total of 16 losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Malcolm Klassen on August 29, 2008. Medina lost the fight via 2nd round TKO. It's been 15 years, 7 months, and 24 days since this fight.


      Medina had a total of 21 world-title fights, which includes winning five world titles and five successful title defenses. He won 10 of these fights and lost 11.

      Title Wins

      Manuel Medina fought for featherweight world titles in 11 fights and won five of these fights, winning one of them via way of stoppage. In total, he won five featherweight belts.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Jul 12, 2003Scott HarrisonFeatherweightWBOSD
      Nov 16, 2001Frank ToledoFeatherweightIBFTKO
      Apr 24, 1998Héctor LizárragaFeatherweightIBFUD
      Sep 23, 1995Alejandro GonzálezFeatherweightWBCSD
      Aug 12, 1991Troy DorseyFeatherweightIBFUD

      Title Defenses

      Manuel Medina had 10 featherweight world-title defense fights. He won five of them and lost five times.

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

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Apr 16, 1999Victor PoloFeatherweightIBFTD
      Oct 23, 1992Moussa SangareFeatherweightIBFMD
      Jul 22, 1992Fabrizio CappaiFeatherweightIBFRTD
      Mar 14, 1992Fabrice BenichouFeatherweightIBFSD
      Nov 18, 1991Tom JohnsonFeatherweightIBFTD

      Title Losses

      Manuel Medina lost five world-title defense fights, and lost a total of five titles in these fights.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Jul 12, 2003Scott HarrisonFeatherweightWBOTKO
      Apr 27, 2002Johnny TapiaFeatherweightIBFMD
      Nov 13, 1999Paul IngleFeatherweightIBFUD
      Dec 11, 1995Luisito EspinosaFeatherweightWBCUD
      Feb 26, 1993Tom JohnsonFeatherweightIBFSD


      Medina fought a total of 84 times during his professional career, which includes 21 world-title fights at two weight divisions. These two fights are the highlight of his career.

      • August 12, 1991: Medina wins his first world title by defeating Troy Dorsey via 12 round unanimous decision. He is now the IBF featherweight world champion.

      • November 16, 2001: Medina wins the IBF featherweight title from Frank Toledo, by beating Toledo via 5th round TKO.


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