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Michael Carbajal Record

Total Fights53
Title Wins5
Title Defenses11
Title-Fight KOs10
KO Wins33
KO Losses1
Michael Carbajal Record & Stats
Michael Carbajal's Record
Michael Carbajal's boxing record and career infographic

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      What is Michael Carbajal's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 10 years and five months, Michael Carbajal fought 53 times with 49 wins and 4 losses.

      Carbajal retired from professional boxing with a record of 49-4, which included five world-title wins and 11 successful title defense fights at the light-flyweight weight division. He had a 62.3% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 33 of his total 53 fights being knockout wins, 10 of which were in title fights. The only knockout loss in Carbajal's career was a 9th round TKO loss to Jacob Matlala, which was not a world title fight.

      His last fight was a 11th round TKO victory over Jorge Arce on July 31, 1999. Carbajal won the light-flyweight WBO title with this win.

      Some of Carbajal's best fights and notable victories include wins over Hall-of-Famer Humberto Gonzalez, Domingo Sosa, Kim Kwang-sun, Jorge Arce, Macario Santos, Leon Salazar, and Tomas Rivera.

      53Jul 31, 199931Jorge ArceWin *TKO11
      52Jul 2, 199931Oscar CalzadaWinTKO4
      51May 8, 199931Oscar AndradeWinUD
      50Feb 27, 199931Jose De JesusWinRTD6
      49Jul 18, 199729Jacob MatlalaLossTKO9
      48Mar 22, 199729Scotty OlsonWinKO10
      47Jan 18, 199729Mauricio PastranaLoss *SD
      46Dec 10, 199629Tomas CordobaWinTKO3
      45Oct 12, 199629Tomas RiveraWin *KO5
      44Sep 13, 199628Julio CoronelWin *TKO8
      43Jul 14, 199628Manuel SarabiaWinKO1
      42Mar 16, 199628Melchor Cob CastroWin *UD
      41Feb 19, 199628Mauro DiazWinTKO7
      40Nov 16, 199528Francisco MontielWinKO4
      39Sep 16, 199527Gregorio GarciaWinKO3
      38Aug 12, 199527Jose QuirinoWinKO1
      37Jun 20, 199527Andres CazaresWinRTD5
      36May 24, 199527Francisco CarrascoWinKO4
      35Apr 1, 199527Armando DiazWinUD
      34Nov 12, 199427Humberto GonzalezLoss *MD
      33Jul 15, 199426Josue CamachoWin *UD
      32Apr 8, 199426Abner BarajasWinTKO3
      31Feb 19, 199426Humberto GonzalezLoss *SD
      30Oct 30, 199326Domingo SosaWin *TKO5
      29Jul 17, 199325Kim Kwang-sunWin *TKO7
      28Mar 13, 199325Humberto GonzalezWin *KO7
      27Dec 12, 199225Robinson CuestaWin *TKO8
      26Oct 14, 199225Jose Manuel DiazWinRTD7
      25Aug 13, 199224Jorge Luis RomanWinUD
      24Apr 30, 199224Jose Luis VelardeWinUD
      23Feb 17, 199224Marcos PachecoWin *UD
      22Oct 18, 199124Jesus ChongWinUD
      21May 10, 199123Héctor PatriWin *UD
      20Mar 17, 199123Javier VarguezWin *UD
      19Feb 17, 199123Macario SantosWin *KO2
      18Dec 8, 199023Leon SalazarWin *KO4
      17Oct 25, 199023Luis MonzoteWinKO5
      16Sep 20, 199023Oscar CalzadaWinTKO3
      15Jul 29, 199022Muangchai KittikasemWin *TKO7
      14Jun 14, 199022Fernando MartinezWinTKO9
      13Apr 1, 199022Raul AcostaWinUD
      12Feb 18, 199022Tony DeLucaWinUD
      11Jan 12, 199022Miguel Angel BandaWinUD
      10Nov 17, 198922Pedro Jose FelicianoWinUD
      9Oct 17, 198922Jose Manuel DiazWinTKO3
      8Sep 5, 198921Jose Luis HerreraWinUD
      7Aug 14, 198921Prudencio De JesusWinKO2
      6Jul 15, 198921Francisco LuevenoWinTKO2
      5Jun 12, 198921Eduardo NunezWinKO4
      4May 21, 198921Pedro EspinozaWinTKO1
      3May 2, 198921Camerino RojasWinKO2
      2Apr 4, 198921Silvestre PerazaWinTKO1
      1Feb 24, 198921Will GrigsbyWinUD

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Michael Carbajal (Manitas de Piedra) is a 56-year old retired American professional boxer. He was born in Phoenix, U.S. on September 17, 1967. He is a former two-weight-class world champion. Carbajal was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 2006. His professional boxing career spanned more than 10 years — from 1989 to 1999.

      Carbajal made his professional boxing debut against Will Grigsby at the age of 21 on February 24, 1989, defeating Grigsby via 4 round unanimous decision. He went on to win 29 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 18 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 22 on July 29, 1990 after 14 professional fights, against Muangchai Kittikasem for the light-flyweight IBF title. He defeated Kittikasem via 7th round TKO to become the light-flyweight champion of the world.

      Michael Carbajal was a one-time unified light-flyweight world champion, and has won five world titles at two weight classes. For all the details about Carbajal's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Carbajal had a total of four losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was on July 31, 1999 against Mexican boxer Jorge Arce for Arce's light-flyweight title. Carbajal won the fight via 11th round TKO and won the WBO title. It's been 24 years, 8 months, and 23 days since this fight.


      Carbajal had a total of 18 world-title fights, which includes winning five world titles and 11 successful title defenses. He won 15 of these fights and lost three.

      Title Wins

      Michael Carbajal fought for world titles in six fights and won five of these fights, three of these victories coming via way of stoppage. In total, he won five belts across two weight classes.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Jul 31, 1999Jorge ArceLight-flyweightWBOTKO
      Mar 16, 1996Melchor Cob CastroLight-flyweightIBF*UD
      Jul 15, 1994Josue CamachoStrawweightWBOUD
      Mar 13, 1993^Humberto GonzalezLight-flyweightWBCKO
      Jul 29, 1990Muangchai KittikasemLight-flyweightIBFTKO
      ^ Became unified world champion
      * Vacant title

      Title Defenses

      Michael Carbajal had 13 light-flyweight world-title defense fights. He won 11 of them and lost two times.

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

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Oct 12, 1996Tomas RiveraLight-flyweightIBFKO
      Sep 13, 1996Julio CoronelLight-flyweightIBFTKO
      Oct 30, 1993Domingo SosaLight-flyweightWBC, IBFTKO
      Jul 17, 1993Kim Kwang-sunLight-flyweightWBC, IBFTKO
      Mar 13, 1993^Humberto GonzalezLight-flyweightIBFKO
      Dec 12, 1992Robinson CuestaLight-flyweightIBFTKO
      Feb 17, 1992Marcos PachecoLight-flyweightIBFUD
      May 10, 1991Héctor PatriLight-flyweightIBFUD
      Mar 17, 1991Javier VarguezLight-flyweightIBFUD
      Feb 17, 1991Macario SantosLight-flyweightIBFKO
      Dec 8, 1990Leon SalazarLight-flyweightIBFKO
      ^ Became unified world champion

      Title Losses

      Michael Carbajal lost two world-title defense fights, and lost a total of three titles in these fights.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Jan 18, 1997Mauricio PastranaLight-flyweightIBFSD
      Feb 19, 1994Humberto GonzalezLight-flyweightWBC, IBFSD


      Carbajal fought a total of 53 times during his professional career, which includes 18 world-title fights at two weight divisions. He put on some great performances in these fights. These seven fights are the highlight of his career.

      • July 29, 1990: Carbajal wins his first world title by defeating Muangchai Kittikasem via 7th round TKO. He is now the IBF light-flyweight world champion.

      • December 8, 1990: Carbajal successfully defends the IBF light-flyweight title against Leon Salazar, winning the fight via 4th round KO.

      • February 17, 1991: Carbajal successfully defends the IBF light-flyweight title against Macario Santos, winning the fight via 2nd round KO.

      • March 13, 1993: Carbajal becomes a unified light-flyweight world champion by beating Humberto Gonzalez via 7th round KO. He now holds the IBF and WBC light-flyweight world-champion belts.

      • July 17, 1993: Carbajal successfully defends the WBC and IBF light-flyweight titles against Kim Kwang-sun, winning the fight via 7th round TKO.

      • October 30, 1993: Carbajal successfully defends the WBC and IBF light-flyweight titles against Domingo Sosa, winning the fight via 5th round TKO.

      • July 31, 1999: Carbajal wins the WBO light-flyweight title from Jorge Arce, by beating Arce via 11th round TKO.


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