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Ossie Ocasio Record

Total Fights37
Title Wins1
Title Defenses3
Title-Fight KOs1
KO Wins12
KO Losses5
Ossie Ocasio Record & Stats
Ossie Ocasio's Record
Ossie Ocasio's boxing record and career infographic

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      What is Ossie Ocasio's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 16 years and nine months, Ossie Ocasio fought 37 times with 23 wins, 13 losses, and 1 draw.

      Ocasio retired from professional boxing with a record of 23-13-1, which included one cruiserweight world-title win and three successful title defense fights. He had a 32.4% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 12 of his total 37 fights being knockout wins, one of which was in a title fight. Ocasio suffered five knockout losses in his career, two of which were in title fights.

      His last fight was a 8th round TKO defeat to Alex Garcia on November 23, 1992.

      Some of Ocasio's best fights and notable victories include wins over Hall-of-Famer Dwight Muhammad Qawi, John Odhiambho, Pierre Coetzer, Randy Stephens, Eddie Taylor, Narcisco Maldonado, and Jess Harding.

      37Nov 23, 199237Alex GarciaLossTKO8
      36Aug 20, 199237Carl WilliamsLossUD
      35Dec 14, 199035Mike HunterLossUD
      34Oct 3, 199035Jess HardingWinRTD8
      33Jun 27, 199034Lennox LewisLossPTS
      32May 18, 199034Bruce SeldonLossUD
      31Jan 11, 199034Tyrell BiggsLossUD
      30Dec 7, 198934Ray MercerLossSD
      29Nov 26, 198833Pierre CoetzerLossUD
      28Mar 6, 198832Pierre CoetzerWinUD
      27Aug 15, 198732Evander HolyfieldLoss *TKO11
      26May 15, 198731Dwight Muhammad QawiWinMD
      25Mar 23, 198630Narcisco MaldonadoWinUD
      24Dec 1, 198429Piet CrousLoss *UD
      23May 5, 198428John OdhiambhoWin *TKO15
      22May 20, 198327Randy StephensWin *UD
      21Dec 15, 198227Eddie TaylorWin *UD
      20Feb 13, 198226Robbie WilliamsWin *SD
      19Mar 17, 198125John L. GardnerLossKO6
      18Oct 23, 198025Barry FunchesWinUD
      17Jun 28, 198024Michael DokesLossTKO1
      16Apr 19, 198024Michael DokesDrawSD
      15Nov 20, 197924Jack SterlingWinTKO1
      14Mar 23, 197923Larry HolmesLoss *TKO7
      13Jan 27, 197923Jimmy YoungWinUD
      12Jun 9, 197822Jimmy YoungWinSD
      11Apr 8, 197822Kevin IsaacWinUD
      10Jul 12, 197721Tom NicksonWinKO4
      9Jun 25, 197721Frank SchramWinTKO4
      8Jun 14, 197721Clarence MorrisWinKO2
      7Mar 17, 197721Gene IdeletteWinKO1
      6Feb 12, 197721Ed TurnerWinKO2
      5Aug 16, 197621Aaron SolomonWinKO1
      4Jul 17, 197620Ed TurnerWinPTS
      3Apr 27, 197620Luis ReinsWinKO1
      2Apr 5, 197620Rafael GuerreroWinKO2
      1Feb 20, 197620Lorenzo SimonsWinKO3

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Ossie Ocasio (Jaws) is a 68-year old retired Puerto Rican professional boxer. He was born in Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico on August 12, 1955. He is a former cruiserweight world champion. His professional boxing career spanned more than 16 years — from 1976 to 1992.

      Ocasio made his professional boxing debut against Lorenzo Simons at the age of 20 on February 20, 1976, defeating Simons via 3rd round KO. He went on to win 12 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 8 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 23 on March 23, 1979 after 13 professional fights, against Larry Holmes for the WBC title. He lost to Holmes via 7th round TKO.

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

      Ocasio had a total of 13 losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Alex Garcia on November 23, 1992. Ocasio lost the fight via 8th round TKO. It's been 31 years, 6 months, and 29 days since this fight.


      Ocasio had a total of seven world-title fights, which includes winning one world title and three successful title defenses. He won four of these fights and lost three.

      Title Wins

      Ossie Ocasio fought for a cruiserweight world title in three fights and won once. He won one cruiserweight belt.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Feb 13, 1982Robbie WilliamsCruiserweightWBASD

      Title Defenses

      Ossie Ocasio had four cruiserweight world-title defense fights. He won three 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
      May 5, 1984John OdhiambhoCruiserweightWBATKO
      May 20, 1983Randy StephensCruiserweightWBAUD
      Dec 15, 1982Eddie TaylorCruiserweightWBAUD

      Title Losses

      Ossie Ocasio lost one world-title defense fight, and lost one title in the fight.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Dec 1, 1984Piet CrousCruiserweightWBAUD


      Ocasio fought a total of 37 times during his professional career, which includes 7 world-title fights at two weight divisions. These four fights are the highlight of his career.

      • June 9, 1978: Ossie Ocasio puts on the first remarkable performance of his career, defeating Jimmy Young via 10th round split decision.

      • March 23, 1979: In his first world-title fight, Ossie Ocasio loses to Larry Holmes via 7th round TKO. He was fighting for the WBC heavyweight title.

      • February 13, 1982: Ocasio wins the WBA cruiserweight title from Robbie Williams, by beating Williams via 15 round split decision.

      • May 15, 1987: Ossie Ocasio beats Dwight Muhammad Qawi via 10th round majority decision.


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