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Paul Spadafora Record

Total Fights51
Title Wins1
Title Defenses7
Title-Fight KOs1
KO Wins19
KO Losses0
Paul Spadafora Record & Stats
Paul Spadafora's Record
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      What is Paul Spadafora's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 18 years and eight months, Paul Spadafora fought 51 times with 49 wins, a single loss, and 1 draw.

      Spadafora retired from professional boxing with a record of 49-1-1, which included one lightweight world-title win and seven successful title defense fights. He had a 37.3% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 19 of his total 51 fights being knockout wins, one of which was in a title fight. The only loss in Spadafora's career was a 12-round majority decision loss to Johan Perez.

      His last fight was a 8-round unanimous decision victory over Héctor Velázquez on July 11, 2014.

      Some of Spadafora's best fights and notable victories include wins over Victoriano Sosa, Francisco Campos, Frankie Zepeda, Alain Hernandez, Ivan Orlando Bustos, Ivan Fiorletta, and Renato Cornett.

      51Jul 11, 201438Héctor VelázquezWinUD
      50Nov 30, 201338Johan PerezLossMD
      49Apr 6, 201337Robert FranckelWinUD
      48Dec 1, 201237Solomon EgberimeWinUD
      47Aug 18, 201236Humberto ToledoWinUD
      46Nov 20, 201035Alain HernandezWinRTD5
      45Mar 12, 201034Ivan FiorlettaWinTKO8
      44Sep 30, 200934Jermaine WhiteWinUD
      43Jun 24, 200933Ivan Orlando BustosWinTKO6
      42Apr 25, 200832Shad HowardWinUD
      41Mar 9, 200731Oisin FaganWinSD
      40Nov 22, 200631Frankie ZepedaWinTKO5
      39Jul 17, 200428Francisco CamposWinTKO10
      38Apr 29, 200428Ruben GalvanWinUD
      37May 17, 200327Leonard DorinDraw *SD
      36Nov 9, 200227Dennis HolbaekWin *UD
      35Mar 9, 200226Angel ManfredyWin *UD
      34Aug 14, 200125Charles TschorniawskyWinUD
      33May 8, 200125Joel PerezWin *UD
      32Dec 16, 200025Billy IrwinWin *UD
      31Sep 9, 200025Rodney JonesWinUD
      30May 6, 200024Mike GriffithWin *TD
      29Mar 3, 200024Victoriano SosaWin *UD
      28Dec 17, 199924Renato CornettWin *TKO11
      27Aug 20, 199923Israel CardonaWin *UD
      26Mar 30, 199923Eugene JohnsonWinUD
      25Jan 22, 199923Rocky MartinezWinUD
      24Dec 4, 199823Dezi FordWinTKO10
      23Oct 23, 199823Sam GirardWinUD
      22Aug 30, 199822David ThomasWinTKO2
      21Jun 23, 199822Jose AponteWinPTS
      20May 27, 199822Amado CabatoWinTKO7
      19Mar 26, 199822Troy FletcherWinUD
      18Dec 11, 199722Roger BrownWinUD
      17Oct 15, 199722Hector RamirezWinTKO2
      16Sep 13, 199722Kino RodriguezWinUD
      15Aug 13, 199721Bernard HarrisWinUD
      14May 23, 199721Julio Cesar MerinoWinTKO5
      13Mar 1, 199721Joe LafontantWinPTS
      12Dec 22, 199621Greg McLeanWinKO2
      11Nov 21, 199621Mark AndreskeWinTKO5
      10Sep 27, 199621Jeff WhaleyWinTKO2
      9Jun 22, 199620Antonio GonzalezWinUD
      8Jun 10, 199620Calvin FagginsWinTKO2
      7May 7, 199620Erik JoshuaWinUD
      6Mar 31, 199620Julio IbarraWinTKO3
      5Feb 20, 199620Michael LopezWinRTD3
      4Dec 13, 199520Lacebian CrockettWinKO1
      3Nov 15, 199520Anthony HardyWinUD
      2Nov 7, 199520Nathaniel HardyWinTKO2
      1Oct 18, 199520Steve MadduxWinPTS

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Paul Spadafora (The Pittsburgh Kid) is a 48-year old retired American professional boxer. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S. on September 5, 1975. He is a former lightweight world champion. His professional boxing career spanned more than 18 years — from 1995 to 2014.

      Spadafora made his professional boxing debut against Steve Maddux at the age of 20 on October 18, 1995, defeating Maddux via 4 round PTS. He went on to win 35 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 14 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 23 on August 20, 1999 after 26 professional fights, against Israel Cardona for the lightweight IBF (vacant) title. He defeated Cardona via 12 round unanimous decision to become the lightweight champion of the world.

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

      Spadafora had just a single loss in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Mexican boxer Héctor Velázquez on July 11, 2014. Spadafora won the fight via 8 round unanimous decision. It's been 9 years, 11 months, and 10 days since this fight.


      Spadafora had a total of nine world-title fights, which includes winning one world title and seven successful title defenses. He won eight of these fights and drew in one.

      Title Wins

      Paul Spadafora fought for a lightweight world title in two fights and won once. He won one lightweight belt.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Aug 20, 1999Israel CardonaLightweightIBF*UD
      * Vacant title

      Title Defenses

      Paul Spadafora had seven lightweight world-title defense fights. He won all of these fights.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Nov 9, 2002Dennis HolbaekLightweightIBFUD
      Mar 9, 2002Angel ManfredyLightweightIBFUD
      May 8, 2001Joel PerezLightweightIBFUD
      Dec 16, 2000Billy IrwinLightweightIBFUD
      May 6, 2000Mike GriffithLightweightIBFTD
      Mar 3, 2000Victoriano SosaLightweightIBFUD
      Dec 17, 1999Renato CornettLightweightIBFTKO


      Spadafora fought a total of 51 times during his professional career, which includes 9 world-title fights at the lightweight division. These two fights are the highlight of his career.

      • August 20, 1999: Spadafora wins his first world title by defeating Israel Cardona via 12 round unanimous decision. He is now the IBF lightweight world champion.

      • March 3, 2000: Spadafora successfully defends the IBF lightweight title against Victoriano Sosa, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.


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