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Rodrigo Valdez Record

Total Fights73
Title Wins4
Title Defenses4
Title-Fight KOs4
KO Wins43
KO Losses1
Rodrigo Valdez Record & Stats
Rodrigo Valdez' Record
Rodrigo Valdez' boxing record and career infographic

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      What is Rodrigo Valdez' boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 17 years and one month, Rodrigo Valdez fought 73 times with 63 wins, 8 losses, and 2 draws.

      Valdez retired from professional boxing with a record of 63-8-2, which included four middleweight world-title wins and four successful title defense fights. He had a 58.9% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 43 of his total 73 fights being knockout wins, four of which were in title fights. The only knockout loss in Valdez' career was a 6th round TKO loss to Juan Escobar, which was not a world title fight.

      His last fight was a 1st round TKO victory over Gilberto Almonte on November 28, 1980.

      Some of Valdez' best fights and notable victories include wins over Nessim Max Cohen, Bennie Briscoe, Vinnie Curto, Gratien Tonna, and Ramón Mendez.

      73Nov 28, 198034Gilberto AlmonteWinTKO1
      72May 14, 198034Charles HaywardWinTKO7
      71Nov 11, 197832Hugo CorroLoss *UD
      70Sep 30, 197832Mayfield PenningtonWinTKO7
      69Apr 22, 197832Hugo CorroLoss *UD
      68Nov 5, 197731Bennie BriscoeWin *UD
      67Jul 30, 197731Carlos MonzónLoss *UD
      66Mar 19, 197731Oreste LebronWinTKO5
      65Oct 24, 197630Ramon BerasWinKO7
      64Jun 26, 197630Carlos MonzónLoss *UD
      63Mar 28, 197630Nessim Max CohenWin *TKO4
      62Aug 16, 197529Rudy RoblesWin *UD
      61May 31, 197529Ramón MendezWin *TKO8
      60Nov 30, 197428Gratien TonnaWin *KO11
      59Oct 25, 197428Vinnie CurtoWinUD
      58Sep 7, 197428Cubby JacksonWinKO2
      57May 25, 197428Bennie BriscoeWin *TKO7
      56Mar 16, 197428Ernie BurnsWinKO2
      55Dec 14, 197327Joey DurelleWinKO2
      54Sep 1, 197327Bennie BriscoeWinPTS
      53Jul 19, 197327Antonio AguilarWinPTS
      52Jun 5, 197327Leon WashingtonWinKO9
      51Apr 16, 197327Kim BookerWinTKO5
      50Mar 5, 197327José RodríguezWinTKO5
      49Dec 18, 197226Carlos MarksWinPTS
      48Sep 29, 197226Lloyd DuncanWinUD
      47Aug 28, 197226Roy EdmondsWinKO2
      46Aug 10, 197226Juan Evangelista CórdobaWinKO6
      45Apr 2, 197226Milton MendezWinKO2
      44Nov 25, 197125Doc HollidayWinTKO4
      43Oct 19, 197125Perry AbneyWinTKO1
      42Aug 9, 197125Bobby CassidyWinTKO7
      41Jun 28, 197125Edmundo LeiteWinTKO4
      40May 14, 197125Marcos TordoyaWinTKO4
      39Mar 26, 197125Arturo LangWinKO5
      38Jan 24, 197124Juan JimenezWinKO2
      37Jul 24, 197024Juan Evangelista CórdobaWinTKO9
      36May 11, 197024Ralph PalladinLossSD
      35May 1, 197024Cassius GreeneWinPTS
      34Mar 2, 197024Pete ToroLossMD
      33Feb 14, 197023Dave OropezaWinKO1
      32Dec 10, 196923Denny StilettoWinTKO1
      31Oct 17, 196923Raul RodríguezWinTKO9
      30Sep 17, 196923David MelendezWinTKO5
      29Sep 3, 196923Mike DeFeoWinTKO1
      28Aug 6, 196923Peter CobblahWinUD
      27Jun 4, 196923Linfer ContrerasWinKO2
      26Feb 16, 196922Daniel GuaninLossPTS
      25Aug 6, 196822Humberto TrottmanWinPTS
      24Apr 15, 196822Cartagenita KidWinKO7
      23Jan 21, 196821German GastelbondoDrawPTS
      22Dec 3, 196721Richard MoralesWinKO2
      21Oct 1, 196721Humberto TrottmanWinPTS
      20Aug 29, 196721Alfonso FrancoWinKO12
      19Aug 12, 196721Baby MendezWinKO3
      18Jun 10, 196721Kid RevolledoWinPTS
      17Apr 2, 196721Mario RossitoDrawPTS
      16Mar 5, 196721Eugenio EspinozaWinPTS
      15Jan 23, 196720Julio NovellaWinKO2
      14Nov 4, 196620Alfonso FrancoWinKO7
      13Jul 29, 196620Elias LianWinPTS
      12Jun 29, 196620Lucero AcaryWinKO2
      11Jun 24, 196620Roberto UlloaWinPTS
      10Mar 3, 196620Rafael LunaWinUD
      9Oct 2, 196519Juan EscobarLossTKO6
      8Jul 9, 196519Elias HidalgoWinKO6
      7Sep 12, 196418Manuel Jack HernandezWinPTS
      6May 15, 196418Fernando AlvarezWinTKO8
      5Feb 28, 196418Alejandro ParraWinPTS
      4Feb 6, 196417Humberto HurtadoWinPTS
      3Jan 15, 196417Alejandro ParraWinKO5
      2Nov 6, 196317Eliecer de AvilaWinKO4
      1Oct 25, 196317Orlando PinedaWinPTS

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Rodrigo Valdez (Rocky) was a Colombian professional boxer. He was born in Cartagena, Colombia on February 22, 1946. He was a middleweight world champion. Valdez died on March 15, 2017 at the age of 71 years. His professional boxing career spanned more than 17 years — from 1963 to 1980.

      Valdez made his professional boxing debut against Orlando Pineda at the age of 17 on October 25, 1963, defeating Pineda via 4 round PTS. He went on to win 7 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 4 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 28 on May 25, 1974 after 56 professional fights, against Bennie Briscoe for the middleweight WBC (vacant) title. He defeated Briscoe via 7th round TKO to become the middleweight champion of the world.

      Rodrigo Valdez was a one-time undisputed middleweight world champion, and won four world titles at middleweight. For all the details about Valdez' world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Valdez had a total of eight losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Gilberto Almonte at 34 years of age, on November 28, 1980. Valdez won the fight via 1st round TKO.


      Valdez had a total of 10 world-title fights, which includes winning four world titles and four successful title defenses. He won six of these fights and lost four.

      Title Wins

      Rodrigo Valdez fought for middleweight world titles in four fights and won two of these fights, winning one of them via way of stoppage. In total, he won four middleweight belts.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Nov 5, 1977+Bennie BriscoeMiddleweightWBA*, WBC, The RingUD
      May 25, 1974Bennie BriscoeMiddleweightWBC*TKO
      + Became undisputed world champion
      * Vacant title

      Title Defenses

      Rodrigo Valdez had six middleweight world-title defense fights. He won four 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
      Mar 28, 1976Nessim Max CohenMiddleweightWBCTKO
      Aug 16, 1975Rudy RoblesMiddleweightWBCUD
      May 31, 1975Ramón MendezMiddleweightWBCTKO
      Nov 30, 1974Gratien TonnaMiddleweightWBCKO

      Title Losses

      Rodrigo Valdez lost two world-title defense fights, and lost a total of four titles in these fights.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Apr 22, 1978Hugo CorroMiddleweightWBA, WBC, The RingUD
      Jun 26, 1976Carlos MonzónMiddleweightWBCUD


      Valdez fought a total of 73 times during his professional career, which includes 10 world-title fights at the middleweight division. These three fights are the highlight of his career.

      • May 25, 1974: Valdez wins his first world title by defeating Bennie Briscoe via 7th round TKO. He is now the WBC middleweight world champion.

      • March 28, 1976: Valdez successfully defends the WBC middleweight title against Nessim Max Cohen, winning the fight via 4th round TKO.

      • November 5, 1977: Valdez becomes the undisputed middleweight world champion by defeating Bennie Briscoe via 15 round unanimous decision. He now holds the WBA , WBC, and The Ring middleweight world-champion belts.


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