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Rubén Olivares Record

Total Fights105
Title Wins8
Title Defenses4
Title-Fight KOs6
KO Wins79
KO Losses9
Rubén Olivares Record & Stats
Rubén Olivares' Record
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      What is Rubén Olivares' boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 23 years and two months, Rubén Olivares fought 105 times with 89 wins, 13 losses, and 3 draws.

      Olivares retired from professional boxing with a record of 89-13-3, which included eight world-title wins and four successful title defense fights at the bantamweight weight division. He had a 75.2% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 79 of his total 105 fights being knockout wins, six of which were in title fights. Olivares suffered nine knockout losses in his career, four of which were in title fights.

      His last fight was a 4th round KO defeat to Ignacio Madrid on March 12, 1988.

      Some of Olivares' best fights and notable victories include wins over Hall-of-Famer Bobby Chacon, Lionel Rose, Alan Rudkin, Efren Torres, Jesús Pimentel, Kid Pascualito, and Tsuguo Mineyama.

      105Mar 12, 198841Ignacio MadridLossKO4
      104Feb 25, 198639Roman AlmaguerDrawMD
      103Nov 24, 198134Margarito MarquezLossSD
      102Aug 24, 198033Rafael GandarillaLossTKO9
      101Apr 25, 198033Sergio ReyesWinTKO7
      100Mar 7, 198033Carlos SerranoWinTKO5
      99Jul 21, 197932Eusebio PedrozaLoss *TKO12
      98Jun 30, 197932Adrian ZapantaWinTKO2
      97Apr 22, 197932Guillermo MoralesDrawMD
      96Nov 20, 197831Isaac VegaWinTKO3
      95Oct 18, 197831Shig FukuyamaWinKO2
      94Apr 28, 197831José Luis RamírezWinTKO2
      93Dec 6, 197730Ricky GutierrezWinUD
      92Aug 20, 197730Bobby ChaconLossUD
      91Nov 19, 197629Jose CervantesLossKO6
      90Jul 30, 197629Fernando CabanelaWinUD
      89Jun 2, 197629Pajet LupikanetWinTKO1
      88Dec 4, 197528Danny LopezLossKO7
      87Sep 20, 197528David KoteyLoss *SD
      86Jun 20, 197528Bobby ChaconWin *TKO2
      85Apr 7, 197528Benjamin OrtizWinTKO6
      84Nov 23, 197427Alexis ArguelloLoss *KO13
      83Oct 5, 197427Carlos MendozaWinTKO6
      82Aug 31, 197427Enrique GarciaWinTKO5
      81Jul 9, 197427Zensuke UtagawaWin *KO7
      80May 14, 197427Adrian ZapantaWinKO2
      79Mar 4, 197427Art HafeyWinSD
      78Dec 2, 197326Francisco DurangoWinUD
      77Sep 15, 197326Art HafeyLossTKO5
      76Jun 23, 197326Bobby ChaconWinRTD9
      75Apr 28, 197326Walter SeeleyWinTKO2
      74Nov 14, 197225Rafael HerreraLossMD
      73Aug 19, 197225Godfrey StevensWinUD
      72Mar 19, 197225Rafael HerreraLoss *KO8
      71Dec 14, 197124Jesús PimentelWin *TKO11
      70Oct 25, 197124Kazuyoshi KanazawaWin *TKO14
      69Aug 23, 197124Kid PascualitoWinTKO9
      68Jul 10, 197124Efren TorresWinTKO4
      67Jun 7, 197124Vicente BlancoWinKO5
      66May 19, 197124Tsuguo MineyamaWinTKO3
      65Apr 2, 197124Chucho CastilloWin *UD
      64Mar 3, 197124Chung ParkWinKO6
      63Oct 16, 197023Chucho CastilloLoss *TKO14
      62Sep 11, 197023Memo RodriguezWinKO5
      61Aug 14, 197023Jose ArranzWinTKO3
      60Jul 22, 197023Shuji ChiyodaWinUD
      59Apr 18, 197023Chucho CastilloWin *UD
      58Mar 18, 197023Romy GuelasWinTKO6
      57Feb 22, 197023Angel HernandezWinKO3
      56Dec 12, 196922Alan RudkinWin *TKO2
      55Oct 27, 196922Shigeyoshi OkiWinKO3
      54Aug 22, 196922Lionel RoseWin *KO5
      53Jun 29, 196922Nene JunWinTKO1
      52May 23, 196922Takao SakuraiWinTKO6
      51May 6, 196922Frank AdameWinKO2
      50Mar 17, 196922Ernie CruzWinTKO9
      49Mar 9, 196922Carlos ZayasWinTKO7
      48Feb 23, 196922Jose BisbalWinKO3
      47Jan 26, 196922Kazuyoshi KanazawaWinTKO2
      46Nov 24, 196821José MedelWinKO8
      45Oct 11, 196821Wally BrooksWinKO1
      44Sep 15, 196821Antoine PorcelWinKO1
      43Aug 28, 196821Bernabe FernandezWinTKO3
      42Aug 10, 196821Tiny PalacioWinTKO6
      41Jul 11, 196821Gary GarberWinTKO5
      40Jun 25, 196821Enrique YepesWinKO5
      39Jun 8, 196821Octavio GomezWinKO5
      38May 20, 196821King GavilanWinKO4
      37Apr 27, 196821Manuel ArnalWinDQ
      36Mar 31, 196821Salvatore BurruniWinTKO3
      35Mar 3, 196821Pornchai Poprai-ngamWinTKO9
      34Jan 28, 196821German BastidasWinTKO5
      33Nov 19, 196720Felipe GonzalezWinTKO6
      32Nov 3, 196720Chamaco CastilloWinKO5
      31Oct 14, 196720Ushiwakamaru HaradaWinTKO2
      30Sep 20, 196720Gustavo SosaWinTKO3
      29Sep 6, 196720Grillito AguilarWinKO5
      28Jul 29, 196720German BastidasDrawMD
      27Jul 14, 196720Angel HernandezWinKO5
      26Jun 17, 196720Julio GuerreroWinKO4
      25Feb 26, 196720Felipe GonzalezWinUD
      24Feb 5, 196720Antonio LealWinKO1
      23Dec 17, 196619Daniel GutierrezWinTKO10
      22Nov 9, 196619Rafael MartinezWinTKO5
      21Oct 18, 196619Rafael MaciasWinTKO5
      20Oct 7, 196619Ernesto AguilarWinTKO3
      19Sep 17, 196619Ramiro GarciaWinKO9
      18Aug 7, 196619Oscar RivasWinTKO3
      17Jul 10, 196619Gerardo LujanoWinTKO5
      16Jun 24, 196619German GuzmanWinKO4
      15Jun 11, 196619Alfonso Jose CazaresWinTKO2
      14May 20, 196619Emeterio CamposWinTKO4
      13Apr 23, 196619Juan MolinaWinTKO2
      12Mar 12, 196619Gallito CamachoWinTKO1
      11Feb 16, 196619Eduardo AlvaradoWinKO2
      10Jan 28, 196619Reynaldo De La CerdaWinTKO3
      9Nov 24, 196518Pablo MartinezWinTKO2
      8Oct 20, 196518Mateo JaimesWinTKO5
      7Sep 9, 196518Jorge GomezWinTKO8
      6Aug 14, 196518Nemesio ZenilWinTKO2
      5Apr 1, 196518Antonio GallegosWinTKO4
      4Feb 18, 196518Torito SilvaWinKO6
      3Feb 1, 196518Geronimo CisnerosWinTKO3
      2Jan 18, 196518Freddie GarciaWinKO1
      1Jan 4, 196517Isidro SoteloWinKO1

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Rubén Olivares (El Púas) is a 77-year old retired Mexican professional boxer. He was born in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico on January 14, 1947. He is a former two-weight-class world champion. Olivares was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 1991. His professional boxing career spanned more than 23 years — from 1965 to 1988.

      Olivares made his professional boxing debut against Isidro Sotelo at the age of 17 on January 4, 1965, defeating Sotelo via 1st round KO. He went on to win 26 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 25 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 22 on August 22, 1969 after 53 professional fights, against Lionel Rose for the bantamweight WBA, WBC, and The Ring titles. He defeated Rose via 5th round KO to become the bantamweight champion of the world.

      Rubén Olivares was a two-time undisputed bantamweight world champion, and has won eight world titles at two weight classes. For all the details about Olivares' world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

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

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Ignacio Madrid on March 12, 1988. Olivares lost the fight via 4th round KO. It's been 36 years, 1 month, and 11 days since this fight.


      Olivares had a total of 13 world-title fights, which includes winning eight world titles and four successful title defenses. He won eight of these fights and lost five.

      Title Wins

      Rubén Olivares fought for world titles in five fights and won four of these fights, three of these victories coming via way of stoppage. In total, he won eight belts across two weight classes.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Jun 20, 1975Bobby ChaconFeatherweightWBCTKO
      Jul 9, 1974Zensuke UtagawaFeatherweightWBA*KO
      Apr 2, 1971+Chucho CastilloBantamweightWBA, WBC, The RingUD
      Aug 22, 1969+Lionel RoseBantamweightWBA, WBC, The RingKO
      + Became undisputed world champion
      * Vacant title

      Title Defenses

      Rubén Olivares had eight world-title defense fights across two weight classes — bantamweight (x6) and featherweight (x2). He won four of them and lost four times.

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

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Dec 14, 1971Jesús PimentelBantamweightWBA, WBC, The RingTKO
      Oct 25, 1971Kazuyoshi KanazawaBantamweightWBA, WBC, The RingTKO
      Apr 18, 1970Chucho CastilloBantamweightWBA, WBC, The RingUD
      Dec 12, 1969Alan RudkinBantamweightWBA, WBC, The RingTKO

      Title Losses

      Rubén Olivares lost four world-title defense fights, and lost a total of eight titles in these fights.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Sep 20, 1975David KoteyFeatherweightWBCSD
      Nov 23, 1974Alexis ArguelloFeatherweightWBAKO
      Mar 19, 1972Rafael HerreraBantamweightWBA, WBC, The RingKO
      Oct 16, 1970Chucho CastilloBantamweightWBA, WBC, The RingTKO


      Olivares fought a total of 105 times during his professional career, which includes 13 world-title fights at two weight divisions. These four fights are the highlight of his career.

      • August 22, 1969: Olivares becomes the undisputed bantamweight world champion in his first world-title fight by beating Lionel Rose via 5th round KO. He now holds the WBA, WBC, and The Ring bantamweight world-champion belts.

      • December 12, 1969: Olivares successfully defends the WBA, WBC, and The Ring bantamweight titles against Alan Rudkin, winning the fight via 2nd round TKO.

      • April 2, 1971: Olivares becomes the undisputed bantamweight world champion by defeating Chucho Castillo via 15 round unanimous decision. He now holds the WBA, WBC, and The Ring bantamweight world-champion belts.

      • June 20, 1975: Olivares wins the WBC featherweight title from Bobby Chacon, by beating Chacon via 2nd round TKO.


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