|Real name||Oscar Larios|
|Rated at||Super Bantamweight|
|Height||5 ft. 7 in. (170 cm.)|
November 1, 1976 |
Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico
|Wins by KO||39|
Promoted by Oscar de la Hoya, Larios began his career at 17 and dropped early losses to Israel Vázquez by KO in the 1st round and Agapito Sánchez by TKO in the 5th prior to hitting his stride as he accumulated a record of 39-2 before his first world title.
WBC Super Bantamweight Championship
In 2001, Larios challenged undefeated WBC Super Bantamweight title holder Willie Jorrin and lost a disputed 12 round decision. Due to Jorrin's lack of activity, Larios fought Vázquez for the interim WBC Super Bantamweight Title and his earlier loss to Vázquez by scoring a TKO in the 12th round. Several months later, Larios again took on Jorrin and avenged the earlier defeat by defeating Jorrin by TKO in the 1st round.
Larios went on to defend his title 7 times (along with 3 non-title fights), including a victory over Nedal Hussein and two wins over fan favorite Wayne McCullough. He then took on Vázquez yet again but was dominated this time, dropping the trilogy capper by KO 3 and thus losing his title. In July 2006, Larios moved up to Super Featherweight to take on then three-division world champion Manny Pacquiao, a Filipino boxer highly capable of besting opponents by KO. Larios fought bravely, but was dominated by the bigger Pacquiao and was dropped twice en route to losing a 12 round decision.
Move to Featherweight
Interim WBC Featherweight Championship
On July 21, 2007, Jorge Linares of Venezuela defeated him by KO in the 10th round for the WBC Interim featherweight title in Las Vegas, Nevada. After the fight with Linares, Larios was diagnosed with a minor subdural hematoma, bleeding of the brain, putting any hopes of a future boxing career in jeopardy. Larios eventually returned to boxing, but remains under medical suspension throughout the United States.
Later on February 22, 2008, Larios won his latest match by unanimous decision against Arturo Gomez.
In May 2008, Larios defeated Feider Viloria via fifth-round TKO for the vacant Interim WBC Featherweight title, commissioned when reigning titlist Jorge Linares was unavailable to fight Viloria due to injury. On August 2, 2008 in Zapopan, Jalisco, Larios made his first defense of the WBC interim featherweight title, defeating Marlon Aguilar by seventh round knockout. The bout was competitive for several rounds, but Larious took command of the fight, knocking Aguilar down at the end of the sixth round and knocking him out in the seventh round.
WBC Featherweight Championship
Larios inherited the full-pledge WBC featherweight title when Linares relinquished it to move up in weight.
He won his first anez of his title with a split decision win over Takahiro Aoh on October 16, 2008. Despite being floored in the 4th round, Larios managed to outbox the Japanese challenger for the victory.
The two fighters met again on March 12, 2009. Like in the previous encounter, the matches resulted in a decision. But this time, it was in Aoh's favor.
Professional boxing record
|63 Wins (39 knockouts), 7 Losses (4 knockouts), 1 Draw|
|Loss||63-7-1||Takahiro Ao||UD||12||2009-03-12||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo||Lost WBC Featherweight title.|
|Win||63-6-1||Takahiro Ao||SD||12||2008-10-16||Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo||Retained WBC Featherweight title.|
|Win||62-6-1||Marlon Aguilar||KO||7 (12), 2:30||2008-08-02||Auditorio Benito Juárez, Zapopan, Jalisco||Retained interim WBC Featherweight title.|
|Win||61-6-1||Feider Viloria||TKO||5 (12), 0:24||2008-05-31||Centro Internacional de Convenciones, Chetumal, Quintana Roo||Won vacant interim WBC Featherweight title.|
|Win||60-6-1||Arturo Gomez||UD||12||2008-02-22||Salon Marbet Plus, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Distrito Federal|
|Loss||59-6-1||Jorge Linares||TKO||10 (12), 2:37||2007-07-21||Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada||For vacant WBC Featherweight title.|
|Win||59-5-1||Luis Cid Pacheco||UD||10||2007-03-31||Centro de Cancun, Cancun, Quintana Roo|
|Win||58-5-1||Ramon Mendez||UD||10||2007-03-31||Casino Los Fresnos, Tepic, Nayarit|
|Win||57-5-1||Roberto Bonilla||TKO||4 (10), 1:40||2006-10-06||Desert Diamond Casino, Phoenix, Arizona|
|Loss||56-5-1||Manny Pacquiao||UD||12||2006-07-02||Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City, Metro Manila|
|Loss||56-4-1||Israel Vázquez||TKO||3 (12), 2:52||2005-12-03||Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada||Lost WBC Super Bantamweight title.|
|Win||56-3-1||Wayne McCullough||TKO||10 (12), 2:00||2005-07-16||MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada||Retained WBC Super Bantamweight title.|
|Win||55-3-1||Wayne McCullough||UD||12||2005-02-10||Palace Indian Gaming Center, Lemoore, California||Retained WBC Super Bantamweight title.|
|Win||54-3-1||Nedal Hussein||UD||12||2004-11-27||MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada||Retained WBC Super Bantamweight title.|
|Win||54-3-1||Ivan Alvarez||UD||10||2004-08-20||Isleta Casino & Resort, Albuquerque, New Mexico|
|Win||53-3-1||Jesus Salvador Perez||UD||10||2004-06-11||Sundance Square, Fort Worth, Texas|
|Win||52-3-1||Shigeru Nakazato||UD||12||2004-03-06||Saitama Super Arena, Saitama||Retained WBC Super Bantamweight title.|
|Win||51-3-1||Napapol Sor Rungvisai||TKO||10 (12), 2:26||2003-11-22||Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California||Retained WBC Super Bantamweight title.|
|Win||50-3-1||Kozo Ishii||TKO||2 (12), 2:02||2003-09-07||Rainbow Hall, Nagoya||Retained WBC Super Bantamweight title.|
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- "Larios retains WBC belt!". Fightnews.com. 2008-08-03. Archived from the original on 2008-08-22. Retrieved 2008-08-03.
- "Linares vacates setting up twin bill in Japan". 15round.com. Retrieved 2008-08-14.
- "LARIOS RETAINS TITLE VIA SPLIT DECISION VICTORY OVER AOH IN JAPAN". PhilBoxing.com. October 17, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-17.
- Óscar Larios' Professional Boxing Record. BoxRec.com. Retrieved on 2012-05-12.
|New title||WBC Super Bantamweight Champion
May 17, 2002 – November 1, 2002
Title next held byToshiaki Nishioka
|WBC Super Bantamweight Champion
November 1, 2002 – December 3, 2005
Title last held byJorge Linares
|WBC Featherweight Champion
May 31, 2008 – August 13, 2008
|WBC Featherweight Champion
August 13, 2008 – March 12, 2009