Andrew Ganigan

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Andrew (Andy) "Hawaiian Punch" Ganigan (September 3, 1952- May 2, 2012) was an American former lightweight boxer of Filipino descent.[1] Born in Waipahu, Hawai'i, he was notable for his punching ability, being named #97 in The Ring's list of 100 greatest punchers of all time. Ganigan fought from 1972 to 1983, ending his career with an overall record of 34 wins (30 by KO) and 5 losses. He was a southpaw.

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Ganigan captured the NABF lightweight title by scoring a TKO in 8 rounds over Vicente Saldivar on March 28, 1978. He lost that title to Johnny Lira on a 6 round KO on August 1, 1978, but recaptured the crown from Saldivar on March 27, 1979 by winning a unanimous 12 round decision. Ganigan also won the World Athletic Association (WAA) lightweight crown by scoring a KO in 2 rounds over Sean O'Grady on October 31, 1981.

Ganigan then challenged legendary boxer Alexis Argüello on May 22, 1982 for the WBC lightweight crown. Ganigan knocked Arguello down in the first round, but was KOed in round 5. Ganigan's last fight was an unsuccessful attempt to take the USBA lightweight crown from Jimmy Paul on June 6, 1983. Paul stopped Ganigan on a 6 round TKO.

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