César Bazán

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Bazán and the second or maternal family name is Pérez.
César Bazán
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Statistics
Real name César Bazán Pérez
Nickname(s) El Paso
Rated at Welterweight
Light Welterweight
Lightweight
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Reach 75 in (193 cm)
Nationality Mexico Mexican
Born (1974-12-13) December 13, 1974 (age 40)
Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 60
Wins 48
Wins by KO 31
Losses 11
Draws 1
No contests 0

César Bazán Pérez (born December 13, 1974 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico) is a former professional boxer in the Light Welterweight division[1] and is the former WBC Lightweight Champion.[2][3]

Professional career[edit]

In May 1992, César turned pro and win against the veteran Miguel Perez. The bout was held in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico.[4]

WBC Lightweight Championship[edit]

Bazán captured the WBC Lightweight Championship by upsetting an undefeated Stevie Johnston in 1998. Bazan defended the belt twice before losing it in a rematch to Johnston in 1999, even though Johnston had a point deducted in Round 3 for punching to the back of Bazan's head.[5]

Bazán vs. Castillo[edit]

In 2001 César took on WBC Lightweight Champion, José Luis Castillo but went onto lose the Championship bout.[6][7]

He has not fought for a title since, although he continues to fight and recently lost a split decision to Cristian Bejarano in a foul filled fight in which Bazan was deducted 1 point for a low blow in the 4th and Bejarano was deducted 1 point for a headbutt in the 11th.[8]

Retirement[edit]

César lost a light-welterweight bout to Irish fighter Paul McCloskey on a decision in Donegal, Ireland, on 29 March 2008. Although he attacked McCloskey very little during the fight, he did display some durability, as he took considerable punishment and lasted to the finish.[9]

Preceded by
Stevie Johnston
WBC Lightweight Champion
13 Jun 1998 – 27 Feb 1999
Succeeded by
Stevie Johnston

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