Diosbelys Hurtado

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Diosbelys Hurtado
Statistics
Real name Diosbelys Hurtado
Nickname(s) Black Money
The Oriental Kid
Rated at Light Middleweight
Height 5′ 11½″ / 182cm
Reach 73″ / 185cm
Nationality Cuba Cuban
Spain Spanish
Born (1972-09-04) September 4, 1972 (age 42)
Santiago, Cuba
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 47
Wins 43
Wins by KO 26
Losses 3
Draws 1
No contests 0

Diosbelys Hurtado (born September 4, 1973 in Santiago, Cuba) is a Cuban-Spanish boxer and former NBA, IBA and WBA Light Welterweight Champion.

Amateur career[edit]

Amateur Record: 221-20

Professional career[edit]

Hurtado, known as "The Oriental Kid", began his professional career in 1994. He won the NBA title by beating Dezi Ford by 10th round TKO. In 1997, he challenged WBC Welterweight title holder Pernell Whitaker but was TKO'd in the 11th round by Whitaker with Hurtado leading on all three judges' cards. In 1998, he fought Kostya Tszyu for the interim WBC Light Welterweight title. The fight featured a dramatic 1st round, in which Hurtado went down once and Tszyu went down twice. Tszyu won the fight via TKO in the 5th round. On January 4, 2002, he captured the IBA Light Welterweight title from Ricky Quiles then in his next match he won the Vacant WBA Light Welterweight title with a KO win over Randall Bailey. He then lost the 2 belts in his first defence to Vivian Harris via 2nd round TKO. Having retired from boxing in 2004, he returned to the ring in December 2007, winning 2 unanimous decision's in a row over Rafael Chiruta and Eugen Stan, both of Romania.

Comeback[edit]

Hurtado came back on April 3, 2009 to beat two-time world title challenger Arturo Morua by Split-Decision to win the vacant WBO Latino Welterweight title, Hurtado was in control until he was caught off balance and knocked down in the 1st round. Hurtado was cut over his right eyebrow and Morua on top of his forehead in the 5th round due to a clash of heads after that Moura had control (due to the profuse bleeding getting into Hurtado's eye) until the 6th round when Hurtado took back control and kept it until the 12th round when Moura would rally to take the round. The scores were 114-113 and 114-113 for Hurtado and 113-114 for Moura.[1][2]

On June 12 Hurtado defeated Manuel Garnica by UD to retain his WBO Latino title.[3] He returned on June 3, 2011 and defeated journeyman Raul Asencio by knockout in the fifth round and subsequently retired.

Championships[edit]

Preceded by
?
NBA Light Welterweight Champion
1995 December 31 – ?
Vacated
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Leonardo Mas
WBC FECARBOX Light Welterweight Champion
1997 June 21 – 2000 October 13
Vacated
Succeeded by
Juan Paz
Preceded by
Inaugural Title
IBA Intercontinental Light Welterweight Champion
2000 May 12 – 2002 January 4
Vacated
Succeeded by
Randall Bailey
Preceded by
Alex Trujillo
Vacated
IBA Light Welterweight Champion
2002 January 4 – 2002 October 19
Succeeded by
Vivian Harris
Preceded by
Sharmba Mitchell
Lost bid for Super Championship
WBA Light Welterweight Champion
2002 May 11 – 2002 Oct 19
Regular Champion
Succeeded by
Vivian Harris
Regular Champion
Preceded by
Saul Alvarez
Vacated
WBO Latino Welterweight Champion
2009 April 3 – 2009 September 19
Vacated
Succeeded by
Antonio Pitalua

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