Fulgencio Zúñiga

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Fulgencio Zúñiga
Real name Fulgencio Zúñiga
Rated at Light Heavyweight
Super Middleweight
Light Middleweight
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Reach 70 in (178 cm)
Nationality  Colombia
Born (1977-07-23) July 23, 1977 (age 37)
Padilla, Colombia
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 38
Wins 27
Wins by KO 22
Losses 10
Draws 1
No contests 0

Fulgencio Zúñiga (Spanish pronunciation: [fulˈxenθjo ˈθuɲiɣa]; b. July 23, 1977 in the town of Padilla, Valle del Cauca, Colombia) is a professional boxer and former IBO Super middleweight champion, who lost to Alejandro Berrio in his last fight.

Early career[edit]

Fulgencio Zúñiga made his first national appearance in 1997 in the 48th National Boxing Tournament held in the city of Bucaramanga, Santander, where he claimed the gold medal in the super middleweight division. In the same year of 1997 he participated in the following tournaments:

  • 13th Bolivarian Games. Arequipa, Peru. Gold Medalist.
  • Central American Boxing Championship. Tijuana, Mexico. Silver Medalist.
  • 4th Pan-American Boxing Championship. Medellín, Colombia.

During 1998 and 1999 Fulgencio Zúñiga continued his impressive amateur boxing career by winning the 49th National Boxing Tournament held in Santa Marta, Magdalena, thus becoming a two-time national champion. Then he represented Colombia in the following championships:

  • 6th South American Games (a.k.a. Odesur Games). Cuenca, Ecuador. Gold Medalist.
  • Roberto Balado Cup. Havana, Cuba. Bronze Medalist.
  • 6th South American Championship. Quito, Ecuador.
  • Córdoba Cardín Tournament. Havana, Cuba.


Zúñiga turned pro on February 11, 2001, when he faced Manuel Cabarcas in Barranquilla, scoring a TKO in round one. From March 2001 to November 2002 he faced fourteen opponents, all of whom were knocked out in the first rounds. On June 28, 2003, he faced Daniel Santos of San Juan, Puerto Rico, who eventually outpointed the Colombian fighter. Then Zúñiga faced better opponents, such as former IBC middleweight champion José Luis Zertuche; three-time middleweight championship challenger Antwun Echols; New Yorker George Walton, and highly regarded Kelly Pavlik. After defeating Zúñiga, “The Ghost” Pavlik said: “This is the toughest fight I have ever fought. I don’t know if anyone in the middleweight division could fight this guy [Zúñiga] at this pace.”

Professional boxing record[edit]

26 Wins (23 Knockouts), 9 Defeats, 1 Draw[1]
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Loss 26-9-1 France Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam UD 10 2014-04-16 United States Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, California
Win 26-8-1 Colombia Oney Valdez TKO 3 (6), 1:45 2014-02-13 Colombia Centro Recreacional Las Vegas, Barranquilla
Loss 25-8-1 Colombia Alejandro Berrio UD 10 2013-11-01 Colombia Coliseo Bernardo Caraballo, Cartagena For WBC Latino Light Heavyweight title
Loss 25-7-1 England James DeGale UD 12 2012-12-08 England Bonus Arena, Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire
Loss 25-6-1 South Africa Thomas Oosthuizen UD 12 2012-11-10 South Africa Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng For IBO World Super Middleweight title
Win 25-5-1 Colombia Alejandro Berrio KO 7 (10), 0:57 2012-07-19 Colombia Coliseo Bernardo Caraballo, Cartagena
Loss 25-5-1 United States Tavoris Cloud UD 12 2010-12-17 United States American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida For IBF World Light Heavyweight title
Win 25-4-1 Colombia Anibal Miranda TKO 3 (8), 2:01 2012-07-19 Colombia Coliseo Kid Dumlop, Santa Marta
Win 24-4-1 Colombia Jose Chiquillo TKO 2 (10) 2009-08-15 Colombia Puerto Colombia
Loss 23-4-1 Romania Lucian Bute TKO 4 (12), 2:25 2009-03-13 Canada Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec For IBF World Super Middleweight title
Win 23-3-1 Colombia Diego Castillo KO 3 (10) 2008-11-13 Colombia Estadio Metropolitano, Barranquilla
Loss 22-3-1 Russia Denis Inkin UD 12 2008-09-27 Germany Color Line Arena, Altona, Hamburg For vacant WBO World Super Middleweight title
Win 23-2-1 Colombia Elias Ruiz KO 2 (10), 2:46 2008-08-16 Colombia Coliseo Menor de Villa Olímpica, Santa Marta
Win 22-2-1 Australia Victor Oganov TKO 9 (12), 1:25 2007-09-01 United States Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, Washington Won vacant IBO World Super Middleweight title
Win 21-2-1 United States Antwun Echols UD 10 2007-06-23 United States Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 20-2-1 Mexico José Luis Zertuche SD 10 2006-09-14 United States Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Loss 19-2-1 United States Kelly Pavlik TKO 9 (12), 3:00 2005-10-07 United States The Aladdin, Las Vegas, Nevada


  1. ^ Fulgencio Zúñiga's Professional Boxing Record. BoxRec. Retrieved on 2011-09-28.

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Title last held by
Jeff Lacy
IBO Super Middleweight Champion
September 1, 2007 – 2008
Title next held by
Sakio Bika