|Real name||Fulgencio Zúñiga|
|Rated at||Light Heavyweight
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Reach||70 in (178 cm)|
July 23, 1977 |
|Wins by KO||22|
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.
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
|26 Wins (23 Knockouts), 9 Defeats, 1 Draw|
|Loss||26-9-1||Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam||UD||10||2014-04-16||Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, California|
|Win||26-8-1||Oney Valdez||TKO||3 (6), 1:45||2014-02-13||Centro Recreacional Las Vegas, Barranquilla|
|Loss||25-8-1||Alejandro Berrio||UD||10||2013-11-01||Coliseo Bernardo Caraballo, Cartagena||For WBC Latino Light Heavyweight title|
|Loss||25-7-1||James DeGale||UD||12||2012-12-08||Bonus Arena, Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire|
|Loss||25-6-1||Thomas Oosthuizen||UD||12||2012-11-10||Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng||For IBO World Super Middleweight title|
|Win||25-5-1||Alejandro Berrio||KO||7 (10), 0:57||2012-07-19||Coliseo Bernardo Caraballo, Cartagena|
|Loss||25-5-1||Tavoris Cloud||UD||12||2010-12-17||American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida||For IBF World Light Heavyweight title|
|Win||25-4-1||Anibal Miranda||TKO||3 (8), 2:01||2012-07-19||Coliseo Kid Dumlop, Santa Marta|
|Win||24-4-1||Jose Chiquillo||TKO||2 (10)||2009-08-15||Puerto Colombia|
|Loss||23-4-1||Lucian Bute||TKO||4 (12), 2:25||2009-03-13||Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec||For IBF World Super Middleweight title|
|Win||23-3-1||Diego Castillo||KO||3 (10)||2008-11-13||Estadio Metropolitano, Barranquilla|
|Loss||22-3-1||Denis Inkin||UD||12||2008-09-27||Color Line Arena, Altona, Hamburg||For vacant WBO World Super Middleweight title|
|Win||23-2-1||Elias Ruiz||KO||2 (10), 2:46||2008-08-16||Coliseo Menor de Villa Olímpica, Santa Marta|
|Win||22-2-1||Victor Oganov||TKO||9 (12), 1:25||2007-09-01||Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, Washington||Won vacant IBO World Super Middleweight title|
|Win||21-2-1||Antwun Echols||UD||10||2007-06-23||Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||20-2-1||José Luis Zertuche||SD||10||2006-09-14||Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Loss||19-2-1||Kelly Pavlik||TKO||9 (12), 3:00||2005-10-07||The Aladdin, Las Vegas, Nevada|
- Fulgencio Zúñiga's Professional Boxing Record. BoxRec. Retrieved on 2011-09-28.
Title last held byJeff Lacy
|IBO Super Middleweight Champion
September 1, 2007 – 2008
Title next held bySakio Bika