Horacio Accavallo

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Horacio Accavallo
Horacio Acavallo vs Kutsuyoshi Takayama.png
Statistics
Real name Horacio Enrique Accavallo
Nickname(s) Roquiño
Rated at Flyweight
Height 5 ft 1 in (1.55 m)
Nationality Argentina Argentine
Born (1934-10-14) October 14, 1934 (age 79)
Villa Diamante, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 83
Wins 75
Wins by KO 34
Losses 2
Draws 6
No contests 0

Horacio Enrique Accavallo (born October 14, 1934) is an Argentine retired flyweight boxer who fought from 1956 until 1967. He retired with a record of 75 wins (34 KOs), 2 losses and 6 draws.

Accavallo fought mainly in Argentina. On March 1, 1966 he won the WBA world flyweight championship by outpointing Katsuyoshi Takayama on a 15 round split decision in Tokyo, Japan. Accavallo had been the number one contender for the title held by Salvatore Burruni, but Burruni chose to defend the title against someone other than Accavallo. Since the WBA had mandated that Burruni fight Accavallo, it stripped the champion of his crown and sanctioned the Accavallo-Takayama match for its version of the title.

Accavallo retired as the reigning WBA champion after escaping with a controversial 15 round split decision victory over former world flyweight champion Hiroyuki Ebihara.[1]

Awards
Preceded by
Argentina Bernardo Otaño
Olimpia de Oro
1966
Succeeded by
Argentina Roberto de Vicenzo

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Accavallo ekes win". The Spokesman-Review (AP). 14 August 1967. p. 10. Retrieved 27 January 2011.