Ismael Laguna

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Ismael Laguna
Ismael Laguna 2006.jpg
Laguna in 2006
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Real name Ismael Laguna Meneses
Nickname(s) El Tigre Colonense
Rated at Lightweight
Height 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m)
Reach 68 in (172.7 cm)
Nationality Panamanian
Born (1943-06-28) June 28, 1943 (age 71)
Colón, Panama
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 75
Wins 65
Wins by KO 37
Losses 9
Draws 1
No contests 0

Ismael Laguna Meneses (born June 28, 1943, in Colón, Panama) is a former professional boxer.He is one of 8 children. His grand-niece Kezia Grace West (Through his sister Innocencia Perry Laguna) is Miss New York Panama 2013. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2001.

Known as "El Tigre Colonense", Laguna was the Panamanian Featherweight Champion from 1962-63. He later was the World Lightweight Champion in 1965 and later regained the belt in 1970, but he was stripped of his WBC title prior to losing the WBA Title to Ken Buchanan.

Laguna also lost 15 round decisions in two other bids to regain his lightweight title, in 1967 against Carlos Ortiz, and in 1971 to Ken Buchanan. He retired after the loss to Buchanan in 1971.

Preceded by
Carlos Ortiz
WBA Lightweight Champion
WBC Lightweight Champion

10 Apr 1965–13 Nov 1965
Succeeded by
Carlos Ortiz
Preceded by
Mando Ramos
WBA Lightweight Champion
1970 Mar 3 – 1970 Sep 26
Succeeded by
Ken Buchanan
Preceded by
Mando Ramos
WBC Lightweight Champion
1970 Mar 3 – 1970 Sep 15
Stripped
Succeeded by
Ken Buchanan

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