Juan Urango

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Juan Urango
Real name Juan Fernando Urango Rivas
Nickname(s) Iron Twin
Rated at Super lightweight
Nationality Colombia Colombian
Born (1980-10-04) October 4, 1980 (age 34)
Montería, Colombia
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 28
Wins 24
Wins by KO 17
Losses 3
Draws 1
No contests 0

Juan "Iron Twin" Urango[1] (born October 4, 1980 in Jaraquiel, a suburb of Montería, Colombia) is a professional boxer in the junior welterweight (140 lb) division.

Pro career[edit]

Urango's current record is 22-3-1 (17 KOs) and he is a former IBF world light welterweight champion. On June 30, 2006, he defeated Australian boxer Naoufel Ben Rabah by a controversial points win. Urango lost the title in his first defence to English boxer Ricky Hatton in Las Vegas on January 20, 2007 via a 12 round unanimous decision.

On April 23, 2008 Urango scored spectacular 4th round KO of Carlos Wilfredo Vilches in an IBF title eliminator. On January 30, 2009, he won the fight against Herman Ngoudjo for the IBF light welterweight championship. Almost two years after losing his title to Hatton in January 2007 He was back in the big leagues with a 12 round Unanimous Decision over Herman Ngoudjo to claim the vacant IBF light welterweight title. He then moved up in weight to try it on with WBC Welter champ Andre Berto, but Bertos movement and speed was too much for the slower Urango, He lost a decisive UD. In August 2009 He defended his IBF light welterweight title by an 11th round TKO against former WBO light welter champ Randall Bailey. Devon Alexander defeated Juan Urango by TKO in Round 8 in early 2010.


He is a Christian and belongs to a church in Hollywood, Florida, Segadores de Vida, run by Pastor Ruddy and Maria Gracia where he serves as an usher.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Ricky Hatton
IBF Junior Welterweight Champion
June 30, 2006 – January 20, 2007
Succeeded by
Ricky Hatton
Title last held by
Paul Malignaggi
IBF Junior Welterweight Champion
January 30, 2009 – March 6, 2010
Succeeded by
Devon Alexander