Marco Antonio Rubio

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Marco Antonio Rubio
Marco Antonio "Veneno" Rubio.jpg
Rubio (right) vs. Mohammed Akrong in 2011
Statistics
Real name Marco Antonio Rubio
Nickname(s) El Veneno
(The Poison)
Rated at Middleweight
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Reach 180 cm (71 in)
Nationality Mexican
Born (1980-06-16) June 16, 1980 (age 34)
Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 67
Wins 59
Wins by KO 51
Losses 7
Draws 1

Marco Antonio Rubio (born June 16, 1980 in Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico) is a Mexican middleweight professional boxer. He currently resides in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Acuña, Mexico across from Del Rio, Texas. He is a former WBC interim middleweight champion. He suffers from vitiligo.[1]

Professional career[edit]

On February 21, 2009 Rubio earned the right to fight for the middleweight title by scoring a split decision victory over Enrique Ornelas to secure the World Boxing Council's # 1 ranking and a shot at the WBC Middleweight title on October 18, 2008 in Atlantic City on the Bernard Hopkins vs. Kelly Pavlik fight card televised portion.[2]

Lineal Middleweight Title[edit]

Marco then fought for the undisputed and lineal middleweight title against Kelly Pavlik - formally, for the The Ring, WBC, and WBO middleweight titles. Before the start of the tenth round, Rubio's corner stopped the fight.[3]

Comeback[edit]

Rubio then won six fights in a row since he was stopped in the ninth round by middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik in February 2009.[4]

On April 8, 2011 in Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Rubio was featured in the main event of Friday Night Fights. His opponent was David Lemieux, who came to the fight with an undefeated record. Lemieux was the heavy favorite to win in his hometown against the Mexican veteran. During the first five rounds Lemieux dominated Rubio by landing hard power punches. But Rubio refused to quit and wouldn't go down. Rubio came back in round six and started to land harder punches that slowed down Lemieux. In the seventh round Rubio knocked down Lemieux. Lemieux got up, but Rubio continued where he left off and threw more punches at him. With only seconds left in round seven, Lemieux's corner threw in the towel to a stop the fight.[5]

Since he won the Lemieux fight, Rubio placed himself into a mandatory position to face the winner of the fight between titlist Sebastian Zbik of Germany and Mexico's Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., which Chavez won.[6]

Rubio made easy work of journeyman Matt Vanda (44-14, 24 KO’s) on December 16, 2011 with a 5th round TKO win at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.[7]

WBC Middleweight Title[edit]

Marco Antonio faced Mexican countryman Julio César Chávez, Jr. in a scheduled 12-round middleweight bout, for the WBC version of the world title, on Feb. 4 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Chávez, Jr. retained the belt, earning a unanimous decision over fellow Mexican Rubio. The judges scored the bout 118-110, 116-112 115-113 for Chávez, Jr., which drew a mixed reaction from the 14,120 in attendance at the Alamodome. Neither fighter went down despite taking continuous heavy blows to the head and body throughout the 12-round bout. Chávez, Jr. overcame a gutsy performance by Rubio despite having some trouble entering the fight.[8]

Professional record[edit]

59 Wins (51 knockouts), 7 Losses, 1 Draw
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Loss 59-7-1 Kazakhstan Gennady Golovkin KO 2 (12) 2014-10-18 United States StubHub Center, Carson, California For vacant interim WBC Middleweight title.
Rubio stripped of title on the scales after failing to make weight, title at stake for Golovkin only.
Win 59-6-1 Italy Domenico Spada KO 10 (12) 2014-04-05 Mexico Gran Estadio, Ciudad Delicias, Chihuahua Won interim WBC Middleweight title.
Win 58-6-1 Colombia Dionisio Miranda KO 2 (12) 2013-07-27 Mexico Palenque de la Fería, Chihuahua, Chihuahua
Win 57-6-1 United States Marcus Upshaw UD 12 (12) 2013-03-23 Mexico Centro de Espectáculos “La Macarena”, Uruapan, Michoacán de Ocampo
Win 56-6-1 Mexico Michel Rosales TKO 11 (12) 2012-12-22 Mexico Auditorio del Bicentenario, Morelia, Michoacán de Ocampo Defended WBF Super Middleweight title.
Win 55-6-1 Argentina Carlos Baldomir RTD 4 (12) 2012-09-08 Mexico Estadio Miguel Alemán de Celaya, Celaya, Guanajuato Won WBF Super Middleweight title.
Win 54-6-1 Mexico Jorge Cota TKO 7 (12) 2012-06-30 Mexico Auditorio Centenario, Torreon, Coahuila de Zaragoza Won IBF International Middleweight title.
Loss 53-6-1 Mexico Julio César Chávez, Jr. UD 12 (12) 2012-02-04 United States Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas For WBC Middleweight world title.
Win 53-5-1 United States Matt Vanda TKO 5 (10) 2011-12-16 United States Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 52-5-1 Ghana Mohammed Akrong TKO 5 (12) 2011-09-03 Mexico Centro de Convenciones, San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí Won interim WBC Latino Middleweight title.
Win 51-5-1 Argentina Ricardo Marcelo Ramallo TKO 3 (10) 2011-06-04 Mexico Auditorio Centenario, Gomez Palacio, Durango
Win 50-5-1 Canada David Lemieux TKO 7 (12) 2011-04-08 Canada Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec WBC Middleweight title eliminator.
Win 49-5-1 Dominican Republic Wilson Santana TKO 8 (12) 2011-01-01 Mexico Auditorio Centenario, Torreon, Coahuila de Zaragoza Won WBC Latino Middleweight title.
Win 48-5-1 Mexico Jose Luis Zertuche TKO 6 (12) 2010-08-21 Mexico The Forum, Irapuato, Guanajuato Won WBC Latino Middleweight title.
Win 47-5-1 Colombia Samuel Miller UD 12 (12) 2010-06-12 Mexico Auditorio Centenario, Gomez Palacio, Durango Won vacant WBC Latino Middleweight title.
Win 46-5-1 Colombia Jaison Palomeque TKO 2 (10) 2010-03-20 Mexico The City Discothèque, Cancun, Quintana Roo
Win 45-5-1 Mexico Rigoberto Alvarez TKO 9 (12) 2010-01-16 Mexico Auditorio Centenario, Gomez Palacio, Durango Won WBC Latino Middleweight title.
WBC Middleweight title eliminator.
Win 44-5-1 Colombia Jose Miguel Rodriguez Berrio TKO 1 (12) 2009-10-31 Mexico Auditorio Centenario, Gomez Palacio, Durango Won vacant WBC Latino Middleweight title.
Loss 43-5-1 United States Kelly Pavlik RTD 9 (12) 2009-02-21 United States Chevrolet Centre, Youngstown, Ohio For The Ring, WBC, WBO Middleweight world titles.
Win 43-4-1 Mexico Enrique Ornelas SD 12 (12) 2008-10-18 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey WBC Middleweight title eliminator.
Win 42-4-1 United States Alfredo Cuevas TKO 5 (10) 2008-06-06 United States Sovereign Performing Arts Center, Reading, Pennsylvania
Win 41-4-1 Mexico Jose Luis Zertuche TKO 7 (12) 2008-02-09 Mexico Domo De La Feria, Leon, Guanajuato
Win 40-4-1 United States Sherwin Davis KO 2 (10) 2008-01-01 Mexico Auditorio Centenario, Gomez Palacio, Durango
Win 39-4-1 Mexico Rogelio Sanchez KO 1 (10) 2007-10-19 Mexico Auditorio Jose de la Fuente, Ciudad Acuna, Coahuila de Zaragoza
Win 38-4-1 Paraguay Jorge Dario David Gomez TKO 3 (12) 2007-06-08 Mexico Auditorio Municipal, Torreon, Coahuila de Zaragoza Retained WBA Fedecentro Middleweight title.
Win 37-4-1 Mexico Erik Rafael Esquivel TKO 9 (12) 2007-03-09 Mexico Auditorio Municipal, Torreon, Coahuila de Zaragoza Won Mexico Middleweight title.
Win 36-4-1 Canada Daniel Stanislavjevic UD 12 (12) 2007-01-01 Mexico Auditorio Municipal, Torreon, Coahuila de Zaragoza Won vacant WBA Fedecentro Middleweight title.
Win 35-4-1 Mexico Octavio Castro RTD 2 (12) 2006-11-17 Mexico Auditorio Municipal, Torreon, Coahuila de Zaragoza
Loss 34-4-1 Russia Zaurbek Baysangurov UD 12 (12) 2006-09-23 Ukraine Sport Palace, Kiev, Kiev Oblast Lost vacant WBC International Light middleweight title.
Loss 34-3-1 Uganda Kassim Ouma SD 12 (12) 2006-05-06 United States MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada Lost WBO NABO Light middleweight title.
Win 34-2-1 Russia Aslanbek Kodzoev TKO 8 (10) 2006-01-27 United States Cicero Stadium, Cicero, Illinois
Win 33-2-1 United States Anthony Ivory TKO 1 (10) 2005-11-04 Mexico Auditorio Municipal, Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila de Zaragoza
Win 32-2-1 United States Leon Pearson TKO 4 (10) 2005-08-19 Mexico Palenque Vicente Fernandez, Gomez Palacio, Durango
Win 31-2-1 Dominican Republic David Toribio TKO 2 (10) 2005-07-14 United States Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 30-2-1 United States Grady Brewer TKO 8 (10) 2005-05-20 United States Ector County Coliseum, Odessa, Texas
Win 29-2-1 Colombia Juan Carlos Candelo UD 10 (10) 2005-03-10 United States Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas
Win 28-2-1 United States Frankie Randall KO 2 (10) 2005-01-01 Mexico Auditorio Municipal, Torreon, Coahuila de Zaragoza
Loss 27-2-1 Uganda Kofi Jantuah KO 1 (12) 2004-09-18 United States MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada Lost WBC International Light middleweight title.
Win 27-1-1 United States Jeffrey Hill TKO 7 (12) 2004-08-05 United States Dodge Arena, Hidalgo, Texas Won Vacant WBO Inter-Continental Light middleweight title.
Win 26-1-1 Canada Fitz Vanderpool TKO 1 (12) 2004-05-22 Mexico Plaza de Toros, Mexico City, Distrito Federal Retained WBC International Light middleweight title.
Win 25-1-1 Ghana Alfred Ankamah TKO 1 (12) 2004-05-01 Mexico Auditorio Municipal, Torreon, Coahuila de Zaragoza Won WBC International Light middleweight title.
Win 24-1-1 Mexico Ramon Mendivil TKO 1 (10) 2004-01-01 Mexico Gomez Palacio, Durango
Win 23-1-1 Mexico Cristian Solano TKO 1 (12) 2003-11-20 Mexico Palenque Vicente Fernandez, Gomez Palacio, Durango WBC International, Mexico Light middleweight title.
Win 22-1-1 Russia Akhmed Oligov TKO 1 (12) 2003-10-08 Russia Luzhniki, Moscow, Russia WBC International, Light middleweight title.
Win 21-1-1 Nicaragua Jose Varela KO 2 (12) 2003-08-01 Mexico Palenque de la Feria, Gomez Palacio, Durango Vacant WBC International, Light middleweight title.
Win 20-1-1 United States Calvin Odom TKO 1 (10) 2003-06-27 Mexico Palenque de Gallos, Gomez Palacio, Durango
Win 19-1-1 Mexico Jesus Arce KO 1 (12) 2003-05-16 Mexico Palenque de Gallos, Ciudad Acuna, Coahuila de Zaragoza Mexico Light middleweight title.
Win 18-1-1 Mexico Jesus Mendoza TKO 1 (12) 2003-03-21 Mexico Palenque de la Expo Feria, Ciudad Acuna, Coahuila de Zaragoza Mexico Light middleweight title.
Win 17-1-1 Mexico Paulino Avitia KO 1 (12) 2003-02-21 Mexico Gomez Palacio, Durango Mexico Light middleweight title.
Win 16-1-1 Mexico Saul Roman TKO 4 (12) 2003-01-01 Mexico El Palenque, Gomez Palacio, Durango Mexico Light middleweight title.
Win 15-1-1 Mexico Norberto Sandoval KO 2 (12) 2002-10-25 Mexico Ciudad Acuna, Coahuila de Zaragoza Mexico Light middleweight title.
Win 14-1-1 Mexico Javier Santibanez TKO 2 (12) 2002-09-06 Mexico Ciudad Acuna, Coahuila de Zaragoza vacant Mexico Light middleweight title.
Win 13-1-1 Mexico Luis Enrique Delgado KO 1 (10) 2002-07-19 Mexico Ciudad Acuna, Coahuila de Zaragoza vacant CoahuilaLight middleweight title.
Win 12-1-1 Mexico Jorge Vaca TKO 4 ( ) 2002-05-17 Mexico Auditorio Benito Juarez Los Mochis, Sinaloa

Titles[edit]

Marco has won the following regional/national titles:

External links[edit]

Achievements
Vacant
Title last held by
Sebastian Zbik
WBC Middleweight Interim Champion
April 5, 2014 – October 17, 2014
Stripped
Vacant

Notes[edit]