Alexander Muñoz

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Alexander Muñoz
Statistics
Nickname(s) El Explosivo
Rated at
Height 5 ft 5 12 in (166 cm)
Reach 68.5 in (174 cm)
Nationality Venezuelan
Born (1979-02-08) February 8, 1979 (age 38)
San Felix, Bolivar, Venezuela
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 45
Wins 38
Wins by KO 30
Losses 7

Alexander Muñoz (born February 8, 1979) is a Venezuelan professional boxer who has held the WBA super flyweight title twice; from 2002 to 2004, and from 2007 to 2008. He also challenged for the WBA bantamweight title in 2010. Muñoz's strong punching power earned him the nickname of "El Explosivo"; to date, 79% of his wins have come via knockout.

Boxing career[edit]

Munoz had an outstanding amateur career, compiling a record of 163 wins, 9 loses, and 129 knockouts in 172 bouts. Not to be confused with a former amateur boxer of the same name from Puerto Rico.

Munoz turned professional in 1998 and captured the WBA super flyweight title with an 8th round TKO win over Celes Kobayashi in 2002. He defended the title three times before losing by a split decision to Martín Castillo on December 3, 2004.

He recaptured the belt on May 3, 2007 with a unanimous decision win over Nobuo Nashiro. On January 14, 2008, Muñoz defended his belt by against Katsushige Kawashima, a former WBC super flyweight champion, in a similar way.

On May 17, 2008, Muñoz lost to WBC champion Cristian Mijares via a split decision in a unification bout. Mijares then became WBA super champion.

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
45 fights 38 wins 7 losses
By knockout 30 3
By decision 8 4
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes

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Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Luis Alberto Pérez
WBA Fedelatin super flyweight champion
May 26, 2005 – August 2005
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Cristian Mijares
World boxing titles
Preceded by
Celes Kobayashi
WBA super flyweight champion
March 9, 2002 – December 3, 2004
Succeeded by
Martín Castillo
Preceded by
Nobuo Nashiro
WBA super flyweight champion
May 3, 2007 – May 17, 2008
Lost bid for super title
Vacant
Title next held by
Nobuo Nashiro