Cristian Mijares

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Cristian Mijares
Statistics
Real name Cristian Ricardo Lucio Mijares
Nickname(s) El Diamante[1]
Rated at Super Flyweight
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Nationality Mexican
Born (1981-10-02) October 2, 1981 (age 33)
Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 59
Wins 49
Wins by KO 24
Losses 8
Draws 2
No contests 0

Cristian Ricardo Lucio Mijares (born October 2, 1981 in Gomez Palacio, Durango) is a Mexican professional boxer. Mijares is the former WBC, WBA, and IBF Super Flyweight Champion. Cristian is the older brother of prospect Ricardo Mijares and the nephew of world title contender Vicente Mijares.[2]

Early life[edit]

Cristian comes from a large boxing family. His younger brother is a Lightweight prospect Ricardo Mijares and his uncle is a former world title contender Vicente Mijares.

Professional career[edit]

On June 3, 2006 Mijares knocked out Adalberto Davila in six rounds for the Mexican Super Flyweight title.

WBC Super Flyweight Championship[edit]

On September 18, 2006 he defeated former champion Katsushige Kawashima for the Interim WBC title, by a split decision. The Official scorers saw it 114-113, 113-114, 114-113. He was later promoted to full champion after reigning champion Masamori Tokuyama vacated his title on December 6, 2006 in anticipation of retiring.[3] In 2007, he defeated Katsushige Kawashima in a rematch via a tenth round knock out.

On April 14, 2007 Mijares defended his title by beating two time Light Flyweight Champion Jorge Arce by unanimous decision in a particularly bloody match for Arce, who saw his first defeat since 1999. Mijares won the fight by a wide margin, with the official judges scoring the match 119-109, 118-110, 117-111, all in favor of Mijares.[4]

Mijares returned just 3 months later, beating Teppei Kikui, dominating and then stopping him in 10 rounds in front of his hometown crown in Mexico. Mijares made quick work of obscure journeyman Franck Gorjux stopping him in just 1 round.

In February 2008, Mijares returned to the United States and was featured on a HBO pay-per-view under card against Flyweight Olympian Jose Navarro, the early rounds belonged to Mijares, while the middle rounds were evenly matched with Mijares finishing strong in the later rounds. Mijares retained his title with a Split Decision victory.

WBA Super Flyweight Championship[edit]

Mijares unified his WBC Super Flyweight title by defeating WBA Champion Alexander Munoz via split decision on May 17, 2008. After several close opening rounds, Mijares took control with his crisp counterpunching and brilliant defense, with the win being secured by many dominant late rounds in which he managed to hurt Munoz. This win made him the WBA (Super) Champion. With the victory, Mijares earned a spot in the top 10 pound for pound list.

Mijares made a return August 30 in Mexico, where he defended his two crowns against a 38 year old former WBC Flyweight Champion Chatchai Sasakul. Sasakul had lost his title to Manny Pacquiao in 1998 and had not fought any world class opposition since. Mijares easily controlled the contest with his jab and counterpunching, eventually stopping Sasakul in round 3 after dropping him in the previous round.

Mijares was most recently knocked out by Vic Darchinyan in the 9th round, losing his WBC and WBA Super Flyweight titles to the Armenian-born Australian in a surprising upset. Although he had three defeats prior to his bout with Darchinyan, this was the first time Mijares had been stopped.

He went up in weight and challenged Nehomar Cermeño for the Interim WBA Bantamweight title on March 14, 2009. Mijares lost by split decision. He fought Cermeño again on September 12, 2009 for that same title but lost by unanimous decision. Two days later, Mijares announced his retirement from boxing.[5]

IBF Super Flyweight Championship[edit]

On December 11, 2010 Mijares became a two-time world champion by beating IBF Super Flyweight Champion Juan Alberto Rosas.

In May 2011, Cristian made his first defence, a victory over contender Carlos Rueda.

Professional Record[edit]

49 Wins (24 knockouts, 25 decisions), 8 Losses, 2 Draw
Res. Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 49-8-2 Mexico Leo Santa Cruz UD 12 2014-03-08 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA For WBC super bantamweight title
Win 49-7-2 Mexico Jovanny Soto KO 3 (10) 2013-12-14 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico Fought at a catchweight of 128 lbs
Win 48-7-2 Mexico Carlos Jacobo TKO 6 (10) 2013-07-27 Mexico Comitán, Chiapas, Mexico Fought at a catchweight of 128 lbs
Loss 47-7-2 Mexico Victor Terrazas SD 12 2013-04-20 Mexico Mexico City Arena, Mexico City, Mexico For vacant WBC super bantamweight title
Win 47-6-2 Mexico Rafael Marquez TKO 9 (12) 2012-10-28 Mexico Mexico City Arena, Mexico City, Mexico Won vacant WBC United States (USNBC) featherweight title
Win 46-6-2 Nicaragua Eusebio Osejo UD 10 2012-06-30 Mexico Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico
Win 45-6-2 Colombia Eddy Julio KO 4 (10) 2012-04-21 Mexico Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico Won vacant WBC siver super bantamweight title
Win 44-6-2 Mexico Alejandro Valdez TKO 3 (10) 2011-12-17 Mexico Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico
Win 43-6-2 Colombia Jonathan Perez TKO 3 (10) 2011-09-10 Mexico Zacatecas, Zacatecas, Mexico
Win 42-6-2 Nicaragua Carlos Rueda UD 12 2011-05-14 Mexico Victoria de Durango, Durango, Mexico Retained IBF super flyweight title
Win 41-6-2 Mexico Juan Alberto Rosas UD 12 2010-12-11 Mexico Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico Won IBF super flyweight title
Win 40-6-2 Colombia Franklin Solis TKO 4 (10) 2010-08-14 Mexico Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico
Win 39-6-2 Mexico Fracisco Arce SD 12 2010-04-10 Mexico Victoria de Durango, Durango, Mexico Won Vacant NABF bantamweight title
Win 38-6-2 Philippines BJ Dolorosa TKO 6 (10) 2009-12-12 Mexico Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico
Win 37-6-2 Mexico Jesus Vidal KO 3 (10) 2009-11-20 Mexico Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Loss 36-6-2 Venezuela Nehomar Cermeno UD 12 2009-09-12 Mexico Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico For Interim WBA bantamweight title
Loss 36-5-2 Venezuela Nehomar Cermeno SD 12 2009-03-14 Mexico Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico For Interim WBA bantamweight title
Loss 36-4-2 Armenia Vic Darchinyan KO 9 (12) 2008-11-01 United States Home Depot Center, Carson, California, United States Loss WBA (Super) & WBC super flyweight title, For IBF super flyweight title
Win 36-3-2 Thailand Chatchai Sasakul TKO 3 (12) 2008-08-30 Mexico Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Retained WBA (Super) & WBC super flyweight title
Win 35-3-2 Venezuela Alexander Munoz SD 12 2008-05-17 Mexico Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico Won WBA (Super) & Retained WBC super flyweight title
Win 34-3-2 United States Jose Navarro SD 12 2008-02-16 United States MGM Grand Garden, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Retained WBC super flyweight title
Win 33-3-2 France Franck Gorjux TKO 1 (12) 2007-10-20 Mexico Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico Retained WBC super flyweight title
Win 32-3-2 Japan Teppei Kikui TKO 10 (12) 2007-07-13 Mexico Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico Retained WBC super flyweight title
Win 31-3-2 Mexico Jorge Arce UD 12 2007-04-14 United States Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, United States Retained WBC super flyweight title
Win 30-3-2 Japan Katsushige Kawashima TKO 10 (12) 2007-01-03 Japan Ariake Colosseum, Tokyo, Japan Retained WBC super flyweight title
Win 29-3-2 Mexico Reynaldo Lopez UD 12 2006-11-17 Mexico Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico Retained Interim WBC super flyweight title
Win 28-3-2 Japan Katsushige Kawashima SD 12 2006-09-18 Japan Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan Won Interim WBC super flyweight title
Win 27-3-2 Mexico Adalberto Davila KO 6 (12) 2006-06-03 Mexico Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico Retained Mexico super flyweight title
Draw 26-3-2 Mexico Luis Maldonado MD 12 2006-02-24 Mexico Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico WBC Super Flyweight Title Eliminator
Win 26-3-1 Mexico Saul Gutierrez UD 10 2005-12-10 Mexico Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico
Win 25-3-1 Venezuela Alimi Goitia TKO 3 (12) 2005-09-16 Mexico Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico Won Vacant WBA Fedalatin super flyweight title
Win 24-3-1 Mexico Gerson Guerrero TKO 8 (12) 2005-06-03 Mexico Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico Retained Mexico super flyweight title
Win 23-3-1 Mexico Hugo Vargas UD 10 2005-04-01 Mexico Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico
Win 22-3-1 Mexico Moises Zamudio SD 10 2004-12-10 Mexico Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico
Win 21-3-1 Mexico Javier Torres KO 1 (12) 2004-09-17 Mexico Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico Retained Mexico super flyweight title
Win 20-3-1 Mexico Ulises Cadena TKO 7 (12) 2004-05-29 Mexico Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico Retained Mexico super flyweight title
Win 19-3-1 Mexico Tomas Rojas UD 12 2004-03-12 Mexico Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico Won Mexico super flyweight title
Win 18-3-1 Mexico Saul Briseno TKO 9 (10) 2003-11-20 Mexico Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico
Win 17-3-1 Mexico Arturo Bracamontes SD 10 2003-08-01 Mexico Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico
Win 16-3-1 Mexico Juan Garcia TKO 6 (10) 2003-06-27 Mexico Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico
Win 15-3-1 Mexico Guadalupe Arce KO 2 (8) 2003-05-16 Mexico Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico
Win 14-3-1 Mexico Juan Garcia UD 10 2003-03-21 Mexico Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico
Win 13-3-1 Mexico Jose Alfredo Tirado UD 10 2003-01-01 Mexico Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico
Win 12-3-1 Mexico Antonio Martinez DQ 5 (8) 2002-10-04 Mexico Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico
Loss 11-3-1 Mexico Jose Alfredo Tirado UD 10 2002-07-19 Mexico Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico
Win 11-2-1 Mexico Jose de Jesus Robles KO 6 (6) 2002-01-01 Mexico Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
Loss 10-2-1 Mexico Ricardo Espinoza UD 4 2001-06-19 Mexico Mexico City, Mexico
Draw 10-1-1 Mexico Ricardo Espinoza SD 4 2001-06-05 Mexico Mexico City, Mexico
Win 10-1 Mexico Cesar Augusto Martinez UD 4 2000-04-24 Mexico Mexico City, Mexico
Win 9-1 Mexico Manuel Ibarra TD 6 (8) 1999-08-20 Mexico Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico
Win 8-1 Mexico Alejandro Sosa UD 8 1999-03-19 Mexico Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico
Win 7-1 Mexico Lorenzo Lopez TKO 2 (6) 1999-02-05 Mexico Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico
Win 6-1 Mexico Jesus Lopez UD 6 1998-10-23 Mexico Guasave, Sonora, Mexico
Win 5-1 Mexico Jesus Lopez UD 6 1998-08-07 Mexico Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico
Loss 4-1 Mexico Alejandro Sosa MD 4 1998-05-29 Mexico Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico
Win 4-0 Mexico Eduardo Camacho UD 4 1998-04-20 Mexico Auditorio Municipal, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Win 3-0 Mexico Juan Lopez UD 4 1998-03-13 Mexico Mexico City, Mexico
Win 2-0 Mexico Jose Sifuentes TKO 3 (4) 1997-10-21 Mexico Mexico City, Mexico
Win 1-0 Mexico Pedro Hernandez UD 4 1997-08-20 Mexico Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico professional debut.

Titles in boxing[edit]

Major World Titles:

Regional/International Titles:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mijares stops Sasakul: The Age Factor". Eastside Boxing. Retrieved 2008-09-01. 
  2. ^ "Mexico's Mijares Vs. Armenia's Darchinyan". The Sweet Science. October 13, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-14. 
  3. ^ N.Korean boxer Tokuyama gives up WBC super-flyweight title
  4. ^ "Mijares defeats Arce to retain WBC junior bantamweight title". Eurosport.com. Retrieved 2007-04-15. 
  5. ^ Manuel Perez (September 14, 2009). "Mijares Retires from Boxing". Boxing News 24.com. Retrieved 2009-09-16. 

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Awards and achievements
New title WBC Super Flyweight Interim Champion
June 3, 2006 – December 6, 2006
Promoted
Vacant
Title next held by
Tomás Rojas
Preceded by
Masamori Tokuyama
Vacated
WBC Super Flyweight Champion
December 6, 2006 – November 1, 2008
Succeeded by
Vic Darchinyan
New title
Unified titles against Alexander Muñoz
WBA Super Flyweight Champion
Super Champion

May 17, 2008 – November 1, 2008
Preceded by
Juan Alberto Rosas
IBF Super Flyweight Champion
December 11, 2010 – August 18, 2011
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Rodrigo Guerrero