|Real name||Cristian Ricardo Lucio Mijares|
|Rated at||Super Flyweight|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
October 2, 1981 |
Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico
|Wins by KO||24|
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.
On June 3, 2006 Mijares knocked out Adalberto Davila in six rounds for the Mexican Super Flyweight title.
WBC Super Flyweight Championship
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. 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.
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
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.
IBF Super Flyweight Championship
In May 2011, Cristian made his first defence, a victory over contender Carlos Rueda.
|49 Wins (24 knockouts, 25 decisions), 8 Losses, 2 Draw|
|Loss||49-8-2||Leo Santa Cruz||UD||12||2014-03-08||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA||For WBC super bantamweight title|
|Win||49-7-2||Jovanny Soto||KO||3 (10)||2013-12-14||Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico||Fought at a catchweight of 128 lbs|
|Win||48-7-2||Carlos Jacobo||TKO||6 (10)||2013-07-27||Comitán, Chiapas, Mexico||Fought at a catchweight of 128 lbs|
|Loss||47-7-2||Victor Terrazas||SD||12||2013-04-20||Mexico City Arena, Mexico City, Mexico||For vacant WBC super bantamweight title|
|Win||47-6-2||Rafael Marquez||TKO||9 (12)||2012-10-28||Mexico City Arena, Mexico City, Mexico||Won vacant WBC United States (USNBC) featherweight title|
|Win||46-6-2||Eusebio Osejo||UD||10||2012-06-30||Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico|
|Win||45-6-2||Eddy Julio||KO||4 (10)||2012-04-21||Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico||Won vacant WBC siver super bantamweight title|
|Win||44-6-2||Alejandro Valdez||TKO||3 (10)||2011-12-17||Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico|
|Win||43-6-2||Jonathan Perez||TKO||3 (10)||2011-09-10||Zacatecas, Zacatecas, Mexico|
|Win||42-6-2||Carlos Rueda||UD||12||2011-05-14||Victoria de Durango, Durango, Mexico||Retained IBF super flyweight title|
|Win||41-6-2||Juan Alberto Rosas||UD||12||2010-12-11||Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico||Won IBF super flyweight title|
|Win||40-6-2||Franklin Solis||TKO||4 (10)||2010-08-14||Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico|
|Win||39-6-2||Fracisco Arce||SD||12||2010-04-10||Victoria de Durango, Durango, Mexico||Won Vacant NABF bantamweight title|
|Win||38-6-2||BJ Dolorosa||TKO||6 (10)||2009-12-12||Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico|
|Win||37-6-2||Jesus Vidal||KO||3 (10)||2009-11-20||Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico|
|Loss||36-6-2||Nehomar Cermeno||UD||12||2009-09-12||Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico||For Interim WBA bantamweight title|
|Loss||36-5-2||Nehomar Cermeno||SD||12||2009-03-14||Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico||For Interim WBA bantamweight title|
|Loss||36-4-2||Vic Darchinyan||KO||9 (12)||2008-11-01||Home Depot Center, Carson, California, United States||Loss WBA (Super) & WBC super flyweight title, For IBF super flyweight title|
|Win||36-3-2||Chatchai Sasakul||TKO||3 (12)||2008-08-30||Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico||Retained WBA (Super) & WBC super flyweight title|
|Win||35-3-2||Alexander Munoz||SD||12||2008-05-17||Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico||Won WBA (Super) & Retained WBC super flyweight title|
|Win||34-3-2||Jose Navarro||SD||12||2008-02-16||MGM Grand Garden, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Retained WBC super flyweight title|
|Win||33-3-2||Franck Gorjux||TKO||1 (12)||2007-10-20||Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico||Retained WBC super flyweight title|
|Win||32-3-2||Teppei Kikui||TKO||10 (12)||2007-07-13||Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico||Retained WBC super flyweight title|
|Win||31-3-2||Jorge Arce||UD||12||2007-04-14||Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, United States||Retained WBC super flyweight title|
|Win||30-3-2||Katsushige Kawashima||TKO||10 (12)||2007-01-03||Ariake Colosseum, Tokyo, Japan||Retained WBC super flyweight title|
|Win||29-3-2||Reynaldo Lopez||UD||12||2006-11-17||Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico||Retained Interim WBC super flyweight title|
|Win||28-3-2||Katsushige Kawashima||SD||12||2006-09-18||Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan||Won Interim WBC super flyweight title|
|Win||27-3-2||Adalberto Davila||KO||6 (12)||2006-06-03||Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico||Retained Mexico super flyweight title|
|Draw||26-3-2||Luis Maldonado||MD||12||2006-02-24||Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico||WBC Super Flyweight Title Eliminator|
|Win||26-3-1||Saul Gutierrez||UD||10||2005-12-10||Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico|
|Win||25-3-1||Alimi Goitia||TKO||3 (12)||2005-09-16||Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico||Won Vacant WBA Fedalatin super flyweight title|
|Win||24-3-1||Gerson Guerrero||TKO||8 (12)||2005-06-03||Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico||Retained Mexico super flyweight title|
|Win||23-3-1||Hugo Vargas||UD||10||2005-04-01||Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico|
|Win||22-3-1||Moises Zamudio||SD||10||2004-12-10||Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico|
|Win||21-3-1||Javier Torres||KO||1 (12)||2004-09-17||Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico||Retained Mexico super flyweight title|
|Win||20-3-1||Ulises Cadena||TKO||7 (12)||2004-05-29||Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico||Retained Mexico super flyweight title|
|Win||19-3-1||Tomas Rojas||UD||12||2004-03-12||Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico||Won Mexico super flyweight title|
|Win||18-3-1||Saul Briseno||TKO||9 (10)||2003-11-20||Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico|
|Win||17-3-1||Arturo Bracamontes||SD||10||2003-08-01||Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico|
|Win||16-3-1||Juan Garcia||TKO||6 (10)||2003-06-27||Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico|
|Win||15-3-1||Guadalupe Arce||KO||2 (8)||2003-05-16||Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico|
|Win||14-3-1||Juan Garcia||UD||10||2003-03-21||Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico|
|Win||13-3-1||Jose Alfredo Tirado||UD||10||2003-01-01||Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico|
|Win||12-3-1||Antonio Martinez||DQ||5 (8)||2002-10-04||Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico|
|Loss||11-3-1||Jose Alfredo Tirado||UD||10||2002-07-19||Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico|
|Win||11-2-1||Jose de Jesus Robles||KO||6 (6)||2002-01-01||Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico|
|Loss||10-2-1||Ricardo Espinoza||UD||4||2001-06-19||Mexico City, Mexico|
|Draw||10-1-1||Ricardo Espinoza||SD||4||2001-06-05||Mexico City, Mexico|
|Win||10-1||Cesar Augusto Martinez||UD||4||2000-04-24||Mexico City, Mexico|
|Win||9-1||Manuel Ibarra||TD||6 (8)||1999-08-20||Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico|
|Win||8-1||Alejandro Sosa||UD||8||1999-03-19||Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico|
|Win||7-1||Lorenzo Lopez||TKO||2 (6)||1999-02-05||Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico|
|Win||6-1||Jesus Lopez||UD||6||1998-10-23||Guasave, Sonora, Mexico|
|Win||5-1||Jesus Lopez||UD||6||1998-08-07||Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico|
|Loss||4-1||Alejandro Sosa||MD||4||1998-05-29||Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico|
|Win||4-0||Eduardo Camacho||UD||4||1998-04-20||Auditorio Municipal, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico|
|Win||3-0||Juan Lopez||UD||4||1998-03-13||Mexico City, Mexico|
|Win||2-0||Jose Sifuentes||TKO||3 (4)||1997-10-21||Mexico City, Mexico|
|Win||1-0||Pedro Hernandez||UD||4||1997-08-20||Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico||professional debut.|
Titles in boxing
Major World Titles:
- Interim WBC Super Flyweight Champion (115 lbs)
- WBC Super Flyweight Champion (115 lbs)
- WBC Super Flyweight Champion (115 lbs)
- WBA (Super) Super Flyweight Champion (115 lbs)
- IBF Super Flyweight Champion (115 lbs)
- Mexico Super Flyweight Champion (115 lbs)
- WBA Fedelatin Super Flyweight Champion (115 lbs)
- NABF Bantamweight Champion (118 lbs)
- List of Mexican boxing world champions
- Notable boxing families
- List of current world boxing champions
- List of WBC world champions
- List of WBA world champions
- List of IBF world champions
- List of super flyweight boxing champions
- "Mijares stops Sasakul: The Age Factor". Eastside Boxing. Retrieved 2008-09-01.
- "Mexico's Mijares Vs. Armenia's Darchinyan". The Sweet Science. October 13, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-14.
- N.Korean boxer Tokuyama gives up WBC super-flyweight title
- "Mijares defeats Arce to retain WBC junior bantamweight title". Eurosport.com. Retrieved 2007-04-15.
- Manuel Perez (September 14, 2009). "Mijares Retires from Boxing". Boxing News 24.com. Retrieved 2009-09-16.
|Awards and achievements|
|New title||WBC Super Flyweight Interim Champion
June 3, 2006 – December 6, 2006
Title next held byTomás Rojas
|WBC Super Flyweight Champion
December 6, 2006 – November 1, 2008
Unified titles against Alexander Muñoz
|WBA Super Flyweight Champion
May 17, 2008 – November 1, 2008
Juan Alberto Rosas
|IBF Super Flyweight Champion
December 11, 2010 – August 18, 2011
Title next held byRodrigo Guerrero