Daniel Ponce de León
|Daniel Ponce de León|
|Rated at||Super featherweight
|Height||1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)|
|Reach||178 cm (70 in)|
July 27, 1980 |
|Wins by KO||35|
Daniel Ponce de León (born July 27, 1980) is a Mexican professional boxer. He is a former WBC featherweight champion and a former WBO super bantamweight champion. As an amateur he won a bronze medal at the 1999 Pan American Games in the flyweight division and was a member of the 2000 Mexican Olympic team in the featherweight division.
Daniel is a Tarahumara Amerindian, raised in the Sierra Madre Occidental mountain range. Out of five brothers he was the only one to survive, due to the harsh conditions and the poverty his tribe lived in.
WBO Super Bantamweight Champion
On October 29, 2005 he defeated Sod Kokietgym by unanimous decision, handing Looknongyangtoy his first career loss. He has defended his WBO Super Bantamweight Championship eight times against Gerson Guerrero, Reynaldo Lopez, Sod Kokietgym twice, Al Seeger, Gerry Peñalosa, Rey Bautista and Eduardo Escobedo. Ponce de León's first loss was a unanimous decision loss to Celestino Caballero on February 17, 2005.
Ponce de León retained his title against Eduardo Escobedo on December 8, 2007 via unanimous decision, as part of the undercard of the Floyd Mayweather, Jr.–Ricky Hatton fight. On June 7, 2008 Ponce de León was defeated by technical knockout in the first round by Juan Manuel López, losing his WBO Super Bantamweight title.
De León was the headliner of a sold out Golden Boy show and inched closer to another world title shot by knocking out Puerto Rican, Orlando Cruz. Daniel defeated Cornelius Lock on May 1, 2010 the undercard of Floyd Mayweather vs. Shane Mosley in the MGM Grand Garden Arena on HBO PPV to retain his WBC Latino featherweight title.
On March 5, 2011, De Leon moved up to the Super Featherweight division to face undefeated prospect Adrien Broner. The fight was expected to be a showcase bout for the younger and larger Broner, however, De Leon proved to be more competitive than anticipated as Broner was awarded a highly disputed ten round unanimous decision.
WBC Featherweight Champion
In a shocker, Daniel Ponce de Leon emerged victorious over WBC featherweight beltholder Jhonny Gonzalez, coming away with an eighth-round unanimous technical decision victory before a sold-out crowd at Saturday night's Showtime-televised event at the MGM Grand.
The bout ended when a nasty gash emerged over the right eye of Gonzalez (52–8, 45 KOs), of Mexico City, after which it was determined that Gonzalez could not continue, they went to the scorecards and he won via: 79–72, 79–72, 77–74, all for Ponce de Leon. Ponce de Leon fought Abner Mares in the Mayweather-Guerrero undercard on May 4, 2013 and got knocked down in the second and ninth rounds en route to a TKO loss at 2:20 of the ninth round, losing his WBC featherweight title in the process.
|45 Wins (35 knockouts), 7 Losses (4 knockouts), 0 Draws|
|Loss||45–7||Miguel Roman||TKO||9 (10), 1:50||2014-06-07||Estadio de Beisbol, Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua|
|Loss||45–6||Juan Manuel Lopez||TKO||2 (12), 0:00||2014-03-15||Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan||Rematch.|
|Win||45–5||Joksan Hernandez||UD||10||2013-11-16||Oasis Hotel Complex, Cancún, Quintana Roo|
|Loss||44–5||Abner Mares||TKO||9 (12), 2:20||2013-05-04||MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada||Lost WBC Featherweight title.|
|Win||44–4||Jhonny Gonzalez||TD||8 (12), 2:36||2012-09-15||MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada||Won WBC Featherweight title.|
|Win||43–4||Eduardo Lazcano||UD||10||2012-05-04||Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada||Won vacant WBC USNBC Super Featherweight title.|
|Win||42–4||Omar Estrella||KO||6 (12), 1:31||2012-01-21||Bodega Del Boxeo, Ensenada, Baja California||Won vacant WBC USNBC Featherweight title.|
|Loss||41–4||Yuriorkis Gamboa||TD||8 (12), 1:24||2011-09-10||Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey|
|Loss||41–3||Adrien Broner||UD||10||2011-03-05||Honda Center, Anaheim, California||For vacant WBO Inter-Continental Super Featherweight title.|
|Win||41–2||Sergio Manuel Medina||TKO||7 (10), 2:59||2010-12-04||Estadio Beto Avila, Veracruz, Veracruz||Retained WBC Latino Featherweight title.|
|Win||40–2||Antonio Escalante||KO||3 (12), 2:40||2010-09-18||Staples Center, Los Angeles, California||Retained WBC Latino Featherweight title.|
|Win||39–2||Cornelius Lock||UD||10||2010-05-01||MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada||Retained WBC Latino Featherweight title.|
|Win||38–2||Orlando Cruz||KO||3 (12), 2:37||2010-02-20||Auditorio Plaza Condesa, Mexico City||Won WBC Latino Featherweight title.|
|Win||37–2||Roinet Caballero||UD||12||2009-09-05||Arena Roberto Durán, Panama City|
|Win||36–2||Marlon Aguilar||UD||12||2009-04-25||Arena Miguel Canto Solis, Cozumel, Quintana Roo||Won NABF Featherweight title.|
|Win||35–2||Damian Marchiano||KO||4 (10), 1:41||2008-11-01||Gimnasio Manuel Bernardo Aguirre, Chihuahua, Chihuahua|
|Loss||34–2||Juan Manuel López||TKO||1 (12), 2:25||2008-06-07||Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey||Lost WBO Super Bantamweight title.|
|Win||34–1||Eduardo Escobedo||UD||12||2007-12-08||MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada||Retained WBO Super Bantamweight title.|
|Win||33–1||Reynaldo Lopez||KO||5 (10), 2:39||2007-09-28||Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon, California||Retained WBO Super Bantamweight title.|
|Win||32–1||Rey Bautista||TKO||1 (12), 2:30||2007-08-11||Arco Arena, Sacramento, California||Retained WBO Super Bantamweight title.|
|Win||31–1||Gerry Penalosa||UD||12||2007-03-17||Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada||Retained WBO & IBA Super Bantamweight title.|
|Win||30–1||Al Seeger||TKO||8 (12), 1:43||2006-10-21||Williams Convention Center, El Paso, Texas||Retained WBO Super Bantamweight title.
Won IBA Super Bantamweight title.
|Win||29–1||Sod Kokietgym||KO||1 (12), 0:52||2006-07-15||MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada||Retained WBO Super Bantamweight title.|
|Win||28–1||Gerson Guerrero||KO||2 (12), 1:50||2006-05-27||Home Depot Center, Carson, California||Retained WBO Super Bantamweight title.|
|Win||27–1||Sod Kokietgym||UD||12||2005-10-29||Desert Diamond Casino, Tucson, Arizona||Won the WBO Super Bantamweight title.|
|Win||26–1||Phillip Payne||TKO||7 (12), 0:57||2005-06-24||The Show Palace, Oceanside, California||Won WBO NABO Super Bantamweight title.|
|Win||25–1||Ricardo Barajas||KO||2 (10), 2:13||2005-04-29||Laredo Entertainment Center, Laredo, Texas|
|Loss||24–1||Celestino Caballero||UD||12||2005-02-17||Avalon Hollywood, Los Angeles, California|
|Win||24–0||Julio Gamboa||KO||4 (10), 2:04||2004-11-19||Desert Diamond Casino, Tucson, Arizona||Retained WBO NABO Super Bantamweight title.|
|Win||23–0||Emmanuel Lucero||KO||3 (12), 2:51||2004-10-22||El Paso County Coliseum, El Paso, Texas||Won vacant WBO NABO Super Bantamweight title.|
|Win||22–0||Carlos Contreras||UD||10||2004-06-11||Sundance Square, Fort Worth, Texas|
- Daniel Ponce de Leon. Boxingscene.com. Retrieved on 2014-02-01.
- Gorney, Cynthia (November 2008) Tarahumara People — National Geographic Magazine. Ngm.nationalgeographic.com.
- Seckbach, Elie (2010-05-25) Ponce De Leon The Knockout Artist. boxing.fanhouse.com
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- Knish, Joey (2006-10-20) Daniel Ponce De Leon In The Lion's Den. thesweetscience.com
- Photos – Daniel Ponce De Leon vs Eduardo Escobedo – Boxing news. Boxnews.com.ua (2010-01-30). Retrieved on 2014-02-01.
- Daniel Ponce de Leon Scores KO Win, Vivian Harris Suffers TKO Loss. Eastsideboxing.com (2010-02-21). Retrieved on 2014-02-01.
- Magno, Paul (2010-02-21) War in Mexico: Ponce De Leon, Segura, Chavez, Espadas in Action. Inside Fights.
- Saul Alvarez and Daniel Ponce De Leon both collect wins on Floyd Mayweather-Shane Mosley undercard. fightnewsusa.com (2010-05-01)
- Saul Alvarez and Daniel Ponce De Leon both collect wins on Floyd Mayweather-Shane Mosley undercard – ESPN. Sports.espn.go.com (2010-05-01). Retrieved on 2014-02-01.
- LaBate, Chris (2011-03-05) Adrien Broner Decisions Daniel Ponce De Leon in Ten – Boxing News. Boxingscene.com. Retrieved on 2014-02-01.
- Professional boxing record for Daniel Ponce de León from BoxRec
- Daniel Ponce de León's biography (Golden Boy Promotions Inc. official site)
|Awards and achievements|
Title last held byJoan Guzmán
|WBO Junior Featherweight Champion
October 29, 2005 – June 7, 2008
Juan Manuel López
|WBC Featherweight Champion
September 15, 2012 – May 4, 2013