Eidy Moya

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Eidy Moya
Personal information
Born (1974-09-04) 4 September 1974 (age 42)

Eidy Moya (born 4 September 1974) in Barcelona, Venezuela) is a retired boxer who won World titles in the bantamweight weight division.

Early life[edit]

Moya's natural boxing skills showed early in his life when older boys persuade him to brawl in the streets. The winner was awarded with a Coke and Venezuelan home-made cookie named "Catalina". Moya started in boxing at age of 11 years in his native hometown Barcelona.[1]

Amateur career[edit]

Moya won seven national championship in different divisions including two juvenile tournaments considered in equal in importance to a Golden Gloves competition. He reportedly compiled a 179-9 record in the amateur background.

In 1992 he defeated by decision 5-0 Colombian Fernando Retayud in the Olympics box-offs that earn him a spot in Barcelona Olympic Games. 1993 was his best amateur year with Moya obtaining two gold medals in South Americans Competitions and finishing with a silver medal in the Central American games held in Puerto Rico.

Pro career[edit]

Known as "El Terrible", Moya turned pro in 1994 and defeated Saohin Srithai Condo by decision to capture the interim WBA bantamweight title in 2000. In 2001 he beat Adan Vargas by TKO to capture the vacant WBA bantamweight title. He lost the belt in his first defense by 9th round KO to Johnny Bredahl in 2002, and retired in 2004.

Achievements
Preceded by
Paulie Ayala
Vacated
WBA Bantamweight Champion
14 Oct 2001 – 19 Apr 2002
Succeeded by
Johnny Bredahl

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eidy Moya - Boxrec Boxing Encyclopaedia

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