José María Flores Burlón

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Flores Burlón
Statistics
Real name José María Flores Burlón
Rated at Light heavyweight
Nationality Uruguay
Born (1955-02-10) February 10, 1955 (age 62)
Montevideo
Boxing record
Total fights 115
Wins 96
Wins by KO 47
Losses 11
Draws 8

José María Flores Burlón (born February 10, 1955 in Montevideo) is a former boxer from Uruguay. Flores Burlón had a total of 115 professional bouts. He tried, without success, to become Uruguay's first world boxing champion.

Boxing career[edit]

Beginning[edit]

Flores Burlón began his professional boxing career on February 6, 1976, defeating Alejandro García by a six round decision in Pergamino, Argentina. His first fourteen bouts were in Pergamino, he had a record of 13 wins and 1 draw (tie) during that span, the draw coming on September 17 of that same year against Segundo Paiz, over ten rounds.

On January 27, 1977, Flores Burlón had his first fight outside Pergamino, when he outpointed Raul Antonio Paez over ten rounds in Arrecife, Argentina.

Eventually, Flores Burlón built a record of 27 wins, no losses and two draws, with ten knockouts, before he faced Pedro Cesar Duarte, on March 3, 1978 in San Luis, Argentina. Flores Burlón lost for the first time as a professional, when Duarte outpointed him over ten rounds.

Championship title[edit]

After three more victories and one loss, Flores Burlón fought for a title for the first time. His first championship bout also marked his debut in Uruguay. He beat Marcelo Quiñones on August 12, 1978 at Montevideo to win the South American Middleweight title, which had been vacant since Hugo Corro had defeated Rodrigo Valdéz for the world championship.

Flores Burlón lost the South American title in his first defense, being knocked out in round four by Ruben Pardo on January 12, 1979 in Mar del Plata, Argentina.

Flores Burlón then had some career ups and downs, winning 2, losing 2 and drawing 1 of his next five bouts. After losing on November 2 to Rogelio Zarza. After that fight, he began a twelve-fight win streak, when he beat Aldo Carmona by a knockout in eight rounds, on April 24, 1980. Among the twelve victories in that streak were a second round knockout over Zarza, a ten round decision win against Duarte, and a twelve round decision over Pardo on April 25, 1981 in Buenos Aires. His victory over Pardo made him South American Middleweight champion for the second time. On June 13 of that year, Flores Burlón met another well known Middleweight of the area, Juan Roldán. He lost to Roldán by a third round knockout.

Fame[edit]

Flores Burlón began another winning streak when he defeated Jorge Servin by a knockout in five rounds on August 8. He won 19 bouts in a row, including a third fight with Rogelio Zarza, and his United States debut, when he knocked Dornell Wigfall out in six rounds as part of the Michael Spinks vs. Dwight Muhammad Qawi fight's undercard on March 18, 1983 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. By then, Flores Burlón had changed division, becoming a world ranked light heavyweight. Flores Burlón became famous across Latin America, Ring En Español dedicating many articles to him.

Despite being defeated with a second round knockout by Cesar Abel Romero on July 30 of 1983, Flores Burlón was named South American Light Heavyweight champion. He lost that title on his first defense, being knocked out in round one by Juan Carlos Gimenez Ferreyra, on November 13, in Asunción, Paraguay. Almost one year later, on November 10, 1984, he recovered the South American Light Heavyweight title, defeating Victor Robledo by a twelve round decision in Buenos Aires.

World Champion[edit]

On May 25, 1986, Flores Burlón conquered his third regional belt when he won the South American Cruiserweight title by knocking Hector Pedro Rohr out in the fourth round, at the Argentine city of Necochea. On August 8, he outpointed former world champion Marvin Camel in ten rounds, once again in Buenos Aires. After this win, Flores Burlón was ranked number one among Cruiserweight challengers in the world.

On January 22, 1988, Flores Burlón had his first world title try. Attempting to become Uruguay's first world boxing champion in history, he lost a twelve round unanimous decision to Puerto Rican Carlos de León, the World Boxing Council's champion, in Atlantic City. This would turn out to be the only world championship fight Flores Burlón ever had.

Flores Burlón boxed for twelve more years, winning the WBA's Fedelatin (Latin American) and WBC's mundo Hispano (Hispanic world)'s Light Cruiserweight titles. He retired after beating Reginaldo Dos Santos by a knockout in round six on September 9, 2000, to retain his mundo Latino belt.

Overall career[edit]

Flores Burlón had 96 wins, 11 losses and 8 draws, with 47 knockout wins. He is a resident of Pergamino, Argentina, where he held many of his early professional bouts.

Professional boxing record[edit]

96 Wins (47 knockouts, 49 decisions), 11 Losses (6 knockouts, 5 decisions), 8 Draws [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Win 3-2-1 Brazil Edson Cesar Antonio RTD 7 29/09/2000 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina WBC Mundo Hispano Cruiserweight Title. Antonio retired at 0:01 of the seventh round.
Win 12-7-1 Argentina Raul Esteban Barreto UD 10 04/08/2000 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina 98-97, 100-97, 98-97.
Win 9-4-2 Argentina Aaron Orlando Soria UD 12 16/06/2000 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina WBC Mundo Hispano Cruiserweight Title. 119-114, 118-114, 119-117.
Win 3-11 Brazil Argemiro Antonio dos Santos KO 2 05/05/2000 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina
Draw 0-1 Brazil Edson Cesar Antonio PTS 8 24/03/2000 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina
Win 30-25-6 Argentina Julio Abel Gonzalez UD 8 18/02/2000 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina 80-70, 80-69, 80-70.
Win -- Brazil Jonatas dos Santos TKO 6 21/08/1999 Uruguay Montevideo, Uruguay Referee stopped the bout at 2:50 of the sixth round.
Win 1-14 Paraguay Juan Hipolito Helmann Rivas KO 1 19/06/1999 Uruguay Montevideo, Uruguay
Loss 16-2-2 United States Mike "The Bounty" Hunter TKO 1 31/10/1990 Australia Melbourne, Australia Referee stopped the bout at 2:57 of the first round.
Win 4-0 Chile Jaime Manque KO 6 03/08/1990 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina WBA Fedelatin Cruiserweight Title.
Win 6-5 Brazil Emmanuel Brites Camargo TKO 7 04/11/1989 Uruguay Montevideo, Uruguay WBA Fedelatin Cruiserweight Title.
Win 22-14-8 Argentina Victor Robledo UD 12 16/06/1989 Uruguay Paysandú, Uruguay WBA Fedelatin Cruiserweight Title.
Win 4-7-1 Argentina Raul Venturelli KO 6 19/05/1989 Uruguay Paysandú, Uruguay
Win 0-5 Argentina Walter Daniel Bustos KO 1 14/04/1989 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina
Loss 43-4 Puerto Rico Carlos de León UD 12 22/01/1988 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States WBC World Cruiserweight Title. 110-119, 111-118, 110-118.
Win 31-30-18 Argentina Eduardo Domingo Contreras PTS 10 18/09/1987 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina
Win 1-2 Argentina Alberto Adolfo Ubelart PTS 10 14/08/1987 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina
Win 4-12-2 Argentina Juan Carlos "Hot Rod" Rodriguez PTS 10 10/07/1987 Uruguay Montevideo, Uruguay
Draw 20-14-9 Argentina Juan Carlos "The Fern" Fernandez PTS 10 06/02/1987 Entre Ríos Province Paraná, Entre Ríos, Argentina
Win 8-4-4 United States Jimmy "Millon Dollar" Bills PTS 10 22/11/1986 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina
Win 43-6-3 United States Marvin Camel UD 10 08/08/1986 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina
Win 15-8-1 Argentina Hector Pedro Rohr KO 4 25/05/1986 Buenos Aires Province Necochea, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina South American Cruiserweight Title.
Win 1-3-1 Argentina Hilario Rufino KO 3 18/04/1986 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina
Win 15-6-1 Argentina Hector Pedro Rohr PTS 10 21/12/1985 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina
Win 15-5-1 Argentina Hector Pedro Rohr PTS 10 20/12/1985 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina
Win 2-3-1 Argentina Pedro Cichero TKO 7 23/11/1985 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina
Win 8-9-2 Argentina Roberto Carlos Cardozo TKO 5 27/09/1985 Santa Fe Province Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
Win 13-2 Brazil Clarismundo Aparecido Silva TKO 5 24/08/1985 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina South American Light Heavyweight Title.
Win 3-6-2 Argentina Juan Carlos "Hot Rod" Rodriguez PTS 10 21/07/1985 Chaco Province Villa Ángela, Chaco Province, Argentina
Win 3-12 Argentina Juan Jose Leiva RTD 7 17/05/1985 Buenos Aires Province Daireaux, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Win 19-3-5 Argentina Victor Robledo PTS 12 10/11/1984 Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina South American Light Heavyweight Title.
Draw 28-6-1 Argentina Angel Antonio Caro PTS 10 07/09/1984 Buenos Aires Province Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Loss 26-10-3 Argentina Jorge Juan Salgado PTS 10 16/08/1984 Mendoza Province Mendoza, Argentina
Win 2-5-2 Argentina Andres Fidel Olmedo PTS 10 16/03/1984 Entre Ríos Province Paraná, Entre Ríos, Argentina
Loss 11-0 Paraguay Juan Carlos Gimenez KO 1 13/11/1983 Paraguay Asunción, Paraguay South American Light Heavyweight Title.
Win 2-4-2 Argentina Andres Fidel Olmedo KO 6 06/10/1983 Paraguay Asunción, Paraguay
Win 2-11-1 Argentina Irineo Claudio Cabrera KO 2 17/09/1983 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina
Loss 7-2-3 Argentina Cesar Abel Romero KO 2 30/07/1983 Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina
Win 0-2-2 Argentina Juan Carlos "Hot Rod" Rodriguez KO 7 01/07/1983 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina
Win 2-16-5 Argentina Aldo Carmona TKO 2 21/05/1983 La Pampa Province General Pico, La Pampa Province, Argentina
Win 0-2 Ruben Paredes KO 1 06/05/1983 Buenos Aires Province Rojas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Win 29-44-8 Argentina Obdulio Rogelio Zarza TKO 5 13/04/1983 Uruguay Montevideo, Uruguay
Win 20-5 United States Dornell Wigfall KO 6 18/03/1983 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 2-15-5 Argentina Aldo Carmona PTS 10 23/12/1982 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina
Win 13-17-3 Chile Ricardo Molina Ortiz PTS 10 08/10/1982 Uruguay Montevideo, Uruguay
Win 10-6 United States Chris "Deep" Wells TKO 8 06/08/1982 Uruguay Montevideo, Uruguay
Win 24-12-8 Argentina Norberto Rufino Cabrera TKO 9 26/06/1982 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina
Win 23-7-6 Argentina Jose Alberto Vega TKO 2 24/05/1982 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina
Win 2-7 Argentina Alfredo "The Sauce" Morales KO 2 07/05/1982 Buenos Aires Province San Nicolás de los Arroyos, Argentina
Win 26-7-5 Argentina Abel Celestino Bailone PTS 10 10/04/1982 Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina
Win 2-8-5 Argentina Jesus Eugenio Ibanez TKO 8 12/03/1982 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina
Win 7-3-1 Argentina Angel Gustavo Salinas PTS 10 20/02/1982 Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina
Win 7-2-1 Argentina Angel Gustavo Salinas PTS 10 18/12/1981 Uruguay Montevideo, Uruguay
Win 24-11-7 Argentina Norberto Rufino Cabrera PTS 10 20/11/1981 Uruguay Montevideo, Uruguay
Win 7-4-7 Argentina Juan Carlos "The Fern" Fernandez KO 6 06/11/1981 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina
Win 2-7-5 Argentina Jesus Eugenio Ibanez PTS 10 04/09/1981 Uruguay Montevideo, Uruguay
Win 0-5 Paraguay Jorge Servin TKO 5 08/08/1981 Corrientes Province San Miguel, Corrientes, Argentina
Loss 32-1-1 Argentina Juan Roldán TKO 3 13/06/1981 Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina
Win 2-4 Argentina Juan Alberto Ibanez PTS 10 29/05/1981 Tucumán Province San Miguel de Tucumán, Tucumán Province, Argentina
Win 2-16-3 Argentina Natalio Ibarra KO 6 15/05/1981 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina
Win 23-3-6 Argentina Ruben Hector Pardo PTS 12 25/04/1981 Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina South American Middleweight Title.
Win 22-10-2 Argentina Jose Luis Duran TKO 9 24/04/1981 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina
Win 32-8-7 Argentina Pedro Cesar Duarte PTS 10 13/03/1981 Tucumán Province San Miguel de Tucumán, Tucumán Province, Argentina
Win 29-36-7 Argentina Obdulio Rogelio Zarza PTS 10 19/12/1980 Buenos Aires Province Tapiales, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Win 0-4 Chile "Councilman" Manuel Flores TKO 2 10/10/1980 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina
Win 4-9-2 Argentina Hugo Belisario Salega RTD 3 12/09/1980 Buenos Aires Province San Miguel, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Win 0-2 Brazil Crispin de Oliveira TKO 6 14/06/1980 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina
Win 28-32-7 Argentina Obdulio Rogelio Zarza PTS 10 24/05/1980 Entre Ríos Province Concordia, Entre Ríos, Argentina
Win 2-7 Argentina Roberto Troilo Ortiz KO 2 10/05/1980 Santa Fe Province Los Toldos, Santa Fe, Argentina
Win 2-4-4 Argentina Aldo Carmona RTD 8 24/04/1980 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina
Loss 25-27-7 Argentina Obdulio Rogelio Zarza TKO 9 02/11/1979 Entre Ríos Province Concordia, Entre Ríos, Argentina
Win 4-28-11 Argentina Alberto Juan Almiron PTS 10 05/10/1979 Buenos Aires Province San Miguel, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Win 1-7-2 Argentina "San" Antonio Lopez RTD 10 31/08/1979 Santa Fe Province Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
Draw 23-27-6 Argentina Obdulio Rogelio Zarza PTS 10 10/08/1979 Salta Province Salta, Salta Province, Argentina
Loss 16-3-6 Argentina Jose Alberto Vega PTS 10 13/07/1979 Santa Fe Province Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
Loss 13-1-2 Argentina Ruben Hector Pardo TKO 4 12/01/1979 Buenos Aires Province Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina South American Middleweight Title.
Draw 8-23-5 Argentina Hugo Estefano Obregon PTS 10 25/11/1978 Buenos Aires Province Olavarría, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Win 3-4-2 Argentina Oscar Aguero KO 8 13/10/1978 Buenos Aires Province Azul, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Win 4-20-9 Argentina Alberto Juan Almiron PTS 10 23/09/1978 Salta Province Salta, Salta Province, Argentina
Draw 13-2-3 Argentina Jose Alberto Vega PTS 10 08/09/1978 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina
Win 28-4 Peru Marcelo Quiñones PTS 12 12/08/1978 Uruguay Montevideo, Uruguay South American Middleweight Title.
Win 12-20-4 Argentina Roque Ignacio Roldan PTS 10 07/07/1978 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina
Win 10-0-2 Argentina Ruben Hector Pardo PTS 10 27/05/1978 Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina
Win 4-18-9 Argentina Alberto Juan Almiron TD 7 05/05/1978 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina
Loss 7-3-1 Argentina Ricardo Arce PTS 10 06/04/1978 Misiones Province Posadas, Misiones, Argentina
Loss 18-4-3 Argentina Pedro Cesar Duarte PTS 10 03/03/1978 Córdoba Province, Argentina San Luis, Córdoba,[verification needed] Argentina
Win 18-20-6 Argentina Obdulio Rogelio Zarza PTS 10 30/01/1978 Buenos Aires Province Azul, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Win 18-2-3 Argentina Pedro Cesar Duarte PTS 10 23/12/1977 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina
Win 12-16-4 Argentina Roque Ignacio Roldan PTS 10 11/11/1977 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina
Win 4-14-9 Argentina Alberto Juan Almiron PTS 10 22/10/1977 Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina
Win 17-1-3 Argentina Pedro Cesar Duarte KO 10 01/10/1977 Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina
Win 0-3-2 Argentina "San" Antonio Lopez TKO 8 16/09/1977 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina
Win 24-15-8 Argentina Rodolfo Rosales PTS 10 29/08/1977 Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina
Win 4-3-3 Argentina Camilo Gaitan PTS 10 05/08/1977 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina
Win 6-18-5 Argentina Hugo Estefano Obregon PTS 10 09/07/1977 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina
Win 24-12-3 Argentina Ramon Mendez PTS 10 03/06/1977 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina
Win 32-9-1 Argentina Hugo Inocencio Saavedra TKO 2 20/05/1977 Córdoba Province, Argentina Córdoba, Argentina
Draw 3-3-2 Argentina Camilo Gaitan PTS 10 07/05/1977 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina
Win 74-20-15 Argentina Esteban Alfredo Osuna PTS 10 09/04/1977 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina
Win 0-4 Argentina Raul Antonio Paez RTD 4 10/03/1977 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina
Win 0-3 Argentina Raul Antonio Paez PTS 10 27/01/1977 Buenos Aires Province Arrecifes, Argentina
Win 2-9 Argentina Juan Carlos Artaza PTS 10 17/12/1976 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina
Win 6-14-3 Argentina Hugo Estefano Obregon PTS 10 25/11/1976 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina
Win 1-2-3 Argentina Segundo Miguel Pais KO 6 05/11/1976 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina
Draw 1-2-2 Argentina Segundo Miguel Pais PTS 10 17/09/1976 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina
Win 6-12-3 Argentina Hugo Estefano Obregon PTS 10 03/09/1976 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina
Win 3-6-7 Argentina Alberto Juan Almiron PTS 10 07/08/1976 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina
Win 5-8-2 Argentina Juan Jose Santos Paz TKO 8 16/07/1976 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina
Win 2-1 Argentina Jose Pintos KO 3 18/06/1976 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina
Win 9-12-5 Argentina Octavio Escaurriza PTS 8 04/06/1976 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina
Win 1-1 Argentina Victor Pereyra TKO 3 24/05/1976 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina
Win 2-0 Argentina Hector Rodolfo Altamirano PTS 8 30/04/1976 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina
Win 11-7-1 Argentina Gregorio Navarro KO 3 12/03/1976 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina
Win 3-3-1 Argentina Celso Laudino Sosa TKO 3 20/02/1976 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina
Win 1-0-1 Argentina "Aly" Alejandro Garcia PTS 6 06/02/1976 Buenos Aires Province Pergamino, Argentina

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