Juan Herrera

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This article is about the light weight boxer. For the American poet, see Juan Felipe Herrera.
Juan Herrera
Real name Juan Herrera
Nickname(s) Juanito
Rated at Lightweight
Height 5 ft 10 in (180 cm)
Reach 72 in (183 cm)
Nationality Mexico Mexican
Born (1958-01-12) January 12, 1958 (age 59)
Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 47
Wins 36
Wins by KO 30
Losses 11
Draws 0
No contests 0

Juan Herrera (born January 12, 1958 in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico) is a retired Mexican boxer in the Lightweight division. He is the former WBA World Flyweight Champion.[1]

Professional career[edit]

In September 1979, Herrera won the Yucatán State Flyweight Championship by stopping veteran Marco Antonio Benitez in the tenth round.[2]

WBA Flyweight Championship[edit]

On September 26, 1981, Herrera won the WBA Flyweight Championship by upsetting Panamanian Luis Ibarra via an eleventh round T.K.O. in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico.[3]

He lost the title to Santos Laciar, who beat him twice, the first time by thirteenth round knockout in Merida and the second time by fifteen round decision at Italy.

Preceded by
Luis Ibarra
WBA Flyweight Champion
26 September 1981– 1 May 1982
Succeeded by
Santos Benigno Laciar

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