Kid Azteca

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Kid Azteca
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Statistics
Real name Luis Villanueva Paramo
Nickname(s) Kid Azteca
Rated at Welterweight
Nationality Mexico Mexican
Born (1913-06-21)June 21, 1913
Mexico City
Died March 16, 2002(2002-03-16) (aged 88)
Boxing record
Total fights 252
Wins 192
Wins by KO 114
Losses 47
Draws 11
No contests 2

Luis Villanueva Paramo (June 21, 1913 – March 16, 2002) was a Mexican boxer best known as Kid Azteca. Villanueva boxed professionally from 1932 to 1961, making him one of a small number of fighters that fought during four decades. Archie Moore, George Foreman and Roberto Durán are three other fighters in that exclusive group.

Background[edit]

Luis Villanueva was a native of "The Tough Neighborhood" of Tepito, one of the most notorious neighborhoods in Mexico City, famous among other things because several international famous Mexican boxers and wrestlers were born at that place, (hence the reason why it is called "Tough Neighborhood".

There's not much information available about of his personal life or his beginnings in before he became a pro. In fact, there's some discrepancy about the exact date of his debut. Some sources indicates he became Pro in 1926, other sources indicates his pro debut was July 25, 1930, but officially, it is recorded at 1932. The San Antonio Express reported in 1944 that Villanueva's passport's birth date was June 21, 1917, and not June 21, 1913. If this is true, he was only 13 when started his career.

He was a right-handed boxer. Luis Villanueva began fighting as "Kid Chino" in Laredo, Texas. "Chino" is a Mexican slang for "curly", and an allusion to his curled hair. It is not clear when his nickname changed, but it is possible it was due to his nationality, when fighting in Texas, in an effort to attract more attention over him. By 1927 he was widely known as Kid Azteca. His trainer at that date was James Fitten.

Boxing career[edit]

Kid Azteca began boxing on January 1, 1932. He knocked Carlos Garcia out in the first round, in Laredo, Texas. On March 3, and fighting only in his third fight, he beat former world champion Battling Shaw by a decision in ten, also in Laredo.

On June 15, Azteca made his Mexican debut, beating Luis Arizona by a ten round decision in Mexico City. However, on his next bout, lost for the first time, being knocked out in eight rounds by Tommy White on July 1.

On October 23, Azteca, having reeled off four straight victories, fought for a title for the first time. He beat David Velasco by a twelve round decision to obtain the national Welterweight title in Mexico City. Kid Azteca had eleven additional wins in a row, including a victory over Joe Glick, before he fought the future world Middleweight champion Ceferino Garcia on July 11, 1933 at the Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. He beat Garcia, who would hold Henry Armstrong to a tie as world Middleweight champion, by a ten round decision. Azteca and Garcia held a rematch exactly fourteen days later, at the same location. On rematch, Kid Azteca knocked Garcia out in round eight.

On June 5, 1934, Azteca fought Young Peter Jackson (named after a Puerto Rican Heavyweight contender of the 19th century), beating Jackson on points after ten rounds. On July 21, he confronted Baby Joe Gans, another popular fighter of that time, outpointing Gans over ten rounds.

Azteca gradually became a national hero in Mexico after his victory over Garcia. By the time he beat Gans, he was widely regarded as Mexico's most popular fighter of his time. He fought Herbert "Cocoa Kid" Lewis Hardwick, a top rated challenger twice in one week at the beginning of 1935: On January 19, the pair would tie over ten rounds. On January 26, Azteca prevailed on points. On his next bout, he defeated Izzy Jannazzo, another ranked fighter of the time, by a decision in ten on March 2.

Kid Azteca had twelve more bouts, including a successful defense of his Mexican Welterweight title, before he met Rodolfo Casanova (who had lost to Sixto Escobar for the world's Bantamweight title) on May 16, 1936. Azteca lost to Casanova by a ten round decision. In his next fight, July 17 of that year, Kid Azteca faced Ceferino Garcia for the third time, losing by knockout in round five.

Azteca proceeded to win twenty seven of his next thirty one bouts, before meeting future world Welterweight champion Fritzie Zivic on November 24, 1939, losing a decision over ten rounds to Zivic in Houston, Texas.

On December 13, 1940, Azteca and Bobby Pacho, who challenged for a world championship one time, fought to a ten round tie in San Antonio, Texas. Next came two more bouts with Cocoa Kid. These bouts once again took place ten days apart from each other. On January 1, 1941, Azteca won by ten round decision, and on January 11, the two rivals fought to a 10 round no contest.

Azteca lived for a year in Argentina, where he made six fights, five of them in Buenos Aires. Azteca's debut in that South American country came on April 11, 1943, when he knocked Sebastian Romanos out in round nine.

On November 6, 1944, Azteca had a fourth fight with Ceferino Garcia, being defeated by decision in ten at Mexico City. Despite having a five fight losing streak and having lived in Argentina for a year, however, Azteca still held the Mexican Welterweight championship.

Azteca lost to Zivic two more times, both by decision, before actually beating him in their fourth encounter. This took place on February 15, 1947 in Mexico City, and Azteca was able to knock Zivic out in the fifth round. On March 19, Azteca fought Vincente Villavincencio in an unsuccessful bid to conquer the Mexican Middleweight title, being knocked out in round six. He beat Villavincencio in two subsequent fights, both times by decision over ten rounds.

On June 26, 1950, Azteca fought former world Lightweight champion Sammy Angott, losing to the American boxer by points after ten rounds.

With the advent of the television era during the 1950s, Azteca's popularity in Mexico grew more than ever before. Most of his fights were televised, and boxing fans across the country could then watch him fight from their family rooms. Although Kid Azteca spent the rest of his career fighting mostly unknown fighters, his fights drew high ratings for Televisa, Mexico's only public television company at the time.

On February 3, 1961, Azteca knocked out Alfonso Macalara in the first round at Veracruz. This would turn out to be his last professional fight, and Azteca was able to reach a milestone in this bout: making his 200th professional fight, he became a member of the exclusive group to fight at least two hundred bouts. He had already become a member of the also exclusive group of fighters that boxed during four decades, when he knocked Adrian Medieta in three rounds on July 12, 1960 in Pachuca. He retired a little after this date.

He died on March 16, 2002.

Professional boxing record[edit]

192 Wins (114 knockouts, 77 decisions, 1 disqualification), 47 Losses, 11 Draws
Res. Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Win 192-47-11 Mexico Alfonso Malacara KO 1 (8) 1961-02-03 Mexico Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico
Win 191-47-11 Mexico Adrian Medieta KO 3 (10) 1960-07-12 Mexico Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico
Draw 190-47-11 Mexico Kid Filipino SD 6 1959-08-22 Mexico San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
Win 190-47-10 Mexico Guillermo Moreno KO 6 (10) 1958-11-08 Mexico Zitacuaro, Michoacán, Mexico
Win 189-47-10 United States Willie Risko KO 4 (10) 1958-10-25 Mexico Texcoco, State of Mexico, Mexico
Win 188-47-10 United States Willie Risko KO 4 (10) 1957-04-07 Mexico Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Win 187-47-10 United States Willie Risko KO 6 (10) 1956-07-28 Mexico Camargo, Chihuahua, Mexico
Win 186-47-10 Mexico Arturo Cardenas KO 3 (10) 1956-07-07 Mexico Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico
Loss 185-47-10 Nicaragua Joe Borrell KO 5 (10) 1956-03-18 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Win 185-46-10 Mexico Roberto Rodriguez KO 4 (10) 1955-04-09 Mexico Queretaro, Queretaro, Mexico
Win 184-46-10 Mexico Jorge Castro KO 4 (10) 1955-03-26 Mexico Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico
Win 183-46-10 United States Sandy Baxter KO 9 (10) 1955-03-10 Mexico Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Win 182-46-10 Mexico Gabriel Diaz UD 10 1955-02-12 Mexico Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Win 181-46-10 Mexico El Conscripto UD 10 1954-11-27 Mexico Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Win 180-46-10 Mexico Jorge Castro KO 6 (10) 1954-09-25 Mexico Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Win 179-46-10 Mexico Little Palma UD 10 1954-08-10 United States San Antonio, Texas, United States
Win 178-46-10 Mexico Vicente Cantu TKO 7 (10) 1954-07-24 Mexico Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Win 177-46-10 Mexico Ray Zavaleta KO 4 (10) 1954-05-22 Mexico Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Win 176-46-10 Mexico Carlos Martinez KO 5 (10) 1954-03-13 Mexico Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico
Win 175-46-10 Mexico Jesse Robles KO 5 (10) 1954-02-26 Mexico Pueblo, Sinaloa, Mexico
Win 174-46-10 Mexico Rudy Jimenez KO 4 (10) 1954-02-21 Mexico Nueva Rosita, Coahuila, Mexico
Win 173-46-10 Mexico Kid Filipino KO 4 (10) 1954-02-11 Mexico Victoria de Durango, Durango, Mexico
Win 172-46-10 Mexico Lucio Moreno KO 4 (10) 1954-01-15 Mexico Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico
Draw 171-46-10 Mexico Perrin Vega MD 10 1953-12-03 Mexico Victoria de Durango, Durango, Mexico
Win 171-46-9 Mexico Salvador Davila KO 5 (10) 1953-11-17 Mexico Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico
Win 170-46-9 Nicaragua Joe Borrell KO 5 (10) 1953-09-15 Mexico Victoria de Durango, Durango, Mexico
Win 169-46-9 Mexico Jorge Castro TKO 7 (10) 1953-08-04 Mexico Victoria de Durango, Durango, Mexico
Win 168-46-9 Mexico Carlos Martinez KO 5 (10) 1953-07-07 Mexico Victoria de Durango, Durango, Mexico
Loss 167-46-9 United States Machete Garcia UD 10 1952-08-28 United States Robstown, Texas, United States
Loss 167-45-9 Mexico Juan Padilla SD 10 1952-08-20 Mexico Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Win 167-44-9 Mexico Andres Balderas KO 3 (10) 1952-08-02 Mexico Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Win 166-44-9 United States Dennis Woodbury UD 10 1952-05-29 Mexico Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico
Win 165-44-9 Mexico Vicente Cantu TKO 5 (10) 1951-09-04 Mexico Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico
Loss 164-44-9 United States Charley Salas TKO 7 (10) 1951-08-21 Mexico Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico
Loss 164-43-9 Mexico Eusebio Hernandez SD 10 1951-01-19 Mexico Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico
Win 164-42-9 Mexico Rafael Gutierrez KO 9 (10) 1951-01-10 Mexico Puebla, Puebla, Mexico
Win 163-42-9 Mexico Octavio Romo KO 6 (10) 1950-11-14 Mexico Guamuchil, Sinaloa, Mexico
Win 162-42-9 United States Tommy Ramirez KO 6 (10) 1950-07-19 Mexico Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Loss 161-42-9 United States Buddy Holderfield KO 4 (10) 1950-07-01 United States Camden, Arkansas, United States
Loss 161-41-9 United States Sammy Angott UD 10 1950-06-26 United States Dudley Field, El Paso, Texas, United States
Win 161-40-9 United States Joe Danos KO 10 (10) 1950-05-03 Mexico Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico
Win 160-40-9 Mexico Eusebio Hernandez KO 7 (10) 1950-03-31 Mexico Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico
Win 159-40-9 Mexico Andres Balderas UD 10 1950-03-26 Mexico Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Loss 158-40-9 Mexico El Conscripto TKO 10 (12) 1950-01-28 Mexico Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico Lost Mexico welterweight title.
Win 158-39-9 Mexico Baby Yucatan KO 4 (10) 1950-01-23 Mexico Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Win 157-39-9 United States Jack Breeson KO 4 (10) 1949-10-13 Mexico Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico
Win 156-39-9 United States Manuel Luevano KO 5 (10) 1949-07-14 Mexico Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Win 155-39-9 United States Art Hardy KO 5 (10) 1949-05-20 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Draw 154-39-9 Mexico El Conscripto SD 10 1948-10-24 Mexico Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Win 154-39-8 Mexico Nick Moran UD 10 1948-09-19 Mexico Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico Retained Mexico welterweight title.
Draw 153-39-8 Mexico Kid Filipino MD 10 1948-08-22 Mexico Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Win 153-39-7 Belize Simon Lucas UD 10 1948-06-12 Mexico Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Win 152-39-7 Mexico El Conscripto UD 10 1948-05-01 Mexico Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Win 151-39-7 Mexico El Conscripto KO 11 (12) 1948-04-10 Mexico Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico Retained Mexico welterweight title.
Win 150-39-7 Mexico Nick Moran UD 12 1948-01-31 Mexico Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico Retained Mexico welterweight title.
Win 149-39-7 United States Johnny Mills KO 2 (10) 1947-10-26 Mexico Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Win 148-39-7 United States Melvin Johnson KO 3 (10) 1947-10-13 Mexico Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
Loss 147-39-7 United States Bert Linam UD 10 1947-09-30 United States San Antonio, Texas, United States
Win 147-38-7 Mexico Kid Filipino KO 5 (10) 1947-08-31 Mexico Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Win 146-38-7 United States Bobby Yaeger KO 4 (10) 1947-08-23 Mexico Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Win 145-38-7 Mexico Vicente Villavicencio UD 10 1947-06-28 Mexico Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Loss 144-38-7 Mexico Vicente Villavicencio TKO 8 (12) 1947-03-19 Mexico Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico For Mexico middleweight title.
Win 144-37-7 United States Fritzie Zivic KO 5 (10) 1947-02-04 Mexico Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Win 143-37-7 United States Cosby Linson KO 4 (10) 1946-11-09 Mexico Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Loss 142-37-7 United States Cosby Linson SD 10 1946-10-02 Mexico Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico
Win 142-36-7 Mexico Carlos Malacara TKO 4 (10) 1946-09-07 Mexico Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Win 141-36-7 United States Lige Drew UD 10 1946-08-13 Mexico Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico
Win 140-36-7 United States Joe Keyes KO 4 (10) 1946-07-13 Mexico Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Win 139-36-7 United States Lige Drew KO 8 (10) 1946-07-03 Mexico Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico
Win 138-36-7 Mexico Baby Zavala KO 2 (10) 1946-06-15 Mexico Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Loss 137-36-7 Cuba Joe Legon SD 10 1946-05-11 Cuba Havana, Cuba
Win 137-35-7 Mexico Kid Filipino KO 4 (10) 1946-04-17 Mexico Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico
Win 136-35-7 United States Melvin Johnson KO 7 (10) 1946-04-06 Mexico Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Win 135-35-7 Cuba Joe Legon KO 3 (10) 1946-03-23 Mexico Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Win 134-35-7 United States Howell Steen UD 10 1946-02-12 United States San Antonio, Texas, United States
Win 133-35-7 Mexico Frankie Vallejo KO 5 (10) 1946-02-07 Mexico Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico
Win 132-35-7 Mexico Kid Filipino KO 8 (12) 1946-01-12 Mexico Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico Retained Mexico welterweight title.
Win 131-35-7 Mexico Baby Zavala KO 9 (10) 1945-11-11 Mexico Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Win 130-35-7 Mexico Baby Orizaba KO 3 (10) 1945-10-24 Mexico Orizaba, Veracruz, Mexico
Win 129-35-7 United States Artie Dorrell SD 10 1945-10-09 United States San Antonio, Texas, United States
Win 128-35-7 United States Paul Altman KO 5 (10) 1945-07-21 Mexico Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Loss 127-35-7 United States Paul Altman SD 10 1945-06-18 United States Houston, Texas, United States
Win 127-34-7 United States Benny Williams UD 10 1945-05-26 Mexico Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Loss 126-34-7 United States Fritzie Zivic MD 10 1945-05-07 United States San Antonio, Texas, United States
Win 126-33-7 Mexico Eddie Cerda KO 6 (10) 1945-03-25 Mexico Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Win 125-33-7 Mexico Rodolfo Ramirez TKO 10 (12) 1945-01-13 Mexico Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico Retained Mexico welterweight title.
Loss 124-33-7 United States Fritzie Zivic MD 10 1944-12-12 United States San Antonio, Texas, United States
Win 124-32-7 United States Paul Altman UD 10 1944-11-28 United States San Antonio, Texas, United States
Win 123-32-7 Mexico Chino Rodriguez KO 6 (10) 1944-11-18 Mexico Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Loss 122-32-7 Philippines Ceferino Garcia SD 10 1944-10-06 Mexico Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Loss 122-31-7 Argentina Atilio Natalio Caraune KO 11 (12) 1944-04-15 Argentina Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Loss 122-30-7 Argentina Raul Rodriguez UD 12 1943-12-01 Argentina Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Loss 122-29-7 Argentina Amelio Constantino Piceda UD 12 1943-07-03 Argentina Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Loss 122-28-7 Argentina Guillermo Lopez SD 10 1943-06-20 Argentina Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Win 122-27-7 Uruguay Alfredo Pastoriza UD 10 1943-04-25 Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina
Win 121-27-7 Argentina Sebastian Romanos TKO 9 (10) 1943-04-11 Argentina La Plata, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Win 120-27-7 Mexico Rodolfo Ramirez UD 12 1943-01-16 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico Retained Mexico welterweight title.
Loss 119-27-7 Mexico Baby Zavala SD 8 1942-12-19 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Win 119-26-7 Cuba Ramiro Almagro UD 10 1942-10-17 Mexico Merida, Yucatán, Mexico
Loss 118-26-7 Cuba Joe Legon UD 10 1942-09-26 Cuba Havana, Cuba
Win 118-25-7 Panama Battling Kid Ambrosio KO 4 (10) 1942-06-26 Panama Colón, Panama
Loss 117-25-7 Chile Raul Carabantes MD 10 1942-05-24 Panama Panama City, Panama
Loss 117-24-7 Panama Fabio Hurtado SD 10 1942-05-10 Panama Estadio Olimpico, Panama City, Panama
Win 117-23-7 Cuba Ramiro Almagro KO 4 (10) 1942-03-08 Mexico Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Win 116-23-7 Mexico Tony Mar UD 10 1942-02-28 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Win 115-23-7 Mexico Manuel Villa II UD 10 1942-02-14 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Loss 114-23-7 United States California Jackie Wilson TKO 6 (10) 1941-10-24 United States Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, United States
Loss 114-22-7 Mexico Rodolfo Ramirez SD 10 1941-06-07 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Win 114-21-7 Chile Raul Carabantes UD 10 1941-02-15 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
NC 112-21-7 Puerto Rico Cocoa Kid NC 10 1941-01-11 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Win 113-21-7 Puerto Rico Cocoa Kid SD 10 1941-01-01 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Draw 112-21-7 United States Bobby Pacho SD 10 1940-12-13 United States San Antonio, Texas, United States
Win 112-21-6 Mexico Casanovita de Ahome KO 5 (10) 1940-10-14 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Win 111-21-6 United States Benny Britt KO 1 (10) 1940-09-22 Mexico Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Win 110-21-6 Mexico Manuel Villa I KO 7 (12) 1940-09-10 Mexico Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico Retained Mexico welterweight title.
Win 109-21-6 Mexico Manuel Villa I KO 5 (12) 1940-09-04 Mexico Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico Retained Mexico welterweight title.
Win 108-21-6 Mexico Pedro Ortega KO 4 (10) 1940-06-08 Mexico Arena Mexico, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Loss 107-21-6 Mexico Pedro Ortega SD 10 1940-04-27 Mexico Arena Mexico, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Loss 107-20-6 United States Willie Neyland SD 10 1940-04-06 Mexico Arena Mexico, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Win 107-19-6 United States Jackie Taylor KO 3 (10) 1940-03-11 United States San Antonio, Texas, United States
Win 106-19-6 Cuba Cuban Luis KO 4 (10) 1940-03-02 Mexico Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico
Win 105-19-6 Mexico Carlos Malacara UD 10 1940-02-17 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Win 104-19-6 Mexico Kid Hermosillo UD 12 1939-11-25 Mexico Arena Mexico, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico Retained Mexico welterweight title.
Win 103-19-6 Cuba Cuban Luis TKO 2 (10) 1939-11-18 Mexico Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Loss 102-19-6 United States Fritzie Zivic UD 10 1939-10-24 United States Houston, Texas, United States
Win 102-18-6 Cuba Cuban Luis KO 4 (10) 1939-09-17 Mexico Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Win 101-18-6 Mexico Kid Hermosillo UD 10 1939-07-22 Mexico Arena Mexico, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Win 100-18-6 Mexico Manuel Villa I KO 5 (12) 1939-06-10 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico Retained Mexico welterweight title.
Loss 99-18-6 United States Leon Zorrita UD 10 1939-05-23 Mexico Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico
Win 99-17-6 Mexico Eddie Cerda KO 5 (10) 1939-03-18 Mexico Arena Mexico, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Win 98-17-6 United States Eddie McGeever KO 8 (12) 1939-02-03 United States San Antonio, Texas, United States Won USA Texas State welterweight title.
Win 97-17-6 United States Bill McDowell UD 10 1939-01-30 United States Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Win 96-17-6 United States Eddie McGeever MD 10 1939-01-20 United States San Antonio, Texas, United States
Win 95-17-6 United States Kenny LaSalle UD 10 1938-12-16 United States San Antonio, Texas, United States
Win 94-17-6 United States Jimmy Scaramozi KO 2 (10) 1938-12-11 Mexico Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Win 93-17-6 United States Billy Deeg UD 10 1938-11-28 United States San Antonio, Texas, United States
Win 92-17-6 United States Bill McDowell KO 7 (10) 1938-11-14 United States Laredo, Texas, United States
Win 91-17-6 Cuba Baby La Paz UD 10 1938-10-29 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Loss 90-17-6 Mexico Kid Hermosillo SD 10 1938-09-17 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Loss 90-16-6 United States Bill McDowell UD 10 1938-08-24 United States Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Win 90-15-6 United States Tracy Cox UD 10 1938-08-17 United States Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Loss 89-15-6 United States Kenny LaSalle UD 10 1938-03-08 United States Houston, Texas, United States
Win 89-14-6 Italy Saverio Turiello UD 10 1938-01-01 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Win 88-14-6 United States Pee Wee Jarrell KO 2 (10) 1937-09-25 Mexico Arena Mexico, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Win 87-14-6 Mexico Mario Ramon KO 5 (10) 1937-08-28 Mexico Arena Mexico, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Win 86-14-6 Mexico Manuel Villa I KO 5 (10) 1937-08-21 Mexico Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Win 85-14-6 United States Willard Brown UD 10 1937-06-18 Mexico Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Win 84-14-6 United States Roy Calamari KO 3 (10) 1937-06-15 United States Houston, Texas, United States
Win 83-14-6 United States Jack Etheridge KO 2 (10) 1937-05-28 Mexico Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Win 82-14-6 United States Kenny LaSalle UD 10 1937-05-18 United States Houston, Texas, United States
Win 81-14-6 Mexico Midget Mexico TKO 4 (10) 1937-05-14 Mexico Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Win 80-14-6 Mexico Ventura Arana KO 2 (10) 1937-04-28 Mexico Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Win 79-14-6 Mexico Eddie Cerda UD 10 1937-03-03 Mexico Merida, Yucatán, Mexico
Win 78-14-6 Mexico Gallito Ramirez KO 9 (10) 1937-02-24 Mexico Merida, Yucatán, Mexico
Win 77-14-6 United States Al Manfredo UD 10 1937-01-01 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Win 76-14-6 United States Tracy Cox UD 10 1936-12-14 United States San Antonio Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas, United States
Win 75-14-6 Mexico Manuel Villa I UD 12 1936-11-07 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico Retained Mexico welterweight title.
Win 74-14-6 Mexico Kid Hermosillo KO 9 (10) 1936-08-08 Mexico Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
Loss 73-14-6 Philippines Ceferino Garcia KO 5 (10) 1936-07-17 United States Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, United States
Loss 73-13-6 Mexico Rodolfo Casanova SD 10 1936-05-16 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Win 73-12-6 Mexico Pepe Saldana UD 10 1936-04-07 Mexico Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Win 72-12-6 Mexico German Rico UD 10 1936-03-29 Mexico Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Win 71-12-6 Mexico Eddie Cerda UD 12 1936-03-14 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico Retained Mexico welterweight title.
Win 70-12-6 Mexico Pancho Lawler KO 3 (10) 1936-01-03 Mexico Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico
Win 69-12-6 United States Chief Parris UD 10 1935-11-23 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Win 68-12-6 United States Tommy Collins KO 7 (10) 1935-09-06 United States American Legion Arena, Harlingen, Texas, United States
Loss 67-12-6 United States Chief Parris SD 10 1935-09-03 United States Guest Arena, Houston, Texas, United States
Win 67-11-6 United States Chief Parris MD 10 1935-08-30 Mexico Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Win 66-11-6 Mexico Al Chavez KO 2 (10) 1935-07-04 Mexico Merida, Yucatán, Mexico
Win 65-11-6 Guatemala Renato Torres KO 3 (10) 1935-06-12 Guatemala Guatemala City, Guatemala
Loss 64-11-6 Netherlands Bep van Klaveren UD 10 1935-05-24 United States Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, United States
Win 64-10-6 United States Morrie Sherman UD 10 1935-04-06 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Win 63-10-6 United States Izzy Jannazzo UD 10 1935-03-02 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Win 62-10-6 Puerto Rico Cocoa Kid SD 10 1935-01-26 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Draw 61-10-6 Puerto Rico Cocoa Kid SD 10 1935-01-19 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Win 61-10-5 United States Kenny LaSalle UD 10 1934-11-10 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Win 60-10-5 United States Kenny LaSalle UD 10 1934-10-27 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Win 59-10-5 Mexico Joe King KO 1 (10) 1934-09-29 Mexico Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Win 58-10-5 United States Eddie Wolfe UD 10 1934-09-22 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Win 57-10-5 United States Benny Levine KO 4 (10) 1934-08-30 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Win 56-10-5 United States Pat Murphy KO 5 (10) 1934-08-04 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Win 55-10-5 United States Joe Gans UD 10 1934-07-22 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Win 54-10-5 United States Young Peter Jackson UD 10 1934-06-05 United States Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, United States
Draw 53-10-5 United States Ritchie Mack MD 10 1934-05-16 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Loss 53-10-4 United States Ritchie Mack MD 10 1934-04-03 United States Steer Stadium, Dallas, Texas, United States
Win 53-9-4 United States Cowboy Eddie Anderson UD 10 1934-03-15 United States Liberty Hall, El Paso, Texas, United States
Win 52-9-4 United States Ritchie Mack UD 10 1934-03-10 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Win 51-9-4 Mexico Bernardo Pena KO 3 (10) 1934-02-20 Mexico Cordova, Sonora, Mexico
Win 50-9-4 Mexico Manuel Villa I KO 9 (10) 1934-02-17 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Draw 49-9-4 United States Paulie Walker MD 10 1933-12-02 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Win 49-9-3 United States Al Schaaf TKO 5 (10) 1933-11-18 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Win 48-9-3 France Martin Barbotteux UD 10 1933-11-01 Mexico Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Win 47-9-3 Mexico Elias Alvarez KO 2 (10) 1933-10-28 Mexico Puebla, Puebla, Mexico
Win 46-9-3 United States Leonard Bennett UD 10 1933-10-14 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Loss 45-9-3 United States Leonard Bennett DQ 6 (10) 1933-09-23 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Win 45-8-3 United States Meyer Grace KO 4 (10) 1933-08-19 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Win 44-8-3 Philippines Ceferino Garcia TKO 8 (10) 1933-07-25 United States Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, United States
Win 43-8-3 Philippines Ceferino Garcia UD 10 1933-07-11 United States Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, United States
Loss 42-8-3 United States Eddie Frisco SD 10 1933-06-10 Mexico Merida, Yucatán, Mexico
Win 42-7-3 Cuba Relampago Saguero UD 10 1933-05-27 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Win 41-7-3 United States Eddie Frisco UD 10 1933-05-13 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Win 40-7-3 United States Harry Galfund KO 2 (10) 1933-04-02 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Win 39-7-3 Mexico David Velasco UD 10 1933-03-25 Mexico Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Win 38-7-3 United States Tommy White UD 10 1933-03-11 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Win 37-7-3 United States Joe Glick UD 10 1933-02-18 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Win 36-7-3 Mexico Luis Alvarado UD 10 1933-01-27 Mexico Merida, Yucatán, Mexico
Win 35-7-3 Mexico Eddie Cerda UD 10 1933-01-06 Mexico Merida, Yucatán, Mexico
Win 34-7-3 Chile Armando Aguilar UD 10 1932-12-01 Mexico Merida, Yucatán, Mexico
Win 33-7-3 France Martin Barbotteux UD 10 1932-11-05 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Win 32-7-3 Mexico David Velasco UD 12 1932-10-23 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico Won Mexico welterweight title.
Win 31-7-3 Mexico Manuel Luna KO 6 (10) 1932-10-09 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Win 30-7-3 Mexico Loncho Perez KO 2 (10) 1932-09-16 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Win 29-7-3 United States Ray Macias UD 10 1932-09-10 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Win 28-7-3 Mexico Felipe Orozco TKO 7 (10) 1932-08-28 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Win 27-7-3 Spain Luis Portela KO 9 (10) 1932-08-13 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Loss 26-7-3 Mexico Raul Talan UD 10 1932-07-30 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Win 26-6-3 Mexico Alfredo Gaona UD 10 1932-07-09 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Loss 25-6-3 United States Tommy White KO 8 (10) 1932-06-27 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Win 25-5-3 Mexico Luis Arizona DQ 7 (10) 1932-05-28 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Win 24-5-3 Mexico Carlos Garcia UD 10 1932-03-23 Mexico Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Win 23-5-3 Mexico Carlos Garcia UD 10 1932-02-17 Mexico Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Win 22-5-3 Mexico Battling Shaw UD 10 1932-01-31 Mexico Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
NC 21-5-3 Mexico Manuel Cermeño NC 5 (10) 1932-01-28 Mexico Colombia, Nuevo León, Mexico
Win 21-5-3 United States Paul Wangley KO 5 (10) 1932-01-15 United States Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Draw 20-5-3 Chile Armando Aguilar MD 10 1931-12-20 Mexico Arena Tex Rickard, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Win 20-5-2 Mexico Antonio Escareno TKO 6 (10) 1931-11-12 Mexico Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico
Win 19-5-2 Mexico Battling Vega TKO 3 (10) 1931-10-26 Mexico Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico
Loss 18-5-2 Mexico Battling Shaw UD 10 1931-10-18 Mexico Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Win 18-4-2 Mexico Jorge Monzon TKO 2 (10) 1931-08-05 Mexico Arena Tex Rickard, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Win 17-4-2 United States Bearcat Joe Barrera KO 3 (8) 1931-07-08 Mexico Arena Tex Rickard, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Win 16-4-2 United States Johnson Harper KO 3 (8) 1931-06-24 Mexico Arena Tex Rickard, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Win 15-4-2 Mexico Chato Flores KO 6 (8) 1931-05-20 Mexico Arena Tex Rickard, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Win 14-4-2 Mexico Guero Pena UD 8 1931-05-05 Mexico Arena Tex Rickard, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Win 13-4-2 United States KO Mahavier KO 4 (8) 1931-04-26 Mexico Square Garden Ring, Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Win 12-4-2 United States Bearcat Joe Barrera UD 8 1931-04-08 Mexico Riverside Square Garden, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Draw 11-4-2 United States Bearcat Joe Barrera MD 6 1931-03-22 Mexico Plaza de Toros, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Win 11-4-1 United States Kid Chocolate TKO 2 (10) 1931-02-18 Mexico Riverside Square Garden, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Win 10-4-1 United States Battling Ward TKO 5 (10) 1931-01-20 Mexico Plaza de Toros, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Win 9-4-1 Mexico Fausto Velasco TKO 3 (10) 1930-12-12 Mexico Plaza de Toros, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Draw 8-4-1 United States Kid Chocolate MD 6 1930-11-05 Mexico Riverside Square Garden, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Loss 8-4 Mexico Enrique Sada MD 6 1930-10-01 Mexico Riverside Square Garden, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Win 8-3 Mexico Texas Kid KO 2 (6) 1930-08-20 Mexico Riverside Square Garden, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Win 7-3 Mexico Kid Flores KO 1 (6) 1930-07-30 Mexico Riverside Square Garden, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Win 6-3 United States Kid Cortinas KO 2 (6) 1930-07-30 Mexico Riverside Square Garden, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Loss 5-3 Mexico Battling Delgado MD 6 1930-07-04 Mexico Riverside Square Garden, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Win 5-2 United States Jimmy Harwell UD 6 1930-06-29 Mexico Plaza de Toros, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Win 4-2 Mexico Texas Kid UD 6 1930-06-06 Mexico Escuela Hidalgo Arena, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Win 3-2 Mexico Jesus Gaitan UD 6 1930-05-18 Mexico Plaza de Toros, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Win 2-2 United States Jimmy Harwell KO 3 (6) 1930-04-20 Mexico Plaza de Toros, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Win 1-2 Mexico Cipriano Castillo UD 6 1930-03-23 Mexico Plaza de Toros, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Loss 0-2 Mexico Pancho Aranda UD 6 1929-10-20 Mexico Plaza de Toros, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Loss 0-1 Mexico Pancho Aranda UD 6 1929-09-01 Mexico Salon Montecarlo, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico Professional Debut

Success[edit]

  • In 1933, Kid Azteca obtained the Mexican Welterweight title.
  • Azteca was still remembered by his fans some twenty years after his last fight, the Spanish boxing publication Ring En Español featuring him many times on magazine articles.
  • Azteca had 192 wins, 46 losses and 12 ties as a professional boxer, with 114 knockout wins. His knockouts made him a member of the exclusive group of fighters that won 50 or more fights by knockout through their careers, and it also constituted a knockout record for Hispanic fighters, until Julio César Chávez broke it forty years later.

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