Louie Espinoza

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Name Louie Espinoza
Birth name Louie Espinoza
Nickname SharpShooter
Height 1.7 m (5 ft 7 in)
Reach 2 M
Weight division Featherweight
Nationality United States American
Birth date (1962-05-12) May 12, 1962 (age 55)
Birthplace Winkleman, Arizona
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 55
Wins 46
Wins by KO 39
Losses 7
Draws 2
No contests 0

Louie Espinoza (born May 12, 1962 in Globe, Arizona) is an American boxer in the Featherweight division. He now resides in Chandler, Arizona.

Espinoza turned pro in 1982 and won the Vacant WBA Super Bantamweight Title in 1987 by defeating Tommy Valoy, becoming the first world champion boxer from Arizona in history. He defended the title twice before losing it to Julio Gervacio later that year. In 1989 he took on IBF Featherweight Title holder Jorge Páez but came up short in a draw. He won the WBO Featherweight Title later that year by beating Maurizio Stecca by TKO, but lost the belt the following year in a close decision loss in a rematch with Páez.

Regional titles
Title last held by
Daniel Zaragoza
NABF Super Bantamweight Champion
April 8 ,1988 – May 27, 1988
Succeeded by
Jesus Poll
Preceded by
Victor Callejas
WBA Super Bantamweight Champion
16 January 1987 – 28 November 1987
Succeeded by
Julio Gervacio
Preceded by
Maurizio Stecca
WBO Featherweight Champion
11 November 1989 – 7 April 1990
Succeeded by
Jorge Páez

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