Manuel Quezada

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Manuel Quezada
Statistics
Nickname(s) El Toro ("The Bull")
Rated at Heavyweight
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Reach 76 in (193 cm)
Nationality American
Born (1977-10-13) October 13, 1977 (age 39)
Wasco, California, U.S.
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 34
Wins 29
Wins by KO 18
Losses 6

Manuel Quezada (born October 13, 1977) is an American professional boxer and former kickboxer. In boxing he fights at heavyweight, while in kickboxing he fought at both heavyweight and super heavyweight.

Amateur Kickboxing Career[edit]

IKF Amateur Heavyweight Title[edit]

He won the IKF Amateur International Rules United States Amateur Heavyweight Title on March 14, 1998, Bakersfield, CA, USA, when he defeated Jason Williamson, Bakersfield, CA by KO in round 1.

Fights[edit]

But he lost to Boyd Murphy on June 6, 1998 in Bakersfield, CA, USA by unanimous decision, 48-47, 49-45, 46-45.

IKF Amateur Super Heavyweight Title[edit]

Six months later, he became the IKF Amateur International Rules California Super Heavyweight Champion on September 12, 1998 in Bakersfield, CA when he defeated Carter Williams of Modesto, CA by TKO.

Defeats[edit]

In April 24, 1999, Friant, CA, USA, he was defeated by Carter Williams (3-3-1/0, 226) of Modesto, CA, USA by "Inhalant Disqualification" when it was discovered by the California Athletic Commission Rep, Dean Lohuis, that Carter's trainer had ammonia on his wipe rag during the first round break. Quezada was leading on all 3 judges cards after a first round knockdown of Williams, 10-8.

In December 11, 1999, Bakersfield, CA, USA. He defeated Sam Malioo of Long Beach, California, USA by KO at 1:44 of round 2.

In October 7, 2000, there was a proposed fight in Centennial Gardens in Bakersfield, CA. He was challenged by Sean Tuttle, (220, 6', 6-2/4, Bakersfield, CA) but the bout did not take place.

The title was retired/stripped by the IKF when Quezada demanded to be paid to defend on an event promoted by Abe Belardo in Bakersfield CA in June 2001. His challenger was Carter Williams, the same fighter he defeated to win the title 3 years earlier. This time though Williams was 40+ lbs bigger.

Quezada's Last Kickboxing bout was on December 11, 1999, and ended with an Amateur Kickboxing record of 8-3 with 4 wins by KO/TKO.

IKF West Coast Super Heavyweight Title[edit]

Quezada won this title on February 20, 1999 in Bakersfield, California, USA when he defeated Dewey Cooper of Las Vegas, Nevada by a unanimous decision 48-47, 49-46 and 49-46 Quezada turned Pro as a boxer in August 2001 which vacated his Amateur title.

Other titles[edit]

In September 2007 he won the WBC CABOFE (Caribbean Boxing Federation) heavyweight title.

2013/2014 season[edit]

Quezada was set to compete in an eight-man 95 kg/209 lb "Road to Glory" kickboxing tournament, a qualifier for the Glory promotion, in Tulsa, Oklahoma on February 1, 2013.[1][2] However, he pulled out and was replaced by Dustin Jacoby who went on to win the tournament.[3]

He lost to Tony Lopez via unanimous decision in the semi-finals of a four-man tournament at WCK Muay Thai: Beauty and the Beast in Lemoore, California on May 1, 2014.[4]

Professional record[edit]

29 Wins (18 knockouts), 10 Losses, 0 Draw [5]
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Loss 29-10 Poland Artur Szpilka TKO 3 (10) June 12, 2015 United States UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois
Loss 29-9 Mexico Andy Ruiz TKO 2 (10) May 17, 2014 United States Selland Arena, Fresno, California
Loss 29-8 United States Steve Cunningham UD 8 December 14, 2013 United States Resorts International, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Loss 29-7 Australia Bowie Tupou KO 7 (10) May 14, 2011 CaliforniaHome Depot Center, Carson, California
Loss 29-6 United States Cristobal Arreola UD 12 (12) August 13, 2010 CaliforniaCitizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, California Vacant WBC FECOMBOX Heavyweight Title
Loss 29-5 United States Jason Gavern SD 10 (10) April 8, 2010 CaliforniaTachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California WBC Caribbean Boxing Federation (CAB0FE) Heavyweight Title
Win 29-4 United States Nicolai Firtha UD 10 (10) October 22, 2009 CaliforniaTachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California WBC Caribbean Boxing Federation (CAB0FE) Heavyweight Title
Win 28-4 United States Travis Walker KO 1 (12) July 16, 2009 CaliforniaTachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California WBC Caribbean Boxing Federation (CAB0FE) Heavyweight Title
Win 27-4 United States Jeffrey Brownfield TKO 1 (8) April 23, 2009 CaliforniaTachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California
Win 26-4 United States Eric Boose TKO 5 (10) February 6, 2009 CaliforniaTachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California WBC Caribbean Boxing Federation (CAB0FE) Heavyweight Title
Win 25-4 United States Teke Oruh UD 10 (10) November 29, 2008 CaliforniaCitizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, California
Win 24-4 United States Andrew Greeley UD 10 (10) August 21, 2008 CaliforniaTachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California WBC Caribbean Boxing Federation (CAB0FE) Heavyweight Title

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