Marco Antonio Rubio

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Marco Antonio Rubio
Marco Antonio "Veneno" Rubio.jpg
Rubio (right) vs. Mohammed Akrong, 2011
Statistics
Nickname(s) El Veneno ("The Poison")
Weight(s)
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Reach 70 in (178 cm)
Nationality Mexican
Born (1980-06-16) June 16, 1980 (age 37)
Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 68
Wins 59
Wins by KO 51
Losses 8
Draws 1

Marco Antonio Rubio (born June 16, 1980) is a Mexican professional boxer. He held the WBC interim middleweight title in 2014, and has challenged twice for a middleweight world title, in 2009 and 2012.

Professional career[edit]

On February 21, 2009 Rubio earned the right to fight for the middleweight title by scoring a split decision victory over Enrique Ornelas to secure the World Boxing Council's # 1 ranking and a shot at the WBC Middleweight title on October 18, 2008 in Atlantic City on the Bernard Hopkins vs. Kelly Pavlik fight card televised portion.[1]

Unified and lineal middleweight world title challenge[edit]

On February 21, 2009, Rubio fought for the unified WBC, WBO, Ring magazine, and lineal middleweight titles against Kelly Pavlik. Before the start of the tenth round, Rubio's corner stopped the fight.[2]

Comeback[edit]

Rubio then won six fights in a row since he was stopped in the ninth round by middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik in February 2009.[3]

On April 8, 2011 in Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Rubio was featured in the main event of Friday Night Fights. His opponent was David Lemieux, who came to the fight with an undefeated record. Lemieux was the heavy favorite to win in his hometown against the Mexican veteran. During the first five rounds Lemieux dominated Rubio by landing hard power punches. But Rubio refused to quit and wouldn't go down. Rubio came back in round six and started to land harder punches that slowed down Lemieux. In the seventh round Rubio knocked down Lemieux. Lemieux got up, but Rubio continued where he left off and threw more punches at him. With only seconds left in round seven, Lemieux's corner threw in the towel to a stop the fight.[4]

Since he won the Lemieux fight, Rubio placed himself into a mandatory position to face the winner of the fight between titlist Sebastian Zbik of Germany and Mexico's Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., which Chavez won.[5]

Rubio made easy work of journeyman Matt Vanda (44-14, 24 KO’s) on December 16, 2011 with a 5th round TKO win at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.[5]

WBC middleweight title challenge[edit]

Rubio faced Mexican countryman Julio César Chávez Jr. in a scheduled 12-round middleweight bout, for the WBC version of the world title, on Feb. 4 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Chávez, Jr. retained the belt, earning a unanimous decision over fellow Mexican Rubio. The judges scored the bout 118-110, 116-112 115-113 for Chávez, Jr., which drew a mixed reaction from the 14,120 in attendance at the Alamodome. Neither fighter went down despite taking continuous heavy blows to the head and body throughout the 12-round bout. Chávez, Jr. overcame a gutsy performance by Rubio despite having some trouble entering the fight.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Rubio currently resides in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Acuña, across from Del Rio, Texas. He has vitiligo.[7]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
68 fights 59 wins 8 losses
By knockout 51 4
By decision 8 4
Draws 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
68 Loss 59–8–1 United States Anthony Dirrell UD 10 Sep 6, 2015 United States American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas, U.S.
67 Loss 59–7–1 Kazakhstan Gennady Golovkin KO 2 (12), 1:19 Oct 18, 2014 United States StubHub Center, Carson, California, U.S.
66 Win 59–6–1 Italy Domenico Spada KO 10 (12), 1:38 Apr 5, 2014 Mexico Gran Estadio, Delicias, Mexico Won vacant WBC interim middleweight title
65 Win 58–6–1 Colombia Dionisio Miranda KO 2 (12), 2:44 Jul 27, 2013 Mexico Palenque de la Feria, Chihuahua City, Mexico
64 Win 57–6–1 United States Marcus Upshaw UD 12 Mar 23, 2013 Mexico Centro de Espectáculos "La Macarena", Uruapan, Mexico
63 Win 56–6–1 Mexico Michel Rosales TKO 11 (12), 1:03 Dec 22, 2012 Mexico Auditorio Bicentenario, Morelia, Mexico Retained WBF (Federation) super middleweight title
62 Win 55–6–1 Argentina Carlos Baldomir RTD 4 (12), 3:00 Sep 8, 2012 Mexico Estadio Miguel Alemán Valdés, Celaya, Mexico Won vacant WBF (Federation) super middleweight title
61 Win 54–6–1 Mexico Jorge Cota TKO 7 (12) Jun 30, 2012 Mexico Auditorio Centenario, Torreón, Mexico Won vacant IBF International middleweight title
60 Loss 53–6–1 Mexico Julio César Chávez Jr. UD 12 Feb 4, 2012 United States Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, U.S. For WBC middleweight title
59 Win 53–5–1 United States Matt Vanda TKO 5 (10), 2:42 Dec 16, 2011 United States Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
58 Win 52–5–1 Ghana Mohammed Akrong TKO 5 (12) Sep 3, 2011 Mexico Centro de Convenciones, San Luis Potosí City, Mexico Won WBC Latino interim middleweight title
57 Win 51–5–1 Argentina Ricardo Marcelo Ramallo TKO 3 (10), 1:36 Jun 4, 2011 Mexico Auditorio Centenario, Gómez Palacio, Mexico
56 Win 50–5–1 Canada David Lemieux TKO 7 (12), 2:36 Apr 8, 2011 Canada Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
55 Win 49–5–1 Dominican Republic Wilson Santana TKO 8 (12), 0:45 Jan 1, 2011 Mexico Auditorio Centenario, Torreón, Mexico Won vacant WBC Latino super middleweight title
54 Win 48–5–1 Mexico José Luis Zertuche TKO 6 (12), 1:16 Aug 21, 2010 Mexico Inforum, Irapuato, Mexico Retained WBC Latino middleweight title
53 Win 47–5–1 Colombia Samuel Miller UD 12 Jun 12, 2010 Mexico Auditorio Centenario, Gómez Palacio, Mexico Won vacant WBC Latino middleweight title
52 Win 46–5–1 Colombia Jaison Palomeque TKO 2 (10), 1:55 Mar 20, 2010 Mexico The City Discothèque, Cancún, Mexico
51 Win 45–5–1 Mexico Rigoberto Álvarez TKO 9 (12), 1:32 Jan 16, 2010 Mexico Gimnasio Auditorio Centenario, Gómez Palacio, Mexico Won vacant WBC Latino middleweight title
50 Win 44–5–1 Colombia Jose Miguel Rodriguez Berrio TKO 1 (12) Oct 31, 2009 Mexico Gimnasio Auditorio Centenario, Gómez Palacio, Mexico Won vacant WBC Latino middleweight title
49 Loss 43–5–1 United States Kelly Pavlik RTD 9 (12), 3:00 Feb 21, 2009 United States Chevrolet Centre, Youngstown, Ohio, U.S. For WBC, WBO, The Ring, and lineal middleweight titles
48 Win 43–4–1 Mexico Enrique Ornelas SD 12 Oct 18, 2008 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
47 Win 42–4–1 United States Alfredo Cuevas TKO 5 (10), 3:00 Jun 6, 2008 United States Sovereign Center, Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S.
46 Win 41–4–1 Mexico José Luis Zertuche TKO 7 (12), 2:22 Feb 9, 2008 Mexico Domo de la Feria, León, Mexico Won vacant WBC FECOMBOX middleweight title
45 Win 40–4–1 United States Sherwin Davis KO 2 (10) Jan 1, 2008 Mexico Auditorio Centenario, Gómez Palacio, Mexico
44 Win 39–4–1 Mexico Rogelio Sanchez KO 1 (10) Oct 19, 2007 Mexico Auditorio Jose de la Fuente, Ciudad Acuña, Mexico
43 Win 38–4–1 Paraguay Jorge Dario David Gomez TKO 3 (12), 2:26 Jun 8, 2007 Mexico Auditorio Municipal, Torreón, Mexico Retained WBA Fedecentro middleweight title
42 Win 37–4–1 Mexico Erik Rafael Esquivel TKO 9 (12) Mar 9, 2007 Mexico Auditorio Municipal, Torreón, Mexico Won Mexico middleweight title
41 Win 36–4–1 Canada Daniel Stanislavjevic UD 12 Jan 1, 2007 Mexico Auditorio Municipal, Torreón, Mexico Won vacant WBA Fedecentro middleweight title
40 Win 35–4–1 Mexico Octavio Castro RTD 2 (12), 0:10 Nov 17, 2006 Mexico Auditorio Municipal, Torreón, Mexico
39 Loss 34–4–1 Russia Zaurbek Baysangurov UD 12 Sep 23, 2006 Ukraine Palace of Sports, Kiev, Ukraine For vacant WBC International light middleweight title
38 Loss 34–3–1 Uganda Kassim Ouma SD 12 May 6, 2006 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. For WBO–NABO light middleweight title
37 Win 34–2–1 Russia Aslanbek Kodzoev TKO 8 (10), 0:01 Jan 27, 2006 United States Cicero Stadium, Cicero, Illinois, U.S.
36 Win 33–2–1 United States Anthony Ivory TKO 1 (10), 2:40 Nov 4, 2005 Mexico Auditorio Municipal, Ciudad Acuña, Mexico
35 Win 32–2–1 United States Leon Pearson TKO 4 (10) Aug 19, 2005 Mexico Palenque Vicente Fernandez, Gómez Palacio, Mexico
34 Win 31–2–1 Dominican Republic David Toribio TKO 2 (10), 1:26 Jul 14, 2005 United States The Orleans, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
33 Win 30–2–1 United States Grady Brewer TKO 8 (10), 0:10 May 20, 2005 United States Ector County Coliseum, Odessa, Texas, U.S.
32 Win 29–2–1 Colombia Juan Carlos Candelo UD 10 Mar 10, 2005 United States Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
31 Win 28–2–1 United States Frankie Randall KO 2 (10), 0:59 Jan 1, 2005 Mexico Auditorio Municipal, Torreón, Mexico
30 Loss 27–2–1 Uganda Kofi Jantuah KO 1 (12), 0:33 Sep 18, 2004 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Lost WBC International light middleweight title
29 Win 27–1–1 United States Jeffrey Hill TKO 7 (12), 0:34 Aug 5, 2004 United States Dodge Arena, Hidalgo, Texas, U.S. Won vacant WBO Inter-Continental light middleweight title
28 Win 26–1–1 Canada Fitz Vanderpool TKO 1 (12) May 22, 2004 Mexico Plaza de Toros, Mexico City, Mexico Retained WBC International light middleweight title
27 Win 25–1–1 Ghana Alfred Ankamah TKO 1 (12), 2:50 May 1, 2004 Mexico Auditorio Municipal, Torreón, Mexico Retained WBC International light middleweight title
26 Win 24–1–1 Mexico Ramon Mendivil TKO 1 (10) Jan 1, 2004 Mexico Gómez Palacio, Mexico
25 Win 23–1–1 Mexico Cristian Solano TKO 1 (12), 2:51 Nov 20, 2003 Mexico Palenque Vicente Fernandez, Gómez Palacio, Mexico Retained WBC International and Mexico light middleweight titles
24 Win 22–1–1 Russia Akhmed Oligov TKO 1 (12), 0:59 Oct 8, 2003 Russia Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia Retained WBC International light middleweight title
23 Win 21–1–1 Nicaragua Jose Varela KO 2 (12) Aug 1, 2003 Mexico Palenque de la Feria, Gómez Palacio, Mexico Won vacant WBC International light middleweight title
22 Win 20–1–1 United States Calvin Odom TKO 1 (10), 2:50 Jun 27, 2003 Mexico Palenque de Gallos, Gómez Palacio, Mexico
21 Win 19–1–1 Mexico Jesus Arce KO 1 (12) May 16, 2003 Mexico Palenque de Gallos, Ciudad Acuña, Mexico Retained Mexico light middleweight title
20 Win 18–1–1 Mexico Jesus Mendoza TKO 1 (12) Mar 21, 2003 Mexico Palenque de la Expo Feria, Ciudad Acuña, Mexico Retained Mexico light middleweight title
19 Win 17–1–1 Mexico Paulino Avitia KO 1 (12) Feb 21, 2003 Mexico Gómez Palacio, Mexico Retained Mexico light middleweight title
18 Win 16–1–1 Mexico Saúl Román TKO 4 (12) Jan 1, 2003 Mexico El Palenque, Gómez Palacio, Mexico Retained Mexico light middleweight title
17 Win 15–1–1 Mexico Norberto Sandoval KO 2 (12) Oct 25, 2002 Mexico Ciudad Acuña, Mexico Retained Mexico light middleweight title
16 Win 14–1–1 Mexico Javier Santibanez TKO 2 (12) Sep 6, 2002 Mexico Ciudad Acuña, Mexico Won vacant Mexico light middleweight title
15 Win 13–1–1 Mexico Luis Enrique Delgado KO 1 (10) Jul 19, 2002 Mexico Ciudad Acuña, Mexico Won vacant Coahuila light middleweight title
14 Win 12–1–1 Mexico Jorge Vaca TKO 4 May 17, 2002 Mexico Auditorio Benito Juarez, Los Mochis, Mexico
13 Draw 11–1–1 Dominican Republic Julio César de la Cruz PTS 8 Mar 22, 2002 Mexico Mazatlán, Mexico
12 Win 11–1 Mexico Roberto Urias KO 2 Jan 1, 2002 Mexico Mexico
11 Win 10–1 Mexico Richard Ruiz PTS 4 Nov 9, 2001 Mexico Mexico
10 Win 9–1 Mexico Antonio Garcia TKO 1 Sep 21, 2001 Mexico Mexico
9 Win 8–1 Mexico Eduardo Jacques PTS 10 Sep 18, 2001 Mexico Gómez Palacio, Mexico
8 Win 7–1 Mexico Ismael Diaz KO 4 Jul 13, 2001 Mexico Mexico
7 Loss 6–1 Mexico Saúl Román TKO 2 Jun 1, 2001 Mexico Mexico
6 Win 6–0 Mexico Raul Martinez KO 1 May 1, 2001 Mexico Mexico
5 Win 5–0 Mexico Antonio Mora KO 3 Jan 1, 2001 Mexico Mexico
4 Win 4–0 Mexico Jorge Sandoval KO 4 Nov 20, 2000 Mexico Mexico
3 Win 3–0 Mexico Lino Torres KO 3 Sep 15, 2000 Mexico Mexico
2 Win 2–0 Mexico Gonzalo Bonilla KO 2 Aug 4, 2000 Mexico Mexico
1 Win 1–0 Mexico Alberto Juarez PTS 4 May 17, 2000 Mexico Monterrey, Mexico Professional debut

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marco Antonio Rubio Outlasts Enrique Ornelas To Win - Boxing News". Boxingscene.com. 2008-10-18. Retrieved 2016-01-03. 
  2. ^ "Kelly Pavlik stops Marco Antonio Rubio to retain his titles - latimes". Articles.latimes.com. 2009-02-22. Retrieved 2016-01-03. 
  3. ^ "David Lemieux to face Marco Antonio Rubio in middleweight elimination bout". Sports.espn.go.com. 2011-01-22. Retrieved 2016-01-03. 
  4. ^ "Friday Night Stunner: Marco Antonio Rubio Stops David Lemieux in Seven". Bad Left Hook. Retrieved 2016-01-03. 
  5. ^ a b "Marco Antonio Rubio to fight Chavez Jr. next for WBC middleweight title". Boxingnews24.com. 2011-12-17. Retrieved 2016-01-03. 
  6. ^ "Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Nonito Donaire headline Feb. 4 card in San Antonio". Espn.go.com. 2011-12-28. Retrieved 2016-01-03. 
  7. ^ "Can Rubio beat Chavez?". Myboxingfans.com. Retrieved 2016-01-03. 

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Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Quirino Garcia
Mexico light middleweight champion
September 6, 2002 – March 2004
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Saúl Román
Vacant
Title last held by
Mihály Kótai
WBC International light middleweight champion
August 1, 2003 – September 18, 2004
Succeeded by
Kofi Jantuah
Vacant
Title last held by
Serhiy Dzyndzyruk
WBO Inter-Continental light middleweight champion
August 5, 2004 – September 18, 2004
Lost eliminator for world title
Vacant
Title next held by
Gotthard Hinteregger
Vacant
Title last held by
Cleiton Conceição
WBA Fedecentro middleweight champion
January 1, 2007 – February 2008
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Nilson Julio Tapia
Preceded by
Erik Rafael Esquivel
Mexico middleweight champion
March 9, 2007 – March 2008
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Ruben Padilla
Vacant
Title last held by
Martin Avila
WBC FECOMBOX middleweight champion
February 9, 2008 – February 21, 2009
Lost bid for world title
Vacant
Title next held by
Marcos Reyes
Vacant
Title last held by
Jorge Sebastian Heiland
WBC Latino middleweight champion
October 31, 2009 – November 2009
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Jorge Sebastian Heiland
WBC Latino middleweight champion
January 16, 2010 – March 2010
Vacated
WBC Latino middleweight champion
June 12, 2010 – October 2010
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Claudio Ariel Abalos
Vacant
Title last held by
Alexander Brand
WBC Latino super middleweight champion
January 1, 2011 – February 2011
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Pablo Oscar Natalio Farias
New title WBC Latino middleweight champion
Interim title

September 3, 2011 – February 4, 2012
Lost bid for world title
Vacant
Title next held by
Billi Facundo Godoy
Vacant
Title last held by
Predrag Radosevic
IBF International middleweight champion
June 30, 2012 – September 2012
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Predrag Radosevic
Minor world boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
William Gare
WBF (Federation) super middleweight champion
September 8, 2012 – March 2013
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Francis Cheka
Major world boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Sebastian Zbik
WBC middleweight champion
Interim title

April 5, 2014 – October 17, 2014
Stripped (title lost on the scales)
Vacant
Title next held by
Gennady Golovkin