Mauricio Aceves

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Mauricio Aceves
Real name Mauricio Aceves
Nickname(s) Tortas
Rated at Welterweight
Light Welterweight
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Reach 75 in (191 cm)
Nationality Mexican
Born (1960-12-18) December 18, 1960 (age 56)
Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 43
Wins 26
Wins by KO 20
Losses 16
Draws 1
No contests 0

Mauricio Aceves (born December 18, 1960 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico) was a Mexican boxer in the Light welterweight division. He was the first ever WBO Lightweight Champion.[1][2]

Professional career[edit]

Mauricio has fought many undefeated boxers, including Shane Mosley, Dingaan Thobela, Todd Foster, Dennis Holbæk Pedersen, Billy Schwer and Rene Arredondo.[3]

WBO Lightweight Championship[edit]

Aceves won the WBO Lightweight Championship by upsetting the veteran Amancio Castro in Santa Ana, California.[4]

He almost lost his championship in his first defense, when his opponent Bejines had won every round before being knocked out with a single short left hook by Mauricio. He had to survive cuts over both eyes.[5]

One of his last fights was a loss to boxing legend Jorge Páez.[6]

Preceded by
Inaugural Champion
WBO Lightweight Champion
6 May 1989– 22 September 1990
Succeeded by
Dingaan Thobela

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