Nicolino Locche

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Nicolino Locche
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Real name Nicolino Felipe Locche
Nickname(s) "El Intocable"
Rated at Light Welterweight
Nationality Argentina Argentine
Born September 2, 1939
Tunuyan, Mendoza, Argentina
Died September 7, 2005(2005-09-07) (aged 66)
Las Heras, Mendoza
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 136
Wins 117
Wins by KO 14
Losses 4
Draws 14
No contests 0

Nicolino Locche (September 2, 1939 – September 7, 2005) was an Argentine boxer from Tunuyán, Mendoza. He was of Italian origin, with his ancestors coming from Sardinia.[citation needed] Locche is often cited as one of the finest defensive boxers of all time.

Locche was known as "El Intocable" ("The Untouchable") due to his defensive mastery, and became Light Welterweight World Champion in Tokyo, Japan on December 12, 1968, after defeating Paul Takeshi Fuji by technical knockout after Fuji refused to start the 10th round out of frustration because of exhaustion and his inability to connect punches on "The Untouchable," according to the Argentine boxing commentators' recount of the bout (Dotora, 2004).[1]

Locche became an idol in Argentina and routinely sold out the Luna Park, Buenos Aires every time he fought at the well known boxing arena. His boxing style made him a legend. He possessed uncanny reflexes that allowed him to stand in front of his opponents with his hands literally at his sides, behind his back or even resting on his knees as he slipped, bobbed and weaved to avoid his opponent’s punches. Unfortunately Locche's outstanding defensive skills were not equally matched by his offensive response, as he was not generally considered to be a powerful puncher.

Numerous Argentine sources also cite the fact that Locche's approach towards submitting himself to traditional boxing training and discipline was sometimes lackadaisical. For example, Locche was a known habitual cigarette smoker throughout most if not all of his boxing career and his adherence to the strict dietary requirements of his trade was often quite flexible.

Locche defended his title six times, against Carlos Hernandez, Joao Henrique, Adolph Pruitt, Antonio Cervantes and Domingo Barrera Corpas, to lose it in Panama to Alfonso Frazier on March 10, 1972. Locche failed to regain the World Champion belt in a rematch with Cervantes (a.k.a., Kid Pambelé) and retired in 1975.

He was champion of Mendoza, Argentina, and South American lightweight and Jr. welterweight. He debuted at the age of 9, and his amateur record was 117-5-0. Locche turned professional at the age of 19 and amassed a record of 117-4-14 (14 KOs). He was inducted to the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2003. The Ring has retrospectively certified him as lineal Junior Welterweight champion from 1968 to 1972.

Locche died in Las Heras in 2005.[2]

Professional boxing record[edit]

117 Wins (14 Knockouts), 4 Defeats, 14 Draw, 1 No Contest[3]
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Win 117-4-14-(1) Chile Ricardo Molina Ortiz PTS 10 1976-08-07 Argentina San Carlos de Bariloche, Río Negro
Win 116-4-14-(1) United States Lorenzo Trujillo PTS 10 1976-05-08 Argentina Buenos Aires
Win 115-4-14-(1) Colombia Emiliano Villa PTS 10 1976-01-17 Argentina Buenos Aires
Win 114-4-14-(1) Argentina Obdulio Zarza PTS 10 1975-12-19 Argentina Río Cuarto, Córdoba
Win 113-4-14-(1) United States Jimmy Heair UD 10 1975-10-17 Argentina Luna Park, Buenos Aires
Win 112-4-14-(1) Argentina Omar Zarza PTS 10 1975-09-13 Argentina Venado Tuerto, Santa Fe
Win 111-4-14-(1) Mexico Javier Ayala PTS 10 1975-08-09 Argentina Luna Park, Buenos Aires
Loss 110-4-14-(1) Colombia Antonio Cervantes TKO 10 (15) 1973-03-17 Venezuela Maestranza Cesar Girón, Maracay, Aragua For WBA Light Welterweight title.
Win 110-3-14-(1) Puerto Rico Benny Huertas PTS 10 1973-02-09 Argentina Mendoza, Mendoza
Win 109-3-14-(1) Philippines Pedro Adigue Jr PTS 10 1973-01-25 Argentina Luna Park, Buenos Aires
Win 108-3-14-(1) Puerto Rico Ray Mercado PTS 10 1972-12-16 Argentina Buenos Aires
Win 107-3-14-(1) Mexico Gerardo Ferrat PTS 10 1972-11-18 Argentina Buenos Aires
Loss 106-3-14-(1) Panama Alfonso Frazer UD 15 1972-03-10 Panama Gimnasio Nuevo Panamá, Panama City, Panamá Lost WBA Light Welterweight title.
Win 106-2-14-(1) Argentina Nicolás Arkuzsyn PTS 10 1972-02-16 Argentina Cruz del Eje, Córdoba
Win 105-2-14-(1) Argentina Juan Carlos Peralta PTS 10 1972-02-04 Argentina San Juán, La Rioja
Win 104-2-14-(1) Colombia Antonio Cervantes UD 15 1971-12-11 Argentina Luna Park, Buenos Aires Defended WBA Light Welterweight title.
Win 103-2-14-(1) Spain Antonio Ortiz PTS 10 1971-11-13 Argentina Buenos Aires
Win 102-2-14-(1) Argentina Angel Roman PTS 10 1971-10-29 Argentina Salta, Salta
Win 101-2-14-(1) Spain Domingo Barrera SD 15 1971-04-03 Argentina Luna Park, Buenos Aires Defended WBA Light Welterweight title.
Win 100-2-14-(1) Argentina Adan Gomez PTS 10 1971-03-10 Argentina La Falda, Córdoba
Win 99-2-14-(1) Argentina Juan Carlos Peralta PTS 10 1971-02-14 Argentina San Miguel de Tucumán, Tucumán
Win 98-2-14-(1) United States Adolph Pruitt UD 15 1970-05-16 Argentina Luna Park, Buenos Aires Defended WBA Light Welterweight title.
Win 97-2-14-(1) Argentina Marcelino Acevedo TKO 9 (10) 1970-04-18 Argentina Club Ramón Santamarina,
Tandil, Buenos Aires
Win 96-2-14-(1) Argentina Martín Juarez PTS 10 1970-04-03 Argentina Rosario, Santa Fe
Win 95-2-14-(1) Brazil Joao Henrique UD 15 1969-10-11 Argentina Luna Park, Buenos Aires Defended WBA Light Welterweight title.
Win 94-2-14-(1) Argentina Angel Roman PTS 10 1969-08-22 Argentina Córdoba, Córdoba
Win 93-2-14-(1) Colombia German Gastelbondo PTS 10 1969-08-02 Argentina Buenos Aires
Win 92-2-14-(1) Venezuela Carlos Hernandez UD 15 1969-05-03 Argentina Luna Park, Buenos Aires Defended WBA Light Welterweight title.
Win 91-2-14-(1) Mexico Manuel Hernandez UD 10 1969-04-03 Argentina Asociación Mendocina de Boxeo,
Mendoza, Mendoza
Win 90-2-14-(1) United States Takeshi Fuji RTD 10 (15) 1968-12-12 Japan Kuramae Kokugikan, Tokyo Won WBA Light Welterweight title.
Draw 89-2-14-(1) Argentina Anibal di Lella PTS 8 1968-10-12 Argentina Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires
Win 89-2-13-(1) Brazil Orlando Ribeiro PTS 10 1968-09-13 Argentina Mendoza, Mendoza
Win 88-2-13-(1) Argentina Hilario Suarez PTS 10 1968-08-16 Argentina San Francisco, Córdoba
Win 87-2-13-(1) Argentina Tito Del Barco PTS 10 1968-08-02 Argentina Córdoba, Córdoba
Win 86-2-13-(1) Argentina Juan Alberto Aranda PTS 10 1968-07-12 Argentina Mendoza, Mendoza
Win 85-2-13-(1) Argentina Abel Cachazu PTS 10 1968-06-08 Argentina Luna Park, Buenos Aires
Win 84-2-13-(1) Mexico Alfredo Urbina PTS 10 1968-05-11 Argentina Buenos Aires
Win 83-2-13-(1) Argentina Juan Carlos Gomez PTS 10 1968-04-20 Argentina Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires
Win 82-2-13-(1) Mexico Alfredo Urbina PTS 10 1968-04-10 Argentina Buenos Aires
Win 81-2-13-(1) Argentina Vicente Derado TKO 6 (10) 1967-12-02 Argentina Buenos Aires
Win 80-2-13-(1) Argentina Adan Gomez PTS 10 1967-11-24 Argentina San Juán, La Rioja
Win 79-2-13-(1) Argentina Abel Cachazu PTS 10 1967-11-08 Argentina Mendoza, Mendoza
Win 78-2-13-(1) Argentina Leonardo Peralta PTS 10 1967-10-18 Argentina San Rafael, Mendoza
Win 77-2-13-(1) Argentina Abel Cachazu PTS 10 1967-10-04 Argentina Luna Park, Buenos Aires
Win 76-2-13-(1) Argentina Osvaldo Piazza UD 10 1967-09-15 Argentina Córdoba Sport Club, Córdoba, Córdoba
Win 75-2-13-(1) Argentina Ramón Gomez TKO 10 1967-09-10 Argentina Bahía Blanca, Buenos Aires
Win 74-2-13-(1) United States Eddie Perkins PTS 10 1967-08-19 Argentina Luna Park, Buenos Aires
Win 73-2-13-(1) Argentina Osvaldo Piazza PTS 10 1967-08-04 Argentina Cipolletti, Río Negro
Win 72-2-13-(1) Argentina Carlos Clemente PTS 10 1967-07-19 Argentina Tandil, Buenos Aires
Win 71-2-13-(1) Argentina José Acha Paz TKO 6 (10) 1967-07-10 Argentina Mendoza, Mendoza
Win 70-2-13-(1) Argentina Adan Gomez PTS 10 1967-06-02 Argentina Bahía Blanca, Buenos Aires
Win 69-2-13-(1) United States Langston Morgan PTS 10 1967-05-13 Argentina Luna Park, Buenos Aires
Win 68-2-13-(1) Chile Ruben Loayza PTS 10 1967-04-21 Argentina Mendoza, Mendoza
Win 67-2-13-(1) Argentina Ubaldino Escobar PTS 10 1967-04-07 Argentina Mendoza, Mendoza
Win 66-2-13-(1) Argentina Everaldo Costa Azevedo PTS 10 1967-01-13 Argentina Mendoza, Mendoza
Win 65-2-13-(1) Argentina Omar Salvo PTS 10 1966-12-30 Argentina Mendoza, Mendoza
Win 64-2-13-(1) Argentina Omar Gottifredi PTS 10 1966-10-07 Argentina Mendoza, Mendoza
Win 63-2-13-(1) Italy Sandro Lopopolo UD 10 1966-09-10 Argentina Luna Park, Buenos Aires
Win 62-2-13-(1) Argentina Omar Salvo PTS 10 1966-08-19 Argentina Río Gallegos, Santa Cruz
Draw 61-2-13-(1) Puerto Rico Carlos Ortiz PTS 10 1966-04-07 Argentina Luna Park, Buenos Aires
Win 61-2-12-(1) Argentina Omar Gottifredi PTS 10 1966-01-22 Argentina Mendoza, Mendoza
Win 60-2-12-(1) Argentina Hugo Rambaldi PTS 12 1965-12-18 Argentina Luna Park, Buenos Aires Won Argentine Lightweight title.
Win 59-2-12-(1) Argentina Raúl Santos Villalba PTS 10 1965-09-17 Argentina Mendoza, Mendoza
Win 58-2-12-(1) Argentina Leonardo Peralta PTS 10 1965-08-06 Argentina Resistencia, Chaco
Draw 57-2-12-(1) Panama Ismael Laguna PTS 10 1965-07-17 Argentina Luna Park, Buenos Aires
Win 57-2-11-(1) Argentina Juan Salinas TKO 8 (10) 1965-04-10 Argentina Río Cuarto, Córdoba
Win 56-2-11-(1) Argentina Abel Laudonio PTS 12 1965-04-10 Argentina Luna Park, Buenos Aires Defended South American
Lightweight title.
Win 55-2-11-(1) Argentina Hugo Rambaldi PTS 10 1965-03-20 Argentina Luna Park, Buenos Aires
Win 54-2-11-(1) Argentina Adan Gomez PTS 10 1965-01-26 Argentina Santa Fe, Santa Fe
Win 53-2-11-(1) Argentina Pedro Benelli PTS 10 1964-12-23 Argentina Córdoba Sport Club, Córdoba, Córdoba
Loss 52-2-11-(1) Argentina Abel Laudonio PTS 12 1964-11-14 Argentina Luna Park, Buenos Aires Lost Argentine Lightweight title.
Win 52-1-11-(1) Argentina Humberto Barbatto PTS 10 1964-10-09 Argentina Bahía Blanca, Buenos Aires
Draw 51-1-11-(1) Uruguay Gualberto Gutierrez PTS 10 1964-09-26 Uruguay Stadium Nacional,
Montevideo, Montevideo
Win 51-1-10-(1) Argentina Julio Palavecino PTS 10 1964-09-04 Argentina Mendoza, Mendoza
Win 50-1-10-(1) Argentina Deolidio Sosa PTS 10 1964-08-21 Argentina Rosario, Santa Fe
Win 49-1-10-(1) Argentina Abel Laudonio PTS 10 1964-08-08 Argentina Buenos Aires
Win 48-1-10-(1) Argentina Carlos Clemente PTS 10 1964-07-10 Argentina Mendoza, Mendoza
Win 47-1-10-(1) Argentina Carlos Cappella PTS 10 1964-06-19 Argentina Mendoza, Mendoza
Win 46-1-10-(1) Argentina Julio Palavecino PTS 10 1964-04-18 Argentina Luna Park, Buenos Aires
Win 45-1-10-(1) Argentina Raúl Santos Villalba PTS 10 1964-02-28 Argentina Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires
Draw 44-1-10-(1) Argentina Julio Palavecino PTS 10 1964-02-14 Argentina Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires
Win 44-1-9-(1) Argentina Pedro Benelli PTS 10 1964-01-31 Argentina San Miguel de Tucumán, Tucumán
Win 43-1-9-(1) Argentina Raúl Santos Villalba PTS 10 1963-12-14 Argentina Buenos Aires
Draw 42-1-9-(1) Argentina Tristán Falfan PTS 10 1963-10-11 Argentina Córdoba, Córdoba
Draw 42-1-8-(1) Argentina Carlos Cappella PTS 10 1963-09-27 Argentina San Miguel de Tucumán, Tucumán
Win 42-1-7-(1) Argentina Adan Gomez PTS 10 1963-09-13 Argentina Mendoza, Mendoza
Win 41-1-7-(1) United States Joe Brown UD 10 1963-08-10 Argentina Luna Park, Buenos Aires
Win 40-1-7-(1) Argentina Rodolfo Espinosa PTS 10 1963-07-20 Argentina Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires
Win 39-1-7-(1) Brazil Sebastiao Nascimento PTS 15 1963-06-29 Argentina Luna Park, Buenos Aires Won South American Lightweight title.
Win 38-1-7-(1) Uruguay Eulogio Caballero PTS 10 1963-06-08 Argentina Mendoza, Mendoza
Win 37-1-7-(1) Argentina Gregorio Cinta PTS 10 1963-05-24 Argentina Mendoza, Mendoza
Win 36-1-7-(1) Argentina Rodolfo Catalini PTS 10 1963-04-26 Argentina Mendoza, Mendoza
Win 35-1-7-(1) Argentina Javier Gomez PTS 10 1963-03-23 Argentina Buenos Aires
Draw 34-1-7-(1) Argentina Gregorio Cinta PTS 10 1963-02-22 Argentina Salta, Salta
Win 34-1-6-(1) Argentina Pedro Benelli PTS 10 1963-02-01 Argentina Mendoza, Mendoza
Win 33-1-6-(1) Venezuela Tony Padron PTS 10 1962-12-28 Argentina Mendoza, Mendoza
Win 32-1-6-(1) Argentina Tristán Falfan KO 6 (10) 1962-12-14 Argentina Córdoba, Córdoba
Win 31-1-6-(1) Argentina Manuel Alvarez PTS 12 1962-10-20 Argentina Buenos Aires
Win 30-1-6-(1) Argentina Pedro Benelli PTS 10 1962-09-29 Argentina Luna Park, Buenos Aires
Win 29-1-6-(1) Argentina Hugo Juarez PTS 10 1962-08-24 Argentina Mendoza, Mendoza
Win 28-1-6-(1) Argentina Humberto Barbatto PTS 10 1962-07-06 Argentina Mendoza, Mendoza
Win 27-1-6-(1) Uruguay Eulogio Caballero PTS 10 1962-06-05 Argentina Mendoza, Mendoza
Win 26-1-6-(1) Argentina Horacio Rivero TKO 2 (10) 1962-05-16 Argentina Mendoza, Mendoza
Win 25-1-6-(1) Chile Abelardo Sire PTS 10 1962-04-24 Argentina Mendoza, Mendoza
Win 24-1-6-(1) Chile Fernando Azocar PTS 10 1962-03-30 Argentina Mendoza, Mendoza
Win 23-1-6-(1) Argentina Nuncio Canistra TKO 9 (10) 1962-01-25 Argentina Palmira, Mendoza
Win 22-1-6-(1) Argentina Vicente Derado PTS 10 1961-12-16 Argentina Luna Park, Buenos Aires
Win 21-1-6-(1) Argentina Pedro Benelli PTS 10 1961-12-01 Argentina Mendoza, Mendoza
Win 20-1-6-(1) Argentina Jaime Gine PTS 12 1961-11-04 Argentina Luna Park, Buenos Aires Won Argentine Lightweight title.
Win 19-1-6-(1) Argentina Ubaldino Escobar PTS 10 1961-10-10 Argentina Mendoza, Mendoza
Win 18-1-6-(1) Argentina Ubaldino Escobar PTS 10 1961-09-29 Argentina Mendoza, Mendoza
Win 17-1-6-(1) Argentina Juan Carlos Flores KO 5 (10) 1961-09-01 Argentina Mendoza, Mendoza
Win 16-1-6-(1) Argentina Guillermo Cano PTS 12 1961-06-09 Argentina Mendoza, Mendoza
Win 15-1-6-(1) Argentina Julio Catalini TKO 10 1961-05-12 Argentina Mendoza, Mendoza
Win 14-1-6-(1) Argentina Antonio Repollo PTS 10 1961-03-10 Argentina Mendoza, Mendoza
Draw 13-1-6-(1) Argentina Juan Ignacio Campos PTS 10 1961-01-27 Argentina Córdoba, Córdoba
Win 13-1-5-(1) Argentina Vicente Derado UD 10 1961-01-20 Argentina Asociación Mendocina de Boxeo,
Mendoza, Mendoza
Win 12-1-5-(1) Argentina Rogelio Andre PTS 10 1960-11-04 Argentina Mendoza, Mendoza
Draw 11-1-5-(1) Argentina Manuel Alvarez PTS 10 1960-09-17 Argentina Luna Park, Buenos Aires
Win 11-1-4-(1) Argentina Pedro Benelli PTS 10 1960-07-30 Argentina Luna Park, Buenos Aires
Draw 10-1-4-(1) Argentina Juan Ignacio Campos PTS 10 1960-06-11 Argentina Luna Park, Buenos Aires
Win 10-1-3-(1) Argentina Juan Ignacio Campos PTS 10 1960-03-25 Argentina Mendoza, Mendoza
Win 9-1-3-(1) Argentina Jaime Gine PTS 10 1960-02-26 Argentina Mendoza, Mendoza
Draw 8-1-3-(1) Argentina Vicente Derado PTS 10 1960-01-22 Argentina Asociación Mendocina de Boxeo,
Mendoza, Mendoza
Win 8-1-2-(1) Argentina Héctor Tula TKO 5 (10) 1960-01-08 Argentina Mendoza, Mendoza
Draw 7-1-2-(1) Argentina Ricardo Jofre PTS 10 1959-12-11 Argentina Asociación Mendocina de Boxeo,
Mendoza, Mendoza
Loss 7-1-1-(1) Argentina Vicente Derado PTS 10 1959-11-06 Argentina Asociación Mendocina de Boxeo,
Mendoza, Mendoza
Draw 7-0-1-(1) Argentina Juan Ignacio Campos PTS 10 1959-10-16 Argentina Mendoza, Mendoza
Win 7-0-0-(1) Argentina Pedro Videla PTS 8 1959-08-08 Argentina Luna Park, Buenos Aires
Win 6-0-0-(1) Mexico Juan Ramirez PTS 8 1959-07-29 Argentina Luna Park, Buenos Aires
Win 5-0-0-(1) Argentina Leandro Ahumada PTS 10 1959-04-03 Argentina Mendoza, Mendoza
Win 4-0-0-(1) Argentina Rodolfo Catalini KO 4 (10) 1959-03-06 Argentina Mendoza, Mendoza
NC 3-0-0-(1) Argentina Leandro Ahumada NC 9 (10) 1959-02-27 Argentina Mendoza, Mendoza
Win 3-0 Argentina Eduardo Zalazar PTS 10 1959-01-30 Argentina Mendoza, Mendoza
Win 2-0 Argentina Rodolfo Catalini PTS 8 1959-01-09 Argentina Mendoza, Mendoza
Win 1-0 Argentina Luis García KO 2 (6) 1958-12-11 Argentina Mendoza, Mendoza

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Dotora, Adrián (2004) “Nicolino Locche, la Leyenda del intocable”, Zeta Editores, 1 Era dic., Mendoza.
  2. ^ Las Heras is a small town in the north part of the Mendoza Province
  3. ^ Nicolino Locche's Professional Boxing Record. BoxRec.com. Retrieved on 2012-03-30.

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Argentina Roberto de Vicenzo
Olimpia de Oro
1968
Succeeded by
Argentina Alberto Demiddi
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Japan Takeshi Fuji
WBA Light Welterweight Champion
12 December 1968 – 10 March 1972
Succeeded by
Panama Alfonso Frazer