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|Real name||Raúl Macías Guevara|
|Height||1.61 m (5 ft 3 1⁄2 in)|
|Reach||1.61 m (63 in)|
|Born||July 28, 1934
Mexico City, Mexico
|Died||March 23, 2009
Mexico City, Mexico
|Wins by KO||25|
Raúl Macías Guevara (July 28, 1934 in Mexico City - March 23, 2009) was a former Mexican boxer and boxing trainer. Born in the same Mexico City barrio as Rubén Olivares, Macías had always expressed pride at being Mexican. Widely known as "Ratón" Macías, or "Mouse" Macías, he won a bronze medal at the 1951 Pan American Games, Macias died at the age of 74.
Macias began his amateur career at age fourteen, winning the National Junior Flyweight, Flyweight and Bantamweight titles. He also won a bronze medal at the Pan American Games, and represented Mexico as a bantamweight at the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games. His results were:
- Defeated Angel Amaya (Venezuela) 3-0
- Lost to Gennady Garbuzov (Soviet Union) 0-3
On January 1, 1953, Macias debuted as a professional boxer with a first round knockout win against Memo Sanchez in Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico. Exactly one month later and in only his second fight, Macias had his first ten round bout, and he outpointed Chucho Tello in Culiacán, a feat he would duplicate in their rematch, which was Macias' third fight.
Macias piled up a record of 8-0 with 2 knockouts and then faced Beto Couray on October 17, 1953 in Mexico City, for the Mexican Bantamweight title, lifting the national championship from Couray with a 12 round decision win. After 6 more wins, he challenged Nate Brooks on September 26, 1954 for the continental, NABF Bantamweight championship, which he took with a twelve round decision in Mexico City.
Macías was one of Televisa's first boxing stars. As television was in its infancy around the world, he was one of Mexico's popular fighters of the time, and many of his fights were shown live on Televisa during the 1950s.
National Boxing Association World Bantamweight champion Robert Cohen refused to defend his title against Macías, so the NBA decided to declare the title vacant and have Macias and Chamroen Songkitrat fight for the championship. It was both Macías' first world title try and fight abroad. On March 9, 1955 in San Francisco, California, Macías became NBA world Bantamweight champion by knocking Songkiktrat out in round eleven. The referee of that fight was Fred Apostoli, a former world champion boxer himself.
Next followed a series of non-title fights. On June 16 of that same year, Macías suffered his first defeat when he was knocked out in the third round by Billy Peacock in Los Angeles. This would be Macías' only knockout defeat.
Macias had five victories after losing to Peacock and before defending his NBA world Bantamweight title for the first time. He defeated Leo Espinoza, father of Philippines world boxing champion Luisito Espinoza, by a tenth round knockout on March 25, 1956 in Mexico City. After nine more non-title fight wins, of which seven were by knockout, Macias faced Dommy Ursua on June 15, 1957 in San Francisco, to defend his title for the second time. Macias was dropped in the first round, but he got up and eventually retained his championship with an eleventh round knockout of Ursua.
On November 6 of that year, he faced Alphonse Halimi at Wrigley Field in Los Angeles. Macias lost his belt by a 15 round split decision with scores of 144-141 for Macias and 148-141, 147-138 for Halimi. The fight's decision was controversial as many thought Macías had done enough to win it.
Macías boxed four more times before retiring form boxing in 1959 after outpointing Ernesto Parra over ten rounds in Mexico City. After three years, he made a one fight comeback, knocking out Chocolate Zambrano in the fifth round as part of a charity event on October 13, 1962 in Guadalajara.
After his boxing career was over, Macías dedicated his life to acting, appearing in a number of Mexican telenovelas, most notably 1990's "Mi Pequeña Soledad" ("My Small Soledad"), alongside Verónica Castro, who would years later confess to him on one of her variety shows that she grew up as a fan of Macias.
After his participation in "Mi Pequeña Soledad", Macías has almost exclusively dedicated himself to training boxers in a Mexico City gym. He compiled a professional boxing record of 41 wins and 2 losses, with 25 wins by knockout.
|41 Wins (25 knockouts, 16 decisions), 2 Losses, 0 Draws|
|Win||41-2||Chocolate Zambrano||TKO||5 (8)||1962-10-13||Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico|
|Win||40-2||Ernesto Parra||UD||10||1959-02-28||Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico|
|Win||39-2||Carmen Iacobucci||KO||2 (10)||1959-02-08||Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico|
|Win||38-2||Luis Trejo||KO||8 (10)||1959-01-25||Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico|
|Win||37-2||Kid Irapuato||UD||10||1958-11-10||Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico|
|Loss||36-2||Alphonse Halimi||SD||15||1957-11-06||Wrigley Field, Los Angeles, California, United States||Lost WBA World bantamweight title|
|Win||36-1||Pastor Gonzalez||KO||5 (10)||1957-09-07||Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico|
|Win||35-1||Dommy Ursua||TKO||11 (15)||1957-06-15||Cow Palace, Daly City, California, United States||Retained WBA World bantamweight title|
|Win||34-1||Juan Cardenas||KO||6 (10)||1957-02-10||Arena Mexico, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico|
|Win||33-1||Gaetano Annaloro||UD||10||1956-11-21||San Antonio, Texas, United States|
|Win||32-1||Johnny Hand||KO||1 (10)||1956-11-13||El Paso, Texas, United States|
|Win||31-1||Ramon Young||KO||2 (10)||1956-11-03||Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico|
|Win||30-1||Hector Ceballos||KO||4 (10)||1956-10-27||Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico|
|Win||29-1||Larry Bataan||KO||6 (10)||1956-09-05||Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Win||28-1||Tanny Campo||UD||10||1956-06-30||Arena Mexico, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico|
|Win||27-1||Adrian Kiriz||KO||3 (10)||1956-05-26||Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico|
|Win||26-1||Mike Hernandez||KO||4 (10)||1956-04-21||Merida, Yucatán, Mexico|
|Win||25-1||Leo Espinosa||KO||10 (15)||1956-03-25||Plaza Mexico, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico||Retained WBA World bantamweight title|
|Win||24-1||Joe Chamaco||KO||4 (10)||1956-01-29||Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico|
|Win||23-1||Lucio Torres||KO||6 (10)||1956-01-15||Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico|
|Win||22-1||Arturo Ruiz||TKO||6 (10)||1955-12-11||Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico|
|Win||21-1||Pedro Soto||KO||6 (10)||1955-11-21||Orizaba, Veracruz, Mexico|
|Win||20-1||Cecil Schoonmaker||UD||10||1955-10-17||Memorial Auditorium, Corpus Christi, Texas, United States|
|Loss||19-1||Billy Peacock||TKO||3 (10)||1955-06-15||Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Win||19-0||Moe Mario||TKO||5 (10)||1955-05-12||San Antonio, Texas, United States|
|Win||18-0||Memo Sanchez||KO||6 (10)||1955-04-10||Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico|
|Win||17-0||Chamroen Songkitrat||TKO||11 (12)||1955-03-09||Cow Palace, Daly City, California, United States||Won vacant WBA World bantamweight title|
|Win||16-0||Nate Brooks||UD||12||1954-09-26||Plaza Mexico, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico||Won North American bantamweight title|
|Win||15-0||Fili Nava||UD||12||1954-05-22||Arena Mexico, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico||Retained Mexico bantamweight title|
|Win||14-0||Fili Nava||UD||12||1954-04-10||Arena Mexico, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico||Retained Mexico bantamweight title|
|Win||13-0||Billy Peacock||TKO||7 (10)||1954-03-13||Arena Mexico, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico|
|Win||12-0||Alberto Reyes||UD||10||1954-01-16||Arena Mexico, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico|
|Win||11-0||Lalo Gayosso||TKO||3 (10)||1953-12-23||Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico|
|Win||10-0||Alberto Reyes||TKO||3 (10)||1953-11-21||Arena Mexico, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico|
|Win||9-0||Beto Couary||UD||12||1953-10-17||Arena Mexico, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico||Won Mexico bantamweight title|
|Win||8-0||Genaro Serafin||UD||10||1953-09-12||Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico|
|Win||7-0||Otilio Galvan||UD||12||1953-08-01||Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico|
|Win||6-0||Trini Ruiz||UD||10||1953-05-13||Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico|
|Win||5-0||Manuel Armenteros||UD||10||1953-04-15||Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico|
|Win||4-0||Giraldo Bacho||KO||4 (10)||1953-03-26||Puebla, Puebla, Mexico|
|Win||3-0||Memo Sanchez||TKO||5 (10)||1952-12-15||Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico|
|Win||2-0||Chucho Tello||UD||10||1952-11-22||Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico|
|Win||1-0||Chucho Tello||UD||10||1952-11-01||Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico||professional debut.|
- "Raúl Macías, a World Bantamweight Champion, Dies at 74". The New York Times. Associated Press. March 24, 2009. Retrieved March 25, 2009.