Raymundo Beltrán

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Raymundo Beltrán
Raymundo Beltran wins NABF Lightweight title, July 2012.jpg
Beltrán with the WBCNABF lightweight title, 2012
Statistics
Nickname(s) Sugar
Rated at Super featherweight
Lightweight
Light welterweight
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Reach 71 in (180 cm)
Nationality Mexican
Born (1981-07-23) July 23, 1981 (age 35)
Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 42
Wins 33
Wins by KO 21
Losses 7
Draws 1
No contests 1

Raymundo "Ray" Beltrán (born July 23, 1981) is a Mexican professional boxer. He has challenged three times for the WBO lightweight title, and is a former WBCNABF lightweight champion.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Born in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, Beltrán beat the veteran Moises Pérez to win the WBC Continental Americas Super Featherweight Championship in March 2008.[2] In July 2012, Beltran, trained by Freddie Roach and a sparring partner of Manny Pacquiao, won the WBC NABF Lightweight title in an upset with a majority ten round decision over the WBC number one lightweight contender Henry Lundy. Before the bout, Lundy had to weigh in four times to make the 135 pound limit. Beltran, in top condition, came forward more aggressively and landed more punches overall by the CompuBox statistics. With the win, Beltran won the opportunity to fight the winner of Antonio DeMarco versus John Molina for the WBC Lightweight title for the title later in 2012. Beltran defeated Ji-Hoon Kim by unanimous decision to retain the NABF lightweight title in December 2012.

WBO Lightweight titleholder Ricky Burns' promoter Eddie Hearn announced a title defence against Beltran at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre on September 7, 2013.[3] Beltran knocked down Burns in the 8th round. The bout ended in a controversial split-decision draw. Many observers believed Beltran had clearly won, Burns fought on from as early as the second round with a broken Jaw and the draw was awarded. Burns then granted Beltran a rematch but boxing bosses cancelled the proposed rematch instead favoring a bout with the undefeated Terrance Crawford to be Burns next opponent. Beltran has since been critical of the Scot despite being granted a rematch claiming that he "whooped" Burns and "beat him clear".[4][5][6]

Professional boxing record[edit]

42 fights, 33 wins (21 knockouts), 7 losses (2 knockouts), 1 draw, 1 NC
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
42 Win 33–7–1 (1) Peru Jonathan Maicelo KO 2 (12), 1:25 May 20, 2017 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, USA
41 Win 32–7–1 (1) United States Mason Menard KO 7 (10), 0:51 Dec 10, 2016 United States CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
39 Win 30–7–1 (1) United States Ivan Najera TKO 2 (8), 2:58 21 May 2016 United States Laredo Energy Arena, Laredo, Texas, USA
38 NC 29–7–1 (1) Japan Takahiro Ao ND 2 (12), 1:29 01 May 2015 United States The Cosmopolitan, Chelsea Ballroom, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA For vacant WBO Lightweight title.
37 Loss 29–7–1 United States Terence Crawford UD 12 29 Nov 2014 United States CenturyLink Center Omaha, Nebraska, USA For WBO and vacant The Ring and lineal Lightweight titles.
36 Win 29–6–1 Afghanistan Arash Usmanee UD 12 12 Apr 2014 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Won vacant WBO–NABO Lightweight title.
35 Draw 28–6–1 United Kingdom Ricky Burns SD 12 07 Sep 2013 United Kingdom Scottish Centre, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom For WBO Lightweight title.
34 Win 28–6 Mexico Alejandro Rodriguez UD 10 27 Apr 2013 United States Erwin Center, Austin, Texas, USA
33 Win 27–6 South Korea Kim Ji-hoon UD 10 06 Dec 2012 United States Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Retained NABF Lightweight title.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "News - Beltran at War at Woodland Hills". Max Boxing. 2011-09-09. Retrieved 2015-08-14. 
  2. ^ "Beltran at War at Woodland Hills - Boxing News". Doghouseboxing.com. 2011-09-09. Retrieved 2015-08-14. 
  3. ^ Kevin Mitchell. "Ricky Burns is a heartbreaker, says Eddie Hearn after González quits | Sport". The Guardian. Retrieved 2015-08-14. 
  4. ^ "Beltran Drops, Busts Jaw of Ricky Burns, But Gets Draw - Boxing News". Boxingscene.com. Retrieved 2015-08-14. 
  5. ^ "Burns vs Beltran results: Raymundo Beltran robbed of title win in controversial draw". Bad Left Hook. September 7, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Ricky Burns keeps title after disputed draw against Raymundo Beltrán". The Guardian. September 7, 2013. 

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