René Arredondo

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René Arredondo
Rated at Welterweight
Light Welterweight
Nationality Mexico Mexican
Born June 15, 1961
Apatzingan, Mexico
Boxing record
Total fights 58
Wins 46
Wins by KO 40
Losses 12
Draws 0

René Arredondo (born 1961) is a former Mexican professional boxer competing in the welterweight division.[1]

Early life[edit]

Arredondo was born June 15, 1961 in Apatzingan, Mexico. He is the younger brother of former World Champion Ricardo Arredondo, and Roberto Arredondo who fought under the name of "Chiba Arredondo" in Japan.


Arredondo turned professional in 1979. He mainly fought in Mexico for first three years, then moved the main battlefield to the United States since 1983, and won the World Boxing Council (WBC) junior welterweight title by beating Lonnie Smith via the fifth round on a technical knockout (TKO) in 1986. He lost the title in his first defense against Tsuyoshi Hamada on a first round KO.

In 1987 he rematched Hamada and regained the title in the sixth round on a TKO. In his first defense, he again lost the title to Roger Mayweather via the sixth round on a TKO. However, Arredondo continued to fight, capturing the North American Boxing Organization (NABO) light middleweight title via the 10th round TKO in Tijuana, Baja California in August 1995, Mexico.[2]

Arredondo retired in 1997. He is currently working in Los Angeles at several boxing gyms, where he has a thriving personal training business and has two children and a wife.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ México, 30 años en movimiento 1998 - Page 272 "Noviembre 12 Roger Mayweather se corona campeón superligero se corona campeón superligero al vencer al mexicano René Arredondo en Los Angeles. "
  2. ^ "Rene Arredondo vs. Jeff Leggett". Retrieved August 14, 2010. 

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Preceded by
Lonnie Smith
WBC Junior Welterweight Champion
5 May 1986–24 July 1986
Succeeded by
Tsuyoshi Hamada
Preceded by
Tsuyoshi Hamada
WBC Junior Welterweight Champion
22 July 1987–12 November 1987
Succeeded by
Roger Mayweather