Rodolfo Blanco

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Rodolfo Blanco
Rated at Flyweight
Nationality Colombia Colombian
Born (1966-06-14) June 14, 1966 (age 51)
San Onofre, Colombia
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 50
Wins 29
Wins by KO 18
Losses 22
Draws 1
No contests 0

Rodolfo Blanco is a former boxer from Colombia who held the International Boxing Federation (IBF) flyweight title in 1992.

Blanco became a professional boxer in 1982. In 1987 he challenged Myung Woo Yuh for the World Boxing Association light flyweight title, losing by an eighth-round knockout. In 1990 he once again challenged for a world title, this time in the flyweight class. Northern Irish boxer Dave McAuley defeated Blanco by a unanimous decision to retain the IBF title. Two years later, on June 11, 1992, McAuley and Blanco met again, this time with Blanco prevailing by a unanimous decision and taking the title.

Blanco lost the title in his first defense when Thai Pichit Sitbangprachan knocked him out in three rounds on November 11, 1992. Blanco never won another world championship, although he did win the North American Boxing Federation super flyweight title in 1997. The next year he challenged Johnny Tapia for the IBF and WBO super flyweight titles, losing in twelve rounds.

Blanco continued to fight until 2002.

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Preceded by
Dave McAuley
IBF Flyweight Champion
June 11, 1992 – November 11, 1992
Succeeded by
Pichit Sitbangprachan