Rodolfo Martínez

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Rodolfo Martínez
Real name Rodolfo Martínez Estrada
Nickname(s) Tepito Monster
Weight(s) Super Featherweight
Super Bantamweight
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Reach 72 in (183 cm)
Nationality Mexico Mexican
Born (1946-08-24) August 24, 1946 (age 71)
Tepito, Mexico City
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 52
Wins 44
Wins by KO 35
Losses 7
Draws 1
No contests 0

Rodolfo Martínez Estrada (born August 24, 1946 in Tepito, Mexico City) was a Mexican boxer in the Super Featherweight division. He is a former NABF Super Bantamweight, Bantamweight and the WBC Bantamweight Champion.[1]

Early life[edit]

Martínez was born on August 28, 1946 and raised in Tepito, a borough of Mexico City, Mexico. He is the eldest of six children of Alfonso Martínez and Angelina Estrada.

Professional career[edit]

In June 1972, Rodolfo Martínez won his first NABF Championship by Knocking out Octavio Gomez.[2]

WBC Bantamweight Championship[edit]

His first shot at a WBC Bantamweight Championship was on against Rafael Herrera but he would lose by T.K.O. in the twelfth round[3] On December 7, 1974 Martínez got his revenge and the WBC Bantamweight Championship by Knocking out Rafael Herrera in the fourth round. Rodolfo would go on to make four title defences until he lost to an undefeated Hall of Famer, the Mexican Carlos Zárate.[4]

Preceded by
Rafael Herrera
WBC Bantamweight Champion
7 December 1974– 8 May 1976
Succeeded by
Carlos Zárate

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Rodolfo Martinez - Boxrec Boxing Encyclopaedia". 2008-09-14. Retrieved 2012-10-15. 
  2. ^ "BoxRec Boxing Records". 1972-06-30. Retrieved 2012-10-15. 
  3. ^ "BoxRec Boxing Records". 1958-04-01. Retrieved 2012-10-15. 
  4. ^ "BoxRec Boxing Records". 1976-05-08. Retrieved 2012-10-15. 

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