Santos Laciar

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Santos Laciar
Statistics
Real name Santos Benigno Laciar
Nickname(s) Falucho
Rated at Flyweight
Super flyweight
Height 5 ft 1 in (155 cm)
Nationality Argentina Argentina
Born (1959-01-31) January 31, 1959 (age 58)
Huinca Renancó, Córdoba, Argentina
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 101
Wins 79
Wins by KO 30
Losses 10
Draws 11
No contests 1

Santos Benigno Laciar (born January 31, 1959), known familiarly as Santos Laciar and nicknamed Falucho, is an Argentine who was boxing's world flyweight and super flyweight champion.

Biography[edit]

Laciar was born in Huinca Renancó, in the province of Córdoba, Argentina.

Laciar began his career in his hometown, on December 3 of 1976, knocking out Carlos Maliene in four rounds. After three more wins, all by knockout, he was faced with Alejandro Holguin, who held him to a ten-round draw, becoming the first boxer to face Laciar and not come out on the losing end. After three more wins, he drew once again, this time against Jose Ibiris, but in his next fight, he was able to take the Córdoba State Flyweight title away from Carlos Reyes Sosa in Villa María with a 12-round decision. He finished 1977 with four more wins, including a knockout in six in a rematch with Reyes Sosa.

In 1978 he had 13 fights, for an average of slightly more than one fight per month. Among his fights that year: a rematch with Ibiris, which ended in a ten-round decision win for Laciar, two fights versus contender Ramon Soria, which ended in a draw and in Laciar's first defeat, a 10-round decision loss, a fight with Luis Gerez, who drew with Laciar, and Laciar's Buenos Aires debut, a 10-round decision win over Angel Luis Fernandez.

1979 was another busy year for Laciar, boxing 13 times again during that year. He won 9 of those bouts. Among his fights in '79, a loss to future world Junior bantamweight champion Gustavo Ballas, who beat him in 10 on points, a rubber match with Ibris, resulting in another Laciar 10-round decision win, two decision losses to Raúl Pérez, and a 10-round decision win against top contender Federico Condori.

But early in 1980 Laciar started what would turn out to be a great decade for him. He was matched with Miguel Lanzarte on February 26 of that year for the vacant Argentinian flyweight title and won the bout by a decision in 12. After a draw in ten against Condori's brother Ruben, he won four straight bouts, and on August 30, he challenged for the South American flyweight title. In what was his first fight outside Argentina, he and South American champion Jaime Miranda battled to an 8-round no contest (a no contest is declared when circumstances beyond boxing cause the fight to be stopped) in Santiago, Chile. After one more win over Federico Condori, Miranda returned the favor by travelling to Laciar's country and this time, Laciar won the South American title with a 12-round decision win. Laciar finished the year by travelling to England, where he lost a 10-round decision to future world champion Charlie Magri.

In 1981, one day before his birthday, he beat Jose de la Cruz in Mar del Plata. He was already ranked number one by the WBA, and in March he flew to South Africa, where he beat Peter Mathebula on the 28th day of that month, by a knockout in seven rounds to become the world's flyweight champion. After the retirement of Carlos Monzón in 1977 and Victor Galindez in 1978, (Galindez died in 1980 in an auto race accident), Argentina was in need of a world champion boxer, and Laciar became a national hero instantly.

A rematch with Lanzarte, resulting in a 10-round non title decision win, followed, and then he fought at the Luna Park, where he lost his title to Luis Ibarra.

Ibarra lost his title in his first defense to Juan Herrera, and after 5 more bouts, Laciar challenged Herrera in the champion's hometown of Tampico, Mexico. Laciar recovered the crown by a knockout in 13 rounds, and this time, he wouldn't lose it again. He defended it for three years, after which he left it vacant. He defeated former world champion Betulio González in Maracaibo, Venezuela by a decision in 15, Steve Muchoki in Copenhagen, Denmark by a knockout in 13, Ramon Neri (a deaf-mute boxer) by a knockout in 9 at Córdoba, Shuichi Hozumi by a knockout in 2 in Japan, Hee Sup Chin, by a knockout in one in South Korea, Juan Herrera, in a rematch at Marsala, Italy, by a decision in 15, former world champion Prudencio Cardona by a knockout in 10 in Córdoba, former two-time world Junior Flyweight champion Hilario Zapata by a decision in 15 at Buenos Aires, and Antoine Monteiro, beaten by a knockout in 11 at Paris, France. After his fight with Monteiro, he decided to leave the world Flyweight championship vacant. His fame also surpassed the Argentinian borders and he became famous all over Latin America, The Ring's Spanish edition featuring him on the cover many times, as well as on posters and articles. He was also on the cover of Guantes magazine multiple times during his second period as champion.

On June 8, 1986, he and Jaime Miranda had a rubber match, Laciar winning a ten-round decision, and two months later, the Mexican world Junior Bantamweight champion, the late Gilberto Roman, travelled to Argentina to defend his WBC and Lineal crown versus Laciar, the fight ending in a 12-round draw.[1] Six more wins followed, including one against Hector Patri, and then on May 16 of 1987, he and Roman met again. This time the WBC chose a neutral place for the fight, but Laciar won the fight by a knockout in 11 at Reims, France,[2][3] becoming a world champion for the third time. However, in his first title defense, Laciar was on the losing end of a decision against Colombian Sugar Baby Rojas in Miami.

Laciar kept on boxing and reeled off eight more straight wins, but on October 8, 1988, he was outpointed by Juan Carazo in Caguas, Puerto Rico, by a decision in 12 rounds. Two more wins and another no contest followed, and, after Carazo lost in his title try against Roman by decision, it was Laciar's turn to face the Mexican again. This time, they boxed in the Los Angeles suburb of Inglewood, California, and Roman came out victorious by a 12-round decision.[1]

Roman would die in a car crash the next year, and all chances of a fourth bout between the two, which was a possibility that was being talked about, were dashed with Roman's death.

Laciar fought three more bouts, all in 1990, after which he decided to retire.

His final record was 79 wins, 10 losses, 10 draws and 2 fights ended in no-contests, with 30 wins coming by knockout.

Professional boxing record[edit]

79 Wins (30 knockouts), 10 Losses, 11 Draws, 1 No Contest[4]
Res. Record Opponent Type Round
Time
Date Location Notes
Loss 79–10–11
1 NC
Argentina Hugo Soto UD 10 1990–12–21 Argentina Catamarca, Catamarca
Win 79–9–11
1 NC
Argentina Ruben Condori PTS 10 1990–09–15 Argentina Sáenz Peña, Chaco
Win 78–9–11
1 NC
Argentina Juan Carlos Cortes UD 10 1990–04–27 Argentina Laguna Larga, Córdoba
Loss 77–9–11
1 NC
Mexico Gilberto Román UD 12 1989–09–12 United States Great Western Forum,
Inglewood, California
For WBC and Lineal Super flyweight titles.
Win 77–8–11
1 NC
Argentina Hugo Gomez PTS 10 1989–04–06 Argentina Villa Carlos Paz, Córdoba
Win 76–8–11
1 NC
Argentina Jesús Moreno KO 3 (10) 1989–02–18 Argentina Villa Carlos Paz, Córdoba
No Contest 75–8–11
1 NC
Argentina Raúl Ojeda NC 1 (10) 1989–01–07 Argentina Villa Carlos Paz, Córdoba
Loss 75–8–11 Puerto Rico Juan Carazo SD 12 1988–10–08 Puerto Rico Caguas WBC Super flyweight title eliminator.
Win 75–7–11 Argentina Alejandrino Castaño KO 5 (10) 1988–06–24 Argentina Justiniano Posse, Córdoba
Win 74–7–11 Paraguay Ricardo Escobar Baez PTS 10 1988–06–10 Argentina Viedma, Río Negro
Win 73–7–11 Argentina Luis Alberto Ocampo RTD 6 (10) 1988–05–07 Argentina Buenos Aires
Win 72–7–11 Paraguay Ricardo Escobar Baez PTS 10 1988–04–15 Argentina Pico Truncado, Santa Cruz
Win 71–7–11 Argentina José Narvaez PTS 10 1988–04–02 Argentina San Luis, Córdoba
Win 70–7–11 Chile Bernardo Mendoza KO 3 (10) 1988–03–05 Argentina Buenos Aires
Win 69–7–11 Argentina Juan Alberto Ivalo KO 6 (10) 1988–02–17 Argentina Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires
Win 68–7–11 Argentina José Narvaez PTS 10 1987–12–10 Argentina Buenos Aires
Loss 67–7–11 Colombia Sugar Baby Rojas UD 12 1987–08–08 United States Tamiani Fairgrounds Auditorium,
Miami, Florida
Lost WBC and Lineal Super flyweight titles.
Win 67–6–11 Mexico Gilberto Román TKO 11 (12)
1:10
1987–05–16 France Stade René Thys,
Reims, Champagne-Ardenne
Won WBC and Lineal Super flyweight titles.
Win 66–6–11 Argentina Alejandro Vazquez KO 2 (10) 1987–04–14 Argentina Trelew, Chubut
Win 65–6–11 Chile Isaias Carvacho KO 4 (10) 1987–03–21 Argentina Esquel, Chubut
Win 64–6–11 Argentina José Narvaez PTS 10 1987–03–05 Argentina La Rioja, La Rioja
Win 63–6–11 Argentina Hector Patri PTS 10 1987–01–30 Argentina Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires
Win 62–6–11 Colombia Oscar Bolivar PTS 10 1986–11–08 Argentina Luna Park, Buenos Aires
Win 61–6–11 Argentina José Narvaez PTS 10 1986–10–24 Argentina Concepción, Tucumán
Draw 60–6–11 Mexico Gilberto Román PTS 12 1986–08–30 Argentina Pabellón Verde,
Córdoba, Córdoba
Ret. WBA Flyweight title.
Win 60–6–10 Argentina Alberto Pacheco KO 8 (10) 1986–07–17 Argentina Santa Fe, Santa Fe
Win 59–6–10 Chile Jaime Miranda PTS 10 1986–06–08 Argentina Buenos Aires
Win 58–6–10 France Antoine Montero UD 15 1985–05–06 France Palais des Sports,
Grenoble, Rhône-Alpes
Ret. WBA Flyweight title.
Win 57–6–10 Panama Hilario Zapata UD 15 1984–12–08 Argentina Luna Park, Buenos Aires Ret. WBA Flyweight title.
Win 56–6–10 Colombia Prudencio Cardona KO 10 (15) 1984–09–15 Argentina Córdoba, Córdoba Ret. WBA Flyweight title.
Win 55–6–10 Mexico Juan Herrera SD 15 1984–01–28 Italy Marsala, Sicily Ret. WBA Flyweight title.
Win 54–6–10 Argentina Juan Carlos Cortes PTS 10 1983–12–16 Argentina Córdoba, Córdoba
Win 53–6–10 South Korea Shin Hi-Sup TKO 1 (15)
1:19
1983–07–17 South Korea Halla Gym,
Jeju City, Jeju
Ret. WBA Flyweight title.
Win 52–6–10 Japan Shuichi Hozumi TKO 2 (15)
2:52
1983–05–05 Japan Sangyokan Gym,
Shizuoka City, Shizuoka
Ret. WBA Flyweight title.
Win 51–6–10 Dominican Republic Ramón Nery TKO 9 (15)
1:25
1983–03–04 Argentina Estadio Chateau Carreras,
Córdoba, Córdoba
Ret. WBA Flyweight title.
Win 50–6–10 Argentina Rodolfo Rodriguez PTS 10 1982–12–18 Argentina Luna Park, Buenos Aires
Win 49–6–10 Kenya Steve Muchoki TKO 13 (15) 1982–11–05 Denmark K.B. Hallen,
Copenhagen, Capital Region
Ret. WBA Flyweight title.
Win 48–6–10 Argentina Ramón Albers TKO 5 (10) 1982–10–09 Argentina Monteros, Tucumán
Win 47–6–10 Venezuela Betulio González SD 15 1982–08–14 Venezuela Hotel del Lago Casino,
Maracaibo, Zulia
Ret. WBA Flyweight title.
Win 46–6–10 Argentina José Gomez PTS 10 1982–07–22 Argentina Villa Carlos Paz, Córdoba
Win 45–6–10 Argentina Mario Paniagua PTS 10 1982–07–08 Argentina Córdoba, Córdoba
Win 44–6–10 Argentina Domingo Aragón PTS 10 1982–06–11 Argentina Huinca Renancó, Córdoba
Win 43–6–10 Mexico Juan Herrera TKO 13 (15)
2:35
1982–05–01 Mexico Estadio Carta Clara,
Mérida, Yucatán
Won WBA Flyweight title.
Draw 42–6–10 Argentina Rodolfo Rodriguez PTS 10 1981–11–07 Argentina Buenos Aires
Win 42–6–9 Argentina Miguel Angel Lazarte PTS 10 1981–09–18 Argentina San Miguel, Tucumán
Draw 41–6–9 Argentina Ruben Condori PTS 10 1981–09–18 Argentina Córdoba, Córdoba
Win 41–6–8 Argentina Domingo Aragón PTS 10 1981–09–04 Argentina Monteros, Tucumán
Draw 40–6–8 Argentina Rodolfo Rodriguez PTS 10 1981–08–22 Argentina Buenos Aires
Loss 40–6–7 Panama Luis Ibarra UD 15 1981–06–06 Argentina Luna Park, Buenos Aires Lost WBA Flyweight title.
Win 40–5–7 Argentina Miguel Angel Lazarte PTS 10 1981–05–08 Argentina Córdoba, Córdoba
Win 39–5–7 South Africa Peter Mathebula TKO 7 (15)
2:02
1981–03–28 South Africa Orlando Stadium,
Johannesburg, Gauteng
Won WBA Flyweight title.
Win 38–5–7 Panama José De La Cruz López PTS 10 1981–01–30 Argentina Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires
Loss 37–5–7 United Kingdom Charlie Magri PTS 12 1980–12–08 England Royal Albert Hall,
London, Greater London
Win 37–4–7 Chile Jaime Miranda PTS 12 1980–11–22 Argentina Villa Carlos Paz, Córdoba Won South American Flyweight title.
Win 36–4–7 Argentina Federico Condori PTS 10 1980–11–06 Argentina Huinca Renancó, Córdoba
Draw 35–4–7 Chile Jaime Miranda TD 8 (12) 1980–08–27 Chile Santiago, Metropolitan Region For South American Flyweight title.
Win 35–4–6 Argentina Miguel Angel Velez RTD 6 (10) 1980–07–22 Argentina Villa Carlos Paz, Córdoba
Win 34–4–6 Argentina Adrian Roman KO 3 (10) 1980–06–06 Argentina Villa María, Córdoba
Win 33–4–6 Argentina Juan José Brizuela PTS 10 1980–05–09 Argentina Córdoba, Córdoba
Win 32–4–6 Argentina Domingo Aragón PTS 10 1980–04–18 Argentina Córdoba, Córdoba
Draw 31–4–6 Argentina Ruben Condori PTS 10 1980–03–28 Argentina Córdoba, Córdoba
Win 31–4–5 Argentina Miguel Angel Lazarte PTS 12 1980–02–27 Argentina Villa Carlos Paz, Córdoba Won vacant Argentine Flyweight title.
Win 30–4–5 Argentina Federico Condori PTS 10 1979–12–07 Argentina Villa Carlos Paz, Córdoba
Loss 29–4–5 Argentina Gustavo Ballas PTS 10 1979–11–03 Argentina Luna Park, Buenos Aires
Win 29–3–5 Chile Hector Velazquez PTS 10 1979–10–12 Argentina Córdoba, Córdoba
Win 28–3–5 Argentina Luis Gomez PTS 10 1979–09–06 Argentina Villa Carlos Paz, Córdoba
Draw 27–3–5 Argentina Miguel Angel Lazarte PTS 10 1979–08–22 Argentina Villa Carlos Paz, Córdoba
Win 27–3–4 Argentina Juan Espíndola PTS 10 1979–06–22 Argentina Córdoba, Córdoba
Loss 26–3–4 Argentina Raúl Perez PTS 10 1979–05–25 Argentina Villa Carlos Paz, Córdoba
Win 26–2–4 Argentina José Flores TKO 7 (10) 1979–04–26 Argentina Villa Carlos Paz, Córdoba
Win 25–2–4 Uruguay Gilberto Lopez PTS 10 1979–04–11 Argentina Villa Carlos Paz, Córdoba
Loss 24–2–4 Argentina Raúl Perez PTS 10 1979–03–16 Argentina Huinca Renancó, Córdoba
Win 24–1–4 Argentina Juan Carlos Rios PTS 10 1979–02–09 Argentina Villa Carlos Paz, Córdoba
Win 23–1–4 Argentina José Ibiris PTS 10 1979–01–26 Argentina Villa Carlos Paz, Córdoba
Win 22–1–4 Argentina Raúl Perez PTS 10 1978–12–14 Argentina Villa Carlos Paz, Córdoba
Loss 21–1–4 Argentina Ramon Soria PTS 10 1978–12–01 Argentina Mendoza, Mendoza
Win 21–0–4 Argentina Felipe Rojas KO 5 (10) 1978–11–09 Argentina Villa Carlos Paz, Córdoba
Win 20–0–4 Spain Angel Lois Fernandez PTS 10 1978–10–21 Argentina Luna Park, Buenos Aires
Draw 19–0–4 Argentina Luis Gerez PTS 10 1978–10–06 Argentina Villa María, Córdoba
Win 19–0–3 Argentina José Lopez TKO 4 (10) 1978–09–20 Argentina Villa Carlos Paz, Córdoba
Win 18–0–3 Argentina José Izquierdo PTS 10 1978–09–06 Argentina Villa Carlos Paz, Córdoba
Win 17–0–3 Argentina Hector Barreto PTS 10 1978–07–08 Argentina Huinca Renancó, Córdoba
Win 16–0–3 Argentina Reynaldo Romero PTS 10 1978–06–02 Argentina Realicó, La Pampa
Win 15–0–3 Argentina Carlos Aguero PTS 10 1978–05–19 Argentina Huinca Renancó, Córdoba
Draw 14–0–3 Argentina Ramon Soria PTS 10 1978–04–14 Argentina Huinca Renancó, Córdoba
Win 14–0–2 Argentina José Ibiris PTS 10 1978–02–10 Argentina Huinca Renancó, Córdoba
Win 13–0–2 Argentina Luis Gerez PTS 10 1978–01–13 Argentina Huinca Renancó, Córdoba
Win 12–0–2 Argentina Enrique Navarro TKO 6 (10) 1977–12–17 Argentina Realicó, La Pampa
Win 11–0–2 Argentina José Izquierdo PTS 10 1977–11–04 Argentina Huinca Renancó, Córdoba
Win 10–0–2 Argentina Carlos Reyes Sosa RTD 6 (10) 1977–10–22 Argentina Villa Carlos Paz, Córdoba
Win 9–0–2 Argentina Manuel Quinteros RTD 8 (10) 1977–09–30 Argentina Huinca Renancó, Córdoba
Win 8–0–2 Argentina Carlos Reyes Sosa PTS 12 1977–09–09 Argentina Villa María, Córdoba
Draw 7–0–2 Argentina José Ibiris PTS 10 1977–07–08 Argentina Huinca Renancó, Córdoba
Win 7–0–1 Argentina José Zárate KO 1 (10) 1977–06–18 Argentina Huinca Renancó, Córdoba
Win 6–0–1 Argentina José Izquierdo PTS 10 1977–05–07 Argentina Realicó, La Pampa
Win 5–0–1 Argentina Alberto Martin PTS 10 1977–04–22 Argentina Huinca Renancó, Córdoba
Draw 4–0–1 Argentina Alejandro Olguin PTS 10 1977–03–26 Argentina Huinca Renancó, Córdoba
Win 4–0 Argentina José Flores KO 4 (6) 1977–02–25 Argentina Huinca Renancó, Córdoba
Win 3–0 Argentina Amado Chavez TKO 5 (6) 1977–02–05 Argentina Realicó, La Pampa
Win 2–0 Argentina Angel Pereyra TKO 4 (6) 1977–01–15 Argentina Huinca Renancó, Córdoba
Win 1–0 Argentina Carlos Maliene KO 4 (6) 1976–12–03 Argentina Huinca Renancó, Córdoba

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Springer, Steve (1989-09-13). "Roman Retains His WBC Super-Flyweight Title: Frustration Ends With 12-Round Unanimous Decision Over Laciar at Forum". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-07-04. 
  2. ^ "Santos Laciar - Lineal Jr. Bantamweight Champion". The Cyber Boxing Zone Encyclopedia. 
  3. ^ "Boxing briefly". Gainesville Sun. 1987-05-17. Retrieved 2010-07-04. 
  4. ^ "Santos Benigno Laciar Professional boxing record". BoxRec.com. 

External links[edit]


Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Marcelo Alexandre
Olimpia de Oro
1982 – 1984
Succeeded by
Hugo Porta
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Peter Mathebula
WBA Flyweight Champion
28 March 1981 – 6 June 1981
Succeeded by
Luis Ibarra
Preceded by
Juan Herrera
WBA Flyweight Champion
1 May 1982 – 1985
Vacates
Succeeded by
Hilario Zapata
Preceded by
Gilberto Roman
Lineal Super Flyweight Champion
16 May 1987 – 8 August 1987
Succeeded by
Sugar Baby Rojas
Preceded by
Gilberto Roman
WBC Super Flyweight Champion
16 May 1987 – 8 August 1987
Succeeded by
Sugar Baby Rojas