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WBC News: Mares-Gonzalez & Terrazas-Santa Cruz



WORLD BOXING COUNCIL NEWS

August 21, 2013 – Mexico City.

From the office of WBC President Dr. José Sulaimán:

WBC STATISTICS

WBC FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

August 24, 2013

Carson, California – StubHub Center

This will be the 1,832nd championship fight sanctioned by the WBC in its 50-year history.

GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS PRESENTS:

ABNER MARES (Mexico)

WBC Featherweight World Champion

Age, date of birth: 27 (Nov. 28, 1985)

Residence: Downey, California

Birthplace: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Record: 26-0-1, 14 KOs

Stance: Righthanded

Total rounds: 203

World championship fights:5-0-1, 1 KO

Managers: Frank Espinoza, Ismael Mares

Trainer: Clemente Medina

JHONNY GONZALEZ (Mexico)

Ranked WBC No. 2 at Featherweight

Age, date of birth: 31 (Sept. 15, 1981)

Residence: Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

Birthplace: Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

Record: 54-8, 46 KOs

Stance: Righthanded

Total rounds: 314

World championship fights: 8-4, 6 KOs

Manager: Oswaldo Kuchle

Trainer: Ignacio “Nacho” Beristain

WBC FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONS:

1. Davey Moore (US) + 1963

2. Ultiminio Ramos (Mex) 1963 – 1964

3. Vicente Saldivar (Mex) + 1964 – 1967

4. Howard Winstone (Wales) + 1968

5. Jose Legra (Cuba) 1968 – 1969

6. Johnny Famechon (Fran) 1969 – 1970

7. Vicente Saldivar (Mex) * + 1970

8. Kuniaki Shibata (Japan) 1970 – 1972

9. Clemente Sanchez (Mex) + 1972

10. Jose Legra (Cuba) * 1972 – 1973

11. Eder Jofre (Bra) 1973

12. Bobby Chacon (US) 1974 – 1975

13. Ruben Olivares (Mex) 1975

14. David Kotey (Ghana) 1975 – 1976

15. Danny Lopez (US) 1976 – 1980

16. Salvador Sanchez (Mex) + 1980 – 1982

17. Juan Laporte (P. Rico) 1982 – 1984

18. Wilfredo Gomez (P. Rico) 1984

19. Azumah Nelson (Ghana) 1984 – 1987

20. Jeff Fenech (Aust) 1988 – 1990

21. Marcos Villasana (Mex) 1990 – 1991

22. Paul Hodkinson (GB) 1991 – 1993

23. Goyo Vargas (Mex) 1993

24. Kevin Kelley (US) 1993 – 1995

25. Alejandro Gonzalez (Mex) 1995

26. Manuel Medina (Mex) 1995

27. Luisito Espinosa (Phil) 1995 – 1999

28. Cesar Soto (Mex) 1999

29. Naseem Hamed (GB) 1999

30. Guty Espadas (Mex) 2000 – 2001

31. Erik Morales (Mex) 2001 – 2002

32. Marco A. Barrera (Mex) 2002

33. Erik Morales (Mex) * 2002 – 2003

34. Injin Chi (Korea) 2004 – 2006

35. Takashi Koshimoto (Japan) 2006

36. Humberto Soto (Mex) Interim 2005 – 2006

37. Rodolfo Lopez (Mex) 2006

38. Injin Chi (Korea) * 2006

39. Jorge Linares (Ven) 2007

40. Oscar Larios (Mex) 2008 – 2009

41. Tahakahiro Aoh (Jap) 2009

42. Elio Rojas (Dom. R.) 2010

43. Hozumi Hasegawa (Jap) 2010 – 2011

44. Jhonny Gonzalez (Mex) 2011 – 2012

45. Daniel Ponce de Leon 2012 – 2013

46. Abner Mares 2013 -

* Regained

GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE FEATHERWEIGHT DIVISION IN WBC HISTORY:

42 world champions have been recognized by the WBC, of whom only four have regained the title: Vicente Saldivar (Mexico), Jose Legra (Cuba-Spain), Erik Morales (Mexico), Injin Chi (Korea).

125 WBC featherweight world title fights have been held in WBC history.

51 WBC featherweight world title fights have been held in the United States in WBC history.

Plus:

WBC SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

August 24, 2013

Carson, California – StubHub Center

This will be the 1,831st championship fight sanctioned by the WBC in its 50-year history.

GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS PRESENTS:

TERRAZAS vs. SANTA CRUZ

VICTOR “Vikingo” TERRAZAS (Mexico)

WBC Super Bantamweight World Champion

Age, date of birth: 30 (Feb. 11, 1983)

Residence: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Birthplace: Puebla, Puebla, Mexico

Record: 37-2-1, 21 KOs

Stance: Righthanded

Total rounds: 233

World championship fights: 1-0, 0 KOs

Manager: Jorge Reyes

Trainer: Omar Rivera

LEO “Terremoto” SANTA CRUZ (Mexico)

Ranked WBC No. 1 at Super Bantamweight/Mandatory Challenger

Age, date of birth: 25 (Aug. 10, 1988)

Residence: Los Angeles, California

Birthplace: Huetamo, Michoacán, Mexico

Record: 24-0-1, 14 KOs

Stance: Righthanded

Total rounds: 130

World championship fights: 4-0, 2 KOs

Manager: Al Haymon

Trainer: José Santa Cruz

WBC SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONS:

1. Rigoberto Riasco (Pan) 1976

2. Royal Kobayashi (Jap) 1976

3. Dong-Kyun Yum (Kor) 1976 – 1977

4. Wilfredo Gomez (P. Rico) 1977 – 1982

5. Jaime Garza (US) 1983 – 1984

6. Juan Meza (US) 1984 – 1985

7. Lupe Pintor (Mex) 1985 – 1986

8. Samart Payakaroon (Thai) 1986 – 1987

9. Jeff Fenech (Aust) 1987 – 1988

10. Daniel Zaragoza (Mex) 1988 – 1990

11. Paul Banke (US) 1990

12. Pedro Decima (Arg) 1990 – 1991

13. Kiyoshi Hatanaka (Jap) 1991

14. Daniel Zaragoza (Mex) * 1991 – 1992

15. Thierry Jacob (Fra) 1992

16. Tracy Patterson (US) 1992 – 1994

17. Hector Acero-Sanchez (D.R.) 1994 – 1995

18. Daniel Zaragoza (Mex) * 1995 – 1997

19. Erik Morales (Mex) 1997 – 2000

20. Willie Jorrin (US) 2000 – 2002

21. Oscar Larios (Mex) 2002 – 2005

22. Israel Vazquez (Mex) 2005 – 2007

23. Rafael Marquez (Mexico) 2007

24. Israel Vazquez (Mexico) * 2007 – 2008

25. Toshiaki Nishioka (Japan) 2008 – 2012

26. Abner Mares (Mexico) 2012 – 2013

27. Victor Terrazas (Mexico) 2013 -

* Regained title

GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT DIVISION IN WBC HISTORY:

24 world champions have been recognized by the WBC, of whom only two have regained the title: Daniel Zaragoza (Mexico) two times, Israel Vazquez (Mexico).

102 WBC super bantamweight world title bouts have been held in WBC history.

51 WBC super bantamweight world title bouts have been held in the United States in WBC history.

Wilfredo Gomez (Puerto Rico) holds the record for super bantamweight world title defenses with 17.

Daniel Zaragoza (Mexico) made 14 title defenses in three periods as champion.

Oscar Larios (Mexico) made 10 title defenses.

WBC Statistics by Luis Medina.