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Morales-Garcia: WBC News

WORLD BOXING COUNCIL NEWS

March 21, 2012 – Mexico City.

From the office of WBC President Dr. José Sulaimán:

WBC STATISTICS

WBC Super Lightweight World Championship

Reliant Arena - Houston, Texas

March 24, 2012

This will be the 1,772nd championship fight in the 49-year history of the WBC.


GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS PRESENTS:

ERIK “El Terrible” MORALES

WBC Super Lightweight World Champion

Age, date of birth: 35 (September 1, 1976)

Residence: Tijuana, Baja California Norte, Mexico

Place of birth: Tijuana, Baja California Norte, Mexico

Record: 52-7, 36 KOs

Stance: Righthanded

Total rounds: 409

Title fights: 23 (19-4)



DANNY “Swift” GARCIA

Ranked WBC No. 4 at 140 pounds

Age, date of birth: 24 (March 20, 1988)

Residence: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Place of birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Record: 22-0, 14 KOs

Stance: Righthanded

Total rounds: 108

WBC titles: WBC Youth super lightweight


WBC SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONS

1. Roberto Cruz (Phil) 1963

2. Eddie Perkins (US) 1963 - 1965

3. Carlos Hernandez (Ven) 1965 - 1966

4. Sandro Lopopolo (Ita) 1966 - 1967

5. Paul Fuji (US) 1967 - 1968

6. Pedro Adigue (Phil) 1968 - 1970

7. Bruno Arcari (Italy) 1970 - 1974

8. Pedro Fernández (Spain) 1974 - 1975

9. Saensak Muangsurin (Thail) 1975 - 1976

10. Miguel Velazquez (Spain) 1976

11. Saensak Muangsurin (Thail) * 1976 - 1978

12. Sang-Hyun Kim (Korea) 1978 - 1980

13. Saoul Mamby (US) 1980 - 1982

14. Leroy Haley (US) 1982 - 1983

15. Bruce Curry (US) 1983 - 1984

16. Bill Costello (US) 1984 - 1985

17. Lonnie Smith (US) 1985 - 1986

18. Rene Arredondo (Mexico) 1986

19. Tsuyoshi Hamada (Japan) 1986 - 1987

20. Rene Arredondo (México) * 1987

21. Roger Mayweather (US) 1987 - 1989

22. Julio Cesar Chavez (Mex) 1989 - 1994

23. Frankie Randall (US) 1994

24. Julio Cesar Chavez (Mex) * 1994 - 1996

25. Oscar De La Hoya (US-Mex) 1996 - 1997

26. Konstantin Tszyu (Australia) 1998 - 2003

27. Arturo Gatti (Canada) 2004 - 2005

28. Floyd Mayweather (US) 2005

29. Junior Witter (GB) 2006 - 2008

30. Timothy Bradley (US) 2008 - 2009

31. Devon Alexander (US) 2009 – 2011

32. Timothy Bradley (US) * 2011 –

33. Erik Morales (Mexico) 2011 –

* Regained

GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT DIVISION IN WBC HISTORY.

29 world champions have been recognized by the WBC, of whom only four have regained the title: Saensak Muangsurin (Thailand), Rene Arredondo (Mexico), Julio Cesar Chavez (Mexico), Timothy Bradley Jr. (US).

109 super lightweight world title bouts have been held in WBC history.

This will be the 55th super lightweight world title fight in the United States in WBC history.



WORLD SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE BOUTS BY COUNTRY IN WBC HISTORY

USA 54

Italy 12

Japan 10

Mexico 6

Thailand 5

Spain 4

England 4

Korea 3

Venezuela 2

Philippines 2

Jamaica 2

Australia 1

Nigeria 1

Indonesia 1

Denmark 1

Canada 1

Total Fights: 109



WBC TITLE BOUTS HELD IN TEXAS

41 WBC title bouts have been held in Texas in WBC history.

Only one WBC title fight in the super lightweight division has been held in Texas in WBC history:

Jan. 29, 1984 Billy Costello TKO10 Bruce Curry - Beaumont



BREAKDOWN BY DIVISION:

Feather 10

Welter 6

Super feather 5

Light 5

Heavy 4

Middle 2

Super welter 2

Super bantam 2

Super light 1

Light fly 1

Bantam 1

Fly 1

Super fly 1

Total Bouts: 41

WBC Statistics by Luis Medina.

Article posted on 22.03.2012



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