Carlos Palomino

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Carlos Palomino









Carlos Palomino is a Mexican former professional boxer born on August 10, 1949 in San Luis Río Colorado, Sonora, Mexico. His professional career spanned more than 25 years, from 1972 to 1998, and in that time, he fought in a total of 38 matches.

Palomino has 31 wins, four losses, three draws, and no no-contests in his professional boxing career. He has won 19 fights by knockout, and has two total title wins with seven title defenses. Furthermore, six of his title-fight KO wins have come from a total of 38 matches. This impressive record has helped him gain a well-deserved spot in the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

At 5 ft 9 inches and weighing in at light middleweight, welterweight and light welterweight, Palomino is known for his orthodox stance and impressive reach of 71 inches. Throughout his career, he has put on some incredible performances in notable fights, including matches against Ryu Sorimachi, John H. Stracey, Mimoun Mohatar, Dave Boy Green, Jose Palacios, Armando Muniz, and Everaldo Costa Azevedo.

Palomino's first professional boxing debut was against Javier Martinez at the age of 23 on September 14, 1972. He won this fight after four rounds via points. Palomino's first world title fight was at the age of 26 on June 22, 1976. He competed against John H. Stracey for the welterweight WBC and The Ring titles in this fight. Palomino won the match by a 12th round TKO and earned the welterweight championship of the world at that time.

Palomino won the welterweight championship two more times in his career, and he has never been stopped in his fights. While he suffered his first loss in 1974 against Andy Price via 10 round split-decision, all of his losses have come via decision.

One of the highlights of Palomino's impressive career was his amazing 12th round TKO win against John H. Stracey on June 22, 1976. This victory made Carlos Palomino the WBC and The Ring welterweight world champion.

Following his outstanding win against Stracey, Palomino went on to further glory, successfully defending his WBC and The Ring welterweight titles against Dave Boy Green on June 25, 1977. In this fight, he won by an 11th round KO.

A year later, on February 11, 1978, Palomino again defended his WBC and The Ring welterweight titles, this time against Ryu Sorimachi. He won the match via a 7th round KO, further cementing his status as one of the best welterweight boxers of his time.

Carlos Palomino's professional boxing career was filled with ups and downs, with four losses in total. One of these losses was a title defense, while the other three were in non-title bouts. However, he never lost any fight by knockout. Palomino retired from his professional career with a record of 31-4-3, including 19 knockout wins and two title victories.

Aside from his success as a decorated boxer, Palomino is also an accomplished actor who has starred in several television shows and films. He achieved a considerable amount of fame during the 1970s, particularly among Mexican and Southern California fans.

In conclusion, Carlos Palomino is a legendary boxer with an impressive career record that has earned him numerous titles and accolades. His work ethic, skill, and discipline in the boxing ring have inspired countless aspiring boxers, and his achievements have cemented his status as one of the greats of the sport.

Carlos Palomino Fight Record

# Date Age Opponent Result Via
38 May 30, 1998 48 Wilfredo Rivera Loss UD
37 Oct 26, 1997 48 Eric Ramon Vazquez Win KO9
36 Jun 8, 1997 47 Rene Arredondo Win KO1
35 May 9, 1997 47 Wilbur Garst Win KO2
34 Jan 10, 1997 47 Ismael Diaz Win RTD8
33 Jun 22, 1979 29 Roberto Durán Loss UD
32 Jan 14, 1979 29 Wilfred Benitez Loss SD
31 May 27, 1978 28 Armando Muniz Win UD
30 Mar 18, 1978 28 Mimoun Mohatar Win TKO9
29 Feb 11, 1978 28 Ryu Sorimachi Win KO7
28 Dec 10, 1977 28 Jose Palacios Win KO13
27 Sep 13, 1977 28 Everaldo Costa Azevedo Win UD
26 Jun 14, 1977 27 Dave Boy Green Win KO11
25 Jan 21, 1977 27 Armando Muniz Win TKO15
24 Jun 22, 1976 26 John H. Stracey Win TKO12
23 Apr 29, 1976 26 Toshiharu Nambu Win TKO2
22 Feb 12, 1976 26 Mike Avans Win UD
21 Nov 11, 1975 26 Hedgemon Lewis Draw MD
20 Oct 25, 1975 26 Eddie Alexander Win TKO5
19 Jul 19, 1975 25 Johnny Pinedo Win KO2
18 May 22, 1975 25 Roger Buckskin Win UD
17 Mar 27, 1975 25 Zovek Barajas Win TKO9
16 Feb 13, 1975 25 Zovek Barajas Draw MD
15 Dec 19, 1974 25 Tommy Howard Win UD
14 Oct 24, 1974 25 Jose Miranda Win KO6
13 Oct 10, 1974 25 Nelson Ruiz Win TKO6
12 Aug 2, 1974 24 Andy Price Loss SD
11 Jun 14, 1974 24 David Arellano Win KO9
10 May 23, 1974 24 Juan Garza Win KO2
9 May 3, 1974 24 David Arellano Win PTS
8 Apr 12, 1973 23 Tommy Coulson Win PTS
7 Mar 29, 1973 23 Lalo Barriente Win PTS
6 Mar 1, 1973 23 Rosario Zavala Win PTS
5 Feb 1, 1973 23 Ramon Solitaro Win KO3
4 Jan 19, 1973 23 Tim Walker Win PTS
3 Nov 16, 1972 23 Ted Liggett Draw PTS
2 Oct 5, 1972 23 Javier Martinez Win PTS
1 Sep 14, 1972 23 Javier Martinez Win PTS