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Rafael Ruelas

W L D
53 4 0
42 KOs 3 KOs
last 6


bouts 57
rounds 257
KOs 74%
 
global ID 1547
US ID020826
born 1971-04-26
debut1989-01-17 / age 17
divisionlightweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 11″   /   180cm
reach
71″   /   180cm
residence
Studio City, California, USA
birth place
Yerbabuena, Jalisco, Mexico

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1999-08-08
141Hicklet Lau140½11 5 1
New Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
referee: Joe Cortez   judges: Chuck Giampa 96-94, Paul Smith 96-94, Al Lefkowitz 93-97
1998-08-15
140Kostya Tszyu14020 1 0
County Coliseum, El Paso, Texas, USA
LTKO9/12
 L 
TKO
9/12
  
time: 0:21   referee: Luis Carlos Guzman   judges: Gale E. Van HoyJae-Bong KimGarry Dean
WBC Light Welterweight Title Eliminator
1998-06-19
143Juan Baldwin14418 4 0
Trump Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W RTD5/10
 W  
RTD
5/10
  
time: 3:00   referee: Benjy Esteves Jr.   judges: Barbara PerezLarry LaytonEugenia Williams
1998-03-21
148Tim Scott1512 15 0
Max Schmeling Halle, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany
W TKO2/0
 W  
TKO
2/0
  
1997-11-14
142Rodney Wilson14322 9 2
South Padre Island, Texas, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
time: 2:59   judges: Freddy LedesmaBobby WellsLee Rogers
1997-07-19
142Mike Griffith14216 4 0
Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
1997-01-23
141Jesus Arce5 12 0
Country Club, Reseda, California, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
1996-12-03
141Jaime Balboa14163 21 1
Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
time: 2:39   referee: Pat Russell   judges: Doyle MillsapMarty DenkinTerry Smith
1996-08-23
141Livingstone Bramble14038 17 3
Ballys Park Place Hotel Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Earl Morton   judges: Al DeVito 99-91, Dan Shannon 98-92, Paul Venti 99-91
1996-07-10
140Mike Walsh14016 3 3
Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, California, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
time: 2:06
1996-04-30
139½Tomas Barrientes138½18 2 0
San Antonio, Texas, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
time: 2:32   referee: Rafael Ramos   judges: Gale E. Van HoyRoy OvalleSteve Jaramillo
1995-10-07
135George Scott13426 1 0
Nassau, Bahamas
LUD12/12
 L 
UD
12/12
  
referee: Tony Orlando   judges: Mark Streisand 112-116, Frank Skilbred 112-116, Fernley Palmer 112-117
World Boxing Union (Original 1995-2004) lightweight title
1995-05-06
135Oscar De La Hoya134½17 0 0
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
LTKO2/12
 L 
TKO
2/12
  
time: 1:43   referee: Richard Steele   judges: Jerry Roth 9-10, Glen Hamada 9-10, Mike Glienna 9-10
IBF World lightweight title
WBO World lightweight title
1995-01-28
135Billy Schwer13426 1 0
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W RTD8/12
 W  
RTD
8/12
  
time: 3:00   referee: Mills Lane   judges: Mike Glienna 77-75, Dave Parris 77-75, Bill Graham 79-73
IBF World lightweight title
1994-12-08
138Omar Pacheco1381 1 1
Convention Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
time: 1:44   referee: Merv Nephew   judges: Rocky BurkeSandy PinoDan Sisneros
1994-05-27
135Mike Evgen13525 2 0
MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W TKO3/12
 W  
TKO
3/12
  
time: 2:53   referee: Mitch Halpern   judges: Art Lurie 20-17, Glen Hamada 20-16, Fred Jones 20-18
IBF World lightweight title
1994-02-19
135Freddie Pendleton13535 18 4
Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California, USA
W UD12/12
 W  
UD
12/12
  
referee: Robert Byrd   judges: Pat Russell 114-112, Eugene Grant 116-111, Ric Bays 115-110
IBF World lightweight title
Ruelas down twice in 1st round
1993-10-22
138Manuel Hernandez0 3 0
Boise State Pavilion, Boise, Idaho, USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
1993-08-19
138Conrado Lopez9 10 0
Marriott Hotel, Irvine, California, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 1:45   referee: Burton Gillium
1993-07-17
138Darryl Tyson13640 5 1
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Vic Drakulich   judges: Paul Smith 100-90, Cindy Bartin 98-92, Dave Moretti 100-90
1993-02-23
135Robert Rivera13918 1 1
Country Club, Reseda, California, USA
W TKO3/12
 W  
TKO
3/12
  
time: 2:23   referee: Burton Gillium   judges: Marty SammonDick YoungChuck Giampa
NABF lightweight title
Rivera down twice in the 3rd round. Referee stops the fight when Rivera is being punished on the ropes.
Ruelas was deducted a point for low blow in the 2nd round.
Rivera knocked down reportedly for the 1st time as a pro.
1993-01-19
135Roberto Burgos1350 3 0
Boise Center, Boise, Idaho, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
referee: Jerry Armstrong
1992-11-06
135Jorge Paez13443 4 4
Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California, USA
W RTD10/12
 W  
RTD
10/12
  
time: 3:00   referee: Marty Denkin   judges: Larry Rozadilla 97-90, Lou Moret 97-90, Lou Tabat 98-90
NABF lightweight title (supervisor: Steve English)
Paez was knocked down twice in the 1st round. The ringside doctor stopped the bout after the 10th round.
1992-08-25
136Benny Dominguez13411 7 1
Country Club, Reseda, California, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 2:07
1992-07-07
135Mauro Gutierrez134½47 16 5
Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, California, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
 99-92 99-91 98-92
1992-05-26
135Francisco Ortiz134½16 21 1
Country Club, Reseda, California, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
time: 1:07   referee: Marty Denkin
1992-04-03
135Francisco Lopez1350 6 0
Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Reno, Nevada, USA
W TKO1/10
 W  
TKO
1/10
  
time: 2:02   referee: Norm Budden   judges: John McSweenyKeith MacDonaldDoug Tucker
1992-01-30
135Rocky Lockridge13544 7 0
Country Club, Reseda, California, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1991-11-26
134½Juan De La Paz0 2 0
Country Club, Reseda, California, USA
W TKO2/0
 W  
TKO
2/0
  
1991-07-31
135Mauro Gutierrez13445 15 5
Country Club, Reseda, California, USA
LKO2/12
 L 
KO
2/12
  
time: 1:32   referee: Chuck Hassett
WBC Continental Americas lightweight title
Ruelas was one second late with rising up after resting on one knee from a knockdown.
1991-06-25
131Narciso Valenzuela13133 7 2
Country Club, Reseda, California, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
Valenzuela floored in the final round.
1991-05-17
129Fernando Soldadito Teran12910 6 0
Country Club, Reseda, California, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 2:45
Teran down thrice.
1991-03-31
125Steve Cruz12535 5 0
Sands Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W KO3/12
 W  
KO
3/12
  
time: 0:57   referee: Toby Gibson   judges: Dalby ShirleyAl MunozBill Graham
NABF featherweight title (supervisor: Sam Macias)
1991-02-26
128Vicente Gonzalez12713 9 2
Country Club, Reseda, California, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1991-01-14
126Tomas Valdez12628 8 2
Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California, USA
W TKO3/0
 W  
TKO
3/0
  
referee: Chuck Hassett
Vacant IBF America Featherweight Title
1990-11-27
125Richard Abila12615 6 0
Country Club, Reseda, California, USA
W KO7/12
 W  
KO
7/12
  
time: 1:41   referee: Vince Delgado
USA California State featherweight title
1990-09-22
126½Felipe De Jesus127¼8 7 0
Arco Arena, Sacramento, California, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
time: 1:27   referee: Henry Elesperu
1990-08-17
126½Job Walters12612 4 0
Bally's Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W TKO9/10
 W  
TKO
9/10
  
time: 2:10   referee: Toby Gibson
1990-07-31
127½Rosendo Alonso13032 21 2
Country Club, Reseda, California, USA
W TKO1/0
 W  
TKO
1/0
  
referee: Chuck Hassett
1990-06-18
126Abe Gomez12515 4 1
Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Lou Filippo 99-90 100-87 100-89
Gomez was knocked down twice in the 1st round
1990-05-29
127Vicente Gonzalez12513 7 2
Country Club, Reseda, California, USA
W RTD5/10
 W  
RTD
5/10
  
1990-04-14
127Arturo Hernandez12931 35 2
Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W TKO1/8
 W  
TKO
1/8
  
time: 1:34
1990-03-08
125Antonio Sanchez124½0 1 0
Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
1990-02-27
125Roberto Rios121½2 4 0
Country Club, Reseda, California, USA
W TKO2/0
 W  
TKO
2/0
  
referee: John Thomas
1990-02-05
125Simon Contreras125½4 10 2
Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California, USA
W KO5/0
 W  
KO
5/0
  
time: 0:54
1989-11-28
124¾Ricardo Flores1231 8 0
Country Club, Reseda, California, USA
W KO1/8
 W  
KO
1/8
  
time: 2:49
1989-10-24
124Margarito Ruiz1260 2 0
Country Club, Reseda, California, USA
W TKO4/6
 W  
TKO
4/6
  
referee: Lou Moret
1989-09-26
120Jose Luis Vasquez1 4 0
Country Club, Reseda, California, USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
1989-08-29
120Joey Quinlan1212 4 0
Country Club, Reseda, California, USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
1989-07-14
122Ben Gomez1201 1 0
Riviera Club, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W KO3/4
 W  
KO
3/4
  
time: 2:11   referee: Timothy Adams
1989-06-27
121Chilo Guzman0 4 0
Country Club, Reseda, California, USA
W KO3/6
 W  
KO
3/6
  
time: 0:40
1989-06-16
122Benito Rodriguez9 3 0
Houston, Texas, USA
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
Bout not normally attributed to Rodriguez's record cross-references from Ruelas record.
1989-05-30
118½Javier Lara119½6 7 2
Country Club, Reseda, California, USA
W KO3/6
 W  
KO
3/6
  
time: 2:28
1989-04-25
119Margarito Arreola1201 3 0
Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W MD4/4
 W  
MD
4/4
  
1989-03-28
121Adolfo Maya121debut
Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W TKO1/4
 W  
TKO
1/4
  
time: 2:30
1989-02-14
121¾Robert Rayford1220 2 0
Showboat Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W TKO3/4
 W  
TKO
3/4
  
1989-01-17
120½Marcos Covarrubias1221 2 0
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W UD4/4
 W  
UD
4/4
  
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