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Ruben Olivares

W L D
89 13 3
79 KOs 9 KOs
last 6


bouts 105
rounds 598
KOs 75%
 
global ID 9040
aliasEl Púas
born 1947-01-14
debut1965-01-04 / age 17
divisionbantamweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 5½″   /   166cm
reach
67″   /   170cm
residence
Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
birth place
Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1988-03-12
131Ignacio Madrid2 2 0
Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
LKO4/10
 L 
KO
4/10
  
time: 1:17
1986-02-25
133½Roman Almaguer129½13 9 4
Forum, Inglewood, California, USA
DPTS4/4
 D 
PTS
4/4
  
referee: Marty Denkin 38-38   judges: Larry Rozadilla 38-39, Lou Filippo 38-38
1981-11-24
129Margarito Marquez1298 2 0
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
 94-96 96-95 95-96
1980-08-24
129Rafael Gandarilla1251 6 0
Civic Center, McAllen, Texas, USA
LTKO8/10
 L 
TKO
8/10
  
time: 1:08
Gandarilla down in the second. Olivares took a knee in the seventh and was down twice in the eighth.
1980-04-25
126Sergio Reyes12316 10 0
Ciudad Deportiva, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
Reyes down three times in the seventh, leading to automatic stoppage.
1980-03-07
126½Carlos Serrano1265 2 0
Uptown Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
referee: Stanley Berg   judges: James BenzMike GliennaAlbert Tremari
1979-07-21
125¾Eusebio Pedroza12622 3 0
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USA
LTKO12/15
 L 
TKO
12/15
  
time: 1:42   referee: Davey Pearl 102-108   judges: Marcos A. Torres 101-108, Rene Guajardo 100-108
WBA World featherweight title
1979-06-30
129½Adrian Zapanta128½8 18 0
Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
time: 2:51   referee: Neffie Quintana
Zapanta floored three times before referee stopped the bout.
1979-04-22
128Guillermo Morales12611 2 0
Plaza de Toros San Roque, Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico
DMD10/10
 D 
MD
10/10
  
 96-96 96-96 96-97
1978-11-20
126¼Isaac Vega1259 5 0
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
1978-10-18
127½Shig Fukuyama12927 15 3
Houston, Texas, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1978-04-28
129Jose Luis Ramirez12943 1 0
Arena de Ciudad Obregon, Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
time: 1:17
1977-12-06
128Ricky Gutierrez129½11 1 1
Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Roy Ovalle 100-94   judges: Charles West 99-93, Norman Stein 100-95
Olivares down in the 6th round.
Gutierrez reportedly 14-1-1 entering the fight.
1977-08-20
130¾Bobby Chacon131¼36 3 0
Forum, Inglewood, California, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: John Thomas 94-96   judges: Rudy Jordan 93-98, Lou Filippo 92-98
1976-11-19
122Jose Cervantes12212 2 3
Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California, USA
LKO6/12
 L 
KO
6/12
  
time: 2:59   referee: Chuck Hassett
Olivares was knocked down once in the 2nd, 5th, and 6th round.
WBC Super Bantamweight Eliminator
1976-07-30
125Fernando Cabanela23 9 2
Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: John Thomas 99-92   judges: Chuck Hassett 99-92, George Latka 99-94
1976-06-02
128Charoensuk Pornsangfa125debut
Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO1/10
 W  
TKO
1/10
  
time: 2:58   referee: George Latka
Pornsangfa fought as Pajet Lupikanet, the featherweight champion of Thailand; he was knocked down three times.
1975-12-04
127¼Danny Lopez125½27 3 0
Forum, Inglewood, California, USA
LKO7/10
 L 
KO
7/10
  
time: 1:59   referee: Dick Young 2-7   judges: Chuck Hassett 2-6, Richard Steele 3-5
Lopez down once and Olivares down twice in the first round. Olivares also dropped in the second round.
1975-09-20
126David Kotey12629 2 2
Forum, Inglewood, California, USA
LSD15/15
 L 
SD
15/15
  
referee: Rudy Jordan 145-144   judges: Dick Young 142-143, Chuck Hassett 143-144
WBC World featherweight title
Olivares down in 1st
1975-06-20
125¼Bobby Chacon124½26 1 0
Forum, Inglewood, California, USA
W TKO2/15
 W  
TKO
2/15
  
time: 2:29   referee: Larry Rozadilla
WBC World featherweight title
Chacon was knocked down twice in the 2nd round.
1975-04-07
127Benjamin Ortiz12718 11 0
Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
1974-11-23
125½Alexis Arguello124¼35 4 0
Forum, Inglewood, California, USA
LKO13/15
 L 
KO
13/15
  
time: 1:20   referee: Dick Young 3-8   judges: Larry Rozadilla 5-6, George Latka 5-5
WBA World featherweight title
Olivares down twice in 13th
1974-10-05
127Carlos Mendoza12218 11 4
Plaza de Toros, Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
time: 1:44   referee: Ernesto Zacatecas
Olivares knocked down in 2nd round
1974-08-31
128Enrique Garcia12620 12 1
Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
W RTD5/10
 W  
RTD
5/10
  
Garcia down once in the fourth and fifth round.
1974-07-09
126Zensuke Utagawa125½25 4 2
Forum, Inglewood, California, USA
W KO7/15
 W  
KO
7/15
  
time: 1:29   referee: George Latka 5-1   judges: Dick Young 6-0, Rudy Jordan 4-0
vacant WBA World featherweight title
Title vacated by Ernesto Marcel's retirement
1974-05-14
123Adrian Zapanta1266 4 0
Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1974-03-04
126Art Hafey12534 4 4
Forum, Inglewood, California, USA
W SD12/12
 W  
SD
12/12
  
referee: Dick Young 7-5   judges: Richard Steele 10-2, Eddie Fierro 4-8
1973-12-02
128½Francisco Durango12612 0 2
Plaza de Toros, Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1973-09-15
126Art Hafey12428 4 4
Plaza de Toros Monumental, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
LKO5/10
 L 
KO
5/10
  
time: 2:08
Olivares down three times in the fifth round, the last one for the full count.
1973-06-23
125¾Bobby Chacon12619 0 0
Forum, Inglewood, California, USA
W RTD9/12
 W  
RTD
9/12
  
referee: Dick Young
NABF featherweight title
1973-04-28
126½Walter Seeley125½21 2 3
Forum, Inglewood, California, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
time: 1:24   referee: Dick Young
1972-11-14
121½Rafael Herrera12043 6 3
Forum, Inglewood, California, USA
LMD10/10
 L 
MD
10/10
  
referee: Larry Rozadilla 4-6   judges: Lee Grossman 4-6, Chuck Hassett 5-5
1972-08-19
124Godfrey Stevens12671 6 3
Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1972-03-19
118Rafael Herrera11842 5 3
El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
LKO8/15
 L 
KO
8/15
  
time: 1:28   referee: Ray Solis 66-70   judges: Pedro Mendoza 66-70, Garcia Prado 65-70
WBC World bantamweight title
WBA World bantamweight title
1971-12-14
118Jesus Pimentel116½77 6 0
Forum, Inglewood, California, USA
W TKO11/15
 W  
TKO
11/15
  
referee: George Latka
WBC World bantamweight title
WBA World bantamweight title
After an even start Pimentel is knocked down in the 6th and being punished until his corner throws in the towel
1971-10-25
117¾Kazuyoshi Kanazawa11830 8 1
Aichi Prefectural Gym, Nagoya, Aichi, JapanW KO14/15
 W  
KO
14/15
  
time: 2:00   referee: Jay Edson 62-60   judges: J.J. Escalera 63-61, Shigeru Fujii 64-64
WBC World bantamweight title
WBA World bantamweight title
Kanazawa was knocked down three times in the 14th.
1971-08-23
120Kid Pascualito12376 23 19
Forum, Inglewood, California, USA
W TKO9/10
 W  
TKO
9/10
  
time: 2:28   referee: Rudy Jordan
Olivares was knocked down in the 3rd round.
1971-07-10
120Efren Torres12058 8 1
Auditorio del Estado, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
time: 2:50
1971-06-07
Vicente Blanco4 2 0
Estadio Somoza, Managua, Nicaragua
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
1971-05-19
125Tsuguo Mineyama12415 8 3
Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
time: 1:10
1971-04-02
117Chucho Castillo11742 10 2
Forum, Inglewood, California, USA
W UD15/15
 W  
UD
15/15
  
referee: John Thomas 9-4   judges: Larry Rozadilla 12-4, Chuck Hassett 10-3
WBC World bantamweight title
WBA World bantamweight title
Olivares was knocked down in the 6th round.
1971-03-03
118Chung Park1181 4 3
Auditorio del Estado, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
W KO6/10
 W  
KO
6/10
  
1970-10-16
118Chucho Castillo11840 10 2
Forum, Inglewood, California, USA
LTKO14/15
 L 
TKO
14/15
  
time: 2:37   referee: Dick Young 6-7   judges: Lee Grossman 6-6, Rudy Jordan 6-6
WBC World bantamweight title
WBA World bantamweight title
Olivares stopped on a bad cut over his left eye. The other two judges had the bout even.
1970-09-11
125Memo Rodriguez1222 2 1
Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
1970-08-14
123½Jose Arranz12450 13 12
Forum, Inglewood, California, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
time: 2:21   referee: George Latka
1970-07-22
124Shuji Chiyoda12216 2 5
International Amphitheatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Joey White 50-42   judges: Harold Marovitz 48-41, Edwin Albrecht 50-38
1970-04-18
117½Chucho Castillo117½39 9 2
Forum, Inglewood, California, USA
W UD15/15
 W  
UD
15/15
  
referee: George Latka 9-4   judges: Dick Young 10-5, Rudy Jordan 7-6
WBC World bantamweight title
WBA World bantamweight title
Olivares was knocked down in the 2nd round.
1970-03-18
122Romy Guelas1207 6 6
Convention Center Arena, San Antonio, Texas, USA
W RTD5/10
 W  
RTD
5/10
  
1970-02-22
122Angel Hernandez1230 1 0
Acambaro, Guanajuato, Mexico
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
1969-12-12
117½Alan Rudkin11838 5 0
Forum, Inglewood, California, USA
W TKO2/15
 W  
TKO
2/15
  
time: 2:30   referee: John Thomas
WBC World bantamweight title
WBA World bantamweight title
Rudkin was down once in the 1st, and twice in the 2nd.
1969-10-27
122Shigeyoshi Oki11914 9 3
Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
1969-08-22
118Lionel Rose11834 2 0
Forum, Inglewood, California, USA
W KO5/15
 W  
KO
5/15
  
time: 2:24   referee: Larry Rozadilla
WBC World bantamweight title
WBA World bantamweight title
1969-06-29
118Nene Jun1182 0 0
Monumental Plaza de Toros, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
W TKO1/10
 W  
TKO
1/10
  
time: 1:43   referee: Ramon Berumen
1969-05-23
117½Takao Sakurai11825 1 0
Forum, Inglewood, California, USA
W TKO6/12
 W  
TKO
6/12
  
time: 2:28   referee: Joey Olmos   judge: Larry Rozadilla
World Bantamweight Title Elimination bout
1969-05-06
120Frank Adame118debut
Nogales, Sonora, Mexico
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1969-03-17
121¼Ernie Cruz121¼7 4 0
Forum, Inglewood, California, USA
W TKO9/10
 W  
TKO
9/10
  
time: 2:28   referee: Lee Grossman
Olivares was knocked down in the 2nd round. Cruz was knocked down four times.
1969-03-09
118Carlos Zayas11715 20 4
Plaza de Toros San Roque, Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
time: 2:37
1969-02-23
120¼Jose Bisbal118½34 21 6
El Toreo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
time: 2:28
1969-01-26
120Kazuyoshi Kanazawa119½19 4 1
El Toreo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
Kanazawa knocked down three times in the second round before fight was stopped.
1968-11-24
118Joe Medel117½64 24 7
Estadio de la Ciudad Universitario, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
W KO8/10
 W  
KO
8/10
  
1968-10-11
119Wally Brooks1242 5 0
Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 1:03
Brooks was a last second replacement opponent.
1968-09-15
115Antoine Porcel11522 7 7
Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
1968-08-28
119Bernabe Fernandez1201 4 3
Forum, Inglewood, California, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
time: 1:47
1968-08-10
118Tiny Palacio12016 8 5
Arena Mexico, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
referee: Ernesto Magana
1968-07-11
118Gary Garber1171 1 0
Plaza de Toros, Torreon, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Mexico
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
1968-06-25
117Enrique Yepes1191 0 1
Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
time: 1:27
Yepes down twice in the fifth round.
1968-06-08
116Octavio Gomez11418 1 1
Arena Mexico, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
time: 2:33   referee: Ernesto Magana
Gomez down in the second and twice in the fifth.
1968-05-20
120Kid Gavilan1241 0 0
Puebla, Puebla, Mexico
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
1968-04-27
119Manuel Arnal11811 8 0
Arena Mexico, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
W DQ6/10
 W  
DQ
6/10
  
time: 1:43   referee: Arturo M. Lopez
Arnal warned repeatedly for holding, lost a point for it, and was finally DQ'd because of it.
1968-03-31
116¼Salvatore Burruni116¼94 8 1
El Toreo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
time: 0:57
"Former world champion Salvatore Burruni was disqualified last night for refusing to fight Mexico's Ruben Olivares after Burruni turned his back and walked to his corner after taking a left to the midsection in the third round. Burruni later locked himself in his dressing room and refused comment." (AP) UPDATE: According to Mexican newspaper El Informador 04/01/1968, this was a technical knockout victory for Olivares.
1968-03-03
117Pornchai Poprai-ngam1182 8 0
Arena en La Paz, La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
W TKO9/10
 W  
TKO
9/10
  
1968-01-28
118German Bastidas12012 4 2
El Toreo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
time: 0:34   referee: Jose Marcenas
1967-11-19
116½Felipe Gonzalez117½16 6 2
Arena en La Paz, La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
time: 2:37
1967-11-03
117Chamaco Castillo1185 5 0
Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
1967-10-14
118¾Ushiwakamaru Harada117¾17 2 3
Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
time: 2:25
1967-09-20
115Gustavo Sosa11612 14 2
Puebla, Puebla, Mexico
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
1967-09-06
Grillito Aguilar11 16 1
Poza Rica, Veracruz, Mexico
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
1967-07-29
116German Bastidas11812 2 1
Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
DMD10/10
 D 
MD
10/10
  
 96-95 95-95 95-95
Olivares lost a point for low blows in the sixth.
1967-07-14
Angel Hernandezdebut
Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
1967-06-17
115Julio Guerrero1147 1 0
Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
time: 2:59
1967-02-26
114Felipe Gonzalez11716 4 2
Auditorio del Estado, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Manuel Cruz 96-94 96-94 96-94
1967-02-05
114Antonio Leal1138 0 0
Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
1966-12-17
112Daniel Gutierrez1125 2 0
El Toreo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
W TKO10/10
 W  
TKO
10/10
  
1966-11-09
Rafael Martinezdebut
Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico
W TKO5/0
 W  
TKO
5/0
  
New Ruben Olivares bout not previously displayed here found by Bob Yalen in research of Mexican boxers.
1966-10-18
112Rafael Macias1140 2 0
Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
1966-10-07
Ernesto Aguilardebut
Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
Bout changed from Sept 30 and Mexico City per research of Bob Yalen on Mexican boxers.
1966-09-17
Ramiro Garcia14 9 3
Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
W KO9/10
 W  
KO
9/10
  
1966-08-07
Oscar Rivasdebut
Plaza Mexico, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
1966-07-10
113Gerardo Lujano114debut
Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
1966-06-24
German Guzmandebut
Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
1966-06-11
Alfonso Jose Cazares15 10 1
Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
referee: Ramon Berumen
1966-05-20
Emeterio Campos1 0 0
Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
Date changed from June 2, 1966 per Bob Yalen research of Mexican boxers
1966-04-23
Juan Molina17 5 0
Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
1966-03-12
Gallito Camacho4 3 0
Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
W TKO1/10
 W  
TKO
1/10
  
1966-02-16
Eduardo Alvarado4 1 0
Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
W KO2/8
 W  
KO
2/8
  
1966-01-28
Reynaldo De La Cerdadebut
Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
Date, venue, and opponent's name changed per research of Bob Yalen on Mexican boxers
1965-11-24
Pablo Martinez0 3 0
Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
1965-10-20
112Mateo Jaimes1122 3 0
Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
1965-09-09
Jorge Gomez3 0 0
Plaza de Toros, Torreon, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Mexico
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
The bout was halted because of a cut over Gomez's right eye.
1965-08-14
112Nemesio Zenil1120 1 0
Arena Mexico, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
W TKO2/8
 W  
TKO
2/8
  
1965-04-01
112Antonio Gallegos11712 3 0
Arena Olímpico Laguna, Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
The bout was halted because of a cut over Gallegos's left eye.
1965-02-18
113Torito Silva1140 1 0
Arena Olímpico Laguna, Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico
W KO6/10
 W  
KO
6/10
  
1965-02-01
Jeronimo Cisnerosdebut
Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
W TKO3/6
 W  
TKO
3/6
  
1965-01-18
Freddie Garciadebut
Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
1965-01-04
Isidro Sotelodebut
Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
Pro Debut for Olivares
W
Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S
Scheduled/Pending
 event
 tape
 bout
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unverified
unsanctioned