Name: Orlando Canizales
Birth Name: Orlando Cañizales
Hometown: Laredo, Texas, USA
Height: 5′ 4″ / 163cm
Reach: 65″ / 165cm
Boxing Record: click
Trainer: Jesse Reid
Manager: Bob Spagnola
- Brother of former WBA and WBO Bantamweight Champion Gaby Canizales.
- Compiled an amateur record of 108-12.
- Lost to NABF Flyweight Champion Paul Gonzales by a twelve-round unanimous decision on July 20, 1986.
- Stopped Armando Velasco in four rounds to win the NABF Flyweight Championship on November 12, 1987.
- Stopped Louis Curtis in two rounds to win the USBA Junior Bantamweight Championship on April 15, 1988.
- Stopped Kelvin Seabrooks in fifteen rounds to win the IBF Bantamweight Championship on July 9, 1988.
- Avenged his only professional loss by stopping Paul Gonzales on a cut in two rounds on June 10, 1990.
- Successfully defended the IBF title 16 times, a division record, before vacating it in 1994 to move up in weight.
- Lost to WBA Super Bantamweight Champion Wilfredo Vazquez by a twelve-round split decision on January 7, 1995.
- Stopped Danny Aponte in seven rounds to win the IBC Super Bantamweight Championship on September 12, 1995.
- Lost the IBC title to Junior Jones by a twelve-round split decision on March 23, 1996.
- Stopped Sergio Reyes in ten rounds to win the IBA Featherweight Championship on November 3, 1996.
- Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2009.
- Finished career with a record of 16-1 (10 KOs and 1 NC) in world title fights.
- Finished career with a record of 5-3 (5 KOs) against former, current and future world titlists.
| IBF Bantamweight Champion
1988 Jul 9 – 1994