Name: Pipino Cuevas
Birth Name: José Isidro Cuevas González
Birthplace: Santo Tomas de Los Platanos, México, Mexico
Hometown: Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Height: 5′ 8″ / 173cm
Reach: 70″ / 178cm
Boxing Record: click
- Purported to only have had 19 amateur bouts.
- Lost his professional debut by a second-round knockout on November 14, 1971, six weeks before his 14th birthday.
- Won the Mexican welterweight title with a 10th-round TKO of Jose Palacios on September 27, 1975.
- Defeated Angel Espada by a second-round TKO to win the WBA welterweight title on July 17, 1976. The 18-year-old Cuevas became the youngest boxer ever to win a world welterweight title.
- Successfully defended the WBA welterweight title 11 times. The only challenger to go the distance with Cuevas was Randy Shields, who lost by a 15-round unanimous decision on July 30, 1979.
- Lost the WBA welterweight title to Thomas Hearns by a second-round TKO on August 2, 1980.
- Lost to Roger Stafford by a 10-round unanimous decision on November 7, 1981. It was named Upset of the Year by Ring Magazine.
- Stopped in four rounds by Roberto Duran on January 29, 1983.
- Rated as the 32nd greatest welterweight of all-time by Herbert G. Goldman in the September 1989 issue of Boxing Illustrated.
- Inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 1996 and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2002.
- Rated as the 31st greatest puncher of all-time in the 2003 Ring Yearbook.
- Retired with a record of 12-1 (11 KOs) in world title bouts.
- Retired with a record of 4-5 (4 KOs) against former, current and future world champions.
| WBA Welterweight Champion
1976 Jul 17 – 1980 Aug 2