Diego Corrales

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Diego "Chico" Corrales

Name: Diego Corrales
Alias: Chico
Born: 1977-08-25
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, USA
Died: 2007-05-07 (Age:29)
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 5′ 10½″   /   179cm
Reach: 70″   /   178cm
Boxing Record: click

Manager: Cameron Dunkin, Barrett Silver and James Prince
Trainers: Joe Goossen, Dickie Wood

Amateur Career

Corrales compiled an amateur record of 105-12. Some of his highlights were:

  • 1994 2nd place at Featherweight in the United States Amateur Championships, losing to Frankie Carmona on points in the final.
  • 1995 Bronze Medalist at Featherweight in the Pan-American Games
  • 1995 Lost in the World Championships in Berlin, Germany to Marco Rudolph in the Lightweight competition.


Corrales died on May 7, 2007 of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Las Vegas, Nevada. Subsequent toxicology reports indicated that Corrales was legally drunk at the time of the accident, with a blood alcohol level of 0.25%[1]

Preceded by:
Roberto Garcia
IBF Super Featherweight Champion
23 Oct 1999– Oct 2000
Succeeded by:
Steve Forbes
Preceded by:
Acelino Freitas
WBO Super Featherweight Champion
6 Mar 2004– 7 Aug 2004
Succeeded by:
Mike Anchondo
Preceded by:
Acelino Freitas
WBO Lightweight Champion
7 Aug 2004– 2005
Succeeded by:
Acelino Freitas
Preceded by:
Jose Luis Castillo
WBC Lightweight Champion
7 May 2005– 6 Oct 2006
Stripped, failed to make weight for Casamayor fight
Succeeded by:
Joel Casamayor