Flash Elorde

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Flash Elorde
Class of 1993
Modern Category
Hall of Fame bio:click

Name: Flash Elorde
Alias: Flash
Birth Name: Gabriel Elorde
Hometown: Paranaque City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Birthplace: Bogo, Cebu, Philippines
Died: 1985-01-02 (Age:49)
Stance: Southpaw
Height: 167cm
Reach: 173cm
Pro Boxer: Record

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Career Factoids

  • First Filipino boxer to hold the WBA and WBC World Title belts.
  • First Filipino boxer to become a World Super Featherweight/Junior Lightweight Champion
  • Holds the Junior lightweight division record for longest title reign, and is considered as one of the greatest junior lightweight champion in history.(7 years 3 months)

Professional Record

  • Has defeated 9 opponents (3 by KO) in World Super Featherweight Title fights.
  • Finished career with a record of 11-4 (5 KOs) in world title fights.
  • Finished career with a record of 5-5 (2 KOs) against former, current, and future world champions:
  • Finished career with a record of 28-20-1 (9 KOs) in fights outside his native Philippines.

Regional & Minor Titles

  • Philippines Games & Amusement Board (GAB) Bantamweight Title (July 1952; 0 defenses)
  • Oriental Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) Bantamweight Title (October 1952; 1 defense)
  • (2) Philippines Games & Amusement Board (GAB) Lightweight Title (August 1954-June 1955; 0 defenses, March 1957; 0 defenses)
  • Philippines Games & Amusement Board (GAB) Super Featherweight Title (October 1957; 0 defenses)
  • (3) Oriental Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) Lightweight Title (April 1957-June 1957; 0 defenses, March 1958-April 1962; 8 defenses, August 1962-June 1966; 5 defenses)

World Titles

  • World Super Featherweight Title (March 1960-June 1967; 10 defenses)
  • WBA World Super Featherweight Title (August 1962-June 1967; 5 defenses)
  • WBC World Super Featherweight Title (February 1963-June 1967; 5 defenses)

Notes

  • Outpointed World Featherweight Champion Sandy Saddler in a 1955 non-title fight. He fought Saddler for the title in 1956 and was stopped on a cut in the thirteenth round. Elorde was ahead on all three official scorecards at the time of the stoppage.
  • Fought Carlos Ortiz for the World Lightweight Championship in 1964 and 1966. In each fight, Elorde was stopped in the fourteenth round.
  • Held the World Junior Lightweight/Super Featherweight Championship from 1960 to 1967 and successfully defended it ten times.
  • Grandfather of fellow boxers Juan Martin Elorde and Juan Miguel Elorde.
  • Died from lung cancer in 1985 at age 49.
  • Inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 1988 and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1993.


Preceded by:
Harold Gomes
World Super Featherweight Champion
1960 Mar 16 – 1967 Jun 15
Succeeded by:
Yoshiaki Numata
Preceded by:
Inaugural Champion
WBA Super Featherweight Champion
1962 Aug 20 – 1967 Jun 15
Succeeded by:
Yoshiaki Numata
Preceded by:
Inaugural Champion
WBC Super Featherweight Champion
1963 Feb 14 – 1967 Jun 15
Succeeded by:
Yoshiaki Numata