Miguel Canto

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Class of 1998
Modern Category
Hall of Fame bio:click
World Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee

Name: Miguel Canto
Alias: El Maestro
Hometown: Merida, Yucatán, Mexico
Birthplace: Merida, Yucatán, Mexico
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 154cm
Reach: 160cm
Pro Boxer: Record

Manager and Trainer: Jesus Rivero
Photo # 2

Miguel Canto had a 13-year professional career, and compiled a 61-9-4 (15) record. After he won the WBC flyweight title, he successfully defended it 14 times, once by a TKO win, and the other 13 times by going the 15-round distance--a record that may never be broken, in this era of 12-round championship bouts.

  • Named "Flyweight Fighter of the Century" along with Pancho Villa by the Associated Press in 1999.

Professional record

Championship record

  • 11 opponents (1 by KO) beaten for the World Flyweight Title.

Preceded by:
Shoji Oguma
WBC Flyweight Champion
1975 Jan 8 – 1979 Mar 18
Succeeded by:
Chan-Hee Park