Orlando Canizales

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Orlando Canizales
Class of 2009
Modern Category
Hall of Fame bio:click

Name: Orlando Canizales
Birth Name: Orlando Cañizales
Hometown: Laredo, Texas, USA
Birthplace: Laredo, Texas, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 163cm
Reach: 165cm
Pro Boxer: Record
Amateur Boxer: Record

Trainer: Jesse Reid
Manager: Bob Spagnola

Orlando Canizales Gallery

Career Review

1991 Kayo card
  • 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 having defeated 14 opponents (9 by KO) in world title fights.
  • 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.

Preceded by:
Kelvin Seabrooks
IBF Bantamweight Champion
1988 Jul 9 – 1994
Succeeded by:
Harold Mestre