Eusebio Pedroza (born March 2, 1953) is a boxer (retired) from Panama, noted for holding the World Boxing Association (WBA) featherweight championship 1978-1985. He had 19 successful defenses as the world featherweight champion - setting that division's record.
Pedroza became a professional boxer on December 1, 1973, with a 4 round knockout win over Julio García. His first 15 fights were all in Panama, of which he won 14 - including a win against Jacinto Fuentes, a boxer who would later draw and lose to Wilfredo Gómez. His one defeat over that period of his career came to Alfonso Pérez by a knockout in three.
Pedroza's great featherweight title run came to an end on June 8th, 1985 when he lost a unanimous decision to Barry McGuigan. He retired with a record of 42-6 with 25 KOs.
Sources and more Info:
- Eusebio Pedroza on Wikipedia
- Latino Sports Legends: Eusebio Pedroza
- Cyber Boxing Zone: Eusebio Pedroza
- Lo Mejor del Boxeo: Eusebio Pedroza (in Spanish)