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Eusebio Pedroza

Eusebio Pedroza

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Eusebio Pedroza
Birth date: 
March 02, 1953

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.

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