Horacio Accavallo

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Horacio Accavallo
File:Horacio Acavallo vs Kutsuyoshi Takayama.png
Statistics
Real name Horacio Enrique Accavallo
Nickname(s) Roquiño
Rated at Flyweight
Height 5 ft 1 in (1.55 m)
Nationality Argentina Argentine
Born (1934-10-14) October 14, 1934 (age 87)
Villa Diamante, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 83
Wins 75
Wins by KO 34
Losses 2
Draws 6
No contests 0

Horacio Enrique Accavallo (born October 14, 1934) is an Argentine retired flyweight boxer who fought from 1956 until 1967. He retired with a record of 75 wins (34 KOs), 2 losses and 6 draws.

Accavallo fought mainly in Argentina. On March 1, 1966 he won the WBA & WBC world flyweight championship by outpointing Katsuyoshi Takayama on a 15 round split decision in Tokyo, Japan. Accavallo had been the number two contender for the title held by Salvatore Burruni, but Burruni chose to defend the title against someone other than Accavallo. The WBA & WBC had mandated that Burruni fight Hiroyuki Ebihara. The WBA & WBC stripped the champion of his crown and sanctioned the Accavallo-Takayama match for the title.

Accavallo retired as the reigning WBA & WBC champion after escaping with a controversial 15 round split decision victory over former world flyweight champion Hiroyuki Ebihara.[1]

Professional boxing record

75 Wins (34 knockouts), 2 Losses, 6 Draws
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd.,Time Date Location Notes
Win 75-2-6 Japan Hiroyuki Ebihara MD 15 1967-08-12 Argentina Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires Retained WBA & WBC World Flyweight title.
Win 74-2-6 Brazil Heleno Vitor Ferreira PTS 10 1967-07-08 Argentina Buenos Aires
Loss 73-2-6 Japan Kiyoshi Tanabe TKO 6 (10) 2:22 1967-02-20 Japan Karakuen Hall, Tokyo
Win 73-2-5 Mexico Efren Torres UD 15 1966-12-10 Argentina Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires Retained WBA & WBC World Flyweight title.
Win 72-2-5 Paraguay Ursino Bernal RTD 7 (10) 1966-10-07 Argentina Club Defensores de Villa Luján, San Miguel, Buenos Aires
Win 71-2-5 Argentina Juan Carlos Moreyra PTS 10 1966-09-23 Argentina Concordia, Entre Ríos
Win 70-2-5 Japan Hiroyuki Ebihara UD 15 1966-07-15 Argentina Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires Retained WBA & WBC World Flyweight title.
Win 70-2-5 Argentina Pedro Hermógenes Guevara KO 9 (10) 1966-05-13 Argentina Necochea, Buenos Aires
Win 69-2-5 Paraguay Ursino Bernal PTS 10 1966-04-22 Argentina Tres Arroyos, Buenos Aires
Win 68-2-5 Japan Katsuyoshi Takayama SD 15 1966-03-01 Japan Nippon Budokan, Tokyo Won vacant WBA & WBC World Flyweight title.

See also


Achievements
Preceded by
Salvatore Burruni
Stripped
WBA Flyweight Champion
1 Mar 1966– 2 Oct 1968
Retired
Succeeded by
Hiroyuki Ebihara
Preceded by
Salvatore Burruni
Stripped
WBC Flyweight Champion
1 Mar 1966– 2 Oct 1968
Retired
Succeeded by
Chartchai Chionoi


Awards
Preceded by
Argentina Bernardo Otaño
Olimpia de Oro
1966
Succeeded by
Argentina Roberto de Vicenzo

References

  1. "Accavallo ekes win". The Spokesman-Review. AP. 14 August 1967. p. 10. Retrieved 27 January 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>