Gustavo Ballas

Gustavo Ballas (born February 10, 1958) is an Argentine retired super flyweight boxer who fought from 1976 until 1990. He retired with a record of 105 wins (29 KOs), 9 losses and 6 draws.

Gustavo Ballas
Statistics
Real nameGustavo Ballas
Nickname(s)Mandrake
Weight(s)Super flyweight
Height5 ft 2 in (157 cm)
NationalityArgentina Argentine
Born (1958-02-10) February 10, 1958 (age 63)
Villa María, Argentina
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights120
Wins105
Wins by KO29
Losses9
Draws6
No contests0

Ballas fought mainly in Argentina. In 1979 he managed to outpoint future multi champion Santos Benigno Laciar in what is a still remembered fight in Argentina[1]

On September 12, 1981 he became the first ever WBA world super flyweight championship by defeating Sok-Chul Bae by TKO 7 in Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Ballas lost the title on his next fight against Rafael Pedroza in Panama. He was unsuccessful on two other attempts at winning the super flyweight title, one from the WBA and another one for the WBC.

Although he fought as much as 120 times in his career, only 4 of those fights were outside of Argentina, losing all of those fights, 3 of them for a world title.

Ballas has had troubles after boxing with alcoholism and drug addiction. He was jailed once for robbery. After that he started recovering and has taken part of anti-drugs campaigns.[2]

Professional boxing recordEdit

Professional record summary
120 fights 105 wins 9 losses
By knockout 29 5
By decision 75 4
By disqualification 1 0
Draws 6
Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
Win 105-9-6   José Luis Barrios KO 6 (10) 1990-09-14   Chascomús, Buenos Aires
Draw 104-9-6   Raúl Ojeda PTS 10 1990-09-07   Monte Maíz, Córdoba
Win 104-9-5   Sergio Andrés Carlevaris PTS 10 1990-08-31   Trenque Lauquen, Buenos Aires
Draw 103-9-5   Luis Américo Díaz PTS 10 1990-08-10   Cutral Có, Neuquén
Win 103-9-4   Luis Américo Díaz PTS 10 1990-08-03   Daireaux, Buenos Aires
Win 102-9-4   José Luis Barrios PTS 10 1990-07-13   Gualeguaychú, Entre Ríos
Win 101-9-4   José Luis Barrios PTS 10 1990-07-06   Pehuajó, Buenos Aires
Win 100-9-4   Luis Américo Díaz PTS 10 1990-06-10   Veinticinco de Mayo, Buenos Aires
Win 99-9-4   Raúl Ojeda PTS 10 1990-05-11   Laboulaye, Córdoba
Win 98-9-4   José Luis Barrios PTS 10 1990-05-11   Las Flores, Buenos Aires
Loss 97-9-4   Joao Cardoso RTD 5 (10) 1989-05-01   São Paulo, Brazil
Win 97-8-4   Raúl Ojeda PTS 10 1989-03-10   Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires
Loss 96-8-4   Ignacio Lindor Gorriti KO 3 (10) 1989-01-07   Villa Carlos Paz, Córdoba
Win 96-7-4   Raúl Ojeda PTS 10 1988-12-16   Alberdi, Buenos Aires
Win 95-7-4   Jesús Antonio Moreno TD 5 (10) 1988-11-26   Estadio F.A.B, Buenos Aires
Win 94-7-4   Raúl Ojeda PTS 10 1988-11-11   Río Tercero, Córdoba
Win 93-7-4   Ramón Norberto Retamozo PTS 12 1988-10-15   Pergamino, Buenos Aires Won vacant Argentins super flyweight title
Win 92-7-4   Héctor Luis Patri PTS 10 1988-10-15   Viedma, Río Negro
Win 91-7-4   Ramón Alfredo Carrizo PTS 10 1988-07-16   Estadio F.A.B, Buenos Aires
Win 90-7-4   Ramón Alfredo Carrizo PTS 10 1988-05-20   Río Gallegos, Santa Cruz
Loss 89-7-4   Sugar Baby Rojas TKO 4 (12) 2:39 1987-10-24   Tamiani Fairgrounds Auditorium, Miami, Florida For WBC World Super Flyweight title.
Win 89-6-4   José Rufino Narváez PTS 10 1987-08-14   Villa María, Córdoba
Loss 88-6-4   Rubén Osvaldo Condori PTS 10 1987-06-13   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires
Win 88-5-4   Eloy Alca PTS 12 1987-05-15   San Juan, San Juan Retained South American super flyweight title
Win 87-5-4   José Antonio Badilla PTS 10 1987-04-10   La Rioja, La Rioja
Win 86-5-4   José Antonio Badilla PTS 10 1987-03-21   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires
Win 85-5-4   Jaime Miranda TKO 5 (10) 1987-02-06   Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires
Win 84-5-4   Rubén Osvaldo Condori PTS 12 1986-12-06   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires Retained South American super flyweight title
Win 83-5-4   Paulo Ribeiro TKO 6 (12) 1986-11-14   Villa María, Córdoba Won South American super flyweight title
Draw 82-5-4   Juan Carlos Cortés PTS 10 1986-08-30   Córdoba, Córdoba
Win 82-5-3   Ramón Horacio Albers PTS 10 1986-08-15   Concepción, Tucumán
Draw 81-5-3   Adrián Daniel Román PTS 10 1986-07-11   Córdoba, Córdoba
Loss 81-5-2   Rubén Osvaldo Condori PTS 12 1986-04-11   Salta, Salta Lost Argentina super flyweight title
Win 81-4-2   Ramón Horacio Albers PTS 10 1986-03-14   Justiniano Posse, Córdoba
Win 80-4-2   Patricio Jesús Gil PTS 10 1986-02-28   Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires
Win 79-4-2   Ramón Horacio Albers TKO 4 (10) 1985-12-13   Justiniano Posse, Córdoba
Win 78-4-2   Juan Carlos Cortés PTS 12 1985-11-15   Villa María, Córdoba Retained Argentina super flyweight title
Loss 77-4-2   Lucio Omar López TKO 5 (10) 1985-06-08   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires
Win 77-3-2   Rubén Osvaldo Condori PTS 10 1985-05-17   Villa María, Córdoba
Win 76-3-2   Guillermo Manríquez TKO 7 (10) 1985-05-03   Mendoza
Draw 75-3-2   Juan Carlos Cortés PTS 12 1985-03-09   Comodoro Rivadavia, Chubut Retained Argentina super flyweight title
Win 75-3-1   Juan Alberto Ivalo PTS 10 1985-02-15   Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires
Win 74-3-1   Luis Adolfo Jerez KO 4 (10) 1985-02-15   Mendoza
Win 73-3-1   Rodolfo Rodríguez PTS 10 1984-11-09   Mendoza
Win 72-3-1   José Rufino Narváez PTS 10 1984-10-13   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires
Win 71-3-1   Félix Ramón Colman PTS 12 1984-09-06   Mendoza Retained Argentinean super flyweight title
Win 70-3-1   Juan Carlos Cortés MD 12 1984-04-07   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires Retained Argentinean super flyweight title
Win 69-3-1   Luis Adolfo Gerez PTS 10 1984-03-16   Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires
Win 68-3-1   Juan Alberto Ivalo RTD 7 1984-02-17   Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires
Win 67-3-1   Luis Alberto Ocampo PTS 12 1983-11-13   Posadas, Misiones Won vacant Argentinean super flyweight title
Win 66-3-1   Alberto R. Pereyra PTS 10 1983-09-16   Corrientes, Corrientes
Loss 65-3-1   Juan Carlos Cortés PTS 10 1983-08-19   Córdoba, Córdoba
Win 65-2-1   Armando Brígido Romero PTS 10 1983-07-15   Córdoba, Córdoba
Win 64-2-1   Luis Adolfo Gerez TKO 2 (10) 1983-07-02   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires
Win 63-2-1   Roberto Rogelio Condori PTS 10 1983-06-17   Rosario, Santa Fe
Win 62-2-1   Armando Brígido Romero PTS 10 1983-06-03   Santa Rosa, La Pampa
Win 61-2-1   Félix Ramón Colman PTS 10 1983-05-12   Posadas, Misiones
Win 60-2-1   Roberto Rogelio Condori PTS 10 1983-04-15   San Juan, San Juan
Win 59-2-1   Raúl Cuevas PTS 10 1983-03-05   San Luis, San Luis
Win 58-2-1   Adrián Daniel Román PTS 10 1982-12-11   Buenos Aires
Loss 57-2-1   Jiro Watanabe RTD 9 (15) 1982-07-29   Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka For WBA World super flyweight title
Win 57-1-1   Rodolfo Rodríguez PTS 10 1982-05-22   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires
Win 56-1-1   José Froilán Nieva KO 3 (10) 1982-05-07   Mendoza
Win 55-1-1   José Antonio Gómez PTS 10 1982-04-23   San Miguel de Tucumán, Tucumán
Win 54-1-1   Héctor Ramón Barreto TKO 10 (10) 1982-03-26   Villa Carlos Paz, Córdoba
Loss 53-1-1   Rafael Pedroza SD 15 1981-12-05   Gimnasio Nueva Panama, Panama City Lost WBA super flyweight title
Win 53-0-1   Sok-Chul Bae TKO 8 (15) 1981-09-12   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires Won Inaugural WBA super flyweight title
Win 52-0-1   Héctor Ramón Barreto PTS 10 1981-08-14   Córdoba, Córdoba
Win 51-0-1   Roberto Rogelio Condori TKO 9 (10) 1981-07-24   La Banda, Santiago del Estero
Win 50-0-1   Héctor Ramón Barreto PTS 10 1981-06-27   San Miguel de Tucumán, Tucumán
Win 49-0-1   Luis Adolfo Gerez PTS 10 1981-06-06   Córdoba, Cördoba
Win 48-0-1   Jackal Maruyama TKO 11 (12) 1981-05-09   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires
Win 47-0-1   Félix Ramón Colman PTS 10 1981-04-03   Córdoba, Córdoba
Win 46-0-1   Jaime Miranda TKO 8 (10) 1981-03-21   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires
Win 45-0-1   Ramón Rodríguez TKO 6 (10) 1981-03-06   Villa Carlos Paz, Córdoba
Win 44-0-1   Jaime Miranda PTS 10 1981-02-05   Villa María, Córdoba
Win 43-0-1   Jorge Vargas KO 5 (10) 1981-01-23   Villa Carlos Paz, Córdoba
Win 42-0-1   Ramón Rodríguez TKO 8 (10) 1980-12-11   Mendoza
Win 41-0-1   Alfonso López PTS 10 1980-11-22   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires
Win 40-0-1   Rafael Pedroza PTS 10 1980-10-04   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires
Win 39-0-1   Miguel Ángel Lazarte PTS 10 1980-09-19   Mendoza
Win 38-0-1   Ramón Rodríguez TKO 10 1980-09-05   Córdoba, Córdoba
Win 37-0-1   Héctor Velázquez KO 2 (10) 1980-06-27   San Juan, San Juan
Win 36-0-1   Ramón Rodríguez DQ 9 (10) 1980-06-06   Villa María, Córdoba
Win 35-0-1   Jorge Aguilar PTS 10 1980-05-16   Mendoza
Win 34-0-1   Rodolfo Rodríguez PTS 10 1980-04-19   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires
Win 33-0-1   Juan Aravena TKO 7 (10) 1980-04-03   Villa María, Córdoba
Win 32-0-1   Rigoberto Marcano PTS 10 1980-03-08   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires
Win 31-0-1   José Ricard KO 6 (10) 1980-02-08   Mar del Plata, Argentina
Win 30-0-1   Miguel Ángel Lazarte PTS 10 1979-12-06   Villa María, Córdoba
Win 29-0-1   John Meza KO 3 (10) 1979-11-16   Mendoza
Win 28-0-1   Santos Laciar PTS 10 1979-11-03   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires
Win 27-0-1   Paulo Ribeiro TKO 8 (10) 1979-10-19   Mendoza
Win 26-0-1   Jose Cardozo KO 3 (10) 1979-10-05   Villa María
Win 25-0-1   Hector Velazquez PTS 10 (10) 1979-09-07   Villa María
Draw 24-0-1   Jose Rufino Narvaez PTS 10 (10) 1979-08-24   Mendoza
Win 24-0   Carlos Huilli KO 3 (10) 1979-07-06   Villa María
Win 23-0   Jose Luis Lopez PTS 10 (10) 1979-05-03   Mendoza
Win 22-0   Esteban Apolinario Bustos PTS 10 (10) 1979-04-18   Villa María
Win 21-0   Miguel Angel Lazarte PTS 10 (10) 1979-02-02   Mar del Plata
Win 20-0   Angel Lois Fernandez PTS 10 (10) 1978-12-16   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires
Win 19-0   Carlos Ramon Escalante PTS 10 (10) 1978-11-03   Villa María
Win 18-0   Jose Roque Ibiris PTS 10 (10) 1978-10-21   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires
Win 17-0   Juan Carlos Rios PTS 10 (10) 1978-09-14   Villa María
Win 16-0   Angel Lois Fernandez PTS 10 (10) 1978-09-01   Mendoza
Win 15-0   Luis Adolfo Gerez PTS 10 (10) 1978-08-04   Villa María
Win 14-0   Hugo Jose Emer PTS 10 (10) 1978-07-07   Villa María
Win 13-0   Hector Ramon Barreto PTS 10 (10) 1978-05-12   Mendoza
Win 12-0   Enrique Hector Navarro PTS 10 (10) 1978-04-21   Mendoza
Win 11-0   Reynaldo Romero PTS 10 (10) 1978-04-07   Villa María
Win 10-0   Manuel Enrique Quinteros KO 3 (10) 1977-12-20   Godoy Cruz
Win 9-0   Felipe Santiago Rojas PTS 10 (10) 1977-12-02   Villa María
Win 8-0   Jose Martin Devia RTD 5 (10) 1977-11-18   Mendoza
Win 7-0   Alberto Orlando Martin PTS 10 (10) 1977-11-04   Villa María
Win 6-0   Hector Hugo Lopez PTS 8 (8) 1977-10-07   Mendoza
Win 5-0   Rodolfo Trujillo TKO 2 (8) 1977-09-02   Mendoza
Win 4-0   Carlos Ramon Baez PTS 8 (8) 1977-08-12   Mendoza
Win 3-0   Manuel Enrique Quinteros PTS 8 (8) 1977-07-15   Mendoza
Win 2-0   Felix Humberto Ruarte PTS 6 (6) 1977-04-27   Mendoza
Win 1-0   Raul Anchagna TKO 5 (6) 1976-12-01   Mendoza

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "A 31 años de la pelea entre "Falucho" Laciar y Gustavo Ballas | Mundo D". Mundod.lavoz.com.ar. 1904-03-15. Retrieved 2015-09-20.
  2. ^ "Ballas: la mejor victoria de su vida". clarin.com.

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Achievements
Inaugural Champion WBA super flyweight champion
September 12, 1981 – December 5, 1981
Succeeded by
Rafael Pedroza