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|Real name||Hugo Pastor Corro|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (173 cm)|
|Reach||172 cm (68 in)|
|Born||November 5, 1953|
San Carlos, Mendoza, Argentina
|Died||June 15, 2007 (aged 53)|
|Wins by KO||26|
Corro beat Rodrigo Valdez for the world middleweight title, and he would beat Valdez in a rematch. Valdez had succeeded Carlos Monzón as world champion. Since Monzon had beaten Valdez twice also during his period as champion, the comparisons between Corro and Monzon became inevitable. The fact that Corro went to Europe to defend his title was another common trait he shared with Monzon. Corro's championship reign would ultimately prove to be inferior to Monzon's however, as Corro defended his title successfully only twice, and Monzon retained the crown for a then record of fourteen times.
Hugo Corro began fighting as a professional on August 30, 1973, with a sixth round knockout victory against Gustavo Dieff in the Argentine city of Tunuyan. His first ten bouts as a professional were held in Tunuyan. He had a draw (tie) against Pedro Pablo Bazan during his second fight, held on September 15, 16 days after his debut.
Corro reeled off three consecutive knockout wins, then faced Bazan in a rematch, on December 7. On his last fight of 1973, Corro was declared winner when Bazan was disqualified in the fourth round.
Corro won one more fight, and then, he fought ten rounds for the first time in his career, when he defeated Ramon Roberts by a ten-round decision on February 6, 1974. After another victory, he fought Juan Carlos Artaza on July 17. From a status standpoint, the fight had little significance, since Artaza only had two previous bouts, and he had lost both of them. But this was Corro's first fight outside Tunuyan. He beat Artaza by a ten-round decision in San Juan.
After one more win, he faced Hugo Saavedra, then a well established middleweight contender, on November 11. Saavedra gave Corro his first defeat, when he knocked out the future champion in the eighth round.
Corro rebounded with a sixth-round knockout win over Hugo Obregon on March 7, 1975. That marked the beginning of a thirteen fight winning streak, which included a rematch with Roberts, knocked out in six on July 4, two more fights with Obregon, both of which ended with Corro winning ten-round decisions, a victory by decision in ten against Norberto Cabrera, and two more fights against Saavedra.
His first rematch with Saavedra, on September 27, marked Corro's Buenos Aires debut. Corro was able to avenge his first defeat when he outpointed Saavedra over ten rounds. Their third bout, held on March 5, 1976 at Córdoba, ended when Saavedra was disqualified in the tenth round.
After a win against Roque Roldan, Corro met Norberto Cabrera for a second time. On May 21, he lost to Cabrera by a ten-round decision, in Buenos Aires. Corro, however, once again bounced back well, winning his next seven fights by knockout, including a rematch with Juan Carlos Artaza, who was beaten in round ten on September 10.
On December 10, he got his first shot at a title, when he fought Julio Medina for the vacant Argentine middleweight title. Corro won the national championship by knocking Medina out in round three of a fight that was scheduled for twelve rounds.
After two victories over Rodolfo Rosales, Corro had his first fight abroad, boxing against Marcelo Quinones on May 9, 1977, for the South American middleweight title, in Lima, Peru. He conquered the continental championship by decisioning Quinones over twelve rounds. The win also earned him a spot among the world's top ten middleweight challengers for the first time.
Corro followed that win with seven more victories, including title defenses of both his Argentine and his South American middleweight titles, before he got his first opportunity at becoming world champion: on April 22, 1978, Corro became the undisputed world middleweight champion by beating Valdez by a fifteen-round decision in Italy.
His first world title defense came against Ronnie Harris, on August 5, back in Argentina. He outpointed Harris over fifteen rounds, and then, on November 11, he retained the title in his rematch with Valdez, by a fifteen-round decision at Buenos Aires.
He traveled to Monte Carlo, where Monzon defended his title a few times, to face Vito Antuofermo for his third world title defense. Corro lost the title on June 30 of 1979 in a fight that was actually held at Monaco's royal palace. Corro in reality lost his title by only one point, as Antuofermo beat him by a split decision, and each judge had a one-point difference on their scorecard (scores of 146-145, 145-146 and 142-143). Asked about the fight during the press conference that proceeded it, Corro answered "I only had one problem, his head". By saying this, he meant that he felt Antuofermo butted him many times during the contest.
After winning one more fight and losing another one, Corro decided to retire for the first time in 1981. Inspired by the relative success of his much younger brother Osvaldo, a contender during the late 1980s, however, Hugo attempted a comeback during 1988. He made some headlines after winning his first two bouts, but he lost three of his next four bouts, with one draw. On September 16 of '88 he lost to another famous Argentine boxer, Juan Roldán, by knockout in round one. After losing by knockout in four rounds to Hugo Antonio Corti on February 17 of 1989, Corro retired from boxing for good.
Corro had one fight in Chile. He never boxed in the United States as a professional.
Corro had a record of 50 wins, 7 losses and 2 draws as a professional boxer, with 29 wins by way of knockout. On June 15, 2007, he died after suffering from an acute liver disease.
Professional boxing recordEdit
|Professional record summary|
|59 fights||50 wins||7 losses|
|59||Loss||50–7–2||Antonio Corti||KO||4 (10)||Feb 17, 1989||Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|58||Draw||50–6–2||Jorge García||PTS||10||Dec 9, 1988||Neuquén, Neuquén, Argentina|
|57||Loss||50–6–1||Juan Roldán||KO||1 (10)||Sep 16, 1988||Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|56||Loss||50–5–1||Miguel Angel Maldonado||PTS||10||Jul 8, 1988||Tandil, Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|55||Win||50–4–1||Manuel Perez||PTS||10||Jun 9, 1988||Tunuyán, Mendoza, Argentina|
|54||Win||49–4–1||Juan Carlos Ledesma||KO||4 (10)||Feb 4, 1988||Tunuyán, Mendoza, Argentina|
|53||Loss||48–4–1||Antonio Garrido||MD||10||Dec 4, 1981||Santiago, Santiago, Chile|
|52||Win||48–3–1||Juan Alberto Mora||KO||5 (10)||Jul 17, 1981||Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|51||Loss||47–3–1||Vito Antuofermo||SD||15||Jun 30, 1979||Esplanade de Fontvieille, Monte Carlo, Monaco||Lost WBA, WBC, The Ring, and lineal middleweight titles|
|50||Win||47–2–1||Rodrigo Valdéz||UD||15||Nov 11, 1978||Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina||Retained WBA, WBC, The Ring, and lineal middleweight titles|
|49||Win||46–2–1||Willie Warren||PTS||10||Oct 6, 1978||Mendoza, Mendoza, Argentina|
|48||Win||45–2–1||Ronnie Harris||UD||15||Aug 5, 1978||Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina||Retained WBA, WBC, The Ring, and lineal middleweight titles|
|47||Win||44–2–1||Rodrigo Valdéz||UD||15||Apr 22, 1978||Teatro Ariston, Sanremo, Liguria, Italy||Won WBA, WBC, The Ring, and lineal middleweight titles|
|46||Win||43–2–1||Juan Carlos Bogado||PTS||10||Mar 3, 1978||Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|45||Win||42–2–1||Antonio Garrido||PTS||12||Dec 20, 1977||Mendoza, Mendoza, Argentina||Retained South American middleweight title|
|44||Win||41–2–1||Mario Romersi||PTS||8||Nov 19, 1977||Palazzo dello Sport, Turin, Piedmont, Italy|
|43||Win||40–2–1||Bob Patterson||KO||5 (10)||Nov 5, 1977||Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|42||Win||39–2–1||Roque Roldan||PTS||10||Oct 17, 1977||Villa Carlos Paz, Córdoba, Argentina|
|41||Win||38–2–1||Norberto Fleitas||KO||2 (12)||Sep 2, 1977||Mendoza, Mendoza, Argentina||Retained South American middleweight title|
|40||Win||37–2–1||Pedro Duarte||PTS||12||Jul 2, 1977||Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina||Retained Argentine middleweight title|
|39||Win||36–2–1||Marcelo Quiñones||SD||12||May 9, 1977||Estadio Nacional, Lima, Lima, Peru||Won South American middleweight title|
|38||Win||35–2–1||Rodolfo Rosales||PTS||10||Apr 6, 1977||San Luis, San Luis, Argentina|
|37||Win||34–2–1||Rodolfo Rosales||PTS||10||Feb 23, 1977||Mendoza, Mendoza, Argentina|
|36||Win||33–2–1||Julio Medina||TKO||3 (12)||Dec 10, 1976||Mendoza, Mendoza, Argentina||Won vacant Argentine middleweight title|
|35||Win||32–2–1||Pedro Acuña||TKO||1 (6)||Nov 26, 1976||Tunuyán, Mendoza, Argentina|
|34||Win||31–2–1||Raul Paez||TKO||2 (10)||Nov 5, 1976||Mendoza, Mendoza, Argentina|
|33||Win||30–2–1||Francisco Rodriguez Martin||TKO||2 (8)||Oct 8, 1976||Palacio de Deportes, Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain|
|32||Win||29–2–1||Juan Carlos Artaza||KO||10 (10)||Sep 10, 1976||Mendoza, Mendoza, Argentina|
|31||Win||28–2–1||Juan Carlos Bogado||TKO||10 (10)||Aug 6, 1976||Tunuyán, Mendoza, Argentina|
|30||Win||27–2–1||Roberto Marziali||TKO||9 (10)||Jul 8, 1976||Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina|
|29||Win||26–2–1||Gregorio Navarro||TKO||4 (10)||Jun 11, 1976||Tunuyán, Mendoza, Argentina|
|28||Loss||25–2–1||Norberto Cabrera||PTS||10||May 21, 1976||Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|27||Win||25–1–1||Roque Roldan||PTS||10||Mar 27, 1976||Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|26||Win||24–1–1||Hugo Saavedra||DQ||10 (10)||Mar 5, 1976||Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina|
|25||Win||23–1–1||Hugo Obregon||PTS||10||Feb 6, 1976||Salta, Salta, Argentina|
|24||Win||22–1–1||Hugo Obregon||PTS||10||Dec 19, 1975||Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina|
|23||Win||21–1–1||Norberto Cabrera||PTS||10||Nov 7, 1975||Tunuyán, Mendoza, Argentina|
|22||Win||20–1–1||Hugo Saavedra||PTS||10||Sep 27, 1975||Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|21||Win||19–1–1||Camilo Gaitan||RTD||4 (10)||Aug 22, 1975||Mendoza, Mendoza, Argentina|
|20||Win||18–1–1||Octavio Escauriza||KO||3 (10)||Jul 25, 1975||Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|19||Win||17–1–1||Ramon Robert||RTD||6 (10)||Jul 4, 1975||Villa Mercedes, San Luis, Argentina|
|18||Win||16–1–1||Norberto Fleitas||TKO||4 (10)||Jun 13, 1975||Mendoza, Mendoza, Argentina|
|17||Win||15–1–1||Orlando Nasul||PTS||10||May 29, 1975||Salta, Salta, Argentina|
|16||Win||14–1–1||Eliseo Nieva||TKO||8 (10)||Mar 26, 1975||Mendoza, Mendoza, Argentina|
|15||Win||13–1–1||Hugo Obregón||TKO||6 (10)||Mar 7, 1975||Salta, Salta, Argentina|
|14||Loss||12–1–1||Hugo Saavedra||KO||8 (10)||Nov 8, 1974||Tunuyán, Mendoza, Argentina|
|13||Win||12–0–1||Ruben Martinez||TKO||5 (10)||Oct 4, 1974||San Juan, San Juan, Argentina|
|12||Win||11–0–1||Carlos Robledo||TKO||7 (10)||Sep 8, 1974||Tunuyán, Mendoza, Argentina|
|11||Win||10–0–1||Juan Carlos Artaza||PTS||10||Jul 19, 1974||San Juan, San Juan, Argentina|
|10||Win||9–0–1||Orlando Nasul||PTS||10||Jun 20, 1974||Tunuyán, Mendoza, Argentina|
|9||Win||8–0–1||Ruben Martinez||TKO||5 (10)||Apr 14, 1974||Tunuyán, Mendoza, Argentina|
|8||Win||7–0–1||Ramon Robert||PTS||10||Feb 8, 1974||Tunuyán, Mendoza, Argentina|
|7||Win||6–0–1||Rafael Lazcano||KO||3 (6)||Dec 21, 1973||Tunuyán, Mendoza, Argentina|
|6||Win||5–0–1||Pedro Bazan||DQ||4 (8)||Dec 7, 1973||Tunuyán, Mendoza, Argentina|
|5||Win||4–0–1||Oscar Mercado||KO||7 (8)||Nov 23, 1973||Tunuyán, Mendoza, Argentina|
|4||Win||3–0–1||Raul Fleita||KO||2 (6)||Oct 26, 1973||Tunuyán, Mendoza, Argentina|
|3||Win||2–0–1||Juan Carlos Cantero||RTD||4 (6)||Oct 5, 1973||Tunuyán, Mendoza, Argentina|
|2||Draw||1–0–1||Pedro Bazan||PTS||6||Sep 15, 1973||Tunuyán, Mendoza, Argentina|
|1||Win||1–0||Gastón Diet||TKO||6 (6)||Aug 30, 1973||Tunuyán, Mendoza, Argentina|
| WBA Middleweight Champion
April 22, 1978 – June 30, 1979
| WBC Middleweight Champion|
April 22, 1978 – June 30, 1979
| The Ring Middleweight Champion|
April 22, 1978 – June 30, 1979
| Lineal Middleweight Champion|
April 22, 1978 – June 30, 1979