Jose Aguirre Boxer Career Highlights

Early Life and Amateur Career

Jose Antonio Aguirre was born on July 5, 1975 in Cardenas, Tabasco, Mexico. He had a passion for boxing from a young age and pursued the sport as an amateur before turning professional in 1995.

Professional Boxing Career

Aguirre made his professional debut in February 1995 with a unanimous decision victory over Felipe Mateos in Mexico City. He quickly rose through the ranks of the minimumweight division.

WBC Minimumweight Champion

On February 11, 2000, Aguirre captured the WBC minimumweight title by defeating Wandee Singwangcha. He went on to make seven successful defenses of the title over the next four years.

His reign as WBC champion came to an end on January 10, 2004 when he lost the belt to Eagle Kyowa by unanimous decision after 12 rounds.

Later Career

After losing his world title, Aguirre continued fighting for several more years. He challenged for regional titles at light flyweight but came up short in world title bids against Brian Viloria in 2006 and Ulises Solis in 2007.

Aguirre’s final professional bout was a 10-round loss to Gabriel Ramirez in September 2015. He retired with a record of 35 wins (21 KOs), 11 losses, and 1 draw.

Boxing Style and Achievements

Known as “El Jaguar,” Aguirre was an aggressive pressure fighter with heavy hands. His KO ratio of over 50% attests to his punching power despite his small stature.

Aguirre’s greatest achievement was becoming the first world champion from the state of Tabasco when he won the WBC minimumweight title in 2000. He is considered a boxing pioneer from that region of Mexico.

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