Re: Saensak Muangsurin vs. Miguel Velazquez
June 29, 1976
Miguel Velazquez (Madrid, Spain)
The 31 1/2 year-old veteran Spaniard.
Had a 'super record' of 64-3-3 (32 KO's), primarily scoring wins over the Top European Lightweights.
The 5' 7" Velazquez, was 'truly' a 135 lb. Lightweight campaigning in the 140 lb. Light-Welterweight division.
Miguel, at 31 1/2 years of age, was 6-years past his prime, and was ready to retire, when he got this 'gift'
to challenge for the WBC Light-Welterweight Championship, when his Manager Enrique Soria was able to
get Promoter Luis Martin Berrocal to put up the finances, as well as pay the Champion an additional fee.
Miguel Velazquez will receive a fight purse of 3,000,000 Pesetas ($25,000 U.S. Dollars).
Saensak Muangsurin will receive a fight purse of 9,000,000 Pesetas ($75,000 U.S. Dollars)
Ranked as the #9 WBC Light-Welterweight, some Spain boxing pundits felt that Miguel's experience would
lead him to victory over the '5-Bout' pro-experienced Champion - Saensak Muangsurin.
At 5' 7" - Miguel Velazquez was a stand-up boxer, typical of the European style, with a sharp left jab,
and a crisp and accurate straight right hand. Miguel was a very good boxer, and possessed excellent ring skills.
Miguel made up for his lack of power by utilizing his fast hands early in the bout, and then by putting on the
pressure in the later rounds.
During his current streak, when he came out of 'retirement' on June 28, 1972 (the past 4-years), Miguel has gone
18-1-0 (7 KO's), which includes the Spanish Lightweight Championship.
Miguel is also the former European Lightweight Champion. He had lost the title back on July 31, 1971 -
when he was stopped (L KO 4) to Antonio Puddo of Italy. Following that loss, he retired for 1-year.
Miguel also defeated 'undefeated' Scot -Ken Buchanan 33-0-0 on January 29, 1970 - to win the 'vacant'
European Lightweight Championship.
Last edited by Senor Pepe'; 08-01-2012 at 09:23 PM.