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Victor Emilio Galindez

Titles: WBA light heavyweight champion 1974-1978 and 1979

Record: 55-9-4

Born: November 2, 1948 in Vedia, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Years active: 1969-1979

Nickname: None

Galindez had a reputation as a wild man both in and out of the ring and 
lived life on the edge. His boxing skills were very good and his punch 
was better. He only held the WBA title but he was good enough to reign 
in any era. As a boy Victor worked the fields of his uncles farm but by 
the age of 16 was fighting in unlicensed bouts, showing up in leopard skin 
robes and trunks. At the age of 19 Galindez hiding his past pro bouts 
boxed for Argentina in the 1968 Olympics. After he lost he resumed his 
"official" pro career. Because of his penchant for partying his career did
not take off to well only wining half of his first 22 fights. I am not 
sure what happened after the 22nd bout but he matured almost overnight and 
went on a 23 bout wining streak. The Argentine and South American titles 
were won during this streak. In his first world title bout Galindez took 
apart American Len Hutchins in 13 rounds. The amazing part was not the 
fight but the fact that Galindez smashed his right knee in a car accident 
and damaged his angle all one month before his title fight. To top that 
off he became ill the day of the fight after eating a local specialty a
plate of frogs before the fight! Galindez was a popular champion 
(especially in Italy) who reigned for 4 years and 10 title defenses 
against good fighters all over the world. Jorge Ahumada, Jaqui Lopez, 
Richie Kates, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad were all beaten. The last 3 he beat 
twice. The first fight with Kates in South Africa was a thrilling blood
bath where Galindez came back to knockout Kates in the last round to 
retain his title. His lifestyle started to catch up with Galindez and he 
found it harder to make the weight. This was his undoing when Mike Rossman 
upset him in New Orleans. In the rematch a fit Galindez beat Rossman with 
one arm as Galindez dislocated his elbow but managed to fight on to win a 
decision. It was a short lived victory however when Marvin Johnson broke 
the jaw of Galindez in the next title defense and took his title. He would 
only box and win one more time before detached retinas in both eyes forced 
Victor into retirement. Galindez was a avid car racing fan and while 
learning to become a pro racer his car broke down on the track. Galindez 
was standing by his broken down car when another racer lost control of his 
car and mowed Galindez down taking his life instantly. Galindez lived fast 
and packed a long lifetime of memories into a all too short life.
       

Victor Galindez

Career Record: 55 W, 9 L, 4 D, 2 NC (34 K.O's)


     1969

     May 10  Ramon Ruiz              Buenos Aires            KO 4
     Jun 28  Ruperto Robledo         Buenos Aires            KO 3
     Aug 16  Adolfo Cejas            Azul, Argentina         D 10

     1970

     Jan 17  Adolfo Cardoza          Buenos Aires            KO 5
     Mar 13  Ramon Rocha             Rosario, Argentina      KO 9
     Apr 8   Juan Aguilar            Buenos Aires            L 10
     May 9   Ramon Cerrezuela        Lujan, Argentina        KO 6
     May 20  Alfredo Segura          Buenos Aires            TKO 3
     Jun 24  Juan Aguilar            Buenos Aires            D 10
     Jul 22  Jorge Ahumada           Buenos Aires            KO 5
     Aug 14  Juan Aguilar            Mendoza, Argentina      NC 1
     Sep 18  Juan Aguilar            Mendoza, Argentina      L 10
     Nov 28  Avenamar Peralta        Buenos Aires            L 12
          
     1971

     Jan 9   Avenemar Peralta        Buenos Aires            W 10
     Apr 7   Pedro Rimovsky          Buenos Aires            NC 1
     May 24  Jorge Ahumada           Mendoza, Argentina      L 10
     Jun 12  Pedro Rimovsky          Buenos Aires            D 10
     Jul 31  Jorge Ahumada           Buenos Aires            KO 9
     Sep 11  Avenemar Peralta        Buenos Aires            TKO by 9
     Oct 30  Jorge Ahumada           Buenos Aires            KO 6
     Nov 20  Juan Aguilar            Buenos Aires            W 10
     Dec 18  Avenemar Peralta        Buenos Aires            L 10

     1972

     Jan 22  Carlos Santagada        9 de Julio, Argentina   KO 8
     May 6   Eddie Jones             Buenos Aires            W 10
     Jul 22  Juan Aguilar            Buenos Aires            W 12
     Aug 19  Adolfo Cardoza          Rosario, Argentina      TKO 4
     Sep 2   Avenemar Peralta        Buenos Aires            W 12
     Oct 7   Avenemar Peralta        Buenos Aires            W 12
     Nov 10  Oscar Wondryk           Venado Tuerto, Arg.     KO 7
     Dec 15  Juan Aguilar            Mendoza, Argentina      D 10

     1973

     Jan 29  Ruben Gonzalez          Salta, Argentina        KO 3
     Apr 14  Juan Aguilar            Buenos Aires            W 12
     May 12  Eddie Owens             Buenos Aires            KO 3
     Jul 14  Karl Zurheide           Buenos Aires            KO 2
     Aug 10  Juan Aguilar            Tucuman, Argentina      KO 6
     Sep 7   Raul Loyola             Buenos Aires            W 12
     Nov 10  Raul Loyola             Buenos Aires            TKO 8
     Dec 8   Eddie Duncan            Buenos Aires            KO 2

     1974

     Feb 16  Ray Anderson            Balcarce, Argentina     KO 2
     Apr 5   Ruben Gonzalez          Rio Cuarto, Argentina   KO 3
     Jun 8   Jose Gonzalez           Buenos Aires            W 10
     Jul 12  Domingo Silveyra        Jujuy, Argentina        KO 4
     Sep 1   Domingo Silveyra        San Juan, Argentina     KO 5
     Sep 14  Angle Oquendo           Buenos Aires            W 10
     Oct 5   Domingo Silveyra        Parana, Argentina       KO 4
     Dec 7   Len Hutchins            Buenos Aires            TKO 13
             (Wins Vacant WBA Light Heavyweight Title)
     Feb 15  John Griffin            Balacarce, Argentina    KO 6
     Apr 7   Pierre Fourie           Johannesburg            W 15
             (Retains WBA Light Heavyweight Title)
     May 16  Ray J. Elson            Las Vegas               TKO 8
     Jun 30  Jorge Ahumada           NYC, MSG                W 15
             (Retains WBA Light Heavyweight Title)
     Sep 13  Pierre Fourie           Johannesburg            W 15
             (Retains WBA Light Heavyweight Title)

     1976

     Mar 28  Harald Skog             Oslo, Norway            KO 3
             (Retains WBA Light Heavyweight Title)
     Apr 8   Jesse Burnett           Copenhagen, Denmark     W 10
     May 15  Richie Kates            Johannesburg            KO 15
             (Retains WBA Light Heavyweight Title)
     Aug 21  Bill Douglas            Buenos Aires            W 10
     Oct 5   Kosie Smith             Johannesburg            W 15
             (Retains WBA Light Heavyweight Title)

     1977

     Apr 6   Guillermo Aquirrezabala Mendoza, Argentina      KO 4
     Jun 15  Richie Kates            Rome                    W 15
             (Retains WBA Light Heavyweight Title)
     Sep 17  Alvaro Lopez            Rome                    W 15
             (Retains WBA Light Heavyweight Title)
     Oct 19  Eddie Gregory           Turin, Italy            W 15
             (Retains WBA Light Heavyweight Title)

     1978

     Apr 8   Ramon Cerrezuela        Buenos Aires            W 10
     May 6   Alvaro "Yaqui" Lopez    Via Reggio, Italy       W 15
             (Retains WBA Light Heavyweight Title)
     Jun 16  Antonio Musaldino       Mendoza, Argentina      KO 9
     Jul 8   Waldemar de Oliveira    Buenos Aires            KO 9
     Aug 19  Marcos A. Tostos        General Pico, Argentina KO 6
     Sep 15  Mike Rossman            New Orleans             TKO by 13
             (Loses WBA Light Heavyweight Title)

     1979

     Mar 10  Roberto Aguilar         San Miguel, Argentina   TKO 6
     Apr 14  Mike Rossman            New Orleans             TKO 10
             (Regains WBA Light Heavyweight Title)
     Nov 30  Marvin Johnson          New Orleans             KO by 11
             (Loses WBA Light Heavyweight Title)

     1980

     Jun 14  Jesse Burnett           Anaheim, CA             L 12