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.
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