Hugo Cazares Fighter Profile, Career Record & Bio ( 34-6-2, 24 KO’s)
Hugo Fidel Cazares, born March 24, 1978 is a professional boxer who has moved through the Jr. Flyweight, Flyweight and Super Flyweight divisions. He is the current WBA Super Flyweight Champion and was previously the WBO Jr. Flyweight Champion. He has been in with some of the best fighters in the world, and sits atop of a bustling scene at 115 lbs.
Jr. Flyweight Division
Cazares made his pro debut on February 23, 1997 and won his first minor title on March 22, 2002, winning the NABO Jr. Flyweight Championship. On April 30, 2005, Cazares defeated reigning Jr. Flyweight Champion Nelson Dieppa for the WBO Jr. Flyweight Championship. He defended the WBO title against top contenders Alex Sanchez and Kaichon Sor Vorapin before defeating Nelson Dieppa again in their rematch. Cazares successfully defended the title 5 times before losing it via split decision to Ivan Calderon in Calderon’s home turf of Puerto Rico. Cazares was, however, able to drop Calderon in the 8th round. In a rematch with Calderon, after another close bout, the fight was stopped due to a accidental cut on Calderon, Cazares would lose a technical decision in his bid to regain the title. It was two disappointing results for Cazares, however, he showed the world that he could give some serious trouble to a fighter who was then considered one of the top 10 pound for pound fighters in the world.
Super Flyweight Division
After the losses against Calderon, Cazares moved 2 weight classes to Super Flyweight Division. At Super Flyweight, Cazares scored three consecutive victories including a victory over former champion Roberto Vazquez. Back in the title picture, Cazares challenged WBA Super Flyweight Champion Nobuo Nashiro in a bout that ended in a draw. The two faced off in a rematch where Cazares defeated Nashiro by unanimous decision to capture the WBA Super Flyweight Title. Cazares has successfully defended the title 3 times since.
After a rocky beginning, Cazares appears to have found his prime weight class in Jr. Bantamweight. He is currently rated as the #1 super flyweight in the world according to ProBoxing-Fans.com, and is currently in talks to try to move up and face the current Bantamweight king and top 5 pound for pounder Nonito Donaire.