Perico Fernandez

Perico Fernandez
Born Pedro Fernández Castillejos
(1952-10-19)19 October 1952
Died 11 November 2016(2016-11-11) (aged 64)
Occupation Boxer

Perico Fernandez (19 October 1952 – 11 November 2016) was a professional boxer from Zaragoza, Spain. He was a WBC light welterweight champion.[1]

Pro career

Fernandez turned pro in 1972 and captured the vacant WBC light welterweight title in 1974 with a split decision win over Lion Furuyama. He lost the belt the following year to Saensak Muangsurin by TKO, with Muangsurin setting a World record by becoming world champion in only his 3rd fight. They fought a rematch in 1977 with Muangsurin winning a decision. Fernandez retired in 1987.

See also


  1. Zaragoza, Raúl Lahoz. "Muere el excampeón mundial Perico Fernández". Retrieved 11 November 2016.
Preceded by
Bruno Arcari
WBC Light Welterweight Champion
September 21, 1974 July 15, 1975
Succeeded by
Saensak Muangsurin

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