Josť "Pipino" Cuevas (born December 27, 1957 in Santo Tomas de Los Platanos,
Mexico) is a Mexican former world champion boxer.
Cuevas won the WBA welterweight title from Angel Espada via KO in 1976 and
made 10 successful defenses against Billy Backus, Pete Ranzany, Harold Volbrecht, Clyde Gray, and Scott Clark, along with
two rematches with Espada. Cuevas finally lost his title in 1980 to the up-and-coming hometown hero Thomas Hearns in Detroit.
Hearns knocked him out in the second round. After that, perhaps the only really notable opponent he had was Roberto Duran,
who stopped him in the fourth round in the spring of 1983. He also lost to former world title challenger Jun Sok-Hwang and
future or former world champions Jorge Vaca and Lupe Aquino before finally retiring in 1989. In 2002, Cuevas became a member
of the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
Pipino Cuevas finished with a career record of 35 wins, 15 losses, 0 draws,
with 31 knockouts.
vs Espada I, II
Pipino Cuevas TKO2 Pete Ranzany 9-9-1978-GOT
vs Clark - Got d/l
Pipino Cuevas TKO2 Billy Backus 5-20-1978
Cuevas W15 Randy Shields 7-30-1979
Pipino Cuevas - Harold Volbrecht (hilights)
Pipino Cuevas L10 Roger Stafford (1981)
Pipino Cuevas TKO6 Shoji Tsujimoto- WBA Welterweight
Pipino Cuevas TKO10 Angel Espada III - WBA
Welterweight Title (1979)