SANTOS LACIAR English
SANTOS LACIAR WON HIS PLACE IN BOXING HISTORY FOR WINNING 2 CROWNS IN DIFFERENT DIVISIONS
On December 3rd, 1976, Laciar faced Carlos Maliene in Argentina in his professional debut. He was known for his strength and for being exceptionally gifted in the flyweight division. Among his accomplishments, he won the world championship in the 115-lb. super flyweight division.
On March 28th, 1981, he knocked out Peter Mathebula in the seventh round, in South Africa, and won the world flyweight title of the oldest boxing association in the world, the WBA. On June 6th, 1981, he lost it to Panamanian boxer Luis Ibarra in Argentina, in a 15-round match where the best
On May 1st, 1982, he knocked out Mexican boxer Juan Herrera in round 13 of a match held in Mexico City to recover the WBA world flyweight championship. He defended his second flyweight title successfully on 9 occasions, then renounced it to contend in the super flyweight division, 115-lb. division.
On August 30th, 1996, he faced Mexican boxer Gilberto Román in Argentina for the WBC world super flyweight title. It was a draw. On May 16th, 1987, he knocked out Gilberto Román in France and became the new WBC champion in the 115-lb. division. On August 8th, 1987, he lost by decision against "Sugar Baby" Rojas.
He tried to regain his crown against Gilberto Román on September 12th, 1989, and lost by judges' decision. On December 21st, 1990, he made another attempt at staying in the ring and exploiting his possibilities, and lost his final match against Hugo Soto in 10 rounds. His style was upfront and direct, and he held 2 different world titles in two separate divisions. He hung up his gloves with a record of 79 wins, 10 losses, 11 ties and 31 knockouts.