| Alexander Munoz|
| Super flyweight|
5 ft. 5½ in. (166 cm.)
| February 8, 1979 (age 36)
San Felix Bolivar, Venezuela (1979-02-08) |
Super flyweight, Super bantamweight
Celes Kobayashi, Leo Santa Cruz, Koki Kameda
Alexander Muñoz Wikipedia
Alexander Muñoz (born February 8, 1979) is a Venezuelan professional boxer who has held the WBA super flyweight title twice; from 2002 to 2004, and from 2007 to 2008. He also challenged for the WBA bantamweight title in 2010. Muñoz's strong punching power earned him the nickname of "El Explosivo"; to date, 79% of his wins have come via knockout.
Munoz had an outstanding amateur career, compiling a record of 163 wins, 9 loses, and 129 knockouts in 172 bouts. Not to be confused with a former amateur boxer of the same name from Puerto Rico.
Munoz turned professional in 1998 and captured the WBA super flyweight title with an 8th round TKO win over Celes Kobayashi in 2002. He defended the title three times before losing by a split decision to Martín Castillo on December 3, 2004.
He recaptured the belt on May 3, 2007 with a unanimous decision win over Nobuo Nashiro. On January 14, 2008, Muñoz defended his belt by against Katsushige Kawashima, a former WBC super flyweight champion, in a similar way.
On May 17, 2008, Muñoz lost to WBC champion Cristian Mijares via a split decision in a unification bout. Mijares then became WBA super champion.