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Manuel Quezada

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Nickname(s)  El Toro ("The Bull")
Name  Manuel Quezada
Total fights  34
Rated at  Heavyweight
Role  Boxer
Stance  Orthodox stance

Reach  76 in (193 cm)
Height  1.88 m
Losses  6
Nationality  American
Division  Heavyweight
Wins by ko  18
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Born  October 13, 1977 (age 38)Wasco, California, U.S. (1977-10-13)

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Manuel Quezada (born October 13, 1977) is an American professional boxer and former kickboxer. In boxing he fights at heavyweight, while in kickboxing he fought at both heavyweight and super heavyweight.


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IKF Amateur Heavyweight Title

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He won the IKF Amateur International Rules United States Amateur Heavyweight Title on March 14, 1998, Bakersfield, CA, USA, when he defeated Jason Williamson, Bakersfield, CA by KO in round 1.


But he lost to Boyd Murphy on June 6, 1998 in Bakersfield, CA, USA by unanimous decision, 48-47, 49-45, 46-45.

IKF Amateur Super Heavyweight Title

Six months later, he became the IKF Amateur International Rules California Super Heavyweight Champion on September 12, 1998 in Bakersfield, CA when he defeated Carter Williams of Modesto, CA by TKO.


In April 24, 1999, Friant, CA, USA, he was defeated by Carter Williams (3-3-1/0, 226) of Modesto, CA, USA by "Inhalant Disqualification" when it was discovered by the California Athletic Commission Rep, Dean Lohuis, that Carter's trainer had ammonia on his wipe rag during the first round break. Quezada was leading on all 3 judges cards after a first round knockdown of Williams, 10-8.

In December 11, 1999, Bakersfield, CA, USA. He defeated Sam Malioo of Long Beach, California, USA by KO at 1:44 of round 2.

In October 7, 2000, there was a proposed fight in Centennial Gardens in Bakersfield, CA. He was challenged by Sean Tuttle, (220, 6', 6-2/4, Bakersfield, CA) but the bout did not take place.

The title was retired/stripped by the IKF when Quezada demanded to be paid to defend on an event promoted by Abe Belardo in Bakersfield CA in June 2001. His challenger was Carter Williams, the same fighter he defeated to win the title 3 years earlier. This time though Williams was 40+ lbs bigger.

Quezada's Last Kickboxing bout was on December 11, 1999, and ended with an Amateur Kickboxing record of 8-3 with 4 wins by KO/TKO.

IKF West Coast Super Heavyweight Title

Quezada won this title on February 20, 1999 in Bakersfield, California, USA when he defeated Dewey Cooper of Las Vegas, Nevada by a unanimous decision 48-47, 49-46 and 49-46 Quezada turned Pro as a boxer in August 2001 which vacated his Amateur title.

Other titles

In September 2007 he won the WBC CABOFE (Caribbean Boxing Federation) heavyweight title.

2013/2014 season

Quezada was set to compete in an eight-man 95 kg/209 lb "Road to Glory" kickboxing tournament, a qualifier for the Glory promotion, in Tulsa, Oklahoma on February 1, 2013. However, he pulled out and was replaced by Dustin Jacoby who went on to win the tournament.

He lost to Tony Lopez via unanimous decision in the semi-finals of a four-man tournament at WCK Muay Thai: Beauty and the Beast in Lemoore, California on May 1, 2014.


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