Jesús Pimentel

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Jesús "Little Poison" Pimentel (born February 17, 1940 in Sayula, Jalisco, Mexico) was a Mexican bantamweight boxer who fought from 1960 to 1971.

Professional career[edit]

Pimentel was a fan favorite at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and at The Forum due to his terrific punching power.[citation needed] Pimentel won 77 bouts, 68 by knockout, and lost 7.

Despite his record, Pimentel was denied a chance at the bantamweight title until he was past his prime. His last professional fight was an unsuccessful attempt to wrest the crown from all-time great bantamweight champion Rubén Olivares on December 14, 1971. Despite a valiant effort, Olivares stopped Pimentel on an eleventh round TKO.


  • He was selected to The Ring's list of 100 greatest punchers of all time.
  • He was inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame.

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