Belinda Laracuente

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Belinda Laracuente
Statistics
Weight(s) Super-bantamweight
Nationality Puerto Rican
Born (1980-06-14) June 14, 1980 (age 40)
Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
Boxing record
Total fights58
Wins26
Wins by KO9
Losses28
Draws3
No contests1

Belinda Laracuente (born 1980) is a women's boxing competitor from Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, where she lived from 1989 to 1998. Her nickname is Brown Sugar. [1] [2]

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Laracuente's debuted as a professional boxer on February 12, 1997, against Karen Nye, whom Laracuente beat. She fought former world champion Cora Webber, and lost that fight.

On October 10, 1999, she reached a draw in four rounds with Jeanne Martinez. After winning her next fight, she went to Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, where she got arrested the night before the fight for gambling before reaching that state's legal age for that activity. She spent a night in jail, and then lost a decision in ten rounds to Denise Moraetes.

In her next bout, Laracuente beat future world champion Daniela Somers by a unanimous decision in Miami. After Somers went on to win the world title by beating Leah Melinger, Laracuente asked for a rematch but with the world title on the line, but was denied by Somers' management.

She won three more bouts, and then she faced Zulfia Koutdoussova, losing a split decision to her.

Next came Laracuente's first world title try. Facing world champion Christy Martin at the Félix Trinidad-David Reid Pay Per View undercard, Laracuente lost a decision in eight rounds, in a bout that HBO Boxing commentator Jim Lampley said that he thought Laracuente should have won by 78 to 74 on his unofficial score. [3]

After losing one more fight, she retired, but in December 2002 she announced plans to return into the ring, with hopes of getting a new world title chance.

On May 14, 2005, she returned, losing a decision to Mary Jo Sanders, in Kinder, Louisiana. She later lost also to Layla McCarter. [4]

On July 8, 2005, she fought Missy Fiorentino on short notice, losing a unanimous decision to the undefeated prospect. [5]

In 2007 Esther Phiri defeated Belinda to become a world champion. [6] [7] [8]

In 2008, she appeared as a defendant on The People's Court . She was sued by a one-time cornerman who claimed Laracuente never paid him for his services. The cornerman had sued for $2500 of her $7000 purse, plus an additional $2500 for embarrassment and threats, but was awarded only $350 by judge Marilyn Milian.

Laracuente ended her boxing career on June 22, 2012, with a career record of 26-28-3 (9 KO's).

She also appeared in an episode of Made when a teenager was being made into a boxer.

Professional boxing record

Professional record summary
58 fights26 wins28 losses
By knockout91
By decision1727
Draws3
No contests1
No.ResultRecordOpponentTypeRound, timeDateLocationNotes
58Loss26–3–28 Flag of Argentina.svg Monica Silvina AcostaTKOAug 9, 2013 Flag of Argentina.svg Club Estudiantes, Santa Rosa, La Pampa, ArgentinaWBA World female super lightweight title
57Win26–3–27 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Jelena Mrdjenovich UD8Jun 29, 2012 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
56Win26–3–26 Flag of the United States.svg Nicole WoodsUDMar 27, 2012 Flag of the United States.svg Grand Ballroom, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
55Loss26–3–25 Flag of the United States.svg Layla McCarter UDAug 13, 2011 Flag of the United States.svg Santa Ana Star Casino, Bernalillo, New Mexico, USA
54Win Flag of the United States.svg DJ MorrisonUDOct 16, 2010 Flag of the United States.svg Sky Ute Casino, Ignacio, Colorado, USA
53Win Flag of the United States.svg Lakeysha WilliamsUDSep 29, 2009 Flag of the United States.svg Yesha Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
52Loss Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Jessica Rakoczy UDApr 23, 2009 Flag of the United States.svg Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California, USA
51Loss Flag of Kenya.svg Fatuma Zarika UDDec 20, 2008 Flag of Kenya.svg Charter Hall, Nairobi, Kenyainterim Women's International Boxing Federation World super bantamweight title
50Loss Flag of France.svg Anne Sophie Mathis UDNov 22, 2008 Flag of France.svg Les Vielles Forges, Les Mazures, Ardennes, FranceWBA World female super lightweight title
49Loss Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Jaime Clampitt UDMar 14, 2008 Flag of the United States.svg Twin River Event Center, Lincoln, Rhode Island, USAInternational Women's Boxing Federation World lightweight title
48Loss Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Jessica Rakoczy UD8Feb 29, 2008 Flag of the United States.svg Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California, USANABF female lightweight title
47Loss Flag of the United States.svg Holly Holm UD10Feb 7, 2008 Flag of the United States.svg Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California, USAInternational Female Boxers Association World welterweight title
46Loss Flag of Zambia.svg Esther Phiri UDDec 1, 2007 Flag of Zambia.svg Woodlands Stadium, Lusaka, Zambia
45Win Flag of the United States.svg Melissa Del Valle UDJun 15, 2007 Flag of Zambia.svg Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAGlobal Boxing Union Female World super lightweight title
44Loss Flag of Brazil.svg Duda Yankovich UDMar 17, 2007 Flag of Brazil.svg Companhia Athletica Brooklyn, Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, BrazilWomen's International Boxing Association World super lightweight title
43Loss Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Jelena Mrdjenovich UDFeb 10, 2007 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Delta South Hotel, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
42Loss Flag of the United States.svg Melissa Fiorentino UDDec 1, 2006 Flag of the United States.svg Convention Center, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
41Loss Flag of the United States.svg Layla McCarter UDNov 17, 2006 Flag of the United States.svg Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAvacant Global Boxing Union Female World lightweight title
40NC Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Jessica Rakoczy NCSep 2, 2006 Flag of the United States.svg Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
39Loss Flag of France.svg Myriam Lamare UDJul 17, 2006 Flag of France.svg La Palestre, Le Cannet, Alpes-Maritimes, FranceWBA World female super lightweight title
38Loss Flag of France.svg Myriam Lamare UDMar 18, 2006 Flag of France.svg Palais des Sport Marcel Cerdan, Levallois-Perret, Hauts-de-Seine, FranceWBA World female super lightweight title
37Draw Flag of the United States.svg Valanna McGeePTSFeb 3, 2006 Flag of the United States.svg Win-River Casino, Redding, California, USA
36Loss Flag of the United States.svg Chevelle Hallback UDNov 18, 2005 Flag of France.svg Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, CanadaWomen's International Boxing Association World super featherweight title
35Loss Flag of Japan.svg Emiko Raika PTSOct 1, 2005 Flag of Japan.svg Roppongi Velfarre, Tokyo, Japan
34Win Flag of the United States.svg Ann SaccuratoSDAug 26, 2005 Flag of the United States.svg Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York, USA
33Loss Flag of the United States.svg Melissa Fiorentino UDJul 8, 2005 Flag of the United States.svg Hampton Beach Casino, Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, USA
32Loss Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Kara Ro Jun 10, 2005 Flag of the United States.svg State Fair Grounds, Detroit, Michigan, USAvacant Women's International Boxing Association World lightweight title
31Loss Flag of the United States.svg Mary Jo Sanders UDMay 14, 2005 Flag of the United States.svg Coushatta Casino Resort, Kinder, Louisiana, USA
30Loss Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Jessica Rakoczy UDApr 1, 2005 Flag of the United States.svg Palace Indian Gaming Center, Lemoore, California, USAInternational Boxing Association female lightweight title vacant WBA-NABA female lightweight title
29Loss Flag of the United States.svg Sumya Anani UDJan 22, 2005 Flag of the United States.svg Coushatta Casino Resort, Kinder, Louisiana, USAInternational Boxing Association female welterweight title
28Win Flag of the United States.svg Iva WestonUDFeb 28, 2004 Flag of the United States.svg Seminole Casino, Coconut Creek, Florida, USA
27Draw Flag of the United States.svg Tracy Byrd PTSJun 28, 2003 Flag of the United States.svg Seminole Casino, Coconut Creek, Florida, USA
26Win Flag of the United States.svg Gina GreenwaldMar 29, 2003 Flag of the United States.svg Seminole Casino, Coconut Creek, Florida, USA
25Win Flag of the United States.svg Janae ArchuletaUDJan 18, 2003 Flag of the United States.svg Seminole Casino, Coconut Creek, Florida, USA
24Win Flag of the United States.svg Carla WitherspoonUDAug 30, 2002 Flag of the United States.svg Holiday Inn, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA
23Loss Flag of the United States.svg Karla RedoUDMay 12, 2000 Flag of the United States.svg Davidson Theatre, Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA
22Loss Flag of the United States.svg Christy Martin MDMar 3, 2000 Flag of the United States.svg Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
21Loss Flag of Russia.svg Zulfia KutdyusovaMDAug 14, 1999 Flag of the United States.svg Loews Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
20Win Flag of the United States.svg Mitzi JeterUDMay 29, 1999 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan, Puerto Rico
19Win Flag of the United States.svg Glenda WatkinsUDMar 26, 1999 Flag of the United States.svg Park Plaza Hotel, Hialeah, Florida, USA
18Win Flag of the United States.svg Carla WitherspoonUDFeb 26, 1999 Flag of the United States.svg Milander Auditorium, Hialeah, Florida, USA
17Win Flag of the United States.svg Daniella SomersFeb 5, 1999 Flag of the United States.svg Jai Alai Fronton, Miami, Florida, USA
16Loss Flag of the United States.svg Denise MoraetesUDDec 3, 1998 Flag of the United States.svg Casino Magic, Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi, USA
15Win Flag of the United States.svg Tawayna BroxtonUD0ct 16, 1998 Flag of the United States.svg Miccosukee Indian Gaming Resort, Miami, Florida, USA
14Draw Flag of the United States.svg Jeanne MartinezPTS0ct 8, 1998 Flag of the United States.svg New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
13Win Flag of the United States.svg Gail Grandchamp TKOSep 12, 1998 Flag of the United States.svg Miccosukee Indian Gaming Resort, Miami, Florida, USA
12Win Flag of the United States.svg Lasha ChurchKOJun 27, 1998 Flag of the United States.svg North River Gym, Miami, Florida, USA
11Win Flag of the United States.svg Jasmine LawsonTKOApr 18, 1998 Flag of the United States.svg Miccosukee Indian Gaming Resort, Miami, Florida, USA
10Win Flag of the United States.svg Sharon TillerTKOApr 3, 1998 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez, Bayamon, Puerto Rico
9Win Flag of the United States.svg Shannise DavisTKOFeb 18, 1998 Flag of the United States.svg Miccosukee Indian Gaming Resort, Miami, Florida, USA
8Win Flag of the United States.svg Tawayna BroxtonUDOct 24, 1997 Flag of the United States.svg Classic Club, Hialeah, Florida, USA
7Win Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Hayde N'unezTKOSep 27, 1997 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Marriott Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico
6Win Flag of the United States.svg Sue ChasePTSAug 16, 1997 Flag of Peru.svg Lima, Peru
5Win Flag of the United States.svg Lusell AaronTKOJun 22, 1997 Flag of Peru.svg Lima, Peru
4Win Flag of the United States.svg Shanna WilliamsTKOMay 30, 1997 Flag of the United States.svg Miccosukee Indian Gaming Resort, Miami, Florida, USA
3Loss Flag of the United States.svg Dora Webber UDMay 23, 1997 Flag of the United States.svg Charlotte Memorial Auditorium, Punta Gorda, Florida, USA
2Win Flag of the United States.svg Stephanie HopkinsTKOMar 14, 1997 Flag of the United States.svg Miccosukee Indian Gaming Resort, Miami, Florida, USA
1Win1–0 Flag of the United States.svg Karen NyePTS4Feb 13, 1997Milander Auditorium, Hialeah, Florida, USAProfessional debut

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