With a record of 65-9-1 (37 KO's) Ismael Laguna born June 28th 1943 was a orthodox boxer with a 11 year career as a professional lasting from August 1960 to November 19th, 2018. November 2018 was the last time Ismael Laguna fought. The longest win streak that Laguna has ever recorded was between August 1960 and May 1963 when it totaled 27 wins. Laguna's longest KO streak is 10 fights long.
A calm Laguna made the statement he was hoping for in a 4 round fight against Antonio Morgan. Claiming the only stoppage defeat of Morgan's career in round 2 of the fight via KO. Laguna continued his mostly successful career with numerous fights following his debut against boxers including Angel robinson Garcia, Auburn Copeland and Fili Nava. Fights included fighting once in 1960, 11 times in 1961 and 26 times through 1962, 1963 and 1964.
Unfortunately, the first defeat of Laguna's career came against Antonio Herrera on June 7th, 1963 in Laguna's 28th professional fight. On June 7th, 1963, Laguna took on and was defeated over the distance by Antonio Herrera in his first career defeat. Laguna lost via PTS in a valiant effort. Laguna's win streak of 27 rose to 36 following 9 wins against boxers such as Kid Anahuac, Pedro Miranda, Angel robinson Garcia and 6 others.
Laguna went into his next career fight with a record of 36-2-0 and took this to 37 wins with a win against Percy Hayles on October 24th, 1964. Becoming the first person to stop Percy Hayles, Laguna beat Hayles via TKO in the 7th round of a 10 round fight. Laguna's win streak of 37 rose to 43 following 6 wins against boxers such as Carlos Ortiz, Sebastiao Nascimento, Carlos Hernandez and 3 others.
Laguna kept his losses at 4 by beating Daniel Guanin on December 3rd, 1966. Becoming the first person to stop Daniel Guanin, Laguna beat Guanin via KO in the 8th round of a 10 round fight. Fights against boxers including Chango Carmona, Eugenio Espinoza and Paul Armstead followed where he won 24 fights taking his winning streak to 65 wins.
Taking a knock to his career, Laguna fought and was defeated by Eddie Linder on June 22nd, 1971 taking his record to 65-8-1. Laguna boxing ability was put under heavy scrutiny in the Linder fight, a test too far for Laguna as he lost via MD in a judges decision over the 10 round distance.
Laguna went into his next fight against Ken Buchanan on September 13th, 1971 with a career record of 65 wins. Buchanan proved too much for Laguna over 15 rounds by earning the decision win and bringing Laguna's 75 fight career as a pro to an end.