Before finishing his career in July 1995 orthodox boxer Rangel built up a record of 23 wins, 0 draws, and 9 losses, starting at age 17 on May 1984 and ending 11 years later at . Rangel's longest win streak is 9 fights between May 1984 and May 1987. His longest KO streak in his 32 fights is 5 fights long.
Getting rid of his debut fight nerves early, Rangel took on Arnulfo Garcia in May 1984 and claimed a stoppage victory (round 2, TKO). Rangel was the first person to have ever stopped Garcia. Rangel's rise in boxing continued with 16 fights against fighters such as Mario Gonzalez, James Manning and Salvador Zamora. He had a mixed start to his career but mostly successful so far.
Taking the first knock of his career, Rangel fought Hurley Snead on November 14th, 1984 and was defeated by Snead. Rangel was beaten by Hurley Snead in the 2nd round. The win came via TKO in the 2nd round. 10 wins followed where Rangel went on to fight Mario Gonzalez, Salvador Zamora and James Manning amongst others, prolonging his win streak.
Rangel lost to Mike Zena in his next fight. Taking place on July 24th, 1987, Rangel's career record after this fight stood at 14-3-0. Rangel was beaten by Mike Zena in the 3rd round. Rangel had only ever been stopped 2 times previously in his career. Following on from Zena, Rangel faced and was defeated by Yong-woon Park taking his loss count to 4
Rangel went into his next fight against Steve Cruz on June 14th, 1988 with a career record of 14-5-0. Rangel fought Steve Cruz and was defeated via TKO in the 12 round bout. This was Rangel's 3rd stoppage defeat in his career which came in the 5th round. Rangel then went on to win a further 9 fights taking his record to 22 wins, 6 losses and 0 draw.
Rangel lost to Troy Dorsey in his next fight. Taking place on June 3rd, 1991, Rangel's career record after this fight stood at 22-7-0. Dorsey upset Rangel, stopping him in the 1st round and becoming only the 4th person to stop Rangel. Rangel then went on to win again against Ruben Otero setting him up well for his next pro fight.
Rangel lost to Miguel Arrozal in his next fight. Taking place on February 19th, 1994, Rangel's career record after this fight stood at 23-8-0. Rangel's fight against Miguel Arrozal was Rangel's 5th stoppage defeat which came via KO in the 4th round of the fight.
Rangel went into his next fight against Hector Lizarraga on July 1st, 1995 with a career record of 23 wins. In one last attempt to prove he still had what it takes, Rangel was unfortunately stopped in the 1st round of a 0 round fight. Lizarraga was only the 6th person to stop Rangel to end his 32 fight career.