With a record of 89-27-2 (33 KO's) Flash Elorde born March 25th 1935 was a orthodox boxer with a 19 year career as a professional lasting from June 1951 to November 21st, 2018. November 2018 was the last time Flash Elorde fought. Between June 1951 and March 1962, Elorde had his longest winning streak of 13 fights. In his 118 fights, his longest KO streak is 5 fights long.
Elorde made an impressive debut on June 1951, showing his class and technical boxing skill Elorde went the full 5 rounds with Sanchez and became the first person to do so. Elorde continued his pro journey, which was mostly successful at this point, by fighting 62 fights following his debut. Fights against boxers such as Masashi Akiyama, Hiroshi Horiguchi and Sandy Saddler followed including 3 times in 1951, 10 times in 1952 and 42 times between 1953 and 1959.
Taking the first knock of his career, Elorde fought Kid Independence on October 16th, 1951 and was defeated by Independence. Elorde faced the first defeat of his career against Kid Independence in the 10th round of a 10 round fight via KO. 30 wins followed where Elorde went on to fight Hiroshi Horiguchi, Sandy Saddler and Masashi Akiyama amongst others, prolonging his win streak.
Taking a knock to his career, Elorde fought and was defeated by Sandy Saddler on January 18th, 1956 taking his record to 30-10-2. Elorde was beaten by Sandy Saddler in the 13th round. Elorde had only ever been stopped 2 times previously in his career. Elorde then went on to win a further 19 fights taking his record to 45 wins, 14 losses and 2 draw.
Keiichi Ishikawa was the next fight for Elorde on November 15th, 1958 and also his next career win. Ishikawa was a worthy challenger but Elorde was too much and became the first person to stop Ishikawa via RTD during round 6. 11 wins followed where Elorde went on to fight Sonny Leon, Teddy Davis and Harold Gomes amongst others, prolonging his win streak.
Elorde went into his next career fight with a record of 54-17-2 and took this to 55 wins with a win against Hachiro Ito on July 9th, 1960. Elorde's fight against Hachiro Ito came in the 5th round of a 10 round fight via TKO. Elorde became the first person to stop Ito. Elorde continued his success in the next 33 fights taking his record to 82 wins, 23 losses and 2 draws.
Eugenio Espinoza was next in line for Elorde where unfortunately, he was defeated on February 16th, 1969 taking his record to 82-24-2. Elorde boxing ability was put under heavy scrutiny in the Espinoza fight, a test too far for Elorde as he lost via UD in a judges decision over the 10 round distance.
Taking another knock in his career, Elorde fought Hiroyuki Murakami on May 20th, 1971 and was defeated by Murakami. It took 118 pro fights for Elorde to decide it was now too much to continue fighting. Elorde's 10 round defeat to Murakami was Elorde's final fight as a pro.