Sergio Villanueva's debut fight took place on May 2008 when he was 16 years of age. His career has spanned 7 years to date and whilst he's now in the later stages of his career, he has amassed a record of 28-8-2 over the course of his 38 fight career. The longest KO streak that Villanueva has ever had is 3 throughout his 38 fights and his longest winning streak is 8 wins. This started on May 2008 and came to an end on October 2009.
It didn't take Villanueva long to get accustomed to the pro style of fighting. Becoming the first person to go the distance with Rene Torres in a successful pro debut. Villanueva's rise in boxing continued with 19 fights against fighters such as Abraham Gamez, Robinson Castellanos and Eduardo Romero. He had a mixed start to his career but mostly successful so far.
The first defeat of Villanueva's career came against Dario Garcia on October 4th, 2008. This took his career record to 4-1-0. Taking the first setback of his career, the October 4th, 2008 Garcia defeat went the full distance and ended via SD. 20 wins followed where Villanueva went on to fight Manuel Aguilar, Onalvi Sierra and Jose Mendoza amongst others, prolonging his win streak.
Villanueva lost to Daniel Hernandez in his next fight. Taking place on May 19th, 2012, Villanueva's career record after this fight stood at 22-2-2. Villanueva was beaten by Daniel Hernandez in the 8th round. The win came via TKO in the 8th round. This was Villanueva's first stoppage defeat. Villanueva's win streak of 22 rose to 25 following 3 great wins, becoming the 4th person to go the distance with Martin Gallegos, first boxer to go the distance with Jaime Rebollo and 9th person to defeat Armando Mariscal.
Villanueva went into his next fight against Jose Pedraza on June 8th, 2013 with a career record of 25-3-2. Villanueva was stopped by Jose Pedraza in the 7th round of a 10 round fight via TKO. It was Villanueva's 2nd stoppage defeat in his career. Villanueva continued his success in the next 2 fights taking his record to 26-4-2
Villanueva's career took a knock with a loss against Felix Verdejo on October 4th, 2014 taking his record to 26-5-2. Villanueva was beaten by Felix Verdejo in the 3rd round. Villanueva had only ever been stopped 3 times previously in his career. A career that could be described as less than successful saw Villanueva's record go to 27-7-2 following 3 fights against boxers such as 4th stoppage defeat to Levan Ghvamichava, 4th person to stop Jose angel Apodaca and fought Reynaldo Ojeda.
On May 2nd, 2015, Villanueva went into action again and beat Daniel Avila taking the winning record to 28 wins. The 6 round fight ended in the 6th round via KO crowning Villanueva as only the 3rd to stop Avila.
Villanueva's next defeat of his career came against Luis Ramos jr on August 22nd, 2015. This latest challenge for Villanueva proved to be too much for him, taking a UD loss to the better technical fighter over the 6 rounds and leaving Villanueva wondering which direction his career will head next.