Manuel Gallegos is a Mexican boxer who competes in the super middleweight division. He has a professional record of 19 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, with 16 wins by knockout. He is currently ranked #47 in the world and #2 in Mexico by BoxRec.
Gallegos was born in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, on June 26, 1997. He started boxing at the age of 10 and had a successful amateur career, winning several state and national titles. He turned pro in 2014 and won his first 18 fights, mostly by knockout.
Gallegos is known for his aggressive style, power and durability. He has fought in various venues across Mexico and the United States, and has faced some notable opponents, such as:
– Marco Reyes (37-7-0), a former WBC FECOMBOX middleweight champion and WBC International silver super middleweight champion, who Gallegos defeated by unanimous decision in 2019.
– Kevin Newman II (11-2-1), a former WBA-NABA USA super middleweight champion and WBC-USNBC silver super middleweight champion, who Gallegos defeated by unanimous decision in 2021.
– Oziel Santoyo (10-1-1), a former WBC Youth World super middleweight champion and WBC FECOMBOX super middleweight champion, who handed Gallegos his only loss by unanimous decision in 2020.
Gallegos bounced back from his defeat to Santoyo by winning his next three fights, all by knockout. His most recent fight was on February 22, 2023, against Richard Vansiclen (13-0-0), an undefeated American boxer who was ranked #44 in the world by BoxRec. The fight was held at the Whitesands Events Center in Plant City, Florida, and was streamed live on ProBox TV.
The fight was a close and competitive one, with both fighters exchanging hard punches and showing great resilience. Gallegos was more active and aggressive, while Vansiclen was more accurate and technical. The judges scored the fight a majority draw, with one judge giving it to Vansiclen by a point.
Gallegos was disappointed with the result, but said he respected Vansiclen and hoped for a rematch. He also said he was ready for bigger challenges and wanted to fight for a world title soon.
Gallegos is one of the rising stars in the super middleweight division, and has the potential to become a world champion. He has a loyal fan base in Mexico and is gaining popularity in other countries as well. He is managed by Guy Taylor and promoted by World Cup Boxing Series (WCBS), which is led by CEO Terry Hollan.
Gallegos is also part of the Canela Boxeo series, which is a collaboration between WCBS and Canelo Alvarez, the undisputed super middleweight champion and pound-for-pound king of boxing. Canela Boxeo showcases some of the best talent from Latin America on a regular basis.
Gallegos is looking forward to his next fight, which has not been announced yet. He said he wants to face the best fighters in his division and prove himself as one of the elite boxers in the world.