Jose Felix
Weightclass:
Super Lightweight
Age:
24
Birthplace:
Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
Record:
32-1-1, 24 KOs
Height:
5'10"
Reach:
Managers:
Jose Felix Sr. (father)
Trainers:
Jose Felix Sr.
biography

Twitter: @josefelixjr05
Ranked IBF #4, WBO #7 at 135 pounds…
Interim world championship fights: 0-1…
Former super featherweight interim world title challenger…

At the age of 23, José is a six-year pro. A young contender at 135 pounds, he has won six fights in a row, three by knockout, since his only loss in April, 2014.
He is a lifelong resident of Los Mochis, a boxing hotbed with a population of around 256,000 on Mexico’s eastern shore of the Gulf of California. It’s also the hometown of former four-division world champion and Mexican crossover star Jorge Arce, three-division world champion Fernando Montiel, and former two-division world champion Humberto Soto, among others.
José was born into a family with a very strong boxing tradition. His manager-trainer-father was a Mexican super flyweight champion, and Fernando Montiel is José Jr.’s first cousin – José's mother is the sister of Fernando’s father, Manuel Montiel, who is also a former professional flyweight who now owns one of Mexico’s premiere boxing gyms in Los Mochis. Nearly every fighter from Los Mochis has trained there at one time or another.
In his last fight on Janiaru 30 in Burbank, California, he won a 10-round split decision against Ricky Sismundo.
Boxingscene.com's Francisco Salazar reported from ringside [excerpts]: Felix entered the fight on Saturday having won five bouts in a row, while Sismundo was unbeaten in his previous five bouts.
It was Felix who controlled the first two rounds of the fight, but Sismundo began to close the distance, connecting with mostly left hooks to the head. Rather than Felix stand his ground, he...
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fight history
Fight by Fight – 2016 – in his last fight on 1-30-16 in Burbank, CA, he won a 10 round split decision against Ricky Sismundo (30-8-2): the bout headlined at the Marriott Convention Center, and it was a good, close fight; Sismundo pressed forward, José boxed and moved well, and the momenthum shifted back and forth; Sismundo was penalized one point for punching after the bell had ended the 6th round; José rallied in the middle rounds, but Sismundo finished the fight strongly; scored 95-94, 96-93 Felix, 95-94 Sismundo…
 
2015 – on September 19 in Studio City, CA, he won a 10 round unanimous decision against Marcos Leonardo Jimenez (20-5): the bout headlined at Sportsmen's Lodge, and it was a good, close fight; Jimenez scored a knockdown with a jab in the 1st round, but José came back and scored a knockdown with a right hand moments later; José generally outboxed and outworked Jimenez in the following rounds, built a lead on the scorecards, and Jimenez was penalized one point in the 6th; Jimenez stepped up his pace and rallied in the late rounds, but José won by scores of 95-94, 95-94, 96-93…
On 6-13-15 in Hollywood, CA, he won a 10 round unanimous decision against Yakubu Amidu (21-6-2): the bout headlined at Florentine Gardens, and it was a good fight; Amidu pressed forward, but José outboxed and outworked him and built a lead on the scorecards; José scored a knockdown with a right hand in the 9th round, but Amidu got up and scored a knockdown with a right uppercut moments later; José boxed effectively in the 10th, and won by scores of 97-93, 97-93, 98-92…
On 3-7-15 in Macau, CHI, he won by knockout (1st round) against Raymond Sermona (17-4-5): the scheduled 8-rounder was on the undercard of the Amnat Ruenroeng-Zou Shiming main event, and...
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background
AMATEUR, PERSONAL BACKGROUND: José said through an interpreter, "I was born and raised in Los Mochis, Sinaloa. I have two sisters and one brother. My father fought in the 80s and was a national champion. He works at the University as a boxing trainer, and has a part-time job as a sales representative.
"I'm naturally righthanded. I started boxing when I was six years old. My father never encouraged me to box. He wanted me to play another sport – soccer – but I went to an amateur boxing match and I saw one of my friends fighting, and I decided I liked boxing better.
"I had 87 amateur fights – 80 wins and seven losses. I competed in the nationals two times and won a silver medal. I didn't have any international experience.
"My family is related to the Montiels, but I didn't spend much time with them when I was young. Our families are close when it comes to having parties, but otherwise, we're not that close."…
 
STRENGTHS: Has good skills and movement…has good punching power…comes from a strong family boxing background…
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 34 fights…140 total rounds…12 interim title rounds…
AVERAGE LENGTH OF BOUTS: 4.1 rounds…
KNOCKOUT PERCENTAGE: 75 %...
DISTANCE FIGHTS: 12 rounds – 1 (0-1)…10 rounds – 5 (5-0)…
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Biography
  • Twitter: @josefelixjr05
  • Ranked IBF #4, WBO #7 at 135 pounds…
  • Interim world championship fights: 0-1…
  • Former super featherweight interim world title challenger…

At the age of 23, José is a six-year pro. A young contender at 135 pounds, he has won six fights in a row, three by knockout, since his only loss in April, 2014.

He is a lifelong resident of Los Mochis, a boxing hotbed with a population of around 256,000 on Mexico’s eastern shore of the Gulf of California. It’s also the hometown of former four-division world champion and Mexican crossover star Jorge Arce, three-division world champion Fernando Montiel, and former two-division world champion Humberto Soto, among others.

José was born into a family with a very strong boxing tradition. His manager-trainer-father was a Mexican super flyweight champion, and Fernando Montiel is José Jr.’s first cousin – José's mother is the sister of Fernando’s father, Manuel Montiel, who is also a former professional flyweight who now owns one of Mexico’s premiere boxing gyms in Los Mochis. Nearly every fighter from Los Mochis has trained there at one time or another.

In his last fight on Janiaru 30 in Burbank, California, he won a 10-round split decision against Ricky Sismundo.

Boxingscene.com's Francisco Salazar reported from ringside [excerpts]: Felix entered the fight on Saturday having won five bouts in a row, while Sismundo was unbeaten in his previous five bouts.

It was Felix who controlled the first two rounds of the fight, but Sismundo began to close the distance, connecting with mostly left hooks to the head. Rather than Felix stand his ground, he chose to back up against the ropes, making it easier for Sismundo to connect.

Felix looked as though he won the fifth round, but ate a hard right hand to the head from Sismundo near the end of the round. Any momentum Sismundo built up during the sixth round was thrown out when [the] referee deducted a point from Sismundo for hitting Felix after the bell sounded to end the round.

Felix looked as though he was in control during the seventh and eighth round, but Sismundo rallied during the final two rounds, putting Felix on the defensive.

One judge scored the bout 95-94 in favor of Sismundo, while the other two judges scored the bout 96-93 and 95-94 for Felix. [End Salazar item]

Fight History

Fight by Fight – 2016 – in his last fight on 1-30-16 in Burbank, CA, he won a 10 round split decision against Ricky Sismundo (30-8-2): the bout headlined at the Marriott Convention Center, and it was a good, close fight; Sismundo pressed forward, José boxed and moved well, and the momenthum shifted back and forth; Sismundo was penalized one point for punching after the bell had ended the 6th round; José rallied in the middle rounds, but Sismundo finished the fight strongly; scored 95-94, 96-93 Felix, 95-94 Sismundo…

 

2015 – on September 19 in Studio City, CA, he won a 10 round unanimous decision against Marcos Leonardo Jimenez (20-5): the bout headlined at Sportsmen's Lodge, and it was a good, close fight; Jimenez scored a knockdown with a jab in the 1st round, but José came back and scored a knockdown with a right hand moments later; José generally outboxed and outworked Jimenez in the following rounds, built a lead on the scorecards, and Jimenez was penalized one point in the 6th; Jimenez stepped up his pace and rallied in the late rounds, but José won by scores of 95-94, 95-94, 96-93…

On 6-13-15 in Hollywood, CA, he won a 10 round unanimous decision against Yakubu Amidu (21-6-2): the bout headlined at Florentine Gardens, and it was a good fight; Amidu pressed forward, but José outboxed and outworked him and built a lead on the scorecards; José scored a knockdown with a right hand in the 9th round, but Amidu got up and scored a knockdown with a right uppercut moments later; José boxed effectively in the 10th, and won by scores of 97-93, 97-93, 98-92…

On 3-7-15 in Macau, CHI, he won by knockout (1st round) against Raymond Sermona (17-4-5): the scheduled 8-rounder was on the undercard of the Amnat Ruenroeng-Zou Shiming main event, and José quickly overpowered him; he scored a knockdown with a right hand in the 1st round, and Sermona was counted out at 1:46…

 

2014 – on 12-6-14 in Glendale, CA, he won by third-round knockout against Luis Solis (15-5-4): the scheduled 8-round headlined at the Civic Auditorium, and José quickly overpowered him; he scored a knockdown with a left hook in the 2nd round; he scored another knockdown with a left hook in the 3rd, and the referee stopped the fight without a count at 0:41…

On 8-9-14 in Glendale he won by TKO (6th round) against José Rodriguez (21-14-1): the scheduled 8-rounder headlined at the Civic Auditorium, and José dominated the fight; he consistently landed the harder punches and bloodied Rodriguez’ nose in the 3rd round; Rodriguez turned away from José in the 6th round, motioned that he had injured his right hand, and the referee stopped the fight at 1:41…

WBA INTERIM SL TITLE CHALLENGE – on 4-12-14 in Las Vegas, NV, he lost a 12 round unanimous decision against defending champion Bryan Vasquez (32-1): the bout was one of the co-features with the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley Jr. II main event, and it was a good fight; both had their moments and both were rocked at times, but Vasquez generally outworked José, and José was penalized one point for low blows in the 9th round; scored 114-113, 114-113, 117-110…

 

2013 – on 11-16-13 in Laughlin, NV, he won by TKO (3rd round) against lefthanded Santos Benavides (23-4-2): the scheduled 10-rounder was one of the co-features at AVI Resort & Casino, and José dominated the fight; he outworked Benavides in the 1st and 2nd rounds, then scored a knockdown with a right hand in the 3rd - Benavides got up, but José rocked him with a series of unanswered punches and the referee stopped the fight at 1:50...

On 9-28-13 in Carson, CA, he won by knockout (1st round) against Joseph Laryea (17-8): the scheduled 8-rounder was on the undercard of the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.-Bryan Vera I main event, and José quickly overpowered him; he scored a knockdown with a right hand in the 1st round, and Laryea was counted out at 2:37...

On 6-8-13 in Las Vegas he won by knockout (1st round) against Fernando Garcia (17-5-2): the scheduled 10-rounder was one of the co-features at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, and José quickly overpowered him; he scored two knockdowns in the 1st round, both with right hands, and Garcia was counted out at 2:09...

On 2-2-13 in McAllen, TX, he won a 10 round unanimous decision against Gerardo Robles (16-10): the bout headlined at the Convention Center; Robles was an awkward opponent and constantly pressed forward, but José consistently outboxed and outworked him, and dominated most of the fight; José was penalized one point for low blows in the 7th round; scored 97-92, 98-91, 96-93...

 

2012 – on 12-15-12 in Houston, TX, he won by TKO (3rd round) against Meacher Major (20-5-1): the scheduled 10-rounder was on the undercard of the Nonito Donaire-Jorge Arce main event, and it ended with a spectacular one-punch knockout – José scored a knockdown with a left hook in the 3rd round, and Major was counted out at 2:23...

On 9-13-12 in Las Vegas he won a 10 round unanimous decision against Luis Cruz (20-1): the scheduled 10-rounder was co-featured at the Hard Rock, and it was a good, close fight; Cruz pressed forward, but José outboxed and outworked him in several rounds and built an early lead; Cruz scored a knockdown with a right hand in the 4th round and rallied in the middle rounds; José tired in the late rounds, but still did enough to win by scores of 96-94, 96-94, 97-92...

On 3-3-12 in Mazatlan, MX, he won by TKO (2nd round, 2:50) against Daniel Mendez (2-2): at 2:50 of the 2nd round…

 

2011 – on 11-19-11 in Los Mochis, MX, he won an 8 round unanimous decision against Tadeo Cerecer (2-4-2): José scored a knockdown in the 2nd round…

On 8-27-11 in Mazatlan he won by knockout (4th round) against Arturo Gutierrez (12-3-1): José scored a knockdown in the 1st round, then scored another knockdown in the 3rd; he scored one more knockdown in the 4th round, and Gutierrez was counted out at 2:11…

On 8-20-11 in Guamuchil, MX, he won by knockout (1st round) against Juan Velasquez (6-14-4): José scored two knockdowns in the 1st round, and Velasquez was counted out…

On 6-18-11 in Guamuchil he won by knockout (2nd round) against Maximiliano Galindo (6-14-4): José scored a knockdown in the 2nd round, and Galindo was counted out at 0:57…

On 4-16-11 in Cabo San Lucas, MX, he won by TKO (6th round) against Alfredo Banaga (3-10)…

On 4-1-11 in Mazatlan he won a 6 round unanimous decision against Jorge Alvarez (0-1)...

On 2-12-11 in Guadalajara, MX, he won by TKO (1st round) against Gustavo Meza (1-3-1): José scored a knockdown in the 1st round, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:45…

 

2010 – on 12-18-10 in Campeche, MX, he won by knockout (1st round, 2:34) against Jesus Vidal (8-9-1)…

On 11-5-10 in Guaymas, MX, he won by TKO (2nd round) against Saul Hermosillo (2-1)…

On 9-18-10 in Culiacan, MX, he won by TKO (1st round) against Carlos Rios (0-2-1): José scored a knockdown in the 1st round, and the referee stopped the fight at 0:48…

On 7-23-10 in Ciudad Obregon, MX, he won a 6 round majority decision against Saul Hermosillo (2-0)...

On 6-18-10 in Culiacan he had a 4 round draw against Maximiliano Galindo (5-13-3): José scored a knockdown in the 3rd round; scored 40-39 Felix, 39-39, 39-39…

On 5-21-10 in La Paz, MX, he won by TKO (3rd round) against Rafael Garcia (1-4): José scored one knockdown in the 1st round, then scored another knockdown in the 2nd; he stopped Garcia at 0:25 of the 3rd round…

On 4-24-10 in Guamuchil he won by knockout (1st round, 2:32) against Norberto Gamez (1-2)…

On 3-13-10 in La Paz he won by knockout (2nd round) against Hector Abundis (0-4)…

On 3-5-10 in San Carlos Nuevo Guaymas, MX, he won by knockout (2nd round) against Francisco Rodriguez (0-2): Rodriguez scored a knockdown in the 1st round, but José came back and scored a knockdown moments later and the referee stopped the fight without a count at 1:27…

 

2009 – on 10-3-09 in Loreto, MX, he won by knockout (1st round, 1:38) against Abraham Verdugo (debut)…

On 9-25-09 in Los Mochis he won by knockout (2nd round, 2:05) against Patricio Lugo (1-9)…

On 9-4-09 in Los Mochis he won by TKO (5th round, 1:30) against Adan Garcia (4-1-1)…

He debuted at the age of 17 on 8-1-09 in Quaymas and won by knockout (1st round) against Ruben Longoria (0-7): José scored two knockdowns in the 1st round, and Longoria was counted out at 1:14…

Amateur / Personal Background

AMATEUR, PERSONAL BACKGROUND: José said through an interpreter, "I was born and raised in Los Mochis, Sinaloa. I have two sisters and one brother. My father fought in the 80s and was a national champion. He works at the University as a boxing trainer, and has a part-time job as a sales representative.

"I'm naturally righthanded. I started boxing when I was six years old. My father never encouraged me to box. He wanted me to play another sport – soccer – but I went to an amateur boxing match and I saw one of my friends fighting, and I decided I liked boxing better.

"I had 87 amateur fights – 80 wins and seven losses. I competed in the nationals two times and won a silver medal. I didn't have any international experience.

"My family is related to the Montiels, but I didn't spend much time with them when I was young. Our families are close when it comes to having parties, but otherwise, we're not that close."…

 

STRENGTHS: Has good skills and movement…has good punching power…comes from a strong family boxing background…

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 34 fights…140 total rounds…12 interim title rounds…

AVERAGE LENGTH OF BOUTS: 4.1 rounds…

KNOCKOUT PERCENTAGE: 75 %...

DISTANCE FIGHTS: 12 rounds – 1 (0-1)…10 rounds – 5 (5-0)…