Jose Felix
Weightclass:
Lightweight
Age:
22
Birthplace:
Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
Record:
27-1-1, 22 KOs
Height:
5'10"
Reach:
Managers:
Jose Felix Sr. (father), Ray Alcorta (advisor)
Trainers:
Jose Felix Sr.
biography

Interim world title fights: 0-1…
Former interim super featherweight world title challenger…

At the age of 22, José is a five-year pro. A young contender at 130 pounds, he has stayed active in the ring and made good progress – he fought four times in 2013, stepped up in class of opposition in some recent fights, and climbed into the world rankings.
He is a lifelong resident of Los Mochis, Sinaloa – also the hometown of former three-division world champion Fernando Montiel, former four-division world champion and Mexican crossover star Jorge Arce, and former two-division world champion Humberto Soto – and was born into a family with a very strong boxing tradition. José’s 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, 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.
José is coming off a 12-round unanimous decision against WBA interim super featherweight world champion Bryan Vasquez in his last fight on April 12. The fight was one of the co-features with the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley Jr. II main event, and was José's first loss.
ESPN.com’s Dan Rafael reported from ringside [excerpts]: Bryan Vasquez outfought Jose Felix Jr. in rough, physical fight to win a unanimous decision and retain his interim junior lightweight title for the first time.
All three judges had it for Vasquez, 117-110 and 114-113 twice.
They both landed their share of clean shots during sustained exchanges. Felix, who countered a lot, flashed a strong left hook and Vasquez worked well to the...
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fight history
Fight by Fight – 2014 – WBA INTERIM SF WORLD TITLE CHALLENGE - in his last fight 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 – both gave strong efforts in an exciting fight; José boxed well and scored with effective counterpunches, Vasquez pressed forward and landed the sharper punches, and there were several good exchanges; both were stunned by a clash of heads in the 7th round, and José was penalized one point for kneeing Vasquez in the 9th; both were stunned by another clash of heads in the 11th 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...
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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 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.
"I'm graduating from the University del Valle del Fuerte in June. My major is in physical education.
"I'm naturally righthanded. I'm single, no children."..
 
STRENGTHS: Has good skills and movement…has good punching power…comes from a strong family boxing background…
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 5 years, 1 month…28 fights…100 total rounds…12 interim world championship rounds…
AVERAGE LENGTH OF BOUTS: 3.5 rounds…
KNOCKOUT PERCENTAGE: 80 %...
DISTANCE FIGHTS: 12 rounds – 1 (0-1)…10 rounds – 2 (2-0)…
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Biography
  • Interim world title fights: 0-1…
  • Former interim super featherweight world title challenger…

At the age of 22, José is a five-year pro. A young contender at 130 pounds, he has stayed active in the ring and made good progress – he fought four times in 2013, stepped up in class of opposition in some recent fights, and climbed into the world rankings.

He is a lifelong resident of Los Mochis, Sinaloa – also the hometown of former three-division world champion Fernando Montiel, former four-division world champion and Mexican crossover star Jorge Arce, and former two-division world champion Humberto Soto – and was born into a family with a very strong boxing tradition. José’s 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, 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.

José is coming off a 12-round unanimous decision against WBA interim super featherweight world champion Bryan Vasquez in his last fight on April 12. The fight was one of the co-features with the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley Jr. II main event, and was José's first loss.

ESPN.com’s Dan Rafael reported from ringside [excerpts]: Bryan Vasquez outfought Jose Felix Jr. in rough, physical fight to win a unanimous decision and retain his interim junior lightweight title for the first time.

All three judges had it for Vasquez, 117-110 and 114-113 twice.

They both landed their share of clean shots during sustained exchanges. Felix, who countered a lot, flashed a strong left hook and Vasquez worked well to the body.

An accidental head-butt in the seventh round badly rattled both fighters, although it was Felix who emerged from it with a lump over his right eye.

In the ninth round, [the] referee deducted a point from Felix…. It was a big round for Vasquez, who landed some hard shots….

There was another bad accidental head-butt in the 11th round that shook up both guys and Felix appeared cut before they finished with an action-packed 12th round. [End Rafael item]

Fight History

Fight by Fight – 2014 – WBA INTERIM SF WORLD TITLE CHALLENGE - in his last fight 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 – both gave strong efforts in an exciting fight; José boxed well and scored with effective counterpunches, Vasquez pressed forward and landed the sharper punches, and there were several good exchanges; both were stunned by a clash of heads in the 7th round, and José was penalized one point for kneeing Vasquez in the 9th; both were stunned by another clash of heads in the 11th 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 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.

"I'm graduating from the University del Valle del Fuerte in June. My major is in physical education.

"I'm naturally righthanded. I'm single, no children."..

 

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

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 5 years, 1 month…28 fights…100 total rounds…12 interim world championship rounds…

AVERAGE LENGTH OF BOUTS: 3.5 rounds…

KNOCKOUT PERCENTAGE: 80 %...

DISTANCE FIGHTS: 12 rounds – 1 (0-1)…10 rounds – 2 (2-0)…