Tuesday, April 19, 2016


Nickname: "The Tiger"

   Albuquerque's Steve Hindi was one of the top amateur boxers to ever come out of New Mexico.  He's reputed to have won 9 different amateur championships in the amateur ranks.

   April 5, 1991 saw Hindi turn professional with a 4 round decision victory over fellow New Mexican Chris Crespin.  He then traveled to Las Vegas, NV to score a big win over unbeaten prospect Sammy Miller (4-0, 2 ko) via split decision at the Aladdin Hotel & Casino.

Steve Hindi scores his first knockout against Alfredo Torres on espn

   Next for Steve, he appeared on the undercard of an ESPN televised event featuring Michael Carbajal & Louie Espinoza in the main events.  Hindi scored a 2nd round tko over Mexico's Alfredo Torres.

   It was in Steve's 4th pro bout that he found himself in one of New Mexico's most anticipated showdown bouts against fellow Albuquerquean - former kickboxing champion Rudy "Bad Boy" Lovato.  It was a good fight, with Hindi taking a big early lead, but fighting through a late charge by Lovato for the unanimous decision victory.

   He continued to win and built his record to 8-0, 3 ko before facing a huge challenge traveling to Denmark for a battle against national hero, a man who would go on to win both IBO and WBO world titles - Jimmi Bredahl (15-0, 5 ko).  Hindi tasted his first defeat dropping a lopsided unanimous decision over 8 rounds.

   He returned to New Mexico and put together a string of 5 straight victories before getting his first and only shot at a pro boxing title when he challenged Mexico's Isaac Cruz (7-3, 6 ko) for his WBB Lightweight Title.  I had the honor of being one of the Judges for this contest, but no judges were needed as Cruz scored a powerful knockout at 50 seconds of round 2 to defend his title.

Autograph from Steve Hindi

   That was Steve's last professional bout.  He ended his short but successful boxing career with a record of 13 wins, 2 defeats, winning 5 by knockout.  He was one of New Mexico's most celebrated amateur boxers, and was a winner as a professional too.

Click here to see:  STEVE HINDI'S complete pro boxing record

If you'd like to see Steve Hindi in boxing action, I have the following bouts available on DVD:

1. CHRIS CRESPIN               [w-4] {Rds. 3 & 4 of 4} {Pro Debut}
2. SAMMY MILLER              [w-4]
3. ALFREDO TORRES          [tko-2]
4. RUDY LOVATO                [w-8]
5. LEO MANCILLAS            [w-6]
6. SERGIO TOVAR #1          [tko-1]
7. SERGIO TOVAR #2          [tko-5] {Announced as "Tova Lopez"}
8. GERARDO SANCHEZ      [w-10]
9. DAVID BUSTOS               [ko-1]
10. FERNANDO RAMOS     [w-10]
11. DANIEL GONZALEZ     [ko-5]
12. JOSE "El Negro" SOTO   [w-8]
13. ISAAC CRUZ                  [ko-by-2] (Steve Hindi's LAST Pro Bout)



1. Arthur Henderson
2. Louis Saucedo
3. Johnny Alvarez
4. Willie Martinez
5. Jacob Vasquez
6. Tommy Cordova
7. Skipper Kelp
8. Dennis Chavez
9. Daniel Woodson
10. Henry Amano       {Final 2 Rds. Only}
11. Eric Garcia #1
12. Hector Colon
13. John Wall
14. Rudy Barrigan
15. Guillermo Gamez
16. Eric Garcia #2
17. Unknown Boxer
18. Jason Tibdae

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1 comment:

  1. I notice some dear friends of mine in the background... Judge: Sandy Pino, Neffie Quintana, and the late Paul Chavez!