Tuesday, April 19, 2016

STEVE HINDI

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)

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AMATEUR BOUTS:

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

Contact me for info:  via E-Mail  

1 comment:

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

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