Nickname: All American Boy
Birth date: November 11, 1994
Birth place: Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico
Height: 5′ 7″ / 170cm
Erick “All American Boy” Ituarte (14-1-1, 2 KOs) is an up-and-coming super featherweight. The 21-year-old was born in Mexico, but grew up in Santa Ana, Calif., a suburb of Orange County.
Ituarte signed with Thompson Boxing Promotions in October 2013.
In his most recent fight, Ituarte peeled himself off the canvas twice to rally and defeat Daniel Ramirez by unanimous decision on Friday, June 24, 2016 from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif.
The thrilling fight saw three knockdowns and relentless back and forth action. Ramirez got things started in the first round – landing a left hook upstairs that put Ituarte on his wallet.
Ituarte shook it off and followed up with a right cross in the third that sent Ramirez flying to the ground. The action continued in the fifth, with Ramirez landing a counter left hook. Iturate never saw it and suffered a second knockdown. Most boxers would be out of the fight at this point, but Ituarte found an extra gear and crushed the final three rounds to force the judges’ hands. Ituarte won via unanimous decision with scores: 75-74, 76-73, 77-73.
“It was an incredible fight,” said Ituarte afterward. “In this sport, you never give up.”
Ituarte measures 5’7” and was born Nov. 12, 1994 in the state of Durango in Mexico. He turned professional on Sept. 9, 2011. He defeated German Rivera by unanimous decision.