Santos Benigno Laciar , from Huinca Renanco, Cordoba, Argentina, known familiarly as Santos Laciar and nicknamed Falucho, was considered by many to be one of the best world flyweight champions in history.
Some might say that Laciar exemplifies the problem many fighters in the lower weight divisions have faced throughout the years: despite their fame and success during their time as champions, they tend to be forgotten by the public after they retire, unlike boxers who won titles at the higher divisions.
Laciar began his career in his hometown, on December 3 of 1976, knocking out Carlos Maliene in four rounds. After three more wins, all by knockout, he was faced with Alejandro Holguin, who held him to a ten round draw, becoming the first boxer to face Laciar and not come out on the losing end. After three more wins, he drew once again, this time against Jose Ibiris, but in his next fight, he was able to take the Cordoba State Flyweight title away from Carlos Reyes Sosa in Villa Maria with a 12 round decision. He finished 1977 with four more wins, including a knockout in six in a rematch with Reyes Sosa.
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