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Ismael Laguna
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Laguna in 2006
Real name Ismael Laguna Meneses
Nickname(s) El Tigre Colonense
Rated at Lightweight
Height 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m)
Reach 68 in (172.7 cm)
Nationality Panamanian
Born June 28, 1943 (1943-06-28) (age 78)
Colón, Panama
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 75
Wins 65
Wins by KO 37
Losses 9
Draws 1
No contests 0

Ismael Laguna Meneses (born June 28, 1943, in Colón, Panama) is a former professional boxer. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2001.

Known as "El Tigre Colonense", Laguna was the World Lightweight Champion in 1965 and later regained the belt in 1970, but he was stripped of his WBC title prior to losing the WBA Title to Ken Buchanan.

Laguna also lost 15 round decisions in two other bids to regain his lightweight title, in 1967 against Carlos Ortiz, and in 1971 to Ken Buchanan. He retired after the loss to Buchanan in 1971.

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