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Alfonzo Ratliff boxer

Alfonzo Ratliff image
Status inactive
Division cruiserweight
Height 6′ 4″/193cm
Debut 1980-08-25
Born 1956-02-18
Nationality USA
Residence Chicago, Illinois, USA
bouts
34
won
25
lost
9
draw
0
bouts
34
won
25
lost
9
draw
0
Status inactive
Division cruiserweight
Height 6′ 4″/193cm
Debut 1980-08-25
Born 1956-02-18
Nationality USA
Residence Chicago, Illinois, USA

As an amateur, Ratliff won the Chicago Golden Gloves title in 1980, and won a decision against Mitch Green in intercity competition.Ratliff turned professional in 1980 and won the WBC and lineal cruiserweight titles with a decision win over Carlos De León in 1985. He lost the belt in his first defense to Bernard Benton via decision the same year. In September 1986, Ratliff was stopped in the second round by Mike Tyson, who went on to become the youngest ever world heavyweight champion in his next fight. Ratliff retired in 1989 after a TKO loss to Lee Roy Murphy.

As an amateur, Ratliff won the Chicago Golden Gloves title in 1980, and won a decision against Mitch Green in intercity competition.Ratliff turned professional in 1980 and won the WBC and lineal cruiserweight titles with a decision win over Carlos De León in 1985. He lost the belt in his first defense to Bernard Benton via decision the same year. In September 1986, Ratliff was stopped in the second round by Mike Tyson, who went on to become the youngest ever world heavyweight champion in his next fight. Ratliff retired in 1989 after a TKO loss to Lee Roy Murphy.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
June 26, 1989 Lee Roy Murphy WWLWWL Odeum, Villa Park LOSS
KO
Nov. 17, 1988 Jeff Lampkin WLLLLW Showboat Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City LOSS
Technical knockout
Aug. 12, 1988 Ricky Parkey WWWLLL Eagles Club, Milwaukee vacant USBA Cruiserweight

WIN
KO
May 12, 1988 Craig Bodzianowski WWLWWW Photon Arena, Harvey WIN
Majority decision
Feb. 3, 1988 Gary Mason WWWWWW Grand Hall, Wembley LOSS
Technical knockout
Jan. 15, 1988 Magne Havnaa WWWWWW Skive Hallerne, Skive LOSS
Points
Oct. 16, 1987 Patrick Lumumba WWWWWL Convention Hall, Atlantic City LOSS
Unanimous decision
Aug. 11, 1987 Henry Sims LLWWLW UIC Pavilion, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
April 12, 1987 Craig Bodzianowski WWWWWW Bismarck Pavillon, Chicago vacant USA Illinois State Cruiserweight

WIN
Majority decision
Sept. 6, 1986 Mike Tyson WWWWWW Las Vegas Hilton, Hilton Center, Las Vegas LOSS
Technical knockout
July 19, 1986 Stanley Ross LLLLL Wembley Stadium, Wembley WIN
Corner retirement
Sept. 21, 1985 Bernard Benton WWWLWL Riviera Hotel & Casino, Outdoor Arena, Las Vegas World Boxing Council World Cruiserweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
June 6, 1985 Carlos De Leon WWWWWW Riviera Hotel & Casino, SuperStar Center, Las Vegas World Boxing Council World Cruiserweight

WIN
Split-decision
Dec. 20, 1984 James Dixon LLLLLL Bismarck Hotel, Chicago WIN
Corner retirement
May 25, 1984 Billy Joe Thomas LLWWLL Americana Congress Hotel, Chicago WIN
KO
Nov. 2, 1983 Bashir Wadud WLLLLL Americana Congress Hotel, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
March 26, 1983 Pinklon Thomas WWWWWD Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City LOSS
Technical knockout
Oct. 5, 1982 Henry Porter WLLLWL Bismarck Hotel, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
July 19, 1982 Claman Parker LLLLLL Bismarck Hotel, Chicago WIN
KO
March 13, 1982 Elijah Tillery WWWWLW Playboy Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 5, 1981 Tim Witherspoon WWWWWW Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City LOSS
Technical knockout
Oct. 3, 1981 Vernon Johnston WLWLLL Horizon Arena, Rosemont WIN
KO
Aug. 21, 1981 Leroy Boone LWLLLD International Amphitheatre, Chicago WIN
Unanimous decision
July 27, 1981 Henry Patterson LLLLW International Amphitheatre, Chicago WIN
KO
June 29, 1981 Eddie Temple WLLLLL International Amphitheatre, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
April 16, 1981 David Starkey WLLLWW Conrad Hilton Hotel, Chicago WIN
KO
April 2, 1981 James Dixon LLWWWL Conrad Hilton Hotel, Chicago WIN
Unanimous decision
March 9, 1981 Baker Tinsley LLWWWW Conrad Hilton Hotel, Chicago WIN
KO
Feb. 22, 1981 Stan Johnson Conrad Hilton Hotel, Chicago WIN
KO
Jan. 15, 1981 Johnny Townsend LLLLLL Conrad Hilton Hotel, Chicago WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 13, 1980 Melvin Hosey WLLLLW International Amphitheatre, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 9, 1980 Charles Atlas LLLLLL International Amphitheatre, Chicago WIN
KO
Sept. 22, 1980 Mike Chrun LWW Bismarck Hotel, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 25, 1980 Jim Flynn LLLL Bismark Hotel, Chicago WIN
KO