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Chris Byrd boxer

Chris Byrd image
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 2″/188cm
Reach 74″/188cm
Debut 1993-01-28
Born 1970-08-15
Nationality USA
Residence Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
bouts
47
won
41
lost
5
draw
1
bouts
47
won
41
lost
5
draw
1
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 2″/188cm
Reach 74″/188cm
Debut 1993-01-28
Born 1970-08-15
Nationality USA
Residence Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

As an amateur, Byrd represented the United States at the 1992 Summer Olympics and won a silver medal in the middleweight division. He is also a three-time national amateur champion, winning the light middleweight title in 1989, and the middleweight title in 1991 and 1992.Chris Byrd was the youngest of eight children growing up in Flint, Michigan. He began boxing at age 5, training in his father (Joe Sr.)'s Joe Byrd Boxing Academy. His father continued to train and manage Byrd as a professional. Byrd attended Flint Northwestern High School.

As an amateur, Byrd represented the United States at the 1992 Summer Olympics and won a silver medal in the middleweight division. He is also a three-time national amateur champion, winning the light middleweight title in 1989, and the middleweight title in 1991 and 1992.Chris Byrd was the youngest of eight children growing up in Flint, Michigan. He began boxing at age 5, training in his father (Joe Sr.)'s Joe Byrd Boxing Academy. His father continued to train and manage Byrd as a professional. Byrd attended Flint Northwestern High School.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
March 21, 2009 Matthias Sandow WWLWLL Hanns-Martin-Schleyer Halle, Stuttgart WIN
Technical knockout
May 16, 2008 Shaun George WWLWWW Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas LOSS
Technical knockout
Oct. 27, 2007 Alexander Povetkin WWWWWW Messehalle, Erfurt LOSS
Technical knockout
April 18, 2007 Paul Marinaccio WWWLWW Clifford Park, Nassau WIN
Corner retirement
April 22, 2006 Wladimir Klitschko WWLWWW SAP-Arena, Mannheim International Boxing Federation World Heavyweight

vacant International Boxing Organization World Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Oct. 1, 2005 DaVarryl Williamson LWWLWW Reno Events Center, Reno International Boxing Federation World Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 13, 2004 Jameel McCline WWLWWW Madison Square Garden, New York International Boxing Federation World Heavyweight

WIN
Split-decision
April 17, 2004 Andrew Golota LWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York International Boxing Federation World Heavyweight

DRAW
Points
Sept. 20, 2003 Fres Oquendo WWWLWW Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville International Boxing Federation World Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 14, 2002 Evander Holyfield DLWLDW Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
June 8, 2002 Jeff Pegues WWLWLL Soaring Eagle Casino, Mount Pleasant WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 18, 2001 David Tua WWWWLW Cox Pavilion, Las Vegas USBA Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
May 12, 2001 Maurice Harris WWWLWW Madison Square Garden, New York vacant USBA Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 19, 2001 David Vedder LWWWWW Soaring Eagle Casino, Mount Pleasant WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 14, 2000 Wladimir Klitschko WWWWWW Kolnarena, Cologne World Boxing Organisation World Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
April 1, 2000 Vitali Klitschko WWWWWW Estrel Convention Center, Neukoelln World Boxing Organisation World Heavyweight

WIN
Corner retirement
Jan. 19, 2000 David Washington WWLWLL Soaring Eagle Casino, Mount Pleasant World Boxing Organisation World Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 22, 1999 Val Smith WLLLLW Joe Louis Arena, Detroit WIN
KO
June 3, 1999 Jose Ribalta WWWLLL Soaring Eagle Casino, Mount Pleasant WIN
Corner retirement
May 8, 1999 John Sargent LWWWWW Silver Star Casino, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
March 20, 1999 Ike Ibeabuchi WWWWWW Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma LOSS
Technical knockout
July 14, 1998 Ross Puritty WWWWLL Casino Magic, Bay Saint Louis WIN
Unanimous decision
May 30, 1998 Elieser Castillo WWWWWW Convention Center, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
March 28, 1998 Derek Amos LWLWWL Boardwalk Convention Center, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 13, 1997 James Thunder WWWLWL Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket WIN
Technical knockout
June 20, 1997 Frankie Swindell WWLLWL Ballys Park Place Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
March 18, 1997 Bert Cooper LLWLWL IMA Sports Arena, Flint WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 28, 1997 Craig Petersen LLWWWW The Palace, Auburn Hills WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 8, 1996 Levi Billups LLLLWL IMA Sports Arena, Flint WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 6, 1996 Uriah Grant WWLWLW IMA Sports Arena, Flint WIN
Unanimous decision
May 17, 1996 Biko Botowamungu WWLWWW Glen Stock Arena, Monroe WIN
Unanimous decision
April 23, 1996 Lionel Butler WWWLW The Palace, Auburn Hills WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 30, 1996 Jeff Wooden WWWWWW The Palace, Auburn Hills WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 21, 1995 Phil Jackson LWWWW The Palace, Auburn Hills Attendance: 15,253Vacant WBU International Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 3, 1995 Nathaniel Fitch LLLLLW IMA Sports Arena, Flint Attendance: 15,253Vacant WBU International Heavyweight

WIN
KO
July 18, 1995 Tim Puller WWLWWW IMA Sports Arena, Flint WIN
Technical knockout
May 23, 1995 Arthur Williams WLLWWW The Palace, Auburn Hills WIN
Split-decision
April 26, 1995 Joel Humm DLDDLL The Palace, Auburn Hills WIN
Corner retirement
March 28, 1995 Mike Rouse WWLLLW IMA Sports Arena, Flint vacant USBA Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 6, 1995 Frankie Hines LLLLL Virginia Beach WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 1, 1994 Ron Gullette LLWLLL Flint WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 4, 1994 Waxxem Fikes WWWWDW The Palace, Auburn Hills WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 30, 1994 Max Key LWLLLL Flint WIN
KO
June 7, 1994 Gerard O'Neal Flint WIN
Technical knockout
March 22, 1994 Exum Speight LWLLLW Flint WIN
Unanimous decision
May 15, 1993 Mike Sullivan L Flint WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 28, 1993 Gary Smith DLLWLL IMA Sports Arena, Flint WIN
Unanimous decision