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Drake Thadzi boxer

Drake Thadzi image
Status inactive
Division light heavyweight
Debut 1984-12-28
Born 1964-11-23
Nationality Malawi
Residence Shediac, New Brunswick, Canada
bouts
40
won
30
lost
9
draw
1
bouts
40
won
30
lost
9
draw
1
Status inactive
Division light heavyweight
Debut 1984-12-28
Born 1964-11-23
Nationality Malawi
Residence Shediac, New Brunswick, Canada

Soon afterwards Thadzi turned professional, before retiring in 1998 after a loss against Dariusz Michalczewski with a record of 40 fights: 30 wins (25 KO's), 1 draw and 9 losses. Some other career highlights: Thadzi challenged Virgil Hill for the WBA light heavyweight title in 1995 but lost a decision.Thadzi scored his career best win in 1997, when he upset respected three-time world champion James Toney at the Foxwoods Casino. At that point Thadzi appeared primed to fight for a title but manager Goody Petronelli inexplicably failed to get him a fight during the next 15 months. Thadzi finished out with only two more fights after the Toney win with a technical knockout victory over journeyman "Iceman" John Scully and a title loss to Michalczewski eighteen months after his big controversial majority decision win over Toney.

Soon afterwards Thadzi turned professional, before retiring in 1998 after a loss against Dariusz Michalczewski with a record of 40 fights: 30 wins (25 KO's), 1 draw and 9 losses. Some other career highlights: Thadzi challenged Virgil Hill for the WBA light heavyweight title in 1995 but lost a decision.Thadzi scored his career best win in 1997, when he upset respected three-time world champion James Toney at the Foxwoods Casino. At that point Thadzi appeared primed to fight for a title but manager Goody Petronelli inexplicably failed to get him a fight during the next 15 months. Thadzi finished out with only two more fights after the Toney win with a technical knockout victory over journeyman "Iceman" John Scully and a title loss to Michalczewski eighteen months after his big controversial majority decision win over Toney.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Dec. 12, 1998 Dariusz Michalczewski WWWWWW Ballsporthalle, Frankfurt World Boxing Organisation World Light Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Aug. 2, 1998 John Scully LWLLLW TD Garden, Boston WIN
Technical knockout
May 14, 1997 James Toney WWWWLW Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket vacant International Boxing Organization World Light Heavyweight

WIN
Majority decision
Oct. 19, 1996 Darrell Flint LLLWWL Halifax International Boxing Council Light Heavyweight

IBC Light Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 2, 1995 Virgil Hill WWWWWW Wembley Stadium, Wembley World Boxing Association World Light Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
May 19, 1995 Jose Hiram Torres LWDLLL New Bedford World Boxing Association World Light Heavyweight

WIN
KO
March 4, 1995 Joe Harris LLLLLL The Roxy, Boston World Boxing Association World Light Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Oct. 1, 1994 Willie Kemp LLLLLL The Roxy, Boston World Boxing Association World Light Heavyweight

WIN
Points
June 4, 1994 Zoltan Fuzesy WLLLWW Arena Westfalenhalle, Dortmund World Boxing Association World Light Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
May 13, 1993 Ernest Mateen WWWWWW Atlantic City LOSS
Majority decision
Jan. 16, 1993 Adolpho Washington WWWWWW Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio LOSS
Unanimous decision
May 8, 1992 Jose Vera LLLLLL Taunton WIN
Points
Feb. 28, 1992 Art Bayliss LLWLWL Westin Hotel, Boston LOSS
KO
Dec. 12, 1991 Danny Chapman WLLLLL Taunton WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 23, 1991 Jimmy Harrison LLLLDL Nickerson Field, Boston USA New England Light Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 4, 1991 Danny Stonewalker WLWWLW Kelly Field, Moncton Canada Light Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
May 31, 1991 Robert Curry WLLLLL St. Joseph Arena, Shediac WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 28, 1991 Leslie Stewart WLLWLL Halifax Forum Multi-Purpose Centre, Halifax LOSS
Unanimous decision
Sept. 14, 1990 Melvin Ricks DLLLLW Festival Arena, Shediac WIN
KO
June 22, 1990 Wesley Reid LLLLWL Roseland Ballroom, Taunton USA New England Light Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Feb. 23, 1990 Ruben Cardona LLLDDL Lowell Auditorium, Lowell WIN
KO
Jan. 19, 1990 Wesley Reid WLLLLL Roseland Ballroom, Taunton USA New England Light Heavyweight

LOSS
KO
Oct. 20, 1989 Keith Bristol WLWLLL Roseland Ballroom, Taunton USA New England Light Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 12, 1989 Alfred Cole WWWWW Showboat Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City USA New England Light Heavyweight

LOSS
Points
June 9, 1989 Keith Bristol WWLWLL Roseland Ballroom, Taunton USA New England Light Heavyweight

WIN
KO
April 28, 1989 Rodney Jones Roseland Ballroom, Taunton USA New England Light Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 30, 1989 Terry Francis WWWLWW Moncton Coliseum, Moncton WIN
KO
Dec. 10, 1988 Dennis Burley Salem Boys Club, Salem WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 22, 1988 Angel Colon L Salem Boys Club, Salem WIN
Technical knockout
July 30, 1988 Andy Gordon WLLLWL Romuva Park, Brockton WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 24, 1987 Sadik Sulemana WWWWLW The Forum, Halifax LOSS
Technical knockout
Sept. 29, 1987 Darrell Flint WWWLL Halifax Forum, Halifax DRAW
Points
Sept. 20, 1987 Ken Barlow L Festival Arena, Shediac WIN
Technical knockout
July 7, 1987 Ken Barlow Halifax Metro Centre, Halifax WIN
Technical knockout
March 9, 1986 Gilbert Mwambo DLLW Lilongwe WIN
KO
Feb. 9, 1986 Ben Chitenje WIN
KO
Nov. 2, 1985 Joseph Poto WIN
KO
June 29, 1985 Justice Mahilasi LL WIN
Points
Feb. 24, 1985 Titus Kanyanji WIN
KO
Dec. 28, 1984 Justice Mahilasi L WIN
KO