Eric Esch boxer

Eric Esch boxer
bouts
91
won
77
lost
10
draw
4
Status
inactive
Division
heavyweight
Debut
1994-10-15
Height
5′ 11½″/182cm
Reach
78″/198cm
Age
-
Born
1966-08-03
Death
-
Nationality
USA

Eric Scott Esch (born August 3, 1966), better known by his nickname "Butterbean", is an American retired professional boxer, kickboxer, mixed martial artist, and professional wrestler who competed in the heavyweight division. He is also a television personality, having appeared in several programs and been referenced by many others. Esch transitioned to professional boxing in 1994 following a successful stint on the Toughman Contest scene and went on to capture the World Athletic Association (WAA) heavyweight and IBA super heavyweight championships. Beginning in 2003, he began fighting regularly as a kickboxer and mixed martial artist, most notably in K-1 and the Pride Fighting Championships. Butterbean's combined fight record stands at 97–24–5 with 66 knockouts and 10 submissions.Esch was born in Atlanta, Georgia, but at the age of four years old Esch and his family moved to St. Johns, Michigan, only to move again at eleven years old to Jasper, Alabama with his family. He had a difficult childhood; his mother died when he was eight years old, and he was frequently bullied at school for being overweight.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
2013-06-29 Kirk Lawton WL Entertainment Centre, Newcastle LOST
Corner retirement
2012-01-13 Curt Allan WWDLWW Horseshoe Casino, Elizabeth LOST
Unanimous decision
2009-10-03 Harry Funmaker LWWLWL US Cellular Arena , Milwaukee LOST
Split-decision
2007-03-09 Joe Siciliano LWWLLW Palladium, Worcester WIN
Technical knockout
2006-12-16 Joaquin Garcia WWWWLL Dow Event Center, Saginaw WIN
KO
2006-09-23 Ed White LLLLLL Belterra Casino & Resort, Belterra WIN
Technical knockout
2006-03-24 Daniel White WWWWWW Wing's Stadium, Kalamazoo WIN
Unanimous decision
2005-11-18 Baden Oui WLWWWL Sports Complex, Carrara, Gold Coast LOST
Majority decision
2005-10-15 George Linberger LWWWW Chaparral Club, Akron LOST
Split-decision
2005-08-20 Kenny Craven WLLLWL Capital Gym, Beijing LOST
Unanimous decision
2005-08-09 Rick Zufall WLLLWL Camp Pendleton, Oceanside WIN
KO
2005-05-14 Kenny Craven WLWLLL Mississippi Coliseum, Jackson LOST
Majority decision
2005-02-12 Kenny Craven LWLWLL Magnolia Center, Laurel WIN
Technical knockout
2004-11-20 Brian McIntyre WLLLWW Mid America Center, Council Bluffs WIN
Unanimous decision
2004-09-24 Ritchie Goosehead LLLLLL Convention Centre, Winnipeg WIN
Majority decision
2004-07-22 Salvador Farnetti WLWDLW HP Pavilion, San Jose WIN
Technical knockout
2004-05-15 Marcelo Aravena LWLLLL 4 Bears Casino & Lodge, New Town WIN
Split-decision
2004-05-08 Rodney Phillips LLLLLW Coast Coliseum, Biloxi WIN
KO
2003-06-13 Troy Roberts LLLLLL Chinook Winds Casino, Lincoln City WIN
Technical knockout
2003-03-28 Lewis Gilbert LWWLWW Alario Center, Westwego DRAW
Split-decision
2002-07-27 Larry Holmes WWLWWW Scope Arena, Norfolk LOST
Unanimous decision
2002-02-02 Craig Wolfley Grand Casino, Gulfport WIN
KO
2001-12-12 Kevin Tallon LLWWLW Caesar's Casino, Elizabeth WIN
Unanimous decision
2001-08-19 Billy Zumbrun LWLLW Stateline Casino, West Wendover LOST
Majority decision
2001-06-16 Shane Woollas LDLLLD Conference Centre, Wembley WIN
Technical knockout
2001-04-19 Tyrone Muex WWLLLL Grand Casino, Tunica WIN
Technical knockout
2000-11-17 Abdul Muhaymin LLLLLL Coast Coliseum, Biloxi DRAW
Points
2000-11-03 Harry Funmaker WWLWWW Ho-Chunk Casino, Baraboo WIN
Unanimous decision
2000-09-15 Marcus Rhode LLLWL Pepsi Center, Denver WIN
KO
2000-07-28 Dan Kosmicki LWLLL Selland Arena, Fresno WIN
Technical knockout
2000-06-17 Kerry Biles WLW Staples Center, Los Angeles WIN
KO
2000-05-19 Bill Johnson WWWLLD Playboy Mansion, Beverly Hills WIN
KO
2000-05-05 Dan Kosmicki LLWLL Convention Center, Tucson WIN
Technical knockout
2000-03-04 George Linberger WWWWWD Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
2000-02-17 Kevin Tallon LLLWLL Coeur d'Alene Casino, Worley WIN
Unanimous decision
1999-12-10 Tim Ray WWWLLL Grand Casino, Tunica WIN
Unanimous decision
1999-11-23 Allen Smith LLLLLW Allstate Arena, Rosemont WIN
Technical knockout
1999-11-11 Melvin Lumzy LWLWL Grand Casino, Biloxi WIN
KO
1999-10-21 George Chamberlain WLWWWW Washington Hilton & Towers, Washington WIN
Technical knockout
1999-09-18 Kenny Craven LWWWLL Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
1999-08-06 Jason Farley WWDLLW State Fairgrounds, Columbus DRAW
Points
1999-07-31 Tim Burgoon WLLWW Plaza de Toros El Toreo, Tijuana WIN
KO
1999-06-26 Peter McNeeley WWWWWL Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
1999-06-11 Russell Chasteen WWWWWW Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth WIN
Unanimous decision
1999-05-27 Jason Hurley WDWWLL Gold Strike Casino, Tunica WIN
Technical knockout
1999-04-16 Roy Bedwell LLLLLL Catfish Bend Casino, Burlington WIN
Unanimous decision
1999-04-02 Kevin Tallon WWWWLL Convention Center, Chattanooga WIN
Technical knockout
1999-02-13 Patrick Graham DWLWWL Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
1998-09-18 Troy Roberts LLWLLL Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
1998-08-25 Tim Pollard WWLWDW Blue Horizon, Philadelphia WIN
KO
1998-03-23 Billy Eaton DWWLWW Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket WIN
KO
1998-02-28 Warrant Williams Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati WIN
KO
1998-01-16 Harry Funmaker WWLLWW Bank of America Center, Boise WIN
Unanimous decision
1997-12-06 Doug Phillips WWWWWL Caesars Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
1997-10-30 Ken Woods LWLLLL Washington WIN
Technical knockout
1997-09-13 Billy Eaton WDWLWW Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas DRAW
Majority decision
1997-08-13 Enrique Ruiz WLD Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort, Chester WIN
1997-07-09 Scott Lindecker DWLLLL Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma WIN
KO
1997-06-15 Jason Farley WWWWD Grand Casino, Biloxi WIN
Technical knockout
1997-04-17 Bill Duncan LLLLWW Adam’s Mark Hotel, Tulsa WIN
KO
1997-04-12 Ed White WWWWL Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
1997-04-02 Sean Jegen WLWWWL Station Casino, Kansas City WIN
Technical knockout
1997-03-22 Ken Woods LLLWLL Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi WIN
KO
1997-02-12 Nick Phillips WWDL Madison Square Garden Theater, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1997-01-18 Curt Allan WWWWWD Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
1996-12-06 Sean Jegen LWLWWW Lawlor Events Center, Reno WIN
KO
1996-07-10 William Harris LLWWLL Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills WIN
Technical knockout
1996-06-07 George Clarke WWWWL Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
KO
1996-05-14 Jonathan Whitfield LLLLLW Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket WIN
Technical knockout
1996-04-30 Richard Davis LLWW San Antonio WIN
KO
1996-04-22 Jack Ramsey LLLLLL Prairie Meadows Casino, Altoona WIN
Technical knockout
1996-03-19 James Baker LLLLLW Spruce Goose Dome, Long Beach WIN
KO
1996-03-13 Billy McDonald Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
KO
1996-02-25 Joe Wiggins WLLL Arizona Charlie's, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
1996-01-25 Tim Ray WLWWLW Casino Magic, Bay Saint Louis WIN
Technical knockout
1995-12-15 Mitchell Rose LLWLLL Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Technical knockout
1995-12-01 Louis Monaco W Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio WIN
KO
1995-10-25 Pat Jackson WL Pontchartrain Center, Kenner WIN
Corner retirement
1995-09-29 Kenneth Myers WDWLLL Buffalo Bill's, Stateline WIN
Majority decision
1995-09-16 Anthony Hunt LL Ross County Fairgrounds, Chillicothe WIN
Technical knockout
1995-09-09 Adam Sutton LWWLWL Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
Majority decision
1995-08-15 Paul Springer Arizona Charlie's, Las Vegas WIN
KO
1995-07-28 Doug Norris LLL Casino Magic, Bay Saint Louis WIN
KO
1995-06-18 Rogelio Ramirez Las Cruces WIN
KO
1995-04-21 James Robinson LLLLL Lansing WIN
Technical knockout
1995-04-15 Jerry Michelson Owensboro Sports Center, Owensboro WIN
KO
1995-03-24 Alvin Ellis LLL Detroit WIN
Technical knockout
1995-03-11 Juan Ramon Perez LLLLLL Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque WIN
Unanimous decision
1995-03-01 Ed Barry LLW Civic Center, Saginaw WIN
Points
1994-11-30 Doug Norris LL Imperial Ballroom, New Orleans WIN
Corner retirement
1994-10-15 Tim Daniels WWDL Birmingham WIN
Points