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Eric Esch boxer

Eric Esch image
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 5′ 11½″/182cm
Reach 78″/198cm
Debut 1994-10-15
Born 1966-08-03
Nationality USA
Residence Jasper, Alabama, USA
bouts
91
won
77
lost
10
draw
4
bouts
91
won
77
lost
10
draw
4
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 5′ 11½″/182cm
Reach 78″/198cm
Debut 1994-10-15
Born 1966-08-03
Nationality USA
Residence Jasper, Alabama, 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.

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 Titles Result
June 29, 2013 Kirk Lawton WL Entertainment Centre, Newcastle LOSS
Corner retirement
Jan. 13, 2012 Curt Allan WWDLWW Horseshoe Casino, Elizabeth LOSS
Unanimous decision
Oct. 3, 2009 Harry Funmaker LWWLWL US Cellular Arena , Milwaukee LOSS
Split-decision
March 9, 2007 Joe Siciliano LWWLLW Palladium, Worcester WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 16, 2006 Joaquin Garcia WWWWLL Dow Event Center, Saginaw WIN
KO
Sept. 23, 2006 Ed White LLLLLL Belterra Casino & Resort, Belterra WIN
Technical knockout
March 24, 2006 Daniel White WWWWWW Wing's Stadium, Kalamazoo WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 18, 2005 Baden Oui WLWWWL Sports Complex, Carrara, Gold Coast LOSS
Majority decision
Oct. 15, 2005 George Linberger LWWWW Chaparral Club, Akron NABC Super Heavyweight

LOSS
Split-decision
Aug. 20, 2005 Kenny Craven WLLLWL Capital Gym, Beijing LOSS
Unanimous decision
Aug. 9, 2005 Rick Zufall WLLLWL Camp Pendleton, Oceanside WIN
KO
May 14, 2005 Kenny Craven WLWLLL Mississippi Coliseum, Jackson LOSS
Majority decision
Feb. 12, 2005 Kenny Craven LWLWLL Magnolia Center, Laurel WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 20, 2004 Brian McIntyre WLLLWW Mid America Center, Council Bluffs WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 24, 2004 Ritchie Goosehead LLLLLL Convention Centre, Winnipeg WIN
Majority decision
July 22, 2004 Salvador Farnetti WLWDLW HP Pavilion, San Jose WIN
Technical knockout
May 15, 2004 Marcelo Aravena LWLLLL 4 Bears Casino & Lodge, New Town WIN
Split-decision
May 8, 2004 Rodney Phillips LLLLLW Coast Coliseum, Biloxi WIN
KO
June 13, 2003 Troy Roberts LLLLLL Chinook Winds Casino, Lincoln City WIN
Technical knockout
March 28, 2003 Lewis Gilbert LWWLWW Alario Center, Westwego DRAW
Split-decision
July 27, 2002 Larry Holmes WWLWWW Scope Arena, Norfolk LOSS
Unanimous decision
Feb. 2, 2002 Craig Wolfley Grand Casino, Gulfport WIN
KO
Dec. 12, 2001 Kevin Tallon LLWWLW Caesar's Casino, Elizabeth WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 19, 2001 Billy Zumbrun LWLLW Stateline Casino, West Wendover LOSS
Majority decision
June 16, 2001 Shane Woollas LDLLLD Conference Centre, Wembley WIN
Technical knockout
April 19, 2001 Tyrone Muex WWLLLL Grand Casino, Tunica WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 17, 2000 Abdul Muhaymin LLLLLL Coast Coliseum, Biloxi DRAW
Points
Nov. 3, 2000 Harry Funmaker WWLWWW Ho-Chunk Casino, Baraboo WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 15, 2000 Marcus Rhode LLLWL Pepsi Center, Denver WIN
KO
July 28, 2000 Dan Kosmicki LWLLL Selland Arena, Fresno WIN
Technical knockout
June 17, 2000 Kerry Biles WLW Staples Center, Los Angeles WIN
KO
May 19, 2000 Bill Johnson WWWLLD Playboy Mansion, Beverly Hills WIN
KO
May 5, 2000 Dan Kosmicki LLWLL Convention Center, Tucson WIN
Technical knockout
March 4, 2000 George Linberger WWWWWD Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas IBA Super Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 17, 2000 Kevin Tallon LLLWLL Coeur d'Alene Casino, Worley WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 10, 1999 Tim Ray WWWLLL Grand Casino, Tunica WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 23, 1999 Allen Smith LLLLLW Allstate Arena, Rosemont WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 11, 1999 Melvin Lumzy LWLWL Grand Casino, Biloxi WIN
KO
Oct. 21, 1999 George Chamberlain WLWWWW Washington Hilton & Towers, Washington WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 18, 1999 Kenny Craven LWWWLL Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas IBA Super Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 6, 1999 Jason Farley WWDLLW State Fairgrounds, Columbus DRAW
Points
July 31, 1999 Tim Burgoon WLLWW Plaza de Toros El Toreo, Tijuana IBA Super Heavyweight

WIN
KO
June 26, 1999 Peter McNeeley WWWWWL Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
June 11, 1999 Russell Chasteen WWWWWW Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth WIN
Unanimous decision
May 27, 1999 Jason Hurley WDWWLL Gold Strike Casino, Tunica WIN
Technical knockout
April 16, 1999 Roy Bedwell LLLLLL Catfish Bend Casino, Burlington WIN
Unanimous decision
April 2, 1999 Kevin Tallon WWWWLL Convention Center, Chattanooga WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 13, 1999 Patrick Graham DWLWWL Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas IBA Super Heavyweight 4 Round

WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 18, 1998 Troy Roberts LLWLLL Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas IBA Super Heavyweight 4 Round

WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 25, 1998 Tim Pollard WWLWDW Blue Horizon, Philadelphia WIN
KO
March 23, 1998 Billy Eaton DWWLWW Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket WIN
KO
Feb. 28, 1998 Warrant Williams Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati WIN
KO
Jan. 16, 1998 Harry Funmaker WWLLWW Bank of America Center, Boise IBA Super Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 6, 1997 Doug Phillips WWWWWL Caesars Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 30, 1997 Ken Woods LWLLLL Washington WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 13, 1997 Billy Eaton WDWLWW Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas DRAW
Majority decision
Aug. 13, 1997 Enrique Ruiz WLD Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort, Chester WIN
DQ
July 9, 1997 Scott Lindecker DWLLLL Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma WIN
KO
June 15, 1997 Jason Farley WWWWD Grand Casino, Biloxi WIN
Technical knockout
April 17, 1997 Bill Duncan LLLLWW Adam’s Mark Hotel, Tulsa WIN
KO
April 12, 1997 Ed White WWWWL Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas IBA Super Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
April 2, 1997 Sean Jegen WLWWWL Station Casino, Kansas City WIN
Technical knockout
March 22, 1997 Ken Woods LLLWLL Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi WIN
KO
Feb. 12, 1997 Nick Phillips WWDL Madison Square Garden Theater, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 18, 1997 Curt Allan WWWWWD Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 6, 1996 Sean Jegen LWLWWW Lawlor Events Center, Reno WIN
KO
July 10, 1996 William Harris LLWWLL Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills WIN
Technical knockout
June 7, 1996 George Clarke WWWWL Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
KO
May 14, 1996 Jonathan Whitfield LLLLLW Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket WIN
Technical knockout
April 30, 1996 Richard Davis LLWW San Antonio WIN
KO
April 22, 1996 Jack Ramsey LLLLLL Prairie Meadows Casino, Altoona WIN
Technical knockout
March 19, 1996 James Baker LLLLLW Spruce Goose Dome, Long Beach WIN
KO
March 13, 1996 Billy McDonald Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
KO
Feb. 25, 1996 Joe Wiggins WLLL Arizona Charlie's, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 25, 1996 Tim Ray WLWWLW Casino Magic, Bay Saint Louis WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 15, 1995 Mitchell Rose LLWLLL Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Technical knockout
Dec. 1, 1995 Louis Monaco W Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio WIN
KO
Oct. 25, 1995 Pat Jackson WL Pontchartrain Center, Kenner WIN
Corner retirement
Sept. 29, 1995 Kenneth Myers WDWLLL Buffalo Bill's, Stateline WIN
Majority decision
Sept. 16, 1995 Anthony Hunt LL Ross County Fairgrounds, Chillicothe WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 9, 1995 Adam Sutton LWWLWL Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
Majority decision
Aug. 15, 1995 Paul Springer Arizona Charlie's, Las Vegas WIN
KO
July 28, 1995 Doug Norris LLL Casino Magic, Bay Saint Louis WIN
KO
June 18, 1995 Rogelio Ramirez Las Cruces WIN
KO
April 21, 1995 James Robinson LLLLL Lansing WIN
Technical knockout
April 15, 1995 Jerry Michelson Owensboro Sports Center, Owensboro WIN
KO
March 24, 1995 Alvin Ellis LLL Detroit WIN
Technical knockout
March 11, 1995 Juan Ramon Perez LLLLLL Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque WIN
Unanimous decision
March 1, 1995 Ed Barry LLW Civic Center, Saginaw WIN
Points
Nov. 30, 1994 Doug Norris LL Imperial Ballroom, New Orleans WIN
Corner retirement
Oct. 15, 1994 Tim Daniels WWDL Birmingham WIN
Points