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Eric Harding boxer

Eric Harding image
Status inactive
Division light heavyweight
Height 6′ 1″/185cm
Reach 77″/196cm
Debut 1991-08-28
Born 1972-12-20
Nationality USA
Residence West Hartford, Connecticut, USA
bouts
28
won
23
lost
4
draw
1
bouts
28
won
23
lost
4
draw
1
Status inactive
Division light heavyweight
Height 6′ 1″/185cm
Reach 77″/196cm
Debut 1991-08-28
Born 1972-12-20
Nationality USA
Residence West Hartford, Connecticut, USA

Harding turned pro in 1991 and was undefeated in his first 20 fights. These wins included a fight in which he defeated future champion Montell Griffin by split decision to win the NABF light heavyweight title on Nov 13, 1998, and a unanimous decision over then undefeated contender Antonio Tarver on June 23, 2000.His streak came to an end when he fought Roy Jones, Jr. for the WBC, WBA, & IBF light heavyweight titles on Sept. 9, 2000. He lost by technical knockout (the fight was stopped after the 10th round by the ringside doctor due to Harding suffering from a torn biceps muscle), but after the fight Jones Jr. said it was his most difficult fight to date.

Harding turned pro in 1991 and was undefeated in his first 20 fights. These wins included a fight in which he defeated future champion Montell Griffin by split decision to win the NABF light heavyweight title on Nov 13, 1998, and a unanimous decision over then undefeated contender Antonio Tarver on June 23, 2000.His streak came to an end when he fought Roy Jones, Jr. for the WBC, WBA, & IBF light heavyweight titles on Sept. 9, 2000. He lost by technical knockout (the fight was stopped after the 10th round by the ringside doctor due to Harding suffering from a torn biceps muscle), but after the fight Jones Jr. said it was his most difficult fight to date.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
June 2, 2006 Chad Dawson WWWWWW Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez LOSS
Unanimous decision
Oct. 21, 2005 Daniel Judah WDWWDW Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville vacant NABF Light Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 11, 2005 David Telesco DWWLWL Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville vacant USBA Light Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
May 18, 2003 Glen Johnson LWWLLD Jimmy's Bronx Cafe, Bronx vacant USBA Light Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
July 20, 2002 Antonio Tarver WWLWWW Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis LOSS
Technical knockout
Dec. 14, 2001 George Khalid Jones WWWWWW Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville WIN
Technical knockout
June 29, 2001 Demetrius Jenkins WWLDWW Grand Casino, Gulfport WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 9, 2000 Roy Jones Jr WWWWWW New Orleans Arena, New Orleans International Boxing Federation World Light Heavyweight

International Boxing Organization World Light Heavyweight

World Boxing Association World Light Heavyweight

(supervisor: Calvin Inalsingh)World Boxing Council World Light Heavyweight

LOSS
Corner retirement
June 23, 2000 Antonio Tarver WWWWWW Grand Casino, Biloxi WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 5, 1999 Leon Gray WWLLLD Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula WIN
KO
Oct. 8, 1999 Ray Berry WWWDWL Hauppauge WIN
Unanimous decision
May 16, 1999 Pascal David WWWLLL Eastwood Theatre, Hartford WIN
Corner retirement
Nov. 13, 1998 Montell Griffin WWWWWW Miccosukee Indian Gaming Resort, Miami WIN
Split-decision
Aug. 2, 1998 Dave Hamilton WLLLWL TD Garden, Boston WIN
Technical knockout
April 14, 1998 Levan Easley WDLWLW Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 18, 1997 Richard Grant LWWLWW Dressler Arena, Hartford WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 1, 1997 Steve Detar WLWLLL Dressler Arena, Hartford WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 29, 1997 Kabary Salem WWWWW City Center, Saratoga Springs WIN
Unanimous decision
June 29, 1997 Beethaeven Scottland WWWWDL Dressler Arena, Hartford WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 20, 1997 Hector Sanjurjo WDDLWW Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 10, 1997 Beethaeven Scottland LWWWWD Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 8, 1995 Ed Bryant LWWWWW Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 3, 1995 Roberto Perez LLW Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 17, 1995 Junior Neequaye WWDWW Caesars Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Points
June 6, 1995 Pat Pernsley WDWWWW Blue Horizon, Philadelphia WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 10, 1995 Reinaldo Almodovar LL Blue Horizon, Philadelphia WIN
KO
Sept. 27, 1991 Jermain Dixon Blue Horizon, Philadelphia WIN
KO
Aug. 28, 1991 Robert Thomas WLLLLW Original Sports Bar, Philadelphia DRAW
Points