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Floyd Cummings boxer

Floyd Cummings image
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 2″/188cm
Debut 1979-06-18
Born 1949-12-20
Nationality USA
Residence Chicago, Illinois, USA
bouts
22
won
15
lost
6
draw
1
bouts
22
won
15
lost
6
draw
1
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 2″/188cm
Debut 1979-06-18
Born 1949-12-20
Nationality USA
Residence Chicago, Illinois, USA

Cummings served 12 years in prison for murder in the Stateville Correctional Center, Illinois, and upon his release started boxing professionally, making his debut in March 1979 at the age of 29.He was a fringe contender in the heavyweight division in the early 1980s, fighting such opponents as Tim Witherspoon, Renaldo Snipes, and Mitch Green, losing decisions against all three. In his last fight, Cummings was stopped by Frank Bruno. Though Bruno was somewhat fortunate to survive a right hand blow on the bell of round one that left him severely dazed and on the back foot til late in the second, from which Bruno had to be helped to his corner by Terry Lawless.

Cummings served 12 years in prison for murder in the Stateville Correctional Center, Illinois, and upon his release started boxing professionally, making his debut in March 1979 at the age of 29.He was a fringe contender in the heavyweight division in the early 1980s, fighting such opponents as Tim Witherspoon, Renaldo Snipes, and Mitch Green, losing decisions against all three. In his last fight, Cummings was stopped by Frank Bruno. Though Bruno was somewhat fortunate to survive a right hand blow on the bell of round one that left him severely dazed and on the back foot til late in the second, from which Bruno had to be helped to his corner by Terry Lawless.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Oct. 11, 1983 Frank Bruno WWWWWW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington LOSS
Technical knockout
July 16, 1983 Tim Witherspoon WWWWWL Dunes Hotel, Las Vegas LOSS
Unanimous decision
Feb. 16, 1983 Mitch Green WWWWWW Bryne Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford LOSS
Unanimous decision
Aug. 14, 1982 Larry Frazier WWWWW Stouffers Ballroom, Cleveland LOSS
Unanimous decision
May 2, 1982 Jeff Sims WWWLLW Playboy Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City LOSS
Technical knockout
Dec. 3, 1981 Joe Frazier WLWWLL International Amphitheatre, Chicago DRAW
Majority decision
July 27, 1981 Bobby Jordan LWLLLL International Amphitheatre, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
March 8, 1981 Renaldo Snipes WWWWWW Resorts International, Atlantic City LOSS
Unanimous decision
Jan. 15, 1981 Al Jones LLLLLL Conrad Hilton Hotel, Chicago WIN
KO
Dec. 11, 1980 George Mostardini WWWWWW International Amphitheatre, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 10, 1980 Johnny Warr LLWLLL Cicero Stadium, Cicero WIN
Split-decision
Aug. 25, 1980 Jesse Clark LLLLLL Bismark Hotel, Chicago WIN
KO
June 12, 1980 Mike Jackson Conrad Hilton Hotel, Chicago WIN
KO
May 15, 1980 Charles Atlas LLLLLL Aragon Ballroom, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
April 17, 1980 Vic Wallace LLLLWL Aragon Ballroom, Chicago WIN
KO
Feb. 18, 1980 Amos Haynes LLWWWW Aragon Ballroom, Chicago WIN
KO
Feb. 1, 1980 Sylvester Wilder LLLLLL International Amphitheatre, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 15, 1979 Larry Sims WDL Circle Arena, Chicago WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 20, 1979 Cornell Verse WWWLWW Circle Arena, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
July 30, 1979 George Gofarth WLW International Amphitheatre, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
July 20, 1979 Jim Flynn University of Illinois, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
June 18, 1979 Dave Watkins LLLL Arnie's North Restaurant, Highland Park WIN
Technical knockout