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Greg Richardson boxer

Greg Richardson image
Status inactive
Division bantamweight
Debut 1982-02-22
Born 1958-02-07
Nationality USA
Residence Youngstown, Ohio, USA
bouts
40
won
31
lost
8
draw
1
bouts
40
won
31
lost
8
draw
1
Status inactive
Division bantamweight
Debut 1982-02-22
Born 1958-02-07
Nationality USA
Residence Youngstown, Ohio, USA

Known as "The Flea", Richardson turned pro in 1982. Richardson's professional career peaked in February 1991, when he scored an upset victory over Raúl Pérez and won the WBC bantamweight title. Trained by Earl Charity, Richardson's quick reflexes were credited with earning him a 12-round unanimous decision over Perez, who held the title for almost 28 months. He defended the title against Victor Rabanales, before losing the belt to Joichiro Tatsuyoshi in 1991. In 1992 he moved down in weight to take on WBC super flyweight title holder Moon Sung-kil, but lost a majority decision. He retired in 1996.During his career Greg Richardson also held the NABF Bantamweight Title, as well as the USBA Bantamweight and Super Bantamweight Titles.

Known as "The Flea", Richardson turned pro in 1982. Richardson's professional career peaked in February 1991, when he scored an upset victory over Raúl Pérez and won the WBC bantamweight title. Trained by Earl Charity, Richardson's quick reflexes were credited with earning him a 12-round unanimous decision over Perez, who held the title for almost 28 months. He defended the title against Victor Rabanales, before losing the belt to Joichiro Tatsuyoshi in 1991. In 1992 he moved down in weight to take on WBC super flyweight title holder Moon Sung-kil, but lost a majority decision. He retired in 1996.During his career Greg Richardson also held the NABF Bantamweight Title, as well as the USBA Bantamweight and Super Bantamweight Titles.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
July 5, 1996 Juan Carlos Ramirez WWWW Ciudad Juarez World Boxing Board Bantamweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
June 10, 1995 Petrica Janos Paraschiv WWLWWW Braila World Boxing Board Bantamweight

LOSS
Points
Feb. 28, 1995 Edel Geronimo LLWWLW Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, Honolulu WBA Penta-Continental Bantamweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
July 22, 1994 Armando Castro LWWWWD Youngstown WBA Penta-Continental Bantamweight

WIN
Points
July 12, 1993 Miguel Espinoza LLLWWL Great Western Forum, Inglewood WBA Penta-Continental Bantamweight

DRAW
Points
Oct. 31, 1992 Sung Kil Moon WWWWWW Olympic Fencing Gymnasium, Seoul World Boxing Council World Super Flyweight

LOSS
Majority decision
Sept. 19, 1991 Joichiro Tatsuyoshi WWWWDW City Gymnasium, Moriguchi World Boxing Council World Bantamweight

LOSS
Corner retirement
May 20, 1991 Victor Rabanales WWWWWW Great Western Forum, Inglewood World Boxing Council World Bantamweight

WIN
Split-decision
Feb. 25, 1991 Raul Perez WWWWDW Great Western Forum, Inglewood World Boxing Council World Bantamweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 12, 1990 Eddie Rangel WWWDWL Lakefront Arena, Baton Rouge USBA Bantamweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
March 12, 1990 Elly Pical WWWWWL Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta WIN
Majority decision
July 17, 1989 Gaby Canizales LWWWWW Trump Plaza Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
May 30, 1989 Sonny Long LLLDLL Mahoning Country Club, Girard WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 15, 1988 James Tolliver LLLLLL Mahoning Country Club, Girard WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 20, 1987 Jesse Benavides WWWWWW Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City vacant USBA Super Bantamweight

LOSS
Split-decision
July 10, 1987 Jeff Fenech WWWWWW Entertainment Centre, Sydney World Boxing Council World Super Bantamweight

LOSS
KO
June 5, 1987 Darryl Thigpen WWWLWW Forum, Inglewood USBA Super Bantamweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 26, 1986 Robert Shannon WWDDWW Bicentennial Pavilion, Tacoma USBA Super Bantamweight

WIN
Majority decision
Aug. 14, 1986 Ron Cisneros LLLLLL Edmonds Community College, Lynnwood WIN
Points
Oct. 1, 1985 James Tolliver LLLDLL Atlantic City USBA Super Bantamweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
June 4, 1985 Oscar Muniz WWWWLW Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City USBA Super Bantamweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 25, 1985 James Manning WLWWWW Marriott Hotel, Portland NABF Bantamweight

WIN
Split-decision
Nov. 13, 1984 Alfonso Lopez WWLWLL Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 20, 1984 Harold Petty WWWWWL Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas NABF Bantamweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
July 31, 1984 Roy Muniz WWWWWL Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
May 26, 1984 Edgar Acevedo LLL Miami Beach WIN
Points
April 17, 1984 Romy Navarrete WWLWWW Blaisdell Center Arena, Honolulu WIN
Unanimous decision
April 3, 1984 John Norman WWLW Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
KO
Jan. 17, 1984 Diego Rosario WWWWLW Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Majority decision
Nov. 15, 1983 Sonny Long LLWLWW Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 27, 1983 Felix Marquez LWLWWL Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
July 27, 1983 Baby Kid Chocolate LLLLLW Philadelphia WIN
Points
April 24, 1983 Francis Childs WWWWWL Playboy Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Points
Oct. 14, 1982 Francis Childs WWWWWW McDonald Labor Lyceum, Conshohocken LOSS
Points
Sept. 29, 1982 James Tolliver DWLL Tiffany Manor, Brookfield WIN
Points
Aug. 23, 1982 Clarence Miller D Claridge Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
KO
July 24, 1982 Simon Feaster V.I.P. Club, Niles WIN
Points
May 8, 1982 Brett Livingston Davison High School, Davison WIN
Points
March 17, 1982 Henry Lee LLL V.I.P. Club, Niles LOSS
KO
Feb. 22, 1982 Al Dunlap V.I.P. Club, Niles WIN
Technical knockout