Jackie Beard boxer

Jackie Beard boxer
bouts
19
won
7
lost
11
draw
1
Status
inactive
Division
cruiserweight
Debut
1999-05-14
Height
6′ 1½″/187cm
Reach
74″/188cm
Age
-
Born
1969-11-25
Death
-
Nationality
USA

Beard was an amateur boxing standout in the late 1970s. He won the National AAU in the bantamweight division three times: 1978, 1979, and 1980. He also won the bantamweight championship in the 1978 National Golden Gloves Tournament. Beard qualified for the 1980 U.S. Olympic boxing team, but the U.S. boycott of the Moscow summer games prevented him from the international competition. Initially, Beard was supportive of the boycott, but later expressed disappointment that athletes were denied the opportunity to showcase their talents. In 2007 Beard received one of 461 Congressional Gold Medals created especially for the spurned athletes.Beard turned professional in 1981 and was undefeated in his first 11 fights before losing a decision to contender Jose Caba. Following the loss Beard put together another string of wins but then lost a close decision to Johnny De La Rosa. He worked his way up to a title match against WBA World super featherweight title holder Brian Mitchell in 1989, but lost a technical decision. They rematched the following year and Mitchell won a unanimous decision. Following the loss, Beard's career declined and he lost most of his remaining professional fights. Beard retired in 1995 with a record of 36 Wins, 14 Losses and 22 KO's. He resides in Jackson, Tennessee.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
2013-03-23 Ali Mansour WWWWWW Wing's Stadium, Kalamazoo LOST
Technical knockout
2013-01-12 Jordan Shimmell WWWWWW Orbit Room, Grand Rapids LOST
Technical knockout
2011-09-10 Todd Welcome LDLWLL Orbit Room, Grand Rapids WIN
Technical knockout
2011-03-25 Alejandro Otero LWWDLL Civic Center, Holland DRAW
Split-decision
2010-10-09 Todd Welcome LWLD Orbit Room, Grand Rapids WIN
Technical knockout
2009-07-11 Rod Jacobs LLLLLL Fifth Third Ballpark, Grand Rapids WIN
Technical knockout
2009-04-24 Cleophris Glover LLLLL Orbit Room, Grand Rapids WIN
Technical knockout
2006-01-07 Daniel White WWWWWW Kellogg Arena, Battle Creek LOST
Technical knockout
2005-09-24 Ramon Avery LLL LC Walker Arena, Muskegon LOST
KO
2005-07-29 Otis Mills WDWLL DeCarlo’s Convention Center, Detroit LOST
Technical knockout
2004-05-22 Cory Cummings WWWWWW Blade Runners Ice Complex, Hamarville LOST
KO
2004-04-17 Scott Halton WW DeltaPlex, Grand Rapids LOST
Majority decision
2004-01-16 Rocky Smith WWLWWW DeltaPlex, Grand Rapids LOST
Technical knockout
2003-03-21 Rocky Smith LWWW DeltaPlex, Grand Rapids WIN
KO
2002-11-03 Malcolm Tann Table Mountain Casino, Friant LOST
KO
2002-09-28 Robert Holiday DeltaPlex, Grand Rapids WIN
KO
2001-06-20 Kevin Montiy WWWWW Andiamo's Banquet Center, Warren LOST
Technical knockout
2001-02-02 Malik Scott W Celeste Center, Columbus LOST
Technical knockout
1999-05-14 Billy Downs LLLWLL Gray's Armory, Cleveland WIN
KO