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James Broad boxer

James Broad image
Status inactive
Age 43
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 4″/193cm
Debut 1981-08-11
Born 1958-01-27
Death 2001-11-20
Nationality USA
Residence Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
bouts
33
won
23
lost
10
draw
0
bouts
33
won
23
lost
10
draw
0
Status inactive
Age 43
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 4″/193cm
Debut 1981-08-11
Born 1958-01-27
Death 2001-11-20
Nationality USA
Residence Greensboro, North Carolina, USA

Broad took up boxing when he joined the army in 1976. He beat Chris McDonald in the 1980 Olympic Trials finals, where he qualified for the 1980 US Olympic Boxing team which ultimately did not compete due to political reasons. He also beat top amateur Chris McDonald and lost a decision to Tony Tubbs.Nicknamed "Broad-Axe", Broad turned pro in 1981 and put together 12 wins, including a 4th round knockout of future Heavyweight Champ James "Bonecrusher" Smith. His weight was already a problem at this early stage of his career, but Broad worked down to 228 for his first big fight, against fellow undefeated prospect Marvis Frazier. Broad rocked Frazier with his signature uppercuts but was unable to replicate his knockout victory in the amateurs, and he was outworked over 10 rounds.

Broad took up boxing when he joined the army in 1976. He beat Chris McDonald in the 1980 Olympic Trials finals, where he qualified for the 1980 US Olympic Boxing team which ultimately did not compete due to political reasons. He also beat top amateur Chris McDonald and lost a decision to Tony Tubbs.Nicknamed "Broad-Axe", Broad turned pro in 1981 and put together 12 wins, including a 4th round knockout of future Heavyweight Champ James "Bonecrusher" Smith. His weight was already a problem at this early stage of his career, but Broad worked down to 228 for his first big fight, against fellow undefeated prospect Marvis Frazier. Broad rocked Frazier with his signature uppercuts but was unable to replicate his knockout victory in the amateurs, and he was outworked over 10 rounds.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Aug. 20, 1993 Calvin Jones LLWLLL Civic Center, Melrose Park LOSS
Majority decision
June 26, 1993 Philipp Brown LLLLLL Dixie Convention Center, Saint George WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 14, 1993 Daniel Dancuta WWW Aladdin Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas LOSS
Unanimous decision
Oct. 6, 1992 Billy Wright LWWWWW Mahi Shrine Temple, Miami Beach LOSS
Unanimous decision
Oct. 5, 1991 Maurice Smith PNE Agrodome, Vancouver WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 6, 1988 Donovan Ruddock WWWWWW Halifax Metro Centre, Halifax LOSS
Technical knockout
Feb. 27, 1988 Johnny Du Plooy WWWWWL Standard Bank Arena, Johannesburg LOSS
KO
Aug. 1, 1987 Patrick Lumumba LWWWWW Las Vegas Hilton, Hilton Center, Las Vegas WIN
Points
May 30, 1987 Greg Page WLLWLW Las Vegas Hilton, Outdoor Arena, Las Vegas LOSS
Majority decision
April 11, 1987 Francesco Damiani WWWWWW Palazzo Dello Sport, Bologna LOSS
Unanimous decision
Sept. 26, 1986 Tony Tucker WWWWWW Convention Hall, Atlantic City vacant USBA Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
June 28, 1986 Wesley Smith LLLWLL Houston Field House, Troy vacant USBA Heavyweight

WIN
KO
May 3, 1986 Bobby Crabtree WLWLLW Civic Center, Glens Falls WIN
KO
Jan. 25, 1986 Rodney Frazier WWWWLW Trump Casino Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
April 29, 1985 Tim Witherspoon LWWWLW Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo LOSS
KO
Dec. 14, 1984 Sterling Benjamin WWDWLL Felt Forum, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 23, 1984 Eddie Gregg WWWWWW Felt Forum, New York vacant NABF Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
May 3, 1984 Tommy Franco Thomas WWWWWW Resorts International, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 17, 1983 Larry Alexander WWWWW Resorts International, Atlantic City WIN
Split-decision
Aug. 18, 1983 Leroy Diggs WDWLLW Resorts International, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
April 10, 1983 Marvis Frazier WWWWWW Resorts International, Atlantic City LOSS
Unanimous decision
March 10, 1983 Tony Pulu LWLLLL Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 6, 1983 Walter Santemore LLWLWW Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City ESPN Heavy title WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 17, 1982 Donnie Long WWWWWW Claridge Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Majority decision
Sept. 16, 1982 Randy Mack WLLWWW Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 4, 1982 Art Robinson LLLLWL Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
DQ
July 18, 1982 Lonnie Chapman LWWL Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
KO
April 2, 1982 Harold Rice WLLWWL Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Points
Feb. 11, 1982 Lou Benson Jr WWDLWD Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 17, 1981 Robert Evans LWDDLL Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 5, 1981 James Smith Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
KO
Sept. 16, 1981 Greg Stephany Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
Aug. 11, 1981 Albert Collins LLLL Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
KO