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Jesse Ferguson boxer

Jesse Ferguson image
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 2″/188cm
Reach 77″/196cm
Debut 1983-01-12
Born 1957-03-20
Nationality USA
Residence Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
bouts
44
won
26
lost
18
draw
0
bouts
44
won
26
lost
18
draw
0
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 2″/188cm
Reach 77″/196cm
Debut 1983-01-12
Born 1957-03-20
Nationality USA
Residence Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

After an amateur career in the early 80s, Ferguson turned pro in 1983 at the age of 25. He had 10 straight wins (all by knockout), the most notable being a 4-round knockout of Reggie Gross.This earned him a place in ESPN's 1985 Young Heavyweight tournament. He made a debut with a 4-round knockout of Richard Scott, and followed it up in the semi-finals with a 10-round points win where he outpunched James "Buster" Douglas, a fight that would become more significant over the years, as Douglas went on to upset Mike Tyson in 1990 and win the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world. In the final he took on Tony Anthony and knocked him out in the 10th round, earning himself a world ranking.

After an amateur career in the early 80s, Ferguson turned pro in 1983 at the age of 25. He had 10 straight wins (all by knockout), the most notable being a 4-round knockout of Reggie Gross.This earned him a place in ESPN's 1985 Young Heavyweight tournament. He made a debut with a 4-round knockout of Richard Scott, and followed it up in the semi-finals with a 10-round points win where he outpunched James "Buster" Douglas, a fight that would become more significant over the years, as Douglas went on to upset Mike Tyson in 1990 and win the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world. In the final he took on Tony Anthony and knocked him out in the 10th round, earning himself a world ranking.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Jan. 30, 1999 Andrew Golota LLWWWW Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City LOSS
Unanimous decision
Dec. 8, 1998 Obed Sullivan WWWLWL Roseland Ballroom, New York WIN
Split-decision
Sept. 3, 1998 Tyrone Booze LWWWWW Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 31, 1998 Hasim Rahman WWWWWW Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City International Boxing Federation Inter-Continental Heavyweight

USBA Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
May 31, 1997 Samson Po'uha WLWWWW Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
April 3, 1997 Thomas Williams WLWWLL Coeur d'Alene Casino, Worley WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 5, 1996 Everton Davis LLLWWW Brady Theater, Tulsa WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 12, 1996 Bobby Harris WWWWWW Huntington Hilton Hotel, Melville WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 19, 1995 Danell Nicholson WWWWWW Boulder Station Hotel, Las Vegas LOSS
Corner retirement
Aug. 8, 1995 Alex Stewart WWLWWW Spotlight 29 Casino, Coachella LOSS
Unanimous decision
March 5, 1995 Jeremy Williams LWWWWW Palm Springs Riviera Resort, Palm Springs LOSS
Corner retirement
Aug. 9, 1994 Larry Holmes WWWWWW Mystic Lake Casino, Prior Lake LOSS
Unanimous decision
March 16, 1994 Frank Bruno LWWWWL National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham LOSS
Technical knockout
Nov. 19, 1993 Ray Mercer LWWLWW Convention Center, Atlantic City LOSS
Split-decision
July 22, 1993 Rocky Pepeli LWWLLL Biloxi Belle Casino, Biloxi WIN
Technical knockout
May 22, 1993 Riddick Bowe WWWWWW RFK Stadium, Washington World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

LOSS
KO
Feb. 6, 1993 Ray Mercer WWWLWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 24, 1992 Tony Tubbs WWLWLW The Palace, Auburn Hills LOSS
Unanimous decision
July 28, 1992 Michael Dokes WWWWWW Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City LOSS
Unanimous decision
June 5, 1992 Mike Robinson LLLLLW Camp Hill WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 19, 1992 Bruce Seldon WWWWLL Taj Majal Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City LOSS
Corner retirement
Aug. 8, 1991 Oliver McCall WLWLWW Trump Castle, Atlantic City LOSS
Unanimous decision
March 31, 1990 Terry Armstrong LWLLLW Sun Dome, Tampa WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 15, 1988 Orlin Norris WWWWWW El Cortez Hotel, San Diego LOSS
Unanimous decision
Sept. 10, 1988 John Morton LLLLLL Winston-Salem WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 1, 1987 George Chaplin WWWLLW Las Vegas Hilton, Hilton Center, Las Vegas WIN
KO
Oct. 17, 1986 Anders Eklund WWWLWW Randers Hallen, Randers LOSS
Points
June 7, 1986 James Smith LLWLLW Hamilton LOSS
Majority decision
Feb. 16, 1986 Mike Tyson WWWWWW Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy LOSS
Technical knockout
Jan. 11, 1986 Oscar Holman DLLWLW Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 31, 1985 Carl Williams WWWWWL Playboy Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City LOSS
Technical knockout
June 20, 1985 Tony Anthony WWWLLW Resorts International, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
May 9, 1985 James Douglas WWLWW Caesars Boardwalk Regency, Atlantic City WIN
Majority decision
March 27, 1985 Richard Scott WLWDWW Resorts International, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 13, 1984 Oscar Holman WWLWDL Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 20, 1984 Reggie Gross WWWLLW Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
July 24, 1984 Kid Samson WDLLLL Blue Horizon, Philadelphia WIN
KO
June 5, 1984 Robert Hill WLWWWL Blue Horizon, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
March 26, 1984 Ernie Singleton LWLLW Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 14, 1984 Mike Perkins WLWWLL Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 8, 1983 Joe Ballard WWWWWW Playboy Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 29, 1983 James Holmes LW Symphony Hall, Newark WIN
Technical knockout
May 25, 1983 Eddie Cowart Blue Horizon, Philadelphia WIN
KO
Jan. 12, 1983 Tony Jackson Blue Horizon, Philadelphia WIN
KO