Joseph Awinongya boxer

Joseph Awinongya boxer
bouts
26
won
12
lost
9
draw
5
Status
inactive
Division
heavyweight
Debut
1994-11-11
Height
6′ 3″/191cm
Reach
-
Age
-
Born
1974-04-20
Death
-
Nationality
Ghana

Awinongya was signed by Don King as a cruiserweight boxer after being seen while sparring in Europe. Awinongya compiled a professional record of 12-9-5 with 3 knockouts, in bouts held in Italy, the Netherlands, and in the United States. Awinongya never fought in Ghana. Awinongya's boxing career moved from Europe to the United States in 1999, and he was unbeaten in eight straight bouts before losing an eight-round decision to Steve Cunningham. While Awinongya was never world champion, Awinongya became an internationally respected boxing trainer. He remains “happy to be in America” and has established a boxing gym for fighters from Ghana to come to the United States and train, where he feels they will not be taken advantage of by unscrupulous managers and promoters.A well-known dynamic public speaker to young people, he presents hundreds of seminars and speeches annually on topics including sportsmanship, leadership, personal health and wellness, staying focused, inspiring students to stay in school, and staying away from drugs.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
2005-04-02 Troy Beets LWWWWL Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma LOST
Technical knockout
2004-11-03 Eric French LLLLLL Shark City Sports Bar, Glendale Heights WIN
Unanimous decision
2004-10-22 Edward Gutierrez DWWWWW Ramada Plaza Hotel, Rosemont LOST
Unanimous decision
2004-04-28 Chris Riley W Ramada Inn, Rosemont DRAW
Points
2003-11-15 Mark Doku LLWWWD Club Ovation, Boynton Beach LOST
Unanimous decision
2003-06-28 Ezra Sellers LWWLWW Seminole Casino, Coconut Creek LOST
Unanimous decision
2003-04-04 John Battle WWDLLW LJVM Coliseum, Winston-Salem LOST
Unanimous decision
2003-01-31 Franklin Edmondson LLWWLL Harriet Himmel Theatre, West Palm Beach WIN
2002-07-27 Steve Cunningham WWWWWW Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas LOST
Unanimous decision
2002-05-25 Edward Slater LWWWLL Tennis Center, Delray Beach WIN
Unanimous decision
2002-03-29 James Elizalde WWWWWW Paris Las Vegas, Las Vegas DRAW
Points
2002-01-30 David Washington LLLLWL Level Nightclub, Miami Beach WIN
Unanimous decision
2001-08-23 JC Hilliard LLLLWL Chili Pepper Nightclub, Fort Lauderdale WIN
Unanimous decision
2001-02-17 Eric Davis LWLLLL Saint Thomas WIN
Points
2000-02-12 Ronald Lewis LLLLLL Jim Davidson Theatre, Pembroke Pines WIN
Technical knockout
1999-08-21 Iman Green LLWWW Miccosukee Indian Gaming Resort, Miami WIN
Points
1999-07-17 Alonzo Wright WWWWLW Jai Alai Fronton, Miami WIN
Majority decision
1997-11-08 Marco van Spaendonck LWWWDL Ballsporthalle, Frankfurt LOST
Technical knockout
1997-09-29 Tibor Storezinski LLLLDW Topsportcentrum, Rotterdam DRAW
Points
1997-05-26 Yves Monsieur LLLLLL Maasgebouw, Rotterdam DRAW
Points
1997-03-17 Stefan Stanko LLLLDL Rotterdam WIN
Technical knockout
1996-09-16 William Krijnen WWWDWL Rotterdam LOST
Points
1996-05-13 Marco van Spaendonck LLLWWW Rotterdam DRAW
Points
1996-03-25 Jany Schumann WWWW Rotterdam WIN
Points
1994-12-26 Claudio Passini WWWWWW Pian Camuno LOST
Technical knockout
1994-11-11 Fabrizio Zompatore W Velletri WIN
KO