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Lou Del Valle boxer

Lou Del Valle image
Status inactive
Division light heavyweight
Height 6′ 0″/183cm
Reach 74″/188cm
Debut 1992-01-12
Born 1968-07-13
Nationality USA
Residence Long Island, New York, USA
bouts
44
won
36
lost
6
draw
2
bouts
44
won
36
lost
6
draw
2
Status inactive
Division light heavyweight
Height 6′ 0″/183cm
Reach 74″/188cm
Debut 1992-01-12
Born 1968-07-13
Nationality USA
Residence Long Island, New York, USA

Known as "Honey Boy", Del Valle turned pro in 1992 and won his first 22 bouts, setting up a shot at long-time WBA light heavyweight champion Virgil Hill in 1996. Hill won a close unanimous decision. In 1997 he took on Eddy Smulders for the vacant WBA light heavyweight title and won via 8th-round TKO. He lost the belt in his next fight, a clear decision loss to Roy Jones Jr in a WBC/WBA unification bout, but became the first fighter ever to knock Jones down.In 2001 he took on Bruno Girard for vacant WBA light heavyweight title, but came up short of the title in a draw. In 2002 he rematched Girard for the same belt, but lost a split decision.

Known as "Honey Boy", Del Valle turned pro in 1992 and won his first 22 bouts, setting up a shot at long-time WBA light heavyweight champion Virgil Hill in 1996. Hill won a close unanimous decision. In 1997 he took on Eddy Smulders for the vacant WBA light heavyweight title and won via 8th-round TKO. He lost the belt in his next fight, a clear decision loss to Roy Jones Jr in a WBC/WBA unification bout, but became the first fighter ever to knock Jones down.In 2001 he took on Bruno Girard for vacant WBA light heavyweight title, but came up short of the title in a draw. In 2002 he rematched Girard for the same belt, but lost a split decision.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Oct. 31, 2009 Joe Spina WWWWWW Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville DRAW
Majority decision
July 18, 2008 DeLeon Tinsley WDLLWL Mahi Temple Shrine Auditorium, Miami LOSS
Unanimous decision
Jan. 31, 2008 Newton Kidd WDLWLL Utopia Paradise Theatre, Bronx WIN
Split-decision
Sept. 14, 2007 Johny Jensen WWWDWW Forum, Horsens LOSS
Unanimous decision
Oct. 20, 2006 Zack Page LLLWLD Chevrolet Centre, Youngstown LOSS
Unanimous decision
April 2, 2005 Dan Sheehan LLLLLL DCU Center, Worcester WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 2, 2004 Raymond McLamore DLLWWL The Plex, North Charleston WIN
Split-decision
Oct. 16, 2004 James Johnson WLWWLL Club Ovation, Boynton Beach WIN
Unanimous decision
April 17, 2004 Tiwon Taylor WLWLLL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
July 13, 2002 Bruno Girard WWWDWW Palavas-les-Flots LOSS
Split-decision
Aug. 4, 2001 Bruno Girard WWDWWW Plage du Prado, Marseille DRAW
Points
May 17, 2001 Dennis McKinney LWLLLL Roseland Ballroom, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 17, 2001 Earl Butler WWLLLW Yonkers Raceway, Yonkers WIN
KO
July 29, 1999 Charles Daughtry LLLLLL Roxy Theater, Atlanta WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 22, 1998 Tyrone Armstead LLLLWW Madison Square Garden Theater, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
July 18, 1998 Roy Jones Jr WWWLWW Madison Square Garden Theater, New York World Boxing Association World Light Heavyweight

World Boxing Council World Light Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Sept. 20, 1997 Eddy Smulders WWWWWW Tivoli Eissporthalle, Aachen vacant World Boxing Association World Light Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
June 13, 1997 Fermin Chirino LLLLLL Arena Oberhausen, Oberhausen WIN
Technical knockout
May 1, 1997 Kenny Payne DLWWLL Convention Center, Asbury Park WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 29, 1996 Thomas Reid WWLWWW Grand Casino, Tunica WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 16, 1996 Ken McCurdy WLWWLL Yonkers Raceway, Yonkers WIN
Technical knockout
April 20, 1996 Virgil Hill WWWWWW Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks World Boxing Association World Light Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Dec. 1, 1995 Ken Wallace WLWLLL Staten Island WIN
Technical knockout
May 27, 1995 Ali Saidi LLWWWW Arena Westfalenhalle, Dortmund WIN
Unanimous decision
May 3, 1995 Michael Green WWWLL Lexington Avenue Armory, New York WIN
KO
March 18, 1995 Charles Daughtry LLWLLW Civic Center, Pensacola WIN
KO
Jan. 20, 1995 John Lampre LLL Foxboro, Boston WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 13, 1994 Anthony Brown WWWWLL Huntington Hilton Hotel, Melville USA New York State Light Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Oct. 7, 1994 Earl Talley LWLWLL New York WIN
KO
April 29, 1994 Tim St Clair WLLWLW White Plains WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 12, 1993 Tim St Clair LWLLLL Madison Square Garden, New York USA New York State Light Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 4, 1993 James Mullins LLLLLL Forest City USA New York State Light Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
June 17, 1993 Richard Carter LWWWW White Plains WIN
Technical knockout
March 6, 1993 Darren Zenner WWWWWD Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 27, 1993 Jamal Arbubakar WWWLLL Paramount Theatre, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 23, 1992 James Campbell WLL New York WIN
KO
Nov. 20, 1992 Patrick Frazier DLLLWW Ramada Hotel, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 15, 1992 Exum Speight WDWWLL Paramount Theatre, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 15, 1992 Anthony Sutton WLL Westchester County Center, White Plains WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 25, 1992 Amahl Bacon LWWLWL Harrah’s Resort , Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
May 21, 1992 Lihande Patrick Paramount Theatre, New York WIN
Technical knockout
March 23, 1992 Norman Bell WW Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 7, 1992 Fred Rivero LWW Ramada Hotel, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 12, 1992 Worthy Hendricks LDL Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision