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Marlon Starling boxer

Marlon Starling image
Status inactive
Division welterweight
Height 5′ 8″/173cm
Reach 73″/185cm
Debut 1979-07-27
Born 1959-08-29
Nationality USA
Residence Hartford, Connecticut, USA
bouts
53
won
45
lost
6
draw
1
bouts
53
won
45
lost
6
draw
1
Status inactive
Division welterweight
Height 5′ 8″/173cm
Reach 73″/185cm
Debut 1979-07-27
Born 1959-08-29
Nationality USA
Residence Hartford, Connecticut, USA

Starling was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1958. He got his start with help from coach, Johnny Duke, who helped him train for the national Junior Olympics championship. He turned professional in 1979. After 25 straight wins to start his professional career, he lost his first fight, a 12-round split-decision to Donald Curry in 1982. Starling had a rematch with Curry in 1984, challenging for the WBA and IBF welterweight titles. Starling lost by a 15-round decision.Starling's second world title fight came in 1987. He knocked out Mark Breland in the 11th round to win the WBA welterweight title. In his third title defense, Starling lost the title in controversial fashion to Tomas Molinares. Molinares hit Starling with a punch that was thrown around the same time as the bell sounded to end round six. Starling went down for the only time in his career, and the referee counted him out. Molinares was declared the new champion by knock out. However, the decision was later changed to a no contest but the Colombian kept the title.

Starling was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1958. He got his start with help from coach, Johnny Duke, who helped him train for the national Junior Olympics championship. He turned professional in 1979. After 25 straight wins to start his professional career, he lost his first fight, a 12-round split-decision to Donald Curry in 1982. Starling had a rematch with Curry in 1984, challenging for the WBA and IBF welterweight titles. Starling lost by a 15-round decision.Starling's second world title fight came in 1987. He knocked out Mark Breland in the 11th round to win the WBA welterweight title. In his third title defense, Starling lost the title in controversial fashion to Tomas Molinares. Molinares hit Starling with a punch that was thrown around the same time as the bell sounded to end round six. Starling went down for the only time in his career, and the referee counted him out. Molinares was declared the new champion by knock out. However, the decision was later changed to a no contest but the Colombian kept the title.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Aug. 19, 1990 Maurice Blocker WWWWWW Bally's Hotel & Casino, Reno World Boxing Council World Welterweight

LOSS
Majority decision
April 14, 1990 Michael Nunn WWWWWW Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas International Boxing Federation World Middleweight

LOSS
Majority decision
Sept. 15, 1989 Young Kil Jung WWWLWW Civic Center, Hartford World Boxing Council World Welterweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 4, 1989 Lloyd Honeyghan WWWLWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas World Boxing Council World Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
July 29, 1988 Tomas Molinares WWWWWW Convention Hall, Atlantic City World Boxing Association World Welterweight


NC
April 16, 1988 Mark Breland WWWLWW Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas World Boxing Association World Welterweight

DRAW
Split-decision
Feb. 5, 1988 Fujio Ozaki WWLWWW Convention Center, Atlantic City World Boxing Association World Welterweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 22, 1987 Mark Breland WWWWWW Township Auditorium, Columbia World Boxing Association World Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
June 5, 1987 Norberto Bueno LWWWLW Civic Center, Hartford WIN
KO
Feb. 18, 1987 Pedro Vilella WLLLLL Civic Center Assembly Hall, Hartford WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 30, 1986 Roberto Mendez WLLLLL Civic Center, Hartford WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 19, 1986 Dexter Smith LWLLLW Bulkeley High School, Hartford WIN
KO
May 18, 1986 Johnny Bumphus WWWWWW Providence USBA Welterweight

LOSS
TD
April 6, 1986 Ralph Twinning WWLWLL Americana Congress Hotel, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 24, 1986 Leo Davis LWWLLW Civic Center, Hartford WIN
KO
Nov. 22, 1985 Simon Brown WWWWWW Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City USBA Welterweight

WIN
Split-decision
Aug. 7, 1985 Reggie Miller LWWWLL Atlantis Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
April 26, 1985 Floyd Mayweather WWWWWL Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City USBA Welterweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
June 15, 1984 Pedro Vilella WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York NABF Welterweight

LOSS
Majority decision
April 17, 1984 Lupe Aquino WWWWDW Playboy Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City NABF Welterweight

USBA Welterweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 4, 1984 Donald Curry WWWWWW Ballys Park Place Hotel Casino, Atlantic City International Boxing Federation World Welterweight

World Boxing Association World Welterweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Nov. 26, 1983 Bob Graddy WWLLLW Civic Center, Hartford WIN
KO
Nov. 10, 1983 Sammy Rookard LWLLLL Civic Center Coliseum, Hartford WIN
Technical knockout
July 24, 1983 Tommy Ayers WWWWWW Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas NABF Welterweight

USBA Welterweight

WIN
Majority decision
April 23, 1983 Kevin Howard WWWWWW Civic Center Coliseum, Hartford WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 5, 1983 Jose Baret WWWWWW Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
KO
Jan. 7, 1983 Manuel Madera LLLLLL Civic Center Coliseum, Hartford WIN
KO
Oct. 23, 1982 Donald Curry WWWWWW Convention Hall, Atlantic City NABF Welterweight

USBA Welterweight

LOSS
Split-decision
Sept. 10, 1982 Inocencio De la Rosa WWLWLL Civic Center Coliseum, Hartford WIN
Unanimous decision
July 17, 1982 Kevin Morgan LWWWWW Felt Forum, New York USBA Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
June 5, 1982 Babilah McCarthy WLWWLL Civic Center Coliseum, Hartford WIN
Technical knockout
April 23, 1982 Ricardo Raul Camoranesi WWWWLL Coliseum, New Haven WIN
KO
March 22, 1982 Jose Luis Santana WWLLWL Civic Center Coliseum, Hartford WIN
KO
Jan. 29, 1982 Danny Paul WWWWWL Civic Center, Hartford WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 28, 1981 Jack Morrell LWLWLL Felt Forum, New York WIN
Technical knockout
June 25, 1981 Juan Hidalgo WLWWLL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
May 29, 1981 Johnny Cooper WWWLLL Civic Center, Hartford WIN
Technical knockout
April 24, 1981 Miguel Angel Hernandez LWWLWW Felt Forum, New York WIN
Technical knockout
March 9, 1981 Floyd Mayweather WLWWWW Civic Center Assembly Hall, Hartford WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 9, 1981 Bruce Strauss WWWWWL Civic Center, Hartford WIN
KO
Jan. 16, 1981 Ruby Ortiz WLWLLL Civic Center, Hartford WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 25, 1980 Curtis Taylor LLWLL Civic Center, Hartford WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 3, 1980 Dave Bolden LLWLLL Civic Center, Hartford WIN
Technical knockout
June 20, 1980 Benji Goldstone WWWWLL Civic Center Assembly Hall, Hartford WIN
Technical knockout
May 23, 1980 Eddie Campbell WLWLWL Civic Center Assembly Hall, Hartford WIN
Unanimous decision
April 8, 1980 Feliciano Cintron LWDL Civic Center, Hartford WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 28, 1980 Frank Minnigan LWWWLL Civic Center, Hartford WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 9, 1980 Charles Newell LWLWW Civic Center Assembly Hall, Hartford WIN
KO
Nov. 5, 1979 John Saxton LLLLL Civic Center, Hartford WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 17, 1979 Hector Ortiz WWWLDL Civic Center Assembly Hall, Hartford WIN
Points
Sept. 27, 1979 Jerry North Polish National Hall, Bristol WIN
Points
Sept. 7, 1979 Hubert Jackson LLWWLW Civic Center, Hartford WIN
Unanimous decision
July 27, 1979 Tim LaValley WLLWL Civic Center Assembly Hall, Hartford WIN
Technical knockout