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Oliver McCall boxer

Oliver McCall image
Status active
Age 53
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 2″/188cm
Reach 82″/208cm
Debut 1985-11-02
Born 1965-04-21
Nationality USA
Residence Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
bouts
74
won
58
lost
14
draw
0
bouts
74
won
58
lost
14
draw
0
Status active
Age 53
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 2″/188cm
Reach 82″/208cm
Debut 1985-11-02
Born 1965-04-21
Nationality USA
Residence Corpus Christi, Texas, USA

Born in Chicago, McCall moved to live with his mother in Racine, Wisconsin and attended William Horlick High School, before transferring to Washington Park High School. McCall was also a talented high school basketball player. In 1981, however, McCall moved back to Chicago where he pursued boxing and won two Chicago Golden Gloves titles.Known as "The Atomic Bull", McCall turned pro in 1985 and slowly worked his way up the heavyweight ranks. He beat Jesse Ferguson and future heavyweight champion Bruce Seldon and lost a very close decision to Tony Tucker before landing the shot against Lewis in 1994. After a close first round McCall came out aggressively in the second and landed his signature counter right hand as Lewis moved forward. Lewis dropped to the canvas and got up before the count of ten, but he was unsteady on his feet, forcing the referee to wave a stop to the fight. In spite of the Lewis camp protests, Boxing Monthly editor Glyn Leach pointed out that Lewis "only seemed to recover his senses once the fight was waved off," and that "in the opinions of everyone I spoke to at ringside, the decision was correct."

Born in Chicago, McCall moved to live with his mother in Racine, Wisconsin and attended William Horlick High School, before transferring to Washington Park High School. McCall was also a talented high school basketball player. In 1981, however, McCall moved back to Chicago where he pursued boxing and won two Chicago Golden Gloves titles.Known as "The Atomic Bull", McCall turned pro in 1985 and slowly worked his way up the heavyweight ranks. He beat Jesse Ferguson and future heavyweight champion Bruce Seldon and lost a very close decision to Tony Tucker before landing the shot against Lewis in 1994. After a close first round McCall came out aggressively in the second and landed his signature counter right hand as Lewis moved forward. Lewis dropped to the canvas and got up before the count of ten, but he was unsteady on his feet, forcing the referee to wave a stop to the fight. In spite of the Lewis camp protests, Boxing Monthly editor Glyn Leach pointed out that Lewis "only seemed to recover his senses once the fight was waved off," and that "in the opinions of everyone I spoke to at ringside, the decision was correct."

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Nov. 30, 2018 Larry Knight LLLLWW HEB Tennis Centre, Corpus Christi WIN
Unanimous decision
April 26, 2014 Marcin Rekowski WWWWLW Arena Hall, ul. B. Chrobrego 50B, Legionowo LOSS
Unanimous decision
Feb. 1, 2014 Marcin Rekowski WWWWWW Okraglak Halle, Opole WIN
Split-decision
May 18, 2013 Krzysztof Zimnoch WWWWWW Arena Hall, ul. B. Chrobrego 50B, Legionowo LOSS
Unanimous decision
May 16, 2012 Francesco Pianeta WWWWWW Brandenburg Halle, Frankfurt LOSS
Unanimous decision
Aug. 20, 2011 Damian Wills WWWWWW Houston Athletic Fencing Center, Houston WIN
Unanimous decision
March 18, 2011 Cedric Boswell WWWWWW Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood vacant NABA Heavyweight

World Boxing Council Latino Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Dec. 7, 2010 Fres Oquendo WLWWWL Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood vacant International Boxing Federation Inter-Continental Heavyweight

WIN
Split-decision
June 15, 2010 Timur Ibragimov WWWWWW Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood vacant NABA Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Oct. 23, 2009 Lance Whitaker WLWLWW Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 21, 2009 Franklin Lawrence DWWWWW Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
May 22, 2009 John Hopoate LWWWWW Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 19, 2007 Juan Carlos Gomez WWWWW Estrel Convention Center, Neukoelln World Boxing Council International Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
June 16, 2007 Sinan Samil Sam WWLWWW Atatürk Sport Salonu, Ankara WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 24, 2007 Marion Wilson LLDWLL ABC Sports Complex, Springfield WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 9, 2006 Yanqui Diaz WLLL Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood WIN
KO
Sept. 9, 2006 Darroll Wilson WWLWLL Louisville Gardens, Louisville vacant World Boxing Council FECARBOX Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
June 30, 2006 Kenny Craven LLWLWL Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood WIN
Technical knockout
May 27, 2006 Wallace McDaniel LLWLWL The Plex, North Charleston WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 15, 2005 Juan Carlos Gomez WWWLWW Mehrzweckhalle Sued, Düsseldorf
NC
Aug. 13, 2005 Przemyslaw Saleta WWWLLW United Center, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
May 10, 2005 Kelvin Hale LWLDWW Kennel Club, Sarasota WIN
Unanimous decision
April 16, 2005 Cornelius Ellis LLWLLD Benton Convention Center, Winston-Salem WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 5, 2005 Marion Wilson LLLLDW Convention Center, Washington WIN
DQ
Nov. 13, 2004 DaVarryl Williamson WWLWWL Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Unanimous decision
Sept. 25, 2004 Vernon Woodward WWLWLW Fire Lake Casino, Shawnee WIN
Technical knockout
April 24, 2003 Dennis McKinney WWWWWL The Plex, North Charleston WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 17, 2001 Henry Akinwande WWWWWW Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
KO
Sept. 29, 2001 Matt Green LLLLWW Martinsville WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 11, 2000 Sedreck Fields LWLLWL Paris Las Vegas, Las Vegas WIN
Split-decision
May 25, 2000 Marcus McIntyre LWLWWW Grand Casino, Tunica WIN
KO
Feb. 12, 2000 Ric Lainhart LLLWWL Jim Davidson Theatre, Pembroke Pines WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 18, 1999 Will Hinton LLLDLW Grand Casino, Tunica WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 25, 1999 Samson Cohen LLWLLW Bassett High School, Bassett
NC
Feb. 24, 1998 Samson Cohen WWLLWL Nashville WIN
KO
Feb. 3, 1998 Abdul Muhaymin LWLLLL Nashville WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 6, 1998 Mike Acklie LWLLLL Music City Mix Factory, Nashville WIN
KO
Dec. 16, 1997 Mike DeVito LLLLLL Music City Mix Factory, Nashville WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 4, 1997 Brian Yates LLLLLL Music City Mix Factory, Nashville WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 7, 1997 Lennox Lewis WLWWWW Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas vacant World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
March 23, 1996 James Stanton WWWWWL Miami Arena, Miami WIN
Corner retirement
Feb. 24, 1996 Oleg Maskaev WWWWWW Richmond Coliseum, Richmond WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 2, 1995 Frank Bruno WWLWWW Wembley Stadium, Wembley World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
April 8, 1995 Larry Holmes WWWWWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 24, 1994 Lennox Lewis WWWWWW Wembley Arena, Wembley World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 26, 1994 Dan Murphy WLWLW Earls Court Exhibition Hall, Kensington WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 18, 1993 Art Card WLLLL Estadio Cuauhtemoc, Puebla WIN
KO
April 23, 1993 Francesco Damiani WWLWWW The Pyramid, Memphis WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 30, 1993 Mike Dixon LLLWLW The Pyramid, Memphis WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 13, 1992 Lawrence Carter WWLLWW Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
KO
June 26, 1992 Tony Tucker WWWWWW Cleveland State Convocation Centre, Cleveland NABF Heavyweight

LOSS
Split-decision
Feb. 15, 1992 Mike Rouse LLWLLD Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 8, 1991 Jesse Ferguson LLWWLW Trump Castle, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
June 8, 1991 Danny Wofford WLDLLL Civic Center, Salem WIN
Technical knockout
April 18, 1991 Bruce Seldon WWWWWW Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 17, 1990 Orlin Norris WLWWW Lee County Civic Center, Fort Myers LOSS
Split-decision
July 16, 1990 Lionel Butler WLWLWD Central Plaza Hotel, Oklahoma City WIN
Split-decision
July 21, 1989 James Douglas LWWWWW Convention Center, Atlantic City LOSS
Unanimous decision
Oct. 1, 1988 Bruce Johnson LLLLWW International Amphitheatre, Chicago WIN
KO
Sept. 16, 1988 Wesley Smith LLLLLL Winston-Salem WIN
Technical knockout
June 30, 1988 David Jaco LLLLWL Pavilion Convention Center, Virginia Beach WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 22, 1988 Mike Hunter DWLWWL Convention Center, Atlantic City LOSS
Unanimous decision
Aug. 30, 1987 Kim Adams LLL Americana Congress Hotel, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 11, 1987 Richard Scott LLLWLL UIC Pavilion, Chicago WIN
KO
May 30, 1987 Tim Morrison DiVinci Manor, Chicago WIN
KO
March 21, 1987 Fred Whitaker W DiVinci Manor, Chicago WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 16, 1986 Al Evans W Condesa Del Mar, Alsip WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 25, 1986 Bashir Wadud LLLLWL DiVinci Manor, Chicago WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 13, 1986 Larry Roberson LLLLLL DiVinci Manor, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 14, 1986 James Churn LLLLLL Americana Congress Hotel, Chicago WIN
KO
June 21, 1986 Kimmuel Odum DiVinci Manor, Chicago WIN
Majority decision
Jan. 18, 1986 Felix Shorter WWL DiVinci Manor, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 6, 1985 Joey Christjohn WWW Las Vegas Hilton, Hilton Center, Las Vegas LOSS
Unanimous decision
Nov. 2, 1985 Lou Bailey WLLL Odeum, Villa Park WIN
Technical knockout