Oliver McCall boxer

Oliver McCall boxer
bouts
74
won
58
lost
14
draw
0
Status
active
Division
heavyweight
Debut
1985-11-02
Height
6′ 2″/188cm
Reach
82″/208cm
Age
53
Born
1965-04-21
Death
-
Nationality
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."

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
2018-11-30 Larry Knight LLLLWW HEB Tennis Centre, Corpus Christi WIN
Unanimous decision
2014-04-26 Marcin Rekowski WWWWLW Arena Hall, ul. B. Chrobrego 50B, Legionowo LOST
Unanimous decision
2014-02-01 Marcin Rekowski WWWWWW Okraglak Halle, Opole WIN
Split-decision
2013-05-18 Krzysztof Zimnoch WWWWWW Arena Hall, ul. B. Chrobrego 50B, Legionowo LOST
Unanimous decision
2012-05-16 Francesco Pianeta WWWWWW Brandenburg Halle, Frankfurt LOST
Unanimous decision
2011-08-20 Damian Wills WWWWWW Houston Athletic Fencing Center, Houston WIN
Unanimous decision
2011-03-18 Cedric Boswell WWWWWW Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood LOST
Unanimous decision
2010-12-07 Fres Oquendo WLWWWL Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood WIN
Split-decision
2010-06-15 Timur Ibragimov WWWWWW Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood LOST
Unanimous decision
2009-10-23 Lance Whitaker WLWLWW Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
2009-08-21 Franklin Lawrence DWWWWW Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
2009-05-22 John Hopoate LWWWWW Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
2007-10-19 Juan Carlos Gomez WWWWW Estrel Convention Center, Neukoelln LOST
Unanimous decision
2007-06-16 Sinan Samil Sam WWLWWW Atatürk Sport Salonu, Ankara WIN
Unanimous decision
2007-02-24 Marion Wilson LLDWLL ABC Sports Complex, Springfield WIN
Unanimous decision
2006-12-09 Yanqui Diaz WLLL Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood WIN
KO
2006-09-09 Darroll Wilson WWLWLL Louisville Gardens, Louisville WIN
Technical knockout
2006-06-30 Kenny Craven LLWLWL Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood WIN
Technical knockout
2006-05-27 Wallace McDaniel LLWLWL The Plex, North Charleston WIN
Technical knockout
2005-10-15 Juan Carlos Gomez WWWLWW Mehrzweckhalle Sued, Düsseldorf
2005-08-13 Przemyslaw Saleta WWWLLW United Center, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
2005-05-10 Kelvin Hale LWLDWW Kennel Club, Sarasota WIN
Unanimous decision
2005-04-16 Cornelius Ellis LLWLLD Benton Convention Center, Winston-Salem WIN
Unanimous decision
2005-02-05 Marion Wilson LLLLDW Convention Center, Washington WIN
2004-11-13 DaVarryl Williamson WWLWWL Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Unanimous decision
2004-09-25 Vernon Woodward WWLWLW Fire Lake Casino, Shawnee WIN
Technical knockout
2003-04-24 Dennis McKinney WWWWWL The Plex, North Charleston WIN
Technical knockout
2001-11-17 Henry Akinwande WWWWWW Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
KO
2001-09-29 Matt Green LLLLWW Martinsville WIN
Technical knockout
2000-08-11 Sedreck Fields LWLLWL Paris Las Vegas, Las Vegas WIN
Split-decision
2000-05-25 Marcus McIntyre LWLWWW Grand Casino, Tunica WIN
KO
2000-02-12 Ric Lainhart LLLWWL Jim Davidson Theatre, Pembroke Pines WIN
Technical knockout
1999-12-18 Will Hinton LLLDLW Grand Casino, Tunica WIN
Technical knockout
1999-09-25 Samson Cohen LLWLLW Bassett High School, Bassett
1998-02-24 Samson Cohen WWLLWL Nashville WIN
KO
1998-02-03 Abdul Muhaymin LWLLLL Nashville WIN
Unanimous decision
1998-01-06 Mike Acklie LWLLLL Music City Mix Factory, Nashville WIN
KO
1997-12-16 Mike DeVito LLLLLL Music City Mix Factory, Nashville WIN
Technical knockout
1997-11-04 Brian Yates LLLLLL Music City Mix Factory, Nashville WIN
Technical knockout
1997-02-07 Lennox Lewis WLWWWW Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas LOST
Technical knockout
1996-03-23 James Stanton WWWWWL Miami Arena, Miami WIN
Corner retirement
1996-02-24 Oleg Maskaev WWWWWW Richmond Coliseum, Richmond WIN
Technical knockout
1995-09-02 Frank Bruno WWLWWW Wembley Stadium, Wembley LOST
Unanimous decision
1995-04-08 Larry Holmes WWWWWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
1994-09-24 Lennox Lewis WWWWWW Wembley Arena, Wembley WIN
Technical knockout
1994-02-26 Dan Murphy WLWLW Earls Court Exhibition Hall, Kensington WIN
Technical knockout
1993-12-18 Art Card WLLLL Estadio Cuauhtemoc, Puebla WIN
KO
1993-04-23 Francesco Damiani WWLWWW The Pyramid, Memphis WIN
Technical knockout
1993-01-30 Mike Dixon LLLWLW The Pyramid, Memphis WIN
Technical knockout
1992-12-13 Lawrence Carter WWLLWW Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
KO
1992-06-26 Tony Tucker WWWWWW Cleveland State Convocation Centre, Cleveland LOST
Split-decision
1992-02-15 Mike Rouse LLWLLD Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
1991-08-08 Jesse Ferguson LLWWLW Trump Castle, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
1991-06-08 Danny Wofford WLDLLL Civic Center, Salem WIN
Technical knockout
1991-04-18 Bruce Seldon WWWWWW Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
1990-11-17 Orlin Norris WLWWW Lee County Civic Center, Fort Myers LOST
Split-decision
1990-07-16 Lionel Butler WLWLWD Central Plaza Hotel, Oklahoma City WIN
Split-decision
1989-07-21 James Douglas LWWWWW Convention Center, Atlantic City LOST
Unanimous decision
1988-10-01 Bruce Johnson LLLLWW International Amphitheatre, Chicago WIN
KO
1988-09-16 Wesley Smith LLLLLL Winston-Salem WIN
Technical knockout
1988-06-30 David Jaco LLLLWL Pavilion Convention Center, Virginia Beach WIN
Unanimous decision
1988-01-22 Mike Hunter DWLWWL Convention Center, Atlantic City LOST
Unanimous decision
1987-08-30 Kim Adams LLL Americana Congress Hotel, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
1987-08-11 Richard Scott LLLWLL UIC Pavilion, Chicago WIN
KO
1987-05-30 Tim Morrison DiVinci Manor, Chicago WIN
KO
1987-03-21 Fred Whitaker W DiVinci Manor, Chicago WIN
Unanimous decision
1986-12-16 Al Evans W Condesa Del Mar, Alsip WIN
Unanimous decision
1986-10-25 Bashir Wadud LLLLWL DiVinci Manor, Chicago WIN
Unanimous decision
1986-09-13 Larry Roberson LLLLLL DiVinci Manor, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
1986-08-14 James Churn LLLLLL Americana Congress Hotel, Chicago WIN
KO
1986-06-21 Kimmuel Odum DiVinci Manor, Chicago WIN
Majority decision
1986-01-18 Felix Shorter WWL DiVinci Manor, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
1985-12-06 Joey Christjohn WWW Las Vegas Hilton, Hilton Center, Las Vegas LOST
Unanimous decision
1985-11-02 Lou Bailey WLLL Odeum, Villa Park WIN
Technical knockout