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Ray Mercer boxer

Ray Mercer image
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 1″/185cm
Reach 77″/196cm
Debut 1989-02-24
Born 1961-04-04
Nationality USA
Residence Union City, New Jersey, USA
bouts
44
won
36
lost
7
draw
1
bouts
44
won
36
lost
7
draw
1
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 1″/185cm
Reach 77″/196cm
Debut 1989-02-24
Born 1961-04-04
Nationality USA
Residence Union City, New Jersey, USA

Raymond Anthony Mercer (born April 4, 1961) is an American former professional boxer, kickboxer, and mixed martial artist who competed from 1989 to 2009. Best known for his boxing career, Mercer won a heavyweight gold medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics as an amateur, and later held the WBO heavyweight title from 1991 to 1992 as a professional. As a mixed martial artist, he scored a notable first-round knockout win over former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia in 2009.Mercer started boxing at the age of 23 while serving in the U.S. Army and compiled an amateur record of 64-6. He won Gold in the 1988 Olympics in Seoul as a heavyweight.

Raymond Anthony Mercer (born April 4, 1961) is an American former professional boxer, kickboxer, and mixed martial artist who competed from 1989 to 2009. Best known for his boxing career, Mercer won a heavyweight gold medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics as an amateur, and later held the WBO heavyweight title from 1991 to 1992 as a professional. As a mixed martial artist, he scored a notable first-round knockout win over former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia in 2009.Mercer started boxing at the age of 23 while serving in the U.S. Army and compiled an amateur record of 64-6. He won Gold in the 1988 Olympics in Seoul as a heavyweight.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Sept. 5, 2008 Richel Hersisia WWWWLW Nojesfabriken, Karlstad WIN
Majority decision
Jan. 26, 2008 Derric Rossy WWWLWW Venetian Casino & Resort, Macao LOSS
Unanimous decision
Sept. 15, 2007 Mikael Lindblad WWLLWW Lofberg Arena, Karlstad WIN
KO
Aug. 26, 2005 Shannon Briggs WWWWWW Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood LOSS
KO
June 24, 2005 Darroll Wilson WWWLWL Nikki Beach Concert Arena, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 28, 2004 Steve Pannell WWLLLL Seminole Casino, Coconut Creek WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 11, 2003 Shawn Robinson LLLLL Caesars Indiana, Elizabeth WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 23, 2003 Mario Cawley LWLLLL Seminole Casino, Coconut Creek WIN
KO
June 29, 2002 Wladimir Klitschko WWWWWW Taj Majal Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City World Boxing Organisation World Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Feb. 23, 2002 Troy Weida LWWWLL Ballys Park Place Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 13, 2001 Brian Scott WWLLWW Parken, Copenhagen WIN
KO
March 17, 2001 Don Steele WLLWWW Silver Star Casino, Philadelphia WIN
KO
Feb. 11, 2001 Jeff Pegues WLWWLW Grand Victoria Casino, Elgin WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 18, 1999 Jimmy Haynes LLLWWL Grand Casino, Tunica WIN
KO
Feb. 21, 1998 Leo Loiacono WWWLWW Miccosukee Indian Gaming Resort, Miami WIN
KO
Dec. 14, 1996 Tim Witherspoon WWWWWW Convention Center, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
May 10, 1996 Lennox Lewis WWLWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Majority decision
May 20, 1995 Evander Holyfield WWLWWL Convention Center, Atlantic City LOSS
Unanimous decision
July 28, 1994 Marion Wilson LLLLLW Convention Center, Atlantic City DRAW
Split-decision
Nov. 19, 1993 Jesse Ferguson WLLWLW Convention Center, Atlantic City WIN
Split-decision
Oct. 6, 1993 Mark Wills WLWWWL Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 12, 1993 Tony Willis WLLWLL Casino Magic, Bay Saint Louis WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 6, 1993 Jesse Ferguson WLLWLL Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Unanimous decision
Dec. 10, 1992 Jerry Halstead WWLWWL Taj Majal Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Corner retirement
Oct. 7, 1992 Mike Dixon LLLLLW Augusta-Richmond County Center, Augusta WIN
Corner retirement
Feb. 7, 1992 Larry Holmes LWWWWW Convention Center, Atlantic City LOSS
Unanimous decision
Oct. 18, 1991 Tommy Morrison WWWWWW Convention Center, Atlantic City World Boxing Organisation World Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 11, 1991 Francesco Damiani WWWWWW Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City World Boxing Organisation World Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Aug. 5, 1990 Bert Cooper WLLWW Convention Hall, Atlantic City NABF Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
May 31, 1990 Lionel Washington WWLWLL War Memorial Auditorium, Rochester WIN
Technical knockout
March 2, 1990 Kimmuel Odum LWWWW Hacienda Hotel, Las Vegas vacant International Boxing Federation Inter-Continental Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 15, 1990 Wesley Watson WWWWWL Convention Center, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 7, 1989 Ossie Ocasio LWWLWL Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Split-decision
Nov. 14, 1989 Jerry Jones WLWWWW South Mountain Arena, West Orange WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 17, 1989 Eddie Richardson LWLLLL State Fair, Phoenix WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 19, 1989 Arthel Lawhorn LWLWWL Veteran's Coliseum, Jacksonville WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 5, 1989 Dino Homsey WWWWWW Harrah's Hotel & Casino, Stateline WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 15, 1989 Tracy Thomas WWWWWL South Mountain Arena, West Orange WIN
KO
July 15, 1989 Al Evans LLWWWL Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
June 12, 1989 Ken Crosby WWWLWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
KO
May 16, 1989 David Hopkins LWLDLW Tyndall Armory, Indianapolis WIN
KO
March 28, 1989 Garing Lane LDWWWW Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
March 4, 1989 Luis Walford LLLL Civic Center, Bismarck WIN
KO
Feb. 24, 1989 Jesse McGhee WWWWLL Convention Center, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout