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Riddick Bowe boxer

Riddick Bowe image
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 5″/196cm
Reach 81″/206cm
Debut 1989-03-06
Born 1968-08-10
Nationality USA
Residence Fort Washington, Maryland, USA
bouts
45
won
43
lost
1
draw
0
bouts
45
won
43
lost
1
draw
0
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 5″/196cm
Reach 81″/206cm
Debut 1989-03-06
Born 1968-08-10
Nationality USA
Residence Fort Washington, Maryland, USA

After turning professional in 1989, Bowe went on to become a two-time world heavyweight champion. In 1992 he won the undisputed WBA, WBC, and IBF titles by defeating then-unbeaten former undisputed cruiserweight champion Evander Holyfield. That same year, Bowe was named Fighter of the Year by The Ring and the Boxing Writers' Association of America. Bowe vacated the WBC title later that year in protest, instead of defending the title against their number one contender, Lennox Lewis. This left the undisputed championship fragmented until 1999. In a rematch with Holyfield in 1993, Bowe narrowly lost the WBA and IBF titles in what would be his only professional defeat.He later regained a portion of the world heavyweight championship in 1995, defeating Herbie Hide for the then-fledgling WBO title. In doing so, Bowe became the first boxer in history to win the titles of all four major sanctioning bodies—the WBA, WBC, IBF, and WBO—and remains the only heavyweight to do so. Later that year, Bowe vacated the WBO title in order to fight Holyfield for a third time, and won decisively by being the first boxer to stop Holyfield. 1996 saw Bowe engage in two brutal slugfests with Andrew Golota, both of which ended controversially when Golota repeatedly hit him with low blows.

After turning professional in 1989, Bowe went on to become a two-time world heavyweight champion. In 1992 he won the undisputed WBA, WBC, and IBF titles by defeating then-unbeaten former undisputed cruiserweight champion Evander Holyfield. That same year, Bowe was named Fighter of the Year by The Ring and the Boxing Writers' Association of America. Bowe vacated the WBC title later that year in protest, instead of defending the title against their number one contender, Lennox Lewis. This left the undisputed championship fragmented until 1999. In a rematch with Holyfield in 1993, Bowe narrowly lost the WBA and IBF titles in what would be his only professional defeat.He later regained a portion of the world heavyweight championship in 1995, defeating Herbie Hide for the then-fledgling WBO title. In doing so, Bowe became the first boxer in history to win the titles of all four major sanctioning bodies—the WBA, WBC, IBF, and WBO—and remains the only heavyweight to do so. Later that year, Bowe vacated the WBO title in order to fight Holyfield for a third time, and won decisively by being the first boxer to stop Holyfield. 1996 saw Bowe engage in two brutal slugfests with Andrew Golota, both of which ended controversially when Golota repeatedly hit him with low blows.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Dec. 13, 2008 Gene Pukall WWLLWL SAP-Arena, Mannheim WIN
Unanimous decision
April 7, 2005 Billy Zumbrun WWWWWW Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula WIN
Split-decision
Sept. 25, 2004 Marcus Rhode WWLLLL Fire Lake Casino, Shawnee WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 14, 1996 Andrew Golota WWWWWL Convention Center, Atlantic City WIN
DQ
July 11, 1996 Andrew Golota WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
DQ
Nov. 4, 1995 Evander Holyfield WLWWLW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
June 17, 1995 Jorge Luis Gonzalez WWWWWW MGM Grand, Las Vegas World Boxing Organisation World Heavyweight

WIN
KO
March 11, 1995 Herbie Hide WWWWWW MGM Grand, Las Vegas World Boxing Organisation World Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Dec. 3, 1994 Larry Donald WWWWWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas World Boxing Council Continental Americas Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 13, 1994 Buster Mathis Jr. WWWWW Convention Hall, Atlantic City
NC
Nov. 6, 1993 Evander Holyfield WWWWLW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas International Boxing Federation World Heavyweight

World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

LOSS
Majority decision
May 22, 1993 Jesse Ferguson LLWLLW RFK Stadium, Washington World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Feb. 6, 1993 Michael Dokes WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York International Boxing Federation World Heavyweight

World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 13, 1992 Evander Holyfield WWWWWW Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas International Boxing Federation World Heavyweight

World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
July 18, 1992 Pierre Coetzer WWWWWW Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
May 8, 1992 Everett Martin LLLLLL Riviera Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
April 7, 1992 Conroy Nelson WWLLWL Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
KO
Dec. 13, 1991 Elijah Tillery WWWWLL Convention Hall, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 29, 1991 Elijah Tillery WWWWWL Convention Center, Washington vacant World Boxing Council Continental Americas Heavyweight

WIN
DQ
Aug. 9, 1991 Bruce Seldon WWWWWL Convention Hall, Atlantic City WIN
KO
July 23, 1991 Philipp Brown WLLLLL Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
June 28, 1991 Rodolfo Marin WWWWWL Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
KO
April 20, 1991 Tony Tubbs WWWWW Caesars Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
March 2, 1991 Tyrell Biggs LLWWWW Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 14, 1990 Tony Morrison LLLWLL Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City WIN
KO
Oct. 25, 1990 Bert Cooper LLWWL Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 7, 1990 Pinklon Thomas WWLLWL UDC Physical Activities Center, Washington WIN
Corner retirement
July 8, 1990 Art Tucker WWWWLW Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
May 8, 1990 Jesus Contreras DWWWWW Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
KO
April 14, 1990 Eddie Gonzales WDLLLL Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
April 1, 1990 Robert Colay LLWWLL DC Armory, Washington WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 20, 1990 Mike Robinson LWLLLW Trump Plaza Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 14, 1989 Charles Woolard WWWWLL Civic Arena, Saint Joseph WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 28, 1989 Art Card WWWWLW Alumni Arena, Buffalo WIN
Corner retirement
Nov. 18, 1989 Don Askew LWWWLL Coolidge High Fieldhouse, Washington WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 4, 1989 Garing Lane WWWWLL Trump Plaza Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 19, 1989 Mike Acey WWLDLL Trump Plaza Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 19, 1989 Earl Lewis LLWLLL Veteran's Coliseum, Jacksonville WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 15, 1989 Anthony Hayes LLLLLL Gleason's Arena, Brooklyn WIN
KO
Sept. 3, 1989 Lee Moore L Civic Center, Pensacola WIN
KO
July 15, 1989 Lorenzo Canady LLLWLL Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Corner retirement
July 2, 1989 Antonio Whiteside LL Cumberland Co. Memorial Arena, Fayetteville WIN
Technical knockout
May 9, 1989 Garing Lane DWWWWL Resorts International, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
April 14, 1989 Tracy Thomas LWWWWW Trump Plaza Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
March 6, 1989 Lionel Butler L Lawlor Events Center, Reno WIN
Technical knockout