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Rocky Lockridge boxer

Rocky Lockridge image
Status inactive
Age 60
Division super featherweight
Height 5′ 6½″/169cm
Reach 67″/170cm
Debut 1978-08-09
Born 1959-01-10
Death 2019-02-07
Nationality USA
Residence Tacoma, Washington, USA
bouts
53
won
44
lost
9
draw
0
bouts
53
won
44
lost
9
draw
0
Status inactive
Age 60
Division super featherweight
Height 5′ 6½″/169cm
Reach 67″/170cm
Debut 1978-08-09
Born 1959-01-10
Death 2019-02-07
Nationality USA
Residence Tacoma, Washington, USA

Lockridge started boxing as an amateur out of the Tacoma Boys Club. Being one of four world champions to originate from Tacoma (including Freddie Steele, Leo Randolph and Johnny Bumphus), his highlights as an amateur include:For the last two decades of his life, Lockridge had drug problems. He became homeless and suffered a stroke which forced him to walk with a cane. He was featured on A&E's Intervention TV series, on which he claimed that the intervention and the help of his sons saved his life. His appearance on the show is noted for a heartbreaking moment where his son Lamar says, "Because I know, somewhere deep down in my heart, I still love you," which caused Lockridge to break down crying hard enough to the point where he was screaming at the top of his lungs. This spawned the internet meme "Best Cry Ever". He was also caught on video defending himself by knocking out a bully with a single one-two jab-cross combination near a convenience store. In interviews, he expressed a desire to be drug-free, having stated that he had never been this clean, even in his fighting days. "I feel so good today that if I hadn't suffered the stroke I would go for a title shot," he stated. He was also interested in becoming a boxing trainer.citation needed

Lockridge started boxing as an amateur out of the Tacoma Boys Club. Being one of four world champions to originate from Tacoma (including Freddie Steele, Leo Randolph and Johnny Bumphus), his highlights as an amateur include:For the last two decades of his life, Lockridge had drug problems. He became homeless and suffered a stroke which forced him to walk with a cane. He was featured on A&E's Intervention TV series, on which he claimed that the intervention and the help of his sons saved his life. His appearance on the show is noted for a heartbreaking moment where his son Lamar says, "Because I know, somewhere deep down in my heart, I still love you," which caused Lockridge to break down crying hard enough to the point where he was screaming at the top of his lungs. This spawned the internet meme "Best Cry Ever". He was also caught on video defending himself by knocking out a bully with a single one-two jab-cross combination near a convenience store. In interviews, he expressed a desire to be drug-free, having stated that he had never been this clean, even in his fighting days. "I feel so good today that if I hadn't suffered the stroke I would go for a title shot," he stated. He was also interested in becoming a boxing trainer.citation needed

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
April 22, 1992 Sharmba Mitchell WWWWWW Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford LOSS
Unanimous decision
Jan. 30, 1992 Rafael Ruelas WWWWLW Country Club, Reseda LOSS
Unanimous decision
June 18, 1989 Mike Zena WWLLWW Caesars Tahoe, Outdoor Arena, Stateline WIN
KO
March 5, 1989 Tony Lopez LWWWWW Arco Arena, Sacramento International Boxing Federation World Super Featherweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
July 23, 1988 Tony Lopez WWLWWW Arco Arena, Sacramento International Boxing Federation World Super Featherweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
April 2, 1988 Harold Knight WWWWWW Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City International Boxing Federation World Super Featherweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 25, 1987 Johnny De La Rosa WWWWWW Community Center, Tucson International Boxing Federation World Super Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 9, 1987 Barry Michael WWWWWW Blazers Night Club, Windsor International Boxing Federation World Super Featherweight

WIN
Corner retirement
May 24, 1987 Dennis Cruz WWLWWW Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi WIN
KO
Oct. 22, 1986 Felipe Orozco LLLWWW Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 3, 1986 Julio Cesar Chavez WWWWWW Stade Louis II, Fontvieille World Boxing Council World Super Featherweight

LOSS
Majority decision
March 12, 1986 Efrain Nieves LLLWDL Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 18, 1985 Fernando Segura WLLLLL Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
May 19, 1985 Wilfredo Gomez WWWWWL Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan World Boxing Association World Super Featherweight

LOSS
Majority decision
Jan. 27, 1985 Kamel Bou-Ali WWWWWW Palazzo del Congress, Riva del Garda World Boxing Association World Super Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
July 29, 1984 Julio Llerena WWWWDW Castello Sforzesco, Milan WIN
KO
June 12, 1984 Tae Jin Moon WWWWWW Sullivan Arena, Anchorage World Boxing Association World Super Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 26, 1984 Roger Mayweather WWWWWW Civic Center, Beaumont World Boxing Association World Super Featherweight

WIN
KO
Nov. 23, 1983 Jeff Goodwin LWWLWW Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 9, 1983 Cornelius Boza-Edwards WWWWWL Caesars Palace, Outdoor Arena, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
July 14, 1983 Danny Cruz LDLLLL Ice World, Totowa WIN
Technical knockout
April 24, 1983 Eusebio Pedroza WWWWD San Remo World Boxing Association World Featherweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Nov. 24, 1982 Alberto Collazo WLLLLL Resorts International, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 25, 1982 Angel Lira LLLLWL Great Gorge Playboy Club, McAfee WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 22, 1982 Miguel Angel Hernandez LWLLLL Great Gorge Playboy Club, McAfee WIN
Technical knockout
June 24, 1982 Daniel Felizardo LLLLLW Resorts International, Atlantic City WIN
KO
May 23, 1982 Jose Nieto WWWWWW Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
April 10, 1982 Robert Mullins LLLWLD Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
March 14, 1982 Jose Resendez LLLLLL Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 10, 1981 Tony Tris LWLLLL Ice World, Totowa WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 12, 1981 Refugio Rojas WLLWWW Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford WIN
Majority decision
Aug. 22, 1981 Juan Laporte WWWLWW Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas USBA Featherweight

LOSS
KO
May 21, 1981 Sergio Reyes WWLWLL Ice World, Totowa WIN
Technical knockout
April 6, 1981 Edwin Luis Rivera WLWWWW Caesars Boardwalk Regency, Atlantic City USA New Jersey State Featherweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 22, 1981 Ernesto Gonzalez WDLLLL Ice World, Totowa WIN
KO
Dec. 18, 1980 Benny Marquez WWLLLL Ice World, Totowa WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 4, 1980 Eusebio Pedroza WWWWWW Great Gorge Resort, McAfee World Boxing Association World Featherweight

LOSS
Split-decision
Aug. 21, 1980 Livio Nolasco LLLLLL Ice World, Totowa WIN
Technical knockout
July 13, 1980 Alfonso Evans WLWWDW Great Gorge Playboy Club, McAfee WIN
Technical knockout
June 19, 1980 Marcial Santiago LLLLLL Ice World, Totowa WIN
Technical knockout
April 1, 1980 Joey Mayes WWWLWW Ice World, Totowa WIN
Technical knockout
March 8, 1980 Richard Rozelle LWWWLL Great Gorge Resort, McAfee WIN
KO
Feb. 19, 1980 Fel Clemente LLWWLL Ice World, Totowa USBA Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 8, 1980 Sammy Goss LLWLWL Ice World, Totowa WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 30, 1979 Jose Ortiz WDLWLL Ice World, Totowa WIN
KO
Sept. 18, 1979 Gerald Hayes LWWWWD Giant's Stadium, East Rutherford USA New Jersey State Featherweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
May 31, 1979 Ronnie Green WWWLDD Convention Hall, Philadelphia WIN
KO
April 27, 1979 Francisco Maldonado LWLLLL Robert Treat Hotel, Newark WIN
KO
April 17, 1979 Melvin Boynton LLLLLL Ice World, Totowa WIN
KO
March 13, 1979 Melvin Bethea LD Ice World, Totowa WIN
KO
Nov. 14, 1978 Tony Hernandez WLLLL Ice World, Totowa WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 5, 1978 Jose Luis Lara WLLLWW Seattle Center Arena, Seattle WIN
Points
Aug. 9, 1978 Tony Reed LLLLLL Seattle Center Arena, Seattle WIN
Technical knockout