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Uriah Grant boxer

Uriah Grant image
Status inactive
Division light heavyweight
Height 6′ 1½″/187cm
Reach 75½″/192cm
Debut 1984-06-22
Born 1961-01-20
Nationality Jamaica
Residence Miami Beach, Florida, USA
bouts
51
won
30
lost
21
draw
0
bouts
51
won
30
lost
21
draw
0
Status inactive
Division light heavyweight
Height 6′ 1½″/187cm
Reach 75½″/192cm
Debut 1984-06-22
Born 1961-01-20
Nationality Jamaica
Residence Miami Beach, Florida, USA

Grant turned pro in 1984 as a light heavyweight and lost to Henry Tillman in his second pro fight. In 1986 he defeated former light heavyweight champion Matthew Saad Muhammad. He looked headed towards a journeyman status, and dropped a series of fights, including a decision to Bobby Czyz in 1990. In 1991 he lost to Frank Tate, and moved up to cruiserweight. In 1993 he landed a shot at IBF Cruiserweight titleholder Alfred Cole and lost a decision. In 1995 Grant landed a rematch with Cole and lost another decision. The next year Grant was outboxed by a young Chris Byrd over 10 rounds. In 1997 Grant earned a shot at IBF Cruiserweight titleholder Adolpho Washington and won a close decision, winning his only title. Grant lost the belt in his next fight to Imamu Mayfield.Grant had a resurgence in 2000 when he defeated Thomas Hearns in the second round. By the end of the first round, Hearns could be seen limping on his right leg. By the beginning of the next round, Hearns was forced to retire, claiming that he was unable to continue due to an injury to an ankle. His cornermen determined that his ankle was either severely sprained, or broken.

Grant turned pro in 1984 as a light heavyweight and lost to Henry Tillman in his second pro fight. In 1986 he defeated former light heavyweight champion Matthew Saad Muhammad. He looked headed towards a journeyman status, and dropped a series of fights, including a decision to Bobby Czyz in 1990. In 1991 he lost to Frank Tate, and moved up to cruiserweight. In 1993 he landed a shot at IBF Cruiserweight titleholder Alfred Cole and lost a decision. In 1995 Grant landed a rematch with Cole and lost another decision. The next year Grant was outboxed by a young Chris Byrd over 10 rounds. In 1997 Grant earned a shot at IBF Cruiserweight titleholder Adolpho Washington and won a close decision, winning his only title. Grant lost the belt in his next fight to Imamu Mayfield.Grant had a resurgence in 2000 when he defeated Thomas Hearns in the second round. By the end of the first round, Hearns could be seen limping on his right leg. By the beginning of the next round, Hearns was forced to retire, claiming that he was unable to continue due to an injury to an ankle. His cornermen determined that his ankle was either severely sprained, or broken.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Jan. 17, 2004 Elieser Castillo DWWLWW Seminole Casino, Coconut Creek LOSS
KO
Nov. 15, 2003 Ernest Mateen WDWWLL Club Ovation, Boynton Beach vacant International Boxing Union (1996) World Cruiserweight

Vacant IBU Cruiserweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
June 13, 2003 Johny Jensen WWWWWW Aalborg Hallen, Aalborg LOSS
Majority decision
Jan. 10, 2003 Rydell Booker WWWWWW DeCarlo's Banquet Center, Warren LOSS
Unanimous decision
Nov. 9, 2002 Ernest Mateen DLLWDW South Florida Fairgrounds, West Palm Beach United States Boxing Organisation Cruiserweight

LOSS
TD
April 19, 2002 Brian Nielsen WWWWLW Falconer Centeret, Frederiksberg LOSS
Unanimous decision
April 12, 2002 Nate Robinson LWLLLW Pegasus Hotel, Kingston WIN
KO
June 16, 2001 Freddie Guzman WLWLL Sullivan Arena, Anchorage WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 3, 2001 Carl Thompson WWLWWW Bowlers Exhibition Centre, Manchester International Boxing Organization World Cruiserweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
April 8, 2000 Thomas Hearns WWWWWW Joe Louis Arena, Detroit WIN
Corner retirement
Feb. 1, 2000 Anthony Spain WLWWWL Charlotte Co Auditorium, Punta Gorda WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 21, 1998 Saul Montana WWLWWW Miccosukee Indian Gaming Resort, Miami vacant NABA Cruiserweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Nov. 8, 1997 Imamu Mayfield WWWWWW Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas International Boxing Federation World Cruiserweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
June 21, 1997 Adolpho Washington WDWLWW Sun Dome, Tampa International Boxing Federation World Cruiserweight

WIN
Majority decision
Dec. 7, 1996 Saul Montana WWLWWW Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio WIN
KO
Aug. 6, 1996 Chris Byrd WWWWWW IMA Sports Arena, Flint LOSS
Unanimous decision
April 6, 1996 Reinaldo Gimenez WWWWLL Miami World Boxing Council FECARBOX Cruiserweight

WIN
Technical knockout
June 24, 1995 Alfred Cole WWWWWW Convention Center, Atlantic City International Boxing Federation World Cruiserweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Aug. 21, 1993 Perfecto Gonzalez LLL Jai Alai Fronton, Miami International Boxing Federation World Cruiserweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 28, 1993 Alfred Cole WWWWWW Trump Castle, Atlantic City International Boxing Federation World Cruiserweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
March 21, 1992 Carlton West LLLWLL Miami Beach International Boxing Federation World Cruiserweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 22, 1991 Francisco Martinez LW Miami Beach International Boxing Federation World Cruiserweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 6, 1991 John Burney WWWLLW Miami Beach International Boxing Federation World Cruiserweight

WIN
KO
Feb. 10, 1991 Frank Tate WLWLWW Trump Castle, Atlantic City LOSS
Unanimous decision
Nov. 16, 1990 Efren Olivo WWLLLL Jai Alai Fronton, Miami WIN
KO
July 30, 1990 Sakkie Horn LWWWWW Jai Alai Fronton, Miami International Boxing Federation Inter-Continental Light Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 23, 1990 Bobby Czyz LLWWLL Showboat Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City LOSS
Unanimous decision
Jan. 18, 1990 David Vedder WWWDLW Civic Auditorium, San Jose vacant USBA Light Heavyweight

LOSS
Split-decision
Sept. 15, 1989 Manuel Murillo WLLWWW Jai Alai Fronton, Miami vacant International Boxing Federation Inter-Continental Light Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
May 18, 1989 Mike Sedillo WWWWLL Hyatt Regency Convention Center, Oakland USBA Light Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Sept. 24, 1988 Joe Lasisi WWWWWW Bally's Las Vegas, Las Vegas LOSS
Unanimous decision
Nov. 27, 1987 Louis Coleman WWWLLL Veterans Memorial Coliseum, New Haven WIN
KO
Oct. 23, 1987 Eric Holley WLWLLW Carillon Hotel, Miami Beach USA Florida State Light Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 8, 1987 Abdullah Muhammad WLL Sunrise Musical Theatre, Sunrise WIN
KO
April 9, 1987 Ramzi Hassan WLWWWW Forum, Inglewood USA California State Light Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Jan. 22, 1987 Robert Folley WWLWWW Forum, Inglewood WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 19, 1986 Manuel Murillo LWWLW Convention Center, Miami Beach WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 18, 1986 Arthel Lawhorn DLLLWW Forum, Inglewood WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 18, 1986 Abdullah Muhammad W St. Lucie County Civic Center, Fort Pierce WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 29, 1986 Grover Robinson LLWLWW Forum, Inglewood WIN
KO
May 6, 1986 Leslie Stewart WWWWWL Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City LOSS
Unanimous decision
Feb. 21, 1986 Matthew Saad Muhammad WLLWLW Galt Ocean Mile Hotel, Fort Lauderdale WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 31, 1986 Reggie Neal LWWLLL Galt Ocean Mile Hotel, Fort Lauderdale WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 26, 1985 Charlie Dean Moore WLWLWL Turnberry Country Club, Miami Beach WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 26, 1985 Gary Clarke WLLLL Newport Beach Hotel, Miami Beach WIN
KO
Oct. 25, 1985 James Sisco LL Victory Park Auditorium, North Miami Beach WIN
KO
Oct. 17, 1985 Ricky Womack WWWWWW Star Plaza Theater, Merrillville LOSS
Points
July 23, 1985 Frederick Jenkins Convention Center, Miami Beach WIN
Technical knockout
May 10, 1985 Keith Allen LLLLWL Galt Ocean Mile Hotel, Fort Lauderdale WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 7, 1984 Henry Tillman Houston LOSS
Technical knockout
June 22, 1984 Rogelio Bolanos WWWWWW National Guard Armory, West Palm Beach WIN
KO