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Vince Phillips boxer

Vince Phillips image
Status inactive
Division super lightweight
Height 5′ 7½″/171cm
Reach 70″/178cm
Debut 1989-02-28
Born 1963-07-23
Nationality USA
Residence Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
bouts
61
won
48
lost
12
draw
1
bouts
61
won
48
lost
12
draw
1
Status inactive
Division super lightweight
Height 5′ 7½″/171cm
Reach 70″/178cm
Debut 1989-02-28
Born 1963-07-23
Nationality USA
Residence Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

As an amateur, Phillips won the U.S. National Golden Gloves in 1985, and the U.S. National Championships in 1985 and 1986, all in the lightweight division.Phillips made his professional debut on February 28, 1989, stopping Octavio Guardado in two rounds. He would win his next 27 fights until losing to Anthony Jones November 18, 1993, due to cuts in the seventh round. On April 12, 1996, Phillips made his first world title challenge by facing WBA welterweight champion Ike Quartey, but was stopped in three rounds. A year later, on May 31, 1997, he scored a major upset by defeating then-unbeaten world champion Kostya Tszyu to win the IBF junior welterweight title, which was named the Upset of the Year by The Ring magazine. Phillips made three successful title defenses throughout 1997 and 1998, until a fifth-round stoppage loss to Terron Millett on February 20, 1999. He would fight for another eight years, albeit never again for a world title, and ended his career with a ten-round unanimous decision loss to Alisultan Nadirbegov on May 6, 2007.

As an amateur, Phillips won the U.S. National Golden Gloves in 1985, and the U.S. National Championships in 1985 and 1986, all in the lightweight division.Phillips made his professional debut on February 28, 1989, stopping Octavio Guardado in two rounds. He would win his next 27 fights until losing to Anthony Jones November 18, 1993, due to cuts in the seventh round. On April 12, 1996, Phillips made his first world title challenge by facing WBA welterweight champion Ike Quartey, but was stopped in three rounds. A year later, on May 31, 1997, he scored a major upset by defeating then-unbeaten world champion Kostya Tszyu to win the IBF junior welterweight title, which was named the Upset of the Year by The Ring magazine. Phillips made three successful title defenses throughout 1997 and 1998, until a fifth-round stoppage loss to Terron Millett on February 20, 1999. He would fight for another eight years, albeit never again for a world title, and ended his career with a ten-round unanimous decision loss to Alisultan Nadirbegov on May 6, 2007.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
May 6, 2007 Alisultan Nadirbegov WWWLWL Arsenal Stadium, Tula LOSS
Unanimous decision
June 2, 2006 Jesus Soto Karass LLLDWW Envy Night Club, Tucson World Boxing Council Continental Americas Welterweight

LOSS
Corner retirement
March 17, 2006 Jesse Feliciano DLLLWL The Roxy, Boston LOSS
Majority decision
Oct. 13, 2005 Kelson Pinto WWWLWW Convention Center, Ontario World Boxing Council Continental Americas Welterweight

WIN
TD
June 3, 2005 Mauro Lucero WWWWWW Poliforo Juan Gabriel, Ciudad Juarez World Boxing Council Continental Americas Welterweight

WIN
KO
March 24, 2005 Alex Bunema WWWWLW Coeur d'Alene Casino, Worley World Boxing Council Continental Americas Super Welterweight

LOSS
Split-decision
Nov. 4, 2004 Dumont Welliver LLLLWL Coeur d'Alene Casino, Worley WIN
TD
July 23, 2004 Paulino Avitia WLLLWW Warner Center, Fresno WIN
Technical knockout
April 5, 2003 Ricky Hatton WWWWWW M.E.N. Arena, Manchester World Boxing Union (1995-2004) Super Lightweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Nov. 9, 2002 Sharmba Mitchell WWWLWW Coca-Cola Center, Oklahoma City LOSS
Majority decision
March 29, 2002 Nick Acevedo WWWWW Paris Las Vegas, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 3, 2001 Carlito Brosas WWWWWW MGM Grand, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
June 23, 2001 Marlon Haynes WWDWWW Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 22, 2000 Ray Oliveira WWWWWW Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket vacant NABF Super Lightweight

LOSS
Majority decision
Aug. 31, 2000 Pedro Saiz WLDLLW Grand Casino, Tunica WIN
Technical knockout
April 29, 2000 Ricky Quiles WWWLLW Lafayette World Boxing Organisation NABO Super Lightweight

DRAW
Points
Jan. 22, 2000 Vernon Forrest WWWWWW Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas NABF Welterweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Dec. 10, 1999 Angel Beltre WLLLLL Grand Casino, Biloxi WIN
KO
Feb. 20, 1999 Terron Millett WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York International Boxing Federation World Super Lightweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
March 14, 1998 Alfonso Sanchez WWWLWW Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City WIN
KO
Dec. 13, 1997 Freddie Pendleton WWLWWW Amphitheater, Pompano Beach International Boxing Federation World Super Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 9, 1997 Micky Ward WWWWWW The Roxy, Boston International Boxing Federation World Super Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
May 31, 1997 Kostya Tszyu WWWWW Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City International Boxing Federation World Super Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 11, 1997 Romallis Ellis WWWWWW Hynes Convention Center, Boston LOSS
Split-decision
Oct. 28, 1996 Juan Carlos Rodriguez WDLLWW Great Western Forum, Inglewood WIN
Technical knockout
June 16, 1996 Jerry Smith LLLLLL Casino Magic, Bay Saint Louis WIN
Technical knockout
April 12, 1996 Ike Quartey WWWWWW Atlantis Casino, Cupecoy Bay World Boxing Association World Welterweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Oct. 28, 1995 Mauro Gutierrez LLDLLL Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
KO
Sept. 25, 1995 Omar Flores DLWLWL Great Western Forum, Inglewood WIN
Technical knockout
July 24, 1995 Jaime Balboa LDWWLL Great Western Forum, Inglewood WIN
Unanimous decision
May 22, 1995 Rene Francisco Herrera WLWWWW Great Western Forum, Inglewood WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 3, 1994 Jose Flores WWWWWL Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 18, 1993 Anthony Jones WWWLLW The Palace, Auburn Hills LOSS
Technical knockout
Sept. 24, 1993 Walid Underwood WLLLWL Parkers Ballroom, Seattle WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 16, 1993 Julio Flores WWLWWL Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Reno WIN
Technical knockout
July 23, 1992 Juan Soberanes WDLLLL Sports Arena, San Diego WIN
KO
June 11, 1992 Tyrone Downes WWWWWW Harrah's Casino Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
April 9, 1992 Harold Brazier WWWWLW Bally's Las Vegas, Las Vegas International Boxing Federation Inter-Continental Super Lightweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 26, 1992 Tim Brooks LLLLLL Adam’s Mark Hotel, Indianapolis International Boxing Federation Inter-Continental Super Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 7, 1991 Jesus Rojas WWLLWW Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Reno WIN
Technical knockout
May 10, 1991 David Taylor LWWLWL John O'Donnell Stadium, Davenport WIN
Points
April 7, 1991 Mike Johnson WWWLLW Bally's Las Vegas, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 15, 1991 Benjie Marquez WLLDLL Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 6, 1991 Tim Bonds LLLLLL Civic Center, Bismarck WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 29, 1990 Victorio Belcher WWLWWW Horizon Casino Resort, Lake Tahoe WIN
Split-decision
Oct. 11, 1990 Derrick McGuire WLLLLW Bally's Las Vegas, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
July 27, 1990 William Hernandez WLWWWL Bally's Las Vegas, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
June 15, 1990 Terry Ford WWWWWW Bally's Las Vegas, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
May 24, 1990 Martin Quiroz LLWWLW Bally's Las Vegas, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
April 12, 1990 Heriberto Ruiz LLLLL Harrah's Hotel & Casino, Stateline WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 12, 1990 Howard Stewart WWLLLL Trump Plaza Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Split-decision
Dec. 7, 1989 Santos Moreno LWWWWL Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 21, 1989 Dwayne Peterson WWWWLL Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 10, 1989 Jose Luis Nino W Bally's Las Vegas, Las Vegas WIN
KO
Aug. 29, 1989 Jorge Hernandez WLWLWL Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 1, 1989 Jorge Rivera WWWDLL Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
July 18, 1989 John Edwards WLDWWL Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
KO
June 27, 1989 Jose Luis Gonzalez LLLLLL Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
KO
May 16, 1989 Ricardo Luna L Tyndall Armory, Indianapolis WIN
KO
April 25, 1989 Enrique Ventura W Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
KO
Feb. 28, 1989 Octavio Guardado LD Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout