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Wilford Scypion boxer

Wilford Scypion image
Status inactive
Age 55
Division middleweight
Height 5′ 11″/180cm
Debut 1978-07-18
Born 1958-07-18
Death 2014-02-27
Nationality USA
Residence Houston, Texas, USA
bouts
41
won
32
lost
9
draw
0
bouts
41
won
32
lost
9
draw
0
Status inactive
Age 55
Division middleweight
Height 5′ 11″/180cm
Debut 1978-07-18
Born 1958-07-18
Death 2014-02-27
Nationality USA
Residence Houston, Texas, USA

Scypion was the National Golden Gloves Middleweight Champion in 1978.In February 1983, Scypion beat Frank Fletcher by a twelve round decision to take the USBA's regional Middleweight title. This victory guaranteed him a world championship try, against Marvelous Marvin Hagler. The two competitors met on May 27, in a fight televised by HBO Boxing, which was considered by many to show only the best fights available at the time. Scypion was knocked out in the fourth round in his only world title try, which was held in Providence, Rhode Island. It was the first bout to simultaneously decide the WBA, WBC and IBF titles in history.

Scypion was the National Golden Gloves Middleweight Champion in 1978.In February 1983, Scypion beat Frank Fletcher by a twelve round decision to take the USBA's regional Middleweight title. This victory guaranteed him a world championship try, against Marvelous Marvin Hagler. The two competitors met on May 27, in a fight televised by HBO Boxing, which was considered by many to show only the best fights available at the time. Scypion was knocked out in the fourth round in his only world title try, which was held in Providence, Rhode Island. It was the first bout to simultaneously decide the WBA, WBC and IBF titles in history.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Jan. 31, 1991 Billy Lewis WWWWWW Bayfront Auditorium, Pensacola LOSS
KO
Oct. 10, 1990 James Campbell W Cowboys Lounge, Lake Charles WIN
Points
July 17, 1990 Robert Green L Cowboys Lounge, Lake Charles WIN
KO
April 27, 1990 James Tarver L Civic Center, Rayne WIN
KO
Nov. 1, 1985 Iran Barkley WWWWWW Felt Forum, New York LOSS
KO
Sept. 17, 1985 Dwight Walker WWLWWL Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City LOSS
Unanimous decision
May 14, 1985 Tyler Dupuy WWLWWD Civic Center, Beaumont WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 8, 1984 Murray Sutherland WLWWLW Veteran's Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix USBA Super Middleweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Nov. 3, 1984 Mauricio Fernandes da Cruz LLDLLL Midtown Neighborhood Center, Kingston WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 29, 1984 Doug Holiman WLWWLL Sullivan Arena, Anchorage WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 5, 1983 Leroy Hester WWWLLL Civic Center, Beaumont LOSS
Technical knockout
May 27, 1983 Marvin Hagler WWWWWW Civic Center, Providence International Boxing Federation World Middleweight

LOSS
KO
Feb. 13, 1983 Frank Fletcher WWWWWW Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City USBA Middleweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 14, 1982 Bobby West WWWWWW Gilley's Club / Rodeo Arena, Pasadena WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 16, 1982 Irving Hines WWLLWW Civic Center, Port Arthur WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 6, 1982 Jose Mireles WLWLLD Houston WIN
Technical knockout
July 11, 1982 Mark Frazie WWWWWW Oasis Ballroom, Tampa WIN
Unanimous decision
March 14, 1982 James Green WWWWWW Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City LOSS
Unanimous decision
Nov. 28, 1981 Siaosi George Tanoa WWLW Caesars Tahoe, Stateline WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 8, 1981 Dwight Davison WWWWLW Kiamesha Lake LOSS
Unanimous decision
May 3, 1981 Curtis Parker WWWWLL Brighton Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 13, 1980 Willie Ray Taylor LWWWWL Jai Alai Fronton, Miami WIN
KO
Oct. 24, 1980 Mike Herron LLLLLD Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale WIN
Corner retirement
Oct. 2, 1980 Fermin Guzman WLLWLL Long Island Arena, Commack WIN
Technical knockout
June 15, 1980 Mustafa Hamsho WWWWWW Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston LOSS
DQ
May 25, 1980 Bob Patterson LWLWLL Convention Hall, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 23, 1980 Jerome Jackson WWWWLW Resorts International, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 9, 1980 Norris McKinney LLLWWW Civic Center, Beaumont WIN
KO
Nov. 23, 1979 Willie Classen WLLWLL Felt Forum, New York WIN
KO
Oct. 10, 1979 Manuel Torres LLLLLL Civic Center, Beaumont WIN
KO
Sept. 14, 1979 Jose Gamez Summit, Houston WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 15, 1979 German Marquez WLLWL Civic Center, Beaumont WIN
KO
June 26, 1979 Arnell Thomas LLLLLL Civic Center, Beaumont WIN
KO
May 22, 1979 Jesse Edwards WWWWWW Civic Center, Beaumont WIN
KO
April 10, 1979 Johnny Heard LWLWLL Civic Center, Beaumont WIN
KO
Jan. 16, 1979 Fred Johnson WWLWW Houston WIN
KO
Nov. 28, 1978 Miguel Garcia LDWDL Houston WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 12, 1978 Oscar Rios WWL Pasadena WIN
KO
Sept. 19, 1978 Carlos Terrazas Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston WIN
KO
Aug. 15, 1978 Calvin Todd WWLDLL Houston WIN
KO
July 18, 1978 Dennis Haggerty LLLLDL Civic Center, Houston WIN
KO