EVANDER HOLYFIELD

Professional Fight Record

Compiled by Lee Gruenfeld
Information current as of October 14, 2007  

 

Won: 42  (27 by knockout)
Lost: 9
Draws: 2

 

                                                                    KEY                                                                                

KO x

Won by knockout in round x

W x

Won by decision in x rounds

KO'd x

Lost by knockout in round x  

L x

Lost by decision in x rounds

TKO x

Won by technical KO in round x  

D x

Draw after x rounds

TKO'd x

Lost by technical KO in round x  

Wdq x

Winner by disqual. in round x

(x)

Won world hvywt. title  Xth time    

N.C.

No contest

                    

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT

1984

 

 

 

 

Nov 15

Lionel Byarm

W 6

Madison Sq. Gdn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1985

 

 

 

 

Jan 20

Eric Winbush

W 6

  Atlantic City

 

Mar 13

Fred Brown

KO 1

Norfolk

 

Apr 20

Mark Rivera

KO 2

CORPUS CHRISTI

 

 

CRUISERWEIGHT

1985

Jul 20

Tyrone Booze

W 8

Norfolk

 

Aug 29

Rick Myers

KO 1

Atlanta

 

Oct 30

Jeff Meachem

KO 5

Atlantic City

 

Dec 21

Anthony Davis

KO 4

VIRGINIA            BEACH

 

 

 

 

 

 

1986

 

 

 

 

Mar 1

Chisanda Mutti

KO 3

Lancaster

 

Apr 6

Jesse Shelby

KO 3

Corpus Christi

 

May 28

Terry Mims

KO 5

Metairie, LA

 

Jul 12

Muhammad Qawi (I)

W 15

Atlanta

Won WBA

Dec 8

Mike Brothers

KO 3

Paris, France

 

 

 

 

 

 

1987

 

 

 

 

Feb 14

Henry Tillman

KO 7

Reno

Retained WBA

May 15

Ricky Parker

KO 3

Las Vegas

Won IBF

Aug 15

Ossie Ocasio

KO 11

St. Tropez

Retained IBF and WBA

Dec 5

Muhammad Qawi (II)

KO 4

Atlantic City

Retained IBF and WBA

 

 

 

 

 

1988

 

 

 

 

Apr 9

Carlos DeLeon

KO 8

Las Vegas

Won WBC

 

 

 

 

Undisputed world cruiserweight champion

 

HEAVYWEIGHT

1988

Jul 16

James Tillis

KO 5

Lake Tahoe

 

Dec 9

Pinklon Thomas

KO 7

Atlantic City

 

 

 

 

 

 

1989

 

 

 

 

Mar 11

Michael Dokes

KO 10

Las Vegas

 

Aug 15

Adilson Rodrigues

KO 2

Lake Tahoe

 

Nov 4

Alex Stewart

KO 8

Atlantic City

 

 

 

 

 

 

1990

 

 

 

 

Jun 1

Seamus McDonagh

KO 4

Atlantic City

 

Oct 25

Buster Douglas

KO 3

Las Vegas

Won IBF,WBC,WBA (1)

 

 

 

 

Undisputed world heavyweight champion

 

 

 

 

 

1991

 

 

 

 

Apr 19

George Foreman

W 12

Atlantic City

 

Nov 23

Bert Cooper

TKO 7

Atlanta

 

 

 

 

 

 

1992

 

 

 

 

Jun 19

Larry Holmes

W 12

Las Vegas

 

Nov 13

Riddick Bowe (I)

L 12

Las Vegas

Lost IBF,WBC,WBA

 

 

 

 

 

1993

 

 

 

 

Jun 26

Alex Stewart

W 12

Atlantic City

 

Nov 6

Riddick Bowe (II)

W 12

Las Vegas

Won WBA, IBF (2)

 

 

 

 

 

1994

 

 

 

 

Apr 22

Michael Moorer (I)

L 12

Las Vegas

Lost WBA and IBF

 

 

 

 

 

1995

 

 

 

 

May 20

Ray Mercer

W 10

Atlantic City

 

Nov 4

Riddick Bowe (III)

TKO'd 8

Las Vegas

 

 

 

 

 

 

1996

 

 

 

 

May 10

Bobby Czyz

TKO 6

Madison Sq. Gdn.

 

Nov 9

Mike Tyson (I)

TKO 11

Las Vegas

Won WBA (3)

 

 

 

 

 

1997

 

 

 

 

Jun 28

Mike Tyson (II)

Wdq 3

Las Vegas

Retained WBA

Nov 8

Michael Moorer (II)

KO 8

Las Vegas

Won IBF

 

 

 

 

 

1998

 

 

 

 

Sep 19

Vaughn Bean

W 12

Atlanta

Retained WBA, IBF

 

 

 

 

 

1999

 

 

 

 

Mar 13

Lennox Lewis (I)

D 12

Madison Sq. Gdn.

For WBC

Nov 13

Lennox Lewis (II)

L 12

Las Vegas

Lost WBA and IBF

 

 

 

 

 

2000

 

 

 

 

Aug 12

John Ruiz (I)

W 12

Las Vegas

Won WBA (4)

 

 

 

 

 

2001

 

 

 

 

Mar 3

John Ruiz (II)

L 12

Las Vegas

Lost WBA Title

Dec 15

John Ruiz (III)

D 12

Mashantucket, CT

For WBA Title

 

 

 

 

 

2002

 

 

 

 

Jun 1

Hasim Rahman

TKO 8

Atlantic City

 

Dec 14

Chris Byrd

L 12

Atlantic City

 

 

 

 

 

 

2003

 

 

 

 

Oct 4

James Toney

TKO'd 9

Las Vegas

 

 

 

 

 

 

2004

 

 

 

 

Nov 13

Larry Donald

L 12

Madison Sq. Gdn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2006

 

 

 

 

Aug 18

Jeremy Bates

TKO 2

Dallas

 

Nov 10

Fres Oquendo

W 12

San Antonio

 

 

 

 

 

 

2007

 

 

 

 

Mar 17

Vinnie Maddalone

TKO 3

Corpus Christi

 

Jun 20

Lou Savarese

W 10

El Paso

 

OCT 13 Sultan Ibragimov

L 12

  Moscow

FOR WBO TITLE
2008
DEC 20   Nicolay Valuev

L 12

    Zurich

FOR WBA TITLE
2010
APR 11 Francois Botha TKO 8 Las Vegas FOR WBF TITLE
2011
JAN 22 SHERMAN WILLIAMS N.C. WEST VIRGINIA FOR WBF TITLE
MAY 7 Brian Nielsen TKO 10 COPENHAGEN FOR WBF TITLE

 

 

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