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Encyclopedia > List of heavyweight boxing champions

This is a chronological list of world heavyweight boxing champions, as recognized by the following organizations:

Prior to the rise of sanctioning bodies, champions were acknowledged by the public at large. World Boxing Association (WBA) is a boxing organization that sanctions official matches, and awards the WBA world championship title, at the professional level. ... 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The World Boxing Council (WBC) has operated since 1963 as a competitor to Venezuelas World Boxing Association (WBA) and, according to its founders, a way to improve professional boxings standards. ... Template:C20YearInnTopic 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... The International Boxing Federation, or IBF, is one of many organizations which sanction world championship boxing bouts, alongside the WBA, WBC, WBO, and a dozen or so others. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The World Boxing Organization (WBO) is one of the sanctioning organizations currently recognizing professional boxing world champions. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Reign Began Reign Ended Champion Recognition
February 7, 1882 September 7, 1892 John L. Sullivan Universal
Sullivan defeated Paddy Ryan in 1882 to earn initial championship recognition.
September 7, 1892 March 17, 1897 James J. Corbett Universal
March 17, 1897 June 9, 1899 Bob Fitzsimmons Universal
June 9, 1899 May 13, 19051 James J. Jeffries Universal
Jeffries was the first champion to relinquish the title, announcing his retirement and declaring that the winner of a match between Marvin Hart and Jack Root would be the next legitimate champion. Jeffries would return to the ring to face Jack Johnson.
July 3, 1905 February 23, 1906 Marvin Hart Universal
February 23, 1906 December 26, 1908 Tommy Burns Universal
December 26, 1908 April 5, 1915 Jack Johnson Universal
April 5, 1915 July 4, 1919 Jess Willard Universal
July 4, 1919 September 23, 1926 Jack Dempsey Universal
September 23, 1926 July 31, 19282 Gene Tunney Universal
Tunney announced his retirement from professional boxing on July 31, 1928, relinquishing the championship.
September 26, 1928 June 12, 1930 Jack Sharkey NBA
Sharkey defeated Tommy Loughran for the vacant NBA championship, but was not universally recognized as champion.
June 12, 1930 June 21, 1932 Max Schmeling Universal
Schmeling defeated NBA champion Jack Sharkey to earn universal recognition as champion.
June 21, 1932 June 29, 1933 Jack Sharkey Universal
June 29, 1933 June 14, 1934 Primo Carnera Universal
June 14, 1934 June 13, 1935 Max Baer Universal
June 13, 1935 June 22, 1937 James J. Braddock Universal
June 22, 1937 March 1, 19492 Joe Louis Universal
June 22, 1949 September 27, 1950 Ezzard Charles NBA
September 27, 1950 July 18, 1951 Ezzard Charles Universal
Charles won the vacant National Boxing Association championship, but was not universally recognized as champion until defeating Joe Louis, the former champion who had come out of retirement.
July 18, 1951 September 23, 1952 Jersey Joe Walcott Universal
September 23, 1952 April 27, 19562 Rocky Marciano Universal
Marciano announced his retirement from professional boxing, relinquishing the championship.
November 30, 1956 June 26, 1959 Floyd Patterson Universal
June 26, 1959 June 20, 1960 Ingemar Johansson Universal
June 20, 1960 September 25, 1962 Floyd Patterson Universal
September 25, 1962 February 25, 1964 Sonny Liston Universal
February 25, 1964 June 19, 1964 Cassius Clay Universal
The WBA withdrew its recognition of Clay (now known as Muhammad Ali) as champion for agreeing to an immediate rematch against Liston, a violation of the organization's rules at the time. The WBC and other organizations continued to recognize him. (See Ali versus Liston.)
June 19, 1964 February 6, 1967 Cassius Clay WBC
March 5, 1965 February 6, 1967 Ernie Terrell WBA
February 6, 1967 April 29, 1967 Muhammad Ali Universal
All sanctioning bodies withdrew recognition of Ali as champion for his refusal to be inducted into the United States Army subsequent to being drafted in early 1967.
March 4, 1968 February 16, 1970 Joe Frazier WBC
April 28, 1968 February 16, 1970 Jimmy Ellis WBA
February 16, 1970 January 22, 1973 Joe Frazier Universal
Initially recognized by the powerful New York state athletic commission and the fledgling World Boxing Council, Frazier was recognized by all sanctioning bodies as champion after defeating Ellis; but universal recognition came only upon defeating Muhammad Ali on March 8, 1971. (See Fight of the Century.)
January 22, 1973 October 30, 1974 George Foreman Universal
October 30, 1974 February 15, 1978 Muhammad Ali Universal
February 15, 1978 March 18, 19783 Leon Spinks Universal
March 18, 1978 September 15, 1978 Leon Spinks WBA
March 18, 1978 June 9, 1978 Ken Norton WBC
June 9, 1978 December 11, 19831 Larry Holmes WBC
Holmes relinquished his WBC title to assume the championship of the newly formed International Boxing Federation.
September 15, 1978 April 27, 19791 Muhammad Ali WBA
Believing his career over, Ali relinquished his WBA title in exchange for a payment from promoter Don King, who was trying to stage a bout between then-WBC champ Larry Holmes and John Tate for the undisputed title. The bout never materialized, and Ali would return to the ring in 1980.
October 20, 1979 March 31, 1980 John Tate WBA
March 31, 1980 December 10, 1982 Mike Weaver WBA
December 10, 1982 September 23, 1983 Michael Dokes WBA
September 23, 1983 December 1, 1984 Gerrie Coetzee WBA
December 11, 1983 September 21, 1985 Larry Holmes IBF
March 9, 1984 August 31, 1984 Tim Witherspoon WBC
August 31, 1984 March 22, 1986 Pinklon Thomas WBC
December 1, 1984 April 29, 1985 Greg Page WBA
April 29, 1985 January 17, 1986 Tony Tubbs WBA
September 21, 1985 February 19, 19873 Michael Spinks IBF
January 17, 1986 December 12, 1986 Tim Witherspoon WBA
March 22, 1986 November 22, 1986 Trevor Berbick WBC
November 22, 1986 March 7, 1987 Mike Tyson WBC
December 12, 1986 March 7, 1987 James 'Bonecrusher' Smith WBA
March 7, 1987 August 1, 1987 Mike Tyson WBA, WBC
May 30, 1987 August 1, 1987 Tony Tucker IBF
August 1, 1987 February 10, 1990 Mike Tyson IBF, WBA & WBC
May 6, 1989 January 11, 1991 Francesco Damiani WBO
Though Damiani defeated Johnny DuPlooy to become the WBO's first Heavyweight champion, Tyson's reign in the division during this period is virtually undisputed.
February 10, 1990 October 25, 1990 James "Buster" Douglas IBF, WBA & WBC
October 25, 1990 November 13, 1992 Evander Holyfield IBF, WBA & WBC
January 11, 1991 December 24, 19913 Ray Mercer WBO
May 15, 1992 February 3, 19933 Michael Moorer WBO
November 13, 1992 December 14, 19923 Riddick Bowe IBF, WBA & WBC
Bowe was stripped of his WBC championship for refusing to fight Lennox Lewis.
December 14, 1992 November 6, 1993 Riddick Bowe IBF & WBA
December 14, 1992 September 24, 1994 Lennox Lewis WBC
Lewis defeated Razor Ruddock on October 31, 1992 in a WBC 'eliminator' fight. When Riddick Bowe's championship recognition was withdrawn by the organization, the WBC immediately awarded Lewis the title.
June 7, 1993 October 29, 1993 Tommy Morrison WBO
October 29, 1993 March 19, 1994 Michael Bentt WBO
November 6, 1993 April 22, 1994 Evander Holyfield IBF & WBA
March 19, 1994 March 11, 1995 Herbie Hide WBO
April 22, 1994 November 5, 1994 Michael Moorer IBF & WBA
September 24, 1994 September 2, 1995 Oliver McCall WBC
November 5, 1994 March 4, 19953 George Foreman IBF & WBA
The World Boxing Association withdrew its recognition of Foreman, but Foreman retained IBF championship recognition until it too was withdrawn.
March 4, 1995 June 28, 19953 George Foreman IBF
March 11, 1995 May 1, 19961 Riddick Bowe WBO
April 8, 1995 September 7, 1996 Bruce Seldon WBA
September 2, 1995 March 16, 1996 Frank Bruno WBC
December 9, 1995 September 7, 19963 Francois Botha IBF
A drug test following Botha's victory over Axel Schulz for the IBF title vacated by George Foreman revealed that he had used illegal anabolic steroids. Upon the discovery the IBF "vacated" its championship. The organization has subsequently erased the episode from its own written history, not listing Botha among its recognized champions.
March 16, 1996 September 7, 1996 Mike Tyson WBC
June 22, 1996 November 8, 1997 Michael Moorer IBF
June 29, 1996 February 17, 19971 Henry Akinwande WBO
Akinwande had been ranked the WBC's #2 contender when he won the WBO title. The WBC, which has feuded with the WBO since the latter's founding in 1988, dropped Akinwande from its rankings altogether. Akinwande subsequently relinquished his WBO title in exchange for the opportunity to meet Lennox Lewis in a bout for the WBC championship.
September 7, 1996 September 24, 19961 Mike Tyson WBA & WBC
September 24, 1996 November 9, 1996 Mike Tyson WBA
November 9, 1996 November 8, 1997 Evander Holyfield WBA
February 7, 1997 November 13, 1999 Lennox Lewis WBC
June 28, 1997 June 26, 1999 Herbie Hide WBO
November 8, 1997 November 13, 1999 Evander Holyfield IBF & WBA
June 26, 1999 April 1, 2000 Vitali Klitschko WBO
November 13, 1999 April 29, 20003 Lennox Lewis IBF, WBA & WBC
In early 2000 the World Boxing Association and Lewis were sued by representatives of John Ruiz claiming that they had reneged on an agreement by which Ruiz would have fought Lewis for the WBA title. A New Jersey court ruled in favor of Ruiz, and ordered Lewis to either have his next bout against Ruiz or relinquish the title. Lewis elected instead to fight contender Michael Grant, relinquishing his WBA title on the day of the match.
April 1, 2000 October 14, 2000 Chris Byrd WBO
April 29, 2000 April 22, 2001 Lennox Lewis IBF & WBC
August 12, 2000 March 3, 2001 Evander Holyfield WBA
October 14, 2000 March 8, 2003 Wladimir Klitschko WBO
March 3, 2001 March 1, 2003 John Ruiz WBA
April 22, 2001 November 17, 2001 Hasim Rahman IBF & WBC
November 17, 2001 September 5, 20021 Lennox Lewis IBF & WBC
Lewis relinquished the IBF title upon receiving payment of $1 million (US) by promoter Don King, who wished to stage a bout between Chris Byrd and Evander Holyfield for the vacant title.
September 5, 2002 February 6, 20042 Lennox Lewis WBC
December 14, 2002 present Chris Byrd IBF
March 1, 2003 February 20, 20041 Roy Jones Jr. WBA
March 8, 2003 October 9, 20031 Corrie Sanders WBO
February 20, 2004 April 30, 2005 John Ruiz WBA
Ruiz beat Hasim Rahman on December 13, 2003 to become the WBA's "interim" champion. He was awarded the championship following Roy Jones, Jr.'s announcement that he was relinquishing it to concentrate on lower weight divisions.
April 10, 2004 April 1, 2006 Lamon Brewster WBO
April 24, 2004 November 9, 20052 Vitali Klitschko WBC
April 30, 2005 May 17, 2005 James Toney WBA
On May 10, 2005, a drug test following Toney's victory over John Ruiz for the WBA title revealed that he had used products containing nandrolone, an anabolic steroid. Toney's victory was changed to a 'no contest' by New York state athletic commission. On May 17, 2005, the WBA advised Toney that it was "vacating (his) title", whereupon it was restored to John Ruiz.
May 17, 2005 December 17, 2005 John Ruiz WBA
November 9, 2005 present Hasim Rahman WBC
Rahman defeated Monte Barrett on August 13, 2004 to become the WBC's "interim" champion. He was awarded the championship following Vitali Klitschko's announcement that he was retiring due to injury.
December 17, 2005 present Nikolay Valuev WBA
April 1, 2006 present Sergei Liakhovich WBO

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October 30 is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 62 days remaining. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... George Edward Foreman (born January 10, 1949 in Marshall, Texas) is a former boxer who was twice Heavyweight Champion of the world and is considered to be one of the greatest Heavyweight boxers of all time. ... October 30 is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 62 days remaining. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... February 15 is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... Muhammad Ali (born January 17, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky, as Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. ... February 15 is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... March 18 is the 77th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (78th in leap years). ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... Leon Spinks is a former boxer who tasted lifes highs and lows more than most other boxers. ... March 18 is the 77th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (78th in leap years). ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... September 15 is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years). ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... Leon Spinks is a former boxer who tasted lifes highs and lows more than most other boxers. ... March 18 is the 77th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (78th in leap years). ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... June 9 is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (161st in leap years), with 205 days remaining. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... Kenneth Howard Norton was a heavyweight boxer from Jacksonville, Illinois. ... June 9 is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (161st in leap years), with 205 days remaining. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... December 11 is the 345th day (346th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Larry Holmes is a former world heavyweight boxing champion considered one of the fiercest fighters in the history of heavyweight boxing. ... The International Boxing Federation, or IBF, is one of many organizations which sanction world championship boxing bouts, alongside the WBA, WBC, WBO, and a dozen or so others. ... September 15 is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years). ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... April 27 is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 248 days remaining. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... Muhammad Ali (born January 17, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky, as Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... Larry Holmes is a former world heavyweight boxing champion considered one of the fiercest fighters in the history of heavyweight boxing. ... John Tate was an American prizefighter and Olympian boxer who briefly held the World Boxing Association Heavyweight title from 1979 to 1980. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... October 20 is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 72 days remaining. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (91st in Leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... John Tate was an American prizefighter and Olympian boxer who briefly held the World Boxing Association Heavyweight title from 1979 to 1980. ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (91st in Leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Michael Dwayne Weaver (born July 7, 1952, in Gatesville, Texas) is a former boxer who is better known in the boxing world simply as Mike Weaver. ... December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 23 is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years). ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Michael Dokes is an American boxer in the heavyweight division, nicknamed Dynamite. Dokes turned professional in 1976 and first came to prominence in 1979 when he defeated veteran contender Jimmy Young. ... September 23 is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years). ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gerhardus Christian Coetzee (born August 4, 1955 in Boksburg), better known as Gerrie Coetzee, is a South African former boxer. ... December 11 is the 345th day (346th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 21 is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years). ... This article is about the year. ... Larry Holmes is a former world heavyweight boxing champion considered one of the fiercest fighters in the history of heavyweight boxing. ... March 9 is the 68th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (69th in Leap years). ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... August 31 is the 243rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (244th in leap years), with 122 days remaining. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Terrible Tim Witherspoon (1957-present) is an American prizefighter who twice was recognized as Heavyweight Champion of the World by a professional boxing sanctioning organization. ... August 31 is the 243rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (244th in leap years), with 122 days remaining. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 22 March is the 81st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (82nd in Leap years). ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pinklon Thomas is a former boxer whose trademark pink boxing trunks and a left jab were key distinguishing characteristics. ... December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... April 29 is the 119th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (120th in leap years). ... This article is about the year. ... Greg Page (born 1958) was an American boxer. ... April 29 is the 119th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (120th in leap years). ... This article is about the year. ... January 17 is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tony Tubbs was the World Boxing Association Heavyweight champion from 1985 to 1986. ... September 21 is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years). ... This article is about the year. ... February 19 is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Michael Spinks, a native of St. ... January 17 is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 19 days remaining. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Terrible Tim Witherspoon (1957-present) is an American prizefighter who twice was recognized as Heavyweight Champion of the World by a professional boxing sanctioning organization. ... 22 March is the 81st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (82nd in Leap years). ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 22 is the 326th day (327th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Trevor Berbick was a Heavyweight boxer whose professional career spanned from 1976 until 2000. ... November 22 is the 326th day (327th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... March 7 is the 66th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (67th in Leap years). ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Michael Gerard Tyson, a. ... December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 19 days remaining. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... March 7 is the 66th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (67th in Leap years). ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... James Bonecrusher Smith is an American boxer who was briefly heavyweight champion in the late 1980s. ... March 7 is the 66th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (67th in Leap years). ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... August 1 is the 213th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (214th in leap years), with 152 days remaining. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Michael Gerard Tyson, a. ... May 30 is the 150th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (151st in leap years). ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... August 1 is the 213th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (214th in leap years), with 152 days remaining. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tony Craig TNT Tucker was a professional Heavyweight boxer during the 1980s and some of the 1990s. ... August 1 is the 213th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (214th in leap years), with 152 days remaining. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... February 10 is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Michael Gerard Tyson, a. ... May 6 is the 126th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (127th in leap years). ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 11 is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Francesco Damiani was the first Heavyweight champion of the World Boxing Organization. ... February 10 is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... October 25 is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 67 days remaining. ... This article is about the year. ... James Buster Douglas (born April 7, 1960) was a heavyweight boxer from Columbus, Ohio who scored one of the biggest upsets ever in the sport by knocking out then-undefeated Mike Tyson in 10 rounds in 1990. ... October 25 is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 67 days remaining. ... This article is about the year. ... November 13 is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 48 days remaining. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Evander Holyfield (born October 19, 1962) is a professional boxer from The United States. ... January 11 is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 24 is the 358th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (359th in leap years). ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ray Mercer Merciless Ray Mercer is an American professional boxer. ... May 15 is the 135th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (136th in leap years). ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... February 3 is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Michael Moorer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... November 13 is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 48 days remaining. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... December 14 is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Riddick Lamont Bowe (born August 10, 1967) is a boxer and former undisputed heavyweight champion. ... Lennox Claudius Lewis (born 2 September 1965 in West Ham, London, England) is an English former boxer, who represented Canada in the Olympics and is the former undisputed heavyweight champion. ... December 14 is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... November 6 is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 55 days remaining. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Riddick Lamont Bowe (born August 10, 1967) is a boxer and former undisputed heavyweight champion. ... December 14 is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... September 24 is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years). ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... Lennox Claudius Lewis (born 2 September 1965 in West Ham, London, England) is an English former boxer, who represented Canada in the Olympics and is the former undisputed heavyweight champion. ... Razor Ruddock might refer to the following people Donovan Ruddock - a heavyweight boxer from Canada Neil Ruddock - an England international football player This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 61 days remaining, as the final day of October. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Riddick Lamont Bowe (born August 10, 1967) is a boxer and former undisputed heavyweight champion. ... June 7 is the 158th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (159th in leap years), with 207 days remaining. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... October 29 is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 63 days remaining. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Tommy David Morrison (born January 2, 1969, Jay, Oklahoma) is a former world heavyweight boxing champion. ... October 29 is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 63 days remaining. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... March 19 is the 78th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (79th in leap years). ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... London-born American-based boxer who lost his WBO version of the Heavyweight title to Herbie Hide in the New Den, Millwall, England, in 1993. ... November 6 is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 55 days remaining. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... April 22 is the 112th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (113th in leap years). ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... Evander Holyfield (born October 19, 1962) is a professional boxer from The United States. ... March 19 is the 78th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (79th in leap years). ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... 11 March is the 70th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (71st in Leap year). ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Herbie Hide is British boxer fighting out of Norwich. ... April 22 is the 112th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (113th in leap years). ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... November 5 is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 56 days remaining. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... Michael Moorer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... September 24 is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years). ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... September 2 is the 245th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (246th in leap years). ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Oliver McCall, born 21 April 1965 became the World Boxing Council Heavyweight Champion after knocking out Lennox Lewis in 1995. ... November 5 is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 56 days remaining. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... George Edward Foreman (born January 10, 1949 in Marshall, Texas) is a former boxer who was twice Heavyweight Champion of the world and is considered to be one of the greatest Heavyweight boxers of all time. ... World Boxing Association (WBA) is a boxing organization that sanctions official matches, and awards the WBA world championship title, at the professional level. ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... (Some entries on this page have been duplicated on August 1. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... George Edward Foreman (born January 10, 1949 in Marshall, Texas) is a former boxer who was twice Heavyweight Champion of the world and is considered to be one of the greatest Heavyweight boxers of all time. ... 11 March is the 70th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (71st in Leap year). ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Riddick Lamont Bowe (born August 10, 1967) is a boxer and former undisputed heavyweight champion. ... April 8 is the 98th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (99th in leap years). ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 7 is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Bruce Seldon was the World Boxing Association Heavyweight champion from 1995 to 1996. ... September 2 is the 245th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (246th in leap years). ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... March 16 is the 75th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (76th in Leap years). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Franklin Ray Bruno (born November 16, 1961) is an English former boxer whose career highlight was winning the WBC world heavyweight championship in 1995. ... December 9 is the 343rd day (344th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 7 is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... South African boxer, nicknamed the White Buffalo, Francois Botha has had a relatively distinguished career as a heavyweight boxer. ... Axel Schulz (born November 9, 1968 in Bad Saarow) is a German boxer. ... George Edward Foreman (born January 10, 1949 in Marshall, Texas) is a former boxer who was twice Heavyweight Champion of the world and is considered to be one of the greatest Heavyweight boxers of all time. ... Anabolic steroids are a class of natural and synthetic steroid hormones that promote cell growth and division, resulting in growth of several types of tissues, especially muscle and bone. ... March 16 is the 75th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (76th in Leap years). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... September 7 is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Michael Gerard Tyson, a. ... June 22 is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 192 days remaining. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... November 8 is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 53 days remaining. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII in Roman) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Michael Moorer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... June 29 is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 185 days remaining. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... February 17 is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII in Roman) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Henry Akinwande (born October 12, 1965) is a professional heavyweight boxer and former WBO world champion. ... Lennox Claudius Lewis (born 2 September 1965 in West Ham, London, England) is an English former boxer, who represented Canada in the Olympics and is the former undisputed heavyweight champion. ... September 7 is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... September 24 is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Michael Gerard Tyson, a. ... September 24 is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... November 9 is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 52 days remaining. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Michael Gerard Tyson, a. ... November 9 is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 52 days remaining. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... November 8 is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 53 days remaining. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII in Roman) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Evander Holyfield (born October 19, 1962) is a professional boxer from The United States. ... February 7 is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII in Roman) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 13 is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 48 days remaining. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Lennox Claudius Lewis (born 2 September 1965 in West Ham, London, England) is an English former boxer, who represented Canada in the Olympics and is the former undisputed heavyweight champion. ... (Some entries on this page have been duplicated on August 1. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII in Roman) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... June 26 is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 188 days remaining. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Herbie Hide is British boxer fighting out of Norwich. ... November 8 is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 53 days remaining. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII in Roman) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 13 is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 48 days remaining. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Evander Holyfield (born October 19, 1962) is a professional boxer from The United States. ... June 26 is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 188 days remaining. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Vitali Klitschko, right, with his brother Wladimir Dr. Vitali Vladimirovich Klitschko (born July 19, 1971), known as Dr. Iron Fist, was a professional boxer from 1996 through 2005; he was the WBC heavyweight boxing champion of the world in 2004 and 2005. ... November 13 is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 48 days remaining. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 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