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Michael Lee Moorer (born November 12, 1967) is a former boxer who has been a world champion in the light heavyweight and heavyweight divisions. November 12 is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 49 days remaining. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Professional boxing bout featuring Ricardo Domínguez (left) versus Rafael Ortíz Boxing, also called Western Boxing, pugilism, prizefighting (when referring to professional boxing) or the sweet science (a common nickname among fans), is a sport and martial art in which two participants of similar weight fight each other with...

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Biography

Moorer is a native of the Pittsburgh suburb of Monessen, but for most of his career, he trained under the tutelage of hall of fame trainer Emanuel Steward in Detroit. As a member of Steward's Kronk Gym team, he was teamed up with such boxers as Thomas Hearns and Gerald McClellan. Nickname: Steel City, Iron City, City of Champions, City of Bridges, City of Colleges Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Allegheny County Founded 1758 Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area    - City 151. ... Monessen is a city located in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. ... The modern International Boxing Hall of Fame is located in Canastota, New York, United States, within driving distance from the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown and the National Soccer Hall of Fame in Oneonta. ... Emanuel Steward (born 1944) is a boxing trainer who is in the International Boxing Hall Of Fame. ... Nickname: Motor City, Motown Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (Latin for, We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes) Location in Wayne County, Michigan Coordinates: Country United States State Michigan County Wayne County Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Area    - City 370. ... Kronk Gym is a legendary boxing gym located in Detroit, and led by equally legendary trainer Emanuel Steward. ... Thomas Hearns (born October 18, 1958, in Memphis, Tennessee), is an American 7-time world champion professional boxer. ... Gerald McClellan (born October 23, 1967) is a former boxer who was world Middleweight champion. ...


Professional career

Moorer had a fast but steady rise through the professional boxing ranks. He debuted on March 4, 1988, knocking out Adrian Riggs in the first round. He spent the year taking on a rather ambitious fight schedule, in terms of quantity if nothing else. Before the year's end, he was undefeated in eleven bouts (winning all by way of early round knockouts) and fighting for the world title for the first time. He acquired the newly created WBO world Light-Heavyweight title with a five round knockout of Ramzi Hassan. March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Las Vegas based light heavyweight, active in 1988. ... The World Boxing Organization (WBO) is one of the sanctioning organizations currently recognizing world boxing champions. ... Knockout (also referred to as a K.O. or knock), is a winning criterion in several full-contact combat sports, such as boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai and others sports involving striking. ...


In 1989, he retained the title six times, beating Freddie Delgado, Frankie Swindell, Mike Sedillo and former WBA world champion Leslie Steward, among others. 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... World Boxing Association (WBA) is a boxing organization that sanctions official matches, and awards the WBA world championship title, at the professional level. ...


In 1990, he retained the title three times before the end of the year, beating Mario Melo and former Michael Spinks challenger Jim McDonald, among others. This article is about the year. ... Michael Spinks, a native of St. ... Jim McDonald was the head football coach at the University of Tennessee for one season in 1963. ...


1991 saw Moorer commence his campaign at the Heavyweight division. He rolled through the competition en route to securing an opportunity to fight for the vacant WBO world Heavyweight championship the following year. He knocked out former Evander Holyfield challenger Bert Cooper in the fifth round, making him only the second man to go directly from holding a world light heavyweight title to holding a heavyweight title. That night, he also became the first left-handed boxer in history to become a world heavyweight champion. 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Bert Cooper (Born January 10, 1966) was a U.S. professional heavyweight boxer. ...


He did not defend the WBO heavyweight belt. Moorer and Steward parted ways after the Cooper fight. Moorer eventually joined Lou Duva's team, and was trained by Georgie Benton for three fights in 1993, including a 10 round decision win over former champion James "Bonecrusher" Smith. Lou Duva (born May 28, 1922) is a boxing trainer who was born in Manhattan, New York, but moved to Paterson, New Jersey at a very early age. ...


Moorer then parted ways with the Duvas and Benton, and hired New York-based trainer Teddy Atlas in late 1993. Moorer closed the year with a 10 round decision over Mike Evans. Moorer then landed a title shot, and challenged Evander Holyfield for the IBF and WBA title belts. Holyfield was considered the true, lineal champion at the time. On April 22, 1994, before a Pay Per View audience, Moorer overcame a second round knockdown and went on to win a majority decision over Holyfield. 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 as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In his first defense of those belts, on November 5, 1994, Moorer was ahead on all three judges' scorecards when he received a right hand to the chin by George Foreman in round 10, getting knocked out and losing the world championship. In addition to the belts, he also lost his undefeated record that night. 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 as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... George Edward Foreman (b. ...


The following year, Moorer re-grouped by winning against fringe contender Melvin Foster. Meanwhile, Foreman retained the title with a close and controversial decision against Axel Schulz. Axel Schulz, born 9 November 1968 in Bad Saarow, Germany is a German boxer. ...


Because of the controversial nature of the Foreman-Schultz bout, the IBF ordered Foreman to travel to Germany for a rematch, but Foreman refused, choosing to leave the IBF belt vacant instead. South African Francois Botha travelled to Germany instead and beat Schultz with another close decision to claim the title, but he was stripped of it when he tested positive for illegal substances shortly after. South African boxer, nicknamed the White Buffalo, Francois Botha has had a relatively distinguished career as a heavyweight boxer. ...


Moorer was then given the opportunity to fight Schultz for the vacant crown in Berlin. On June 22, 1996, Moorer won the IBF heavyweight crown once again, beating Schultz by a 12 round split decision. Berlin is the capital city and one of the sixteen states of the Federal Republic of Germany. ... 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. ...


His first defense, against former world champion Botha, came on November 9, 1996. It was, according to Ring Magazine, one of the fights of the year. In a brutal give and take war, Moorer was leading on two of the three scorecards going into the 12th and final round, then ended with a flourish, knocking Botha out with just 18 seconds left in the bout. 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. ... Front cover of the first issue of Ring Magazine Ring Magazine is a boxing magazine that was first published in 1922. ...


In March of 1997, Moorer retained his belt with a 12 round decision over previously undefeated Vaughn Bean before parting ways with trainer Teddy Atlas, with whom he'd been experiencing an increasing amount of tension since the beginning of their professional relationship. He replaced him with trainer Freddie Roach. On November 8 of that year, Moorer visited the canvas five times in his rematch with Evander Holyfield before ringside doctor Flip Homansky advised referee Mitch Halpern to stop the bout in round eight. 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Vaughn Bean (born September 3, 1974 in Chicago, IL) is a professional boxer. ... Freddie Roach (born March 5, 1960 in Dedham, MA) is a boxing trainer and a former boxer. ... November 8 is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 53 days remaining. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ...


After this, he retired from boxing for three years before returning with a knockout of journeyman Lorenzo Boyd. He won three more fights, then seemingly retired again when he was knocked out only 30 seconds into round one by David Tua on August 17, 2002. However, he returned to the ring once again on March 29, 2003, beating journeyman Otis Tisdale on points over 10 rounds. On August 23, 2003, he beat Brazil's Rodolfo Lobo by knockout in only 64 seconds. Mafaufau Tavito Lio Mafaufau Sanerivi Talimatasi, known as David Tua (born on November 21, 1972) is a former minor heavyweight boxing belt holder. ... August 17 is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... March 29 is the 88th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (89th in Leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... August 23 is the 235th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (236th in leap years), with 130 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


After a layoff of almost one year, he returned on July 3, 2004, losing a ten round unanimous decision to Eliseo Castillo in Miami, Florida. In December of that year, Moorer rallied from a severe deficit on the scorecards to hand former world Cruiserweight champion Vassily Jirov his first knockout loss. July 3 is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 181 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Eliseo Castillo is a boxer. ... Nickname: The Magic City Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


The victory revitalized his career and placed him back amongst the ranks of contention for the world title. Following the fight Moorer decided to be a trainer and retire from boxing. During an August 2006 edition of Friday Night Fights, Moorer stated he was not training boxers any more and was thinking about a come back to fight one of the Russian champions.


Moorer scored knockouts in each of his first 26 bouts, placing him in the exclusive list of boxers who have won at least 20 fights in a row by knockout, alongside such other fighters as Foreman, Wilfredo Gómez, Carlos Zarate, John Mugabi, Khaosai Galaxy and Aaron Pryor. Wilfredo Gómez (born October 29, 1956) is a former boxer and three time world champion. ... Carlos Zarate Serna (born May 23, 1951) in Tepito, Distrito Federal, Mexico, and better known in the world of boxing plainly as Carlos Zarate, has the distinction of being the only boxer in history to put together two streaks of 20 or more knockout wins in a row. ... John The Beast Mugabi (born March 4, 1960) is a former boxer and world Jr. ... Sura Saenkham (born May 15, 1959) was one of the sport of boxings greatest champions ever, and a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame. ... Aaron Pryor (born October 20, 1955) is a former boxer from Cincinnati, Ohio. ...


As of April 2005, his professional ring record stands at 47 wins, 4 losses and 1 draw, with 37 wins by way of knockout. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Preceded by:
Inaugural Champion
WBO Light Heavyweight Champion
3 Dec 1988–1991
Vacated
Succeeded by:
Leeonzer Barber
Preceded by:
Ray Mercer
vacated
WBO Heavyweight Champion
15 May 1992–2 Feb 1993
Vacated
Succeeded by:
Tommy Morrison
Preceded by:
Evander Holyfield
WBA Heavyweight Champion
22 Apr 1994–5 Nov 1994
Succeeded by:
George Foreman
Preceded by:
Evander Holyfield
IBF Heavyweight Champion
22 Apr 1994–5 Nov 1994
Succeeded by:
George Foreman
Preceded by:
George Foreman
Vacated
IBF Heavyweight Champion
22 Jun 1996–8 Nov 1997
Succeeded by:
Evander Holyfield

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After Boxing

Since his retirement, Moorer has frequently done guest commentating on ESPN's fight cards, and also is a boxing trainer. ESPN (an acronym for the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ...


Amateur Achievements

  • 1986 United States Amateur Light Middleweight (156 pound) champion.

Other Info

Moorer was the first southpaw to ever capture the Heavyweight Title.


External links

See also


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Evander Holyfield vs. Michael Moorer II (November 8, 1997) (2917 words)
Moorer continued to be effective at the close of the round, as he scored with a right uppercut and a chopping left hand to the head.
Moorer slammed his glove into the canvas in disgust at the count of three, shook his head in dismay, and easily regained his feet as Halpern tolled out the mandatory 8-count.
Moorer rolled over on his right side at the count of four, made it up to his knees at six, and was back on his feet at eight.
Michael: Definition and Much More from Answers.com (6117 words)
Michael is one of the principal angels in Abrahamic tradition; his name was said to have been the war-cry of the angels in the battle fought in heaven against Satan and his followers.
Michael is reputed to have caused a healing spring to flow in the first century at Colossae, and his churches were frequently visited by the sick and lame.
Medieval Christians considered St. Michael as the symbol or emblem of the Church Militant and as the patron saint of soldiers, in the Roman Catholic liturgy, Princeps militiae coelestis quem honorificant angelorum cives ("Prince of the celestial army whom the city of angels honor").
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