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Aaron Pryor Record

Total Fights40
Title Wins2
Title Defenses10
Title-Fight KOs9
KO Wins35
KO Losses1
Aaron Pryor Record & Stats
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      What is Aaron Pryor's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 14 years, Aaron Pryor fought 40 times with 39 wins and a single loss.

      Pryor retired from professional boxing with a record of 39-1, which included one world-championship elevation, two world-title wins, and 10 successful title defense fights at the super-lightweight weight division. He had a 87.5% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 35 of his total 40 fights being knockout wins, nine of which were in title fights. The only loss in Pryor's career was a 7th round TKO loss to Bobby Joe Young, which was not in a title fight.

      His last fight was a 7th round TKO victory over Roger Choate on December 4, 1990.

      Some of Pryor's best fights and notable victories include wins over two Hall-of-Famers (Alexis Argüello and Antonio Cervantes), Kim Sang-hyun, Akio Kameda, Dujuan Johnson, Lennox Blackmoore, and Gaétan Hart.

      40Dec 4, 199035Roger ChoateWinTKO7
      39May 16, 199034Darryl JonesWinKO3
      38Dec 15, 198833Herminio MoralesWinKO3
      37Aug 8, 198731Bobby Joe YoungLossTKO7
      36Mar 2, 198529Gary HintonWin *SD
      35Jun 22, 198428Nick FurlanoWin *UD
      34Sep 9, 198327Alexis ArgüelloWin *KO10
      33Apr 2, 198327Kim Sang-hyunWin *TKO3
      32Nov 12, 198227Alexis ArgüelloWin *TKO14
      31Jul 4, 198226Akio KamedaWin *TKO6
      30Mar 21, 198226Miguel MontillaWin *TKO12
      29Nov 14, 198126Dujuan JohnsonWin *TKO7
      28Jun 27, 198125Lennox BlackmooreWin *TKO2
      27Nov 22, 198025Gaétan HartWin *TKO6
      26Nov 1, 198025Danny MyersWinTKO3
      25Aug 2, 198024Antonio CervantesWin *KO4
      24Jun 20, 198024Carl CrowleyWinKO1
      23Apr 13, 198024Leonidas AsprillaWinTKO10
      22Mar 16, 198024Julio ValdezWinTKO4
      21Feb 24, 198024Juan GarciaWinKO1
      20Oct 20, 197924Alfonso FrazerWinTKO5
      19Jun 23, 197923Jose FernandezWinKO1
      18May 11, 197923Al FordWinTKO4
      17Apr 27, 197923Freddie HarrisWinTKO3
      16Apr 13, 197923Norman GoinsWinKO9
      15Mar 16, 197923Johnny CopelandWinKO7
      14Jul 18, 197822Marion ThomasWinKO8
      13May 3, 197822Scotty ForemanWinTKO6
      12Mar 10, 197822Al FranklinWinTKO3
      11Mar 1, 197822Ron PettigrewWinTKO2
      10Jan 16, 197822Robert TijerniaWinTKO2
      9Nov 11, 197722Angel CintronWinTKO3
      8Oct 7, 197721Johnny SummerhaysWinUD
      7Sep 3, 197721Melvin YoungWinKO4
      6May 7, 197721Jose RestoWinUD
      5Mar 26, 197721Isaac VegaWinKO2
      4Mar 12, 197721Nick WillsWinKO1
      3Feb 1, 197721Harvey WilsonWinTKO1
      2Feb 1, 197721Larry MooreWinTKO3
      1Nov 12, 197621Larry SmithWinTKO2

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Aaron Pryor (The Hawk) was an American professional boxer. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. on October 20, 1955. He was a super-lightweight world champion. He died on October 9, 2016 at the age of 60 years. Pryor was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 1996. His professional boxing career spanned more than 14 years — from 1976 to 1990.

      Pryor made his professional boxing debut against Larry Smith at the age of 21 on November 12, 1976, defeating Smith via 2nd round TKO. He went on to win 35 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 31 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 24 on August 2, 1980 after 24 professional fights, against Antonio Cervantes for the super-lightweight WBA and The Ring titles. He defeated Cervantes via 4th round KO to become the super-lightweight champion of the world.

      Pryor won two world titles at super-lightweight. He was elevated as world champion once. For all the details about Pryor's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Pryor had just a single loss in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Roger Choate at 35 years of age, on December 4, 1990. Pryor won the fight via 7th round TKO.


      Pryor had a total of 11 world-title fights, which includes winning two world titles and 10 successful title defenses. He won all 11 of these fights.

      Title Wins

      Aaron Pryor fought for super-lightweight world titles once, which he won via KO. In total, he won two super-lightweight belts. He was elevated as world champion once, by IBF.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Aug 2, 1980Antonio CervantesSuper-lightweightWBA, The RingKO

      Title Defenses

      Aaron Pryor had 10 super-lightweight world-title defense fights. He won all of these fights.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Mar 2, 1985Gary HintonSuper-lightweightIBFSD
      Jun 22, 1984Nick FurlanoSuper-lightweightIBFUD
      Sep 9, 1983Alexis ArgüelloSuper-lightweightWBA, The RingKO
      Apr 2, 1983Kim Sang-hyunSuper-lightweightWBA, The RingTKO
      Nov 12, 1982Alexis ArgüelloSuper-lightweightWBA, The RingTKO
      Jul 4, 1982Akio KamedaSuper-lightweightWBA, The RingTKO
      Mar 21, 1982Miguel MontillaSuper-lightweightWBA, The RingTKO
      Nov 14, 1981Dujuan JohnsonSuper-lightweightWBA, The RingTKO
      Jun 27, 1981Lennox BlackmooreSuper-lightweightWBA, The RingTKO
      Nov 22, 1980Gaétan HartSuper-lightweightWBA, The RingTKO


      Pryor fought a total of 40 times during his professional career, which includes 11 world-title fights at the super-lightweight division. He was among the very best of his generation and put on some incredible performances in his fights. These eight fights are the highlight of his career.

      • August 2, 1980: Pryor wins his first world titles by defeating Antonio Cervantes via 4th round KO. He is now the WBA and The Ring super-lightweight world champion.

      • November 22, 1980: Pryor successfully defends the WBA and The Ring super-lightweight titles against Gaétan Hart, winning the fight via 6th round TKO.

      • June 27, 1981: Pryor successfully defends the WBA and The Ring super-lightweight titles against Lennox Blackmoore, winning the fight via 2nd round TKO.

      • November 14, 1981: Pryor successfully defends the WBA and The Ring super-lightweight titles against Dujuan Johnson, winning the fight via 7th round TKO.

      • July 4, 1982: Pryor successfully defends the WBA and The Ring super-lightweight titles against Akio Kameda, winning the fight via 6th round TKO.

      • November 12, 1982: Pryor successfully defends the WBA and The Ring super-lightweight titles against Alexis Argüello, winning the fight via 14th round TKO.

      • April 2, 1983: Pryor successfully defends the WBA and The Ring super-lightweight titles against Kim Sang-hyun, winning the fight via 3rd round TKO.

      • September 9, 1983: Pryor successfully defends the WBA and The Ring super-lightweight titles against Alexis Argüello, winning the fight via 10th round KO.


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