Bobby Czyz (Matinee Idol) is a retired American professional boxer. He was born in Orange, New Jersey, U.S. on February 10, 1962. Czyz made his professional boxing debut at the age of 18 against Hank Whitmore on April 24, 1980. He is a former 2-weight-class world champion. He is 60 years old, and will be turning 61 in 2 months and 5 days.
In a career spanning 18 years and 1 month, Bobby Czyz fought 52 times with 44 wins and 8 losses. By his last professional fight on June 12, 1998, Czyz' record stood at 44-8 (28 KOs). In total, he fought 319 rounds of professional boxing in 52 bouts.
|Total Title Wins||2|
|Title-Fight KO Wins||4|
|Losses via KO||5|
|52||Jun 12, 1998||36||Corrie Sanders||Loss||TKO2|
|51||May 10, 1996||34||Evander Holyfield||Loss||RTD5|
|50||Dec 5, 1995||33||Richard Jackson||Win||TKO6|
|49||Sep 22, 1995||33||Jeff Williams||Win||UD|
|48||Mar 24, 1995||33||Tim Tomashek||Win||TKO5|
|47||Aug 4, 1994||32||David Izeqwire||Loss||RTD4|
|46||Feb 19, 1994||32||George O'Mara||Win||UD|
|45||May 8, 1992||30||Donny Lalonde||Win||UD|
|44||Aug 9, 1991||29||Bash Ali||Win||UD|
|43||Mar 8, 1991||29||Robert Daniels||Win||SD|
|42||Sep 21, 1990||28||Horacio Rene Brandan||Win||TKO6|
|41||Jun 24, 1990||28||Andrew Maynard||Win||KO7|
|40||Mar 23, 1990||28||Uriah Grant||Win||UD|
|39||Jun 25, 1989||27||Charles Williams||Loss||RTD10|
|38||Mar 4, 1989||27||Virgil Hill||Loss||UD|
|37||Dec 27, 1988||26||Mike DeVito||Win||TKO7|
|36||Oct 25, 1988||26||Leslie Stewart||Win||SD|
|35||May 22, 1988||26||Dennis Andries||Loss||MD|
|34||Oct 29, 1987||25||Charles Williams||Loss||RTD9|
|33||May 3, 1987||25||Jim MacDonald||Win||TKO6|
|32||Feb 21, 1987||25||Willie Edwards||Win||KO2|
|31||Dec 26, 1986||24||David Sears||Win||TKO1|
|30||Sep 6, 1986||24||Slobodan Kačar||Win||TKO5|
|29||Jul 26, 1985||23||Murray Sutherland||Win||UD|
|28||May 9, 1985||23||Mike Fischer||Win||UD|
|27||Jan 18, 1985||22||Tim Broady||Win||TKO4|
|26||Oct 23, 1984||22||Marvin Mack||Win||UD|
|25||May 30, 1984||22||Mark Frazie||Win||UD|
|24||Feb 15, 1984||22||Jimmy Baker||Win||TKO1|
|23||Oct 25, 1983||21||Bill Medei||Win||TKO4|
|22||Sep 9, 1983||21||Bert Lee||Win||RTD2|
|21||Nov 20, 1982||20||Mustafa Hamsho||Loss||UD|
|20||Sep 25, 1982||20||Chris Linson||Win||TKO2|
|19||Jul 3, 1982||20||Manuel Melon||Win||TKO2|
|18||Mar 23, 1982||20||Bobby Coolidge||Win||TKO4|
|17||Jan 17, 1982||19||Robbie Sims||Win||UD|
|16||Nov 12, 1981||19||Elisha Obed||Win||DQ|
|15||Nov 8, 1981||19||Dan Snyder||Win||TKO2|
|14||Jun 26, 1981||19||Rick Noggle||Win||TKO7|
|13||Jun 18, 1981||19||Reggie Jones||Win||RTD6|
|12||May 21, 1981||19||Oscar Albarado||Win||TKO3|
|11||Feb 23, 1981||19||Teddy Mann||Win||UD|
|10||Feb 8, 1981||18||Danny Long||Win||TKO5|
|9||Dec 18, 1980||18||Skipper Jones||Win||TKO7|
|8||Oct 16, 1980||18||Tommy Merola||Win||TKO2|
|7||Sep 18, 1980||18||Johnny Davis||Win||TKO1|
|6||Aug 21, 1980||18||Leo Ferro||Win||UD|
|5||Jul 17, 1980||18||Bruce Strauss||Win||KO4|
|4||Jun 19, 1980||18||Ronald Cousins||Win||TKO1|
|3||May 22, 1980||18||Dalton Swift||Win||KO2|
|2||May 8, 1980||18||Jamal Arbubakar||Win||PTS|
|1||Apr 24, 1980||18||Hank Whitmore||Win||KO1|
Bobby Czyz was active from from 1980 to 1998. He started boxing professionally at 18 years of age; Czyz debuted against Hank Whitmore on April 24, 1980, and defeated Whitmore via 1st round KO.
He had his first world title fight at the age of 24 on September 6, 1986 after 29 professional fights against Slobodan Kačar for the light-heavyweight IBF title. Czyz defeated Kačar via 5th round TKO to become the new light-heavyweight champion of the world.
Czyz was a world champion in two different weight classes. His notable victories include wins over Willie Edwards, David Sears, Jim MacDonald, Slobodan Kačar, Oscar Albarado, Andrew Maynard, and Horacio Rene Brandan. For a complete list of Czyz' best performances refer to Bobby Czyz' best fights.
His last professional fight was a non-title bout against South African boxer Corrie Sanders on June 12, 1998. Czyz lost the fight via 2nd round TKO. It's been 24 years, 5 months, and 23 days since this fight.
Although Bobby Czyz had a total of 52 fights , this fight against Slobodan Kačar is the highlight of his career.
A 24-year old Bobby Czyz with a record of 28-1 had his first world title fight against Slobodan Kačar for Kačar's IBF light-heavyweight belt. Czyz defeated Slobodan Kačar via 5th round TKO to win the IBF light-heavyweight title.
Bobby Czyz fought for world titles in four fights and won two of them. In total, he won two belts in two weight classes: cruiserweight (WBA) and light-heavyweight (IBF).
|Mar 8, 1991||Robert Daniels||CR||WBA|
|Sep 6, 1986||Slobodan Kačar||lHV||IBF|
Czyz knocked out 28 of his 52 opponents. By his last fight, his KO ratio was at 53.8%. Of his total 44 wins, 28 of them were via KO (63.6%).
Bobby Czyz had a total of eight losses in 52 fights — three of them in title bouts and five in non-title bouts. He suffered his first loss against Mustafa Hamsho via 10 round UD in his 21st fight — his 20 fight win streak came to an end with this loss. He has been stopped five times and lost three times via decision.
Corrie Sanders, Evander Holyfield, David Izeqwire, Virgil Hill, and Dennis Andries are some of the boxers who have beaten Czyz. For more details about these defeats, refer to All of Bobby Czyz' losses.