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Chris Byrd Record

Total Fights47
Title Wins2
Title Defenses4
Title-Fight KOs1
KO Wins22
KO Losses4
Chris Byrd Record & Stats
Chris Byrd's Record
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      What is Chris Byrd's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 16 years and one month, Chris Byrd fought 47 times with 41 wins, 5 losses, and 1 draw.

      Byrd retired from professional boxing with a record of 41-5-1, which included two heavyweight world-title wins and four successful title defense fights. He had a 46.8% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 22 of his total 47 fights being knockout wins, one of which was in a title fight. Byrd suffered four knockout losses in his career, one of which was against Wladimir Klitschko in a heavyweight title fight.

      His last fight was a 4th round TKO victory over Matthias Sandow on March 21, 2009.

      Some of Byrd's best fights and notable victories include wins over two Hall-of-Famers (Evander Holyfield and Vitali Klitschko), David Tua, Jameel McCline, Jose Ribalta, and Ross Puritty.

      47Mar 21, 200938Matthias SandowWinTKO4
      46May 16, 200837Shaun GeorgeLossTKO9
      45Oct 27, 200737Alexander PovetkinLossTKO11
      44Apr 18, 200736Paul MarinaccioWinRTD7
      43Apr 22, 200635Wladimir KlitschkoLoss *TKO7
      42Oct 1, 200535DaVarryl WilliamsonWin *UD
      41Nov 13, 200434Jameel McClineWin *SD
      40Apr 17, 200433Andrew GolotaDraw *SD
      39Sep 20, 200333Fres OquendoWin *UD
      38Dec 14, 200232Evander HolyfieldWin *UD
      37Jun 8, 200231Jeff PeguesWinTKO3
      36Aug 18, 200131David TuaWinUD
      35May 12, 200130Maurice HarrisWinUD
      34Jan 19, 200130David VedderWinUD
      33Oct 14, 200030Wladimir KlitschkoLoss *UD
      32Apr 1, 200029Vitali KlitschkoWin *RTD9
      31Jan 19, 200029David WashingtonWinTKO10
      30Oct 22, 199929Val SmithWinKO2
      29Jun 3, 199928Jose RibaltaWinRTD3
      28May 8, 199928John SargentWinTKO2
      27Mar 20, 199928Ike IbeabuchiLossTKO5
      26Jul 14, 199827Ross PurittyWinUD
      25May 30, 199827Eliecer CastilloWinUD
      24Mar 28, 199827Derek AmosWinTKO6
      23Dec 13, 199727Jimmy ThunderWinTKO9
      22Jun 20, 199726Frankie SwindellWinUD
      21Mar 18, 199726Bert CooperWinUD
      20Jan 28, 199726Craig PetersenWinTKO6
      19Oct 8, 199626Levi BillupsWinUD
      18Aug 6, 199625Uriah GrantWinUD
      17May 17, 199625Biko BotowamunguWinUD
      16Apr 23, 199625Lionel ButlerWinTKO8
      15Jan 30, 199625Jeff WoodenWinUD
      14Nov 21, 199525Phil JacksonWinUD
      13Oct 3, 199525Nathaniel FitchWinKO7
      12Jul 18, 199524Tim PullerWinTKO5
      11May 23, 199524Arthur WilliamsWinSD
      10Apr 26, 199524Joel HummWinRTD4
      9Mar 28, 199524Mike RouseWinTKO6
      8Jan 6, 199524Frankie HinesWinTKO2
      7Nov 1, 199424Ron GulletteWinTKO5
      6Oct 4, 199424Waxxen FikesWinTKO4
      5Aug 30, 199424Max KeyWinKO1
      4Jun 7, 199423Gerard O'NealWinTKO2
      3Mar 22, 199423Exum SpeightWinUD
      2May 15, 199322Mike SullivanWinTKO1
      1Jan 28, 199322Gary SmithWinUD

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Chris Byrd (Rapid Fire) is a 53-year old retired American professional boxer. He was born in Flint, Michigan, U.S. on August 15, 1970. He is a former heavyweight world champion. His professional boxing career spanned more than 16 years — from 1993 to 2009.

      Byrd made his professional boxing debut against Gary Smith at the age of 22 on January 28, 1993, defeating Smith via 6 round unanimous decision. He went on to win 25 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 14 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 29 on April 1, 2000 after 31 professional fights, against Vitali Klitschko for the heavyweight WBO title. He defeated Klitschko via 9th round RTD to become the heavyweight champion of the world.

      Byrd has won two world titles at heavyweight. For all the details about Byrd's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Byrd had a total of five losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Matthias Sandow on March 21, 2009. Byrd won the fight via 4th round TKO. It's been 15 years and 3 months since this fight.


      Byrd had a total of eight world-title fights, which includes winning two world titles and four successful title defenses. He won five of these fights, lost two, and drew in one.

      Title Wins

      Chris Byrd fought for heavyweight world titles in two fights and won both the times, winning one of them via way of stoppage. In total, he won two heavyweight belts.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Dec 14, 2002Evander HolyfieldHeavyweightIBF*UD
      Apr 1, 2000Vitali KlitschkoHeavyweightWBORTD
      * Vacant title

      Title Defenses

      Chris Byrd had six heavyweight world-title defense fights. He won four of them and lost two times.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Oct 1, 2005DaVarryl WilliamsonHeavyweightIBFUD
      Nov 13, 2004Jameel McClineHeavyweightIBFSD
      Apr 17, 2004Andrew GolotaHeavyweightIBFSD (draw)
      Sep 20, 2003Fres OquendoHeavyweightIBFUD

      Title Losses

      Chris Byrd lost two world-title defense fights, and lost a total of two titles in these fights.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Apr 22, 2006Wladimir KlitschkoHeavyweightIBFTKO
      Oct 14, 2000Wladimir KlitschkoHeavyweightWBOUD


      Byrd fought a total of 47 times during his professional career, which includes 8 world-title fights at the heavyweight division. These three fights are the highlight of his career.

      • April 1, 2000: Byrd wins his first world title by defeating Vitali Klitschko via 9th round RTD. He is now the WBO heavyweight world champion.

      • August 18, 2001: Chris Byrd beats David Tua via 12th round unanimous decision.

      • December 14, 2002: Byrd wins the IBF heavyweight title from Evander Holyfield, by beating Holyfield via 12 round unanimous decision.


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