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Clinton Woods Record

Total Fights48
Title Wins1
Title Defenses4
Title-Fight KOs2
KO Wins25
KO Losses1
Clinton Woods Record & Stats
Clinton Woods' Record
Clinton Woods' boxing record and career infographic

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      What is Clinton Woods' boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 14 years and nine months, Clinton Woods fought 48 times with 42 wins, 5 losses, and 1 draw.

      Woods retired from professional boxing with a record of 42-5-1, which included one light-heavyweight world-title win and four successful title defense fights. He had a 52.1% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 25 of his total 48 fights being knockout wins, two of which were in title fights. The only knockout loss in Woods' career was a 6th round TKO loss to Roy Jones Jr. in a light-heavyweight title fight.

      His last fight was a 12-round unanimous decision defeat to Tavoris Cloud on August 28, 2009. Woods was fighting for the light-heavyweight IBF (vacant) title.

      Some of Woods' best fights and notable victories include wins over Glen Johnson, Jason DeLisle, Julio César González, Elvir Muriqi, Rico Hoye, Ali Forbes, and Arturo Rivera.

      48Aug 28, 200937Tavoris CloudLoss *UD
      47Feb 14, 200936Elvir MuriqiWinUD
      46Apr 12, 200835Antonio TarverLoss *UD
      45Sep 29, 200735Julio César GonzálezWin *UD
      44Sep 2, 200634Glen JohnsonWin *SD
      43May 13, 200634Jason DeLisleWin *TKO6
      42Sep 9, 200533Julio César GonzálezWin *UD
      41Mar 4, 200532Rico HoyeWin *TKO5
      40Oct 24, 200432Jason DeLisleWinTKO12
      39Feb 6, 200431Glen JohnsonLoss *UD
      38Nov 7, 200331Glen JohnsonDraw *SD
      37Jun 10, 200331Demetrius JenkinsWinTKO7
      36Mar 18, 200330Arturo RiveraWinTKO2
      35Jan 24, 200330Sergio Martin BeazWinTKO3
      34Sep 7, 200230Roy Jones Jr.Loss *TKO6
      33Mar 16, 200229Clint JohnsonWinTKO3
      32Sep 13, 200129Yawe DavisWinUD
      31Jul 27, 200129Paul BonsonWinPTS
      30Mar 24, 200128Ali ForbesWinRTD10
      29Jul 15, 200028Greg Scott BriggsWinTKO3
      28Apr 29, 200027Ole KlemetsenWinTKO9
      27Feb 12, 200027Juan NelongoWinUD
      26Dec 10, 199927Terry FordWinTKO4
      25Sep 11, 199927John Lennox LewisWinKO10
      24Jul 10, 199927Sam LeuiiWinTKO6
      23Mar 13, 199926Crawford AshleyWinTKO8
      22Nov 30, 199826Mark SmallwoodWinTKO7
      21Jun 18, 199826Peter MasonWinRTD4
      20Mar 28, 199825David StarieLossPTS
      19Dec 6, 199725Mark BakerWinPTS
      18Nov 26, 199725Jeff FinlaysonWinPTS
      17Oct 25, 199725Danny JumaWinPTS
      16Jun 26, 199725Darren AshtonWinPTS
      15Apr 10, 199724Darren LittlewoodWinTKO6
      14Feb 20, 199724Steve ShelleyWinTKO2
      13Nov 14, 199624Craig JosephWinPTS
      12Jun 13, 199624Ernie LoveridgeWinPTS
      11Mar 16, 199623John DuckworthWinPTS
      10Feb 5, 199623Chris WalkerWinTKO6
      9Nov 22, 199523Andy EwenWinTKO3
      8Oct 20, 199523Phil BallWinTKO4
      7Sep 21, 199523Paul MurrayWinPTS
      6Jun 16, 199523Kevin BurtonWinTKO6
      5May 16, 199523Kevin BurtonWinPTS
      4Apr 6, 199522Japhet HansWinTKO3
      3Feb 23, 199522Paul ClarksonWinTKO1
      2Dec 12, 199422Earl LingWinTKO5
      1Nov 17, 199422Dave ProctorWinPTS

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Clinton Woods (Clint) is a 52-year old retired British professional boxer. He was born in Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England on May 1, 1972. He is a former light-heavyweight world champion. His professional boxing career spanned more than 14 years — from 1994 to 2009.

      Woods made his professional boxing debut against Dave Proctor at the age of 22 on November 17, 1994, defeating Proctor via 6 round PTS. He went on to win 18 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 9 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 30 on September 7, 2002 after 33 professional fights, against Roy Jones Jr. for the WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, and The Ring titles. He lost to Jones Jr. via 6th round TKO.

      Woods has won one world title at light-heavyweight. For all the details about Woods' world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

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

      His last professional fight was a light-heavyweight bout against American boxer Tavoris Cloud on August 28, 2009 for the vacant light-heavyweight IBF title. Woods lost the fight via 12 round unanimous decision. It's been 14 years, 9 months, and 24 days since this fight.


      Woods had a total of 10 world-title fights, which includes winning one world title and four successful title defenses. He won five of these fights, lost four, and drew in one.

      Title Wins

      Clinton Woods fought for a light-heavyweight world title in five fights and won once, which came via way of stoppage. He won one light-heavyweight belt.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Mar 4, 2005Rico HoyeLight-heavyweightIBF*TKO
      * Vacant title

      Title Defenses

      Clinton Woods had five light-heavyweight world-title defense fights. He won four of them and lost once.

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

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Sep 29, 2007Julio César GonzálezLight-heavyweightIBFUD
      Sep 2, 2006Glen JohnsonLight-heavyweightIBFSD
      May 13, 2006Jason DeLisleLight-heavyweightIBFTKO
      Sep 9, 2005Julio César GonzálezLight-heavyweightIBFUD

      Title Losses

      Clinton Woods lost one world-title defense fight, and lost one title in the fight.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Apr 12, 2008Antonio TarverLight-heavyweightIBFUD


      Woods fought a total of 48 times during his professional career, which includes 10 world-title fights at the light-heavyweight division. These five fights are the highlight of his career.

      • September 7, 2002: In his first world-title fight, Clinton Woods loses to Roy Jones Jr. via 6th round TKO. He was fighting for the WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, and The Ring light-heavyweight titles.

      • March 4, 2005: Woods wins the IBF light-heavyweight title from Rico Hoye, by beating Hoye via 5th round TKO.

      • September 9, 2005: Woods successfully defends the IBF light-heavyweight title against Julio César González, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • September 2, 2006: Woods successfully defends the IBF light-heavyweight title against Glen Johnson, winning the fight via 12 round split decision.

      • September 29, 2007: Woods successfully defends the IBF light-heavyweight title against Julio César González, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.


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