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Frank Bruno Record

Total Fights45
Title Wins1
Title Defenses0
Title-Fight KOs0
KO Wins38
KO Losses5
Frank Bruno Record & Stats
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      What is Frank Bruno's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 13 years and 11 months, Frank Bruno fought 45 times with 40 wins and 5 losses.

      Bruno retired from professional boxing with a record of 40-5, which included one heavyweight world-title win. He had a 84.4% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 38 of his total 45 fights being knockout wins. Bruno suffered five knockout losses in his career, four of which were in title fights.

      His last fight was a 3rd round TKO defeat to Mike Tyson on March 16, 1996. Bruno lost the heavyweight WBC title to Tyson in this fight.

      Some of Bruno's best fights and notable victories include wins over Oliver McCall, Gerrie Coetzee, Joe Bugner, James Tillis, Carl Williams, and Jose Ribalta.

      45Mar 16, 199634Mike TysonLoss *TKO3
      44Sep 2, 199533Oliver McCallWin *UD
      43May 13, 199533Mike EvansWinKO2
      42Feb 18, 199533Rodolfo MarinWinKO1
      41Mar 16, 199432Jesse FergusonWinTKO1
      40Oct 1, 199331Lennox LewisLoss *TKO7
      39Apr 24, 199331Carl WilliamsWinTKO10
      38Oct 17, 199230Pierre CoetzerWinTKO8
      37Apr 22, 199230Jose RibaltaWinKO2
      36Nov 20, 199130John EmmenWinTKO1
      35Feb 25, 198927Mike TysonLoss *TKO5
      34Oct 24, 198725Joe BugnerWinTKO8
      33Aug 30, 198725Reggie GrossWinTKO8
      32Jun 27, 198725Chuck GardnerWinTKO1
      31Mar 24, 198725James TillisWinTKO5
      30Jul 19, 198624Tim WitherspoonLoss *TKO11
      29Mar 4, 198624Gerrie CoetzeeWinKO1
      28Dec 4, 198524Larry FrazierWinKO2
      27Oct 1, 198523Anders EklundWinKO4
      26Mar 26, 198523Lucien RodriguezWinTKO1
      25Nov 27, 198423Phillip BrownWinPTS
      24Nov 6, 198422Jeff JordanWinTKO3
      23Sep 25, 198422Ken LakustaWinKO2
      22May 13, 198422James SmithLossKO10
      21Mar 13, 198422Juan Antonio FigueroaWinTKO1
      20Dec 6, 198322Walter SantemoreWinKO4
      19Oct 11, 198321Floyd CummingsWinTKO7
      18Sep 27, 198321Bill SharkeyWinKO1
      17Jul 9, 198321Mike JamesonWinKO2
      16May 31, 198321Barry FunchesWinTKO5
      15May 3, 198321Scott LeDouxWinTKO3
      14Apr 5, 198321Eddie NeilsonWinTKO3
      13Mar 1, 198321Winston AllenWinTKO2
      12Feb 8, 198321Peter Mulindwa KozzaWinKO3
      11Jan 18, 198321Stewart LithgoWinRTD4
      10Dec 7, 198221Gilberto AcunaWinTKO1
      9Nov 23, 198221George ButzbachWinTKO1
      8Nov 9, 198220Rudy GauweWinKO2
      7Oct 23, 198220Ali LukasaWinTKO2
      6Sep 14, 198220George ScottWinTKO1
      5Jun 1, 198220Tony MooreWinTKO2
      4May 4, 198220Ronald GibbsWinTKO4
      3Apr 20, 198220Abdul MuhayminWinKO1
      2Mar 30, 198220Harvey SteichenWinTKO2
      1Mar 17, 198220Lupe GuerraWinKO1

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Frank Bruno (True Brit) is a 62-year old retired British professional boxer. He was born in Wandsworth, London, England on November 16, 1961. He is a former heavyweight world champion. His professional boxing career spanned more than 13 years — from 1982 to 1996.

      Bruno made his professional boxing debut against Lupe Guerra at the age of 20 on March 17, 1982, defeating Guerra via 1st round KO. He went on to win 20 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 20 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 24 on July 19, 1986 after 29 professional fights, against Tim Witherspoon for the WBA title. He lost to Witherspoon via 11th round TKO.

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

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

      His last professional fight was a heavyweight title defense bout against American boxer Mike Tyson on March 16, 1996. Bruno lost the fight via 3rd round TKO — and lost his WBC title. It's been 28 years, 3 months, and 27 days since this fight.


      Bruno had a total of five world-title fights, which includes winning one world title and zero successful title defenses. He won one of these fights and lost four.

      Title Wins

      Frank Bruno fought for a heavyweight world title in four fights and won once. He won one heavyweight belt.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Sep 2, 1995Oliver McCallHeavyweightWBCUD

      Title Losses

      Frank Bruno lost one world-title defense fight, and lost one title in the fight.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Mar 16, 1996Mike TysonHeavyweightWBCTKO


      Bruno fought a total of 45 times during his professional career, which includes 5 world-title fights at the heavyweight division. These four fights are the highlight of his career.

      • March 4, 1986: Frank Bruno puts on the first remarkable performance of his career, defeating Gerrie Coetzee via 1st round KO.

      • July 19, 1986: In his first world-title fight, Frank Bruno loses to Tim Witherspoon via 11th round TKO. He was fighting for the WBA heavyweight title.

      • October 24, 1987: Frank Bruno beats Joe Bugner via 8th round TKO.

      • September 2, 1995: Bruno wins the WBC heavyweight title from Oliver McCall, by beating McCall via 12 round unanimous decision.


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