In a career spanning 19 years and 11 months, Michael Moorer fought 57 times with 52 wins, 4 losses, and 1 draw. By his last professional fight on February 8, 2008, Moorer's boxing record stood at 52-4-1 (40 KO wins, 3 KO losses).
Michael Moorer (Double M) is a retired American professional boxer. He was born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S. on November 12, 1967. Moorer made his professional boxing debut at the age of 20 on March 4, 1988. He is a former 2-weight-class world champion. He is 55 years old, and will be turning 56 in 9 months and 11 days.
|Total Title Wins||5|
|Title-Fight KO Wins||12|
|Losses via KO||3|
|57||Feb 8, 2008||40||Shelby Gross||Win||KO1|
|56||Oct 31, 2007||39||Roderick Willis||Win||SD|
|55||Aug 16, 2007||39||Rich Boruff||Win||TKO1|
|54||Mar 16, 2007||39||Sedreck Fields||Win||UD|
|53||Dec 9, 2006||39||Cliff Couser||Win||KO1|
|52||Dec 9, 2004||37||Vassiliy Jirov||Win||TKO9|
|51||Jul 3, 2004||36||Eliseo Castillo||Loss||UD|
|50||Jan 17, 2004||36||Jose Arimatea da Silva||Win||TKO7|
|49||Aug 23, 2003||35||Rogério Lobo||Win||KO1|
|48||Mar 29, 2003||35||Otis Tisdale||Win||UD|
|47||Aug 17, 2002||34||David Tua||Loss||KO1|
|46||Feb 16, 2002||34||Robert Davis||Win||UD|
|45||Dec 9, 2001||34||Terry Porter||Win||TKO4|
|44||Jul 27, 2001||33||Dale Crowe||Draw||TD|
|43||Jan 12, 2001||33||Terrence Lewis||Win||TKO2|
|42||Nov 17, 2000||33||Lorenzo Boyd||Win||TKO4|
|41||Nov 8, 1997||29||Evander Holyfield||Loss||RTD8|
|40||Mar 29, 1997||29||Vaughn Bean||Win||MD|
|39||Nov 9, 1996||28||Francois Botha||Win||TKO12|
|38||Jun 22, 1996||28||Axel Schulz||Win||SD|
|37||May 13, 1995||27||Melvin Foster||Win||UD|
|36||Nov 5, 1994||26||George Foreman||Loss||KO10|
|35||Apr 22, 1994||26||Evander Holyfield||Win||MD|
|34||Dec 4, 1993||26||Mike Evans||Win||UD|
|33||Jun 22, 1993||25||James Pritchard||Win||TKO3|
|32||Apr 27, 1993||25||Frankie Swindell||Win||TKO3|
|31||Feb 27, 1993||25||James Smith||Win||UD|
|30||Nov 13, 1992||25||Billy Wright||Win||TKO2|
|29||May 15, 1992||24||Bert Cooper||Win||TKO5|
|28||Mar 17, 1992||24||Everett Martin||Win||UD|
|27||Feb 1, 1992||24||Mike White||Win||UD|
|26||Nov 23, 1991||24||Bobby Crabtree||Win||RTD1|
|25||Jul 27, 1991||23||Alex Stewart||Win||TKO4|
|24||Jun 25, 1991||23||Levi Billups||Win||TKO3|
|23||Apr 19, 1991||23||Terry Davis||Win||TKO2|
|22||Dec 15, 1990||23||Danny Stonewalker||Win||TKO8|
|21||Aug 21, 1990||22||Jim MacDonald||Win||TKO3|
|20||Apr 28, 1990||22||Mario Oscar Melo||Win||KO1|
|19||Feb 3, 1990||22||Marcellus Allen||Win||RTD9|
|18||Dec 12, 1989||22||Mike Sedillo||Win||TKO6|
|17||Nov 16, 1989||22||Jeff Thompson||Win||KO1|
|16||Jun 25, 1989||21||Leslie Stewart||Win||TKO8|
|15||Apr 22, 1989||21||Freddie Delgado||Win||TKO1|
|14||Feb 19, 1989||21||Frankie Swindell||Win||TKO6|
|13||Jan 14, 1989||21||Victor Claudio||Win||TKO2|
|12||Dec 3, 1988||21||Ramzi Hassan||Win||TKO5|
|11||Nov 4, 1988||20||Glenn Kennedy||Win||KO1|
|10||Oct 17, 1988||20||Carl Williams||Win||TKO1|
|9||Oct 7, 1988||20||Jorge Suero||Win||TKO2|
|8||Aug 12, 1988||20||Jordan Keepers||Win||TKO2|
|7||Aug 6, 1988||20||Terrence Walker||Win||RTD5|
|6||Jun 25, 1988||20||LaVelle Stanley||Win||TKO2|
|5||Jun 6, 1988||20||Keith McMurray||Win||TKO2|
|4||May 10, 1988||20||Dennis Fikes||Win||TKO2|
|3||Apr 29, 1988||20||Brett Zwierzynski||Win||KO1|
|2||Mar 25, 1988||20||Bill Lee||Win||TKO1|
|1||Mar 4, 1988||20||Adrian Riggs||Win||TKO1|
Michael Moorer's professional boxing career spanned more than 19 years — from 1988 to 2008.
Moorer made his debut against Adrian Riggs at the age of 20 on March 4, 1988, defeating Riggs via 1st round TKO. He went on to win 34 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 29 wins via stoppage.
Moorer had his first world title fight at the age of 21 on December 3, 1988 after 11 professional fights, against Ramzi Hassan for the light-heavyweight WBO title. He defeated Hassan via 5th round TKO to become the light-heavyweight champion of the world.
He was a one-time unified heavyweight world champion, and has won five world titles at 2 weight classes. For all the details about Moorer's world title wins and defenses refer to "Michael Moorer World Titles".
Michael Moorer had a total of four losses in his professional boxing career — two of them in title bouts and two in non-title bouts. He suffered his first loss against George Foreman via 10th round KO on November 5, 1994, which ended his 35-fight win streak. He has been stopped three times and lost once via decision. For more details about these defeats, refer to "All of Michael Moorer's losses".
His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Shelby Gross on February 8, 2008. Moorer won the fight via 1st round KO. It's been 14 years, 11 months, and 24 days since this fight.
Moorer retired from professional boxing with a record of 52-4-1, which included 40 knockout wins and 3 losses via knockout, and 5 title wins.
Michael Moorer fought a total of 57 times during his professional career. He was among the very best of his generation and was known for his great performances. These seven fights are the highlight of his career.
A 21-year old Michael Moorer (11-0, 11 KO) had his first world title fight against Ramzi Hassan for Hassan's WBO light-heavyweight belt.Moorer defeated Hassan via 5th round TKO to win the WBO light-heavyweight title.
A 21-year old Michael Moorer (12-0, 12 KO) faced Victor Claudio in a light-heavyweight title defense fight.Moorer defeated Claudio via 2nd round TKO to retain the WBO light-heavyweight title.
A 21-year old Michael Moorer (14-0, 14 KO) faced Freddie Delgado in a light-heavyweight title defense fight.Moorer defeated Delgado via 1st round TKO to retain the WBO light-heavyweight title.
A 22-year old Michael Moorer (16-0, 16 KO) faced Jeff Thompson in a light-heavyweight title defense fight.Moorer defeated Thompson via 1st round KO to retain the WBO light-heavyweight title.
A 22-year old Michael Moorer (19-0, 19 KO) faced Mario Oscar Melo in a light-heavyweight title defense fight.Moorer defeated Melo via 1st round KO to retain the WBO light-heavyweight title.
A 26-year old Michael Moorer (34-0, 30 KO) faced Evander Holyfield, who was 31 years old with a record of 30-1. Holyfield was on a two-fight win streak with 22 KO wins, and was the taller of the two by 1 cm but Moorer had a 1 cm reach advantage over Holyfield.
Moorer defeated Holyfield via 12 round majority decision to win the WBA and IBF heavyweight titles.
A 37-year old Michael Moorer (46-4-1, 36 KO) faced Vassiliy Jirov, who was 30 years old with a record of 33-2. Jirov was on a one-fight losing streak. Both the boxers were of the same height but Moorer had a 10 cm reach advantage over Jirov.
Moorer defeated Jirov via 9th round TKO.
Some of Moorer's best wins were against Evander Holyfield, Mario Oscar Melo, Jeff Thompson, Freddie Delgado, Mike Sedillo, Billy Wright, and James Pritchard.
Moorer knocked out 40 of his 57 opponents. By his last fight, his KO ratio was at 70.2%. Of his total 52 wins, 40 of them were via KO (76.9%).
Moorer had 4 losses. Eliseo Castillo, David Tua, Evander Holyfield, and George Foreman are the four boxers who have beaten Moorer.