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Michael Moorer Record

Total Fights57
Title Wins5
Title Defenses11
Title-Fight KOs12
KO Wins40
KO Losses3
Michael Moorer Record & Stats
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
“Double M”
Nov 12, 1967
Mar 4, 1988
Title Fights
40 (70.2%)
188 cm
198 cm
Ape Index
10 cm
Last Fight
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Michael Moorer's Record
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      What is Michael Moorer's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 19 years and 11 months, Michael Moorer fought 57 times with 52 wins, 4 losses, and 1 draw.

      Moorer retired from professional boxing with a record of 52-4-1, which included five world-title wins and 11 successful title defense fights at two weight classes — light-heavyweight and heavyweight. He had a 70.2% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 40 of his total 57 fights being knockout wins, 12 of which were in title fights. Moorer suffered three knockout losses in his career, two of which were in title fights.

      His last fight was a 1st round KO victory over Shelby Gross on February 8, 2008.

      Some of Moorer's best fights and notable victories include wins over Hall-of-Famer Evander Holyfield, Mario Oscar Melo, Jeff Thompson, Freddie Delgado, Mike Sedillo, Billy Wright, and James Pritchard.

      57Feb 8, 200840Shelby GrossWinKO1
      56Oct 31, 200739Roderick WillisWinSD
      55Aug 16, 200739Rich BoruffWinTKO1
      54Mar 16, 200739Sedreck FieldsWinUD
      53Dec 9, 200639Cliff CouserWinKO1
      52Dec 9, 200437Vassiliy JirovWinTKO9
      51Jul 3, 200436Eliseo CastilloLossUD
      50Jan 17, 200436Jose Arimatea da SilvaWinTKO7
      49Aug 23, 200335Rogério LoboWinKO1
      48Mar 29, 200335Otis TisdaleWinUD
      47Aug 17, 200234David TuaLossKO1
      46Feb 16, 200234Robert DavisWinUD
      45Dec 9, 200134Terry PorterWinTKO4
      44Jul 27, 200133Dale CroweDrawTD
      43Jan 12, 200133Terrence LewisWinTKO2
      42Nov 17, 200033Lorenzo BoydWinTKO4
      41Nov 8, 199729Evander HolyfieldLoss *RTD8
      40Mar 29, 199729Vaughn BeanWin *MD
      39Nov 9, 199628Francois BothaWin *TKO12
      38Jun 22, 199628Axel SchulzWin *SD
      37May 13, 199527Melvin FosterWinUD
      36Nov 5, 199426George ForemanLoss *KO10
      35Apr 22, 199426Evander HolyfieldWin *MD
      34Dec 4, 199326Mike EvansWinUD
      33Jun 22, 199325James PritchardWinTKO3
      32Apr 27, 199325Frankie SwindellWinTKO3
      31Feb 27, 199325James SmithWinUD
      30Nov 13, 199225Billy WrightWinTKO2
      29May 15, 199224Bert CooperWin *TKO5
      28Mar 17, 199224Everett MartinWinUD
      27Feb 1, 199224Mike WhiteWinUD
      26Nov 23, 199124Bobby CrabtreeWinRTD1
      25Jul 27, 199123Alex StewartWinTKO4
      24Jun 25, 199123Levi BillupsWinTKO3
      23Apr 19, 199123Terry DavisWinTKO2
      22Dec 15, 199023Danny StonewalkerWin *TKO8
      21Aug 21, 199022Jim MacDonaldWinTKO3
      20Apr 28, 199022Mario Oscar MeloWin *KO1
      19Feb 3, 199022Marcellus AllenWin *RTD9
      18Dec 12, 198922Mike SedilloWin *TKO6
      17Nov 16, 198922Jeff ThompsonWin *KO1
      16Jun 25, 198921Leslie StewartWin *TKO8
      15Apr 22, 198921Freddie DelgadoWin *TKO1
      14Feb 19, 198921Frankie SwindellWin *TKO6
      13Jan 14, 198921Victor ClaudioWin *TKO2
      12Dec 3, 198821Ramzi HassanWin *TKO5
      11Nov 4, 198820Glenn KennedyWinKO1
      10Oct 17, 198820Carl WilliamsWinTKO1
      9Oct 7, 198820Jorge SueroWinTKO2
      8Aug 12, 198820Jordan KeepersWinTKO2
      7Aug 6, 198820Terrence WalkerWinRTD5
      6Jun 25, 198820LaVelle StanleyWinTKO2
      5Jun 6, 198820Keith McMurrayWinTKO2
      4May 10, 198820Dennis FikesWinTKO2
      3Apr 29, 198820Brett ZwierzynskiWinKO1
      2Mar 25, 198820Bill LeeWinTKO1
      1Mar 4, 198820Adrian RiggsWinTKO1

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Michael Moorer (Double M) is a 56-year old retired American professional boxer. He was born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S. on November 12, 1967. He is a former two-weight-class world champion. His professional boxing career spanned more than 19 years — from 1988 to 2008.

      Moorer made his professional boxing 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.

      He 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.

      Michael Moorer was a one-time unified heavyweight world champion, and has won five world titles at two weight classes. For all the details about Moorer's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Moorer had a total of four losses in his professional boxing career.

      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 16 years and 23 days since this fight.


      Moorer had a total of 17 world-title fights, which includes winning five world titles and 11 successful title defenses. He won 15 of these fights and lost two.

      Title Wins

      Michael Moorer fought for world titles in five fights and won four of these fights, two of these victories coming via way of stoppage. In total, he won five belts across two weight classes.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Jun 22, 1996Axel SchulzHeavyweightIBF*SD
      Apr 22, 1994^Evander HolyfieldHeavyweightWBA, IBFMD
      May 15, 1992Bert CooperHeavyweightWBO*TKO
      Dec 3, 1988Ramzi HassanLight-heavyweightWBOTKO
      ^ Became unified world champion
      * Vacant title

      Title Defenses

      Michael Moorer had 13 world-title defense fights across two weight classes — light-heavyweight (x9) and heavyweight (x4). He won 11 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
      Mar 29, 1997Vaughn BeanHeavyweightIBFMD
      Nov 9, 1996Francois BothaHeavyweightIBFTKO
      Dec 15, 1990Danny StonewalkerLight-heavyweightWBOTKO
      Apr 28, 1990Mario Oscar MeloLight-heavyweightWBOKO
      Feb 3, 1990Marcellus AllenLight-heavyweightWBORTD
      Dec 12, 1989Mike SedilloLight-heavyweightWBOTKO
      Nov 16, 1989Jeff ThompsonLight-heavyweightWBOKO
      Jun 25, 1989Leslie StewartLight-heavyweightWBOTKO
      Apr 22, 1989Freddie DelgadoLight-heavyweightWBOTKO
      Feb 19, 1989Frankie SwindellLight-heavyweightWBOTKO
      Jan 14, 1989Victor ClaudioLight-heavyweightWBOTKO

      Title Losses

      Michael Moorer lost two world-title defense fights, and lost a total of three titles in these fights.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Nov 8, 1997Evander HolyfieldHeavyweightIBFRTD
      Nov 5, 1994George ForemanHeavyweightWBA, IBFKO


      Moorer fought a total of 57 times during his professional career, which includes 17 world-title fights at two weight divisions. He was among the very best of his generation and was known for his great performances in his fights. These seven fights are the highlight of his career.

      • December 3, 1988: Moorer wins his first world title by defeating Ramzi Hassan via 5th round TKO. He is now the WBO light-heavyweight world champion.

      • January 14, 1989: Moorer successfully defends the WBO light-heavyweight title against Victor Claudio, winning the fight via 2nd round TKO.

      • April 22, 1989: Moorer successfully defends the WBO light-heavyweight title against Freddie Delgado, winning the fight via 1st round TKO.

      • November 16, 1989: Moorer successfully defends the WBO light-heavyweight title against Jeff Thompson, winning the fight via 1st round KO.

      • April 28, 1990: Moorer successfully defends the WBO light-heavyweight title against Mario Oscar Melo, winning the fight via 1st round KO.

      • April 22, 1994: Moorer becomes a unified heavyweight world champion by beating Evander Holyfield via 12 round majority decision. He now holds the WBA and IBF heavyweight world-champion belts.

      • December 9, 2004: Michael Moorer beats Vassiliy Jirov via 9th round TKO.


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