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Michael Nunn Record

Total Fights62
Title Wins2
Title Defenses9
Title-Fight KOs6
KO Wins38
KO Losses1
Michael Nunn Record & Stats
Michael Nunn's Record
Michael Nunn's boxing record and career infographic

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      What is Michael Nunn's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 17 years and one month, Michael Nunn fought 62 times with 58 wins and 4 losses.

      Nunn retired from professional boxing with a record of 58-4, which included two world-title wins and nine successful title defense fights at two weight classes — middleweight and super-middleweight. He had a 61.3% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 38 of his total 62 fights being knockout wins, six of which were in title fights. The only knockout loss in Nunn's career was a 11th round TKO loss to James Toney in a middleweight title fight.

      His last fight was a 10-round unanimous decision victory over Vinson Durham on January 23, 2002.

      Some of Nunn's best fights and notable victories include wins over Hall-of-Famer Donald Curry, Sumbu Kalambay, Danny Morgan, Crawford Ashley, Víctor Córdoba, Marlon Starling, and Frank Tate.

      62Jan 23, 200238Vinson DurhamWinUD
      61Dec 8, 200138Matthew CharlestonWinTKO5
      60Oct 26, 200138Kenny CravenWinTKO6
      59Sep 29, 200138Carlos BatesWinKO1
      58May 9, 199936William GuthrieWinTKO7
      57Sep 4, 199835Glenn ThomasWinUD
      56Mar 21, 199834Graciano RocchigianiLoss *SD
      55Jul 5, 199734Lonnie HornWinKO1
      54May 10, 199734Booker T WordWinTKO7
      53Jan 17, 199733Rudy NixWinTKO2
      52Jun 23, 199633Everardo Armenta Jr.WinTKO8
      51Dec 8, 199532John ScullyWinUD
      50Oct 13, 199532Charles OliverWinUD
      49Aug 15, 199532Cecil McKenzieWinTKO4
      48Jul 14, 199532Terry BeeWinTKO3
      47Jun 13, 199532Earl ButlerWinUD
      46Dec 17, 199431Frankie LilesLoss *UD
      45Sep 12, 199431Salvador MacielWinKO1
      44Feb 26, 199430Steve LittleLoss *SD
      43Dec 18, 199330Merqui SosaWin *UD
      42Apr 23, 199330Crawford AshleyWin *TKO6
      41Feb 20, 199329Danny MorganWin *KO1
      40Jan 30, 199329Víctor CórdobaWin *UD
      39Sep 12, 199229Víctor CórdobaWin *SD
      38Nov 29, 199128Randall YonkerWinTKO10
      37May 10, 199128James ToneyLoss *TKO11
      36Oct 18, 199027Donald CurryWin *KO10
      35Apr 14, 199027Marlon StarlingWin *MD
      34Aug 14, 198926Iran BarkleyWin *MD
      33Mar 25, 198925Sumbu KalambayWin *KO1
      32Nov 4, 198825Juan RoldánWin *KO8
      31Jul 28, 198825Frank TateWin *TKO9
      30May 31, 198825Ron DanielsWinKO2
      29Mar 19, 198824Curtis ParkerWinKO2
      28Jan 2, 198824Kevin WattsWinUD
      27Oct 29, 198724Darnell KnoxWinRTD4
      26Sep 11, 198724Dale JacksonWinUD
      25Aug 11, 198724Franklin OwensWinTKO9
      24Jul 2, 198724Jose DuarteWinTKO2
      23Apr 24, 198724Cecil PettigrewWinTKO5
      22Apr 4, 198723Charles CampbellWinTKO9
      21Feb 6, 198723Willie HarrisWinTKO6
      20Nov 21, 198623Alex RamosWinUD
      19Oct 28, 198623Orlando PauldingWinKO1
      18Sep 19, 198623Mike TinleyWinUD
      17Jul 25, 198623Charles BostonWinUD
      16Jun 25, 198623Randy SmithWinUD
      15May 19, 198623Felipe VacaWinTKO3
      14Mar 9, 198622Carl JonesWinUD
      13Feb 10, 198622Charles CarterWinTKO3
      12Jan 28, 198622Alvaro GranilloWinTKO2
      11Dec 10, 198522Billy RobertsonWinUD
      10Nov 13, 198522Jorge AmparoWinUD
      9Sep 25, 198522Charles CampbellWinUD
      8Aug 27, 198522Marcos GeraldoWinTKO5
      7Jul 29, 198522James WaireWinTKO3
      6Jun 27, 198522Larry DavisWinTKO2
      5May 21, 198522J W JohnsonWinKO1
      4Apr 13, 198521Sergio CamposWinKO1
      3Mar 26, 198521Robert JacksonWinKO1
      2Feb 8, 198521Ismael TemplosWinKO4
      1Dec 20, 198421John BormanWinTKO1

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Michael Nunn (Second To) is a 61-year old retired American professional boxer. He was born in Davenport, Iowa, U.S. on April 14, 1963. He is a former two-weight-class world champion. His professional boxing career spanned more than 17 years — from 1984 to 2002.

      Nunn made his professional boxing debut against John Borman at the age of 21 on December 20, 1984, defeating Borman via 1st round TKO. He went on to win 35 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 23 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 25 on July 28, 1988 after 30 professional fights, against Frank Tate for the middleweight IBF title. He defeated Tate via 9th round TKO to become the middleweight champion of the world.

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

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

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Vinson Durham on January 23, 2002. Nunn won the fight via 10 round unanimous decision. It's been 22 years and 3 months since this fight.


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

      Title Wins

      Michael Nunn fought for world titles in four fights and won two of these fights, winning one of them via way of stoppage. In total, he won two belts across two weight classes.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Sep 12, 1992Víctor CórdobaSuper-middleweightWBASD
      Jul 28, 1988Frank TateMiddleweightIBFTKO

      Title Defenses

      Michael Nunn had 11 world-title defense fights across two weight classes — middleweight (x6) and super-middleweight (x5). He won nine 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
      Dec 18, 1993Merqui SosaSuper-middleweightWBAUD
      Apr 23, 1993Crawford AshleySuper-middleweightWBATKO
      Feb 20, 1993Danny MorganSuper-middleweightWBAKO
      Jan 30, 1993Víctor CórdobaSuper-middleweightWBAUD
      Oct 18, 1990Donald CurryMiddleweightIBFKO
      Apr 14, 1990Marlon StarlingMiddleweightIBFMD
      Aug 14, 1989Iran BarkleyMiddleweightIBFMD
      Mar 25, 1989Sumbu KalambayMiddleweightIBFKO
      Nov 4, 1988Juan RoldánMiddleweightIBFKO

      Title Losses

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

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Feb 26, 1994Steve LittleSuper-middleweightWBASD
      May 10, 1991James ToneyMiddleweightIBFTKO


      Nunn fought a total of 62 times during his professional career, which includes 15 world-title fights at three weight divisions. He put on some very good performances in these fights. These eight fights are the highlight of his career.

      • July 28, 1988: Nunn wins his first world title by defeating Frank Tate via 9th round TKO. He is now the IBF middleweight world champion.

      • March 25, 1989: Nunn successfully defends the IBF middleweight title against Sumbu Kalambay, winning the fight via 1st round KO.

      • August 14, 1989: Nunn successfully defends the IBF middleweight title against Iran Barkley, winning the fight via 12 round majority decision.

      • April 14, 1990: Nunn successfully defends the IBF middleweight title against Marlon Starling, winning the fight via 12 round majority decision.

      • October 18, 1990: Nunn successfully defends the IBF middleweight title against Donald Curry, winning the fight via 10th round KO.

      • September 12, 1992: Nunn wins the WBA super-middleweight title from Víctor Córdoba, by beating Córdoba via 12 round split decision.

      • January 30, 1993: Nunn successfully defends the WBA super-middleweight title against Víctor Córdoba, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • February 20, 1993: Nunn successfully defends the WBA super-middleweight title against Danny Morgan, winning the fight via 1st round KO.


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