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Mike McCallum Record

Total Fights55
Title Wins3
Title Defenses10
Title-Fight KOs8
KO Wins36
KO Losses0
Mike McCallum Record & Stats
Mike McCallum's Record
Mike McCallum's boxing record and career infographic

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      What is Mike McCallum's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 16 years and one month, Mike McCallum fought 55 times with 49 wins, 5 losses, and 1 draw.

      McCallum retired from professional boxing with a record of 49-5-1, which included three world-title wins and 10 successful title defense fights at three weight classes — super-welterweight, middleweight, and light-heavyweight. He had a 65.5% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 36 of his total 55 fights being knockout wins, eight of which were in title fights. McCallum never lost via knockout.

      His last fight was a 12-round unanimous decision defeat to James Toney on February 22, 1997.

      Some of McCallum's best fights and notable victories include wins over two Hall-of-Famers (Donald Curry and Julian Jackson), Herol Graham, Steve Collins, Sumbu Kalambay, Ayub Kalule, and Michael Watson.

      55Feb 22, 199741James ToneyLossUD
      54Nov 22, 199640Roy Jones Jr.LossUD
      53Jun 22, 199640Ali SaidiWinUD
      52Jun 16, 199539Fabrice TiozzoLoss *UD
      51Feb 25, 199539Carl JonesWin *TKO7
      50Jul 23, 199438Jeff HardingWin *UD
      49Mar 4, 199438Randall YonkerWinTKO5
      48Aug 14, 199337Glenn ThomasWinPTS
      47Mar 25, 199337Ramzi HassanWinUD
      46Aug 29, 199236James ToneyLoss *MD
      45May 21, 199236Fermin ChirinoWinUD
      44Dec 13, 199136James ToneyDraw *SD
      43Oct 10, 199135Nicky WalkerWinRTD5
      42Aug 29, 199135Carlos CruzatWinUD
      41Apr 1, 199135Sumbu KalambayWin *SD
      40Feb 19, 199135Frank MintonWinTKO4
      39Apr 14, 199034Michael WatsonWin *KO11
      38Feb 3, 199034Steve CollinsWin *UD
      37May 10, 198933Herol GrahamWin *SD
      36Jan 9, 198933Ralph MoncriefWinTKO5
      35Dec 22, 198833Randy SmithWinUD
      34Jun 27, 198832David McCluskeyWinTKO2
      33Mar 5, 198832Sumbu KalambayLoss *UD
      32Jul 18, 198731Donald CurryWin *KO5
      31Apr 19, 198731Milton McCroryWin *TKO10
      30Mar 21, 198731Leroy HesterWinKO1
      29Oct 25, 198630Said SkoumaWin *TKO9
      28Sep 15, 198630Irving HinesWinTKO4
      27Aug 23, 198630Julian JacksonWin *TKO2
      26May 2, 198630Jimmy ShaversWinTKO6
      25Jul 28, 198529David BraxtonWin *TKO8
      24Jun 15, 198529Marcos MartinezWinTKO2
      23Dec 1, 198428Luigi MinchilloWin *TKO13
      22Oct 19, 198428Sean MannionWin *UD
      21Mar 10, 198428Hasim RazzaqWinKO1
      20Oct 25, 198327Manuel JiminezWinUD
      19Aug 31, 198327Jose VallejoWinTKO6
      18Apr 26, 198327Tony SueroWinTKO3
      17Nov 13, 198226Ayub KaluleWinRTD7
      16Oct 22, 198226Carlos BetancourtWinTKO3
      15Jun 11, 198226Kevin PerryWinUD
      14Apr 30, 198226Reggie FordWinTKO4
      13Mar 26, 198226Gilberto AlmonteWinKO1
      12Jan 22, 198226Greg YoungWinTKO5
      11Oct 8, 198125Jimmy HeairWinTKO2
      10Sep 8, 198125Ed HarrisWinKO1
      9Aug 27, 198125Tirso RoqueWinKO3
      8Jul 19, 198125Bruce StraussWinTKO3
      7Jun 10, 198125Freddie CreechWinKO3
      6Apr 30, 198125Charles SmithWinKO3
      5Apr 24, 198125Danny ChapmanWinTKO4
      4Apr 2, 198125Shelby WilkersonWinKO5
      3Mar 19, 198125Ricky SheppardWinKO5
      2Mar 3, 198125Rocky FabrizioWinKO1
      1Jan 14, 198125Rigoberto LopezWinKO4

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Mike McCallum (The Bodysnatcher) is a 68-year old retired Jamaican professional boxer. He was born in Kingston, Jamaica on December 7, 1955. He is a former three-weight-class world champion. McCallum was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 2003. His professional boxing career spanned more than 16 years — from 1981 to 1997.

      McCallum made his professional boxing debut against Rigoberto Lopez at the age of 25 on January 14, 1981, defeating Lopez via 4th round KO. He went on to win 31 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 28 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 28 on October 19, 1984 after 21 professional fights, against Sean Mannion for the super-welterweight WBA (vacant) title. He defeated Mannion via 15 round unanimous decision to become the super-welterweight champion of the world.

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

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

      His last professional fight was a non-title rematch against American boxer James Toney on February 22, 1997. McCallum lost the fight via 12 round unanimous decision. It's been 27 years, 3 months, and 30 days since this fight.


      McCallum had a total of 17 world-title fights, which includes winning three world titles and 10 successful title defenses. He won 13 of these fights, lost three, and drew in one.

      Title Wins

      Mike McCallum fought for world titles in six fights and won three of these fights. In total, he won three belts across three weight classes.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Jul 23, 1994Jeff HardingLight-heavyweightWBCUD
      May 10, 1989Herol GrahamMiddleweightWBA*SD
      Oct 19, 1984Sean MannionSuper-welterweightWBA*UD
      * Vacant title

      Title Defenses

      Mike McCallum had 11 world-title defense fights across three weight classes — super-welterweight (x6), middleweight (x3), and light-heavyweight (x2). He won 10 of them and lost only once.

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

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Feb 25, 1995Carl JonesLight-heavyweightWBCTKO
      Apr 1, 1991Sumbu KalambayMiddleweightWBASD
      Apr 14, 1990Michael WatsonMiddleweightWBAKO
      Feb 3, 1990Steve CollinsMiddleweightWBAUD
      Jul 18, 1987Donald CurrySuper-welterweightWBAKO
      Apr 19, 1987Milton McCrorySuper-welterweightWBATKO
      Oct 25, 1986Said SkoumaSuper-welterweightWBATKO
      Aug 23, 1986Julian JacksonSuper-welterweightWBATKO
      Jul 28, 1985David BraxtonSuper-welterweightWBATKO
      Dec 1, 1984Luigi MinchilloSuper-welterweightWBATKO

      Title Losses

      Mike McCallum lost one world-title defense fight, and lost one title in the fight.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Jun 16, 1995Fabrice TiozzoLight-heavyweightWBCUD


      McCallum fought a total of 55 times during his professional career, which includes 17 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.

      • November 13, 1982: Mike McCallum puts on the first remarkable performance of his career, defeating Ayub Kalule via 7th round RTD.

      • October 19, 1984: McCallum wins his first world title by defeating Sean Mannion via 15 round unanimous decision. He is now the WBA super-welterweight world champion.

      • August 23, 1986: McCallum successfully defends the WBA super-welterweight title against Julian Jackson, winning the fight via 2nd round TKO.

      • July 18, 1987: McCallum successfully defends the WBA super-welterweight title against Donald Curry, winning the fight via 5th round KO.

      • May 10, 1989: McCallum wins the WBA middleweight title from Herol Graham, by beating Graham via 12 round split decision.

      • February 3, 1990: McCallum successfully defends the WBA middleweight title against Steve Collins, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • April 14, 1990: McCallum successfully defends the WBA middleweight title against Michael Watson, winning the fight via 11th round KO.

      • April 1, 1991: McCallum successfully defends the WBA middleweight title against Sumbu Kalambay, winning the fight via 12 round split decision.


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