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Mike Weaver Record

Total Fights60
Title Wins1
Title Defenses3
Title-Fight KOs3
KO Wins28
KO Losses12
Mike Weaver Record & Stats
Mike Weaver's Record
Mike Weaver's boxing record and career infographic

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      What is Mike Weaver's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 28 years and two months, Mike Weaver fought 60 times with 41 wins, 18 losses, and 1 draw.

      Weaver retired from professional boxing with a record of 41-18-1, which included one heavyweight world-title win and three successful title defense fights. He had a 46.7% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 28 of his total 60 fights being knockout wins, three of which were in title fights. Weaver suffered 12 knockout losses in his career, three of which were in title fights.

      His last fight was a 6th round TKO defeat to Larry Holmes on November 17, 2000.

      Some of Weaver's best fights and notable victories include wins over James Tillis, Carl Williams, and Gerrie Coetzee.

      60Nov 17, 200049Larry HolmesLossTKO6
      59Aug 8, 199847Melvin FosterLossTKO9
      58Mar 27, 199644Derrick RyalsWinUD
      57Jun 21, 199544George O'MaraWinUD
      56Sep 17, 199443Bill CorriganWinRTD2
      55Jun 6, 199442Ladislao MijangosWinKO2
      54Feb 27, 199341Bert CooperWinUD
      53Nov 17, 199241Mike GansWinKO5
      52Jul 12, 199140Lennox LewisLossKO6
      51Jul 18, 199039Dion BurgessWinTKO5
      50Apr 4, 199038James SmithLoss *UD
      49Jul 27, 198938Philipp BrownWin *SD
      48May 1, 198937Lionel WashingtonWin *TKO1
      47Jan 31, 198937Bobby CrabtreeWinKO3
      46Apr 30, 198836Johnny DuPlooyLossKO2
      45Nov 28, 198736Johnny DuPlooyWinRTD6
      44Aug 24, 198736James PritchardWinTKO6
      43Jul 29, 198736David JacoWinKO2
      42Aug 23, 198635Donovan RuddockLossSD
      41Apr 5, 198634James SmithLossTKO1
      40Feb 16, 198634Carl WilliamsWinTKO2
      39Jun 15, 198534Pinklon ThomasLoss *TKO8
      38Nov 9, 198433Tony AnthonyWinDQ
      37Aug 31, 198433Billy Joe ThomasWinTKO7
      36Sep 30, 198332Stan WardWinTKO9
      35May 20, 198331Michael DokesDraw *MD
      34Dec 10, 198231Michael DokesLoss *TKO1
      33Oct 3, 198130James TillisWin *UD
      32Oct 25, 198029Gerrie CoetzeeWin *TKO13
      31Mar 31, 198028John TateWin *KO15
      30Nov 24, 197928Scott LeDouxWinUD
      29Sep 22, 197928Harry TerrellWinKO4
      28Jun 22, 197928Larry HolmesLoss *TKO12
      27Mar 2, 197927Oliver PhilippsWinKO4
      26Jan 18, 197927Stan WardWinRTD9
      25Dec 5, 197827Abdul KhanWinKO2
      24Oct 22, 197827Bernardo MercadoWinTKO5
      23Sep 17, 197827Mike CreelWinKO2
      22Aug 19, 197827Leroy JonesLossUD
      21Jan 24, 197826Stan WardLossUD
      20Nov 15, 197726Pedro LovellWinUD
      19Sep 13, 197726Dave MartinezWinKO1
      18Apr 1, 197725Bill SharkeyWinMD
      17Jan 19, 197725Dwain BondsWinKO8
      16Nov 4, 197625Fonomanu Young SekonaWinKO6
      15Jul 14, 197625Jody BallardWinMD
      14Jun 27, 197524Tony DoyleWinTKO9
      13Aug 24, 197423Mani VakaWinPTS
      12Jul 26, 197423Duane BobickLossTKO7
      11May 31, 197422Orville QuallsWinKO2
      10Mar 22, 197422Rodney BobickLossUD
      9Feb 21, 197422Ellis McKinleyWinPTS
      8Dec 11, 197322Larry FrazierLossKO2
      7Nov 9, 197322Bob SwoopesWinKO1
      6Oct 11, 197322Tony PuluWinKO2
      5Sep 10, 197322Lyn MartinWinKO1
      4Feb 28, 197321Billy RyanLossTKO2
      3Feb 2, 197321Carlos LopezWinPTS
      2Oct 31, 197221Howard SmithLossPTS
      1Sep 14, 197221Howard SmithLossKO3

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Mike Weaver (Hercules) is a 73-year old retired American professional boxer. He was born in Gatesville, Texas, U.S. on June 13, 1951. He is a former heavyweight world champion. His professional boxing career spanned more than 28 years — from 1972 to 2000.

      Weaver made his professional boxing debut against Howard Smith at the age of 21 on September 14, 1972, losing to Smith via 3rd round KO.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 28 on June 22, 1979 after 27 professional fights, against Larry Holmes for the WBC title. He lost to Holmes via 12th round TKO.

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

      Weaver had a total of 18 losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title rematch against fellow American boxer Larry Holmes on November 17, 2000. Weaver lost the fight via 6th round TKO. It's been 23 years, 7 months, and 4 days since this fight.


      Weaver had a total of 10 world-title fights, which includes winning one world title and three successful title defenses. He won five of these fights, lost four, and drew in one.

      Title Wins

      Mike Weaver fought for a heavyweight world title in five fights and won once, which came via way of stoppage. He won one heavyweight belt.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Mar 31, 1980John TateHeavyweightWBAKO

      Title Defenses

      Mike Weaver had five heavyweight world-title defense fights. He won three 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
      Jul 27, 1989Philipp BrownHeavyweightWBASD
      Oct 3, 1981James TillisHeavyweightWBAUD
      Oct 25, 1980Gerrie CoetzeeHeavyweightWBATKO

      Title Losses

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

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Apr 4, 1990James SmithHeavyweightWBAUD
      Dec 10, 1982Michael DokesHeavyweightWBATKO


      Weaver fought a total of 60 times during his professional career, which includes 10 world-title fights at the heavyweight division. These four fights are the highlight of his career.

      • June 22, 1979: In his first world-title fight, Mike Weaver loses to Larry Holmes via 12th round TKO. He was fighting for the WBC heavyweight title.

      • March 31, 1980: Weaver wins the WBA heavyweight title from John Tate, by beating Tate via 15th round KO.

      • October 25, 1980: Weaver successfully defends the WBA heavyweight title against Gerrie Coetzee, winning the fight via 13th round TKO.

      • February 16, 1986: Mike Weaver beats Carl Williams via 2nd round TKO.


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