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Montell Griffin Record

Total Fights59
Title Wins1
Title Defenses0
Title-Fight KOs0
KO Wins30
KO Losses3
Montell Griffin Record & Stats
Montell Griffin's Record
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      What is Montell Griffin's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 18 years and six months, Montell Griffin fought 59 times with 50 wins, 8 losses, and 1 draw.

      Griffin retired from professional boxing with a record of 50-8-1, which included one light-heavyweight world-title win. He had a 50.8% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 30 of his total 59 fights being knockout wins. Griffin suffered three knockout losses in his career, two of which were in title fights.

      His last fight was a 8-round unanimous decision victory over DeAndrey Abron on August 19, 2011.

      Some of Griffin's best fights and notable victories include wins over two Hall-of-Famers (Roy Jones Jr. and James Toney), Karl Willis, Randall Yonker, Eric Davis, Jesus Castaneda, Kenny Lopez, and Tim Cooper.

      59Aug 19, 201141DeAndrey AbronWinUD
      58May 29, 201039Ross ThompsonDrawSD
      57Aug 2, 200838Beibut ShumenovLossUD
      56Jun 20, 200838Cory CummingsWinUD
      55May 16, 200736Glen JohnsonLossTKO11
      54Mar 31, 200635Norman JonesWinUD
      53May 5, 200534Julio César GonzálezLossTD
      52Feb 3, 200534Sam ReeseWinUD
      51Sep 16, 200434Rico HoyeLossSD
      50Jun 17, 200434Thomas ReidWinUD
      49May 22, 200433Willard LewisWinRTD4
      48Apr 26, 200332Antonio TarverLoss *UD
      47Nov 3, 200232George Khalid JonesWinUD
      46Jul 21, 200232Derrick HarmonWinUD
      45Feb 17, 200231George KlinesmithWinTKO1
      44May 12, 200130Jesus RuizWinTD
      43Mar 9, 200130Ed DaltonWinTKO6
      42Apr 22, 200029Jose Luis RiveraWinUD
      41Aug 28, 199929Dariusz MichalczewskiLoss *TKO4
      40Jun 23, 199929Tim CooperWinTKO3
      39May 25, 199928Danny ThomasWinTKO5
      38Feb 26, 199928Randall YonkerWinKO3
      37Jan 26, 199928Availeo SlateWinTKO2
      36Nov 13, 199828Eric HardingLossSD
      35Oct 2, 199828Eric DavisWinTKO6
      34Aug 22, 199828Randall YonkerWinTKO3
      33Jun 3, 199827Karl WillisWinTKO3
      32Mar 28, 199827Kenny LopezWinTKO9
      31Feb 27, 199827Thomas ReidWinUD
      30Dec 26, 199727Jesus CastanedaWinTKO8
      29Nov 29, 199727Vinson DurhamWinUD
      28Aug 7, 199727Roy Jones Jr.Loss *KO1
      27Mar 21, 199726Roy Jones Jr.Win *DQ
      26Dec 6, 199626James ToneyWinUD
      25Oct 18, 199626Russell MitchellWinTKO1
      24Aug 28, 199626Melvin WynnWinTKO2
      23Jul 11, 199626Matthew CharlestonWinTKO11
      22May 10, 199625Charles ScottWinTKO4
      21Mar 29, 199625Tony GoldenWinKO2
      20Jan 26, 199625William ClaytonWinKO1
      19Nov 29, 199525Ray WebbWinTKO6
      18Oct 7, 199525John MitchellWinTKO2
      17Sep 14, 199525Hunter ClayWinKO6
      16Jun 4, 199524Tony BoothWinTKO2
      15Feb 18, 199524James ToneyWinMD
      14Sep 12, 199424Ray LathonWinUD
      13May 23, 199423David VedderWinUD
      12Apr 26, 199423Terry CollierWinTKO6
      11Jan 18, 199423Steve BrewerWinTKO2
      10Dec 6, 199323Terrence WrightWinTKO6
      9Nov 19, 199323Terry CollierWinPTS
      8Sep 24, 199323Bobby MackWinPTS
      7Aug 27, 199323Ka-Dy KingWinUD
      6Aug 13, 199323Mike GarciaWinTKO3
      5Jun 25, 199323Ron StringerWinTKO3
      4Apr 26, 199322Donnie PeneltonWinUD
      3Apr 16, 199322Randy McGaughWinKO2
      2Mar 13, 199322Calvin PuckettWinTKO2
      1Feb 16, 199322Jose Luis OrnelasWinTKO2

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Montell Griffin (Ice) is a 54-year old retired American professional boxer. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. on June 6, 1970. He is a former light-heavyweight world champion. His professional boxing career spanned more than 18 years — from 1993 to 2011.

      Griffin made his professional boxing debut against Jose Luis Ornelas at the age of 22 on February 16, 1993, defeating Ornelas via 2nd round TKO. He went on to win 26 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 17 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 26 on March 21, 1997 after 26 professional fights, against Roy Jones Jr. for the light-heavyweight WBC title. He defeated Jones Jr. via 9 round undefined to become the light-heavyweight champion of the world.

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

      Griffin had a total of eight losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against DeAndrey Abron on August 19, 2011. Griffin won the fight via 8 round unanimous decision. It's been 12 years and 10 months since this fight.


      Griffin had a total of four world-title fights, which includes winning one world title and zero successful title defenses. He won one of these fights and lost three.

      Title Wins

      Montell Griffin fought for a light-heavyweight world title in three fights and won once. He won one light-heavyweight belt.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Mar 21, 1997Roy Jones Jr.Light-heavyweightWBCDQ

      Title Losses

      Montell Griffin lost one world-title defense fight, and lost one title in the fight.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Aug 7, 1997Roy Jones Jr.Light-heavyweightWBCKO


      Griffin fought a total of 59 times during his professional career, which includes 4 world-title fights at the light-heavyweight division. These three fights are the highlight of his career.

      • February 18, 1995: Montell Griffin puts on the first remarkable performance of his career, defeating James Toney via 12th round majority decision.

      • December 6, 1996: Montell Griffin beats James Toney via 12th round unanimous decision.

      • March 21, 1997: Griffin wins his first world title by defeating Roy Jones Jr. via 9 round disqualification. He is now the WBC light-heavyweight world champion.


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