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Pinklon Thomas Record

Total Fights51
Title Wins1
Title Defenses1
Title-Fight KOs1
KO Wins34
KO Losses5
Pinklon Thomas Record & Stats
Pinklon Thomas' Record
Pinklon Thomas' boxing record and career infographic

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      What is Pinklon Thomas' boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 14 years and five months, Pinklon Thomas fought 51 times with 43 wins, 7 losses, and 1 draw.

      Thomas retired from professional boxing with a record of 43-7-1, which included one heavyweight world-title win and one successful title defense fight. He had a 66.7% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 34 of his total 51 fights being knockout wins, one of which was in a title fight. Thomas suffered five knockout losses in his career, one of which was against Mike Tyson in a heavyweight title fight.

      His last fight was a 7th round TKO defeat to Lawrence Carter on January 29, 1993.

      Some of Thomas' best fights and notable victories include wins over Mike Weaver, Tim Witherspoon, Alfonso Ratliff, James Tillis, Narcisco Maldonado, William Hosea, and Danny Sutton.

      51Jan 29, 199334Lawrence CarterLossTKO7
      50Nov 14, 199234Craig PayneWinSD
      49Oct 22, 199234Mike OwensWinTKO3
      48Oct 2, 199234Dion BurgessWinTKO5
      47Sep 25, 199234Kevin NesbittWinKO1
      46Sep 19, 199234Frankie HinesWinKO1
      45Sep 5, 199234Larry BeilfussWinKO1
      44Aug 22, 199234Adolph DavisWinKO1
      43Aug 14, 199234Danny WoffordWinUD
      42Aug 8, 199234James SmithWinKO1
      41Aug 1, 199234Bobby JonesWinTKO1
      40Jul 31, 199234Terry MillerWinKO2
      39Jun 27, 199234Danny SuttonWinUD
      38May 29, 199234Herman JacksonWinKO3
      37Feb 19, 199133Tommy MorrisonLossRTD1
      36Sep 7, 199032Riddick BoweLossRTD8
      35Jun 12, 199032Mike HunterLossUD
      34May 23, 199032Curtis IsaacWinUD
      33Dec 9, 198830Evander HolyfieldLossRTD7
      32May 30, 198729Mike TysonLoss *TKO6
      31Mar 7, 198729Danny SuttonWinTKO7
      30Nov 22, 198628William HoseaWinTKO7
      29Oct 16, 198628Narcisco MaldonadoWinKO5
      28Mar 22, 198628Trevor BerbickLoss *UD
      27Jun 15, 198527Mike WeaverWin *TKO8
      26Aug 31, 198426Tim WitherspoonWin *MD
      25Jun 20, 198426Bruce GrandhamWinRTD5
      24Oct 27, 198325Leroy BooneWinUD
      23Sep 24, 198325Michael GreerWinTKO5
      22Mar 26, 198325Alfonso RatliffWinTKO10
      21Jan 22, 198324Gerrie CoetzeeDrawMD
      20Aug 14, 198224James TillisWinTKO8
      19Jul 3, 198224Jerry WilliamsWinKO2
      18May 23, 198224Luis AcostaWinRTD2
      17Jan 23, 198223Johnny WarrWinPTS
      16Nov 25, 198123Curtis WhitnerWinKO2
      15Apr 16, 198123Lee MitchellWinKO1
      14Aug 28, 198022Jerry WilliamsWinUD
      13Jun 15, 198022Frank BrownWinKO4
      12Feb 10, 198022Jerry WilliamsWinRTD5
      11Dec 14, 197921Bobby JordanWinTKO5
      10Jul 18, 197921Leroy CaldwellWinKO10
      9Jul 2, 197921Willie StoglinWinTKO2
      8Jun 7, 197921George JeromeWinTKO2
      7May 23, 197921Lee HollomanWinKO2
      6Apr 26, 197921Foma LeotaWinKO2
      5Apr 4, 197921Elmo Tex HendersonWinTKO5
      4Feb 20, 197921Lew LockwoodWinTKO4
      3Jan 8, 197920Roger BraxtonWinTKO7
      2Oct 31, 197820Mustafa El AminWinTKO3
      1Aug 29, 197820Ken ArltWinSD

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Pinklon Thomas (Pink) is a 66-year old retired American professional boxer. He was born in Pontiac, Michigan, U.S. on February 10, 1958. He is a former heavyweight world champion. His professional boxing career spanned more than 14 years — from 1978 to 1993.

      Thomas made his professional boxing debut against Ken Arlt at the age of 20 on August 29, 1978, defeating Arlt via 6 round split decision. He went on to win 19 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 August 31, 1984 after 25 professional fights, against Tim Witherspoon for the heavyweight WBC title. He defeated Witherspoon via 12 round majority decision to become the heavyweight champion of the world.

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

      Thomas had a total of seven losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Lawrence Carter on January 29, 1993. Thomas lost the fight via 7th round TKO. It's been 31 years, 5 months, and 14 days since this fight.


      Thomas had a total of four world-title fights, which includes winning one world title and one successful title defense. He won two of these fights and lost two.

      Title Wins

      Pinklon Thomas fought for a heavyweight world title in two fights and won once. He won one heavyweight belt.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Aug 31, 1984Tim WitherspoonHeavyweightWBCMD

      Title Defenses

      Pinklon Thomas had two heavyweight world-title defense fights. He won once and lost once.

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

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Jun 15, 1985Mike WeaverHeavyweightWBCTKO

      Title Losses

      Pinklon Thomas lost one world-title defense fight, and lost one title in the fight.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Mar 22, 1986Trevor BerbickHeavyweightWBCUD


      Thomas fought a total of 51 times during his professional career, which includes 4 world-title fights at the heavyweight division. These two fights are the highlight of his career.

      • August 31, 1984: Thomas wins his first world title by defeating Tim Witherspoon via 12 round majority decision. He is now the WBC heavyweight world champion.

      • June 15, 1985: Thomas successfully defends the WBC heavyweight title against Mike Weaver, winning the fight via 8th round TKO.


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