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Ray Mercer Record

Total Fights44
Title Wins1
Title Defenses1
Title-Fight KOs2
KO Wins26
KO Losses2
Ray Mercer Record & Stats
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      What is Ray Mercer's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 19 years and six months, Ray Mercer fought 44 times with 36 wins, 7 losses, and 1 draw.

      Mercer retired from professional boxing with a record of 36-7-1, which included one heavyweight world-title win and one successful title defense fight. He had a 59.1% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 26 of his total 44 fights being knockout wins, two of which were in title fights. Mercer suffered two knockout losses in his career, one of which was against Wladimir Klitschko in a heavyweight title fight.

      His last fight was a 6-round majority decision victory over Richel Hersisia on September 5, 2008.

      Some of Mercer's best fights and notable victories include wins over Tommy Morrison, Jerry Halstead, Troy Weida, Jimmy Haynes, Brian Scott, Jeff Pegues, and Don Steele.

      44Sep 5, 200847Richel HersisiaWinMD
      43Jan 26, 200846Derric RossyLossUD
      42Sep 15, 200746Mikael LindbladWinKO1
      41Aug 26, 200544Shannon BriggsLossKO7
      40Jun 24, 200544Darroll WilsonWinUD
      39Feb 28, 200442Steve PannellWinTKO3
      38Nov 11, 200342Shawn RobinsonWinTKO3
      37Aug 23, 200342Mario CawleyWinKO3
      36Jun 29, 200241Wladimir KlitschkoLoss *TKO6
      35Feb 23, 200240Troy WeidaWinTKO1
      34Oct 13, 200140Brian ScottWinKO2
      33Mar 17, 200139Don SteeleWinKO5
      32Feb 11, 200139Jeff PeguesWinTKO2
      31Dec 18, 199938Jimmy HaynesWinKO1
      30Feb 21, 199836Leo LoiaconoWinKO2
      29Dec 14, 199635Tim WitherspoonWinUD
      28May 10, 199635Lennox LewisLossMD
      27May 20, 199534Evander HolyfieldLossUD
      26Jul 28, 199433Marion WilsonDrawSD
      25Nov 19, 199332Jesse FergusonWinSD
      24Oct 6, 199332Mark WillsWinUD
      23Aug 12, 199332Tony WillisWinTKO1
      22Feb 6, 199331Jesse FergusonLossUD
      21Dec 10, 199231Jerry HalsteadWinRTD2
      20Oct 7, 199231Mike DixonWinRTD7
      19Feb 7, 199230Larry HolmesLossUD
      18Oct 18, 199130Tommy MorrisonWin *TKO5
      17Jan 11, 199129Francesco DamianiWin *KO9
      16Aug 5, 199029Bert CooperWinUD
      15May 31, 199029Lionel WashingtonWinTKO4
      14Mar 2, 199028Kimmuel OdumWinUD
      13Jan 15, 199028Wesley WatsonWinTKO5
      12Dec 7, 198928Ossie OcasioWinSD
      11Nov 14, 198928Jerry JonesWinUD
      10Oct 17, 198928Eddie RichardsonWinTKO1
      9Sep 19, 198928Arthel LawhorneWinTKO2
      8Sep 5, 198928Dino HomseyWinTKO1
      7Aug 15, 198928Tracy ThomasWinKO1
      6Jul 15, 198928Al EvansWinTKO1
      5Jun 12, 198928Ken CrosbyWinKO1
      4May 16, 198928David HopkinsWinKO1
      3Mar 28, 198927Garing LaneWinUD
      2Mar 4, 198927Luis WalfordWinKO1
      1Feb 24, 198927Jesse McGheeWinTKO3

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Ray Mercer is a 63-year old retired American professional boxer. He was born in Jacksonville, Florida, U.S. on April 4, 1961. He is a former heavyweight world champion. His professional boxing career spanned more than 19 years — from 1989 to 2008.

      Mercer made his professional boxing debut against Jesse McGhee at the age of 27 on February 24, 1989, defeating McGhee via 3rd round TKO. He went on to win 17 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 12 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 29 on January 11, 1991 after 16 professional fights, against Francesco Damiani for the heavyweight WBO title. He defeated Damiani via 9th round KO to become the heavyweight champion of the world.

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

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

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Richel Hersisia on September 5, 2008. Mercer won the fight via 6 round majority decision. It's been 15 years, 9 months, and 18 days since this fight.


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

      Title Wins

      Ray Mercer fought for a heavyweight world title in two fights and won once, which came via way of stoppage. He won one heavyweight belt.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Jan 11, 1991Francesco DamianiHeavyweightWBOKO

      Title Defenses

      Ray Mercer had a single heavyweight world-title defense fight.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Oct 18, 1991Tommy MorrisonHeavyweightWBOTKO


      Mercer fought a total of 44 times during his professional career, which includes 3 world-title fights at the heavyweight division. These two fights are the highlight of his career.

      • January 11, 1991: Mercer wins his first world title by defeating Francesco Damiani via 9th round KO. He is now the WBO heavyweight world champion.

      • October 18, 1991: Mercer successfully defends the WBO heavyweight title against Tommy Morrison, winning the fight via 5th round TKO.


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