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Vernon Forrest Record

Total Fights45
Title Wins5
Title Defenses2
Title-Fight KOs1
KO Wins29
KO Losses1
Vernon Forrest Record & Stats
Vernon Forrest's Record
Vernon Forrest's boxing record and career infographic

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      What is Vernon Forrest's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 15 years and nine months, Vernon Forrest fought 45 times with 41 wins, 3 losses, and 1 no-contest.

      Forrest's boxing record after his last fight was 41-3, which included five world-title wins and two successful title defense fights at two weight classes — welterweight and super-welterweight. He had a 65.9% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 29 of his total 45 fights being knockout wins, one of which was in a title fight. The only knockout loss in Forrest's career was a 3rd round TKO loss to Ricardo Mayorga in a welterweight title fight.

      His last fight was a 12-round unanimous decision victory over Sergio Mora on September 13, 2008. Forrest won the super-welterweight WBC title with this win.

      Some of Forrest's best fights and notable victories include wins over Hall-of-Famer Shane Mosley, Sergio Mora, Ike Quartey, Edgar Ruiz, Raul Frank, Michele Piccirillo, and Vince Phillips.

      45Sep 13, 200837Sergio MoraWin *UD
      44Jun 7, 200837Sergio MoraLoss *MD
      43Dec 1, 200736Michele PiccirilloWin *TKO11
      42Jul 28, 200736Carlos BaldomirWin *UD
      41Aug 5, 200635Ike QuarteyWinUD
      40Oct 21, 200534Elco GarciaWinTKO10
      39Jul 16, 200534Sergio RiosWinTKO2
      38Jul 12, 200332Ricardo MayorgaLoss *MD
      37Jan 25, 200331Ricardo MayorgaLoss *TKO3
      36Jul 20, 200231Shane MosleyWin *UD
      35Jan 26, 200230Shane MosleyWin *UD
      34Aug 24, 200130Edgar RuizWinKO4
      33May 12, 200130Raul FrankWin *UD
      32Aug 26, 200029Raul FrankNCNC
      31Jan 22, 200028Vince PhillipsWinUD
      30Aug 27, 199928Santiago SamaniegoWinTKO7
      29Jun 19, 199928Ed GoinsWinKO4
      28Apr 16, 199928Steve MartinezWinTKO1
      27Feb 20, 199928Mark FernandezWinTKO2
      26Dec 12, 199827Ed GriffinWinTKO2
      25Aug 18, 199827Adrian StoneWinTKO11
      24Mar 28, 199827Gilberto FloresWinTKO2
      23Nov 7, 199726Ray OliveiraWinUD
      22Aug 19, 199726Jaime LermaWinUD
      21May 5, 199726Pedro SaizWinRTD6
      20Apr 5, 199726Francisco De AssisWinTKO1
      19Jan 24, 199725Mike RiosWinTKO1
      18May 10, 199625Chris SlaughterWinKO1
      17Apr 9, 199625Isaac CruzWinKO8
      16Feb 22, 199625Tony OrtizWinKO1
      15Nov 28, 199524Marlon ThomasWinUD
      14Nov 3, 199524Jesus MayorgaWinTKO1
      13Sep 12, 199524Roberto ChalaWinTKO3
      12Jul 15, 199524Julian RomeroWinTKO2
      11Apr 18, 199524Dezi FordWinTKO4
      10Mar 4, 199524Genaro AndujarWinKO1
      9Jan 25, 199523Carlos CartagenaWinUD
      8Nov 5, 199423Randy ArchuletaWinKO1
      7Feb 5, 199422Elvesto MillsWinUD
      6Dec 18, 199322Lamont JohnsonWinTKO1
      5Oct 20, 199322Eldon SneezeWinTKO1
      4Jul 17, 199322Theodore CarradineWinTKO3
      3Jun 7, 199322Augustine RenteriaWinTKO2
      2Jan 30, 199321Ray GarciaWinTKO1
      1Nov 25, 199221Charles HawkinsWinTKO1

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Vernon Forrest (The Viper) was an American professional boxer. He was born in Augusta, Georgia, U.S. on February 12, 1971. He was a two-weight-class world champion. Forrest died on July 25, 2009 at the age of 38 years. His professional boxing career spanned more than 15 years — from 1992 to 2008.

      Forrest made his professional boxing debut against Charles Hawkins at the age of 21 on November 25, 1992, defeating Hawkins via 1st round TKO. He went on to win 30 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 24 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 30 on May 12, 2001 after 32 professional fights, against Raul Frank for the welterweight IBF (vacant) title. He defeated Frank via 12 round unanimous decision to become the welterweight champion of the world.

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

      Forrest had a total of three losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was on September 13, 2008 against fellow American boxer Sergio Mora for Mora's super-welterweight title. Forrest won the fight via 12 round unanimous decision and won the WBC title.


      Forrest had a total of nine world-title fights, which includes winning five world titles and two successful title defenses. He won six of these fights and lost three.

      Title Wins

      Vernon Forrest fought for world titles in six fights and won four of these fights. In total, he won five belts across two weight classes.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Sep 13, 2008Sergio MoraSuper-welterweightWBCUD
      Jul 28, 2007Carlos BaldomirSuper-welterweightWBC*UD
      Jan 26, 2002Shane MosleyWelterweightWBC, The Ring*UD
      May 12, 2001Raul FrankWelterweightIBF*UD
      * Vacant title

      Title Defenses

      Vernon Forrest had four world-title defense fights across two weight classes — welterweight (x2) and super-welterweight (x2). He won two 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
      Dec 1, 2007Michele PiccirilloSuper-welterweightWBCTKO
      Jul 20, 2002Shane MosleyWelterweightWBC, The RingUD

      Title Losses

      Vernon Forrest lost two world-title defense fights, and lost a total of three titles in these fights.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Jun 7, 2008Sergio MoraSuper-welterweightWBCMD
      Jan 25, 2003Ricardo MayorgaWelterweightWBC, The RingTKO


      Forrest fought a total of 45 times during his professional career, which includes 9 world-title fights at two weight divisions. These six fights are the highlight of his career.

      • January 22, 2000: Vernon Forrest puts on the first remarkable performance of his career, defeating Vince Phillips via 12th round unanimous decision.

      • May 12, 2001: Forrest wins his first world title by defeating Raul Frank via 12 round unanimous decision. He is now the IBF welterweight world champion.

      • January 26, 2002: Forrest wins the WBC and The Ring welterweight titles from Shane Mosley, by beating Mosley via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • July 20, 2002: Forrest successfully defends the WBC and The Ring welterweight titles against Shane Mosley, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • August 5, 2006: Vernon Forrest beats Ike Quartey via 10th round unanimous decision.

      • September 13, 2008: Forrest wins the WBC super-welterweight title from Sergio Mora, by beating Mora via 12 round unanimous decision.


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