In a career spanning 18 years and 2 months, Vince Phillips fought 61 times with 48 wins, 12 losses, and 1 draw. By his last professional fight on May 6, 2007, Phillips' boxing record stood at 48-12-1 (34 KO wins, 4 KO losses).
Vince Phillips (Cool) is a retired American professional boxer. He was born in Pensacola, Florida, U.S. on July 23, 1963. Phillips made his professional boxing debut at the age of 25 on February 28, 1989. He is a former super-lightweight world champion. He is 59 years old, and will be turning 60 in 3 months and 23 days.
|Total Title Wins||1|
|Title-Fight KO Wins||4|
|Losses via KO||4|
|61||May 6, 2007||43||Alisultan Nadirbegov||Loss||UD|
|60||Jun 2, 2006||42||Jesús Soto Karass||Loss||RTD9|
|59||Mar 17, 2006||42||Jesse Feliciano||Loss||MD|
|58||Oct 13, 2005||42||Kelson Pinto||Win||TD|
|57||Jun 3, 2005||41||Mauro Lucero||Win||KO2|
|56||Mar 24, 2005||41||Alex Bunema||Loss||SD|
|55||Nov 4, 2004||41||Dumont Welliver||Win||TD|
|54||Jul 23, 2004||41||Paulino Avitia||Win||TKO5|
|53||Apr 5, 2003||39||Ricky Hatton||Loss||UD|
|52||Nov 9, 2002||39||Sharmba Mitchell||Loss||MD|
|51||Mar 29, 2002||38||Nick Acevedo||Win||UD|
|50||Nov 3, 2001||38||Carlito Brosas||Win||TKO3|
|49||Jun 23, 2001||37||Marlon Haynes||Win||TKO7|
|48||Dec 22, 2000||37||Ray Oliveira||Loss||MD|
|47||Aug 31, 2000||37||Pedro Saiz||Win||TKO5|
|46||Apr 29, 2000||36||Ricky Quiles||Draw||PTS|
|45||Jan 22, 2000||36||Vernon Forrest||Loss||UD|
|44||Dec 10, 1999||36||Angel Beltre||Win||KO3|
|43||Feb 20, 1999||35||Terron Millett||Loss||TKO5|
|42||Mar 14, 1998||34||Alfonso Sanchez||Win||KO1|
|41||Dec 13, 1997||34||Freddie Pendleton||Win||TKO10|
|40||Aug 9, 1997||34||Micky Ward||Win||TKO3|
|39||May 31, 1997||33||Kostya Tszyu||Win||TKO10|
|38||Jan 11, 1997||33||Romallis Ellis||Loss||SD|
|37||Oct 28, 1996||33||Juan Carlos Rodriguez||Win||TKO5|
|36||Jun 16, 1996||32||Jerry Smith||Win||RTD3|
|35||Apr 12, 1996||32||Ike Quartey||Loss||TKO3|
|34||Oct 28, 1995||32||Mauro Gutierrez||Win||KO3|
|33||Sep 25, 1995||32||Omar Flores||Win||TKO1|
|32||Jul 24, 1995||32||Jaime Balboa||Win||UD|
|31||May 22, 1995||31||Rene Francisco Herrera||Win||UD|
|30||Dec 3, 1994||31||Jose Flores||Win||TKO4|
|29||Nov 18, 1993||30||Anthony Jones||Loss||TKO7|
|28||Sep 24, 1993||30||Walid Underwood||Win||UD|
|27||Jan 16, 1993||29||Julio Flores||Win||TKO1|
|26||Jul 23, 1992||29||Juan Soberanes||Win||KO6|
|25||Jun 11, 1992||28||Tyrone Downes||Win||TKO7|
|24||Apr 9, 1992||28||Harold Brazier||Win||UD|
|23||Jan 26, 1992||28||Tim Brooks||Win||TKO3|
|22||Dec 7, 1991||28||Jesus Rojas||Win||TKO6|
|21||May 10, 1991||27||David Taylor||Win||PTS|
|20||Apr 7, 1991||27||Mike Johnson||Win||TKO5|
|19||Feb 15, 1991||27||Benjie Marquez||Win||TKO4|
|18||Jan 6, 1991||27||Tim Bonds||Win||UD|
|17||Nov 29, 1990||27||Victorio Belcher||Win||SD|
|16||Oct 11, 1990||27||Derrick McGuire||Win||TKO2|
|15||Jul 27, 1990||27||William Hernandez||Win||TKO6|
|14||Jun 15, 1990||26||Terry Ford||Win||UD|
|13||May 24, 1990||26||Martin Quiroz||Win||TKO5|
|12||Apr 12, 1990||26||Heriberto Ruiz||Win||TKO4|
|11||Jan 12, 1990||26||Howard Stewart||Win||SD|
|10||Dec 7, 1989||26||Santos Moreno||Win||UD|
|9||Nov 21, 1989||26||Dwayne Peterson||Win||TKO7|
|8||Oct 10, 1989||26||Jose Luis Nino||Win||KO1|
|7||Aug 29, 1989||26||Jorge Hernandez||Win||UD|
|6||Aug 1, 1989||26||Jorge Rivera||Win||TKO5|
|5||Jul 18, 1989||25||John Edwards||Win||KO2|
|4||Jun 27, 1989||25||Jose Luis Gonzalez||Win||KO1|
|3||May 16, 1989||25||Ricardo Luna||Win||KO1|
|2||Apr 25, 1989||25||Enrique Ventura||Win||KO1|
|1||Feb 28, 1989||25||Octavio Guardado||Win||TKO2|
Vince Phillips was a super-lightweight world champion. He has held one world title at super-lightweight, which was a lineal championship win.
|Weight Division||World Titles Held|
Vince Phillips' professional boxing career spanned more than 18 years — from 1989 to 2007.
Phillips made his professional boxing debut against Octavio Guardado at the age of 25 on February 28, 1989, defeating Guardado via 2nd round TKO. He went on to win 27 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 18 wins via stoppage.
Phillips had his first world title fight at the age of 32 on April 12, 1996 after 34 professional fights, against Ike Quartey for the WBA title. He lost to Quartey via 3rd round TKO.
Phillips has won one world title at super-lightweight. For all the details about Phillips' world title wins and defenses refer to "Vince Phillips World Titles".
Some of Phillips' best fights and notable victories include wins over Hall-of-Famer Kostya Tszyu, Alfonso Sanchez, Micky Ward, Freddie Pendleton, Jerry Smith, Juan Carlos Rodriguez, and Angel Beltre.
Vince Phillips had a total of 12 losses in his professional boxing career — two of them in title bouts and 10 in non-title bouts. He suffered his first loss against Anthony Jones via 7th round TKO on November 18, 1993, which ended his 28-fight win streak. He has been stopped four times and lost eight times via decision. For more details about these defeats, refer to "All of Vince Phillips' losses".
His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Alisultan Nadirbegov on May 6, 2007. Phillips lost the fight via 10 round unanimous decision. It's been 15 years, 10 months, and 25 days since this fight.
Phillips retired from professional boxing with a record of 48-12-1, which included 34 knockout wins and four losses via knockout, and one title win.
Vince Phillips fought a total of 61 times during his professional career. These four fights are the highlight of his career.
April 12, 1996: In his first world-title fight, Vince Phillips loses to Ike Quartey via 3rd round TKO. He was fighting for the WBA welterweight title.
May 31, 1997: Phillips wins the IBF super-lightweight title from Kostya Tszyu, by beating Tszyu via 10th round TKO.
August 9, 1997: Phillips successfully defends the IBF super-lightweight title against Micky Ward, winning the fight via 3rd round TKO.
March 14, 1998: Phillips successfully defends the IBF super-lightweight title against Alfonso Sanchez, winning the fight via 1st round KO.
A 39-year old Vince Phillips (44-7-1, 32 KO) fought an undefeated British boxer Ricky Hatton, who was 24 years old with a record of 31-0. Hatton was on a 31-fight win streak with 24 KO wins. Phillips was the taller of the two by 1 cm and also had a 13 cm reach advantage.
Phillips lost to Hatton via 12 round unanimous decision.
A 39-year old Vince Phillips (44-6-1, 32 KO) fought fellow American boxer Sharmba Mitchell, who was 32 years old with a record of 49-3. Mitchell was on a two-fight win streak with 28 KO wins. Phillips was the taller of the two by 1 cm but Mitchell had a 5 cm reach advantage over Phillips.
Phillips lost to Mitchell via 10 round majority decision.
A 36-year old Vince Phillips (40-4, 29 KO) fought an undefeated fellow American boxer Vernon Forrest, who was 28 years old with a record of 30-0. Forrest was on a 30-fight win streak with 25 KO wins, and was the taller of the two by 12 cms and also had a 7 cm reach advantage over Phillips.
Phillips lost to Forrest via 12 round unanimous decision.
A 34-year old Vince Phillips (36-3, 25 KO) faced fellow American boxer Micky Ward, who was 31 years old with a record of 30-7 in a super-lightweight title defense fight. Ward was on a nine-fight win streak with 21 KO wins, and was the taller of the two by 2 cms but both had the same reach.
Phillips defeated Ward via 3rd round TKO to retain the IBF super-lightweight title.
A 33-year old Vince Phillips (35-3, 24 KO) faced an undefeated Australian boxer Kostya Tszyu, who was 27 years old with a record of 18-0 for Tszyu's IBF super-lightweight title. Tszyu was on a 18-fight win streak with 14 KO wins. Phillips was the taller of the two by 1 cm and also had a 8 cm reach advantage.
Phillips defeated Tszyu via 10th round TKO to win the IBF super-lightweight title. He handed Tszyu the first loss of his career, and put an end to Tszyu's 18-fight win streak.
A 32-year old Vince Phillips (33-1, 22 KO) challended an undefeated Ghanaian boxer Ike Quartey's WBA welterweight champion and defended the title. Quartey was 26 years old with a record of 31-0. Quartey was on a 31-fight win streak with 27 KO wins. Both the boxers were of the same height but Quartey had a 2 cm reach advantage over Phillips.
Phillips lost to Quartey via 3rd round TKO.
Phillips knocked out 34 of his 61 opponents. By his last fight, his KO ratio was at 55.7%. Of his total 48 wins, 34 of them were via KO (70.8%).
Phillips had 12 losses. Alisultan Nadirbegov, Jesús Soto Karass, Jesse Feliciano, Alex Bunema, and Ricky Hatton are some of the boxers who have beaten Phillips.