Antwun Echols

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Antwun Echols (born December 4, 1971, in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American boxer. Although he has been a perennial contender in the Middleweight division, Echols has never captured a major title.

Career[edit]

Echols turned professional in 1993 and in 1999 challenged IBF middleweight title holder Bernard Hopkins. Although Echols gave Hopkins a tough fight, he lost via decision. The following year he lost a rematch with Hopkins, this time losing via TKO in the 10th. In 2001 he fought a crowd pleasing bout with Charles Brewer. Echols went down three times in round two, but recovered in round three to score a TKO win to capture the vacant NABA super middleweight title. In 2003 Echols got another opportunity for a title shot after the WBA Super Middleweight Title was vacated when Sven Ottke was upgraded to "Super" champion status. He battled Anthony Mundine for the vacant title, but lost a close decision. In 2005 he lost an IBF Middleweight Eliminator to Kingsley Ikeke when he was TKO'd in the 10th. In his most recent bout in April 2008, Echols was dominated by rising prospect Peter Quillin. This brought Echols' record to 0-3-3 in his last six fights, likely signaling the end of his run as a ranked fighter.He has now went 0-7-3 in his last ten fights.

His record stands at 31-12-4 with 27 knockouts.


Achievements
Preceded by
Brian Barbosa
NABF Middleweight Champion
February 10, 1998 - December 12, 1999
Lost bid for world title
Succeeded by
Himself
Second reign
Preceded by
Himself
First reign
NABF Middleweight Champion
May 5, 2000 - December 1, 2000
Lost bid for world title
Succeeded by
Tito Mendoza

Professional boxing record[edit]

32 Wins (28 knockouts, 4 decisions), 19 Losses (12 knockouts, 7 decisions), 4 Draws [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 7-0 Mike Jimenez TKO 3 21/11/2012 Horseshoe Casino Hammond, Hammond, Indiana Referee stopped the bout at 2:58 of the third round.
Loss 17-1 Patrick Majewski TKO 3 07/04/2012 Lander's Center, Southaven, Mississippi
Loss 22-0-1 Marcus Oliveira TKO 3 28/01/2012 Menominee Resort Casino, Menominee, Wisconsin Referee stopped the bout at 2:01 of the third round.
Loss 31-5 Alejandro Berrio TKO 3 26/02/2011 Eihusen Arena, Grand Island, Nebraska Referee stopped the bout at 1:04 of the third round.
Loss 25-1-2 Joe Spina TKO 3 02/10/2010 Foxwoods, Mashantucket, Connecticut Referee stopped the bout at 0:49 of the third round.
Loss 19-2 Darryl Cunningham KO 3 23/07/2010 Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, Michigan Echols knocked out at 2:54 of the third round.
Loss 14-0-1 Caleb Truax UD 10 11/06/2010 St. Paul Armory, Saint Paul, Minnesota 91-99, 92-98, 93-97.
Win 0-8-2 Fred Thomas KO 6 20/03/2010 Crowne Plaza Hotel, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Thomas knocked out at 1:32 of the sixth round.
Loss 29-7 Angel Hernandez RTD 6 21/08/2009 Horseshoe Casino Hammond, Hammond, Indiana Echols retired after the sixth round.
Loss 10-1 Phil Williams TKO 7 05/06/2009 Grand Casino, Hinckley, Minnesota Referee stopped the bout at 0:45 of the seventh round.
Loss 37-3-1 Roman Karmazin TKO 7 21/03/2009 Playboy Mansion, Beverly Hills, California WBC NABF Middleweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:52 of the seventh round.
Loss 18-1-2 Michael Walker MD 8 03/10/2008 Radisson Star Plaza, Merrillville, Indiana 76-76, 75-77, 74-78.
Loss 17-0 Peter Quillin UD 10 16/04/2008 Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City 91-99, 92-98, 91-98.
Draw 18-0-1 Michael Walker MD 10 29/02/2008 Paragon Casino & Resort, Marksville, Louisiana 98-92, 95-95, 95-95.
Loss 18-2-1 Fulgencio Zuniga UD 10 23/06/2007 Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada 90-97, 89-97, 88-98.
Draw 29-2 Rubin Williams PTS 12 12/01/2007 The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan IBA/NBA World Super Middleweight Titles. 113-114, 115-111, 113-113.
Draw 19-4 Mohamad Said MD 10 05/04/2006 New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana 95-94, 95-95, 95-95.
Loss 22-1 Kingsley Ikeke RTD 10 15/04/2005 Northern Quest Resort & Casino, Airway Heights, Washington IBF World Middleweight Title Eliminator. Echols retired after the tenth round.
Win 13-6-2 Jameel Wilson TKO 7 02/12/2004 Northern Quest Resort & Casino, Airway Heights, Washington Referee stopped the bout at 2:26 of the seventh round.
Win 26-8-2 Ross Thompson UD 10 08/05/2004 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada 98-90, 98-92, 99-91.
Loss 18-1 Anthony Mundine UD 12 03/09/2003 Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, New South Wales WBA World Super Middleweight Title. 112-117, 112-117, 114-115.
Win 14-8 Richard Grant TKO 3 03/08/2002 Dodge Theatre, Phoenix, Arizona IBF World Super Middleweight Title Eliminator/WBC NABF/WBA NABA Super Middleweight Titles. Referee stopped the bout at 0:59 of the third round.
Win 16-1 Oscar Bravo TKO 1 27/06/2002 Santa Ana Star Casino, Bernalillo, New Mexico WBC NABF Super Middleweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 0:42 of the first round.
Win 16-1 Kabary Salem UD 12 09/04/2002 Ramada Inn, Rosemont, Illinois WBC NABF Super Middleweight Title.
Win 16-0 Lawrence Chapman DQ 5 21/12/2001 Pechanga Resort and Casino, Temecula, California WBA NABA Super Middleweight Title. Chapman disqualified at 2:47 of the fifth round.
Win 36-7 Charles Brewer TKO 3 19/05/2001 Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Connecticut WBA NABA Super Middleweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:21 of the third round.
Loss 37-2-1 Bernard Hopkins TKO 10 01/12/2000 The Venetian Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada IBF World Middleweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:42 of the tenth round.
Win 22-5-1 Lionel Ortiz RTD 7 05/05/2000 Cherokee Casino, Cherokee, North Carolina WBC NABF/IBF USBA Middleweight Titles. Ortiz retired after the seventh round.
Win 26-49-1 Anthony Ivory UD 10 17/02/2000 River Center, Davenport, Iowa
Loss 35-2-1 Bernard Hopkins UD 12 12/12/1999 Miccosukee Resort and Gaming, Miami, Florida IBF World Middleweight Title. 109-119, 110-118, 110-118.
Win 19-13-2 Roland Rangel TKO 2 22/01/1999 Horseshoe Casino Tunica, Tunica, Mississippi WBC NABF/IBF USBA Middleweight Titles. Referee stopped the bout at 1:40 of the second round.
Win 16-1 Urbano Gurrola TKO 6 28/07/1998 Horseshoe Casino Tunica, Tunica, Mississippi WBC NABF/IBF USBA Middleweight Titles. Referee stopped the bout at 1:03 of the sixth round.
Win 17-12 Kevin Tillman TKO 8 07/04/1998 Harrah's Cherokee, Cherokee, North Carolina WBC NABF/IBF USBA Middleweight Titles.
Win 23-3 Brian Barbosa KO 9 10/02/1998 Casino Rouge, Baton Rouge, Louisiana WBC NABF/IBF USBA Middleweight Titles.
Win 10-7 Billy Robertson KO 3 30/09/1997 Casino Magic, Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi
Win 10-1-2 Earl Monroe TKO 3 27/07/1997 Belle Casino, Baton Rouge, Louisiana IBF USBA Middleweight Title.
Win 14-0 Andre Haddock KO 3 20/05/1997 Medieval Times, Lyndhurst, New Jersey
Win 8-8 George Brown TKO 6 10/05/1997 MARK of the Quad Cities, Moline, Illinois Referee stopped the bout at 2:58 of the sixth round.
Draw 21-3-2 Eric Lucas PTS 10 06/12/1996 Centre Georges-Vezina, Chicoutimi, Quebec 95-95, 96-94, 93-97.
Win 0-19 Roy Hundley KO 2 29/11/1996 Sullivan Brothers Center, Waterloo, Iowa Hundley knocked out at 2:35 of the second round.
Loss 15-0 Chris Johnson MD 10 11/10/1996 International Plaza Hotel, Toronto, Ontario
Win 0-8 Eric Crumble TKO 1 30/03/1996 Sullivan Brothers Center, Waterloo, Iowa Referee stopped the bout at 1:25 of the first round.
Win 5-24-3 Oscar Washington TKO 4 09/12/1995 MARK of the Quad Cities, Moline, Illinois
Win 9-21-2 Marris Virgil TKO 3 18/10/1995 Moline, Illinois
Win 0-1 Dan Butters KO 2 13/05/1995 Davenport, Iowa
Win 9-4 Abdullah Ramadan KO 2 01/03/1995 Fort Lauderdale Memorial Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale, Florida Ramadan knocked out at 2:23 of the second round.
Win 2-1 Edgar Borja KO 2 17/12/1994 Ruminahui Coliseum, Quito
Win 7-4-1 Joe Harris KO 3 22/10/1994 Davenport, Iowa Iowa Middleweight Title.
Win 4-15 Willie Perry KO 6 08/10/1994 Sterling, Illinois Perry knocked out at 1:18 of the sixth round.
Win 4-15 Tyrone Mack TKO 2 31/07/1994 Des Moines, Iowa
Win 10-12 Hector Ramirez KO 3 01/07/1994 Davenport, Iowa
Win 0-10 Leon Shavers KO 1 08/01/1994 Davenport, Iowa
Win -- Clifton Woods TKO 1 23/10/1993 St. Joseph Civic Arena, Saint Joseph, Missouri
Win 3-14 Donald Tucker KO 1 31/07/1993 Davenport, Iowa
Loss 11-13 Anthony Ivory KO 1 22/05/1993 Davenport, Iowa

Outside the ring[edit]

On July 30, 2007 in Davenport, Iowa, Echols was shot in the leg while trying to break up a fight [2]. Echols was also charged with possession of crack cocaine after the incident [3].

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