Calvin Brock

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Calvin Brock
Statistics
Real name Calvin Vance Brock
Nickname(s) The Boxing Banker
Rated at Heavyweight
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Reach 77 in (196 cm)
Nationality American
Born (1975-01-22) January 22, 1975 (age 39)
Charlotte, North Carolina
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 33
Wins 31
Wins by KO 23
Losses 2
Draws 0
No contests 0

Calvin Vance Brock (born January 22, 1975 in Charlotte, North Carolina) is a retired professional heavyweight boxer.

Following his loss to fellow American Eddie Chambers, Brock was forced to retire from the sport of boxing, after receiving retinal damage in his right eye.

Biography[edit]

Brock is known not only for his boxing skills but also for his skill at handling money. Brock has a degree in finance from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and manages his own portfolio. [1] Brock — formerly a banker — received his nickname from a Bank of America ad, in which he was referred to as The Boxing Banker. [1]

Amateur career[edit]

Brock had a notable amateur boxing career. He was the National Golden Gloves Heavyweight Champion in 1998. In 1999, he won the U.S. amateur championship at 201 lb.

At the 2000 Summer Olympics, he competed on the U.S. boxing team as a super heavyweight after narrowly beating one-time conqueror T.J.Wilson in the qualification. He was a teammate of future world champions Jermain Taylor, Jeff Lacy, and Brian Viloria, but he lost to Paolo Vidoz and did not win a medal.

Amateur record 147-38

Professional career[edit]

Brock turned professional in 2001. Although he built an impressive record, Brock did not fight many top ranked heavyweights.

Brock's first well-known opponent was Clifford Etienne—an opponent of Mike Tyson whom Brock defeated by round 3 TKO on January 21, 2005.

Three months later, highly rated contender Jameel McCline knocked down Brock in round 7, but Brock got up and won the bout by unanimous decision.

On November 19, 2005, Brock won his first title—the IBA Continental Americas heavyweight title—when he defeated journeyman David Bostice by unanimous decision.

On February 25, 2006, Brock was part of the Shane Mosley vs. Fernando Vargas undercard. He knocked out Zuri Lawrence in round 6 with a counter left hook that caught Lawrence flush and ended up being the Ring Magazine knockout of the year." [2]

Brock defended his IBA Continental Americas title on June 24, 2006 against undefeated Timor Ibragimov by unanimous decision. The fight occurred outdoors at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, where the temperature exceeded 100 °F (38 °C).

Brock finally earned his first world title shot as he took on IBF and IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko in Madison Square Garden on November 11, 2006. However, he suffered his first professional loss when he was knocked out in the 7th round, dropping his record to 29-1.

In November he was edged out by Eddie Chambers in an IBF semifinal. During this bout, Brock suffered retinal damage in his right eye. As a result of botched surgery to repair the damage in December 2007, Brock became legally blind in his right eye, and forced to retire permanently from the sport of boxing. Brock can still see images of daylight in the right eye. After retirement, Brock, who has a wife and daughter, became a commercial real estate agent.

Preceded by
Dominick Guinn
United States Amateur Super Heavyweight Champion
1999
Succeeded by
T.J. Wilson

Professional boxing record[edit]

31 Wins (23 knockouts, 8 decisions), 2 Losses (1 knockout, 1 decision), 0 Draws [2]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 31–2 United States Eddie Chambers SD 12 2 Nov 2007 United States Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, Washington, United States Second part of the IBF heavyweight title elimination tournament (Byrd-Povetkin / Brock-Chambers). Brock endured three minor puffs.
Win 31–1 Puerto Rico Alex Gonzales UD 8 2 Jun 2007 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 30–1 United States Ralph West KO 1 (10) 17 Mar 2007 United States American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Loss 29–1 Ukraine Wladimir Klitschko TKO 7 (12) 11 Nov 2006 United States Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, United States For IBF & IBO Heavyweight titles. Klitschko suffered a cut over the left eye from an unintentional headbutt in the 6th round. Brock was knocked down in the 7th round.
Win 29–0 Uzbekistan Timur Ibragimov UD 12 24 Jun 2006 United States Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Won WBC FECARBOX heavyweight title & retained IBA Continental Heavyweight title.
Win 28–0 United States Zuri Lawrence KO 6 (10) 25 Feb 2006 United States Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States A counter left hook knocked Lawrence out cold and referee Jay Nady immediately stopped the fight as he hit the canvas. Ring Magazine knockout of the Year for 2006.
Win 27–0 United States David Bostice UD 12 19 Nov 2005 United States Cricket Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States Won vacant IBA Continental Heavyweight title.
Win 26–0 United States Kenny Craven TKO 4 (10) 25 Jun 2005 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 25–0 United States Jameel McCline UD 10 23 Apr 2005 United States Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Brock cut over left eye in round 1 and down from a left-right to the head in round 7.
Win 24–0 United States Clifford Etienne TKO 3 (10) 21 Jan 2005 United States Reliant Center, Houston, Texas, United States Etienne was knocked down once in the 2nd, and twice in the 3rd round.
Win 23–0 United States Wesley Martin TKO 2 (6) 14 Nov 2004 United States Mountain High Casino, Black Hawk, Colorado, United States
Win 22–0 United States Willie Williams UD 6 24 Jul 2004 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 21–0 United States Terry Smith UD 10 15 May 2004 United States DePaul Athletic Center, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Win 20–0 United States Derek Berry TKO 6 (10) 22 Jan 2004 United States Charlotte, North Carolina, United States Berry suffers an arm injury and is unable to come out for the 7th.
Win 19–0 United States David Vedder TKO 8 (8) 12 Dec 2003 United States Casino Del Sol, Tucson, Arizona, United States
Win 18–0 United States Ken Murphy TKO 3 (?) 8 Nov 2003 United States Cricket Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Win 17–0 United States Shane Swartz RTD 6 (8) 29 Aug 2003 United States Sovereign Center, Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 16–0 United States Marcus Rhode KO 2 (8) 19 Jul 2003 United States Reliant Center, Houston, Texas, United States Rhode was knocked out by an overhand right.
Win 15–0 United States Jim Strohl TKO 1 (6) 7 Jun 2003 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Strohl was knocked out by a counter right hand and was not able to beat the count.
Win 14–0 United States Shawn Robinson TKO 1 (6) 4 Apr 2003 United States Fernwood Resort, Bushkill, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 13–0 United States Jeff Pegues TKO 3 (6) 23 Jan 2003 United States Convention Center, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Win 12–0 United States Franklin Edmondson TKO 2 (8) 22 Nov 2002 United States Bally's Park Place Hotel Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 11–0 United States Leroy Humphries TKO 2 (6) 13 Sep 2002 United States Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 10–0 United States Antonio Colbert UD 6 27 Jul 2002 United States Beau Rivage Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, United States
Win 9–0 United States Don Normand TKO 2 (6) 25 May 2002 United States Lowes Speedway, Charlotte, Mississippi, United States
Win 8–0 United States Craig Brinson TKO 5 (6) 7 Oct 2001 United States Grand Victoria Casino, Elgin, Illinois, United States
Win 7–0 United States Lewis Gilbert TKO 1 (6) 2 Sep 2001 United States Silverstar Hotel & Casino, Choctaw, Mississippi, United States
Win 6–0 United States Rocky Gannon TKO 2 (6) 18 Aug 2001 United States Cox Pavilion, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 5–0 United States Shawn Woods TKO 1 (6) 17 Jun 2001 United States Sunset Station, San Antonio, Texas, United States
Win 4–0 United States Antonio Colbert UD 4 1 Apr 2001 United States Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 3–0 United States Jeff Ford TKO 2 (4) 23 Mar 2001 United States Texas Station Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 2–0 Mexico Benjamin Garcia TKO 1 (4) 11 Mar 2001 United States Feather Falls Casino, Oroville, California, United States
Win 1–0 United States Zibielee Kimbrough TKO 3 (4) 11 Feb 2001 United States Grand Victoria Casino, Elgin, Illinois, United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sharkie's Machine: Q & A With Calvin Brock". Eastsideboxing.com. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  2. ^ "Class: Mosley and Vargas Paid Off After All". Thesweetscience.com. 2006-03-07. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 

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