Carl Davis (boxer)
|Real name||Carl Davis (Boxer)|
|Nickname(s)||USBO cruiserweight champion Carl Davis|
|Born||November 16, 1973
Carl Davis (boxer) (born November 16, 1973, in Chicago, Illinois) is a cruiserweight and heavyweight boxer. Davis is trained by Sam Colonna and was formerly trained by renowned American sports and fitness trainer John Schaeffer.
Amateur Boxing Career
Davis attended Percy Lavon Julian High School in Chicago. Davis won the Chicago Golden Gloves Novice Heavyweight Championship in 2000 by knocking out all opponents in the first round. Davis won the Chicago Golden Gloves Open Heavyweight Championship in 2002 by knocking out the first two opponents, decisioned regional champion William Terry in the semifinal, and decisioned defending champion Russell Felger in the final round. Davis traveled to London, England, in 2002 and decisioned British amateur heavyweight champion Brian Robinson, in a United States versus Great Britain competition.
Professional Boxing Career
Davis turned pro in the heavyweight division on April 25, 2003, with a 38 second knockout of Michael Shanks in Rosemont, Illinois. He compiled a record of 14-3 as a heavyweight. Under Schaefer's tutelage and guidance, Davis converted over thirty-five pounds to muscle mass, and returned to the ring as a cruiserweight. On Friday, December 17, 2010, at UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Davis won the vacant USBO Cruiserweight title with a ten round unanimous decision over former world cruiserweight champion 'King' Arthur Williams (boxer). Bout scoring was 97-93, 96-93, 96-93 for Davis. Davis returned to fighting at heavyweight above 200 pounds and made a successful comeback on September 9, 2012, at the Hammond Civic Center in Indiana with a second record stoppage of former number one heavyweight contender Bert Cooper after knocking Cooper down for a count of nine. A second comeback attempt by Davis on November 16, 2012, ended in failure when he was stopped in the first round by an overweight 12-0 Richard Carmack of Kansas City, Missouri, who outweighed the 231 pound Davis by 91 pounds.  In June 2013, a third comeback attempt failed in Las Vegas against 18-0 heavyweight contender Andy Ruiz of Mexico.
Professional Football Career
Davis played professional football as outside linebacker / defensive end for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League for two seasons, in 1996 and 1997. Carl was a standout pass rusher. Carl left CFL football to return to amateur boxing.
Davis resides with his wife and children in Chicago. In his spare time, he is a dedicated student and expert practitioner of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Shaolin Kung fu in Chicago. He has also worked with developmentally challenged students with developmental disability ages 13–19 in public and private school settings as a crisis intervention worker and mental health professional. Davis also co-owned and operated Respect One's Family Security, a team of private security specialists, working personal security for athletes and entertainers, and dealing with crowd control, known throughout Chicago and Illinois, and well respected in the United States.