Derrick Jefferson

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Derrick Jefferson
Statistics
Real name Derrick Lavon Jefferson
Nickname(s) D-Train
Rated at Heavyweight
Height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Reach 82 in (208 cm)
Nationality American
Born (1968-03-10) March 10, 1968 (age 46)
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 33
Wins 28
Wins by KO 21
Losses 4
Draws 1
No contests 1

Derrick Lavon Jefferson (born March 10, 1968 in Oak Park, MI) is a heavyweight turned boxer.

Amateur[edit]

Jefferson became the 1994 National Golden Gloves Super Heavyweight Champion handing Michael Grant his only amateur loss in the semifinals.

Pro[edit]

Nicknamed "D Train", Jefferson is best known for his devastating KO of journeyman Maurice Harris, named the 1999 Ring Magazine knockout of the year. Jefferson, at 6'6" and generally weighing 240 pounds, quickly rose to prominence by combining explosive power with furious combinations. He became a frequently featured fighter on HBO in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Jefferson began his career 22-0-1, highlighted by a TKO 2 over contender Bert Cooper, an SD 12 victory over Obed Sullivan, and the brutal KO over Harris. This streak lined up a shot against the fading David Izon, he broke down Jefferson and won via a TKO inside nine rounds. Jefferson was then blasted out inside of four rounds by rising star Oleg Maskaev, morphing Jefferson's rising star status to a faded memory. One year later, Jefferson was granted a shot at WBO Heavyweight champ Wladimir Klitschko, who demolished Jefferson, knocking him down three times en route to a 2nd round TKO. Jefferson made one last run, taking a five fight winning streak against limited opposition into a fight with DaVarryl Williamson. Williamson made quick work of Jefferson, winning by TKO in the 2nd, effectively ending Jefferson's career, as he hasn't fought since. His record was 28-4-1 with 21 knockouts.

Jefferson also competed Cedric Kushner's Thunderbox Heavyweight Tournament, "Fistful of Dollars", but lost.

Professional boxing record[edit]

28 Wins (21 knockouts, 7 decisions), 4 Losses (4 knockouts, 0 decisions), 1 Draw [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 21-3 United States DaVarryl "Touch of Sleep" Williamson TKO 2 30/04/2005 New York New York City, United States WBO NABO/WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Titles. Referee stopped the bout at 2:41 of the second round.
Win 11-11 United States Ed White TKO 3 27/11/2004 Indiana Lafayette, Indiana, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:14 of the third round.
Win 10-4 United States Julius "Towering Inferno" Long TD 8 27/02/2004 Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States 78-74, 76-74, 76-76. Fight went to scorecards due to an accidental headbut.
Win 18-15-1 United States Sedreck "Big Buck" Fields SD 10 21/09/2002 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 96-94, 96-94, 94-96.
Win 43-10 United States Phil "The Enforcer" Jackson UD 10 16/02/2002 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 100-90, 99-91, 99-91.
Win 22-7 United States Eric "The Whip" Curry KO 1 23/11/2001 Michigan Southfield, Michigan, United States Curry knocked out at 0:22 of the first round.
Loss 35-1 Ukraine "Dr. Steel Hammer" Wladimir Klitschko TKO 2 24/03/2001 Germany Munich, Bayern, Germany WBO World Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:09 of the second round.
Win 7-7-1 United States Marcus Johnson TKO 1 04/11/2000 New York New York City, United States
Loss 19-2 Russia Oleg "The Big O" Maskaev TKO 4 20/05/2000 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 24-3 Nigeria David Izon TKO 9 15/01/2000 New York New York City, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:11 of the ninth round.
Win 16-9-2 United States Maurice "Mo Bettah" Harris KO 6 06/11/1999 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Harris knocked out at 2:52 of the sixth round.
Win 23-8-1 United States Melvin "Top Gun" Foster TKO 4 10/09/1999 Michigan Mount Pleasant, Michigan, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:05 of the fourth round.
Win 30-4-1 United States Obed "The Fighting Marine" Sullivan SD 12 20/05/1999 Mississippi Tunica, Mississippi, United States NABA Heavyweight Title. 117-112, 117-113, 114-115.
Win 34-18 United States "Smokin" Bert Cooper TKO 2 04/03/1999 Michigan Mount Pleasant, Michigan, United States
Draw 21-8 United States Marcellus "More Than a Conqueror" Brown TD 2 07/01/1999 Mississippi Tunica, Mississippi, United States Fight went to scorecards due to an accidental headbut.
Win 11-27-3 United States Marion "The Creep" Wilson UD 8 02/10/1998 Louisiana Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States 79-73, 79-73, 77-75.
Win 21-11-1 United States Jeff Lally TKO 2 22/08/1998 Mississippi Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:28 of the second round.
Win 21-17-1 United States Levi "The Terminator" Billups UD 10 24/05/1998 Michigan Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States
Win 6-6-2 Sudan Clement Hassan KO 1 21/04/1998 Louisiana Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States Hassan knocked out at 2:25 of the first round.
Win 14-12 Samoa Tui "The Smokin Samoan" Toia TKO 1 27/02/1998 Ohio Parma, Ohio, United States
Win 11-7 United States Isaac Brown TKO 1 22/11/1997 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 19-30 United States Lorenzo Boyd TKO 1 07/10/1997 Michigan Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States
Win 11-42-2 United States Brian "B-52" Yates UD 6 21/08/1997 Iowa Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
Win -- United States Wendell Blount KO 1 08/07/1997 Indiana Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Win 11-1 United States Ralph "Wild, Wild" West KO 1 26/04/1997 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 3-15 United States Harold Johnson KO 1 18/03/1997 Michigan Flint, Michigan, United States
Win 0-10 United States Fred Peppers KO 1 21/12/1996 Missouri Kansas City, Missouri, United States Peppers knocked out at 2:56 of the first round.
Win 0-1-1 United States Tom Jablonski KO 2 04/12/1996 Ohio Toledo, Ohio, United States
Win 6-19 United States Larry Fleming TKO 1 15/11/1996 Illinois Waukegan, Illinois, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:08 of the first round.
Win -- United States Terrence Holley KO 1 08/10/1996 Michigan Flint, Michigan, United States
Win 0-1 United States Robert Toyer TKO 3 23/10/1995 California Inglewood, California, United States
Win 0-1 United States Roberto Ramirez KO 2 25/09/1995 California Inglewood, California, United States
Win 0-1 United States Ismail Muhammad KO 1 19/06/1995 California Los Angeles, California, United States

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