Everett Martin

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Everett Martin
Statistics
Real name Everett Wayne Martin
Nickname(s) Bigfoot
Rated at Heavyweight
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Reach 72 in (183 cm)
Nationality American
Born (1964-07-04) July 4, 1964 (age 50)
Tyler, Texas, U.S.
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 60
Wins 20
Wins by KO 9
Losses 39
Draws 1

Everett Wayne Martin (born July 4, 1964 in Tyler, TX), also known as Bigfoot Martin is a former professional boxer. He was a journeyman heavyweight best known for his performances against more notable contenders.

Pro Boxing Career[edit]

Martin was a prospect early in his pro career. He turned pro in 1984 at the age of 20. He started his career at cruiserweight and fought as low as 167 pounds. During the course of his career he boxed 16 heavyweight world champions.[1]

In 1988 Martin scored one of the biggest wins of his career with a decision win over rising prospect Bert Cooper. In 1989 he moved up to heavyweight to fight comebacking George Foreman, and lost a decision. Martin then moved on to fight a "Who's Who" dossier of heavyweight prospects and future champions. Rarely winning a bout, Martin was a classic journeyman fighter. Martin lost bouts to Michael Moorer, Riddick Bowe, and James Smith before scoring a shocking decision win over Tim Witherspoon in 1993. The victory was to be one of the last for Martin, although his career spanned for eight more years. Martin went on to lose to Larry Holmes, Tony Tucker, Tony Tubbs, Wladimir Klitschko (twice),[2] Lamon Brewster, Danell Nicholson, Fres Oquendo, Obed Sullivan, David Bostice, and Sergey Lyakhovich. Martin closed out his career with a TKO loss to future champion Ruslan Chagaev.

Professional boxing record[edit]

20 Wins (9 knockouts, 11 decisions), 39 Losses (12 knockouts, 27 decisions), 1 Draw [2]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 2-0 Uzbekistan Ruslan "White Tyson" Chagaev TKO 4 21/09/2001 Uzbekistan Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Loss 17-0 Poland Albert "The Dragon" Sosnowski TKO 7 30/09/2000 Netherlands Rotterdam, Netherlands
Loss 8-0 Belarus Siarhei "White Wolf" Liakhovich UD 8 28/03/2000 Hawaii Honolulu, Hawaii, United States 73-79, 73-79, 72-80.
Loss 12-0 Albania Luan Krasniqi PTS 8 19/02/2000 Germany Neukoeln, Berlin, Germany
Loss 19-0 Germany Timo Hoffmann PTS 8 29/01/2000 Germany Riesa, Sachsen, Germany
Loss 37-2 United States Keith "The Fighting Knight" McKnight UD 10 20/11/1999 Tennessee La Vergne, Tennessee, United States
Loss 18-1-1 United States David "The Boss" Bostice UD 10 07/10/1999 Michigan Mount Pleasant, Michigan, United States
Loss 30-5-1 United States Obed "The Fighting Marine" Sullivan TKO 4 13/08/1999 Louisiana Bossier City, Louisiana, United States
Loss 40-5 United States Joe "The Boss" Hipp UD 12 25/06/1999 Louisiana Bossier City, Louisiana, United States WBF World Heavyweight Title.
Loss 25-1 Ukraine Wladimir "Dr. Steel Hammer" Klitschko TKO 8 24/04/1999 Germany Munich, Bayern, Germany
Loss 11-0 United States Fres "The Big O" Oquendo UD 6 20/03/1999 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 53-60, 54-59, 54-59.
Loss 22-2-1 Germany Willi "De Ox" Fischer UD 8 13/02/1999 Germany Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Loss 19-0 United States Shazzon Bradley UD 8 06/11/1998 Canada Montreal, Quebec, Canada 73-79, 72-79, 73-79.
Loss 15-3-2 United States Cliff "The Black Bull" Couser UD 10 01/10/1998 Missouri Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
Loss 18-0 United States "Relentless" Lamon Brewster TKO 4 15/08/1998 California Los Angeles, California, United States
Loss 28-3 United States Danell "Doc" Nicholson TKO 4 16/06/1998 Mississippi Biloxi, Mississippi, United States Martin could not come out for the fifth round.
Loss 12-0-1 Denmark Mark Hulstrom UD 6 03/04/1998 Denmark Holbaek, Denmark 56-59, 57-59, 55-60.
Loss 17-0 Ukraine Wladimir "Dr. Steel Hammer" Klitschko UD 8 14/03/1998 Germany Wandsbek, Hamburg, Germany
Loss 13-0 United States Lance "Mount" Whitaker UD 8 27/02/1998 California Studio City, California, United States
Loss 13-0-1 United States Ed Mahone TKO 8 18/10/1997 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:18 of the eighth round.
Win 17-9 United States Derrick Roddy UD 10 09/01/1997 Texas Humble, Texas, United States
Loss 16-6-1 Mexico Marcos "El Torito" Gonzalez UD 10 02/11/1996 Texas Houston, Texas, United States
Win 6-6 United States Dion Burgess TKO 2 20/08/1996 Texas Houston, Texas, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:51 of the second round.
Loss 38-5 United States Tony "TNT" Tubbs UD 10 22/02/1994 Michigan Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States 90-100, 90-100, 90-100.
Loss 22-0 United Kingdom Herbie "Dancing Destroyer" Hide PTS 10 18/09/1993 United Kingdom Leicester, East Midlands, United Kingdom 94-100.
Loss 54-4 United States Larry "Easton Assassin" Holmes UD 10 05/01/1993 Mississippi Biloxi, Mississippi, United States 92-99, 91-99, 90-100.
Loss 45-1 United States Tony "TNT" Tucker PTS 10 12/09/1992 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 37-3 United States "Terrible" Tim Witherspoon SD 10 21/07/1992 Michigan Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States 96-95, 97-93, 94-96.
Loss 29-0 United States Riddick "Big Daddy" Bowe TKO 5 08/05/1992 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:28 of the fifth round.
Loss 27-0 United States Michael "Double M" Moorer UD 10 17/03/1992 Michigan Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States 91-99, 92-98, 92-99.
Loss 27-8-1 United States James "Bonecrusher" Smith TKO 8 06/08/1991 California San Francisco, California, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:50 of the eighth round.
Loss 26-0 Italy Francesco Damiani KO 2 20/10/1990 Italy Cesena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Loss 29-2 South Africa Pierre Coetzer UD 10 05/05/1990 Wisconsin Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States 94-98, 94-99, 95-99.
Loss 33-0 United Kingdom Gary Mason PTS 10 14/03/1990 United Kingdom Kensington, London, United Kingdom 97-98.5
Loss 63-2 United States "Big" George Foreman UD 10 20/07/1989 Arizona Tucson, Arizona, United States 91-99, 91-98, 92-97.
Loss 31-6-1 United States "The Camden Buzzsaw" Dwight Muhammad Qawi UD 10 22/05/1989 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States 90-99, 91-99, 92-98.
Loss 20-2-1 South Africa Johnny du Plooy KO 7 18/12/1988 Florida Orlando, Florida, United States Martin knocked out at 1:59 of the seventh round.
Win 19-2 United States "Smokin" Bert Cooper UD 10 01/06/1988 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States 96-94, 96-94, 96-94.
Win 10-4-1 United States Joey "Powerhouse" Parker PTS 8 29/04/1988 Texas Houston, Texas, United States
Loss 10-3 United States Levi "The Terminator" Billups PTS 6 16/03/1988 California Riverside, California, United States
Win 9-2 United States Greg "The Gorilla" Gorrell PTS 6 05/03/1988 Texas Sulphur Springs, Texas, United States
Loss 10-0 United States Tony Willis KO 7 09/04/1987 Texas Houston, Texas, United States Martin knocked out at 0:58 of the seventh round.
Loss 16-1 United States Vincent Boulware PTS 12 12/02/1987 Texas Houston, Texas, United States Texas Light Heavyweight Title.
Win 2-1-1 United States Victor Walker KO 2 08/01/1987 Texas Houston, Texas, United States Walker knocked out at 2:46 of the second round.
Loss 13-1 United States Kelvin "Special K" Kelly SD 10 11/09/1986 California Inglewood, California, United States
Draw 9-1 United States Chuck Walker PTS 10 05/07/1986 Texas Conroe, Texas, United States
Win -- United States Leo Quintas KO 1 12/06/1986 Texas Harlingen, Texas, United States
Win 15-0 United States Lawrence "Poncho" Carter TKO 7 12/03/1986 Texas Houston, Texas, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:14 of the seventh round.
Win 11-2 United States Bobby Collins PTS 8 22/01/1986 Texas Houston, Texas, United States
Win 1-4-1 United States James Howard KO 5 19/12/1985 Texas Tyler, Texas, United States
Win 0-6 United States John Rice TKO 3 26/09/1985 Texas Tyler, Texas, United States
Win 3-0 United States Sherman "T-Bone" Griffin PTS 6 17/07/1985 Texas Houston, Texas, United States
Win 10-1 United States Jesse Shelby UD 6 12/05/1985 Texas Tyler, Texas, United States
Loss 12-3-1 South Africa Isak Sakkie Enslin PTS 6 30/03/1985 South Africa Sun City, North West, South Africa
Win 5-8 United States Tony Orville TKO 3 20/02/1985 Texas Beaumont, Texas, United States
Win 1-0 United States James Washington PTS 6 29/01/1985 Texas Houston, Texas, United States
Win 4-1 United States Gary Read KO 5 27/12/1984 Texas Dallas, Texas, United States
Win 0-4 United States John Rice UD 4 17/11/1984 Texas Houston, Texas, United States
Win -- United States James Jennings PTS 4 09/10/1984 Texas Houston, Texas, United States
Win 0-2 United States Tony Garner KO 1 29/08/1984 Texas Houston, Texas, United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Everett 'Big Foot' Martin - He Was As Tough As They Come!". Eastsideboxing.com. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]

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