Floyd Cummings

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Floyd Cummings
Statistics
Real name Floyd Cummings
Nickname(s) Jumbo
Rated at Heavyweight
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Nationality American
Born (1949-12-20)December 20, 1949 (age 63)
Mississippi
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 22
Wins 15
Wins by KO 13
Losses 6
Draws 1

Floyd "Jumbo" Cummings (born 20 December 1949 in Mississippi) is a retired American heavyweight boxer best known for his fight with Joe Frazier.

Cummings served 12 years in prison for murder in the Stateville Correctional Center, Illinois,[1] and upon his release started boxing professionally, making his debut in March 1979 at the age of 29.

He was a fringe contender in the heavyweight division in the early 1980s, fighting such opponents as Tim Witherspoon, Renaldo Snipes and Mitch Green, losing decisions against all three. In his last fight, Cummings was stopped by Frank Bruno. Though Bruno was somewhat fortunate to survive a right hand blow on the bell of round one that left him severely dazed and on the back foot til late in the second. He is also notable for having been the final opponent of former heavyweight champion Joe Frazier, when Frazier made a brief comeback in 1981; the fight was scored a draw. Cummings ended his career with a record of 15 wins, six losses and one draw.

In 2002 Cummings was sentenced to life imprisonment for armed robbery.[2]

Professional boxing record[edit]

15 Wins (13 knockouts, 2 decisions), 6 Losses (2 knockouts, 4 decisions), 1 Draw [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 18-0 United Kingdom Frank Bruno TKO 7 11/10/1983 United Kingdom Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London Referee stopped the bout at 2:43 of the seventh round.
Loss 15-1 United States Tim Witherspoon UD 10 16/07/1983 United States The Dunes, Paradise, Nevada 86-100, 88-100, 89-100.
Loss 10-0-1 United States Mitch Green UD 10 16/02/1983 United States Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey
Loss 15-3 United States Larry Frazier PTS 10 14/08/1982 United States Stouffers Ballroom, Cleveland, Ohio
Loss 13-3 United States Jeff Sims KO 8 02/05/1982 United States Playboy Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Draw 32-4 United States Joe Frazier MD 10 03/12/1981 United States International Amphitheatre, Chicago, Illinois 47-47, 46-46, 46-45.
Win 5-6 United States Bobby Jordan KO 9 27/07/1981 United States International Amphitheatre, Chicago, Illinois Jordan knocked out at 1:19 of the ninth round.
Loss 19-0 United States Renaldo Snipes UD 10 08/03/1981 United States Resorts Casino Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 10-29-2 United States "Memphis" Al Jones KO 1 15/01/1981 United States Hilton Hotel, Chicago, Illinois Jones knocked out at 2:58 of the first round.
Win 20-2 United States George Mostardini TKO 8 11/12/1980 United States International Amphitheatre, Chicago, Illinois
Win 5-15 United States Johnny Warr SD 10 10/09/1980 United States Cicero Stadium, Chicago, Illinois
Win 0-13 United States Jesse Clark KO 1 25/08/1980 United States Bismark Hotel, Chicago, Illinois Clark knocked out at 1:31 of the first round.
Win -- United States Mike "Razorblade" Jackson KO 3 12/06/1980 United States Hilton Hotel, Chicago, Illinois
Win 8-24 United States Charles A. Atlas TKO 1 15/05/1980 United States Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois
Win 1-6 United States Vic Wallace KO 2 17/04/1980 United States Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois
Win 4-2 United States Amos Haynes KO 2 18/02/1980 United States Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois
Win 4-39 United States Sylvester Wilder TKO 2 01/02/1980 United States International Amphitheatre, Chicago, Illinois Referee stopped the bout at 2:59 of the second round.
Win 1-1-1 United States Larry Sims UD 6 15/12/1979 United States Circle Arena, Chicago, Illinois
Win 6-1 United States Cornell Verse KO 4 20/11/1979 United States Circle Arena, Chicago, Illinois
Win 2-1 United States George Gofarth TKO 4 30/07/1979 United States International Amphitheatre, Chicago, Illinois
Win -- United States Jim Flynn KO 1 20/07/1979 United States UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois
Win 0-4 United States Dave Watkins KO 1 18/06/1979 United States Arnie's North Restaurant, Highland Park, Illinois

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nack, William (1981-12-14). "A Sad Show For Smokeless Joe". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2009-01-27. 
  2. ^ "Ex-heavyweight contender Cummings strikes out". SI.com. 2002-09-21. Retrieved 2009-01-27. 

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