Imamu Mayfield

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Imamu Mayfield
Born Imamu Amiri Mayfield
(1972-04-19) April 19, 1972 (age 42)
Freehold, New Jersey
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 197 lb (89 kg; 14.1 st)
Division Cruiserweight
Heavyweight
Reach 78 in (200 cm)
Style Boxing
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Perth Amboy, New Jersey
Years active 1994-2008
Professional boxing record
Total 36
Wins 25
By knockout 18
Losses 9
By knockout 7
Draws 2
Mixed martial arts record
Total 1
Wins 0
Losses 1
By submission 1
Other information
Boxing record from Boxrec
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Imamu Amiri Mayfield (born April 19, 1972) is an American professional boxer.

Career[edit]

Mayfield turned pro in 1994 and was a popular local fighter known for being on boxing cards in various New Jersey venues. He won the IBF Cruiserweight Title with a win over Uriah Grant in 1997. In his first Title defense Mayfield traveled to Hull, England and defeated formerly unbeaten British champion Terry Dunstan by KO. The next year, being promoted by the infamous Don "Only in America" King, lost a purse bid to M and M promotions. Mayfield was supposed to fight Saul Montana after coming off a tough title defense against Dunstan but instead was forced to fight a mandatory defense against Arthur Williams. He lost the belt to Arthur Williams via a 9th round TKO. In 2000, he earned a shot at WBC Cruiserweight Title holder Juan Carlos Gomez, but lost by KO in the 3rd round. Mayfield asked to be released from DKP sighting irreconcilable issues. Mayfield then signed with the before mentioned M and M and won the USBA title in Atlantic City, New Jersey with a KO over up and coming contender Gary Wilcox. The next year he lost an IBF Cruiserweight Title Eliminator bout against Jorge Fernando Castro.

In 2002, he then moved up to heavyweight, where in his first fight as a heavy was significantly undersized. He went on to clearly outpoint and hurt Peter Ohkello. Ohkello went on to fight for the WBC heavy weight Title in 2006 in Russia. Although he drew with Taurus Sykes in 2003, he was TKO'd in 2004 by journeyman Lawrence Clay Bey. After the loss to Clay Bey, he moved back down to Cruiserweight.

Mayfield moved back up to heavyweight again and took on Alexander Povetkin in 2006, and lost via a third round TKO.

He also competed in one mixed martial arts bout, against Japanese wrestler Kazuyuki Fujita at Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2003 on December 31 (New Year's Eve), 2003. The rules of the fight dictated that the fighters would be stood up after 20 seconds on the ground, which made the fight fairer for Mayfield given his lack of grappling skills. Fujita was able to choke Mayfield unconscious while he was still standing in the second round.

Professional boxing record[edit]

25 Wins (18 knockouts, 7 decisions), 9 Losses (7 knockouts, 2 decisions), 2 Draws [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 18-0 United States Johnathon Banks TKO 1 23/02/2008 New York Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:49 of the first round.
Loss 9-0 Russia Alexander Povetkin KO 3 10/12/2006 Russia Olimpiisky, Moscow, Russia
Loss 34-1 Poland Krzysztof Wlodarczyk UD 12 25/03/2006 Poland Siedlce, Poland IBC World/WBC FECARBOX Cruiserweight Titles. 111-117, 112-116, 113-116.
Win 15-6-1 United States Rayco "War" Saunders UD 8 02/12/2005 Pennsylvania The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States 80-72, 80-72, 80-72.
Loss 15-3 Nigeria Emmanuel Nwodo TKO 1 03/12/2004 Pennsylvania The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:24 of the first round.
Loss 19-2 United States Lawrence Clay Bey TKO 5 02/07/2004 California Pala Casino Resort and Spa, Pala, California, United States IBA Continental Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:50 of the fifth round.
Win 9-2-1 United States Rayco "War" Saunders UD 6 23/04/2004 Pennsylvania The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Draw 20-1 United States Taurus "The Bull" Sykes PTS 10 07/06/2003 Nevada Flamingo Hotel, Laughlin, Nevada, United States 95-95, 95-95, 95-95.
Win 12-20-1 United States Franklin "A Cup" Edmondson TKO 6 03/04/2003 New Jersey Asbury Park Convention Hall, Asbury Park, New Jersey, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:05 of the sixth round.
Win 11-2 Uganda Okello Peter UD 6 20/09/2002 New Jersey Jersey City Armory, Jersey City, New Jersey, United States 60-54, 58-56, 59-55.
Loss 118-7-3 Argentina Jorge Fernando Castro RTD 9 20/10/2001 Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina IBF World Cruiserweight Title Eliminator. Mayfield retired at 0:01 of the ninth round.
Win 15-2-1 United States Gary "The Whip" Wilcox TKO 10 30/06/2001 New Jersey Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States IBF USBA Cruiserweight Title.
Win 14-4-6 Argentina Oscar Angel Gomez RTD 6 17/02/2001 Argentina Nueve de Julio, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Loss 30-0 Cuba Juan Carlos Gomez KO 3 06/05/2000 Germany Swissotel, Neuss, Germany WBC World Cruiserweight Title. Mayfield knocked out at 0:50 of the third round.
Draw 12-0-1 Dominica Louis "The Lion" Azille PTS 12 18/12/1999 Mississippi Grand Casino Tunica, Tunica, Mississippi, United States NABA Cruiserweight Title. 114-114, 117-111, 113-115.
Win 9-8-1 United States Franklin "A Cup" Edmondson KO 4 27/03/1999 Florida Miami, Florida, United States
Loss 28-4-1 United States "King" Arthur Williams TKO 9 30/10/1998 Mississippi Grand Casino Biloxi, Biloxi, Mississippi, United States IBF World Cruiserweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:50 of the ninth round.
Win 17-0 United Kingdom Terry Dunstan KO 11 28/03/1998 United Kingdom Cottingham, Yorkshire, United Kingdom IBF World Cruiserweight Title.
Win 26-12 Jamaica Uriah Grant UD 12 08/11/1997 Nevada Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States IBF World Cruiserweight Title. 115-112, 117-110, 116-111.
Win 7-8 United States Cliff Nellon TKO 7 11/04/1997 New Jersey Somerset, New Jersey, United States
Win 4-6-3 United States Elton Singleton KO 8 07/02/1997 New Jersey Somerset, New Jersey, United States
Win 16-8-3 United States Bill "Italian Hammer" Medei TKO 2 15/11/1996 New Jersey Somerset, New Jersey, United States
Win 5-15-3 United States Ron "Speed Racer" Preston KO 4 20/09/1996 New Jersey Somerset, New Jersey, United States
Win 8-17 United States Bernard McLean KO 1 28/06/1996 New Jersey Somerset, New Jersey, United States
Win 23-5-1 United States Ernest "M-16" Mateen TKO 4 03/05/1996 New Jersey Somerset, New Jersey, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:48 of the fourth round.
Win 3-12-1 United States "Prince" Charles Price KO 4 01/03/1996 New Jersey Somerset, New Jersey, United States
Win 6-21-1 United States Exum Speight PTS 8 01/12/1995 New Jersey Somerset, New Jersey, United States
Win 5-12-3 United States Ron "Speed Racer" Preston PTS 4 20/10/1995 New Jersey Somerset, New Jersey, United States
Win 4-2 United States Lamont Doyle TKO 2 29/06/1995 New Jersey Somerset, New Jersey, United States
Win 3-0 United States Ismael Gneco UD 6 04/05/1995 New Jersey Somerset, New Jersey, United States
Win 0-2 United States Arnold Fountain TKO 1 19/01/1995 New Jersey Somerset, New Jersey, United States
Win 1-0 United States Lew Chester KO 1 17/11/1994 New Jersey Somerset, New Jersey, United States
Loss 2-1-1 Barbados Richie Brown PTS 4 13/05/1994 New York Hotel Pennsylvania, New York City, United States
Win -- United States Randall Richardson KO 3 23/04/1994 Pennsylvania Bushkill, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 0-1 Alonzo Knowles KO 2 04/03/1994 New York Hotel Pennsylvania, New York City, United States
Win 0-3 United States "Door" Matt Davis KO 1 05/02/1994 New Jersey Long Branch, New Jersey, United States

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 0-1 Japan Kazuyuki Fujita Submission (arm-triangle choke) Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2003 December 31, 2003 2 2:15 Kobe, Japan

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Preceded by
Uriah Grant
IBF Cruiserweight Champion
8 Nov 1997–30 Oct 1998
Succeeded by
Arthur Williams