Jeff Lampkin

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Jeff Lampkin
Born September 21, 1959
Youngstown, Ohio

Jeff Lampkin (born September 21, 1959 in Youngstown, Ohio) is a former American professional boxer. During his 11-year professional career, Lampkin won the USBA cruiserweight title and IBF cruiserweight belt.[1]

Amateur career[edit]

Lampkin had a stellar amateur career, winning the National AAU Light Heavyweight Championship in 1980. He became a professional later that year. On June 11, 1982, Lampkin, along with another Youngstown-area boxer, Earnie Shavers, had an undercard spot on the Larry Holmes-Gerry Cooney fight.[2][3]

Professional career[edit]

Lampkin's professional boxing career peaked on March 22, 1990, when he won the IBF Cruiserweight Title with a technical knockout of British boxer Glenn McCrory, in London.[1][4] He defended the belt once against Siza Makathini before vacating the title in 1991.[1] This decision came in the wake of a controversy surrounding Lampkin's participation in an IBF bout in South Africa, which prompted the WBA and WBC to withhold recognition of his title. (Both bodies had sanctions against fighters who competed in that country.)[4]

The IBF's subsequent failure to offer Lampkin a fight led him to request a purse offer in the summer of 1991.[4] When IBF President Bobby Lee offered Lampkin a fight just three weeks before the bout was scheduled, a move that denied him adequate training time, the boxer concluded that the IBF had no intention of allowing him to defend his title.[4] After vacating his title, Lampkins never challenged for a major belt again.

Later years[edit]

Despite Lampkins' accomplishments, his economic rewards were relatively modest. Contracts he signed left the fighter with little more than $50,000, even though he won and defended a cruiserweight world champion title.[5] The former champion indicated that frustration over the apparent mishandling of his career contributed to his decision to vacate the title.[5] Today, Lampkin lives and works in Youngstown.[5]

Preceded by
Glenn McCrory
IBF Cruiserweight Champion
22 Mar 1990–1991
Stripped
Succeeded by
James Warring

Professional boxing record[edit]

39 Wins (34 knockouts, 5 decisions), 19 Losses (2 knockouts, 17 decisions), 1 Draw [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Win 9-34-2 United States Exum Speight TKO 4 27/06/1997 Ohio Liberty, Ohio, United States
Loss 14-0 Denmark "Super" Brian Nielsen UD 8 13/01/1995 Denmark Aalborg, Denmark
Loss 19-0 Poland Andrew Golota RTD 1 13/08/1994 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Lampkin did not answer the bell for round two.
Win 13-10-3 Canada Danny Stonewalker KO 3 24/05/1994 Argentina Salta, Argentina
Loss 9-0-1 Canada Tom "The Bomb" Glesby UD 10 22/03/1994 Canada Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 91-98, 91-98, 90-99.
Loss 24-0 United Kingdom Herbie Hide TKO 2 04/12/1993 South Africa Sun City, North West, South Africa WBC International Heavyweight Title.
Loss 18-1-1 United States "King" Arthur Williams UD 10 08/06/1993 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 27-3 Argentina Marcelo Victor Figueroa MD 10 03/10/1992 France Paris, France
Win 8-2-2 United States Fred "Kip" Adams KO 7 05/09/1992 France Paris, France
Win 6-5 United States Larry "Cable Guy" Davis KO 1 29/05/1992 Ohio Youngstown, Ohio, United States
Win 15-3 South Africa Siza Makathini KO 8 28/07/1990 Florida Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States IBF World Cruiserweight Title. Siza knocked out at 2:04 of the eighth round.
Win 27-5 United Kingdom Glenn McCrory KO 3 22/03/1990 United Kingdom Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom IBF World Cruiserweight Title. McCrory knocked out at 2:20 of the third round.
Win 7-1-1 United States "Big" Ed Smith TKO 9 19/10/1989 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 15-12-1 United States Elvis Parks KO 1 12/05/1989 Ohio Youngstown, Ohio, United States Parks knocked out at 0:47 of the first round.
Win 11-3 United States Wali Muhammad TKO 12 14/02/1989 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States IBF USBA Cruiserweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 0:41 of the 12th round.
Win 25-7 United States Alfonzo Ratliff TKO 5 17/11/1988 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States IBF USBA Cruiserweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:14 of the fifth round.
Win 19-7-2 South Africa Freddie Rafferty KO 6 02/07/1988 South Africa Sun City, North West, South Africa
Loss 7-2 Kenya Patrick "Killer" Lumumba PTS 8 09/04/1988 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 36-4 Zambia Lottie Mwale PTS 10 05/12/1987 Germany Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Loss 9-1 United States Sherman Griffin SD 12 23/06/1987 Texas Houston, Texas, United States IBF USBA Cruiserweight Title. 112-118, 114-116, 114-113.
Loss 21-2 Jordan Ramzi Hassan UD 10 23/02/1987 California Inglewood, California, United States
Win 15-3-1 United States Jesse Shelby SD 10 22/01/1987 California Inglewood, California, United States 98-92, 99-92, 93-97.
Win 3-3 United States Paul Madison KO 5 11/09/1986 California Inglewood, California, United States
Win 8-16-4 United States Danny Blake UD 8 11/03/1986 Ohio Niles, Ohio, United States
Win 19-4-1 United States Tim Broady TKO 7 24/01/1986 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:52 of the seventh round.
Loss 16-4-2 United States "Prince" Charles Williams PTS 10 03/12/1985 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 9-2 Canada Cedric Parsons SD 8 06/08/1985 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 5-5 United States Jack "Beanstalk" Johnson UD 10 11/06/1985 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States 9-0, 7-3, 6-3.
Loss 19-3 United States Jerome Clouden PTS 10 20/11/1984 Missouri Jefferson City, Missouri, United States
Draw 20-4-1 Zambia Chisanda Mutti PTS 10 26/05/1984 Germany Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Win 5-17 United States "Wee" Willie Crawford KO 4 06/03/1984 Ohio Niles, Ohio, United States
Win 8-2 United States Arthel Lawhorne TKO 6 24/01/1984 Ohio Niles, Ohio, United States
Loss 7-2 United States Anthony Witherspoon PTS 10 11/01/1984 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 39-2 Venezuela Fulgencio Obelmejias PTS 8 14/12/1983 Italy Loano, Liguria, Italy
Loss 14-4 United States Johnny "Quest" Davis UD 10 12/07/1983 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 7-3 United States Stanley "Boss" Ross KO 1 14/06/1983 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 42-6 United States Richie Kates PTS 10 13/04/1983 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 4-1 United States Rodney "Gang" Green UD 10 07/03/1983 Illinois Chicago, Illinois, United States
Win 10-10 Dominican Republic Leonardo Rodgers TKO 3 22/01/1983 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 8-1 United States Frank Payne TKO 3 30/12/1982 Pennsylvania Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Loss 7-2 United States Willie Stallings PTS 10 30/11/1982 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 20-17-1 United States Al Bolden MD 10 27/08/1982 Pennsylvania Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Loss 12-0 United States Willie "Sandman" Edwards UD 10 11/06/1982 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 16-21-2 United States Fred "Flintstone" Brown TKO 5 28/04/1982 Ohio Struthers, Ohio, United States
Win 2-7-2 United States Michael Hardin TKO 6 17/03/1982 Ohio Niles, Ohio, United States
Win 5-17 United States Phil "Thrill" Brown KO 4 22/02/1982 Ohio Niles, Ohio, United States
Win 8-1-2 United States "Prince" Charles Williams TKO 6 29/10/1981 Ohio Warren, Ohio, United States Ohio Light Heavyweight Title.
Win 8-14 United States Darnell Hayes KO 2 15/08/1981 Pennsylvania Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 4-45 United States Sylvester Wilder TKO 1 19/07/1981 Ohio Warren, Ohio, United States
Win -- Ernie Whitmore KO 3 28/06/1981 Ohio Canton, Ohio, United States
Win 6-3 United States Darnell Hayes KO 2 17/03/1981 Ohio Niles, Ohio, United States
Win 2-0 Canada Randy "Idol" Jackson KO 1 20/01/1981 Ohio Niles, Ohio, United States
Win 8-8 United States Stanley "Great" Scott TKO 3 16/12/1980 Ohio Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Win 2-9 United States "Wee" Willie Crawford TKO 4 09/12/1980 Ohio Warren, Ohio, United States
Win 3-8 United States Eddie Temple TKO 1 28/10/1980 Ohio Warren, Ohio, United States
Win 1-5-1 United States Earl "The Duke" Caldwell KO 1 24/09/1980 Ohio Youngstown, Ohio, United States
Win 2-2 Canada Wes Rowe TKO 3 09/09/1980 Ohio Warren, Ohio, United States
Win 1-6 United States John "The Drink" Beveridge KO 1 20/08/1980 Ohio Warren, Ohio, United States
Win 4-11 United States Jim "Bad Ass" Hearn TKO 1 18/06/1980 Ohio Struthers, Ohio, United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Kovach, John (September 25, 2007). "Former champs like Pavlik". The Vindicator. p. C-3. 
  2. ^ Bassetti, John (December 5, 1999). "Valley boxers, led by Mancini, ruled the ring". The Vindicator. 
  3. ^ Swanson, Ray (April 29, 1982). "Five Locals Triumph On Pro Boxing Card". The Vindicator. p. 23. 
  4. ^ a b c d Todor, Rob (July 11, 1991). "Lampkin gives up IBF title: Jeff Lampkin's next move is to seek sanctioning from the WBA and/or the WBC". The Vindicator. p. C-1. 
  5. ^ a b c Shilling, Don (November 11, 2007). "City's past boxing champs offer advice: Past champs suggest Pavlik be nice to fans and careful with his money". The Vindicator. p. A-3. 

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