Kelvin Davis (boxer)

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Kelvin Davis (b. May 26, 1978 in Natchez, Mississippi) is an American boxer. He is a former IBF-champion in the Cruiserweight weight class.

Known as "Concrete", Davis, a compact pressure fighter, turned pro in 1999. He was undefeated in his first 20 fights, including a draw with veteran David Vedder (record 21-19-3) in 2001 and a points win over 37 year old Ex IBF-titleholder Arthur Williams. He lost for the first time to little-known Ravea Springs (record 24-2).

In 2003 he got an IBF-eliminator fight against O'Neil Bell, who knocked him out.

Unimpressed by these losses the IBF put him in another eliminator with another Don King-fighter in Louis Azille. He won the fight by close decision.

In 2004 he won the vacant IBF title against hard-punching but chinny southpaw Ezra Sellars but never defended it.

In 2005 he lost by KO to Guillermo Jones and on points to undefeated Steve Cunningham.

He drew with heavyweight Charles Shufford in 2006 but was KOd by puncher Darnell Wilson in 2007.

Injury[edit]

While training for a heavyweight bout against Shane Cameron, Davis suffered an injury while on a training run in June 2007, jumping over Auckland's Greenhithe bridge to avoid a car. Davis was forced to spend the next month in New Zealand after being hospitalized with a broken neck & broken back in two places.[1] After 11 hours of surgery, Davis began recovering, and many speculated that his boxing future was in doubt.[2] However, he fully recovered and returned to the ring four months later against undefeated heavy weight Carl Davis Drummond.

Recovery[edit]

Davis recovered from his injury and returned to the ring in November 2007. He lost a decision to undefeated Carl Davis Drumond. Davis was winless in his last eight bouts, including suffering first round knockouts to Eric Fields and Alexander Frenkel.

Retirement[edit]

Davis retired live on ESPN2's Friday Night Fights on January 18, 2008, after his TKO loss to prospect Eric Fields.[3]

Professional boxing record[edit]

24 Wins (17 knockouts, 7 decisions), 11 Losses (6 knockout, 5 decisions), 3 Draws [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 20-0 Germany Alexander Frenkel TKO 1 07/11/2009 Germany Nuremberg, Bayern, Germany Referee stopped the bout at 2:07 of the first round.
Draw 20-11-1 United States "Famous" Michael Simms PTS 6 07/08/2009 California Sacramento, California, United States 56-58, 57-57, 58-56.
Loss 5-8-1 United States Leo Bercier UD 6 30/01/2009 California Sacramento, California, United States 55-58, 56-57, 54-59.
Loss 15-0-1 United States Marcus Oliveira TKO 3 25/10/2008 South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:59 of the third round.
Loss 10-0 United States Eric "Danger" Fields TKO 1 18/01/2008 Florida Key West, Florida, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:55 of the first round.
Loss 22-0 Costa Rica Carl Davis Drumond UD 10 17/11/2007 Costa Rica San Jose, Costa Rica 93-97, 94-96, 92-93.
Loss 29-2-1 United States Terry "The Troublemaker" Smith UD 10 11/05/2007 Oklahoma Miami, Oklahoma, United States 93-97, 92-98, 92-98.
Loss 20-5-3 United States Darnell "Ding-a-Ling Man" Wilson TKO 3 23/02/2007 Pennsylvania Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:03 of the third round.
Win 20-27-3 United States "Wreckless" Willie Chapman UD 8 05/01/2007 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 80-69, 80-69, 78-72.
Win 5-9-1 United States Paul King PTS 4 21/10/2006 United Kingdom Southwark, London, United Kingdom 40-36.
Win 16-5-2 United States Chris "Cold Steel" Thomas TKO 5 19/08/2006 Nevada Reno, Nevada, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:49 of the fifth round.
Draw 20-6 United States Charles Shufford PTS 6 07/07/2006 Massachusetts Hyannis, Massachusetts, United States 58-56, 57-57, 57-57.
Loss 17-0 United States Steve "USS" Cunningham UD 12 03/09/2005 Ohio Cleveland, Ohio, United States IBF Cruiserweight Title Eliminator. 111-117, 111-117, 110-118.
Loss 31-3-2 Panama Guillermo "El Felino" Jones TKO 4 21/05/2005 Illinois Chicago, Illinois, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:42 of the fourth round.
Win 27-5 United States Ezra Sellers TKO 8 01/05/2004 Florida Miami, Florida, United States IBF World Cruiserweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:33 of the eighth round.
Win 18-1-2 Dominica Louis "The Lion" Azille SD 12 24/10/2003 Pennsylvania Bushkill, Pennsylvania, United States IBF World Cruiserweight Title Eliminator. 116-111, 113-114, 115-112.
Loss 20-1-1 Jamaica O'Neil "Supernova" Bell TKO 11 23/05/2003 Oklahoma Concho, Oklahoma, United States USBA/NABF Cruiserweight Titles. Referee stopped the bout at 1:03 of the 11th round.
Win 29-6 Brazil Rogerio Lobo TKO 1 21/02/2003 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States IBA Americas Cruiserweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 0:42 of the first round.
Loss 24-2 United States Ravea Springs UD 10 16/08/2002 New York Saratoga Springs, New York, United States 93-97, 93-97, 93-97.
Win 12-3 United States Tipton Walker TKO 7 24/05/2002 Oklahoma Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:51 of the seventh round.
Win 34-6-1 United States "King" Arthur Williams SD 12 23/03/2002 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States USBA Cruiserweight Title. 116-112, 116-112, 112-116.
Draw 21-19-3 United States David Vedder PTS 6 08/09/2001 Nevada Reno, Nevada, United States
Win 13-19 United States "Hollywood" Derek Amos TKO 1 14/07/2001 Colorado Denver, Colorado, United States
Win 5-1 United States Bobby Scoggins TKO 2 01/06/2001 Texas San Antonio, Texas, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:31 of the second round.
Win 4-6-1 United States Alphonzo Davis TKO 2 02/02/2001 Nevada Reno, Nevada, United States
Win 13-26-8 United States Wesley "The Wild Wild Wes" Martin KO 1 17/11/2000 Nevada Reno, Nevada, United States
Win 8-16-2 United States Anthony Moore UD 6 22/10/2000 Nevada Reno, Nevada, United States 59-55, 59-55, 58-56.
Win 6-0 United States Maurice Marshall KO 1 09/09/2000 Louisiana New Orleans, Louisiana, United States Marshall knocked out at 0:28 of the first round.
Win 7-18-3 United States Bradley Rone UD 4 24/06/2000 Nevada Reno, Nevada, United States 39-37, 40-36, 39-37.
Win 4-1 United States Chris "Cold Steel" Thomas KO 2 13/05/2000 Indiana Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Win 3-3-1 United States James Johnson KO 6 28/04/2000 Louisiana Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
Win 4-8-2 United States Craig Brinson TKO 2 26/02/2000 Mississippi Biloxi, Mississippi, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:49 of the second round.
Win 4-5 Republic of Macedonia Errol "The Polish Hammer" Sadikovski TKO 2 15/01/2000 New York New York City, United States
Win 5-0 United States "Marvelous" Marvin Hunt TKO 2 26/11/1999 Louisiana New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Win 1-3 United States Chico Copeland TKO 1 19/11/1999 Mississippi Tunica, Mississippi, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:45 of the first round.
Win 4-1 United States Carl Harrell UD 4 11/11/1999 Mississippi Biloxi, Mississippi, United States 39-35, 39-35, 39-35.
Win -- United States Joe Johnson TKO 1 15/10/1999 Florida Pensacola, Florida, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:08 of the first round.
Win 2-0-1 United States Randy Worth TKO 2 01/10/1999 Mississippi Tunica, Mississippi, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:45 of the second round.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boxing: Cameron's opponent in hospital with broken back". The New Zealand Herald. Newstalk ZB. June 25, 2007. Retrieved October 12, 2011. 
  2. ^ Houser, Mike. 'Koncrete' Kelvin back on his feet!, Fightnews.com, July 4, 2007
  3. ^ Cohen, Daniel. Eric Fields Makes Quick Work of Kelvin Davis on ESPN2's Friday Night Fights, Ringside Report, January 19, 2008

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Preceded by
James Toney
Vacated
IBF Cruiserweight Champion
May 1, 2004 – May 20, 2005
Vacated
Succeeded by
O'Neil Bell