Lawrence Clay-Bey

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Lawrence Clay Bey
Statistics
Real name Lawrence Marvin Clay Bey
Rated at Heavyweight
Height 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m)
Reach 75 in (190 cm)
Nationality American
Born (1965-12-14) December 14, 1965 (age 49)
Hartford, Connecticut U.S.
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 25
Wins 21
Wins by KO 16
Losses 3
Draws 1
No contests 0

Lawrence Marvin Clay-Bey (born December 14, 1965 in Bloomfield, Connecticut) is a retired American heavyweight professional boxer and one-time United States Amateur Super Heavyweight Champion.

Amateur career[edit]

Lawrence Clay-Bey
Medal record
Men’s Boxing
Competitor for the  United States
World Amateur Championships
Bronze 1995 Berlin Super Heavyweight

Lawrence Clay-Bey started to box in his early 20's. He lost his first two amateur fights but stuck with it and eventually won the National Golden Gloves in his next eight fights. At this point he weighed around 260 pounds.

Clay-Bey won a super heavyweight bronze medal at the 1995 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Berlin,later KOd Joe Mesi to win the right to go to the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia and was also team USA's captain. However he was put out of the tournament in his first fight by a close/controversial 10-8 decision to eventual Gold medalist Wladimir Klitschko. He was the only fighter Klitschko had problems with as he managed to rattle Klitchko prompting the ref to issue a standing 8 count. After the fight he raised some eyebrows downplaying it as "just a loss" which let journalists question his dedication. He finished the amateurs with a 60-9 record.

  • United States amateur (AAU) Super Heavyweight champion (1995, 1996)

Professional career[edit]

After a year of debating if he wanted to turn pro Lawrence Clay-Bey decided he wanted to see how far he could go. He got into much better shape and shed 25-30 pounds to a better fighting weight of 235. He turned pro in 1997 and he easily blew past his early opponents despite them having more experience and glossy pro records. Clay-Bey was thought very highly of, and was being groomed to be a future title holder until he met the streaking Clifford Etienne in 2000. The two traded shots round after round with Etienne being the more active of the two, and Etienne took the decision. After the loss to Etienne, Clay-Bey began putting on weight and coming into fights out of shape. But he stayed busy and took a victory over promising prospect Charles Shufford in 2003, setting up a fight against Eliecer Castillo. Castillo KO'd Clay-bey in the 9th round. Clay-Bey's once promising career drifted into obscurity. Although he was able to beat former cruiserweight champ Imamu Mayfield in 2004, he dropped a decision to Sinan Samil Sam and drew with Derek Bryant in 2005.

Professional boxing record[edit]

21 Wins (16 knockouts, 5 decisions), 3 Losses (1 knockout, 2 decisions), 1 Draw [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Draw 18-4 United States Derek "The One Man Riot" Bryant MD 10 05/08/2005 Connecticut Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States 96-94, 95-95, 95-95.
Loss 22-2 Turkey "Bull from Bosporous" Sinan Samil Sam UD 12 12/02/2005 Germany Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany WBC International Heavyweight Title. 112-116, 114-115, 111-117.
Win 22-16-1 United States Otis Tisdale TKO 8 15/10/2004 Texas Eagle Pass, Texas, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:40 of the eighth round.
Win 24-4-2 United States Imamu Mayfield TKO 5 02/07/2004 California Pala, California, United States IBA Continental Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:50 of the fifth round.
Win 15-9-2 United States Carlton Johnson KO 3 10/09/2003 New York Rochester, New York, United States
Loss 23-3-2 Cuba Elieser Castillo KO 9 06/06/2003 Connecticut Uncasville, Connecticut, United States NABF Heavyweight Title. 74-77, 74-77, 75-76.
Win 19-2 United States Charles Shufford UD 10 03/01/2003 Oklahoma Norman, Oklahoma, United States 97-93, 97-93, 96-94.
Win 18-16-1 United States Sedreck "Big Buck" Fields KO 2 18/10/2002 New York Buffalo, New York, United States Fields knocked out at 0:42 of the second round.
Win 17-8 United States Brian "Big Man" Nix TKO 3 02/08/2002 Connecticut Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States
Win 25-3 United States Gary "The Bull" Winmon TKO 6 14/10/2001 Texas McAllen, Texas, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:10 of the sixth round.
Win 9-11-3 Mexico Agustin Corpus UD 8 18/08/2001 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 18-2-1 United States Ken Murphy TKO 5 17/03/2001 Mississippi Philadelphia, Mississippi, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:58 of the fifth round.
Loss 18-0 United States Clifford "The Black Rhino" Etienne UD 10 11/11/2000 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 91-99, 92-98, 93-97.
Win 22-5 United States Mike "Mercury" Williams TKO 6 17/09/2000 Michigan Detroit, Michigan, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:35 of the sixth round.
Win 39-3-1 United States Robert "Preacherman" Daniels UD 10 23/01/2000 Florida Venice, Florida, United States 98-91, 98-91, 98-91.
Win 15-0 United States Dale "The Crow" Crowe UD 8 28/08/1999 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 78-74, 79-73, 78-74.
Win 20-9 United States Abdul Muhaymin TKO 3 17/04/1998 Connecticut Uncasville, Connecticut, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:23 of the third round.
Win 17-2 United States Nate Tubbs TKO 4 27/03/1998 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:34 of the fourth round.
Win 21-0 United States Mario Cawley TKO 2 16/01/1998 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:32 of the second round.
Win 7-9-2 United States Louis "The Facelifter" Monaco UD 8 18/11/1997 Maryland Upper Marlboro, Maryland, United States 80-71, 80-71, 80-71.
Win 24-10 United States Tony "The Rock" LaRosa TKO 3 03/10/1997 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 9-0 United States Dan Conway RTD 3 23/09/1997 Connecticut Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States Conway retired after the third round.
Win 6-5 United States Bryant "Special K" Smith TKO 2 23/08/1997 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:11 of the second round.
Win 4-1-1 United States Jason "Bad Boy" Farley KO 2 20/07/1997 California Indio, California, United States
Win 0-1 United States Billy McDonald KO 1 05/07/1997 Illinois Moline, Illinois, United States McDonald knocked out at 0:35 of the first round.

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Preceded by
Lance Whitaker
United States Amateur Super Heavyweight Champion
1995 - 1996
Succeeded by
Willie Palms

He now works as a corrections officer in Connecticut. He is married with 5 children.