Loren Ross

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Loren "The Boss" Ross (born September 18, 1964 - died July 31, 2013) in Nashville, Tennessee) is a former professional heavyweight boxer.

Amateur career[edit]

Ross won the 1984, 1985, and 1986 United States Amateur Light Heavyweight Championships.[1][2][3] This feat was also accomplished by future Heavyweight Champions Cassius Clay known better as Muhammad Ali and Leon Spinks. Spinks, while serving in the United States Marine Corps won three consecutive United States Amateur Light Heavyweight Championships '74, '75 and '76. Lost to Pablo Romero (Cuba) at the World Amateur Championships in 1986 (4-1) for the 178 pound title.[4]

1986 World amateur championships results[edit]

Professional career[edit]

Ross had a professional record of 17-2 (12 KOs) with 1 no contest.[5] Ross won his first 15 fights with 10 of those by KO. Ross' last fight was 2/26/1991 against Bert Cooper. Scheduled for 10 rounds, Cooper scored an 8th round TKO.[6] Ross was hopitalized after the fight. Ross had to give up boxing because of a heart condition, Cooper went on to fight former Heavyweight Champion Evander Holyfield. In 20 fights, he boxed a total of 79 rounds and had a KO% of 60%.

Professional boxing record[edit]

17 Wins (12 knockouts, 5 decisions), 2 Losses (2 knockouts, 0 decisions), 1 No Contest [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 22-7 United States "Smokin" Bert Cooper TKO 8 26/02/1991 Alabama Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Win 6-23-3 United States Robert "Bobby" Thomas KO 2 08/02/1991 Tennessee La Vergne, Tennessee, United States
Win 17-2 Jamaica Melton Bowen TKO 3 20/01/1991 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:42 of the third round.
Loss 18-1 United States Tony Willis TKO 7 08/11/1990 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:21 of the seventh round.
Win -- Lamar Johnson KO 1 21/08/1990 North Carolina Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Win 12-28-6 United States Danny Blake UD 4 30/07/1990 Illinois Chicago, Illinois, United States
No Contest 2-8-1 United States Dave Slaughter NC 2 15/06/1990 Kentucky Georgetown, Kentucky, United States
Win 6-18-1 United States Trent Surratt PTS 6 21/04/1990 Tennessee Bristol, Tennessee, United States
Win 16-3-1 United States Arthur "Stormy" Weathers TKO 8 20/03/1990 Tennessee Nashville, Tennessee, United States WBA North American Cruiserweight Title.
Win -- United States John Swafford KO 1 17/02/1990 Tennessee Bristol, Tennessee, United States
Win 39-9-3 United States Michael Greer PTS 10 26/12/1989 Tennessee Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Win 8-4-1 United States Danny Wofford TKO 3 21/11/1989 Tennessee Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Win 4-15-1 United States Trent Surratt UD 8 25/10/1989 Tennessee Nashville, Tennessee, United States 80-69, 80-70, 80-60.
Win -- Billy "The Kid" Moore KO 4 30/09/1989 Tennessee La Vergne, Tennessee, United States
Win -- United States Tony "Wooden" Nichols KO 1 05/09/1989 Tennessee Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Win -- Tony Best KO 1 31/08/1989 Tennessee Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Win -- Larry "Cable Guy" Anderson TKO 1 11/07/1989 Tennessee Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Win 6-13 United States Rocky Bentley PTS 6 24/06/1989 Tennessee Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Win 0-3 United States Robert Raglin Strickland KO 2 22/05/1989 Kentucky Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States
Win 2-7 United States Arthur Pruitt TKO 1 16/05/1989 Tennessee Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://amateur-boxing.strefa.pl/Nationalchamps/USA_history.html
  2. ^ http://www.boxrec.com/media/index.php/Loren_Ross
  3. ^ http://www.gbrathletics.com/sport/boxing.htm
  4. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/1986/05/19/sports/boxing-7-gold-medals-for-cuba.html
  5. ^ http://www.boxrec.com/list_bouts.php?human_id=022920&cat=boxer
  6. ^ http://www.cyberboxingzone.com/boxing/coopbio.html