Loren "The Boss" Ross (born September 18, 1964 - died July 31, 2013) in Nashville, Tennessee) is a former professional heavyweight boxer.
Ross won the 1984, 1985, and 1986 United States Amateur Light Heavyweight Championships. 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.
1986 World amateur championships results
- Defeated Markus Bott (West Germany) 5-0
- Defeated Nurmagomed Shanavazov (Soviet Union) 5-0
- Defeated Deyan Kirilov (Bulgaria) 3-2
- Lost to Pablo Romero (Cuba) 1-4, in final (placed 2nd)
Ross had a professional record of 17-2 (12 KOs) with 1 no contest. 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. 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