Maurice Blocker

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Maurice "The Thin Man" Blocker (born May 15, 1963 in Washington, D.C., United States) is a retired professional welterweight (147 lb) boxer. Blocker turned pro in 1982 and lost his first title shot in 1987 to Lloyd Honeyghan. In 1990 he captured the lineal and WBC welterweight titles from Marlon Starling, but lost them in his next fight to Simon Brown. In 1991 he beat Glenwood Brown to capture the vacant IBF welterweight title. He defended the title once and in 1993 moved up a weight class to fight Terry Norris for the WBC light middleweight title. He was TKO'd, and later that year took on Félix Trinidad to defend his IBF welterweight title but was KO'd in the 2nd. He retired in 1995.

His record was 36-4 with 20 knockouts.

Preceded by
Marlon Starling
WBC Welterweight Champion
19 August 1990– 18 March 1991
Succeeded by
Simon Brown
Lineal Welterweight Champion
19 August 1990– 18 March 1991
Preceded by
Simon Brown
vacant title
IBF Welterweight Champion
4 October 1991– 19 June 1993
Succeeded by
Félix Trinidad

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