Randall Bailey

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Randall Bailey
Real name Randall Bailey
Nickname(s) The Knock-Out King
Rated at Welterweight
Light Welterweight
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Reach 70 in (178 cm)
Nationality United States American
Born (1974-09-13) September 13, 1974 (age 40)
Opa-locka, Florida
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 53
Wins 44
Wins by KO 37
Losses 8
Draws 0
No contests 1

Randall Bailey (born September 13, 1974 in Opa-locka, FL) is an American boxer at welterweight and is a three-time world champion in 2 weight divisions (light welterweight, welterweight). Nicknamed "The Knockout King", Bailey is widely considered to be one of the hardest punchers in boxing today.

Professional career[edit]

Bailey turned pro in 1996 and won his first 21 fights by knockout, including the WBO Light Welterweight Title with a 1st round KO over Carlos Gonzalez in 1999. He defended the title twice before losing it in 2000 to Ener Julio in a close split decision.

In 2002, he won the interim WBA Light Welterweight title with a 3rd round KO win over Demetrio Ceballos. He fought Diosbelys Hurtado for the vacant WBA Light Welterweight title but lost courtesy of a KO in the 7th round. In 2003, he challenged DeMarcus Corley for the WBO Light Welterweight Title but lost a decision. In 2004, he fought Miguel Angel Cotto for the WBO Light Welterweight Title, losing by TKO in the 6th round. The fight was stopped on cuts. In 2006, Bailey defeated Lenin Arroyo, Santos Pakau, Juan Polo Perez and Russell Stoner Jones to get the right to fight Shawn Gallegos for the IBA Intercontinental Light Welterweight title. He defeated Gallegos via a TKO inside eight rounds to become the new International Boxing Association Intercontinental champion. In 2007, he beat Harrison Cuello by KO in the 2nd round. He then fought Herman Ngoudjo and lost by a split decision over 12 rounds in an IBF eliminator bout. In 2008, Bailey fought a rematch with DeMarcus Corley and won via decision. In 2009, Bailey kayoed Frankie Figueroa in the fourth round of an IBF eliminator to win another shot at the IBF world title against Juan Urango. In the fight Bailey knocked down Juan Urango in the 6th round, the first time Urango had been knocked down. Bailey tired late in the fight and in the 11th round his corner threw in the towel after Urango had begun dominating the fight.

Moving up to welterweight[edit]

After the loss to Urango, Bailey moved up to 147 pounds and fought Germaine Sanders, whom Bailey knocked down three times before winning an 8 round decision. On March 19, 2010 Bailey fought an IBF title eliminator against Sugar Jackson. Bailey knocked out Bonsu in 90 seconds of the 1st round. Instead of fighting the IBF Title against Jan Zaveck, he fought Said Ouali on December 10, 2010 in Antwerp, Belgium, with the fight resulting in a second round no-contest when Ouali was thrown out of the ring by Bailey and the fight could not continue.

Bailey is currently (43-7-0 with 37 KO's) in 50 bouts. Bailey became the IBF welterweight champion after knocking out top contender Mike Jones June 9, 2012, becoming a world champion in two weight divisions 10 years after winning his last (interim WBA light welterweight title). His emotional response in his post fight interview drew cheers from the crowd.

Bailey was scheduled to fight Devon Alexander as a main event on Showtime Championship Boxing, but Bailey withdrew due to injury. The fight was replaced with the original undercard fight between Olusegun Ajose and Lucas Matthysse and an originally scheduled non-televised fight between J'Leon Love and Ramon Valenzuela was changed to a televised bout.[1]

Professional boxing record[edit]

44 Wins (37 Knockouts), 8 Defeats, 0 Draws[2]
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Win 44–8
1 NC
Colombia Humberto Toledo DQ 8 (10), 2:15 2013-11-23 United States Tampa, Florida
Loss 43–8
1 NC
United States Devon Alexander UD 12 2012-10-20 United States Barclays Center, New York, New York Lost IBF Welterweight title.
Win 43–7
1 NC
United States Mike Jones KO 11 (12), 2:52 2012-06-09 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada Won IBF Welterweight Title.
Win 42–7
1 NC
Dominican Republic Yoryi Estrella UD 12 2010-03-13 United States Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi
NC 41–7
1 NC
Morocco Said Ouali ND 2 (12) 2010-12-10 Belgium Lotto Arena, Antwerpen
Win 41–7 Belgium Jackson Osei Bonsu TKO 1 (12) 2010-03-19 Belgium Lotto Arena, Antwerpen
Win 40–7 United States Germaine Sanders UD 8 2009-12-12 United States UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois
Loss 39–7 Colombia Juan Urango TKO 11 (12), 1:51 2009-08-28 United States Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, Florida For IBF Light Welterweight Title.
Win 39–6 United States Francisco Figueroa KO 4 (12), 1:46 2009-04-03 United States Pepsi Pavilion, Memphis, Tennessee
Win 38–6 United States DeMarcus Corley UD 8 2008-10-22 United States BB King Blues Club & Grill, New York, New York
Win 37–6 Colombia Dairo Esalas KO 1 (8), 0:46 2008-08-06 United States BB King Blues Club & Grill, New York, New York
Win 36–6 United States Anthony Mora TKO 5 (10), 2:30 2008-01-18 United States Mallory Square, Key West, Florida
Loss 35–6 Canada Herman Ngoudjo SD 12 2007-06-08 Canada Uniprix Stadium, Montreal, Quebec
Win 35–5 Dominican Republic Harrison Cuello TKO 2 (10), 2:24 2007-01-19 United States Mallory Square, Key West, Florida
Win 34–5 United States Shawn Gallegos TKO 8 (10), 1:55 2006-10-13 United States Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, Florida
Win 34–5 Ghana Russell Stoner Jones TKO 4 (8), 2:06 2006-07-28 United States Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, Florida
Win 33–5 Colombia Juan Polo Perez KO 1 (8), 2:59 2006-06-27 United States Sheraton Miami Mart Hotel, Miami, Florida
Win 32–5 New Zealand Santos Pakau KO 1 (10), 2:25 2006-05-06 United States Quay Park, Key West, Florida
Win 31–5 Costa Rica Lenin Arroyo UD 8 2006-03-24 United States Miccosukee Indian Gaming Resort, Miami, Florida
Loss 30–5 Puerto Rico Miguel Cotto TKO 6 (12), 1:39 2004-12-11 United States Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, Nevada For WBO Light Welterweight Title.
Win 30–4 United States Lester Yarbrough KO 5 (8), 0:26 2004-03-19 United States Majestic Star Casino, Gary, Indiana
Loss 29–4 United States Ishe Smith UD 12 2004-01-15 United States Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez, California
Win 29–3 United States Reggie Strickland UD 8 2003-05-17 United States Hammond Civic Center, Hammond, Indiana
Loss 28–3 United States DeMarcus Corley UD 12 2004-01-15 United States DC Armory, Washington, D.C. For WBO Light Welterweight Title.
Win 28–2 United States Alfonso Fowler TKO 1 (8), 2:53 2002-09-27 United States Farm Bureau Building, Indianapolis, Indiana
Loss 27–2 Cuba Diosbelys Hurtado KO 7 (12), 2:02 2002-05-11 Puerto Rico Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan, Puerto Rico For vacant WBA Light Welterweight Title.
Win 27–1 Panama Demetrio Ceballos UD 8 2003-05-17 United States Sovereign Center, Reading, Pennsylvania Won vacant interim WBA Light Welterweight Title.


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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Carlos González
WBO Light Welterweight Champion
May 15, 1999 – July 22, 2000
Succeeded by
Ener Julio
New title WBA Super Lightweight Champion
Interim Title

February 2, 2002 – May 11, 2002
Lost bid for regular title
Title next held by
Marcos René Maidana
Title last held by
Andre Berto
IBF Welterweight Champion
June 9, 2012 – October 20, 2012
Succeeded by
Devon Alexander