|Real name||Randall Bailey|
|Nickname(s)||The Knock-Out King|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Reach||70 in (178 cm)|
September 13, 1974 |
|Wins by KO||37|
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.
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
After the loss to Urango, Bailey moved up to 147 pounds and fought Germaine Sanders, whom Bailey knocked down three times before winning a 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.
Professional boxing record
|43 Wins (37 Knockouts), 8 Defeats, 0 Draws|
|Loss||43–8||Devon Alexander||UD||12||2012-10-20||Barclays Center, New York, New York||Lost IBF Welterweight title.|
|Win||43–7||Mike Jones||KO||11 (12), 2:52||2012-06-09||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada||Won IBF Welterweight Title.|
|Win||42–7||Yoryi Estrella||UD||12||2010-03-13||Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi|
|NC||1 NC||Said Ouali||ND||2 (12)||2010-12-10||Lotto Arena, Antwerpen|
|Win||41–7||Jackson Osei Bonsu||TKO||1 (12)||2010-03-19||Lotto Arena, Antwerpen|
|Win||40–7||Germaine Sanders||UD||8||2009-12-12||UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois|
|Loss||39–7||Juan Urango||TKO||11 (12), 1:51||2009-08-28||Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, Florida||For IBF Light Welterweight Title.|
|Win||39–6||Francisco Figueroa||KO||4 (12), 1:46||2009-04-03||Pepsi Pavilion, Memphis, Tennessee|
|Win||38–6||DeMarcus Corley||UD||8||2008-10-22||BB King Blues Club & Grill, New York, New York|
|Win||37–6||Dairo Esalas||KO||1 (8), 0:46||2008-08-06||BB King Blues Club & Grill, New York, New York|
|Win||36–6||Anthony Mora||TKO||5 (10), 2:30||2008-01-18||Mallory Square, Key West, Florida|
|Loss||35–6||Herman Ngoudjo||SD||12||2007-06-08||Uniprix Stadium, Montreal, Quebec|
|Win||35–5||Harrison Cuello||TKO||2 (10), 2:24||2007-01-19||Mallory Square, Key West, Florida|
|Win||34–5||Shawn Gallegos||TKO||8 (10), 1:55||2006-10-13||Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, Florida|
|Win||34–5||Russell Stoner Jones||TKO||4 (8), 2:06||2006-07-28||Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, Florida|
|Win||33–5||Juan Polo Perez||KO||1 (8), 2:59||2006-06-27||Sheraton Miami Mart Hotel, Miami, Florida|
|Win||32–5||Santos Pakau||KO||1 (10), 2:25||2006-05-06||Quay Park, Key West, Florida|
|Win||31–5||Lenin Arroyo||UD||8||2006-03-24||Miccosukee Indian Gaming Resort, Miami, Florida|
|Loss||30–5||Miguel Cotto||TKO||6 (12), 1:39||2004-12-11||Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, Nevada||For WBO Light Welterweight Title.|
|Win||30–4||Lester Yarbrough||KO||5 (8), 0:26||2004-03-19||Majestic Star Casino, Gary, Indiana|
|Loss||29–4||Ishe Smith||UD||12||2004-01-15||Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez, California|
|Win||29–3||Reggie Strickland||UD||8||2003-05-17||Hammond Civic Center, Hammond, Indiana|
|Loss||28–3||DeMarcus Corley||UD||12||2004-01-15||DC Armory, Washington, D.C.||For WBO Light Welterweight Title.|
|Win||28–2||Alfonso Fowler||TKO||1 (8), 2:53||2002-09-27||Farm Bureau Building, Indianapolis, Indiana|
|Loss||27–2||Diosbelys Hurtado||KO||7 (12), 2:02||2002-05-11||Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan, Puerto Rico||For vacant WBA Light Welterweight Title.|
|Win||27–1||Demetrio Ceballos||UD||8||2003-05-17||Sovereign Center, Reading, Pennsylvania||Won vacant interim WBA Light Welterweight Title.|
- Randall Bailey's Professional Boxing Record. BoxRec.com. Retrieved on 2011-10-22.
|Awards and achievements|
|WBO Light Welterweight Champion
May 15, 1999 – July 22, 2000
|New title||WBA Super Lightweight Champion
February 2, 2002 – May 11, 2002
Lost bid for regular title
Title next held byMarcos René Maidana
Title last held byAndre Berto
|IBF Welterweight Champion
June 9, 2012 – October 20, 2012