Renaldo Snipes

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Renaldo Snipes
Statistics
Real name Reenaold Snipes
Nickname(s) Mr. Snipes
Rated at Heavyweight
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Reach 78 in (198 cm)
Nationality American
Born (1956-08-15) August 15, 1956 (age 58)
Houston, Texas
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 48
Wins 39
Wins by KO 22
Losses 8
Draws 1

Renaldo Snipes (born Reenaold Snipes on August 15, 1956 in Houston, Texas), is an accomplished American boxer, best known for his title championship bout with Larry Holmes.

Amateur career[edit]

Snipes was a two-time Chicago Golden Gloves Champion (1977 and 1978). He lost on a first-round stoppage to future heavyweight contender Eddie Gregg in the 1978 Intercity match-ups between Chicago and New York Golden Glove winners.

Professional career[edit]

Nicknamed "Mister" Snipes, Snipes started off his career successfully, with a first-round knockout of Carl Halliburton. That fight was on the same card that future heavyweight contender James Tillis made his debut on. 21 more wins followed, and he challenged world heavyweight champion Larry Holmes for the title November 6, 1981 in Pittsburgh. Snipes knocked down the champion in the seventh round. However Holmes got up and Snipes was stopped in Round 11. Snipes complained that Holmes was the beneficiary of a long count.[1] Films show, however, that the claim is exaggerated; Holmes rose at the count of 4 and though badly hurt, fought off the charging Snipes for the remainder of the round. Snipes fought a string of world-class fighters after the Holmes bout, in contests that mostly descended into wildly entertaining brawls. He amassed a record of 39 wins (22 by knockout), 8 losses, and 1 draw. In his career he fought boxers Trevor Berbick, Gerrie Coetzee, Tim Witherspoon, Greg Page, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad, Alfredo Evangelista, South African puncherJohnny DuPlooy and many more.

Tyson fight[edit]

Snipes had been in the frame for a big money fight with Mike Tyson in 1990, however he broke his right hand in a fight with rugged journeyman Jamie Howe and lost out on the opportunity, which later went to Alex Stewart. The injury and rehabilitation took him out for two years, and when he returned in June 1992 (aged 36) he fought then-dangerous Garing Lane, surviving an 8th-round count to score a split decision win. He knocked out Eddie Curry the following year before being matched with heavily hyped Cuban giant Jorge Luis Gonzalez on the high-profile Bowe/Holyfield II undercard. At 37, Snipes struggled with the bigger younger man, and after a gallant effort was stopped with 40 seconds remaining in the 10th and final round, much to his disgust.

Professional boxing record[edit]

39 Wins (22 knockouts, 17 decisions), 8 Losses (2 knockouts, 6 decisions), 1 Draw [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 16-0 Cuba Jorge Luis Gonzalez TKO 10 06/11/1993 Nevada Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:15 of the tenth round.
Win 11-12-2 United States Eddie "Vindaloo" Curry KO 3 24/06/1993 New York Paramount Theater, New York City, United States
Win 9-7-1 United States Garing "Freight Train" Lane SD 10 26/06/1992 South Carolina King Street Palace, Charleston, South Carolina, United States 97-95, 94-96, 98-93.
Win 15-10-1 United States Jamie "Featherman" Howe PTS 10 18/05/1990 New York Callicoon, New York, United States
Win 5-5-2 United States Tim "T-Bone" Adams TKO 3 26/12/1989 Tennessee Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Win 14-18-1 United States Melvin Epps PTS 10 14/09/1989 New York Beacon Theater and Hotel, New York City, United States
Win 4-10-1 Brazil Manoel "Clay" De Almeida TKO 10 11/05/1989 New York Felt Forum, New York City, United States Almeida knocked out at 0:24 of the tenth round.
Win 6-8-2 United States Andre Crowder TKO 3 30/03/1989 New York Felt Forum, New York City, United States
Win 9-3 United States Lionel "The Train" Washington TKO 4 15/12/1988 New York Felt Forum, New York City, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:38 of the fourth round.
Win 19-1-1 South Africa Johnny DuPlooy TKO 7 12/08/1988 Wisconsin Eagles Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Win 8-6 United States Terry "Strong Arm" Armstrong TKO 8 16/06/1988 New York Felt Forum, New York City, United States
Loss 16-1 United States Orlin Norris UD 12 19/03/1988 Nevada Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States NABF Heavyweight Title. 113-114, 112-115, 112-115.
Win 15-1 United States "Boxing" Terry Anderson KO 10 23/07/1987 New York Felt Forum, New York City, United States Anderson knocked out at 2:40 of the tenth round.
Win 6-6-2 United States Richard Earl Scott UD 10 04/06/1987 New York Felt Forum, New York City, United States 7-3, 7-3, 6-4.
Win 14-16-1 United States Melvin Epps TKO 5 09/04/1987 New York Felt Forum, New York City, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:14 of the fifth round.
Loss 12-0 United States Tyrell Biggs UD 10 12/12/1986 New York Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States
Win 16-6 United States Donnie "Master of Disaster" Long UD 10 17/08/1986 New Jersey Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States 5-4, 6-3, 6-3.
Win 9-6-1 United States Dennis Fikes KO 2 24/07/1986 New York Felt Forum, New York City, United States Fikes knocked out at 0:55 of the second round.
Win 25-9-1 United States Bobby Crabtree KO 5 10/07/1986 New York Felt Forum, New York City, United States Crabtree knocked out at 1:21 of the fifth round.
Loss 13-3 United States Ricky Parkey SD 10 30/10/1984 New Jersey Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States 6-3, 4-5, 3-6.
Loss 48-7-4 Uruguay Alfredo Evangelista SD 10 23/09/1983 Ohio Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, Ohio, United States 47-43, 46-48, 45-46.
Loss 21-1 United States Greg Page UD 12 20/05/1983 Nevada Dunes Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States IBF USBA Heavyweight Title. 112-115, 112-116, 111-115.
Win 22-2-1 Canada Trevor Berbick PTS 10 02/10/1982 New Jersey Sands Atlantic City, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States 45-44.
Loss 14-0 United States Tim Witherspoon MD 10 05/06/1982 Nevada Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 94-96, 95-96, 95-95.
Draw 16-0 United States Scott Frank PTS 10 21/03/1982 New Jersey Playboy Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 38-0 United States Larry Holmes TKO 11 06/11/1981 Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States WBC World Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:05 of the 11th round.
Win 24-2 South Africa Gerrie Coetzee SD 10 09/08/1981 New York New Westchester Town Hall, Tarrytown, New York, United States 5-4, 5-4, 3-6.
Win 38-4-1 United States Eddie Mustafa Muhammad SD 10 17/05/1981 New Jersey Bally's Atlantic City, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States 7-2, 9-1, 3-5.
Win 14-0 United States Floyd Cummings UD 10 08/03/1981 New Jersey Resorts Atlantic City, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 13-6 United States Leroy Boone PTS 10 21/01/1981 New York Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York, United States
Win 10-7-1 United States Dwain Bonds KO 8 17/12/1980 New York Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York, United States
Win 3-3-1 United States Malik Dozier KO 5 25/11/1980 Massachusetts Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Win 11-13 United States Rodell Dupree KO 3 18/10/1980 New Jersey Atlantic City Convention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 16-8-2 United States Larry "Brandy" Alexander KO 2 17/09/1980 New York Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York, United States
Win 6-4-1 United States Robert Colay KO 1 09/08/1980 New Jersey Superstar Theatre, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 5-14 United States Johnny Warr PTS 8 11/06/1980 New York Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York, United States
Win 4-3 United States James "Giant Peach" Reid KO 3 14/05/1980 New York Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York, United States
Win 13-4 United States Dave "Big Foot" Johnson PTS 8 16/04/1980 New York Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York, United States
Win 10-11-1 United States Tyrone Harlee KO 4 05/12/1979 New York Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York, United States
Win 5-7-1 United States Mike Tarasewich PTS 8 10/10/1979 New York Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York, United States
Win 4-3-1 United States Eugene "Gang" Green PTS 6 08/07/1979 New York Felt Forum, New York City, United States
Win 4-0 United States "Young" Charles Cox PTS 6 20/06/1979 New York Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York, United States
Win 1-0 United States Barry "Fighting Postman" Funches KO 3 23/05/1979 New York Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York, United States
Win 0-3 United States Dave "Black" Smith KO 3 11/04/1979 New York Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York, United States
Win -- "Inspector" Ron Hope PTS 4 14/03/1979 New York Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York, United States
Win 0-7-1 United States Sam "I Am" Miller KO 3 14/02/1979 New York Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York, United States
Win 1-0 Hal Emerson PTS 4 15/12/1978 New York Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York, United States
Win 1-3 United States Carl Halliburton KO 1 18/11/1978 Illinois DePaul University Alumni Hall, Chicago, Illinois, United States

Life after boxing[edit]

Snipes currently resides in New York. He currently is involved in numerous charity fund-raising projects and was awarded the "Ring 8 2012 Community Service Award". He was inducted into the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame on Nov 1, 2006.

Quotes[edit]

"It only takes 10 seconds to win the title, but it took Larry Holmes 14 seconds to keep it."

"I had a good career. I made good friends. I keep in contact with my friends and I'm healthy."

References[edit]

  1. ^ Renaldo Snipes Came This Close | TheSweetScience.com Boxing