Troy Amos-Ross

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Troy Amos-Ross
Personal information
Full name Troy Amos-Ross
Nickname(s) The Boss
Nationality Canadian
Born (1975-07-17) July 17, 1975 (age 39)
Mahicony, Demerara-Mahaica, Guyana
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Sport
Sport Boxing
Rated at Cruiserweight

Troy Amos-Ross (born July 17, 1975 in Georgetown, Guyana) is a Guyanese Canadian boxer, currently residing in Brampton, Ontario. He competed in the light heavyweight (< 81 kg) division at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia and 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. He is the cousin of Egerton Marcus, and the son of Charles Amos, who represented Guyana at the 1968 Summer Olympics.

He is currently ranked as the fourth best cruiserweight according to Ring Magazine and ESPN.com

In the 1996 Olympics, after having defeated Roland Raforme (Seychelles) and Paul M'Bongo (Cameroon), Ross lost 14-8 in quarterfinals to Kazakhstan's eventual gold medalist Vassili Jirov. Ross entered the 2000 Olympics as a gold medal hopeful, however he was eliminated after a disappointing loss in his first fight.

Ross turned pro after the 2000 Summer Olympics, however he announced his retirement in 2005 after compiling an impressive record of 13-1, due to the inability to get quality fights. In 2007 Troy began a comeback and on March 19, 2007 he captured the Commonwealth Cruiserweight title by knocking out John Keeton in the second round.

Ross has also achieved success out of the ring starting his own fashion line, Ross Wear, and playing roles in Hollywood movies. He appeared in the 2005 movie Cinderella Man opposite Russell Crowe playing the role of heavyweight boxer John Henry Lewis. Ross also appeared in the 2007 movie Resurrecting the Champ with Josh Hartnett and Samuel L. Jackson, playing the younger version of the champ. He also appears in the movie Phantom Punch, in the role of Heavyweight boxer Floyd Patterson.

The Contender[edit]

In 2008 Troy joined the cast of the boxing reality TV show The Contender filming in Singapore. He became a member of the gold team and on 14 January 2009 won his first round contest against Australian Lawrence Tauasa.[1] He fought American Felix Cora Jr. in the quarter finals winning when the fight was stopped after 2:48 of the first round.[2] In the semi finals Troy faced Nigerian Akinyemi Laleye, the fight was scored 50-45 by all three judges in Troy's favor. Troy fought another Nigerian, Ehinomen Ehikhamenor, in the Contender final on February 25, 2009 at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut. Ross defeated Ehikhamenor by fourth round TKO to become the Contender Champion.[3]

Professional Record[edit]

25 Wins (16 knockouts, 9 decisions), 3 Losses, 0 Draws
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Loss 25-3 Cuba Yoan Pablo Hernandez UD 12 (12) 2012-09-15 Germany Stechert Arena, Bamberg, Bayern, Germany For IBF cruiserweight title.
Win 25-2 Poland Lukasz Rusiewicz UD 8 (8) 2012-02-04 Germany Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany First fight in 16½ months.
Win 24-2 Canada Carl Handy UD 10 (10) 2010-10-30 Canada Rama, Ontario, Canada
Loss 23-2 United States Steve Cunningham TKO 5 (12), 0:01 2010-06-05 Germany Neubrandenburg, Germany For vacant IBF cruiserweight title.
Win 23-1 Brazil Daniel Bispo KO 1 (8), 1:12 2009-12-05 CanadaQuebec Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 22-1 United States Michael Simms UD 10 (10) 2009-06-19 CanadaQuebec Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 21-1 Nigeria Ehinomen Ehikhamenor TKO 4 (10), 2:00 2009-02-25 United States Mashantucket, Connecticut, USA Fourth fight in under two months. Won The Contender season 4 championship fight.
Win 20-1 Nigeria Akinyemi Laleye UD 5 (5) 2009-02-18 Singapore Singapore
Win 19-1 United States Felix Cora Jr. TKO 1 (5), 2:38 2009-01-28 Singapore Singapore
Win 18-1 Samoa Lawrence Tauasa TKO 2 (5), ?:?? 2009-01-14 Singapore Singapore First fight in 8½ months.
Win 17-1 United States Kendrick Releford UD 8 (8) 2008-05-03 CanadaQuebec Montreal, Quebec, Canada First fight in 11½ months.
Win 16-1 England Tony Booth TKO 2 (8), 1:52 2007-05-18 EnglandUnited Kingdom London, England, United Kingdom
Win 15-1 England John Keeton KO 2 (12), 2:08 2007-03-19 CanadaQuebec Montreal, Quebec, Canada Won vacant Commonwealth cruiserweight title.
Win 14-1 Zimbabwe Hastings Rasani TKO 3 (8), 3:05 2007-01-20 EnglandUnited Kingdom London, England, United Kingdom First fight in 19½ months.
Win 13-1 Romania Claudio Rîşco TKO 8 (10), 1:25 2005-05-28 CanadaQuebec Hull, Quebec, Canada Won vacant Canadian cruiserweight title.
Loss 12-1 United States Willie Herring SD 8 (8) 2005-03-05 United States Greensboro, North Carolina, USA Permanent move back up to cruiserweight.
Win 12-0 United States Etianne Whitaker KO 2 (8), 1:09 2005-02-04 Canada Orangeville, Ontario, Canada Return to light heavyweight.
Win 11-0 United States John Battle TKO 5 (6), 1:26 2005-01-08 United States Greensboro, North Carolina, USA This fight was fought at cruiserweight.
Win 10-0 United States Caseny Truesdale TKO 1 (8), 2:24 2004-12-11 United States Greensboro, North Carolina, USA This fight was fought at cruiserweight.
Win 9-0 United States Robert Marsh TKO 4 (6), 0:44 2004-11-20 United States Greensboro, North Carolina, USA First fight in 21½ months to debut at cruiserweight.
Win 8-0 United States Sam Reese KO 3 (6), 0:38 2003-01-31 United States San Antonio, Texas, USA
Win 7-0 United States Norman Jones UD 6 (6) 2002-08-06 United States Secaucus, New Jersey, USA
Win 6-0 United States Dennis Matthews KO 2 (6), 1:13 2002-05-24 United States Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Win 5-0 United States Dan Sheehan UD 4 (4) 2001-12-14 United States Uncasville, Connecticut, USA
Win 4-0 United States Will Little UD 4 (4) 2001-10-26 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
Win 3-0 United States Kip Triplet TKO 2 (4), 2:40 2001-06-22 Canada Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Win 2-0 United States Tim Scoggins TKO 1 (4), 2:12 2001-06-01 United States San Antonio, Texas, USA
Win 1-0 United States Roger Bowden UD 4 (4) 2001-04-20 United States Cincinnati, Ohio, USA Professional debut at light heavyweight.

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Preceded by
Mark Hobson
retired
Commonwealth Cruiserweight Champion
vacated

March 19, 2007 – February 2, 2009
Succeeded by
Robert Norton
Preceded by
Sakio Bika
The Contender Champion
2008
Succeeded by
Garth Wood