Uriah Grant

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Uriah Grant (born January 20, 1961 in St. Andrew, Jamaica) was a professional boxer who held the IBF Cruiserweight Title.

Pro career[edit]

Grant turned pro in 1984 as a light heavyweight and lost to Henry Tillman in his second pro fight. In 1986 he defeated former light heavyweight champion Matthew Saad Muhammad. He looked headed towards a journeyman status, and dropped a series of fights, including a decision to Bobby Czyz in 1990. In 1991 he lost to Frank Tate, and moved up to cruiserweight. In 1993 he landed a shot at IBF Cruiserweight titleholder Alfred Cole and lost a decision. In 1995 Grant landed a rematch with Cole and lost another decision. The next year Grant was outboxed by a young Chris Byrd over 10 rounds. In 1997 Grant earned a shot at IBF Cruiserweight titleholder Adolpho Washington and won a close decision, winning his only title. Grant lost the belt in his next fight to Imamu Mayfield.

Thomas Hearns TKO[edit]

Grant had a resurgence in 2000 when he defeated Thomas Hearns in the second round. By the end of the first round, Hearns could be seen limping on his right leg. By the beginning of the next round, Hearns was forced to retire, claiming that he was unable to continue due to an injury to an ankle. His cornermen determined that his ankle was either severely sprained, or broken.

In 2002 Grant stepped up to heavyweight and took on Brian Nielsen, losing a decision. Grant dropped back down to cruiserweight, but failed to win another fight, including losses to Rydell Booker in 2003 and Eliecer Castillo in 2004. Grant announced his retirement after the bout with Castillo.

Preceded by
Adolpho Washington
IBF Cruiserweight Champion
21 Jun 1997 – November 8, 1997
Succeeded by
Imamu Mayfield
Preceded by
Thomas Hearns
IBO Cruiserweight Champion
April 8, 2000 - February 3, 2001
Succeeded by
Carl Thompson

Professional boxing record[edit]

30 Wins (28 knockouts, 2 decisions), 21 Losses (5 knockouts, 16 decisions) [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 25-3-2 Cuba Elieser Castillo KO 1 17 Jan 2004 Florida Coconut Creek, Florida, United States
Loss 27-11-3 United States Ernest Mateen TKO 8 15 Nov 2003 Florida Boynton Beach, Florida, United States IBU World Cruiserweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:10 of the eighth round.
Loss 10-0 Denmark Johny Jensen MD 6 13 Jun 2003 Denmark Aalborg, Denmark 57-58, 57-58, 57-57.
Loss 17-0 United States Rydell Booker UD 10 10 Jan 2003 Michigan Warren, Michigan, United States
Loss 26-9-3 United States Ernest Mateen TD 9 9 Nov 2002 Florida West Palm Beach, Florida, United States USBO Cruiserweight Title. 89-82, 89-82, 89-81. Fight was stopped due to a cut.
Loss 63-2 Denmark Brian Nielsen UD 8 19 Apr 2002 Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark 74-79, 72-80, 73-80.
Win 7-10 United States Nate Robinson KO 3 12 Apr 2002 Jamaica Kingston, Jamaica
Win 20-8 United States Freddie Guzman TKO 3 16 Jun 2001 Alaska Anchorage, Alaska, United States Referee stopped the bout at 3:00 of the third round.
Loss 27-5 United Kingdom Carl Thompson TKO 5 3 Feb 2001 United Kingdom Manchester, United Kingdom IBO World Cruiserweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:20 of the fifth round.
loss 59-4-1 United States Thomas Hearns RTD 2 8 Apr 2000 Michigan Detroit, Michigan, United States IBO World Cruiserweight Title. Hearns could not answer the bell for the third round.
Win 8-2 United States Anthony Spain TKO 2 1 Feb 2000 Florida Punta Gorda, Florida, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:57 of the second round.
Loss 30-6 Mexico Saul Montana TKO 12 21 Feb 1998 Florida Miami, Florida, United States NABA Cruiserweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 0:46 of the 12th round.
Loss 16-1 United States Imamu Mayfield UD 12 8 Nov 1997 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States IBF World Cruiserweight Title. 112-115, 110-117, 111-116.
Win 26-3-2 United States Adolpho Washington MD 12 21 Jun 1997 Florida Tampa, Florida, United States IBF World Cruiserweight Title. 116-112, 114-114, 116-112.
Win 27-5 Mexico Saul Montana KO 3 7 Dec 1996 California Indio, California, United States
Loss 17-0 United States Chris Byrd UD 10 6 Aug 1996 Michigan Flint, Michigan, United States Referee stopped the bout at 3:00 of the third round.
Win 19-6-2 Argentina Reinaldo Gimenez TKO 1 6 Apr 1996 Florida Miami, Florida, United States WBC FECARBOX Cruiserweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:39 of the first round.
Loss 26-1 United States Al Cole UD 12 24 Jun 1995 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States IBF World Cruiserweight Title. 110-118, 111-117, 111-117.
Win 0-3 Dominican Republic Perfecto Gonzalez TKO 1 21 Aug 1993 Florida Miami, Florida, United States
Loss 21-1 United States Al Cole UD 12 28 Feb 1993 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States IBF World Cruiserweight Title. 112-116, 113-115, 111-117.
Win 6-11 United States Carlton West TKO 4 21 Mar 1992 Florida Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Win 1-1 United States Francisco Martinez TKO 2 22 Nov 1991 Florida Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Win 8-6 United States John Burney KO 4 6 Sep 1991 Florida Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Loss 26-2 United States Frank Tate UD 12 10 Feb 1991 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States IBF Intercontinental Light Heavyweight Title. 110-118, 109-119, 112-117.
Win 24-12 United States Efren Olivo KO 2 16 Nov 1990 Florida Miami, Florida, United States Olivo knocked out at 0:37 of the second round.
Win 31-6-1 South Africa Sakkie Horn TKO 8 30 Jul 1990 Florida Miami, Florida, United States IBF Intercontinental Light Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:13 of the eighth round.
Loss 34-5 United States Bobby Czyz UD 10 23 Mar 1990 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States 93-97, 94-95, 94-96.
Loss 11-8-3 United States David Vedder PTS 12 18 Jan 1990 California San Jose, California, United States USBA Light Heavyweight Title. 111-114, 109-117, 116-111.
Win 6-6 Colombia Manuel Murillo TKO 4 15 Sep 1989 Florida Miami, Florida, United States IBF Intercontinental Light Heavyweight Title.
Loss 21-6 Mexico Mike Sedillo UD 12 18 May 1989 California Oakland, California, United States USBA Light Heavyweight Title. 111-116, 112-115, 113-114.
Loss 17-0 Nigeria Joe Lasisi UD 10 24 Sep 1988 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 91-97, 92-98, 93-97.
Win 8-9 United States Louis Coleman KO 1 27 Nov 1987 Connecticut New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Win 16-3 United States Eric Holley TKO 5 23 Oct 1987 Florida Miami Beach, Florida, United States Florida Light Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 0:39 of the fifth round.
Win 1-2 United States Abdullah Muhammad KO 1 8 Aug 1987 Florida Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States Muhammad knocked out at 2:40 of the first round.
Loss 22-2 Jordan Ramzi Hassan UD 12 9 Apr 1987 California Inglewood, California, United States California Light Heavyweight Title. 108-117, 111-118, 106-120.
Win 15-2-1 United States Robert Folley TKO 4 22 Jan 1987 California Inglewood, California, United States
Win 2-2 Colombia Manuel Murillo TKO 6 19 Dec 1986 Florida Miami Beach, Florida, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:32 of the sixth round.
Win 15-10-2 United States Arthel Lawhorne TKO 10 18 Nov 1986 California Inglewood, California, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:37 of the tenth round.
Win 1-0 United States Abdullah Muhammad TKO 1 18 Oct 1986 Florida Fort Pierce, Florida, United States
Win 19-16 United States Grover Robinson KO 7 29 Aug 1986 California Inglewood, California, United States
Loss 18-1 Trinidad and Tobago Leslie Stewart PTS 8 6 May 1986 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 34-7-2 United States Matthew Saad Muhammad UD 10 21 Feb 1986 Florida Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win 6-4 United States Reggie Neal TKO 1 31 Jan 1986 Florida Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:08 of the first round.
Win 7-6 United States Charlie Dean Moore TKO 6 26 Dec 1985 Florida Miami Beach, Florida, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:30 of the sixth round.
Win 1-5 The Bahamas Gary Clarke KO 4 26 Nov 1985 Florida Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Win 0-1 United States James Sisco KO 2 25 Oct 1985 Florida North Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Loss 7-0-1 United States Ricky Womack PTS 6 17 Oct 1985 Indiana Merrillville, Indiana, United States
Win -- United States Frederick Jenkins TKO 2 23 Jul 1985 Florida Miami Beach, Florida, United States
loss 2-14-1 United States Keith Allen TKO 5 10 May 1985 Florida Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:28 of the fifth round.
Loss -- United States Henry Tillman TKO 2 7 Dec 1984 Texas Houston, Texas, United States
Win 8-0 Cuba Rogelio Bolanos KO 2 22 Jun 1984 Florida West Palm Beach, Florida, United States

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