Adolpho Washington

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Adolpho Washington
Statistics
Nationality American
Born 7 September 1967
Lexington, Kentucky
Boxing record
Total fights 43
Wins 31
Wins by KO 17
Losses 9
Draws 2
No contests 1

Adolpho Washington (born 7 September 1967 in Lexington, Kentucky) is a retired professional boxer best known to hold the IBF Cruiser title for one fight. He had little power but a "steel" chin, and was never knocked out as a pro (but stopped once by James Toney).

Career[edit]

Washington turned pro in 1989 at light-heavy and in 1990 lost a decision to a fighter named K.Casimier with a 2-6-1 record. Later he beat hard-punching fringe contender Drake Thadzi on points. 1993 came his first crack at a title, taking on WBA Light Heavyweight Title holder Virgil Hill. Washington was caught in a bizarre incident in which he was unable to continue after being cut by bumping his head against a TV camera in the 11th round.[1] Washington was clearly losing the fight, and lost a technical decision.

Cruiserweight[edit]

The following year and one weight class higher, he beat an out-of ashape Iran Barkley on cuts and took on WBC Cruiserweight Title holder Anaclet Wamba, but failed to gain the title in a draw. One year later, he scored a rare KO over hard-punching contender Izegwire and took on Orlin Norris for the WBA Cruiserweight Title and again came up short by a razor-thin decision. In 1996 he was able to win a title, upsetting undefeated former Olympic Gold medalist Torsten May for the vacant IBF Cruiserweight Title. He equally surprisingly lost the title to puncher Uriah Grant in his next bout, and never fought for a major title again.

He never looked good after that losing to Norris and May in rematches. In 1999 he took on James Toney, the only man to stop him inside the distance, after Washington was bleeding excessively from his nose.[2] 2001 he lost to Vassily Jirov and retired.

Professional boxing record[edit]

31 Wins (17 knockouts, 14 decisions), 9 Losses (1 knockout, 8 decisions), 2 Draws, 1 No Contest[3]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Win 20-16-2 United States Mike Peak UD 10 28/09/2001 Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Loss 28-0 Kazakhstan Vassiliy "Tiger" Jirov UD 10 20/07/2001 Ohio Canton, Ohio, United States 90-99, 89-100, 89-100.
Win 7-28-3 United States Bradley Rone UD 8 19/04/2001 Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Win 16-39 United States Tim "Dark" Knight UD 8 01/03/2001 Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky, United States
No Contest 49-4 United States Dicky "Raging Bull" Ryan ND 8 10/02/2000 Iowa Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
Win 20-5 United States Paul "Rocky" Phillips TKO 3 29/10/1999 Indiana LaPorte, Indiana, United States
Loss 56-4-2 United States James "Lights Out" Toney TKO 10 30/07/1999 Connecticut Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:52 of the tenth round.
Loss 18-2 Germany Torsten May TD 9 05/06/1999 Germany Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany IBF Intercontinental Cruiserweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:26 of the ninth round due to cuts caused by an accidental headbut. 73-79, 74-78, 74-77.
Win 33-12 United States Art Jimmerson TKO 3 27/11/1998 Indiana Gary, Indiana, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:33 of the third round.
Loss 47-5 United States Orlin "The Juice" Norris UD 12 22/05/1998 Michigan Monroe, Michigan, United States IBA World Super Cruiserweight Title.
Loss 27-4-1 United States "King" Arthur Williams UD 12 06/01/1998 Mississippi Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi, United States USBA Cruiserweight Title/IBF World Cruiserweight Title Eliminator. 111-119, 113-117, 110-120.
Loss 25-12 Jamaica Uriah "Bossman" Grant MD 12 21/06/1997 Florida Tampa, Florida, United States IBF World Cruiserweight Title. 112-116, 114-114, 112-116.
Win 15-0 Germany Torsten May UD 12 31/08/1996 Spain Palma de Mallorca, Islas Baleares, Spain IBF World Cruiserweight Title. 115-114, 117-111, 116-112.
Win 9-5 United States Artis "Mad Boxer" Pendergrass UD 10 10/02/1996 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 99-91, 98-92, 99-92.
Loss 42-3 United States Orlin "The Juice" Norris UD 12 17/03/1995 Massachusetts Worcester, Massachusetts, United States WBA World Cruiserweight Title. 114-115, 114-115, 114-115.
Win 16-0 Nigeria David Izeqwire TKO 8 05/11/1994 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States IBO World Cruiserweight Title.
Draw 43-2 France Anaclet Wamba PTS 12 14/07/1994 Monaco Monte Carlo, Monaco WBC World Cruiserweight Title. 115-115, 116-116, 114-116.
Win 20-7-3 United States Dale Jackson PTS 12 24/02/1994 Texas Austin, Texas, United States NABF Cruiserweight Title.
Win 31-8 United States Iran "Blade" Barkley TKO 6 20/10/1993 Mississippi Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi, United States
Win 4-3 United States Tim Noble PTS 8 17/07/1993 Tennessee Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Win 19-0 United States Vaughn "Turtle" Hooks SD 10 15/05/1993 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 33-1 United States Virgil "Quicksilver" Hill TD 11 20/02/1993 North Dakota Fargo, North Dakota, United States WBA World Light Heavyweight Title. 99-109, 98-110, 99-109.
Win 23-5-1 Malawi Drake "Nightmare" Thadzi UD 10 16/01/1993 Texas San Antonio, Texas, United States
Win -- United States Mike "Babbling" Brooks TKO 1 29/08/1992 Virginia Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
Win 0-1 United States Richard Mincy TKO 1 07/08/1992 Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Win 0-1 United States Tony Brown KO 1 26/10/1991 Indiana Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Win -- Dana Taylor KO 1 19/10/1991 West Virginia Beaver Lake, West Virginia, United States
Win 4-0 United States Anthony "Big Hand" Willis PTS 6 08/10/1991 Missouri St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Win 5-7-1 United States Kevin Casimier UD 10 02/10/1991 Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Loss 4-6-1 United States Kevin Casimier SD 10 28/11/1990 Florida Tampa, Florida, United States 95-96, 97-95, 95-96.
Win 11-7-1 United States Rocky Fabrizio TKO 1 09/11/1990 Florida Hollywood, Florida, United States Referee stopped the bout at 3:03 of the first round.
Win 3-0 United States Ron Mims UD 8 16/10/1990 Florida Tampa, Florida, United States
Win 7-22 United States Rocky Bentley UD 6 28/08/1990 Florida Tampa, Florida, United States
Win 0-1 United States Jeff Cooper TKO 1 28/07/1990 Florida Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
Win -- United States Nathon Jackson KO 2 10/02/1990 Louisiana Metairie, Louisiana, United States
Draw 4-1-3 United States David "Digger" Graves PTS 6 25/01/1990 Louisiana New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Win 2-1 United States Elton Dublin KO 3 23/09/1989 Louisiana Bossier City, Louisiana, United States
Win 5-11 United States Ron Lewis TKO 4 01/08/1989 Illinois Chicago, Illinois, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:21 of the fourth round.
Win 4-8 United States David Bates TKO 1 15/07/1989 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win -- United States Rick Mayer TKO 1 18/05/1989 Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Win 0-2 United States Oscar Raglin Strickland KO 1 02/05/1989 Illinois Chicago, Illinois, United States Strickland knocked out at 1:50 of the first round.
Win 0-12 United States Jordan Keepers KO 2 07/04/1989 Ohio Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Win 1-0 United States Phil Scott UD 4 07/03/1989 Illinois Chicago, Illinois, United States
Achievements
Preceded by
Alfred Cole
Vacates
IBF Cruiserweight Champion
31 Aug 1996 – 21 June 1997
Succeeded by
Uriah Grant

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