Al Cole

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Al Cole
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Cole in 2010
Statistics
Real name Alfred Rudolph Cole
Nickname(s) Ice
Rated at Heavyweight
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Reach 80 in (203 cm)
Nationality American
Born (1964-04-21) April 21, 1964 (age 53)
Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 54
Wins 35
Wins by KO 16
Losses 16
Draws 6

Alfred Rudolph Cole (born April 21, 1964), best known as Al Cole, is an American former professional boxer. He won the IBF cruiserweight title and was a major force in the division until moving up to heavyweight, where he had less success. In 2001, Cole portrayed boxer Ernie Terrell in the film Ali.[1]

Career[edit]

Cole, at 6'4", was a large and dominant cruiserweight boxer. Later in his career, he did not have the size or power to compete at the upper echelon of the heavyweight division when he moved up in weight class. He listed his hometown as Spring Valley, New York. Cole began his career on a 20-1 tear and captured the cruiserweight title by defeating IBF champ James Warring after only three years as a professional. Cole went on to defend the title six times. His most notable defenses came against Uriah Grant (a fighter who beat Thomas Hearns). Cole defeated Grant twice by unanimous decision. Throughout his career Al Cole has appeared in movies with several big actors such as Robert De Niro, Will Smith, John Voight, Jamie Foxx, Jeffrey Wright & Catherine Zeta-Jones. In one of the movies Al Cole appeared in, Ali, people got knocked out during the audition. Cole was cited -"People really got knocked out auditioning for the movie roles".

Heavyweight[edit]

Cole went up to heavyweight without losing his title. In his first heavyweight fight, Cole was nearly swept on all cards by Tim Witherspoon in a unanimous decision loss. A year later, Cole was TKO'd by Michael Grant in the 10th round. Cole then had brief success by drawing over ten rounds with up and coming, undefeated prospect Kirk Johnson. Johnson was to win the rematch via unanimous decision, a loss which began Cole's career downfall. Cole went on to lose to Corrie Sanders and Jameel McCline. Cole's career then had a brief resurgence with a victory over undefeated Vincent Maddalone, a unanimous decision over David Izonritei, and a draw with Jeremy Williams). Cole failed to build on the momentum though, dropping decisions to Lance Whitaker, former heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman, and finally a TKO loss to Sultan Ibragimov. Cole then retired, but returned to defeat heavyweight prospect Joey "Minnesota Ice" Abell on September 5 in Sweden. A year later, he was defeated by fringe contender Timur Ibragimov. Cole had scheduled to fight a rematch with Abell in 2010 in Uganda, but that bout fell through. Reflecting on his long career in boxing, Cole noted "I gave people what they wanted to see-an action-packed fight."[2]

Life as a trainer[edit]

Cole is now a professional boxing trainer. He is currently training USBA Heavyweight Champion Maurice Harris for Boxing 360.

Professional boxing record[edit]

35 Wins (16 knockouts, 19 decisions), 16 Losses (4 knockouts, 12 decisions), 3 Draws [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 43-10 United Kingdom Danny "Brixton Bomber" Williams SD 6 03/09/2011 Sweden Karlstad, Sweden 56-58, 58-56, 56-59.
Loss 25-2-1 Uzbekistan Timur Ibragimov UD 6 04/09/2009 Sweden Karlstad, Sweden 55-60, 56-59, 55-59.
Win 20-2 United States Joey "Minnesota Ice" Abell SD 6 05/09/2008 Sweden Karlstad, Sweden 56-58, 58-57, 58-57.
Loss 14-0 Russia Sultan Ibragimov TKO 3 03/03/2005 New York (state) New York City, United States WBO Asia Pacific Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:46 of the third round.
Loss 35-5-1 United States Hasim "The Rock" Rahman UD 10 11/03/2004 Maryland Glen Burnie, Maryland, United States 94-96, 94-96, 94-96.
Loss 26-2-1 United States Lance "Mount" Whitaker UD 12 30/10/2003 Florida Coconut Creek, Florida, United States NABA Heavyweight Title. 110-118, 111-117, 112-116.
Win 11-18-3 United States Joe Lenhart UD 6 22/08/2003 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 60-54, 60-54, 59-55.
Win 27-5 Nigeria David Izon UD 8 01/03/2003 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 79-73, 79-73, 77-75.
Draw 39-4 United States Jeremy "Half Man-Half Amazing" Williams PTS 10 30/01/2003 Oregon Portland, Oregon, United States 94-96, 95-95, 95-95.
Loss 17-15-1 United States Sedreck "Big Buck" Fields UD 10 31/08/2002 New York (state) Bridgehampton, New York, United States 94-96, 93-97, 92-98.
Win 15-0 United Kingdom Vinny Maddalone UD 6 29/06/2002 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 18-6-1 The Bahamas Sherman "The Caribbean Tank" Williams UD 10 26/01/2002 New York (state) New York City, United States
Loss 32-0 Cuba Juan Carlos "Pantera Negra" Gomez TKO 6 04/08/2001 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 24-2-3 United States Jameel "Big Time" McCline UD 10 25/05/2001 Virginia Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Loss 24-2-1 United States David "The Boss" Bostice UD 10 08/12/2000 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 93-97, 93-97, 94-96.
Loss 27-7 United States Terrence "K.O." Lewis UD 10 14/09/2000 New York (state) New York City, United States 90-96, 93-95, 90-96.
Draw 37-19-2 United States Frankie "The Tennessee Stud" Swindell PTS 10 27/04/2000 New York (state) New York City, United States 95-95, 95-95, 95-95.
Loss 35-1 South Africa Corrie "The Sniper" Sanders TKO 1 19/02/2000 South Africa Brakpan, Gauteng, South Africa WBU World Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:13 of the first round.
Win 10-4 United States Brian "Big Man" Nix TKO 8 29/10/1999 Canada Montreal, Quebec, Canada Referee stopped the bout at 2:25 of the eighth round.
Loss 26-0-1 Canada Kirk "Bubba" Johnson UD 10 20/03/1999 Washington (state) Tacoma, Washington, United States 93-97, 94-96, 93-97.
Draw 26-0 Canada Kirk "Bubba" Johnson PTS 10 08/12/1998 New York (state) New York City, United States 94-93, 94-94, 94-94.
Win 18-13 United States Derrick Roddy TKO 3 04/09/1998 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:23 of the third round.
Win 11-5 United States Carlos "The Shock Absorber" Monroe UD 10 08/05/1998 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States 97-93, 97-93, 96-94.
Loss 24-0 United States "Big" Michael Grant RTD 10 20/06/1997 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States IBC World Heavyweight Title. Cole did not come out for the 11th round.
Win 23-7 United States Matthew Charleston KO 1 22/11/1996 Florida Tampa, Florida, United States
Loss 43-4 United States "Terrible" Tim Witherspoon UD 10 12/01/1996 New York (state) New York City, United States 90-100, 90-100, 91-99.
Win 23-10 Jamaica Uriah "Bossman" Grant UD 12 24/06/1995 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States IBF World Cruiserweight Title. 118-110, 117-111, 117-111.
Win 15-16 United States Mike "The Duke" Dixon TKO 8 18/03/1995 Florida Pensacola, Florida, United States
Win 23-3 United States Nate Miller UD 12 23/07/1994 North Dakota Bismarck, North Dakota, United States IBF World Cruiserweight Title. 115-113, 117-111, 117-111.
Win 26-4-1 United States Vincent Boulware TKO 5 17/11/1993 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States IBF World Cruiserweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:08 of the fifth round.
Win 30-7-1 United Kingdom Glenn McCrory UD 12 16/07/1993 Russia Moscow, Russia IBF World Cruiserweight Title. 118-109, 118-109, 117-110.
Win 22-9 Jamaica Uriah "Bossman" Grant UD 12 28/02/1993 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States IBF World Cruiserweight Title. 116-112, 115-113, 117-111.
Win 14-1 United States James Warring UD 12 30/07/1992 New Jersey Stanhope, New Jersey, United States IBF World Cruiserweight Title. 116-111, 117-110, 114-113.
Win 9-2-1 United States Govoner Chavers TKO 6 12/12/1991 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:42 of the sixth round.
Win 11-6-2 United States Mike DeVito TKO 3 25/09/1991 New Jersey Stanhope, New Jersey, United States Referee stopped the bout at the end of the third round.
Win 19-5 United States Frankie "The Tennessee Stud" Swindell TKO 11 25/07/1991 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States USBA Cruiserweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:08 of the 11th round.
Win 18-2 United States Nate Miller UD 12 09/05/1991 New Jersey Newark, New Jersey, United States USBA Cruiserweight Title.
Win 13-4 United States Leon Taylor UD 12 08/03/1991 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States USBA Cruiserweight Title. 116-112, 116-112, 116-112.
Loss 12-4 United States Leon Taylor SD 10 13/12/1990 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States 94-96, 94-96, 97-93.
Win 8-2-1 United States Matthew Brooks TKO 4 27/09/1990 New Jersey Stanhope, New Jersey, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:09 of the fourth round.
Win 19-8-1 United States Jesse Shelby UD 10 05/08/1990 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 12-7-1 United States Keith "Sir Jabalot" McMurray PTS 8 24/06/1990 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 2-4 United States Chris Collins TKO 5 12/06/1990 North Carolina Fort Bragg, North Carolina, United States
Win 8-4 United States Tommy Richardson TKO 5 03/05/1990 New Jersey Newark, New Jersey, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:18 of the fifth round.
Win 7-3 United States Jerry Dorsey TKO 3 22/03/1990 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:40 of the third round.
Win 7-0 United States Ed Mack UD 6 07/01/1990 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States 58-55, 58-55, 58-55.
Win 3-1 Ecuador Luis Castillo TKO 3 14/11/1989 New Jersey West Orange, New Jersey, United States
Win 2-0 United States Harrison "Darth Vader" Pearson KO 5 20/10/1989 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 14-1-1 Malawi Drake "Nightmare" Thadzi PTS 6 12/09/1989 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 2-0-1 United Kingdom John Beckles TKO 4 15/08/1989 New Jersey West Orange, New Jersey, United States
Win 2-0 United States Aundrey Nelson PTS 4 24/06/1989 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 9-4 United States Jack Basting MD 4 27/05/1989 North Dakota Bismarck, North Dakota, United States
Win 8-0-2 United States Guy Sonnenberg UD 4 25/04/1989 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 1-1 United States Lorenzo Thomas TKO 3 25/03/1989 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:06 of the third round.

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Preceded by
James Warring
IBF Cruiserweight Champion
30 Jul 1992–24 June 1998
Vacates
Succeeded by
Adolpho Washington