Alex Stewart (boxer)
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|Height||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Reach||199 cm (78 in)|
28 June 1964|
London, England, UK
|Died||16 November 2016
Mount Vernon, New York, U.S.
|Wins by KO||40|
Alex Stewart (28 June 1964 – 16 November 2016) was a professional boxer. He represented Jamaica at the 1984 Olympics, and won a bronze medal in the heavyweight division at the 1983 Pan American Games.
Stewart was a member of the Jamaican 1984 Olympic team. He was beaten by Sweden's Håkan Brock in the 1/8 final of the heavyweight competition, losing by a 5-0 decision. A year earlier he won a bronze medal at the Pan American Games. He lost to Michael Bentt in a thrilling match in the 1985 Heavyweight Golden Gloves Finals.
Nicknamed "The Destroyer", Stewart did just that in the heavyweight ranks, at least early in his career. Stewart reeled off 24 consecutive wins, all by KO, prior to dropping his first loss to Evander Holyfield.
Stewart is probably best known for being blown out by Mike Tyson in the first round in 1990, and lost to other notable heavyweights of his era, including Michael Moorer, George Foreman, and Oleg Maskaev.
Stewart's loss to Foreman is likely his most notable ring performance. Although Foreman knocked him down twice, Stewart recovered to lose a narrow majority decision to Foreman, in which Foreman was badly swollen about the face.
Retirement and death
After two consecutive knockout losses, Stewart retired from boxing in 1999, and after retiring worked in the New York area for a liquor distributor. Stewart died in Mount Vernon, New York in November 2016 of a blood clot in his lung.
Professional boxing record
|43 Wins (40 knockouts, 3 decisions), 10 Losses (7 knockouts, 3 decisions) |
|Loss||43–10||Jorge Luis González||TKO||2||06/06/1999||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 2:38 of the second round..|
|Loss||43–9||Lance "Mount" Whitaker||TKO||7||16/01/1999||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 1:40 of the seventh round.|
|Win||43–8||Ezra Sellers||TKO||3||08/10/1998||Kansas City, Missouri, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 2:43 of the third round.|
|Loss||42–8||Phil "The Enforcer" Jackson||UD||10||24/07/1998||Miami, Florida, United States|
|Win||42–7||Abdul Muhaymin||UD||8||12/06/1998||Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States|
|Loss||41–7||Oleg "The Big O" Maskaev||TKO||7||27/09/1997||Moscow, Russia|
|Win||41–6||James Warring||UD||10||01/05/1997||Asbury Park, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||40–6||Samson Cohen||KO||1||06/03/1997||Baltimore, Maryland, United States||Cohen knocked out at 2:53 of the first round.|
|Loss||39–6||Craig Petersen||TKO||8||03/11/1996||Urayasu, Chiba, Japan||Referee stopped the bout at 2:46 of the eighth round.|
|Win||39–5||Bryant "Special K" Smith||KO||6||06/02/1996||New York City, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 2:19 of the sixth round.|
|Win||38–5||Terry Anderson||KO||1||02/12/1995||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Anderson knocked out at 2:37 of the first round.|
|Win||37–5||Darren Hayden||TKO||5||03/10/1995||Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States|
|Win||36–5||Jesse "The Boogieman" Ferguson||UD||10||08/08/1995||Coachella, California, United States||95-93, 97-91, 97-91.|
|Win||35–5||Tyrone Evans||TKO||4||09/05/1995||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 1:47 of the fourth round.|
|Win||34–5||Tyrone Evans||TKO||6||10/09/1994||Laughlin, Nevada, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 1:56 of the sixth round.|
|Win||33–5||Derrick Roddy||TKO||6||02/07/1994||South Padre Island, Texas, United States|
|Loss||32-5||Evander "The Real Deal" Holyfield||UD||12||26/06/1993||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||109-119, 110-118, 110-118.|
|Win||32–4||Rick Enis||TKO||3||26/04/1993||Rosemont, Illinois, United States|
|Win||31–4||Jerry "Wimpy" Halstead||TKO||7||06/02/1993||New York City, United States|
|Win||30–4||Marshall Tillman||TKO||10||25/08/1992||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 0:31 of the tenth round.|
|Win||29–4||Paul Poirier||TKO||3||24/07/1992||Catskill, New York, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 1:04 of the third round.|
|Loss||28–4||"Big" George Foreman||MD||10||11/04/1992||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||93-94, 93-94, 94-94.|
|Win||28–3||Joey Christjohn||TKO||3||22/02/1992||Katowice, Poland|
|Loss||27–3||Michael "Double M" Moorer||TKO||4||27/07/1991||Norfolk, Virginia, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 1:54 of the fourth round.|
|Win||27–2||Danny Wofford||RTD||4||11/04/1991||Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States||Wofford did not come out for the fifth round.|
|Loss||26–2||"Iron" Mike Tyson||TKO||1||08/12/1990||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 2:27 of the first round.|
|Win||26–1||Jamie "Featherman" Howe||TKO||7||03/07/1990||Monticello, New York, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 0:32 of the seventh round.|
|Win||25–1||Mark "The Storm" Young||TKO||5||25/05/1990||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 3:00 of the fifth round.|
|Loss||24–1||Evander "The Real Deal" Holyfield||TKO||8||04/11/1989||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:51 of the eighth round.|
|Win||24–0||Terry Armstrong||TKO||3||10/08/1989||New York City, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 1:25 of the third round.|
|Win||23–0||Fernando "Toro" Montes||TKO||2||13/07/1989||New York City, United States|
|Win||22–0||Michael "Jack" Johnson||TKO||2||29/04/1989||Kingston, Jamaica||Referee stopped the bout at 0:45 of the second round. Johnson down in the second round. Once he beat the 10 count, Johnson didn't stand a chance as Stewart swarmed all over him.|
|Win||21–0||Arthel "Bam Bam" Lawhorne||TKO||4||30/03/1989||New York City, United States|
|Win||20–0||David Jaco||TKO||1||18/02/1989||Budapest, Hungary||Jaco knocked out at 1:23 of the first round. Stewart threw a devastating right hook to the body and finished Jaco off with a left hook to the side of the face.|
|Win||19–0||Eddie Richardson||KO||3||15/12/1988||New York City, United States||Richardson knocked out at 1:11 of the third round.|
|Win||18–0||Lorenzo Canady||TKO||4||27/10/1988||New York City, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 2:14 of the fourth round.|
|Win||17–0||Tim "T-Bone" Adams||TKO||1||23/09/1988||Brooklyn, New York, United States|
|Win||16–0||Conroy Nelson||TKO||2||31/07/1988||New York City, United States|
|Win||15–0||Calvin Sherman||TKO||1||14/07/1988||New York City, United States|
|Win||14–0||"Indian" Aaron Brown||TKO||1||26/05/1988||Massachusetts, United States|
|Win||13–0||Jim "The Bull" Berry||TKO||1||20/05/1988||Brooklyn, New York, United States|
|Win||12–0||Mike Jones||KO||4||12/05/1988||New York City, United States|
|Win||11–0||Harry Terrell||KO||1||25/03/1988||New York City, United States||Terrell knocked out at 2:46 of the first round.|
|Win||10–0||George Garza||TKO||2||04/02/1988||New York City, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 1:39 of the second round.|
|Win||9–0||John "Big Red" Morton||TKO||4||17/12/1987||New York City, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 1:00 of the fourth round.|
|Win||8–0||Juan Quintana||TKO||2||27/11/1987||Connecticut, United States|
|Win||7–0||Ernie Poole||TKO||1||20/11/1987||Detroit, Michigan, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 2:16 of the first round.|
|Win||6–0||Jimmy Harrison||TKO||2||27/10/1987||New York City, United States|
|Win||5–0||Tim Morrison||TKO||2||01/10/1987||New York City, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 0:54 of the second round.|
|Win||4–0||Dennis Cain||TKO||2||06/08/1987||New York City, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 1:08 of the second round.|
|Win||3–0||Jim Little||KO||1||18/06/1987||New York City, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 2:20 of the first round.|
|Win||2–0||Eric Mitchell||TKO||3||07/05/1987||New York City, United States|
|Win||1–0||James Walker||TKO||3||06/09/1986||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
Alex Stewart had a daughter, Tenille Stewart born in 1985.
- Finger, David E. (2014). Rocky Lives!. Potomac Books, Inc. p. 254. ISBN 9781612343099. Retrieved 1 November 2014.