Alfonso Ratliff

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Alfonso Ratliff
Statistics
Nickname(s) Alfonso/Alonzo
Rated at Cruiserweight
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Nationality American
Born (1956-02-18) February 18, 1956 (age 61)
Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 34
Wins 25
Wins by KO 18
Losses 9
Draws 0

Alfonso Ratliff (born February 18, 1956) is an American former professional boxer in the cruiserweight division who held the Lineal and WBC cruiserweight titles. Currently Coaches at the Harvey Boxing Club in Harvey IL.

Amateur boxing career[edit]

As an amateur, Ratliff won the Chicago Golden Gloves title in 1980, and won a decision against Mitch Green in intercity competition.

Professional boxing career[edit]

Ratliff turned professional in 1980 and won the WBC and lineal cruiserweight titles with a decision win over Carlos De León in 1985.[1] He lost the belt in his first defense to Bernard Benton via decision the same year. In September 1986, Ratliff was stopped in the second round by Mike Tyson, who went on to become the youngest ever world heavyweight champion in his next fight. Ratliff retired in 1989 after a TKO loss to Lee Roy Murphy.

Professional boxing record[edit]

25 Wins (18 knockouts, 7 decisions), 9 Losses (6 knockouts, 3 decisions) [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 25-9 United States Lee Roy "Solid Gold" Murphy KO 4 26/06/1989 Illinois Villa Park, Illinois, United States Illinois Heavyweight Title.
Loss 25-8 United States Jeff Lampkin TKO 5 17/11/1988 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States IBF USBA Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:14 of the fifth round.
Win 25-7 United States Ricky Parkey KO 7 12/08/1988 Wisconsin Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States IBF USBA Cruiserweight Title.
Win 24-7 United States Craig "Gator" Bodzianowski MD 10 12/05/1988 Illinois Harvey, Illinois, United States Illinois Heavyweight/Cruiserweight Titles. 47-44, 46-45, 46-46.
Loss 23-7 United Kingdom Gary Mason TKO 6 03/02/1988 United Kingdom Wembley, London, United Kingdom Referee stopped the bout at 1:17 of the sixth round.
Loss 23-6 Norway Magne Havnaa PTS 8 15/01/1988 Denmark Skive, Denmark
Loss 23-5 Kenya Patrick "Killer" Lumumba UD 10 16/10/1987 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States 93-97, 94-96, 94-96.
Win 23-4 United States Henry Sims TKO 9 11/08/1987 Illinois Chicago, Illinois, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:26 of the ninth round.
Win 22-4 United States Craig "Gator" Bodzianowski MD 10 12/04/1987 Illinois Chicago, Illinois, United States 46-45, 46-46, 47-44.
Loss 21-4 United States "Iron" Mike Tyson TKO 2 06/09/1986 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:41 of the second round.
Win 21-3 United States Stanley "The Boss" Ross RTD 5 19/07/1986 United Kingdom Wembley, London, United Kingdom Ross retired at 0:10 of the fifth round.
Loss 20-3 United States Bernard "The Bull" Benton UD 12 21/09/1985 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Lost WBC and Lineal Cruiserweight Titles. 112-117, 113-115, 113-115.
Win 20-2 Puerto Rico Carlos De Leon SD 12 06/06/1985 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Won WBC and Lineal Cruiserweight Titles. 116-113, 114-117, 117-114.
Win 19-2 United States James "Senator" Dixon RTD 5 20/12/1984 Illinois Chicago, Illinois, United States Dixon retired at 3:00 of the fifth round.
Win 18-2 United States Billy Joe Thomas KO 2 25/05/1984 Illinois Chicago, Illinois, United States Thomas knocked out at 2:30 of the second round.
Win 17-2 United States Bashir Wadud TKO 7 02/11/1983 Illinois Chicago, Illinois, United States
Loss 16-2 United States Pinklon Thomas TKO 10 26/03/1983 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:36 of the tenth round.
Win 16-1 United States Henry "Train" Porter TKO 6 05/10/1982 Illinois Chicago, Illinois, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:51 of the sixth round.
Win 15-1 United States Clayman "Sandman" Parker KO 6 19/07/1982 Illinois Chicago, Illinois, United States Parker knocked out at 0:32 of the sixth round.
Win 14-1 United States Elijah "Phoenix Steel" Tillery UD 10 13/03/1982 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 13-1 United States "Terrible" Tim Witherspoon TKO 7 05/12/1981 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 13-0 United States Vernon "Bad Boy" Johnston KO 2 03/10/1981 Illinois Rosemont, Illinois, United States
Win 12-0 United States Leroy Boone UD 10 21/08/1981 Illinois Chicago, Illinois, United States
Win 11-0 United States Henry "Bulldog" Patterson KO 2 27/07/1981 Illinois Chicago, Illinois, United States
Win 10-0 United States Eddie Temple KO 2 29/06/1981 Illinois Chicago, Illinois, United States
Win 9-0 United States David "Moral Maze" Starkey KO 2 16/04/1981 Illinois Chicago, Illinois, United States Starkey knocked out at 1:27 of the second round.
Win 8-0 United States James "Senator" Dixon UD 8 02/04/1981 Illinois Chicago, Illinois, United States
Win 7-0 United States Baker "Bear" Tinsley KO 4 09/03/1981 Illinois Chicago, Illinois, United States
Win 6-0 United States Stan White Johnson KO 2 22/02/1981 Illinois Chicago, Illinois, United States
Win 5-0 United States Johnny "Big Jake" Townsend UD 8 15/01/1981 Illinois Chicago, Illinois, United States
Win 4-0 United States Melvin "Dino" Hosey TKO 5 13/11/1980 Illinois Chicago, Illinois, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:50 of the fifth round.
Win 3-0 United States Charles Anderson Atlas KO 1 09/10/1980 Illinois Chicago, Illinois, United States
Win 2-0 United States Mike Chrun TKO 2 22/09/1980 Illinois Chicago, Illinois, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:50 of the second round.
Win 1-0 United States "Modern Fireman" Jim Flynn KO 1 25/08/1980 Illinois Chicago, Illinois, United States Flynn knocked out at 2:11 of the first round.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alfonso Ratliff - Lineal Cruiserweight Champion". The Cyber Boxing Zone Encyclopedia. 

External links[edit]

Achievements
Preceded by
Carlos DeLeon
Lineal Cruiserweight Champion
6 June 1985 – 21 September 1985
Succeeded by
Bernard Benton
Preceded by
Carlos DeLeon
WBC Cruiserweight Champion
6 June 1985 – 21 September 1985
Succeeded by
Bernard Benton