Byron Mitchell

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Byron Mitchell
Statistics
Real name Byron Deangelo-Tarone Mitchell
Nickname(s) Gator
Slama from 'Bama
Rated at Super middleweight
Light heavyweight
Cruiserweight
Height 5 ft 11 12 in (182 cm)
Reach 71
Nationality American
Born (1973-10-31) October 31, 1973 (age 43)
Orlando, Florida, U.S.
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 41
Wins 29
Wins by KO 22
Losses 11
Draws 1

Byron Deangelo-Tarone Mitchell (born October 31, 1973) is an American former professional boxer who fought from 1996 to 2012. He was the Lineal and two-time WBA super middleweight champion, winning the titles in 1999 and 2001.

Amateur career[edit]

September 1991 Byron Mitchell first started boxing at Johnny Trawick's Wolfpack Boxing Gym in Ozark, Alabama. Mitchell was the 1996 National Golden Gloves Middleweight Champion

Pro career[edit]

He turned professional in 1996 for Don King and won the World Boxing Association and Lineal Super Middleweight titles in 1999 after defeating the southpaw Frankie Liles (32-1) by KO in the 11th round.[1] Later that year, he drew with Bruno Girard and lost the title to Girard the next year. He recaptured the WBA belt the following year by beating Manny Siaca then made defenses against Siaca, in a rematch, and Julio César Green before losing a split decision in a unification bout to Sven Ottke in Germany, 2003.

Later that year he lost to WBO title holder Joe Calzaghe by KO in the 2nd round. He became the first man to floor the Welshman but was then on the receiving end of 26 unanswered punches and was mysteriously prematurely stopped by the referee whilst on his feet unhurt. He retired after the fight, then after more than four years away from the pro game returned to the ring in 2007. As of February 2010, Mitchell's comeback had netted him three wins and two losses, His last loss was to current WBA light heavyweight champion Beibut Shumenov, who won and lost two razor thin controversial decisions to Gabriel Campillo.[2] His last win was against 30-7-0 David Telesco.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Byron Mitchell - Lineal Super Middleweight Champion". The Cyber Boxing Zone Encyclopedia. 
  2. ^ "BoxRec Boxing Records". Boxrec.com. 2009-02-20. Retrieved 2013-03-26. 

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Achievements
Preceded by
Frankie Liles
Lineal Super Middleweight Champion
12 June 1999 – 8 Apr 2000
Succeeded by
Bruno Girard
Preceded by
Frankie Liles
WBA Super Middleweight Champion
12 June 1999 – 8 Apr 2000
Succeeded by
Bruno Girard
Preceded by
Bruno Girard
Vacated
WBA Super Middleweight Champion
3 Mar 2001 – 15 Mar 2003
Lost bid for super title
Vacant
Title next held by
Anthony Mundine
as Regular Champion
Succeeded by
Sven Ottke
as Super Champion