Calvin Brock

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Calvin Brock
Real nameCalvin Vance Brock
Nickname(s)The Boxing Banker
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Reach77 in (196 cm)
Born (1975-01-22) January 22, 1975 (age 44)
Charlotte, North Carolina
Boxing record
Total fights33
Wins by KO23

Calvin Vance Brock (born January 22, 1975 in Charlotte, North Carolina) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 2001 to 2007. In 2006, he won Ring Magazine's Knockout of the Year for his win against Zuri Lawrence and challenged for the IBF and IBO heavyweight titles. Brock was forced to retire after receiving retinal damage in his right eye following his loss to Eddie Chambers.


Brock is known not only for his boxing skills but also for his skill at handling money. Brock has a degree in finance from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and manages his own portfolio. [1] Brock — formerly a banker — received his nickname from a Bank of America ad, in which he was referred to as The Boxing Banker. [1]

Amateur career[edit]

Brock had a notable amateur boxing career. He was the National Golden Gloves Heavyweight Champion in 1998. In 1999, he won the United States amateur championship at 201 lb.

At the 2000 Summer Olympics, he competed on the U.S. boxing team as a super heavyweight after narrowly beating one-time conqueror T.J.Wilson in the qualification. He was a teammate of future world champions Jermain Taylor, Jeff Lacy, and Brian Viloria, but he lost to Paolo Vidoz and did not win a medal.

Amateur record 147-38

Professional career[edit]

Brock turned professional in 2001. Although he built an impressive record, Brock did not fight many top-ranked heavyweights.

Brock's first well-known opponent was Clifford Etienne—an opponent of Mike Tyson whom Brock defeated by round 3 TKO on January 21, 2005.

Three months later, highly rated contender Jameel McCline knocked down Brock in round 7, but Brock got up and won the bout by unanimous decision.

On November 19, 2005, Brock won his first title—the IBA Continental Americas heavyweight title—when he defeated journeyman David Bostice by unanimous decision.

On February 25, 2006, Brock was part of the Shane Mosley vs. Fernando Vargas undercard. He knocked out Zuri Lawrence in round 6 with a counter left hook that caught Lawrence flush and ended up being the Ring Magazine knockout of the year." [2]

Brock defended his IBA Continental Americas title on June 24, 2006 against undefeated Timor Ibragimov by unanimous decision. The fight occurred outdoors at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, where the temperature exceeded 100 °F (38 °C).

Brock finally earned his first world title shot as he took on IBF and IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko in Madison Square Garden on November 11, 2006. However, he suffered his first professional loss when he was knocked out in the 7th round, dropping his record to 29-1.

In November he was edged out by Eddie Chambers in an IBF semifinal. During this bout, Brock suffered retinal damage in his right eye. As a result of botched surgery to repair the damage in December 2007, Brock became legally blind in his right eye, and forced to retire permanently from the sport of boxing. Brock can still see images of daylight in the right eye. After retirement, Brock, who has a wife and daughter, became a commercial real estate agent.

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
33 fights 31 wins 2 losses
By knockout 23 1
By decision 8 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
33 Loss 31–2 United States Eddie Chambers SD 12 2 Nov 2007 United States Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, Washington, U.S.
32 Win 31–1 Puerto Rico Alex Gonzales UD 8 2 Jun 2007 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
31 Win 30–1 United States Ralph West KO 1 (10), 2:49 17 Mar 2007 United States American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas, U.S.
30 Loss 29–1 Ukraine Wladimir Klitschko TKO 7 (12), 2:10 11 Nov 2006 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S. For IBF and IBO heavyweight titles
29 Win 29–0 Uzbekistan Timur Ibragimov UD 12 24 Jun 2006 United States Caesars Palace, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Won vacant WBC FECARBOX heavyweight title
28 Win 28–0 United States Zuri Lawrence KO 6 (10), 2:58 25 Feb 2006 United States Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
27 Win 27–0 United States David Bostice UD 12 19 Nov 2005 United States Cricket Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
26 Win 26–0 United States Kenny Craven TKO 4 (10), 2:34 25 Jun 2005 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
25 Win 25–0 United States Jameel McCline UD 10 23 Apr 2005 United States Caesars Palace, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
24 Win 24–0 United States Clifford Etienne TKO 3 (10), 1:25 21 Jan 2005 United States Reliant Center, Houston, Texas, U.S.
23 Win 23–0 United States Wesley Martin TKO 2 (6), 2:00 14 Nov 2004 United States Mountain High Casino, Black Hawk, Colorado, U.S.
22 Win 22–0 United States Willie Williams UD 6 24 Jul 2004 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
21 Win 21–0 United States Terry Smith UD 10 15 May 2004 United States DePaul Athletic Center, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
20 Win 20–0 United States Derek Berry RTD 6 (10), 3:00 22 Jan 2004 United States Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
19 Win 19–0 United States David Vedder TKO 8 (8), 1:27 12 Dec 2003 United States Casino Del Sol, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.
18 Win 18–0 United States Ken Murphy TKO 3 8 Nov 2003 United States Cricket Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
17 Win 17–0 United States Shane Swartz RTD 6 (8), 3:00 29 Aug 2003 United States Sovereign Center, Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S.
16 Win 16–0 United States Marcus Rhode KO 2 (8), 2:35 19 Jul 2003 United States Reliant Center, Houston, Texas, U.S.
15 Win 15–0 United States Jim Strohl TKO 1 (6), 1:40 7 Jun 2003 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
14 Win 14–0 United States Shawn Robinson TKO 1 (6), 1:28 4 Apr 2003 United States Fernwood Resort, Bushkill, Pennsylvania, U.S.
13 Win 13–0 United States Jeff Pegues TKO 3 (6) 23 Jan 2003 United States Convention Center, Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
12 Win 12–0 United States Franklin Edmondson TKO 2 (8), 2:41 22 Nov 2002 United States Bally's Park Place Hotel Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
11 Win 11–0 United States Leroy Humphries TKO 2 (6), 0:12 13 Sep 2002 United States Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
10 Win 10–0 United States Antonio Colbert UD 6 27 Jul 2002 United States Beau Rivage Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S.
9 Win 9–0 United States Don Normand TKO 2 (6), 2:44 25 May 2002 United States Lowes Speedway, Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
8 Win 8–0 United States Craig Brinson TKO 5 (6), 1:40 7 Oct 2001 United States Grand Victoria Casino, Elgin, Illinois, U.S.
7 Win 7–0 United States Lewis Gilbert TKO 1 (6), 3:00 2 Sep 2001 United States Silverstar Hotel & Casino, Choctaw, Mississippi, U.S.
6 Win 6–0 United States Rocky Gannon TKO 2 (6), 2:27 18 Aug 2001 United States Cox Pavilion, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
5 Win 5–0 United States Shawn Woods TKO 1 (6), 2:42 17 Jun 2001 United States Sunset Station, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
4 Win 4–0 United States Antonio Colbert UD 4 1 Apr 2001 United States Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
3 Win 3–0 United States Jeff Ford TKO 2 (4), 1:37 23 Mar 2001 United States Texas Station Casino, North Las Vegas, U.S.
2 Win 2–0 Mexico Benjamin Garcia TKO 1 (4), 2:29 11 Mar 2001 United States Feather Falls Casino, Oroville, California, U.S.
1 Win 1–0 United States Zibielee Kimbrough TKO 3 (4), 1:05 11 Feb 2001 United States Grand Victoria Casino, Elgin, Illinois, U.S. Professional debut


  1. ^ "Sharkie's Machine: Q & A With Calvin Brock". Retrieved 2010-05-18.
  2. ^ "Class: Mosley and Vargas Paid Off After All". 2006-03-07. Retrieved 2010-05-18.

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Sporting positions
Amateur boxing titles
Dominick Guinn
U.S. super heavyweight champion
T. J. Wilson
Regional boxing titles
Title last held by
Shannon Briggs
WBC FECARBOX heavyweight champion
24 Jun 2006 - Aug 2006
Title next held by
Oliver McCall
Allan Green
KO1 Jaidon Codrington
The Ring Knockout of the Year
KO6 Zuri Lawrence

Nonito Donaire
KO5 Vic Darchinyan