Curtis Stevens (boxer)
|Height||5 ft 7 in (170 cm)|
|Reach||71 1⁄2 in (182 cm)|
|Born||March 10, 1985|
New York City,
New York, U.S.
|Wins by KO||22|
Curtis Stevens (born March 10, 1985) is an American professional boxer. He is a former NABF middleweight champion, having held the title twice in 2013, and in the same year challenged for the WBA and IBO middleweight titles.
Born and raised by a single mother in Brownsville, Stevens began boxing at the age of five, later having his first amateur bout at the age of eight. He was trained by his uncle and Andre Rozier. Stevens holds the record for the third most knockouts in New York's amateur history. Early on in his career, Stevens was managed by Chris Gotti, before later joining with Lou DiBella.
Stevens made his professional debut on September 30, 2004, stopping Henry Dukes in the first round. He would remain undefeated over his next twelve fights until a loss to Marcos Primera, who stopped him in the eighth and final round on July 20, 2006. In a rematch against Primera later that year on November 15, Stevens avenged the loss with an eight-round unanimous decision (UD). A second loss came against Andre Dirrell on July 16, 2007, via ten-round UD.
On November 2, 2013, Stevens received his first world title opportunity when he faced WBA and IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin. In what was an anticipated match-up between two formidable knockout artists, Stevens was knocked down in round two, and despite occasionally landing some hard shots on Golovkin thereafter, Stevens retired in his corner by the end of round eight.
Stevens was matched up against another fellow knockout artist, David Lemieux, on March 11, 2017. As was predicted, their fight immediately broke down into an all-out slugfest, but it was Lemieux who scored a brutal one-punch knockout in round three. Stevens was taken out of the ring in a stretcher and hospitalized overnight.
Professional boxing record
|Professional record summary|
|36 fights||30 wins||6 losses|
|36||Win||30–6||Carlos Jairo Cruz||RTD||4 (12), 3:00||Jul 21, 2018||Gimnasio Multiuso Nani Marrero, Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic||Won vacant IBA middleweight title|
|35||Loss||29–6||David Lemieux||KO||3 (12), 1:59||Mar 11, 2017||Turning Stone Resort Casino, Verona, New York, U.S.||Lost WBC Continental Americas middleweight title;|
For vacant WBO Inter-Continental middleweight title
|34||Win||29–5||James de la Rosa||UD||10||Nov 19, 2016||T-Mobile Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Retained WBC Continental Americas middleweight title|
|33||Win||28–5||Patrick Teixeira||TKO||2 (10), 1:04||May 7, 2016||T-Mobile Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Won vacant WBC Continental Americas middleweight title|
|32||Loss||27–5||Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam||UD||12||Oct 1, 2014||Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, California, U.S.|
|31||Win||27–4||Tureano Johnson||TKO||10 (10), 2:09||Apr 4, 2014||Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|30||Win||26–4||Patrick Majewski||TKO||1 (10), 0:46||Jan 24, 2014||Resorts Casino Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|29||Loss||25–4||Gennady Golovkin||RTD||8 (12), 3:00||Nov 2, 2013||The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.||For WBA and IBO middleweight titles|
|28||Win||25–3||Saúl Román||KO||1 (10), 2:26||Aug 3, 2013||Mohegan Sun Arena, Montville, Connecticut, U.S.||Won vacant NABF middleweight title|
|27||Win||24–3||Derrick Findley||UD||8||Apr 20, 2013||The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|26||Win||23–3||Elvin Ayala||KO||1 (10), 1:10||Jan 19, 2013||Mohegan Sun Arena, Montville, Connecticut, U.S.||Won vacant NABF middleweight title|
|25||Win||22–3||Romaro Johnson||KO||1 (6), 2:16||Mar 24, 2012||Aviator Sports and Events Center, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|24||Loss||21–3||Jesse Brinkley||UD||12||Jan 29, 2010||Grand Sierra Resort, Reno, Nevada, U.S.||For vacant WBC–USNBC super middleweight title|
|23||Win||21–2||Piotr Wilczewski||TKO||3 (8), 1:46||Jul 11, 2009||Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.|
|22||Win||20–2||Don Mouton||UD||8||Apr 28, 2009||Russo's on the Bay, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|21||Win||19–2||Ray Smith||TKO||1 (8), 0:48||Nov 7, 2008||Bally's, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|20||Win||18–2||Thomas Reid||TKO||8 (8)||Mar 6, 2008||Grand Ballroom, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|19||Loss||17–2||Andre Dirrell||UD||10||Jun 16, 2007||Mohegan Sun Arena, Montville, Connecticut, U.S.|
|18||Win||17–1||Darnell Boone||UD||10||Mar 22, 2007||Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|17||Win||16–1||Jonathan Corn||TKO||2 (10), 2:34||Dec 14, 2006||Grand Ballroom, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|16||Win||15–1||Dhafir Smith||UD||10||Dec 1, 2006||Vernon Downs, Vernon, New York, U.S.||Won vacant New York light heavyweight title|
|15||Win||14–1||Marcos Primera||UD||8||Nov 15, 2006||Grand Ballroom, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|14||Loss||13–1||Marcos Primera||TKO||8 (10), 1:24||Jul 20, 2006||Grand Ballroom, New York City, New York, U.S.||For WBC Youth interim super middleweight title|
|13||Win||13–0||Eric Howard||TKO||6 (6), 2:15||Jun 10, 2006||Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|12||Win||12–0||Carl Daniels||UD||8||Apr 20, 2006||Grand Ballroom, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|11||Win||11–0||Jose Spearman||KO||2 (8), 2:59||Feb 16, 2006||Grand Ballroom, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|10||Win||10–0||Kia Daniels||KO||1 (6), 0:44||Dec 15, 2005||Grand Ballroom, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|9||Win||9–0||Corey Budd||TKO||1 (6), 2:32||Nov 4, 2005||Buffalo Run Casino, Miami, Oklahoma, U.S.|
|8||Win||8–0||Jason Quick||TKO||2 (6), 1:55||Aug 4, 2005||Grand Ballroom, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|7||Win||7–0||Shannon Miller||UD||6||Apr 28, 2005||Grand Ballroom, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|6||Win||6–0||Raynard Darden||TKO||2 (6), 1:43||Mar 10, 2005||Grand Ballroom, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|5||Win||5–0||Darin Johnson||KO||1 (6), 0:58||Feb 24, 2005||Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|4||Win||4–0||Anthony Konicek||TKO||1 (4), 0:35||Dec 11, 2004||Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S.|
|3||Win||3–0||Wayne Cooper||TKO||2 (4), 2:19||Nov 18, 2004||Grand Ballroom, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|2||Win||2–0||Anterio Vines||KO||1 (4), 0:30||Oct 21, 2004||Mohegan Sun Arena, Montville, Connecticut, U.S.|
|1||Win||1–0||Henry Dukes||TKO||1 (4), 1:47||Sep 30, 2004||Grand Ballroom, New York City, New York, U.S.|
Big Knockout Boxing record
|Professional record summary|
|1 fight||0 wins||0 losses|
|1||Draw||0–0–1||Gabriel Rosado||MD||7||Apr 4, 2015||Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||For BKB middleweight title;|
- Kimball, George (November 16, 2006). "Curtis Stevens Exacts Revenge On Marcos Primero". The Sweet Science. Retrieved March 12, 2017.
- Songalia, Ryan (August 28, 2007). "Stevens: "Don't Run Like Dirrell, Come To Fight"". BoxingScene. Retrieved March 12, 2017.
- Rafael, Dan (November 4, 2013). "Golovkin smashes Stevens for TKO". ESPN. Retrieved March 12, 2017.
- "David Lemieux back in title hunt after devastating knockout of Curtis Stevens". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. March 12, 2017. Retrieved March 12, 2017.
|Amateur boxing titles|
| U.S. light heavyweight champion
|Regional boxing titles|
Title last held byDavid Telesco
| New York light heavyweight champion
December 1, 2006 – January 2010
Title next held byRonson Frank
Title last held byPatrick Majewski
| NABF middleweight champion
January 19, 2013 – May 2013
Title next held byHimself
Title last held byHimself
| NABF middleweight champion
August 3, 2013 – November 2013
Title next held byDavid Lemieux
Title last held byRobert Brant
| WBC Continental Americas
May 7, 2016 – March 11, 2017
Vacant after loss to Lemieux
|Minor world boxing titles|
Title last held byPaul Mendez
| IBA middleweight champion
July 21, 2018 – present