Danell Nicholson

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Danell Nicholson
Statistics
Real nameDanell Nicholson
Nickname(s)Doc
Weight(s)Heavyweight
Height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Reach80 in (203 cm)
Born (1967-11-15) November 15, 1967 (age 53)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights47
Wins42
Wins by KO32
Losses5
Draws0

Danell Nicholson (born November 15, 1967) is a former American Olympian and a boxer in the heavyweight division. He held the IBO World Heavyweight title in 1994, and in 2003 challenged Wladimir Klitschko for the WBA Intercontinental Heavyweight title.

Professional career[edit]

Amateur[edit]

Nicholson was a member of the 1992 United States Olympic Team as a Heavyweight. His results were:

Professional[edit]

He boxed professionally from 1992 to 2003 training under Emanuel Steward. Perhaps his best win as a professional was his split decision win over future heavyweight titlist John Ruiz on August 4, 1994. With that win came the lightly regarded International Boxing Organization heavyweight title. Other notable fighters he faced but to whom he lost were Andrew Golota, Kirk Johnson, David Tua, and Wladimir Klitschko.

Professional boxing record[edit]

42 Wins (32 knockouts, 10 decisions), 5 Losses (4 knockouts, 1 decision)[1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 41-2 Wladimir Klitschko TKO 4 20/12/2003 Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany WBA Intercontinental Heavyweight Title.
Win 18-10-1 Ken Murphy TKO 2 14/06/2003 Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. Referee stopped the bout at 0:18 of the second round.
Win 17-5-2 Sione Asipeli UD 6 23/03/2003 Temecula, California, U.S.
Win 23-10-1 Melvin Foster TKO 4 18/01/2002 Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. Referee stopped the bout at 2:36 of the fourth round.
Loss 37-2 David Tua KO 6 23/03/2001 Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. Nicholson knocked out at 0:34 of the sixth round.
Win 16-7 Reynaldo Minus TKO 2 04/11/2000 New York City, U.S.
Win 6-7-2 Tim Pollard KO 2 25/06/2000 Elgin, Illinois, U.S. Pollard knocked out at 1:38 of the second round.
Win 26-6 Terrence Lewis TKO 2 31/03/2000 New York City, U.S.
Win 32-17 Tony LaRosa TKO 2 09/02/2000 Rosemont, Illinois, U.S. Referee stopped the bout at 2:59 of the second round.
Win 22-9-1 Marcellus Brown TKO 2 05/08/1999 Tunica, Mississippi, U.S. Referee stopped the bout at 3:00 of the second round.
Win 20-13 Abdul Muhaymin UD 8 17/06/1999 Worley, Idaho, U.S. 80-72, 80-72, 80-72.
Win 34-16-1 Frankie Swindell UD 10 12/03/1999 New York City, U.S. 98-91, 98-91, 98-91.
Win 21-19-1 Levi Billups TKO 4 07/01/1999 Tunica, Mississippi, U.S. Referee stopped the bout at 0:43 of the fourth round.
Win 10-8-1 Jimmy Haynes TKO 1 22/09/1998 New York City, U.S. Referee stopped the bout at 2:58 of the first round.
Win 31-18-2 Mike Sedillo PTS 10 03/09/1998 Mashantucket, Connecticut, U.S.
Win 20-23-1 Everett Martin TKO 4 16/06/1998 Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S. Referee stopped the bout at 3:00 of the fourth round.
Win 9-4 Everett Mayo TKO 3 31/01/1998 Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
Win 17-5 Thomas Williams TKO 2 30/08/1997 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Win 1-5 Moses Harris TKO 3 26/04/1997 Cicero, Illinois, U.S. Referee stopped the bout at 1:45 of the third round.
Win 17-8-1 Marcos Gonzalez KO 2 03/04/1997 Worley, Idaho, U.S. Gonzalez knocked out at 0:52 of the second round.
Loss 19-0 Kirk Johnson UD 10 23/08/1996 Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S. Referee stopped the bout at 3:00 of the second round.
Loss 27-0 Andrew Golota TKO 8 15/03/1996 Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S. Referee stopped the bout at 3:00 of the eighth round.
Win 14-3-1 Darren Hayden PTS 8 21/12/1995 Bossier City, Louisiana, U.S.
Win 20-15 Jesse Ferguson TKO 8 19/10/1995 Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Win 14-2 Anthony Willis TKO 6 11/08/1995 New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. Referee stopped the bout at 2:26 of the sixth round.
Win 9-8 Art Card KO 2 31/03/1995 Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Win 13-10-1 William Morris TKO 5 07/03/1995 Prior Lake, Minnesota, U.S.
Win 8-14 Larry Davis TKO 1 10/02/1995 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. Referee stopped the bout at 2:46 of the first round.
Win 20-7 Terry Anderson KO 2 19/01/1995 Auburn Hills, Michigan, U.S. Anderson knocked out at 1:45 of the second round.
Win 4-47-2 John Basil Jackson TKO 5 20/12/1994 Rosemont, Illinois, U.S.
Win 18-1 John Ruiz SD 12 04/08/1994 Mashantucket, Connecticut, U.S. IBO World Heavyweight Title. 118-110, 115-113, 113-115.
Win 13-24-1 Mark Young UD 10 17/02/1994 Joliet, Illinois, U.S.
Win 5-6-6 David Graves PTS 6 06/12/1993 Rosemont, Illinois, U.S.
Win 44-15-4 Michael Greer TKO 4 27/08/1993 Countryside, Illinois, U.S.
Win 12-1 Phil Scott TKO 2 23/07/1993 Countryside, Illinois, U.S. Referee stopped the bout at 2:28 of the second round.
Win 8-3 Nick Kendrick KO 1 25/06/1993 Countryside, Illinois, U.S.
Loss 8-0 Jeremy Williams KO 2 08/05/1993 Stateline, Nevada, U.S. Nicholson knocked out at 2:56 of the second round.
Win 14-23-1 Tim Morrison TKO 3 26/04/1993 Rosemont, Illinois, U.S.
Win 10-50 Rocky Bentley KO 3 26/03/1993 Countryside, Illinois, U.S.
Win 0-7 Luis Torres KO 3 13/03/1993 Aurora, Illinois, U.S.
Win -- Mark Posey KO 1 26/02/1993 Countryside, Illinois, U.S.
Win 12-37-6 Danny Blake UD 6 22/01/1993 Countryside, Illinois, U.S.
Win 1-28-2 Jordan Keepers KO 1 08/01/1993 Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Win 3-27 James Holly KO 1 11/12/1992 Countryside, Illinois, U.S.
Win -- Don Blake KO 1 25/11/1992 Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Win 2-10-1 Dave Slaughter KO 1 23/10/1992 Countryside, Illinois, U.S.
Win 4-2-2 Dan Nieves UD 4 14/10/1992 Rosemont, Illinois, U.S.

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Vacant
Title last held by
Lionel Butler
IBO Heavyweight Champion
4 August 1994 – October 1994
Stripped
Succeeded by
Jimmy Thunder