Elisha Obed

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Elisha Obed (born February 21, 1952 in Nassau, Bahamas) was a Bahamian boxer at middleweight.[1]

Amateur career[edit]

Obed entered the amateur ranks at age 12. Fighting almost weekly, he ran up an undefeated record of 46-0 (16 knockouts). At 14, he decided to turn professional.

Professional career[edit]

For almost 6 years, he lingered on small promotions on the island of the Bahamas. He was billed as undefeated, but he had lost a fight by knockout to veteran Kid Carew. His loss to Kid Carew was unlisted for almost 8 years, as he was reported incorrectly as undefeated in the press until his loss to Eckhard Dagge.

Veteran trainer, manager, and promoter Moe Fleischer traveled to Nassau to "check-out" this upcoming prospect. Mike Dundee, son of Angelo Dundee came in as his manager.

Soon after Obed was fighting main events. He earned a top ten ranking by knocking out former title contender Bunny Grant. Obed made his U.S. debut in Florida. Knocked out every top middleweight boxer in Florida in the early 1970s, including state Champion Dennis Riggs and former champion Jimmy Williams.

In 1975 he captured the WBC Light Middleweight Title by defeating Miguel de Oliveira. He defended the title twice before losing the belt to Germany's Eckhard Dagge in 1976 when he quit, claiming he had blurred vision. Obed stated that he had been thumbed in the eye by Dagge. In actuality, he was later found to have a detached retina and is legally blind in that eye.

Obed decided to enter the middleweight ranks. By 27, he was back to where he started from, fighting on local fight cards in Nassau. He retired in 1988.

Preceded by
Miguel de Oliveira
WBC Light Middleweight boxing champion
13 Nov 1975– 17 Jun 1976
Succeeded by
Eckhard Dagge

Professional boxing record[edit]

88 Wins (59 knockouts, 29 decisions), 21 Losses (9 knockouts, 12 decisions), 4 Draws, 2 No Contests [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Win 4-1 The Bahamas James "Killer" Coakley PTS 10 06/03/1988 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Loss 3-0 The Bahamas James "Killer" Coakley PTS 10 21/03/1987 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Loss 7-6 The Bahamas Arnold Neal KO 4 02/02/1986 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Loss 9-2 United States Earl "Pee Wee" Boger TKO 8 22/01/1986 South Carolina Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Loss 4-4 The Bahamas Arnold Neal KO 5 17/05/1985 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win 11-6-1 United States Rocky Fabrizio PTS 10 28/09/1984 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Loss 7-6 United States "Jazzy" Jeff Nelson KO 8 18/06/1984 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win 0-6 The Bahamas Allen Briscoe KO 3 01/07/1983 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Loss 5-3 United States "Jazzy" Jeff Nelson PTS 10 22/03/1983 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win 3-8 United States Lonnie Wilcox KO 3 05/11/1982 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Loss 6-12 United States Willie Ray Taylor PTS 8 15/05/1982 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Loss 21-12 United States Homer Jackson PTS 10 16/02/1982 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Loss 15-0 United States Bobby Czyz DQ 6 12/11/1981 New Jersey East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States
Loss 13-6 Canada Ralph Hollett UD 10 25/08/1981 Canada Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 42-49, 41-48, 41-49.
Win -- Edison Stubbs KO 2 10/08/1981 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win 0-1 The Bahamas Sherwin Johnson PTS 10 01/05/1981 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win 16-6 United States Homer Jackson PTS 10 25/03/1981 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win 1-4 United States Eddie McNeeley KO 4 14/03/1981 The Bahamas Freeport, Bahamas
Win 24-12 United States Rocky Stevens KO 9 30/01/1981 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win 19-12-1 United States Sammy Masias KO 5 07/10/1980 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Loss 21-1-2 United States Steve "Jazzman" Gregory PTS 10 24/07/1980 Ohio Columbus, Ohio, United States
Win -- Apakuki Sakuru PTS 10 30/05/1980 Fiji Suva, Fiji
Loss 21-0 Venezuela Fulgencio Obelmejias KO 3 03/03/1980 Venezuela Caracas, Venezuela
Win 6-0 Canada Willie Featherstone SD 10 12/02/1980 Canada Montreal, Quebec, Canada 45-49, 49-45, 48-45.
Win 13-13-1 The Bahamas Sammy Barr KO 4 26/12/1979 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
No Contest 13-13-1 United States Sammy Barr NC 4 23/11/1979 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win 2-4-1 United States Richie Lee Roberts PTS 10 19/10/1979 The Bahamas Freeport, Bahamas
Loss 13-0 United States Curtis Parker TKO 7 11/09/1979 Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:30 of the seventh round.
Win 3-2 Jamaica Charlie Grimmett KO 9 17/08/1979 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win 0-2 Hector Maldonado KO 5 22/06/1979 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win 29-31 United States Terry "Buzzsaw" Rondeau KO 6 04/05/1979 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win 12-29-2 United States Pablo "Hot Rod" Rodriguez KO 5 21/04/1979 The Bahamas Freeport, Bahamas
Win 2-4-1 Puerto Rico Juan "Navigator" Serrano PTS 10 30/03/1979 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win 10-10-1 Jamaica Lionel "Tough Skin" Cameron KO 4 23/02/1979 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
No Contest 0-8 United States "Scary" Gary Smith NC 4 13/01/1979 Florida Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Loss 25-4 United States Tony Chiaverini UD 10 02/12/1978 Missouri Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Loss 12-1 Germany Georg Steinherr PTS 10 31/10/1978 Germany Munich, Bayern, Germany
Loss 12-1 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Marijan Beneš PTS 10 02/09/1978 Germany Berlin, Germany
Win 4-21 United States Henry "Tiger" Hall KO 7 28/04/1978 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Loss 50-4-2 Italy Rocky Mattioli KO 7 11/03/1978 Australia Melbourne, Victoria, Australia WBC World Light Middleweight Title. Obed knocked out at 1:07 of the seventh round.
Loss 19-0-1 Brazil Joao Mendonca PTS 10 02/12/1977 Brazil Sao Paulo, Brazil
Win 25-4 United States Henry "Slick" Mitchell KO 3 23/10/1977 Florida Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Loss 9-0 Uganda Ayub Kalule PTS 10 02/06/1977 Denmark Randers, Denmark
Draw 26-4 Canada Jean-Claude LeClair PTS 10 22/02/1977 Canada Montreal, Quebec, Canada 48-45, 48-48, 46-47.
Win 42-5-3 Canada Fernand Marcotte UD 10 18/01/1977 Canada Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 12-9-1 The Bahamas Sammy Barr SD 10 19/11/1976 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Draw 12-9 The Bahamas Sammy Barr PTS 10 24/09/1976 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win 35-25-3 United States Victor "Taco" Perez UD 10 21/09/1976 Florida Orlando, Florida, United States
Win 35-15-1 United States Larry Brazier KO 1 07/08/1976 The Bahamas Freeport, Bahamas Brazier knocked out at 2:50 of the first round.
Loss 18-3 Germany Eckhard Dagge TKO 10 18/06/1976 Germany Charlottenburg, Berlin, Germany WBC World Light Middleweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:47 of the tenth round.
Win 7-1-2 Ivory Coast Sea Robinson UD 15 24/04/1976 Ivory Coast Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire WBC World Light Middleweight Title.
Win 41-6 United States Tony "K.O. King" Gardner KO 2 28/02/1976 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas WBC World Light Middleweight Title. Gardner knocked out at 2:55 of the second round.
Win 43-1-1 Brazil Miguel De Oliveira TKO 11 13/11/1975 France Paris, France WBC World Light Middleweight Title.
Win 7-20-1 United States Nick Peoples KO 6 13/10/1975 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win 24-6-1 United States Gene "Mobile" Wells KO 5 22/07/1975 Florida Miami Beach, Florida, United States Wells knocked out at 1:50 of the fifth round.
Win 96-36-7 Mexico Chucho Garcia KO 5 20/06/1975 The Bahamas Freeport, Bahamas
Win 18-8 United States Nat King KO 8 30/05/1975 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win 18-6 United States Marcel Clay KO 8 29/04/1975 Florida Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Win 16-5-1 United States Manuel Elizondo KO 10 22/02/1975 Arizona Tucson, Arizona, United States Elizondo knocked out at 2:35 of the tenth round.
Win 33-3-3 Canada Fernand Marcotte TKO 11 21/01/1975 Florida Miami Beach, Florida, United States NABF Light Middleweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:08 of the 11th round.
Win 11-10 United States Sammy Rookard UD 10 25/12/1974 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win 27-3 Chile Renato Garcia UD 10 16/11/1974 Arizona Tucson, Arizona, United States
Win 24-10 United States Johnny "Starship Trooper" Rico KO 2 19/10/1974 Arizona Tucson, Arizona, United States Rico knocked out at 1:30 of the second round.
Win 20-33-2 United States Bobby "Songbird" Williams KO 5 27/09/1974 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win 2-4-1 United States Guillermo Escalera KO 5 06/09/1974 The Bahamas Freeport, Bahamas
Win 19-4 United States Frank "Paco" Flores KO 5 16/08/1974 Arizona Tucson, Arizona, United States Flores knocked out at 2:50 of the fifth round.
Win 25-20-1 Trinidad and Tobago Carlos Marks PTS 10 11/07/1974 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Draw 23-7-1 Dominican Republic Dario Hidalgo PTS 10 11/06/1974 Florida Miami Beach, Florida, United States 46-46, 46-46, 48-42.
Win 92-30-6 Mexico Chucho Garcia PTS 10 31/05/1974 The Bahamas Freeport, Bahamas
Win 13-10-1 Jamaica Roy "General" Lee PTS 10 26/04/1974 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win 0-1 Mexico Jesse Rios KO 2 09/04/1974 Florida Miami Beach, Florida, United States Rios knocked out at 2:45 of the second round.
Win 9-19-4 United States "Fast" Eddie Davis KO 4 15/03/1974 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win 11-18-1 United States Vicente Medina TKO 7 26/02/1974 Florida Miami Beach, Florida, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:55 of the seventh round.
Win 0-2 Jamaica Wendell Spencer KO 3 15/02/1974 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win 17-3 United States Tom Van Hatten TKO 2 15/01/1974 Florida Miami Beach, Florida, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:50 of the second round.
Win 0-1 Puerto Rico Saulo Hernandez KO 1 14/12/1973 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win 19-1 United States Mike Lankester TKO 8 04/12/1973 Florida Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Win 36-17-2 United States Dennis "Alligator Alley" Riggs KO 4 12/11/1973 Florida Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Win 0-1 Puerto Rico Jose "Papo" Melendez TKO 8 19/10/1973 Florida Boca Raton, Florida, United States
Win 52-12-5 Jamaica Bunny Grant PTS 10 26/09/1973 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win 19-7-4 United States Doug "Mr." Rogers KO 4 06/08/1973 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win 11-19-1 United States Jimmy "The Jet" Williams KO 1 13/07/1973 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win 5-6-2 Jamaica Roy Goss UD 10 23/04/1973 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win 7-6-1 United States Al "Soul Brother" Cook KO 6 29/03/1973 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win 10-9 Canada Terry Hayward KO 1 03/02/1973 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win 9-5-3 Puerto Rico Sandy Torres KO 8 26/01/1973 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win 7-5-4 United States Joe "Sugar Foot" Hooks KO 6 17/11/1972 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win 9-5 United States Prince Jimmy Hamm KO 8 26/08/1972 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win 21-34-2 United States Roscoe Bell PTS 10 15/07/1972 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win 10-14-4 Costa Rica Dorman Crawford KO 10 26/05/1972 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win 33-8-3 The Bahamas Sugar "Bahamian Buzzsaw" Cliff TKO 6 08/04/1972 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas Bahamas Welterweight Title.
Win 16-8-2 United States Larry Adkins PTS 10 25/09/1971 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win 9-1 The Bahamas Ray Minus PTS 15 05/06/1971 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win 0-1 Jamaica "Dandy" Don Fraser KO 10 20/12/1970 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win 3-10-1 The Bahamas Buddy Taylor PTS 10 27/11/1970 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win 0-2 Droopy Davis KO 6 29/08/1970 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win -- Bert Woods KO 3 15/05/1970 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win 0-1 United States Milton "Berle" Hall KO 2 03/04/1970 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win -- Jamaica "Dandy" Don Fraser PTS 8 08/12/1969 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win 3-6-2 United States Sandy Ronnie Jeffries PTS 8 31/10/1969 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win 14-18-7 United States Winston "Putting" Green PTS 8 26/09/1969 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win -- Sugarboy Monroe KO 1 15/08/1969 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win -- Kid Joe KO 6 14/03/1969 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win -- Cornbread Rhamina KO 5 21/02/1969 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win -- Mighty Joe KO 2 07/02/1969 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win 0-1 The Bahamas "Gypsy" Mike Whymms KO 1 20/01/1969 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win 0-1-1 Taylor Ventura KO 2 02/12/1968 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win -- The Bahamas "Gypsy" Mike Whymms KO 3 22/11/1968 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win -- The Bahamas Freddie Majors PTS 4 10/08/1968 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win 0-1 Droopy Davis PTS 8 11/07/1968 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win -- Tony Mortimer PTS ? 16/02/1968 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Loss 2-0 The Bahamas Kid Carew KO 2 11/12/1967 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Draw 0-1 Taylor Ventura PTS 4 10/11/1967 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win -- Pino Romano KO 3 13/10/1967 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win -- Taylor Ventura KO 1 15/09/1967 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elisha Obed was known as a hard-hitting boxer (PDF), Bahamas.gov.bs, retrieved October 11, 2013 

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