Eric Aiken

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Eric Aiken
Statistics
Real nameEric Aiken
Nickname(s)Mighty Mouse
Weight(s)Featherweight
Height5 ft. 7 in. (170 cm.)
Reach71 in (180 cm)
NationalityUnited States American
Born (1980-04-08) April 8, 1980 (age 39)
Marysville, Ohio, USA
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights29
Wins16
Wins by KO12
Losses11
Draws1
No contests1

Eric Aiken (born April 8, 1980 in Marysville, Ohio) is a professional boxer from the United States in the featherweight division. His record is 16-7-1 (12 KOs). He is the former IBF world featherweight champion.

Life before boxing[edit]

According to the February 1, 2008 broadcast of Friday Night Fights on ESPN2, Aiken was a paralegal before turning professional. During his amateur career, Aiken compiled a 97-5 record with 47 knockouts. In addition, he won numerous state titles, the Mayor's Cup and the Nationals twice.

Pro career[edit]

On April 1, 2006, Aiken defeated former IBF bantamweight champion Tim Austin by sixth-round TKO.[1] Only one month later (on May 13, 2006), Aiken challenged undefeated IBF featherweight champion Valdemir Pereira for the title. In the bout, Aiken knocked down Pereira in rounds four and five.[2] Throughout the bout, Pereira hit Aiken with shots that were below the belt, and he was penalized one point in rounds six and seven.[2] After another below the belt shot by Pereira in round eight, the referee disqualified him, and Aiken was awarded the title.[1][2]

Aiken lost the title on September 2, 2006 against Robert Guerrero.[1]

On February 1, 2008, in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, Aiken lost to Monty Meza-Clay by seventh-round technical knockout.[3]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
29 fights 16 wins 11 losses
By knockout 12 6
By decision 3 5
By disqualification 1 0
Draws 1
No contests 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
29 Loss 16–11-1-1 United States Adam Lopez TKO 2 (4)
2:09
2015-12-12 United States AT&T Center,
San Antonio, Texas
28 Loss 16–10-1-1 Mongolia Bayan Jargal TKO 1 (8)
2:24
2012-11-01 United States Hilton Towers Hotel,
Washington, D.C.
27 Loss 16–9–1-1 Mexico Rafael Márquez KO 1 (10)
2:26
2012-05-05 Mexico Auditorio Fausto Gutierrez Moreno,
Tijuana, Baja California
26 NC 16–8–1-1 United States Edner Cherry NC 1 (10)
3:00
2011-09-23 United States Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino,
Hollywood, Florida
25 Loss 16–8–1 United States Todd Wilson UD 6 2011-09-10 United States Patriot Center,
Fairfax, Virginia
24 Loss 16–7–1 United States Monty Meza Clay TKO 7 (10)
0:39
2008-02-01 United States Expo Mart,
Monroeville, Pennsylvania
23 Loss 16–6–1 South Africa Thomas Mashaba TKO 9 (12)
1:51
2007-11-12 South Africa Emperor's Palace,
Kempton Park, Gauteng
For IBO Featherweight title.
22 Draw 16–5–1 Mexico Cruz Carbajal PTS 10 2007-03-16 United States Rockingham Park,
Salem, New Hampshire
21 Loss 16–5 United States Robert Guerrero RTD 8 (12)
3:00
2006-09-02 United States Staples Center,
Los Angeles
Lost IBF Featherweight title.
20 Win 16–4 Brazil Valdemir Pereira DQ 8 (10)
1:37
2006-05-13 United States TD Banknorth Garden,
Boston
Won IBF Featherweight title.
19 Win 15–4 United States Tim Austin TKO 6 (10)
2:21
2006-04-01 United States Wolstein Center,
Cleveland
18 Loss 14–4 United States Johnnie Edwards UD 6 2006-03-18 United States Ohio-Lausche Building,
Columbus, Ohio
17 Win 14–3 United States Darby Smart TKO 7 (10)
1:13
2006-01-20 United States Voinovich Center,
Columbus, Ohio
Won vacant NABA
Featherweight title.
16 Win 13–3 United States John Scalzi TKO 1 (6)
2:15
2005-12-09 United States Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack,
Wheeling, West Virginia
15 Loss 12–3 United States Leo Martinez SD 6 2005-10-01 United States Nationwide Arena,
Columbus, Ohio
14 Win 12–2 United States Terrance Roy KO 2 (6)
1:02
2005-01-08 United States Emerald Queen Casino,
Tacoma, Washington
13 Loss 11–2 United States Al Seeger UD 8 2004-09-16 United States Kewadin Casino,
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
12 Win 11–1 United States Terrance Roy UD 6 2004-05-27 United States Lincoln Theatre,
Washington, D.C.
11 Win 10–1 United States Antonio Garris KO 1 (8)
1:02
2004-02-28 United States Washington Convention Center,
Washington, D.C.
10 Win 9–1 Brazil Agnaldo Nunes UD 6 2003-12-13 United States Washington Convention Center,
Washington, D.C.
9 Win 8–1 United States Travis Gregory KO 1 (4) 2003-08-09 United States Washington Convention Center,
Washington, D.C.
8 Win 7–1 United States Richard Dinkins TKO 1 (4) 2003-05-10 United States D.C. Armory,
Washington, D.C.
7 Win 6–1 United States César García KO 2 (4)
0:24
2003-04-12 United States Emerald Queen Casino,
Tacoma, Washington
6 Win 5–1 Puerto Rico Ubaldo Olivencia KO 3 (4) 2003-03-15 United States D.C. Armory,
Washington, D.C.
5 Win 4–1 United States Edward Anderson TKO 4 (4)
2:15
2002-06-15 United States DC Tunnel,
Washington, D.C.
4 Win 3–1 United States Angelo Torres KO 1 (4)
2:08
2002-06-01 United States Tacoma Dome,
Tacoma, Washington
3 Win 2–1 United States Angelo Torres UD 4 2001-11-10 United States Emerald Queen Casino,
Tacoma, Washington
2 Loss 1–1 Mexico Antonio Oliveros UD 4 2001-06-16 United States Murray Skating Center,
Yonkers, New York
1 Win 1–0 Dominican Republic Jhovany Collado TKO 3 (4) 2001-01-12 United States Sands Casino Hotel,
Atlantic City, New Jersey

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c BoxRec.com editors. "Eric Aiken." Archived June 1, 2002, at the Wayback Machine BoxRec.com. URL accessed July 12, 2006.
  2. ^ a b c BoxRec Boxing Encyclopedia editors. "Fight:1080639." BoxRec Boxing Encyclopedia. URL accessed July 12, 2006.
  3. ^ Crytzer, Brady; J. Miller (February 1, 2008). "Meza-Clay stops Aiken!". Fightnews.com. Archived from the original on February 4, 2008. Retrieved February 2, 2008.

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Achievements
Preceded by
Valdemir Pereira
IBF featherweight champion
May 13, 2006 – September 2, 2006
Succeeded by
Robert Guerrero