Ezra Sellers

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Ezra Sellers
Statistics
Real name Ezra Nathan Sellers
Rated at Cruiserweight
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Reach 77 in (196 cm)
Nationality American
Born (1968-09-02)September 2, 1968
Died December 12, 2013(2013-12-12) (aged 45)
Pensacola, Florida, United States
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 37
Wins 29
Wins by KO 26
Losses 8

Ezra Nathan Sellers (September 2, 1968 – December 12, 2013) was an American cruiserweight boxer. He lived in Pensacola, Florida, where he died on December 12, 2013, due to heart problems.[1]

Sellers won the IBO cruiserweight championship against Carl Thompson; however, his title was vacated after losing to WBO champion Johnny Nelson on April 6, 2002 in Copenhagen, Denmark, who declined the IBO belt.

He was inducted into the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame in 2013.[1]

Professional boxing record[edit]

29 Wins (26 knockouts, 3 decisions), 8 Losses (8 knockouts, 0 decisions) [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 21-4 Nigeria Emmanuel Nwodo KO 2 19 Jan 2008 New York (state) New York City, United States Sellers knocked out at 2:59 of the second round.
Win 28-19 United States Kenny "The Raven" Craven TKO 3 7 Dec 2007 Mississippi Biloxi, Mississippi, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:46 of the third round.
Win 12-10-1 United States Troy "Basher" Beets TKO 6 14 Jul 2007 Mississippi Biloxi, Mississippi, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:30 of the sixth round.
Loss 22-1-1 Jamaica O'Neil "Supernova" Bell KO 2 4 Sep 2004 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States IBF World Cruiserweight Title Eliminator. Sellers knocked out at 2:04 of the second round.
Loss 20-2-1 United States Kelvin "Concrete" Davis TKO 8 1 May 2004 Florida Miami, Florida, United States IBF World Cruiserweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:33 of the eighth round.
Win 11-5-4 Ghana Joseph "African Assassin" Awinongya UD 8 28 Jun 2003 Florida Coconut Creek, Florida, United States
Win 16-3 United States Jason Robinson TKO 2 1 Mar 2003 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:53 of the second round.
Win 9-10 United States Kevin "The Rage" Tallon TKO 1 7 Sep 2002 Oregon Portland, Oregon, United States
Loss 41-12-1 United Kingdom Johnny "The Entertainer" Nelson KO 8 6 Apr 2002 Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark WBO World Cruiserweight Title. Sellers knocked out at 2:39 of the eighth round.
Win 28-5 United Kingdom Carl "The Cat" Thompson KO 4 26 Nov 2001 United Kingdom Manchester, United Kingdom IBO World Cruiserweight Title. Thompson knocked out at 1:36 of the fourth round.
Win 14-11 Ivory Coast Onebo Maxime KO 2 20 Jun 2001 Louisiana Kenner, Louisiana, United States
Loss 14-3 Cuba Ramon Garbey TKO 1 17 May 2001 Mississippi Biloxi, Mississippi, United States WBO NABO Cruiserweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:45 of the first round.
Win 12-0 United States Sidney Mack TKO 1 29 Jul 2000 Mississippi Tunica, Mississippi, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:38 of the first round.
Win 16-1-1 Canada Willard "Red Thunder Rock" Lewis TKO 3 1 Apr 2000 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States WBO NABO Cruiserweight Title.
Win 7-1 United States Drexie James TKO 8 25 Feb 2000 Mississippi Tunica, Mississippi, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:50 of the eighth round.
Win 38-9-4 Argentina Nestor Hipolito Giovannini TKO 1 29 Jan 2000 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 11-6 United States Matt Green UD 8 10 Dec 1999 Mississippi Biloxi, Mississippi, United States 79-74, 79-73, 79-73.
Win 21-8-1 Argentina Miguel Angel Medina Burgos TKO 6 19 Nov 1999 Mississippi Tunica, Mississippi, United States Referee stopped the bout at 3:00 of the sixth round.
Win 17-75-2 United States Danny Wofford TKO 4 15 Jan 1999 Florida Lake Worth, Florida, United States Referee stopped the bout at 3:05 of the fourth round.
Loss 42-8 Jamaica Alex "The Destroyer" Stewart TKO 3 8 Oct 1998 Missouri Kansas City, Missouri, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:43 of the third round.
Win 11-25-3 United States Marion "The Creep" Wilson UD 10 12 Jun 1998 Louisiana Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States 98-93, 97-93, 99-91.
Win 22-5-2 United States John "Yahya" McClain TKO 1 7 Aug 1997 Connecticut Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States WBU World Super Cruiserweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:26 of the first round.
Win 7-7-1 United States Ken McCurdy KO 1 22 Nov 1996 Florida Tampa, Florida, United States
Win 9-6 United States Artis "The Mad Boxer" Pendergrass TKO 10 11 Sep 1996 Florida Pensacola, Florida, United States NABU Cruiserweight Title.
Win 8-13 United States Earl Talley TKO 1 15 Jun 1996 Florida Jacksonville, Florida, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:10 of the first round.
Win 8-0-1 United States Mike Pearman TKO 3 18 Apr 1996 Oklahoma Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Win 2-4 United States George Barlow TKO 1 28 Mar 1996 Florida Pensacola, Florida, United States
Win 6-14-1 United States James "Gumbo" Fernandez KO 1 8 Dec 1995 Florida Pensacola, Florida, United States
Win 7-1-1 Barbados Richie Brown TKO 4 24 Jun 1995 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 1-0 United States Tom Williams TKO 1 18 Mar 1995 Florida Pensacola, Florida, United States
Win 11-7 United States Gary Butler TKO 1 20 Sep 1994 Florida Pensacola, Florida, United States
Win 3-2 United States Rick Willis TKO 1 22 Mar 1994 Florida Pensacola, Florida, United States
Loss 3-8 United States Ed Thompson TKO 4 7 Jun 1993 North Carolina Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
Win 3-1-1 United States Dayton Wheeler KO 3 12 Feb 1993 Pennsylvania Bushkill, Pennsylvania, United States
Win -- Richard McComber TKO 1 15 Sep 1992 Florida Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win 13-42-2 United States Frankie Hines KO 3 21 Mar 1992 North Carolina Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
Loss 5-0 United States Bruce "The Atlantic City Express" Seldon TKO 2 22 Aug 1989 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Slater, James (December 12, 2013). "Remembering thrilling warrior Ezra Sellers – the former IBO cruiserweight champ passes away at age 45". FightNews. Retrieved April 10, 2017. 

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Achievements
Preceded by
Carl Thompson
IBO Cruiserweight Champion
November 26, 2001 - April 26, 2002
Succeeded by
Sebastian Rothmann
Filled vacancy