Frankie Liles

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Frankie Liles
Statistics
Nickname(s) Fabulous
Rated at Super middleweight
Height 6 ft 2 12 in (189 cm)
Reach 77
Nationality American
Born (1965-02-14) February 14, 1965 (age 52)
Syracuse, New York, U.S.
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 35
Wins 32
Wins by KO 19
Losses 3
Draws 0
Frankie Liles
Medal record
Men's Boxing
Pan American Games
Bronze medal – third place Indianapolis 1987 Light Middleweight

Frank ("Frankie") Liles (born February 14, 1965 in Syracuse, NY) is an American former professional boxer who held the Lineal and WBA super-middleweight titles.

Amateur career[edit]

Liles won a bronze medal at the 1987 Pan American Games. Liles had a stellar amateur career, compiling an Amateur Record of 285-14.

Amateur Highlights[edit]

  • 1985 3rd place National Golden Gloves as a Welterweight
  • 1986 National Golden Gloves Champion as a Welterweight
  • 1986 US Olympic Festival Gold Medalist as a Welterweight - Houston Texas
  • 1987 Runner-up United States Amateur Championships as a Welterweight
  • 1987 3rd place at Pan-American Games as a Light Middleweight
  • 1987 United States Amateur Champion at Light Middleweight
  • 1988 Runner-up for Olympic team berth at Light Middleweight, was decisioned twice by Roy Jones, Jr. after defeating Jones twice in 1987 including a 3-0 decision in which Jones received 2 standing eight counts.

Professional boxing career[edit]

Known as "Fabulous", Liles had a very successful pro career that began in 1988. Liles lost to Tim Littles on points in 1992. In 1994 he beat Steve Little to capture the Lineal and WBA super middleweight titles.[1] He successfully defended the title seven times over a five-year span, including wins over Michael Nunn, Segundo Mercado, and a rematch win over Tim Littles. He tried many times to get a fight with his amateur nemesis Roy Jones Jr. unsuccessfully. He lost his title to Byron Mitchell in 1999 and retired in 2002.

Professional boxing record[edit]

32 Wins (19 KOs), 3 Losses (2 KOs), 1 No Contest[2]
Res. Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 32-3 United States Demetrius Jenkins TKO 7 30/03/2002 United States Sovereign Center, Reading, Pennsylvania For NABO light-heavyweight title.
Loss 19-0 United States Byron Mitchell TKO 11 12/06/1999 United States Aleppo Shriners Auditorium, Wilmington, Massachusetts Lost Lineal and WBA super-middleweight titles.
Win 41-3-1 Russia Andrey Shkalikov UD 12 03/04/1998 Puerto Rico Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez, Bayamon Retained Lineal and WBA super-middleweight titles.
Win 33-2 Togo Jaffa Ballogou UD 12 19/07/1997 United States Nashville Arena, Nashville, Tennessee Retained Lineal and WBA super-middleweight titles.
Win 19-4-1 Ecuador Segundo Mercado TKO 5 19/04/1997 United States Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium, Shreveport, Louisiana Retained Lineal and WBA super-middleweight titles.
Win 27-1 United States Tim Littles TKO 3 08/06/1996 United Kingdom Telewest Arena, Newcastle upon Tyne Retained Lineal and WBA super-middleweight titles.
Win 23-2-1 Brazil Mauricio Amaral UD 12 09/12/1995 Germany Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg Retained Lineal and WBA super-middleweight titles.
Win 38-5-3 France Frederic Seillier TKO 6 27/05/1995 United States Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida Retained Lineal and WBA super-middleweight titles.
Win 43-2 United States Michael Nunn UD 12 17/12/1994 Ecuador Ruminahui Coliseum, Quito Retained Lineal and WBA super-middleweight titles.
Win 22-13-2 United States Steve Little UD 12 12/08/1994 Argentina Estadio Monumental Jose Fierro, San Miguel de Tucuman Won Lineal and WBA super-middleweight titles.
Win 13-10-2 United States Mike Peak PTS 8 18/03/1994 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 6-2 United States Cecil McKenzie TKO 8 29/07/1993 United States Marriott Hotel, Irvine, California
Win 21-2-1 Dominican Republic Merqui Sosa TKO 12 21/10/1992 United States Las Vegas, Nevada Won NABF super-middleweight title.
Loss 18-0 United States Tim Littles UD 12 07/07/1992 United States Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, California For USBA super-middleweight title.
Win 0-1 Mexico Joaquin Felix KO 1 28/04/1992 United States Reseda Country Club, Reseda, California
Win 8-10 Colombia Manuel Murillo KO 3 30/01/1992 United States Reseda Country Club, Reseda, California
Win 1-3 Mexico Hector Zaragoza TKO 2 27/08/1991 United States Reseda Country Club, Reseda, California
Win 19-14-1 United States Rollin Williams PTS 8 25/06/1991 United States Reseda Country Club, Reseda, California
Win 13-5-1 United States Ralph Ward KO 3 01/06/1991 United States Radisson Resort, Palm Springs, California
Win 8-8 Colombia Manuel Murillo KO 3 30/04/1991 United States Reseda Country Club, Reseda, California
Win 7-7-1 United States LJ James Canty TKO 2 31/03/1991 United States Sands Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 11-6-2 United States Robert Carson PTS 6 26/02/1991 United States Reseda Country Club, Reseda, California
Win 16-16-1 United States Tim Williams KO 1 28/01/1991 United States Reseda Country Club, Reseda, California
Win 7-23-4 United States Mike Peoples PTS 8 27/11/1990 United States The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Win 19-22 United States Robert Curry TKO 4 30/10/1990 United States The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Win 7-5-1 United States James Johnson KO 1 24/08/1990 United States Hyatt Regency Dearborn, Dearborn, Michigan
Win 3-0 United States Joe Clark PTS 6 26/04/1990 United States Resorts Casino Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 3-34 United States Carlton Brown KO 3 10/03/1990 United States Bristol, Tennessee
Win 5-1 United States Martin Amarillas UD 6 22/01/1990 United States Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California
Win 2-1 United States James Flowers PTS 4 12/10/1989 United States The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Win 10-14 United States William Clayton KO 1 17/08/1989 United States The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Win 1-2-1 United States Richard Stephens KO 4 11/08/1989 United States Biloxi, Mississippi
No Contest 1-8-1 United States Tim Long NC 1 23/02/1989 United States The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Win 4-1 United States Eric Mustafa Cole PTS 6 14/01/1989 United States The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Win 0-5 United States Barry Morris KO 1 08/12/1988 United States Cobo Arena, Detroit, Michigan
Win 2-3 United States Jeff Kennedy KO 1 18/11/1988 United States Biloxi, Mississippi Professional debut.

Career as a trainer[edit]

Liles worked as a trainer for the Japanese kickboxing organization called K-1 from 2003-2009. He spent a great deal of time training athletes oversees, mostly in Japan. Liles was the head trainer for several K-1 fighters including Musashi, Remy Bonjasky, & Bob Sapp. Liles has also worked with many American boxers including the likes of Manny Pacquiao, whose trainer Freddie Roach was Frankie's trainer for much of his career.

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Achievements
Preceded by
Steve Little
Lineal Super Middleweight Champion
12 August 1994 – 12 June 1999
Succeeded by
Byron Mitchell
Preceded by
Steve Little
WBA Super Middleweight Champion
12 August 1994 – 12 June 1999
Succeeded by
Byron Mitchell