Frankie Randall

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Frankie Randall
Statistics
Real name Frankie Billy Randall
Nickname(s) The Surgeon
Rated at
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Reach 68 in (173 cm)
Nationality American
Born (1961-09-25) September 25, 1961 (age 55)
Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 77
Wins 58
Wins by KO 42
Losses 18
Draws 1

Frankie Billy Randall (born September 25, 1961) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1983 to 2005. He is a three-time light welterweight world champion, having held the WBA, WBC, and lineal titles between 1994 and 1997. Randall is best known for being the first boxer to defeat Julio César Chávez, whose record at the time of their 1994 fight stood at 89 wins and a draw.

Professional career[edit]

Randall, was born in Birmingham, Alabama and grew up in Morristown, Tennessee. He turned pro in 1981 after a career as an amateur boxer. He won his pro debut in June of that year, but was inactive in 1982 and did not fight again until February 1983.

Randall fought and won 23 times between 1983 and June 1985, when he fought former and future champ Edwin Rosario and lost a unanimous decision over 10 rounds.

On July 4, 1986, Randall drew with Freddie Pendleton for the USBA regional lightweight title, then watched Pendleton get a title shot instead of him. In October 1987, Randall was knocked out by Mexican lightweight champion Primo Ramos for the NABF regional belt.

Randall then signed with promoter Don King and spent the next six and a half years fighting on the undercards of various championship fights promoted by King. He won all 17 of those fights, and on January 30, 1993, earned another title shot when he knocked out Rosario in the seventh round of a rematch.

Randall vs. Chávez[edit]

On January 29, 1994 Randall fought for the title against champion Julio César Chávez, in the grand opening of the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas. Chávez came into the fight with an 89-0-1 record and was an 18-to-1 favorite.[citation needed] Randall won the early rounds, and in the middle of the fight began to build a large lead on the scorecards. Chávez then rallied, and by the 10th round, Randall held a narrow lead. Chávez made an illegal low blow that cost Chávez a point. In the 11th round, Randall knocked Chávez down for the first time in his career.[citation needed] Randall was named WBC light welterweight championship on a split decision. Chavez disputed the decision and demanded a rematch. Though clearly beaten, Chávez blamed his loss on the referee who deducted two points from Chávez for low blows. This included one in the eleventh round that made the difference on judge Angel Guzman's card, making the ultimate difference on the scorecards. (Guzman scored the bout 114-113 for Randall, meaning that the fight would have ended in a draw as Chuck Giampa had Randall winning by a 116-111 margin and Abraham Chavarria scored it 114-113 for Chavez.)[1]

Rematch against Chávez[edit]

Chávez got a rematch on May 7 of the same year and regained the title from Randall on an eight-round technical split decision.[2] As before, a deducted point played in the outcome of the fight. Chavez was injured in an accidental clash of heads and unable to continue. Randall was docked a point for the incident. Judge Dalby Shirley's scorecard read 76-75 for Chavez; with judge Ray Solis having Chavez winning by a 77-74 margin on his card and judge Tamotsu Tomihara had the fight 76-75 in Randall's favor.

On September 17, Randall was given a shot at the WBA version of the light welterweight title held by Juan Martin Coggi. He beat Coggi, defended his title twice, then lost a rematch to Coggi in January 1996 in a four-round decision in a fight ended early by a clash of heads.

Seven months later, Randall regained the WBA title, beating Coggi by unanimous decision in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He lost it in his first defense, against Khalid Rahilou on January 11, 1997.

After taking 18 months off, Randall came back in an attempt to become a four-time world champ. He won a pair of tune-up fights, then faced contender Oba Carr in February 1999 where Carr beat him on a 10-round unanimous decision.

Third fight against Chávez[edit]

On May 22, 2004, Chávez chose Randall for his last fight before going into retirement. Randall lost a 10-round decision to Chávez in Mexico City.

PED allegations[edit]

Frankie Randall tested positive for drugs after his fight against Argentine boxer Juan Martin Coggi. The Argentine Boxing Federation claimed that Randall tested positive for multiple drugs, some of the drugs included cocaine and theophylline.[3][4]

Retirement[edit]

Randall announced his retirement on January 1, 2005 after losing a fight to light-middleweight Marco Antonio Rubio. He lost a bout the following month to Mauro Lucero, and another bout later in the year. Randall's final career record is 58 wins, 18 losses and one draw, with 42 wins by way of knockout.[5]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
77 fights 58 wins 18 losses
By knockout 42 12
By decision 14 6
By disqualification 2 0
Draws 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
77 Loss 58–18–1 Craig Weber TKO 6 (10), 2:43 Jul 15, 2005 Gund Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
76 Loss 58–17–1 Mauro Lucero TKO 5 (10), 0:10 Feb 25, 2005 Poliforo Juan Gabriel, Ciudad Juárez, Mexico For WBC Continental Americas light middleweight title
75 Loss 58–16–1 Marco Antonio Rubio KO 2 (10), 0:59 Jan 1, 2005 Auditorio Municipal, Torreón, Mexico
74 Loss 58–15–1 Julio César Chávez UD 10 May 22, 2004 Plaza de Toros, Mexico City, Mexico
73 Loss 58–14–1 Fernando Hernandez TKO 3 (10), 2:56 Nov 26, 2003 Ramada O'Hare, Rosemont, Illinois, U.S. For vacant WBA–NABA light middleweight title
72 Win 58–13–1 Patrick Thorns SD 6 Jun 12, 2003 Ramada O'Hare, Rosemont, Illinois, U.S.
71 Loss 57–13–1 Peter Manfredo Jr. TKO 7 (12) Oct 4, 2002 Dunkin' Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S. For vacant IBU light middleweight title
70 Win 57–12–1 Fernando Hernandez DQ 5 (8) Aug 16, 2002 Ramada O'Hare, Rosemont, Illinois, U.S. Hernandez disqualified for low blows
69 Win 56–12–1 Alberto Mercedes UD 6 Jun 7, 2002 Ramada O'Hare, Rosemont, Illinois, U.S.
68 Loss 55–12–1 Chantel Stanciel RTD 8 (10), 3:00 Oct 19, 2001 Hilton, Washington, D.C., U.S.
67 Loss 55–11–1 José Antonio Rivera KO 10 (12), 1:28 Aug 24, 2001 Sands, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S. For [WBA–NABA welterweight title
66 Loss 55–10–1 Ángel Hernández TKO 4 (10), 2:26 Jun 14, 2001 Ramada O'Hare, Rosemont, Illinois, U.S.
65 Loss 55–9–1 Quirino Garcia TKO 7 (10) Mar 2, 2001 Ciudad Juárez, Mexico
64 Loss 55–8–1 Antonio Margarito RTD 4 (10), 3:00 Dec 10, 2000 Shrine Building, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
63 Loss 55–7–1 Michele Piccirillo UD 12 Dec 18, 1999 Padua, Italy For WBU welterweight title
62 Loss 55–6–1 Oba Carr UD 10 Feb 13, 1999 Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
61 Win 55–5–1 Juan Soberanes TKO 6 (10) Oct 17, 1998 CasaBlanca Resort, Mesquite, Nevada, U.S.
60 Win 54–5–1 Danny Sanchez TKO 5 (10), 2:32 Jul 10, 1998 Miccosukee Resort and Gaming, Miami, Florida, U.S.
59 Loss 53–5–1 Khalid Rahilou TKO 11 (12), 0:58 Jan 11, 1997 Nashville Arena, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. Lost WBA light welterweight title
58 Win 53–4–1 Juan Martin Coggi UD 12 Aug 16, 1996 Sociedad Alemana de Gimnasia de Villa Ballester, Buenos Aires, Argentina Won WBA light welterweight title
57 Loss 52–4–1 Juan Martin Coggi TD 5 (12), 1:15 Jan 13, 1996 Jai-Alai Fronton, Miami, Florida, U.S. Lost WBA light welterweight title;
Split TD after Coggi was unable to continue from an accidental head clash
56 Win 52–3–1 Jose Rafael Barboza SD 12 Jun 16, 1995 Palais des Sports de Gerland, Lyon, France Retained WBA light welterweight title
55 Win 51–3–1 Rodney Moore TKO 7 (12), 1:43 Dec 10, 1994 Estadio de Béisbol, Monterrey, Mexico Retained WBA light welterweight title
54 Win 50–3–1 Juan Martin Coggi UD 12 Sep 17, 1994 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Won WBA light welterweight title
53 Loss 49–3–1 Julio César Chávez TD 8 (12), 2:57 May 7, 1994 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Lost WBC and lineal light welterweight titles;
Split TD after Chávez sustained a cut from an accidental head clash
52 Win 49–2–1 Julio César Chávez SD 12 Jan 29, 1994 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Won WBC and lineal light welterweight titles
51 Win 48–2–1 Francisco Lopez TKO 3 Oct 23, 1993 Civic Arena, St. Joseph, Missouri, U.S.
50 Win 47–2–1 Sergio Zambrano KO 4 (10), 2:41 May 7, 1993 Sands Hotel and Casino, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
49 Win 46–2–1 Edwin Rosario TKO 7 (10), 2:03 Jan 30, 1993 The Pyramid, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
48 Win 45–2–1 Juan Carlos Nunez TKO 2 (10), 0:50 Sep 12, 1992 Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
47 Win 44–2–1 Refugio Guerrero KO 3 (10), 2:59 Aug 1, 1992 Las Vegas Hilton, Winchester, Nevada, U.S.
46 Win 43–2–1 Juan Zuniga TKO 4 (10), 2:07 Nov 29, 1991 The Mirage, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
45 Win 42–2–1 Martin Cruz KO 1 Jun 8, 1991 Civic Arena, St. Joseph, Missouri, U.S.
44 Win 41–2–1 Rodolfo Aguilar PTS 8 Mar 29, 1991 Casino, Deauville, France
43 Win 40–2–1 Jerry Page UD 10 Aug 17, 1989 The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan, U.S.
42 Win 39–2–1 Roger Brown UD 10 Jun 15, 1989 Woodling Gym, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
41 Win 38–2–1 Martin Rojas TKO 7 May 12, 1989 St. John's Sheraton, Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
40 Win 37–2–1 Derrick McGuire UD 10 Apr 22, 1989 The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan, U.S.
39 Win 36–2–1 Eduardo Luciano TKO 1 (10), 1:54 Dec 1, 1988 Gleason's Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
38 Win 35–2–1 Dwayne Brooks TKO 2 Oct 22, 1988 Sports Arena, Bristol, Tennessee, U.S.
37 Win 34–2–1 Anthony Rorie KO 2 Jul 28, 1988 The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
36 Win 33–2–1 Sebastian Wilburn KO 1 (10), 2:57 May 10, 1988 Swingos Hotel, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
35 Win 32–2–1 Ricardo Cardenas TKO 1 (10) Mar 18, 1988 Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
34 Loss 31–2–1 Primo Ramos KO 2 (12), 2:30 Oct 28, 1987 Las Vegas Hilton, Winchester, Nevada, U.S. For vacant NABF lightweight title
33 Win 31–1–1 Tim Burgess UD 10 Jun 9, 1987 Steel Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
32 Win 30–1–1 Joe Edens TKO 3 (10) May 9, 1987 Viking Hall, Bristol, Tennessee, U.S.
31 Win 29–1–1 Shelton LeBlanc TKO 5 (10), 3:00 Mar 25, 1987 Steel Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
30 Win 28–1–1 Al Martino TKO 2 (10), 1:36 Jan 16, 1987 Steel Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
29 Win 27–1–1 Aldemar Mosquera KO 3 (10), 2:32 Oct 2, 1986 Steel Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
28 Draw 26–1–1 Freddie Pendleton SD 12 Jul 4, 1986 Steel Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S. For vacant USBA lightweight title
27 }Win 26–1 Sammy Fuentes TKO 2 (10), 1:16 May 30, 1986 Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
26 }Win 25–1 Efrain Nieves TKO 2 Dec 12, 1985 Egypt Shriners Temple, Tampa, Florida, U.S.
25 }Win 24–1 Keith Jackson TKO 4 Oct 5, 1985 Morristown, Tennessee, U.S.
24 Loss 23–1 Edwin Rosario PTS 10 Jun 16, 1985 York Hall, London, England
23 Win 23–0 David Brown UD 10 May 1, 1985 Tampa, Florida, U.S.
22 Win 22–0 Freddie Pendleton TKO 5 (10), 2:43 Mar 23, 1985 Viking Hall, Bristol, Tennessee, U.S.
21 Win 21–0 Rashad Aziz TKO 2 Jan 17, 1985 Tampa, Florida, U.S.
20 Win 20–0 Shelton Nixon TKO 2 Nov 24, 1984 Bristol, Tennessee, U.S.
19 Win 19–0 Ezzard Charles Adams PTS 10 Oct 17, 1984 Tampa, Florida, U.S.
18 Win 18–0 Eduardo Lugo TKO 4 Sep 11, 1984 Tampa, Florida, U.S.
17 Win 17–0 Jose Gonzales TKO 6 Aug 30, 1984 Morristown, Tennessee, U.S.
16 Win 16–0 Steve Mitchell TKO 3 (10), 1:37 Jul 12, 1984 Curtis Hixon Hall, Tampa, Florida, U.S.
15 Win 15–0 Jose Rentas TKO 2 Jun 21, 1984 Egypt Shriners Temple, Tampa, Florida, U.S.
14 Win 14–0 Jerome Artis KO 2 May 3, 1984 Egypt Shriners Temple, Tampa, Florida, U.S.
13 Win 13–0 Ezequiel Mosquera PTS 8 Mar 15, 1984 Curtis Hixon Hall, Tampa, Florida, U.S.
12 Win 12–0 Luis De Jesus TKO 3 Feb 1, 1984 Curtis Hixon Hall, Tampa, Florida, U.S.
11 Win 11–0 Reese Smith TKO 4 Dec 2, 1983 Tampa, Florida, U.S.
10 Win 10–0 Richard Lassiter TKO 5 Nov 12, 1983 USF Sun Dome, Tampa, Florida, U.S.
9 Win 9–0 Adolfo Marquez TKO 4 Oct 21, 1983 Monroe, Louisiana, U.S.
8 Win 8–0 Freddie Guzman KO 6 Sep 16, 1983 Tampa, Florida, U.S.
7 Win 7–0 Willie Taylor DQ 4 Jun 25, 1983 Pennington Gap, Virginia, U.S.
6 Win 6–0 Charles Sweetenburg TKO 2 May 26, 1983 Host Resort, Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.
5 Win 5–0 Charles Sweetenburg TKO 1 May 12, 1983 Host Resort, Bristol, Tennessee, U.S.
4 Win 4–0 Frank Mackey TKO 2 Apr 2, 1983 Host Resort, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S.
3 Win 3–0 Don Thorpe KO 1 Mar 12, 1983 Raceland, Kentucky, U.S.
2 Win 2–0 Marcel Wade TKO 2 Feb 19, 1983 Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
1 Win 1–0 Curtis Gholston KO 2 Feb 4, 1983 Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S. Professional debut

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ [2]
  3. ^ "Randall Positive in Drug Test". nytimes.com. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Frankie Randall tests positive for drugs". apnewsarchive.com. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  5. ^ Randall retires from boxing from eastsideboxing.com

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Sporting positions
World boxing titles
Preceded by
Julio César Chávez
WBC light welterweight champion
January 29, 1994 – May 7, 1994
Succeeded by
Julio César Chávez
Lineal light welterweight champion
January 29, 1994 – May 7, 1994
Preceded by
Juan Martin Coggi
WBA light welterweight champion
September 17, 1994 – January 13, 1996
Succeeded by
Juan Martin Coggi
Preceded by
Juan Martin Coggi
WBA light welterweight champion
August 16, 1996 – January 11, 1997
Succeeded by
Khalid Rahilou