Greg Richardson

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Greg Richardson
Statistics
Real nameGreg Richardson
Nickname(s)The Flea
Weight(s)
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Reach69 in (175 cm)
NationalityAmerican
Born (1958-02-07) February 7, 1958 (age 61)
Youngstown, Ohio, USA
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights40
Wins31
Wins by KO4
Losses8
Draws1

Greg Richardson (born February 7, 1958 in Youngstown, Ohio) is a former professional boxer who was WBC Bantamweight Champion between February 25, 1991, and September 19, 1991. He was born on the East Side of Youngstown, where he launched his amateur career in the late 1960s. In 1974, Richardson was the National AAU and National Golden Gloves flyweight champion.

Professional career[edit]

Known as "The Flea", Richardson turned pro in 1982. Richardson's professional career peaked in February 1991, when he scored an upset victory over Raúl Pérez and won the WBC bantamweight title. Trained by Earl Charity, Richardson's quick reflexes were credited with earning him a 12-round unanimous decision over Perez, who held the title for almost 28 months. He defended the title against Victor Rabanales,[1] before losing the belt to Joichiro Tatsuyoshi in 1991. In 1992 he moved down in weight to take on WBC super flyweight title holder Moon Sung-kil, but lost a majority decision. He retired in 1996.

During his career Greg Richardson also held the NABF Bantamweight Title, as well as the USBA Bantamweight and Super Bantamweight Titles.

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
40 fights 31 wins 8 losses
By knockout 4 4
By decision 27 4
Draws 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
40 Loss 31–8–1 Mexico Juan Carlos Ramírez TKO 6 (12) 1996-07-05 Mexico Ciudad Juarez For vacant WBB Bantamweight title
39 Loss 31–7–1 Romania Petrica Janos Paraschiv PTS 12 (12) 1995-06-10 Romania Braila
38 Win 31–6–1 Philippines Edel Geronimo UD 12 (12) 1995-02-28 United States Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, Honolulu Won WBA Penta-Continental Bantamweight title
37 Win 30–6–1 Mexico Armando Castro PTS 12 (12) 1994-07-22 United States Youngstown
36 Draw 29–6–1 Mexico Miguel Espinoza PTS 8 (8) 1993-07-12 United States The Forum, Inglewood
35 Loss 29–6 South Korea Moon Sung-kil MD 12 (12) 1992-10-31 South Korea Olympic Fencing Gymnasium, Seoul For WBC Super flyweight title
34 Loss 29–5 Japan Joichiro Tatsuyoshi RTD 10 (12) 1991-09-19 Japan City Gymnasium, Moriguchi Lost WBC Bantamweight title
33 Win 29–4 Mexico Victor Rabanales SD 12 (12) 1991-05-20 United States The Forum, Inglewood Retained WBC Bantamweight title
32 Win 28–4 Mexico Raúl Pérez UD 12 (12) 1991-02-25 United States The Forum, Inglewood Won WBC Bantamweight title
31 Win 27–4 United States Eddie Rangel UD 12 (12) 1990-11-12 United States Lakefront Arena, New Orleans Won USBA Bantamweight title
30 Win 26–4 Indonesia Ellyas Pical MD 10 (10) 1990-03-12 Indonesia Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta
29 Win 25–4 United States Gaby Canizales UD 10 (10) 1989-07-17 United States Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City
28 Win 24–4 United States Sonny Long UD 10 (10) 1989-05-30 United States Mahoning Country Club, Girard
27 Win 23–4 United States James Tolliver UD 10 (10) 1988-11-15 United States Mahoning Country Club, Girard
26 Loss 22–4 United States Jesse Benavides SD 12 (12) 1987-11-20 United States Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City For vacant USBA Super bantamweight title
25 Loss 22–3 Australia Jeff Fenech KO 5 (12) 1987-07-10 Australia Entertainment Centre, Sydney For WBC Super bantamweight title
24 Win 22–2 United States Darryl Thigpen UD 12 (12) 1987-06-05 United States The Forum, Inglewood Retained USBA Super bantamweight title
23 Win 21–2 United States Robert Shannon MD 12 (12) 1986-11-26 United States Bicentennial Pavilion, Tacoma Retained USBA Super bantamweight title
22 Win 20–2 United States Ron Cisneros PTS 10 (10) 1986-08-14 United States Edmonds Community College, Lynnwood
21 Win 19–2 United States James Tolliver UD 12 (12) 1985-10-01 United States Atlantic City Retained USBA Super bantamweight title
20 Win 18–2 United States Oscar Muniz UD 12 (12) 1985-06-04 United States Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City Won vacant USBA Super bantamweight title
19 Win 17–2 United States James Manning SD 12 (12) 1985-01-25 United States Marriott Hotel, Portland Retained NABF Bantamweight title
18 Win 16–2 Panama Alfonso Lopez UD 10 (10) 1984-11-13 United States Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City
17 Win 15–2 United States Harold Petty UD 12 (12) 1984-09-20 United States Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas Won NABF Bantamweight title
16 Win 14–2 United States Roy Muniz TKO 8 (8) 1984-07-31 United States Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City
15 Win 13–2 Colombia Edgar Acevedo PTS 10 (10) 1984-05-26 United States Miami Beach
14 Win 12–2 Philippines Romy Navarrete UD 10 (10) 1984-04-17 United States Blaisdell Center Arena, Honolulu
13 Win 11–2 United States John Norman KO 4 (?) 1984-04-03 United States Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City
12 Win 10–2 Puerto Rico Diego Rosario MD 8 (8) 1984-01-17 United States Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City
11 Win 9–2 United States Sonny Long UD 8 (8) 1983-11-15 United States Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City
10 Win 8–2 Puerto Rico Felix Marquez UD 8 (8) 1983-09-27 United States Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City
9 Win 7–2 Mexico Baby Kid Chocolate PTS 8 (8) 1983-07-27 United States Philadelphia
8 Win 6–2 United States Francis Childs PTS 8 (8) 1983-04-24 United States Playboy Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City
7 Loss 5–2 United States Francis Childs PTS 6 (6) 1982-10-14 United States McDonald Labor Lyceum, Conshohocken
6 Win 5–1 United States James Tolliver PTS 4 (4) 1982-09-29 United States Tiffany Manor, Brookfield
5 Win 4–1 United States Clarence Miller KO 2 (?) 1982-08-23 United States Claridge Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City
4 Win 3–1 United States Simon Feaster PTS 4 (4) 1982-07-24 United States V.I.P. Club, Niles
3 Win 2–1 United States Brett Livingston PTS 4 (4) 1982-05-08 United States Davison High School, Davison
2 Loss 1–1 United States Henry Lee KO 1 (?) 1982-03-17 United States V.I.P. Club, Niles
1 Win 1–0 United States Al Dunlap TKO 1 (?) 1982-02-22 United States V.I.P. Club, Niles Professional debut

Personal life[edit]

He is the uncle of former Florida Gators Cornerback Keiwan Ratliff and Light middleweight boxer Durrell Richardson.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Credibility of WBC Judges Questioned". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2019-03-17.
  2. ^ "Another Richardson joins pro ranks". The Vindicator. Retrieved 2019-03-17.

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Amateur boxing titles
Previous:
Richard Rozelle
U.S. flyweight champion
1974
Next:
Richard Rozelle
Previous:
Miguel Ayala
Golden Gloves
flyweight champion

1974
Next:
Leo Randolph
World boxing titles
Preceded by
Raúl Pérez
WBC Bantamweight champion
February 25, 1991 – September 19, 1991
Succeeded by
Joichiro Tatsuyoshi