James Kinchen

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James Kinchen
Statistics
Real nameJames Kinchen
Nickname(s)The Heat
Weight(s)Middleweight
Super-middleweight
Light-heavyweight
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
NationalityAmerican
Born (1958-03-01) March 1, 1958 (age 62)
San Diego, California
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights60
Wins49
Wins by KO34
Losses9
Draws2

James Kinchen (born March 1, 1958) is a retired American professional boxer.[1] Nicknamed "The Heat", Kinchen is best known for his bout against Thomas Hearns for the inaugural WBO super middleweight title.

Amateur career[edit]

Kinchen started his career out of McKinney, Texas, as a three-time Golden Gloves champion, as well as three-time Southwestern AAU champion. He ended his amateur career with a record of 127-12.

Professional career[edit]

As a pro, Kinchen held the USBA middleweight title, as well as the NABF super-middleweight title. In a challenge for the newly-created WBO super middleweight title against Thomas Hearns, Kinchen knocked Hearns down in the 4th round yet lost a close majority decision. Kinchen also challenged for the WBA and IBF light-heavyweight world titles.

Professional boxing record[edit]

49 Wins (34 KOs), 9 Losses (4 KOs), 2 Draws [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 12-0 United States Ernesto Magdaleno TKO 8 23/04/1992 United States Marriott Hotel, Irvine, California
Win 1-5 Mexico Guillermo Chavez KO 4 29/08/1991 United States Lakeside, California
Loss 30-4-2 United States Charles Williams TKO 2 20/04/1991 United States Caesars Atlantic City, Atlantic City, New Jersey For IBF light-heavyweight title.[2]
Win 16-13-1 United States Tim Williams PTS 10 07/06/1990 United States Honolulu, Hawaii
Win 7-10-1 Dominican Republic Jorge Amparo PTS 10 01/03/1990 United States Palm Springs, California
Loss 25-0 United States Virgil Hill TKO 1 24/10/1989 United States Bismarck Civic Center, Bismarck, North Dakota For WBA light-heavyweight title.
Win 15-17-3 United States Stacy McSwain TKO 5 08/06/1989 United States Trump Castle, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Loss 22-0 France Christophe Tiozzo PTS 10 31/03/1989 France Issy-les-Moulineaux, Hauts-de-Seine
Loss 16-13-1 United States Thomas Hearns MD 12 04/11/1988 United States Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, Nevada For inaugural WBO super-middleweight title.
Lost NABF super-middleweight title.
Win 17-7-1 United States Marvin Mack UD 12 13/10/1988 United States Stateline, Nevada Won NABF super-middleweight title.
Win 3-4 Mexico Juan Hernandez UD 10 19/05/1988 United States El Cortez Hotel, San Diego, California
Win 0-1 United States James Williams KO 4 02/05/1988 Mexico Tijuana, Baja California
Win 7-18-2 United States Ricky Locke KO 3 17/03/1988 United States San Diego, California
Win 9-15 United States Antonio Adame KO 2 26/02/1988 Mexico Tijuana, Baja California
Win 14-3-1 United States Tim Williams PTS 12 27/01/1988 United States San Diego, California Won California light-heavyweight title.
Win 11-3-3 United States Milford Kemp UD 10 19/11/1987 United States El Cortez Hotel, San Diego, California
Loss 8-7-3 United States Larry Musgrove TD 3 25/08/1987 United States Reseda Country Club, Reseda, California
Win 18-9 United States Randy Smith UD 10 18/06/1987 United States El Cortez Hotel, San Diego, California
Loss 63-3-2 Argentina Juan Roldan TKO 9 06/04/1987 United States Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada
Loss 19-3 United States Iran Barkley SD 10 17/10/1986 United States Cobo Arena, Detroit, Michigan
Win 14-4 United States Frank Minton KO 7 11/07/1986 United States Sahara Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 12-2 United States Frank Minton TKO 9 30/07/1985 United States Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 23-8-1 United States Buster Drayton PTS 10 14/04/1985 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, London
Loss 20-0 United States James Shuler SD 12 16/02/1985 United States The Sands, Atlantic City, New Jersey For NABF middleweight title.
Win 21-2-2 United States Alex Ramos KO 9 24/11/1984 United States Caesars Tahoe, Stateline, Nevada Won USBA middleweight title.
Draw 3-3 Dominican Republic Jorge Amparo PTS 10 26/09/1984 United States Harrah's Marina, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 18-3-1 United States Erwin Williams TKO 9 25/05/1984 United States San Jose, California
Win 2-2 United States Al Rankin TKO 3 26/02/1984 United States Beaumont Civic Center, Beaumont, Texas
Win 40-10-1 United Kingdom Murray Sutherland UD 10 19/11/1983 United States St. Joseph Civic Arena, Saint Joseph, Missouri
Win 0-1 United States Juan Diaz TKO 2 13/08/1983 United States The Dunes, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 3-10-2 Mexico Jose Mireles KO 1 16/07/1983 United States State Fair Coliseum, Dallas, Texas
Win 13-15-6 United States Felton Marshall TKO 9 28/05/1983 United States Showboat Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 7-20-1 United States Fred Reed KO 1 19/05/1983 United States North Park Palisade Gardens, San Diego, California
Win 1-4 Ernesto Caballero TKO 8 07/04/1983 United States North Park Palisade Gardens, San Diego, California
Win 15-8 United States Mike Clark PTS 10 20/01/1983 United States North Park Palisade Gardens, San Diego, California
Win 19-6 United States Ralph Moncrief PTS 10 31/10/1982 United States Great Gorge Resort, McAfee, New Jersey
Win 28-20-4 United States Tommy Howard KO 10 30/09/1982 United States North Park Palisade Gardens, San Diego, California
Win 10-0-1 United States Odell Hadley UD 10 05/09/1982 United States St. Joseph Civic Arena, Saint Joseph, Missouri
Win 10-20-1 United States Joe Gonsalves KO 5 27/08/1982 United States San Jose, California
Win 13-7-1 United States Alejo Rodriguez KO 4 23/05/1982 United States Showboat Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 15-4 United States Leroy Green, Jr. TKO 9 27/03/1982 United States Playboy Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 40-20-1 United States Rudy Robles UD 10 17/02/1982 United States Silver Slipper, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 4-8-2 United States Marvin Sanders KO 10 13/01/1982 United States Silver Slipper, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 2-8 United States Jesse Avila TKO 6 28/11/1981 United States Silver Slipper, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 14-6 United States Ronnie Brown KO 6 04/11/1981 United States Silver Slipper, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 2-0-2 United States Everett Conklin KO 6 30/09/1981 United States Silver Slipper, Las Vegas, Nevada
Draw 2-0 United States Everett Conklin PTS 8 21/08/1981 United States Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 1-23-3 United States Adolfo Rivas KO 2 29/07/1981 United States Silver Slipper, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win -- Darryl Womack KO 2 08/07/1981 United States Silver Slipper, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 0-11 United States Ruben Rascon KO 1 17/06/1981 United States Silver Slipper, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 14-10-1 United States James Williams KO 2 12/06/1981 United States San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, California
Win -- United States Eddie Casper KO 2 03/06/1981 United States Silver Slipper, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 5-5 United States Mike Hutchinson KO 3 01/05/1981 United States Sea World Pavilion, San Diego, California
Win 2-15 United States Larry Meyers KO 2 15/04/1981 United States Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 12-14-1 United States Jimmy Owens PTS 6 25/03/1981 United States Silver Slipper, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 2-2 United States Danny Kirk KO 1 18/02/1981 United States Silver Slipper, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win -- United States Fred Garcia KO 2 28/01/1981 United States Sea World Pavilion, San Diego, California
Win 0-1 United States Henry Drummond PTS 4 21/01/1981 United States Silver Slipper, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 8-8-1 United States Larry Rayford TKO 2 23/09/1980 United States Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
Win -- O'Daniel Marks KO 1 08/08/1980 United States Dallas Convention Center, Dallas, Texas Professional debut.

Pro Boxing Titles[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Kinchen now resides in Phoenix, AZ. Also a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

References[edit]

  1. ^ James “The Heat” Kinchen: A Look Back at a Top Contender, Ringside Report, September 11, 2015
  2. ^ Kinchen Sinks for Williams in 2nd Round, LA Times, April 21, 1991