Julian Wheeler

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Julian Wheeler
Real name Julian Wheeler
Nickname(s) The Killer
Rated at Welterweight
Light Welterweight
Super Featherweight
Height 5 ft 9 in (178 cm)
Reach 74 in (189 cm)
Nationality United States American
Born (1971-04-22) April 22, 1971 (age 45)
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 31
Wins 22
Wins by KO 8
Losses 2
Draws 0
No contests 0

Julian Wheeler (born April 22, 1971 in Virginia Beach, Virginia) is a retired professional boxer in the Welterweight division. He is the former WBC Continental Americas Super Featherweight, USBA Lightweight, and International Boxing Council (IBC) Light Welterweight champion.[1]

Amateur Highlights[edit]

  • 1992 United States Amateur Featherweight Champion
  • 1992 Qualified for the United States Olympic Team as a Featherweight, at the Olympic Trials in Worcester, Massachusetts. Results were:
    • Wayne Chandler won on points
    • Willie Jorrin won on points
    • Ivan Robinson won on points
    • Ivan Robinson won on points, this match was at the Box-Offs in Phoenix, Arizona.
    • Competed at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games as a Featherweight. Result was:
    • Ramazan Palyani (Russia/Unified Team) lost on points (4-8)
  • 1993 United States Amateur Featherweight Champion
  • 1993 competed as a Featherweight at the World Championships in Tampere, Finland. Results were:
    • Paul Griffin (Ireland) won on points
    • Ramazan Palyani (Georgia) lost on points

Professional career[edit]

Wheeler turned pro in 1993 and had some good success.

NABF Super Featherweight Championship[edit]

After winning his first 11 bouts, he lost to Mexican American Roberto Garcia for the NABF Super Featherweight title in 1995.[2]

His career went downhill shortly thereafter and he suffered defeats to Mexicans Juan Manuel Márquez, Jorge Páez (twice), and Juan Lazcano.

IBC Light Welterweight Championship[edit]

In December 1998, Julian beat an undefeated Victor McKinnis to win the IBC Light Welterweight championship.[3]

He retired in 2002 after losing a close decision to Leavander Johnson in an IBF Lightweight Title Eliminator.


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