Julius Long

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Julius Long
Statistics
Real name Julius Long
Nickname(s) Towering Inferno
Rated at Heavyweight
Height 216 cm (7 ft 1 in)
Reach 229 cm (90 in)
Nationality American
Born (1977-05-28) 28 May 1977 (age 40)
Romulus, Michigan, USA
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 39
Wins 18
Wins by KO 14
Losses 20
Draws 0
No contests 1

Julius Long (born 28 May 1977, Romulus, Michigan, USA) is a professional boxer who resides in Auckland, New Zealand. Long is a current Interim WBA Oceania Heavyweight Champion.[1] Long trains New Zealand boxer Conrad Lam and outside the ring, he is a Professional chef in a restaurant.[2]

Move to New Zealand[edit]

In 2013, Duco Events flew Long to New Zealand to help train David Tua in his bout against Alexander Ustinov. Long decided to move to New Zealand permanently.[3]

WBF World Title Challenge[edit]

In February 2016, Long challenged for the vacant WBF World Heavyweight title against Peter Graham. Due to an accidental head clash, Graham received a cut early in the fight. Later in the fight, Long open the cut even more causing the doctor to stop the fight. The fight went to scorecards with Graham winning the fight by points on a Technical Decision.[4]

Later in a year, Long called for a rematch, however due to injury Graham couldn't compete. Long was then scheduled to fright for the Interim WBF World Heavyweight title, the bout was instead change to be for the Interim WBA Oceania title against Bowie Tupou. Long won the bout by split decision.[5]

Professional boxing titles[edit]

Professional boxing record[edit]

[7]

Professional record summary
39 fights 18 wins 20 losses
By knockout 14 7
By decision 4 13
Draws 0
No contests 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
39 Win 18–20
1 NC
Australia Bowie Tupou[8] SD 10 7 October 2016 Australia Jupiters Hotel & Casino, Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia interim WBA Oceania heavyweight title
38 Lose 17–20
1 NC
Australia Peter Graham[9] TD 6 (12) 2:02 27 February 2016 Australia Darwin’s Convention Centre, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia vacant World Boxing Foundation World heavyweight title
37 Win 17–19
1 NC
Australia Justin Whitehead[10] UD 6 21 November 2015 Australia Bendigo Stadium, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
36 Lose 16–19
1 NC
Australia Lucas Browne[11] KO 9 (10) 2:59 14 August 2015 Australia The Melbourne Pavilion, Flemington, Victoria, Australia
35 Lose 16–18
1 NC
Poland Izuagbe Ugonoh[12] UD 8 13 June 2015 New Zealand Arena Manawatu, Palmerston North, New Zealand
34 Win 16–17
1 NC
New Zealand Jason Williams[13] TKO 4 (6) 10 October 2013 New Zealand The Trusts Arena, Auckland, New Zealand
33 Lose 15–17
1 NC
United States Jason Bergman RTD 5 (6) 3:00 23 June 2012 United States Green Tree Complex, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
32 Lose 15–16
1 NC
United States Johnathon Banks UD 10 2 July 2011 United States Atwood Stadium, Flint, Michigan, USA
31 Lose 15–15
1 NC
United States Kevin Johnson UD 8 22 January 2011 United States The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, USA
30 Lose 15–14
1 NC
United States Maurice Harris UD 6 26 March 2010 United States UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, USA
29 Lose 15–13
1 NC
United States Kelvin Price UD 6 18 December 2009 United States Grand Casino, Hinckley, Minnesota, USA
28 Lose 15–12
1 NC
Poland Mariusz Wach TKO 7 (10) 2:17 24 April 2009 Poland MOSiR Hall, ul. Sikorskiego 5, Jaroslaw, Poland
27 Lose 15–11
1 NC
United States Ray Austin UD 8 14 February 2009 United States BankAtlantic Center, Sunrise, Florida, USA
26 Lose 15–10
1 NC
Russia Alexander Ustinov KO 1 (8) 2:50 11 October 2008 Germany O2 World Arena, Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
25 Lose 15–9
1 NC
Cuba Odlanier Solis UD 8 23 December 2007 Germany Maritim Hotel, Halle an der Saale, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany vacant WBC Latino heavyweight title
24 Win 15–8
1 NC
United States Eli Dixon RTD 5 (6) 3:00 29 June 2007 United States MFifth Third Ballpark, Comstock Park, Michigan, USA
23 ND 14–8
1 NC
United States Vinny Maddalone ND 5 (8) 3:00 15 December 2006 United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, New York, USA
22 Lose 14–8 Nigeria Samuel Peter KO 1 (12) 2:35 28 April 2006 United States Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA vacant NABF heavyweight title
21 Lose 14–7 United States Terry Smith UD 10 2 September 2005 United States Statehouse Convention Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
20 Win 14–6 United States Ramon Hayes UD 6 20 April 2005 United States Andiamo's, Warren, Michigan, USA
19 Lose 13–6 Nigeria Raymond Olubowale MD 4 10 March 2005 Canada Mississauga Grand, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
18 Win 13–5 United States Derrell Banks TKO 2 (6) 2:59 18 February 2005 United States State Fair Grounds, Detroit, Michigan, USA
17 Win 12–5 United States Derrell Banks UD 4 21 August 2004 United States 30 North, Pontiac, Michigan, USA
16 Win 11–5 Russia Nikolay Popov TD 6 (10) 0:26 8 June 2004 United States Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida, USA
15 Lose 10–5 United States Derrick Jefferson TD 8 (8) 27 February 2004 United States Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
14 Lose 10–4 United States Tye Fields KO 3 (12) 1:11 5 December 2003 United States Polk County Convention Center, Des Moines, Iowa, USA Vacant WBE Continental Americas Super Heavyweight Title
13 Lose 10–3 United States Rob Calloway UD 12 18 October 2003 United States Civic Arena, Saint Joseph, Missouri, USA World Boxing Federation Intercontinental heavyweight title
12 Win 10–2 United States Karriem Respress KO 1 (6) 1:08 12 April 2003 United States Headliners, Toledo, Ohio, USA
11 Win 9–2 United States Fred Dennis KO 1 (4) 1:11 14 December 2002 United States Cambridge Place, Toledo, Ohio, USA
10 Win 8–2 United States Paul Nutall TKO 2 (4) 0:38 5 October 2002 United States Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan, USA
9 Win 7–2 United States Phillip Welch TKO 2 (4) 0:38 2 August 2002 United States Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan, USA
8 Lose 6–2 United Kingdom Audley Harrison KO 2 (6) 2:00 20 April 2002 United Kingdom Conference Centre, Wembley, London, United Kingdom
7 Win 6–1 United States Karriem Respress KO 1 (4) 1:00 26 January 2002 United States Club International, Detroit, Michigan, USA
6 Lose 5–1 United States Leo Nolan UD 6 9 November 2001 United States Club International, Detroit, Michigan, USA
5 Win 5–0 United States Karriem Respress TKO 1 (4) 1:16 10 August 2001 United States Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan, USA
4 Win 4–0 United States Tony Rice KO 2 (4) 22 June 2001 Canada Hershey Centre, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
3 Win 3–0 United States Paul Nutall TKO 1 (4) 13 April 2001 United States Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan, USA
2 Win 2–0 United States Ray Bailey TKO 1 (4) 29 March 2001 United States La Globe, Lansing, Michigan, USA
1 Win 1–0 United States Malcolm Bond TKO 1 (4), 1:55 17 January 2001 United States Andiamo's Banquet Center, Warren, Michigan, USA Professional debut

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Results: American Kiwi wins first boxing title in Australia". East Side Boxing. 7 October 2012. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "American Julius Long tops big card of heavyweight fights on Gold Coast". The Daily Telegraph. 26 September 2016. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Boxing: Tua impresses in sparring session". NZ Herald. 24 October 2013. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "Heavyweight boxing title rematch set for Darwin after promoter praises the Top End". NT News. 2 March 2016. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "Results: 7’1 Julius Long surprises Bowie Tupou". Fightnews. 8 October 2012. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  6. ^ "Results". WBA Oceania. 8 October 2012. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "Julius Long". BoxRec. 17 January 2001. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  8. ^ "American Kiwi wins first boxing title in Australia". Voxy. 8 October 2016. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  9. ^ "Peter ‘The Chief’ Graham awarded controversial points win in heavyweight title fight after accidental head clash opens cut over his right eye". NT News. 28 February 2016. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  10. ^ "Tall order for heavyweight boxer". Gold Coast Bulletin. 4 October 2016. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  11. ^ "Lucas Browne stops Julius Long in dreadful performance". Boxing News 24. 14 August 2015. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  12. ^ "Izuagbe Ugonoh the key to Joseph Parker's form". Stuff.co.nz. 10 June 2015. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  13. ^ "VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Joseph Parker Vs Afa Tatupu, plus undercard". Newshub. 10 October 2013. Retrieved 9 October 2016.