|Real name||Julius Long|
|Height||206 cm (6 ft 9 in)|
|Reach||229 cm (90 in)|
|Born||28 May 1977|
Romulus, Michigan, U.S.
|Wins by KO||14|
Julius Long (born 28 May 1977) is an American professional boxer who resides in Auckland, New Zealand. He is best known for his physical stature, standing 6 ft 8 in (2.06m) and weighing around 300lbs (136kg). Long is the current Interim WBA Oceania Heavyweight Champion. Outside of the ring, Long is a professional chef in an upscale restaurant.
Professional boxing career
Julius Long turned professional on January 17, 2001 at the age of 23 years. He won his first contest by first round stoppage. He has been a journeyman throughout his career, and has fought notable opponents such as former WBC heavyweight champion Samuel Peter, Olympic gold medalists; Audley Harrison and Odlanier Solis, as well as several heavyweight title contenders. 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.
Professional boxing titles
Professional boxing record
|Professional record summary|
|40 fights||18 wins||21 losses|
|Lucas Browne||KO||3 (8)||28 September 2018||Gold Coast Convention Centre, Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia|
|Bowie Tupou||SD||10||7 October 2016||Jupiters Hotel & Casino, Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia||interim WBA Oceania heavyweight title|
|Peter Graham||TD||6 (12) 2:02||27 February 2016||Darwin’s Convention Centre, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia||vacant World Boxing Foundation World heavyweight title|
|Justin Whitehead||UD||6||21 November 2015||Bendigo Stadium, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia|
|Lucas Browne||KO||9 (10) 2:59||14 August 2015||The Melbourne Pavilion, Flemington, Victoria, Australia|
|Izuagbe Ugonoh||UD||8||13 June 2015||Arena Manawatu, Palmerston North, New Zealand|
|Jason Williams||TKO||4 (6)||10 October 2013||The Trusts Arena, Auckland, New Zealand|
|Jason Bergman||RTD||5 (6) 3:00||23 June 2012||Green Tree Complex, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Johnathon Banks||UD||10||2 July 2011||Atwood Stadium, Flint, Michigan, USA|
|Kevin Johnson||UD||8||22 January 2011||The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, USA|
|Maurice Harris||UD||6||26 March 2010||UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, USA|
|Kelvin Price||UD||6||18 December 2009||Grand Casino, Hinckley, Minnesota, USA|
|Mariusz Wach||TKO||7 (10) 2:17||24 April 2009||MOSiR Hall, ul. Sikorskiego 5, Jaroslaw, Poland|
|Ray Austin||UD||8||14 February 2009||BankAtlantic Center, Sunrise, Florida, USA|
|Alexander Ustinov||KO||1 (8) 2:50||11 October 2008||O2 World Arena, Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany|
|Odlanier Solis||UD||8||23 December 2007||Maritim Hotel, Halle an der Saale, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany||vacant WBC Latino heavyweight title|
|Eli Dixon||RTD||5 (6) 3:00||29 June 2007||MFifth Third Ballpark, Comstock Park, Michigan, USA|
|Vinny Maddalone||ND||5 (8) 3:00||15 December 2006||Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, New York, USA|
|22||Lose||14–8||Samuel Peter||KO||1 (12) 2:35||28 April 2006||Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA||vacant NABF heavyweight title|
|21||Lose||14–7||Terry Smith||UD||10||2 September 2005||Statehouse Convention Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA|
|20||Win||14–6||Ramon Hayes||UD||6||20 April 2005||Andiamo's, Warren, Michigan, USA|
|19||Lose||13–6||Raymond Olubowale||MD||4||10 March 2005||Mississauga Grand, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada|
|18||Win||13–5||Derrell Banks||TKO||2 (6) 2:59||18 February 2005||State Fair Grounds, Detroit, Michigan, USA|
|17||Win||12–5||Derrell Banks||UD||4||21 August 2004||30 North, Pontiac, Michigan, USA|
|16||Win||11–5||Nikolay Popov||TD||6 (10) 0:26||8 June 2004||Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida, USA|
|15||Lose||10–5||Derrick Jefferson||TD||8 (8)||27 February 2004||Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA|
|14||Lose||10–4||Tye Fields||KO||3 (12) 1:11||5 December 2003||Polk County Convention Center, Des Moines, Iowa, USA||Vacant WBE Continental Americas Super Heavyweight Title|
|13||Lose||10–3||Rob Calloway||UD||12||18 October 2003||Civic Arena, Saint Joseph, Missouri, USA||World Boxing Federation Intercontinental heavyweight title|
|12||Win||10–2||Karriem Respress||KO||1 (6) 1:08||12 April 2003||Headliners, Toledo, Ohio, USA|
|11||Win||9–2||Fred Dennis||KO||1 (4) 1:11||14 December 2002||Cambridge Place, Toledo, Ohio, USA|
|10||Win||8–2||Paul Nutall||TKO||2 (4) 0:38||5 October 2002||Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan, USA|
|9||Win||7–2||Phillip Welch||TKO||2 (4) 0:38||2 August 2002||Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan, USA|
|8||Lose||6–2||Audley Harrison||KO||2 (6) 2:00||20 April 2002||Conference Centre, Wembley, London, United Kingdom|
|7||Win||6–1||Karriem Respress||KO||1 (4) 1:00||26 January 2002||Club International, Detroit, Michigan, USA|
|6||Lose||5–1||Leo Nolan||UD||6||9 November 2001||Club International, Detroit, Michigan, USA|
|5||Win||5–0||Karriem Respress||TKO||1 (4) 1:16||10 August 2001||Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan, USA|
|4||Win||4–0||Tony Rice||KO||2 (4)||22 June 2001||Hershey Centre, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada|
|3||Win||3–0||Paul Nutall||TKO||1 (4)||13 April 2001||Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan, USA|
|2||Win||2–0||Ray Bailey||TKO||1 (4)||29 March 2001||La Globe, Lansing, Michigan, USA|
|1||Win||1–0||Malcolm Bond||TKO||1 (4), 1:55||17 January 2001||Andiamo's Banquet Center, Warren, Michigan, USA||Professional debut|
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