Lance Whitaker

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Lance Whitaker
Statistics
Real name Lance Whitaker
Nickname(s) Mount
Goofi
Rated at Heavyweight
Height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Reach 84 in (213 cm)
Nationality American
Born (1972-05-29) May 29, 1972 (age 43)
Granada Hills, California, U.S.
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 43
Wins 35
Wins by KO 28
Losses 7
Draws 1
Lance Whitaker

Lance Whitaker (born May 29, 1971 in Granada Hills, California) is an American heavyweight boxer, who won the bronze medal as an amateur at the 1995 Pan American Games in Mar del Plata. Nicknamed "Mount", or more recently "Goofi", Whitaker was known for his size and personability.

Professional career[edit]

Whitaker turned pro in 1996 and quickly climbed the rankings with knockout wins over limited competition. A win over faded contender Alex Stewart landed him a fight against Lou Savarese in 1999. Savarese ended Whitaker's 18 fight unbeaten streak with a decision win. Whitaker then went on later that year to hand Monte Barrett his first loss and in 2000 knocked out undefeated Robert Davis. Whitaker then scored a devastating KO victory over contender Oleg Maskaev 2001, perhaps the biggest win of his career. At this point Whitaker was seen by many as having the potential to be a future heavyweight champion. Unfortunately for Whitaker, he lost his next fight to Jameel McCline by unanimous decision. He then drifted into journeyman obscurity, and was knocked out by Luan Krasniqi in 2005. In 2006 Whitaker lost to Sultan Ibragimov by knockout, effectively putting an end to his hope for future title belt opportunities. Whitaker continues to fight, but hasn't been highly ranked as a heavyweight in several years.

Nickname[edit]

Whitaker is likely most known for his bizarre adoption of the "Goofi" nickname prior to his fight with McCline in 2001. Whitaker's popularity was skyrocketing in boxing circles, and his promoter, the infamous Rock Newman, concocted the stunt to generate publicity and sentiment towards Whitaker.

Amateur career[edit]

Professional boxing record[edit]

35 Wins (28 knockouts, 7 decisions), 7 Losses (3 knockouts, 4 decisions), 1 No Contest [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 12-2-2 United States Franklin "Yah-Yah" Lawrence KO 7 11/09/2010 California Riverside, California, United States IBO Intercontinental Heavyweight Title.. Lawrence knocked out at 2:59 of the seventh round.
Win 21-1 Russia Andrey Fedosov (ru) SD 12 12/06/2010 California Hollywood, California, United States 112-115, 115-112, 114-113.
Loss 53-9 United States Oliver "The Atomic Bull" McCall UD 10 23/10/2009 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States IBO Continental Heavyweight Title.. 94-95, 94-95, 94-95.
Win 20-8-2 United Kingdom Mathew "Magic" Ellis TKO 1 21/08/2009 California Redondo Beach, California, United States WBC USNBC Heavyweight Title.. Referee stopped the bout at 1:39 of the first round after Ellis had been knocked down thrice.
Win 25-6-1 United States Danny Batchelder UD 10 17/07/2009 California Redondo Beach, California, United States 96-94, 96-94, 96-94.
Loss 11-1 United States Jason "Big Six" Estrada UD 10 04/04/2008 Rhode Island Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States 92-98, 92-98, 93-97.
Win 22-24 United States Ron Johnson TKO 1 23/02/2008 Arkansas Russellville, Arkansas, United States Referee stopped the fight at 0:51 of the first round.
Loss 18-0 Russia Sultan Ibragimov TKO 7 15/12/2005 Florida Hollywood, Florida, United States WBO Asia Pacific Heavyweight Title.. Referee stopped the bout at 2:01 of the seventh round.
Win 17-5-1 United States Gabe "Big G" Brown TKO 5 01/10/2005 Florida Tampa, Florida, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:42 of the fifth round.
Win 14-30-4 United States Louis "The Facelifter" Monaco TKO 3 26/08/2005 Florida Hollywood, Florida, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:30 of the third round.
Loss 27-1-1 Albania Luan Krasniqi KO 6 28/05/2005 Germany Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany WBO Heavyweight Title Eliminator. Whitaker knocked out at 2:06 of the sixth round.
Win 22-15-1 United States Otis Tisdale TKO 1 05/08/2004 Florida Hollywood, Florida, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:20 of the first round.
Win 20-1-1 Nigeria Friday "The 13th" Ahunanya TKO 5 17/04/2004 Florida Tampa, Florida, United States NABA/WBO NABO Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 0:42 of the fifth round.
Win 34-11-3 United States Alfred "Ice" Cole UD 12 30/10/2003 Florida Coconut Creek, Florida, United States NABA Heavyweight Title. 118-110, 117-111, 116-112.
Win 20-6 United States Russell "The Sandman" Chasteen TKO 2 28/06/2003 Florida Coconut Creek, Florida, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:57 of the second round.
Win 23-7-2 United States Cliff "The Black Bull" Couser KO 5 13/10/2002 Mississippi Choctaw, Mississippi, United States Couser knocked out at 2:45 of the fifth round.
Draw 16-3 United States Ray "The Rainman" Austin SD 10 13/04/2002 West Virginia Chester, West Virginia, United States 97-93, 93-96, 95-95.
Win 13-13-1 United States "Wreckless" Willie Chapman TKO 4 01/02/2002 Arizona Phoenix, Arizona, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:21 of the fourth round.
Loss 26-2-3 United States Jameel "Big Time" McCline UD 12 01/12/2001 New York New York City, United States WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Title. 112-116, 113-114, 112-115.
Win 20-3 Russia Oleg "The Big O" Maskaev KO 2 10/03/2001 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Title. Maskaev knocked out at 1:03 of the second round.
Win 22-0 United States Robert "Desert Storm" Davis TKO 2 07/10/2000 Connecticut Uncasville, Connecticut, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:29 of the second round.
Win 21-3-2 United States "Dangerous" David Dixon DQ 1 21/07/2000 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Referee stopped the bout due to repeated low blows from Dixon.
Win 26-8 United States Thomas "Top Dawg" Williams TKO 2 11/06/2000 Oklahoma Concho, Oklahoma, United States WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:20 of the second round.
Win 21-0 United States Monte "Two Gunz" Barrett SD 12 28/08/1999 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Title. 117-111, 116-112, 113-115.
Loss 38-2 United States Lou Savarese SD 10 06/03/1999 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States 95-94, 93-97, 93-95. Savarese took a knee in the sixth round.
Win 38-2 United States Alex "The Destroyer" Stewart TKO 7 16/01/1999 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:40 of the seventh round.
Win 10-1 United States Jason Yarosz TKO 2 08/10/1998 Missouri Kansas City, Missouri, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:09 of the second round.
Win 4-1 United States Ray Butler TKO 6 01/05/1998 Texas San Antonio, Texas, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:29 of the sixth round.
Win 16-14-2 United States Garing "Freight Train" Lane UD 8 27/03/1998 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States 79-73, 79-73, 80-72.
Win 20-20-1 United States Everett "Bigfoot" Martin UD 8 27/02/1998 California Studio City, California, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:29 of the sixth round.
Win 11-2 United States Joe "Grizzly" Ballard TKO 1 16/01/1998 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:49 of the first round.
Win 26-18-1 United States Eddie Gonzales TKO 1 13/12/1997 Illinois Northlake, Illinois, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:55 of the first round.
Win 20-6 United States Marcus "Big Tuna" Rhode TKO 2 14/11/1997 Texas South Padre Island, Texas, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:51 of the second round.
Win 10-0 United States Larry Menefee TKO 2 17/10/1997 Arizona Phoenix, Arizona, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:11 of the second round.
Win 10-5 United States Isaac Brown TKO 1 09/08/1997 Texas South Padre Island, Texas, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:59 of the first round.
Win 3-1-1 United States Muhammed Raheem KO 1 19/07/1997 California Indio, California, United States
Win 8-0-1 United States Jerriel Bazile TKO 3 05/07/1997 Illinois Moline, Illinois, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:10 of the third round.
Win 1-1 United States Orlando Leavall KO 2 25/02/1997 California Long Beach, California, United States
Win 1-8-1 United States Marco Dickson KO 2 17/01/1997 California Reseda, California, United States
Win 1-4 United States Ricardo Phillips KO 2 03/12/1996 California Indio, California, United States
Win 1-4 United States Ricardo Phillips KO 2 03/12/1996 California Indio, California, United States
Win 6-7 United States Dion Burgess KO 1 21/11/1996 California Reseda, California, United States
Win 3-6-1 Mexico Mario Osuna TKO 1 16/09/1996 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 2-2 United States John Keyes KO 1 10/07/1996 California Beverly Hills, California, United States

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Preceded by
Jo-el Scott
United States Amateur Super Heavyweight Champion
1994
Succeeded by
Lawrence Clay-Bey