|Real name||Lawrence Marvin Clay-Bey|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Reach||75 in (191 cm)|
December 14, 1965 |
Bloomfield, Connecticut, U.S.
|Wins by KO||16|
Lawrence Marvin Clay-Bey (born December 14, 1965) is an American former professional boxer who fought at heavyweight. As an amateur he was a two-time winner (1995 and 1996) of the United States National Championships as well as a bronze medalist at the 1995 World Championships, all in the super heavyweight division.
Lawrence Clay-Bey started to box in his early 20's. He lost his first two amateur fights but stuck with it and eventually won the National Golden Gloves in his next eight fights. At this point he weighed around 260 pounds.
Clay-Bey won a super heavyweight bronze medal at the 1995 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Berlin, later KOd Joe Mesi to win the right to go to the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia and was also team USA's captain. However he was put out of the tournament in his first fight by a close/controversial 10-8 decision to eventual Gold medalist Wladimir Klitschko. He was the only fighter Klitschko had problems with as he managed to rattle Klitschko, prompting the referee to issue a standing 8 count. After the fight he raised some eyebrows downplaying it as "just a loss" which let journalists question his dedication. He finished the amateurs with a 60-9 record.
- United States amateur (AAU) Super Heavyweight champion (1995, 1996)
After a year of debating if he wanted to turn pro Lawrence Clay-Bey decided he wanted to see how far he could go. He got into much better shape and shed 25-30 pounds to a better fighting weight of 235. He turned pro in 1997 and he easily blew past his early opponents despite them having more experience and glossy pro records. Clay-Bey was thought very highly of, and was being groomed to be a future title holder until he met the streaking Clifford Etienne in 2000. The two traded shots round after round with Etienne being the more active of the two, and Etienne took the decision. After the loss to Etienne, Clay-Bey began putting on weight and coming into fights out of shape. But he stayed busy and took a victory over promising prospect Charles Shufford in 2003, setting up a fight against Eliecer Castillo. Castillo KO'd Clay-Bey in the 9th round. Clay-Bey's once promising career drifted into obscurity. Although he was able to beat former cruiserweight champ Imamu Mayfield in 2004, he dropped a decision to Sinan Samil Sam and drew with Derek Bryant in 2005.
Professional boxing record
|21 Wins (16 knockouts, 5 decisions), 3 Losses (1 knockout, 2 decisions), 1 Draw |
|Draw||18-4||Derek "The One Man Riot" Bryant||MD||10||2005-08-05||Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States||96-94, 95-95, 95-95.|
|Loss||22-2||"Bull from Bosporous" Sinan Samil Sam||UD||12||2005-02-12||Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany||WBC International Heavyweight Title. 112-116, 114-115, 111-117.|
|Win||22-16-1||Otis Tisdale||TKO||8||2004-10-15||Eagle Pass, Texas, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 2:40 of the eighth round.|
|Win||24-4-2||Imamu Mayfield||TKO||5||2004-07-02||Pala, California, United States||IBA Continental Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:50 of the fifth round.|
|Win||15-9-2||Carlton Johnson||KO||3||2003-09-10||Rochester, New York, United States|
|Loss||23-3-2||Elieser Castillo||KO||9||2003-06-06||Uncasville, Connecticut, United States||NABF Heavyweight Title. 74-77, 74-77, 75-76.|
|Win||19-2||Charles Shufford||UD||10||2003-01-03||Norman, Oklahoma, United States||97-93, 97-93, 96-94.|
|Win||18-16-1||Sedreck "Big Buck" Fields||KO||2||2002-10-18||Buffalo, New York, United States||Fields knocked out at 0:42 of the second round.|
|Win||17-8||Brian "Big Man" Nix||TKO||3||2002-08-02||Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States|
|Win||25-3||Gary "The Bull" Winmon||TKO||6||2001-10-14||McAllen, Texas, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 0:10 of the sixth round.|
|Win||9-11-3||Agustin Corpus||UD||8||2001-08-18||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||18-2-1||Ken Murphy||TKO||5||2001-03-17||Philadelphia, Mississippi, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 0:58 of the fifth round.|
|Loss||18-0||Clifford "The Black Rhino" Etienne||UD||10||2000-11-11||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||91-99, 92-98, 93-97.|
|Win||22-5||Mike "Mercury" Williams||TKO||6||2000-09-17||Detroit, Michigan, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 0:35 of the sixth round.|
|Win||39-3-1||Robert "Preacherman" Daniels||UD||10||2000-01-23||Venice, Florida, United States||98-91, 98-91, 98-91.|
|Win||15-0||Dale "The Crow" Crowe||UD||8||1999-08-28||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||78-74, 79-73, 78-74.|
|Win||20-9||Abdul Muhaymin||TKO||3||1998-04-17||Uncasville, Connecticut, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 2:23 of the third round.|
|Win||17-2||Nate Tubbs||TKO||4||1998-03-27||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 2:34 of the fourth round.|
|Win||21-0||Mario Cawley||TKO||2||1998-01-16||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 2:32 of the second round.|
|Win||7-9-2||Louis "The Facelifter" Monaco||UD||8||1997-11-18||Upper Marlboro, Maryland, United States||80-71, 80-71, 80-71.|
|Win||24-10||Tony "The Rock" LaRosa||TKO||3||1997-10-03||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||9-0||Dan Conway||RTD||3||1997-09-23||Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States||Conway retired after the third round.|
|Win||6-5||Bryant "Special K" Smith||TKO||2||1997-08-23||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 2:11 of the second round.|
|Win||4-1-1||Jason "Bad Boy" Farley||KO||2||1997-07-20||Indio, California, United States|
|Win||0-1||Billy McDonald||KO||1||1997-07-05||Moline, Illinois, United States||McDonald knocked out at 0:35 of the first round.|
He now works as a corrections officer in Connecticut. He is married with 5 children.
|United States Amateur Super Heavyweight Champion