Leo Nolan

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Leo Nolan (born August 18, 1972 Detroit, Michigan)[1] is a United States heavyweight boxer.

Biography[edit]

Nolan was born and raised in Detroit.[2] As a junior he boxed for Kronk Gym for three years.[2] He turned professional in 1992, winning his first five pro fights before his career was interrupted in 1996 after he was convicted of being an accomplice in a robbery of an off-duty police officer and sentenced to five years in prison.[2] He was also shot five times in the incident.[2] He was released in 2000, and after being out of boxing for almost eight years, returned to the ring in 2001.[2] By 2007, Nolan had won all of his 26 professional fights.[2] Past opponents include Lou Savarese, Jeremy Bates, and Andy Sample,[2] and he has won the IBU intercontinental Heavyweight title and the IBA Americas Heavyweight Title.[3] He suffered his first defeat to unheralded heavyweight Hector Ferreyro in 2007.[2]

His career was interrupted again in June 2009 when he was shot in the neck during an attempted car-jacking.[4]

He was stopped for the first time in his professional career in December 2009 by Alexander Povetkin, his second defeat from 29 professional fights.[5]

Professional boxing record[edit]

27 Wins (10 knockouts, 17 decisions), 2 Losses (1 knockout, 1 decision)[1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 27-2 Russia Alexander Povetkin KO 3 05/12/2009 Germany Arena Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg Nolan knocked out at 2:33 of the third round.
Win 27-1 United States Mike "The Hammer" Jones UD 8 10/10/2008 United States DeCarlo's Convention Center, Warren, Michigan 78-72, 80-71, 79-71.
Loss 26-1 United States Hector Ferreyro MD 12 26/01/2007 United States Destiny's, Orlando, Florida IBO USBO Heavyweight Title. 114-114, 112-116, 110-118.
Win 26-0 United States Jed Phipps DQ 8 26/08/2006 United States Club Cinema, Pompano Beach, Florida IBO USBO Heavyweight Title. Phipps disqualified at 2:07 of the eighth round for repeatedly spitting out his mouthpiece.
Win 25-0 United States Wallace McDaniel UD 8 29/06/2006 United States The Plex, North Charleston, South Carolina
Win 24-0 Romania Marcel Beresoaie TKO 3 23/04/2005 Germany Westfalenhallen, Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia
Win 23-0 United States Andy Sample KO 3 01/04/2005 United States DeCarlo's Convention Center, Warren, Michigan IBU Intercontinental Heavyweight Title. Sample knocked out at 2:13 of the third round.
Win 22-0 United States Lou Savarese UD 12 07/05/2004 United States Foxwoods, Mashantucket, Connecticut IBA Americas Heavyweight Title. 116-112, 116-112, 115-113.
Win 21-0 United States Ken Murphy UD 8 02/04/2004 United States DeCarlo's Banquet Center, Warren, Michigan
Win 20-0 United States Jeremy "The Beast" Bates TKO 4 13/06/2003 United States Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan
Win 19-0 United States John Basil Jackson TKO 3 17/05/2003 United States Hammond Civic Center, Hammond, Indiana Referee stopped the bout at 0:58 of the third round.
Win 18-0 United States Don Normand TKO 6 14/03/2003 United States DeCarlo's Banquet Center, Warren, Michigan Referee stopped the bout at 2:48 of the sixth round.
Win 17-0 United States Chavez Francisco UD 8 10/01/2003 United States DeCarlo's Banquet Center, Warren, Michigan
Win 16-0 United States Bryan Blakely UD 4 30/11/2002 United States Civic Center, LaPorte, Indiana
Win 15-0 United States Frank Wood TKO 5 20/09/2002 United States DeCarlo's Banquet Center, Warren, Michigan Mid West/Mid American Heavyweight Titles.
Win 14-0 United States Mario Cawley UD 10 21/06/2002 United States DeCarlo's Banquet Center, Warren, Michigan Mid West/Mid American Heavyweight Titles.
Win 13-0 United States Curt Render TKO 1 27/04/2002 United States Jarrell's Gym, Savannah, Georgia
Win 12-0 United States Terry Porter UD 6 29/03/2002 United States Club International, Detroit, Michigan
Win 11-0 United States David J. Cherry KO 4 31/01/2002 United States The Roostertail, Detroit, Michigan Cherry knocked out at 0:45 of the fourth round.
Win 10-0 United States Willie Driver UD 6 07/12/2001 United States Club International, Detroit, Michigan
Win 9-0 United States Julius Long UD 6 09/11/2001 United States Club International, Detroit, Michigan
Win 8-0 United States Mike Brown UD 4 12/10/2001 United States Club International, Detroit, Michigan
Win 7-0 United States Mark Johnson UD 4 10/08/2001 United States Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan
Win 6-0 United States Val W. Smith UD 6 10/04/2001 United States Andiamo's Banquet Center, Warren, Michigan
Win 5-0 United States Exum Speight PTS 4 25/05/1993 United States The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Win 4-0 United States Ron Carter SD 4 10/04/1993 United States Toledo, Ohio
Win 3-0 United States Rick Willis PTS 4 27/10/1992 United States The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Win 2-0 United States Joe Senegal KO 2 05/09/1992 United States Saginaw, Michigan
Win 1-0 United States "Killer" Keith Williams TKO 3 25/08/1992 United States The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan

References[edit]

  1. ^ Professional boxing record for Leo Nolan from BoxRec, retrieved 2010-05-31
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Carroll, Bob (2009) "Leo ‘Paco’ Nolan: “Boytsov is a strong opponent, but my boxing skills are too much for him!”", doghouseboxing.com, May 6, 2009, retrieved 2010-05-31
  3. ^ Henderson, Benny Jr. (2005) "Interview with undefeated heavyweight contender Leo Nolan: "I'll whip their @%$!"", doghouseboxing.com, March 31, 2005, retrieved 2010-05-31
  4. ^ "News: Robert Guerrero; Sergio Mora; Leo Nolan", Eastsideboxing.com, March 4, 2010, retrieved 2010-05-31
  5. ^ "Povetkin stopped Nolan", Boxnews.com.ua, December 5, 2009, retrieved 2010-05-31