Lou Del Valle

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Lou Del Valle
Statistics
Real name Louis Del Valle
Nickname(s) Honey Boy
Rated at Light heavyweight
Cruiserweight
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Nationality United States American
Born (1968-07-13) July 13, 1968 (age 48)
Long Island City, New York, United States
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 44
Wins 36
Wins by KO 22
Losses 6
Draws 2

Louis Del Valle (born July 13, 1968 in Long Island City, New York) is an American boxer and the former WBA light heavyweight title holder. He received some of his training at the Morris Park Boxing Club in the Van Nest section of the Bronx.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Known as "Honey Boy", Del Valle turned pro in 1992 and won his first 22 bouts, setting up a shot at long-time WBA light heavyweight champion Virgil Hill in 1996. Hill won a close unanimous decision. In 1997 he took on Eddy Smulders for the vacant WBA light heavyweight title and won via 8th round TKO. He lost the belt in his next fight, a clear decision loss to Roy Jones Jr in a WBC/WBA unification bout, but became the first fighter ever to knock Jones down.

In 2001 he took on Bruno Girard for vacant WBA light heavyweight title, but came up short of the title in a draw. In 2002 he rematched Girard for the same belt, but lost a split decision.

De Leon Tinsley (9-3-1), on July 18, 2008 won a unanimous decision over Del Valle (36-6-1), 40, in the 8-round bout at Mahi Temple Auditorium. Judges Stu Winston and Fred Flutie scored the bout for Tinsley as did Bill Ray (77-75). Tinsley weighed 189 pounds while Del Valle came in at 198.[2]

Professional boxing record[edit]

36 Wins (22 knockouts, 14 decisions), 6 Losses (0 knockouts, 6 decision), 2 Draws[3]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Draw 25-1-1 United States Joe "K.O. Kid" Spina MD 10 31/10/2009 Connecticut Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States 97-93, 95-95, 95-95.
Loss 8-3-1 United States DeLeon Tinsley UD 8 18/07/2008 Florida Miami, Florida, United States 74-78, 75-77, 75-77.
Win 6-6-1 United States Newton "Butcher" Kidd SD 8 31/01/2008 New York (state) Bronx, New York, United States 78-74, 77-75, 74-78.
Loss 21-0-2 Denmark Johny Jensen UD 12 14/09/2007 Denmark Horsens, Denmark WBA Intercontinental Cruiserweight Title. 113-116, 110-117, 110-117.
Loss 11-8-1 United States Zack Page UD 10 20/10/2006 Ohio Youngstown, Ohio, United States 92-98, 93-97, 93-97.
Win 10-31 United States Danny Sheehan UD 8 02/04/2005 Massachusetts Worcester, Massachusetts, United States 79-73, 78-74, 78-74.
Win 2-3-1 United States Raymond McLamore SD 8 02/12/2004 South Carolina North Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Win 16-11-2 United States James "Gentleman" Johnson UD 6 16/10/2004 Florida Boynton Beach, Florida, United States 60-54, 60-54, 60-54.
Win 24-11-1 United States Tiwon Taylor TKO 5 17/04/2004 New York (state) New York City, United States 79-73, 78-74, 78-74.
Loss 41-3-2 France Bruno Girard SD 12 13/07/2002 France Palavas-les-Flots, Herault, France WBA World Light Heavyweight Title. 113-116, 111-116, 115-113.
Draw 39-3-1 France Bruno Girard PTS 12 04/08/2001 France Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhone, France WBA World Light Heavyweight Title. 113-116, 115-114, 115-115.
Win 11-20-1 United States Dennis "The Menace" McKinney UD 8 17/05/2001 New York (state) New York City, United States
Win 20-12-2 United States Earl Butler KO 3 17/01/2001 New York (state) Yonkers, New York, United States
Win 8-21-1 United States Charles "Head Hunter" Daughtry TKO 6 29/07/1999 Georgia (U.S. state) Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Win 10-6-2 United States Tyrone Armstead UD 8 22/09/1998 New York (state) New York City, United States 79-72, 79-72, 77-74.
Loss 36-1 United States Roy Jones, Jr. UD 12 18/07/1998 New York (state) New York City, United States WBC/WBA World Light Heavyweight Title. 109-118, 109-119, 109-118.
Win 34-1 Netherlands "Fast" Eddy Smulders TKO 8 20/09/1997 Germany Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany WBA World Light Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 0:22 of the eighth round.
Win 12-12-2 Venezuela Fermin Chirino TKO 2 13/06/1997 Germany Oberhausen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Referee stopped the bout at 1:40 of the second round.
Win 10-11-3 United States Kenny "House of" Payne TKO 3 01/05/1997 New Jersey Asbury Park, New Jersey, United States Referee stopped the bout at 3:00 of the third round.
Win 17-6 United States "Doubting" Thomas Reid UD 10 29/10/1996 Mississippi Tunica, Mississippi, United States
Win 7-6-1 United States Ken McCurdy TKO 2 16/08/1996 New York (state) Yonkers, New York, United States
Loss 41-1 United States Virgil "Quicksilver" Hill UD 12 20/04/1996 North Dakota Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States WBA World Light Heavyweight Title. 113-114, 112-116, 114-116.
Win 6-5-1 United States Ken Wallace TKO 5 01/12/1995 New York (state) Staten Island, New York, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:01 of the fifth round.
Win 11-3-3 Germany Ali Saidi UD 8 27/05/1995 Germany Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Win 3-3 United States Michael "Putting" Green KO 5 03/05/1995 New York (state) New York City, United States Green knocked out at 2:34 of the fifth round.
Win 8-10-1 United States Charles Daughtry KO 1 18/03/1995 Florida Pensacola, Florida, United States Daughtry knocked out at 2:44 of the first round.
Win 0-3 United States John Lampre TKO 2 20/01/1995 Massachusetts Boston, Massachusetts, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:56 of the second round.
Win 5-2 Trinidad and Tobago Anthony Brown KO 1 13/10/1994 New York (state) Melville, New York, United States Brown knocked out at 2:31 of the first round.
Win 7-10 United States Earl Talley KO 2 07/10/1994 New York (state) New York City, United States Talley knocked out at 1:17 of the second round.
Win 11-16 United States Tim "Ice Man" St Clair TKO 4 29/04/1994 New York (state) White Plains, New York, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:30 of the fourth round.
Win 8-12 United States Tim "Ice Man" St Clair UD 10 12/11/1993 New York (state) New York City, United States New York Light Heavyweight Title.
Win 5-22-1 United States "King" James Mullins TKO 5 04/09/1993 North Carolina Forest City, North Carolina, United States
Win 4-1 United States Richard Carter TKO 3 17/06/1993 New York (state) White Plains, New York, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:42 of the third round.
Win 10-0-2 United States Darren Zenner UD 6 06/03/1993 New York (state) New York City, United States 58-55, 58-55, 58-55.
Win 8-9-3 United States Jamal Arbubakar UD 6 27/01/1993 New York (state) New York City, United States
Win 1-2 United States James "The Soup" Campbell KO 1 23/12/1992 New York (state) New York City, United States Campbell knocked out at 0:33 of the first round.
Win 3-4-1 United States Patrick Frazier UD 6 20/11/1992 New York (state) New York City, United States
Win 4-4-1 United States Exum Speight TKO 1 15/10/1992 New York (state) New York City, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:34 of the first round.
Win 1-2 United States Anthony "The Don" Sutton TKO 2 15/09/1992 New York (state) White Plains, New York, United States
Win 3-3 United States Amahl Bacon TKO 1 25/08/1992 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:10 of the first round.
Win -- Lihahde Patrick TKO 2 21/05/1992 New York (state) New York City, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:17 of the second round.
Win 2-0 United States Norman "Conquest" Bell UD 4 23/03/1992 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win -- Fred Rivero TKO 1 07/02/1992 New York (state) New York City, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:18 of the first round.
Win 0-2-1 United States Worthy "Galactus Wiz" Hendricks UD 4 12/01/1992 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Beekman, Daniel (December 22, 2010). "Fire-ravaged gym gets off deck, welcomes fighters back". The New York Daily News. p. 36. Retrieved 2011-07-02. 
  2. ^ "Tinsley beats Del Valle by unanimous decision - USATODAY.com". usatoday.com. 
  3. ^ "Lou Del Valle - Boxer". boxrec.com. 
Preceded by
Dariusz Michalczewski
Vacated
WBA Light Heavyweight Champion
20 Sep 1997–18 Jul 1998
Succeeded by
Roy Jones, Jr.

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