Maurice Blocker

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Maurice Blocker
Nickname(s) Thin Man
Rated at Welterweight
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Nationality American
Born (1963-05-15)May 15, 1963
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 40
Wins 36
Wins by KO 20
Losses 4

Maurice "The Thin Man" Blocker (born May 15, 1963 in Washington, D.C.) is an American retired professional welterweight (147 lb) boxer and held the WBC, IBF and Lineal Welterweight Championships.[1]

Professional boxing career[edit]

Blocker became a professional boxer in 1982. He lost his first opportunity to win a title in 1987 to Lloyd Honeyghan. In 1990 he captured the lineal and WBC welterweight titles from Marlon Starling, but lost them during his next fight to Simon Brown. In 1991 he defeated Glenwood Brown to capture the vacant IBF welterweight title. He defended the title successfully once and in 1993 moved up a weight class to fight Terry Norris for the WBC light middleweight title. He was TKO'd, and later that year took on Félix Trinidad to defend his IBF welterweight title but was KO'd in the 2nd. He retired in 1995.

His record was 36-4 with 20 knockouts.

See also[edit]

Preceded by
Marlon Starling
Lineal Welterweight Champion
August 19, 1990 – March 18, 1991
Succeeded by
Simon Brown
WBC Welterweight Champion
August 19, 1990 – March 18, 1991
Preceded by
Simon Brown
vacant title
IBF Welterweight Champion
October 4, 1991 – June 19, 1993
Succeeded by
Félix Trinidad


  1. ^ "The Lineal Welterweight Champs". Cyber Boxing Zone. 

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