Otis Griffin

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Otis Griffin (born August 22, 1977 in Alabama) is a professional boxer and ranked light heavyweight contender.

Pro career[edit]

Griffin fought on several major undercards and has been featured on ESPN. He captured the NABO light heavyweight championship with a technical knockout over an unbeaten prospect, Mike Nevitt. In July 2007, Griffin lost by a technical knockout to light heavyweight champion Danny Green of the World Boxing Association at Challenge Stadium in Perth, Australia. Green dropped Griffin three times before the bout was stopped. In 2008 he was stopped in the 11th round by former contender Jesse Brinkley. Griffin went on to a controversial loss against Jeff Lacey. In May 2010 Grififn won a USBA title belt after he knocked out former WBA super middleweight world champion Byron Mitchell.

The Next Great Champ[edit]

Griffin was a contestant on the reality TV show The Next Great Champ on Fox. Although he lost an earlier bout on the show, Griffin was given another chance and after winning several bouts on the program, he was proclaimed the winner and "The Next Great Champ" when he beat David Pareja.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Griffin is currently married to New York broadway sensation Shana Griffin for 12 years. They have 3 children together.


  1. ^ Magno, Paul (27 July 2011). "The Boxing Tribune's "Boxing Back-Track:" Remembering The Next Great Champ". The Boxing Tribune. Retrieved 7 October 2015. 

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