|Real name||Owen LeFranc Beck|
|Nickname(s)||What the Heck|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Reach||78 in (198.1 cm)|
31 May 1976 |
|Wins by KO||20|
Beck had a 73-5 amateur record.
Known as Owen "What the Heck" Beck, Beck began his career in 1998 by winning his first 24 fights, but all against limited opposition the best being amateur star Derrell Dixon and undefeated Taurus Sykes.
Since the loss, Beck has lost to Ray Austin, but beat cruiser journeyman Darnell Wilson to set up a shot against the former WBA Heavyweight Title holder Nikolay Valuev. Valuev defeated Beck, dropping him twice and winning via TKO in the 3rd. After he fought Valuev he made a comeback and won the fight against Ricardo Arce via 2nd Round technical knockout and had another fight against Marvin Hunt and beat him via first-round knockout.
He took a 19-month break from boxing before returning to the ring in June 2009.
He fought Andrew Greeley and won the match by split decision on 13 June 2009.
He fought Jermell Barnes on 21 August 2009 in a fight which he won by unanimous decision with the scores of 79-73, 77-75 and 80-72 all in favor of Beck. Also in late 2009 Owen enlisted a new trainer Clinton Barnes.
On 16 January 2010, Beck fought Manuel Charr and was TKO'ed in the tenth and final round with 16 seconds left on the clock.
On 16 April, Beck fought Tony Thompson in Memphis, Tennessee, and was knocked out at 2-minutes and 50-seconds of the 4th-round.
Professional boxing record
|Professional record summary|
|42 fights||29 wins||13 losses|
|42||Loss||29–13||Ignacio Esparza||MD||10||29 Oct 2016||Arena Coliseo, Guadalajara, Mexico|
|41||Loss||29–12||Oleg Maskaev||TKO||3 (10), 2:59||30 Oct 2012||Sports Palace Quant, Moscow, Russia|
|40||Loss||29–11||Deontay Wilder||RTD||3 (8), 3:00||23 Jun 2012||Killer Buzz Arena, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, U.S.|
|39||Loss||29–10||Sergey Rozhnov||UD||4||8 Feb 2012||Krylia Sovetov, Moscow, Russia|
|38||Loss||29–9||Artur Szpilka||RTD||4 (6)||15 Oct 2011||Spodek, Katowice, Poland|
|37||Loss||29–8||David Rodriguez||KO||3 (10), 2:02||24 Jun 2011||Don Haskins Convention Center, El Paso, Texas, U.S.||For vacant WBC–FECOMBOX heavyweight title|
|36||Loss||29–7||Cedric Boswell||KO||9 (10), 2:29||7 Dec 2010||Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida, U.S.||For vacant WBC Latino heavyweight title|
|35||Loss||29–6||Alex Leapai||TKO||6 (10), 2:50||12 Aug 2010||Southport RSL Club, Southport, Australia|
|34||Loss||29–5||Tony Thompson||TKO||4 (10), 2:50||16 Apr 2010||Omni New Daisy Theater, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.|
|33||Loss||29–4||Manuel Charr||TKO||10 (10), 2:44||9 Jan 2010||Bordelandhalle, Magdeburg, Germany|