Ray Austin (boxer)

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Ray Austin
Statistics
Nickname(s) The Rainman
Weight(s) Heavyweight
Height 6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
Reach 80 in (203 cm)
Nationality American
Born (1970-10-31) October 31, 1970 (age 47)
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 41
Wins 29
Wins by KO 18
Losses 8
Draws 4

Ray Austin (born October 31, 1970) is an American professional boxer who challenged for the IBF and IBO heavyweight titles in 2007.

Professional career[edit]

Austin has drawn with other notable heavyweights Lance Whitaker, Larry Donald, and Sultan Ibragimov. Austin is also known for his TKO victory over Jo el Scott, the final professional bout for Scott.

In 2007, Austin was promoted to the International Boxing Federation's mandatory challenger due to his draw with Sultan Ibragimov. He challenged Wladimir Klitschko on March 10, 2007, and lost at 1:23 in the second round by technical knockout.

Austin also competed in Cedric Kushner's Thunderbox Heavyweight Tournament, "Fistful of Dollars", but lost.

Austin most recently defeated Domonic Jenkins, Andrew Golota and Julius Long.

In his most recent fight in a WBC Title Eliminator on October 31, 2009, against DaVarryl Williamson who he defeated by fourth round technical knockout after knocking him down as Williamson got up the referee stops the fight.

He was then scheduled to fight Mariusz Wach on September 22, 2012 in what was supposed to be a tune-up fight for Wach before Wach fought Wladimir Klitschko, but Wach pulled out of the fight, stating that he could not risk losing the fight, because it would result in him losing his opportunity to fight Klitschko and will now fight Klitschko directly on November 10, 2012.

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
41 fights 29 wins 8 losses
By knockout 18 5
By decision 11 2
By disqualification 0 1
Draws 4
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
41 Loss 29–8–4 United States Gerald Washington KO 4 (10), 1:45 16 Jul 2016 United States Legacy Arena, Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
40 Loss 29–7–4 United States Andy Ruiz RTD 4 (8), 3:00 14 May 2016 United States Sportsman Lodge, Studio City, California, U.S. For NABF heavyweight title
39 Win 29–6–4 United States Earl Ladson UD 6 21 Feb 2014 United States Wolstein Center, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
38 Loss 28–6–4 Canada Bermane Stiverne TKO 10 (12), 0:43 25 Jun 2011 United States Family Arena, St. Charles, Missouri, U.S. For vacant WBC Silver heavyweight title
37 Loss 28–5–4 Cuba Odlanier Solís DQ 10 (12), 2:59 17 Dec 2010 United States American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida, U.S. Austin disqualified for hitting after the bell
36 Win 28–4–4 United States DaVarryl Williamson TKO 4 (12), 2:37 31 Oct 2009 United States Treasure Island Hotel and Casino, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
35 Win 27–4–4 New Zealand Julius Long UD 8 14 Feb 2009 United States BankAtlantic Center, Sunrise, Florida, U.S.
34 Win 26–4–4 Poland Andrew Golota RTD 1 (12), 3:00 7 Nov 2008 China Sichuan Gymnasium, Chengdu, China Won vacant WBC–USNBC heavyweight title
33 Win 25–4–4 United States Domonic Jenkins UD 8 27 Sep 2008 United States Home Depot Center, Carson, California, U.S.
32 Loss 24–4–4 Ukraine Wladimir Klitschko KO 2 (12), 1:23 10 Mar 2007 Germany SAP Arena, Mannheim, Germany For IBF and IBO heavyweight titles
31 Draw 24–3–4 Russia Sultan Ibragimov SD 12 28 Jul 2006 United States Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, Florida, U.S.
30 Win 24–3–3 United States Jeremy Bates TKO 2 (10), 1:17 1 Apr 2006 United States Wolstein Center, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
29 Win 23–3–3 Jamaica Owen Beck SD 12 3 Sep 2005 United States Gund Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. Won vacant WBC–USNBC heavyweight title
28 Draw 22–3–3 United States Larry Donald MD 12 30 Apr 2005 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
27 Win 22–3–2 United States Ken Murphy UD 6 25 Jun 2004 United States Knights of Columbus Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
26 Win 21–3–2 Mexico Gilbert Martinez TKO 4 (6), 2:48 17 May 2004 United States Bally's Las Vegas, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
25 Win 20–3–2 United States Willie Williams TD 5 (6), 0:23 6 Mar 2004 United States Foxwoods Resort Casino, Ledyard, Connecticut, U.S. Unanimous TD after Austin was cut from an accidental foul
24 Win 19–3–2 United States Jo el Scott TKO 8 (10), 3:00 26 Aug 2003 United States Sandia Casino, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
23 Win 18–3–2 United States Sedreck Fields SD 8 9 May 2003 United States Bally's Park Place Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
22 Draw 17–3–2 United States Zuri Lawrence MD 10 15 Feb 2003 United States Flamingo Hilton, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
21 Win 17–3–1 United States Francis Royal TKO 3 (6), 0:29 29 Sep 2002 United States Palace Indian Gaming Center, Lemoore, California, U.S.
20 Draw 16–3–1 United States Lance Whitaker SD 10 13 Apr 2002 United States Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort, Chester, West Virginia, U.S.
19 Win 16–3 United States Gary Winmon UD 5 30 Jan 2002 United States Level Nightclub, Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.
18 Loss 15–3 Sweden Attila Levin TKO 9 (10), 0:30 20 Jul 2001 United States Caesars Palace, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
17 Win 15–2 New Zealand Fai Falamoe TKO 4 (6), 1:38 28 Apr 2001 United States Civic Center, La Porte, Indiana, U.S.
16 Loss 14–2 United States Harold Sconiers UD 6 2 Nov 2000 United States Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, U.S.
15 Win 14–1 United States Ramon Hayes TKO 1 (6), 2:08 14 Sep 2000 United States Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City, New York, U.S.
14 Win 13–1 United States Tim Noble TKO 2 (6) 27 Apr 2000 United States Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City, New York, U.S.
13 Win 12–1 United States Ron McCarthy PTS 6 24 Feb 2000 United States Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City, New York, U.S.
12 Win 11–1 United States Ronnie Smith TKO 4 (4), 1:38 13 Jan 2000 United States Casino Magic, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, U.S.
11 Win 10–1 United States Ron Guerrero TKO 6 (6), 0:26 12 Dec 1999 United States Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi, Texas, U.S.
10 Win 9–1 Mali Cisse Salif KO 4 (6) 7 Oct 1999 United States Soaring Eagle Casino, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, U.S.
9 Win 8–1 United States Zibielee Kimbrough TKO 1, 2:25 10 Sep 1999 United States Soaring Eagle Casino, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, U.S.
8 Win 7–1 Greece Grant Cudjoe UD 4 13 Aug 1999 United States Foxwoods Resort Casino, Ledyard, Connecticut, U.S.
7 Win 6–1 United States Charles Young KO 1 (6) 3 Jun 1999 United States Soaring Eagle Casino, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, U.S.
6 Win 5–1 United States Mike Bradley TKO 1 (4), 1:37 3 Apr 1999 United States UAW Hall, Lima, Ohio, U.S.
5 Win 4–1 United States Kevin Wilson TKO 1, 2:39 19 Mar 1999 United States Grays Armory, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
4 Win 3–1 United States Zibielee Kimbrough TKO 1 (6) 4 Mar 1999 United States Soaring Eagle Casino, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, U.S.
3 Loss 2–1 United States Lincoln Luke TKO 2 22 Jan 1999 United States Grays Armory, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
2 Win 2–0 United States Wesley Smith PTS 4 9 Sep 1998 United States Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
1 Win 1–0 United States Charles Hatcher PTS 4 10 Jul 1998 United States Columbus, Ohio, U.S. Professional debut

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Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
New title WBC–USNBC heavyweight champion
3 Sep 2005 – Jul 2007
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Duncan Dokiwari
Vacant
Title last held by
Joe Mesi
WBC–USNBC heavyweight champion
7 Nov 2008 – Jun 2009
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Derric Rossy