Richard Grant (boxer)

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Richard Grant
Statistics
Nickname(s) The Alien
Weight(s) Super Middleweight
Height 5 ft 10.5 in (179 cm)
Born (1973-10-17) October 17, 1973 (age 44)
Kingston, Jamaica
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 36
Wins 19
Wins by KO 5
Losses 15
Draws 1
No contests 1

Richard "The Alien" Grant (born October 17, 1973 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a former light-heavyweight boxer, and former EBA Light Heavyweight and Super Middleweight champion. He had a career record of 19-15-1, with 5 wins coming by way of knockout.

Although Grant made a name for himself by fighting contenders Jeff Lacy and Antwun Echols, he is best known for the aftermath of his nationally-televised bout on November 23, 2001 at the Roseland Ballroom in Manhattan, New York with James Butler. After winning a unanimous decision over the heavily favored Butler, Grant met Butler in the middle of the ring for an expected exchange of congratulations. Suddenly, Butler hit the unsuspecting Grant with a right hook to the jaw, temporarily knocking it out of its socket. Grant received 26 stitches; he also had some loose teeth and experienced severe headaches;[1] Butler was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and later served time in prison for his actions.

After an eight-month layoff to recover, Grant returned in August 2002 and lost by technical knockout to power-punching Echols.

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
36 fights 19 wins 15 losses
By knockout 5 7
By decision 14 8
Draws 1
No contests 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
36 Loss 19–15–1 (1) Russia Victor Oganov TKO 2 (8), 2:02 27 Jan, 2007 United States Honda Center, Anaheim, California, U.S.
35 Loss 19–14–1 (1) Mexico Librado Andrade KO 1 (10), 2:49 15 Sep, 2006 United States Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
34 NC 19–13–1 (1) United States Lavell Finger NC (?) 8 11 Aug, 2006 United States Ballpark Hilton Hotel, Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S. Accidental Head Butt
33 Loss 19–13–1 United States Rubin Williams UD 8 5 May, 2006 United States Ybor City Multi Fight Complex, Tampa, Florida, U.S.
32 Win 19–12–1 United States Tyrone Dowdy RTD 2 (4), 3:00 21 Jan, 2006 United States Continental Arena, Olive Branch, Mississippi, U.S.
31 Loss 18–12–1 United States Lajuan Simon UD 10 10 Dec, 2005 United States Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, New York, U.S.
30 Win 18–11–1 United States Norman Johnson KO 2 (?) 5 Oct, 2005 United States Continental Arena, Olive Branch, Mississippi, U.S.
29 Win 17–11–1 United States Billy Thompson UD 6 1 Oct, 2005 United States Platinum Club, Dallas, Texas, U.S.
28 Loss 16–11–1 United States Yusaf Mack UD 12 25 Feb, 2005 United States Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. For USBA super middleweight title
27 Draw 16–10–1 United States Shannon Miller PTS 6 12 Jun, 2004 United States Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut, U.S.
26 Win 16–10 United States Jacob Rodriguez MD 6 7 May, 2004 United States Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut, U.S.
25 Win 15–10 United States Dave Hamilton TKO 6 (6), 2:32 23 Jan, 2004 United States Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut, U.S.
24 Loss 14–10 United States Jeff Lacy UD 12 15 Jul, 2003 United States Playboy Mansion, Beverly Hills, California, U.S. For WBC Continental Americas, USBA,
and vacant NABA super middleweight title
23 Loss 14–9 United States Antwun Echols TKO 3 (12), 0:59 3 Aug, 2002 United States Dodge Theater, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S. For NABF and NABA, super middleweight titles
IBF super middleweight title Eliminator
22 Win 14–8 United States James Butler UD 10 29 Nov, 2001 United States Roseland Ballroom, New York, New York, U.S.
21 Win 13–8 Ukraine Vitaly Kopytko TD 6 (8) 9 Feb, 2001 United States Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut, U.S.
20 Win 12–8 United States Kevin Pompey PTS 6 (8) 17 Nov, 2000 United States Capitol Theatre, Rhodes-on-the-Pawtuxet, Cranston,
Rhode Island
, U.S.
19 Win 11–8 United States Antoine Barrett PTS 6 15 Sep, 2000 United States JFK High School, Paterson, New Jersey, U.S.
18 Loss 10–8 United States Will Taylor UD 10 17 Mar, 2000 United States Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
17 Loss 10–7 Dominican Republic Apolinar Hernandez KO 2 (?) 24 Nov, 1999 United States Capitol Theatre, Rhodes-on-the-Pawtuxet, Cranston,
Rhode Island
, U.S.
16 Win 10–6 United States Ronald Boddie UD 4 5 Nov, 1999 United States Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut, U.S.
15 Win 9–6 United States Derrick Whitley PTS 6 (8) 30 Sep, 1999 United States Capitol Theatre, Rhodes-on-the-Pawtuxet, Cranston,
Rhode Island
, U.S.
14 Win 8–6 United States Jaime Velasquez TKO 6 (8) 29 Jul, 1999 United States Capitol Theatre, Rhodes-on-the-Pawtuxet, Cranston,
Rhode Island
, U.S.
13 Win 7–6 Republic of Ireland Paschal Collins UD 4 19 May, 1999 United States Capitol Theatre, Rhodes-on-the-Pawtuxet, Cranston,
Rhode Island
, U.S.
12 Loss 6–6 United States Scott Pemberton TKO 4 (8) 25 Nov, 1998 United States Capitol Theatre, Rhodes-on-the-Pawtuxet, Cranston,
Rhode Island
, U.S.
11 Win 6–5 United States Derrick Whitley PTS 4 15 Oct, 1998 United States Capitol Theatre, Rhodes-on-the-Pawtuxet, Cranston,
Rhode Island
, U.S.
10 Loss 5–5 United States Benjamin McDowell MD 4 9 Oct, 1998 United States Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, New York, U.S.
9 Loss 5–4 Azerbaijan Emil Baku TKO 2 (4), 1:14 10 Mar, 1998 United States National Guard Armory, Pikesville, Maryland, U.S.
8 Loss 5–3 United States Eric Harding UD 8 18 Dec, 1997 United States Dressler Arena, Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
7 Win 5–2 Ghana Mamadu Ali PTS 4 29 Nov, 1997 United States Vineland High School, Vineland, New Jersey, U.S.
6 Win 4–2 United States Frank Williams UD 6 4 Oct, 1997 United States Caesars Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
5 Loss 3–2 Egypt Kabary Salem TKO 3 (?) 13 Jul, 1997 United States Yonkers Raceway, Yonkers, New York, U.S.
4 Win 3–1 United States Gary Carriero PTS 6 28 Mar, 1997 United States Yonkers Raceway, Yonkers, New York, U.S.
3 Win 2–1 United States James Butler PTS 4 31 Jan, 1997 United States Yonkers Raceway, Yonkers, New York, U.S.
2 Loss 1–1 United States Victor Ramos PTS 4 29 Jul, 1996 United States Cafe Casablanca, Hallandale, Florida, U.S.
1 Win 1–0 United States Winston Sutherland TKO 2 (?) 25 May, 1996 United States Seville Beach Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida, U.S. Professional debut

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wong, Edward (November 27, 2001). "BOXING; Boxer Barred and Charged For Sucker Punch After Loss". The New York Times. Retrieved September 12, 2011. 

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