Robert Hawkins (boxer)

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Robert Hawkins
Statistics
Real name Robert Hawkins
Nickname(s) Big Philly
Weight(s) Heavyweight
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Reach 74.5 in (189.2 cm)
Born (1970-03-19) March 19, 1970 (age 48)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 47
Wins 23
Wins by KO 7
Losses 24
Draws 0
No contests 0

Robert Hawkins (born March 19, 1970 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a journeyman heavyweight boxer who fought many contenders and champions in the 1990s and 2000s

Early life[edit]

On ESPN's Friday Night Fights telecast on Dec 28, 2007 it was revealed that Hawkins began boxing in a Pennsylvania prison while serving six years for aggravated assault.

Background[edit]

Hawkins, known for stepping in for fighters on late notice, turned pro in 1994 and took on future champion Oleg Maskaev in 1995 in his 4th fight and was KO'd in the 4th round. After another loss to prospect Gary Bell, Hawkins went on a 15 fight win streak and ascended to a heavyweight contender, but they lost to Livin Castillo in a close decision in 2004. The following year he lost to Eddie Chambers by decision. After a win over Robert Wiggins, he went on a 5 fight losing streak, losses to Samuel Peter, heavyweight prospect Kevin Johnson, David Tua, Jason Estrada, and Jean Francois Bergeron, all by decision. In the loss to Peter, the fight was delayed for about ten minutes at the close of round four when Panama Lewis, the advisor for Sultan Ibragimov, collapsed in the audience and was taken to the hospital in an ambulance. Hawkins seemed destined for permanent clubfighter status before scoring an upset win over Terry Smith in late 2007. The momentum was lost when he was KO'd in his next bout against Ukrainian contender Vladimir Virchis. Hawkins most recently upset former contender Dominick Guinn on ESPN after taking the fight on 2 weeks notice after Alonzo Butler pulled out. Hawkins has lost his three recent fights to Denis Boytsov, Oleg Maskaev in a rematch and Bermane Stiverne. He went on another losing streak, going 0-7, and announced his retirement in July 2011 after decision loss to Jason Bergman.

Professional boxing record[edit]

23 Wins (7 knockouts, 16 decisions), 20 Losses (4 knockouts, 16 decisions)[1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 34-7 United States Fres Oquendo RTD 7 18/08/2012 Indiana Hammond, Indiana, United States Hawkins did not come out for the eighth round.
Loss 23-0-1 Italy Francesco Pianeta PTS 8 21/10/2011 Germany Frankfurt, Brandenburg, Germany 72-80.
Loss 15-9-2 United States Jason Bergman SD 6 28/07/2011 Pennsylvania Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States 56-58, 55-58, 58-56.
Loss 4-0 Germany Erkan Teper PTS 6 01/04/2011 Germany Lichtenberg, Berlin, Germany
Loss 14-0 Syria Manuel "Diamond Boy" Charr RTD 5 19/11/2010 Germany Wandsbek, Hamburg, Germany Hawkins could not answer the bell for round six.
Loss 22-14-2 United States Maurice "Mo Bettah" Harris UD 8 15/04/2010 New York (state) New York City, United States 72-80, 72-80, 72-80.
Loss 25-2 Czech Republic Ondrej Pala UD 8 23/01/2010 Germany Cuxhaven, Niedersachsen, Germany 74-78, 75-78, 74-78.
Loss 16-1 Canada Bermane "B-Ware" Stiverne UD 8 14/02/2009 Florida Sunrise, Florida, United States 78-72, 77-73, 77-73.
Loss 34-6 Russia Oleg "Big O" Maskaev UD 10 06/09/2008 Russia Moscow, Russia 92-100, 90-100, 90-100.
Loss 20-0 Russia Denis Boytsov UD 8 26/04/2008 Germany Dresden, Sachsen, Germany 74-79, 72-80, 73-79.
Win 28-5-1 United States Dominick "Southern Disaster" Guinn UD 10 28/12/2007 Canada Richmond, British Columbia, Canada 97-93, 99-91, 100-90.
Loss 23-1 Ukraine Volodymyr "The Hunter" Vyrchys KO 5 17/11/2007 Germany Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany Hawkins knocked out at 0:40 of the fifth round.
Win 30-3-1 United States Terry Smith UD 6 29/09/2007 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States 60-54, 59-55, 58-56.
Loss 26-0 Canada Jean Francois Bergeron UD 10 15/06/2007 Canada Montreal, Quebec, Canada NABA Heavyweight Title. 91-99, 91-99, 93-97.
Loss 8-1 United States Jason "Big Six" Estrada UD 6 11/05/2007 Rhode Island Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States 55-59, 54-60, 54-60.
Loss 46-3-1 New Zealand David "Tuaman" Tua UD 10 22/02/2007 New York (state) New York City, United States 91-99, 94-96, 94-96.
Loss 8-0-1 United States Kevin "Kingpin" Johnson UD 8 31/03/2006 Connecticut Uncasville, Connecticut, United States 73-79, 72-80, 72-80.
Loss 24-1 Nigeria Samuel "Nigerian Nightmare" Peter UD 10 15/12/2005 Florida Hollywood, Florida, United States NABA Heavyweight Title. 91-98, 90-99, 90-99.
Win 20-5-1 United States Robert Wiggins UD 10 26/10/2005 New York (state) New York City, United States 98-91, 98-91, 98-91.
Loss 23-0 United States "Fast" Eddie Chambers UD 12 09/09/2005 Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States IBU World/Pennsylvania Heavyweight Titles. 112-115, 112-115, 112-115.
Win 13-4-1 United States Kendrick "The Apostle" Releford SD 10 16/06/2005 Florida Coconut Creek, Florida, United States 97-93, 96-94, 94-96.
Win 16-0 United States John Poore TKO 5 24/03/2005 Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States IBU World Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 0:45 of the fifth round.
Loss 12-3 Ecuador Livin Castillo MD 6 28/08/2004 New Jersey Asbury Park, New Jersey, United States 54-59, 54-59, 57-57.
Win 25-14 United States Gary Winmon TKO 2 23/07/2004 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:08 of the second round.
Win 18-5-2 United States Najee Shaheed UD 6 25/06/2004 New Jersey Whippany, New Jersey, United States 60-54, 60-54, 60-54.
Win 25-1 United States Boris Powell UD 10 31/03/1998 Mississippi Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi, United States 96-94, 96-94, 95-94.
Win 15-0 United States Gary Bell TKO 10 04/11/1997 Mississippi Tunica, Mississippi, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:25 of the tenth round.
Win 2-4 United States Ramon Hayes TKO 6 05/10/1997 Texas Fort Hood, Texas, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:10 of the sixth round.
Win 9-22-3 United States Marion "The Creep" Wilson UD 10 20/07/1997 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 21-4-1 United States Melvin "Top Gun" Foster TKO 10 20/05/1997 New Jersey Lyndhurst, New Jersey, United States
Win 17-3 United States Thomas Williams UD 8 07/01/1997 Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 7-1 United States Terry Porter PTS 6 29/10/1996 Mississippi Tunica, Mississippi, United States
Win 7-18-1 United States Doug Davis UD 6 22/08/1996 Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 2-3 United States Earl Clark PTS 6 09/07/1996 Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 2-1 United States Ronnie Smith PTS 6 15/06/1996 Mississippi Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi, United States
Win 1-0 Terrell Brown UD 6 24/05/1996 Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 6-5 United States James Stills TKO 2 23/02/1996 Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win -- Dwayne Outlaw TKO 1 26/01/1996 Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Loss 5-0 United States Gary Bell PTS 6 07/10/1995 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 3-0 Russia Oleg "Big O" Maskaev KO 4 30/06/1995 Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Hawkins knocked out at 1:05 of the fourth round.
Win 5-0 United States Jerry Ballard PTS 4 17/03/1995 Pennsylvania Bushkill, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 2-0 United States James Johnson UD 4 17/01/1995 Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States 39-37, 40-36, 40-36.
Win -- Rodney Harris PTS 4 29/11/1994 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Robert Hawkins - Boxer". boxrec.com. 

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