Steve Forbes (boxer)

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Steve Forbes
Real nameStephen Phelipe Forbes
Nickname(s)2 Pounds
Born (1977-02-26) February 26, 1977 (age 41)
Portland, Oregon
Boxing record
Total fights49
Wins by KO11
No contests0

Stephen Felipe "Stevie" Forbes (born February 26, 1977)[1] is an American professional boxer. He is a former IBF and USBA super featherweight champion. Forbes' nickname of "2 Pounds" was in recognition of the fact that he was born weighing only 2 pounds.

Amateur career[edit]

Forbes began boxing when he was 10 years old, training at the Matt Dishman Community Center on the Knott ST Boxing Team.

Professional career[edit]

Forbes turned pro in 1996 at the age of nineteen, and ran off fifteen consecutive wins to begin his career before losing on March 11, 2000 against former WBC Featherweight champion, Mexican Alejandro Martín González.

After a few comeback fights, Forbes received a shot at the USBA super featherweight title shot. On September 17, 2000, Forbes faced David Santos and won the title over twelve rounds by scores of 117–111, 118–110 and 120–108.

Capturing the title[edit]

Fighting for an eighth time in 2000, the No. 2 ranked Forbes was awarded a shot at the IBF super featherweight title when Diego Corrales vacated the title to fight WBC super featherweight Champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. This allowed Forbes to face No. 1 ranked John Brown for the vacant IBF title. Forbes won the IBF belt on December 3, 2000, by an 8th round TKO of Brown. Forbes also defeated Brown in a September 29, 2001, rematch, his first title defense. On August 18, 2002, he lost the title when he could not make weight for a fight against David Santos, whom Forbes had previously beaten for the USBA belt. The IBF title remained vacant until Forbes fought Carlos Hernández for it on October 14, 2003, a fight that Forbes lost by unanimous decision when the bout was stopped in the 10th round, due to an accidental headbutt, giving the belt to Hernandez.

The Contender[edit]

On the ESPN reality show "Contender Season 2" series debut, Forbes was chosen to be on the Gold Team. He was the favorite to win the show, by virtue of his previous success, and was the last fighter to be called out. Forbes won his first three bouts of the series, defeating Freddy Curiel, Nick Acevedo, and Cornelius Bundrage, but he lost to Grady Brewer in the final match.

After The Contender[edit]

On March 17, 2007 he lost a disputed, controversial decision to Demetrius Hopkins, Bernard Hopkins' nephew.

On October 6, 2007, Forbes won a split-decision upset over Francisco Bojado in a junior welterweight bout.[2]

Forbes was defeated by Oscar De La Hoya on May 3 in Carson, California at the Home Depot Center by unanimous decision.[1] Also lost a decision to welterweight Andre Berto on September 27, 2008. In March of 2009, he launched a comeback with a second-round knockout of Jason Davis.

Professional boxing record[edit]

35 Wins (11 knockouts), 14 Losses (1 knockout), 0 Draws
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Loss 35–14 Mexico Antonio Orozco UD 8 2014-10-10 United States Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California
Loss 35–13 Ghana Emmanuel Lartei Lartey UD 10 2014-06-07 United States Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, Washington
Loss 35–12 Venezuela Johan Pérez MD 10 2013-01-12 United States BB&T Center, Sunrise, Florida
Loss 35–11 United States Jessie Vargas UD 10 2012-05-05 United States MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Loss 35–10 United States Karim Mayfield TKO 10 (10), 1:03 2011-06-17 United States Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas
Loss 35–9 Romania Ionuţ Dan Ion TD 6 (10), 0:30 2011-02-11 Canada Bell Centre, Montreal
Win 35–8 Mexico Roberto Valenzuela KO 2 (8), 2:08 2010-12-17 United States Hammond Civic Center, Hammond, Indiana
Loss 34–8 Dominican Republic Harrison Cuello MD 8 2010-03-06 United States Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Connecticut
Win 34–7 United States Jason Davis TKO 2 (10), 2:45 2009-03-06 United States Spirit Mountain Casino, Grand Ronde, Oregon
Loss 33–7 United States Andre Berto UD 12 2008-09-27 United States Home Depot Center, Carson, California For WBC Welterweight title.
Loss 33–6 United States Oscar De La Hoya UD 12 2008-05-03 United States Home Depot Center, Carson, California
Win 33–5 Mexico Francisco Bojado SD 10 2007-10-06 United States Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Loss 32–5 United States Demetrius Hopkins UD 12 2007-03-17 United States Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada For USBA Light Welterweight title.
Loss 32–4 United States Grady Brewer SD 10 2006-09-26 United States Staples Center, Los Angeles The Contender 2 Finals.
Win 32–3 United States Cornelius Bundrage UD 5 2006-02-10 United States Contender Gymnasium, Pasadena, California The Contender 2 Semi-finals.
Win 31–3 United States Nick Acevedo SD 5 2006-02-01 United States Contender Gymnasium, Pasadena, California The Contender 2 Quarter-finals.
Win 30–3 United States Freddy Curiel UD 5 2006-01-29 United States Contender Gymnasium, Pasadena, California The Contender 2 Preliminary rounds.
Win 29–3 Mexico Julio Sanchez Leon KO 3 (10), 2:36 2005-11-19 United States Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon
Win 28–3 United States Marteze Logan UD 10 2005-05-22 United States Silver Star Casino, Choctaw, Mississippi
Win 27–3 Mexico Alfonso Garcia KO 1 (6), 2:32 2005-04-07 United States Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California
Win 26–3 Mexico Ricardo Barajas SD 8 2004-12-16 United States Palace Indian Gaming Center, Lemoore, California
Win 25–3 United States Steve Quinonez SD 10 2004-10-01 United States Spotlight 29 Casino, Coachella, California
Loss 24–3 Thailand Yodsanan Sor Nanthachai UD 12 2004-08-07 United States Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, Connecticut For WBA World (Super) Featherweight title.
Win 24–2 United States Arthur Cruz TKO 2 (10), 1:59 2004-06-04 United States Chinook Woods Casino Resort, Lincoln City, Oregon
Loss 23–2 United States Carlos Hernández TD 10 (12) 2003-10-04 United States Staples Center, Los Angeles For IBF Super Featherweight title.
Win 23–1 Mexico Silverio Ortiz UD 12 2003-04-26 United States Stratosphere Casino Hotel & Tower, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 22–1 Philippines Ronnie Longakit TKO 5 (8), 0:30 2003-01-03 United States Thunderbird Wild West Casino, Norman, Oklahoma
Win 21–1 United States David Santos SD 12 2002-08-18 United States Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California Lost IBF Super Featherweight title on scale.
Win 20–1 United States John Brown UD 12 2001-09-29 United States Miccosukee Resort & Gaming, Miami, Florida Retained IBF Super Featherweight title.
Win 19–1 United States John Brown TKO 8 (12), 2:22 2000-12-03 United States Miccosukee Resort & Gaming, Miami, Florida Won IBF Super Featherweight title.


  1. ^ a b Tim Smith (February 29, 2008). "De La Hoya giving 'Contender' a shot". NY Daily News.
  2. ^ "Steven Luevano outpoints tough T-Rex to keep featherweight title –".

External links[edit]

Professional boxing record for Stephen Forbes from BoxRec

Preceded by
Diego Corrales
IBF Super Featherweight Champion
2000 Dec 3 – 2002 Aug 17
(failed to make weight)
Succeeded by
Carlos Hernández