|Real name||Terrell Maurice Gausha|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Reach||183 cm (72 in)|
|Born||September 9, 1987|
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
|Wins by KO||10|
Terrell Gausha (born September 9, 1987 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a professional boxer, he represented the United States at the 2012 Summer Olympics and challenged for the WBA and IBO light middleweight titles in 2017.
Early life and education
A 2005 graduate of Glenville High School in Cleveland, Ohio, Gausha has been boxing since the age of 10. He started boxing under coach Bob Davis at The Glenville Recreation Center. He was later coached by Renard Safo.
After winning the USA National Title in 2009, Gausha competed in the 2009 World Amateur Boxing Championships and several international dual matches. Between 2010 and 2012, Gausha participated in the World Series of Boxing. His record in the World Series was 5-2.
On February 26, 2012 Gausha entered the USA Championship tournament in Colorado Springs, Colorado as an unseeded at-large entry. He upset the field, defeating a National Golden Gloves Champion (Jesse Hart), the #2 National Boxer and the previous #1 boxer. Gausha won 6 fights in a 7-day span. On March 3, 2012 he captured the USA National Championship by defeating the previous champion, Caleb Plant.
On May 9, 2012 he won the quarterfinal match of the Continental Championship, the Americas Olympic Qualification Tournament in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. That victory gave him a guaranteed berth in the 2012 Olympics. On May 13, 2012 he won the gold medal in the Americas Olympic Qualification Tournament, defeating Junior Castillo 6-2.
On July 28, 2012 he won his first Olympic bout, defeating Armenian boxer Andranik Hakobyan, with a sensational knock out. However, he would be eliminated from the Olympics because of a controversial decision to India's Vijender Singh in his next bout.
On November 9, 2012 Gausha began his professional career by knocking out Dustin Caplinger during a show televised on ShoBox. Gausha was knocked down on his fourth professional fight by William Waters. Gausha won the four-round bout by unanimous decision (38-37, 38-37, 38-37).
On August 12, 2017 it was announced that Gausha would challenge WBA (Super) and IBO champion Erislandy Lara. The fight was part of a light middleweight triple header on October 14, 2017 at the Barclays Center in New York City. Other fights on the card included Jermell Charlo's mandatory title defence against top prospect Erickson Lubin and Jarrett Hurd defending his IBF title against former champion Austin Trout. Lara knocked down Gausha en route to a 12-round unanimous decision to retain his world titles. Lara used his accurate jab and left hand, putting on a clinic winning with the scorecards 116–111 and 117–110 twice in his favour. Due to lack of action, boos were heard from the crowd.
Professional boxing record
|Professional record summary|
|23 fights||21 wins||1 loss|
|23||Draw||21–1–1||Austin Trout||SD||10||May 25, 2019||Beau Rivage Resort Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S.|
|22||Win||21–1||Joey Hernandez||TKO||1 (10), 2:51||Dec 22, 2018||Barclays Center, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|21||Loss||20–1||Erislandy Lara||UD||12||Oct 14, 2017||Barclays Center, New York City, New York, U.S.||For WBA (Super) and IBO light middleweight titles|
|20||Win||20–0||Luis Hernandez||UD||10||2017-02-10||Huntington Center, Toledo, Ohio, U.S.|
|19||Win||19–0||Steven Martinez||MD||10||2016-08-27||Honda Center, Anaheim, California, U.S.|
|18||Win||18–0||Orlando Lora||RTD||7 (10), 3:00||2016-04-30||StubHub Center, Carson, California, U.S.|
|17||Win||17–0||Said El Harrak||UD||10||2015-12-12||AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.|
|16||Win||16–0||Eliezer Gonzalez||UD||8||2015-09-26||Legacy Arena, Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.|
|15||Win||15–0||Luis Grajeda||UD||8||2015-06-20||MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.|
|14||Win||14–0||Norberto Gonzalez||TKO||2 (8), 0:51||2015-03-07||MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.|
|13||Win||13–0||Cesar Vila||KO||8 (8), 2:30||2014-12-11||Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California, U.S.|
|12||Win||12–0||Juan Carlos Rojas||UD||6||2014-09-06||U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.|
|11||Win||11–0||Ronnie Warrior Jr.||KO||1 (8), 2:59||2014-07-25||Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, U.S.|
|10||Win||10–0||James Winchester||UD||10||2014-06-06||Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, U.S.|
|9||Win||9–0||Charles Whittaker||UD||8||2014-04-26||StubHub Center, Carson, California, U.S.|
|8||Win||8–0||George Sosa||UD||8||2014-02-10||Cowboys Dance Hall, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.|
|7||Win||7–0||Andres Calixto Rey||KO||1 (8), 1:50||2013-11-11||Cowboys Dance Hall, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.|
|6||Win||6–0||Bruce Runkle||TKO||1 (6), 2:48||2013-09-12||MGM Grand Premier Ballroom, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.|
|5||Win||5–0||Austin Marcum||KO||2 (6), 1:04||2013-08-19||Best Buy Theater, New York, U.S.|
|4||Win||4–0||William Waters||UD||4||2013-04-20||Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.|
|3||Win||3–0||Lekan Byfield||UD||4||2013-02-23||Masonic Temple Masonic Theater, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.|
|2||Win||2–0||Kenneth Taylor Schmitz||TKO||1 (4), 1:42||2013-01-12||BB&t Center, Sunrise, Florida, U.S.|
|1||Win||1–0||Dustin Caplinger||KO||2 (4), 1:55||2012-11-03||Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, U.S.||Professional debut|
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- "2012 USA Boxing National Championships Results". Team USA. Retrieved 2017-04-22.
- "Cleveland boxer Terrell Gausha earns spot on U.S. Olympic team". The Plain Dealer. May 10, 2012. Retrieved May 12, 2012.
- "Team USA Enjoys a Medal Haul at the Americas Qualifier in Rio de Janeiro » Boxing News". Boxing News 24. 2012-05-13. Retrieved 2017-04-22.
- "Terrell Gausha knocks out foe in Olympic boxing first-round bout". cleveland.com. Retrieved 2017-04-22.
- "terrell gausha | Knockout News". knockoutnewsohio.com. Retrieved 2017-04-22.
- "Jermell Charlo-Erickson Lubin tops 154-pound title tripleheader on Oct. 14 - The Ring". The Ring. 2017-08-24. Retrieved 2017-08-26.
- "Erislandy Lara Drops, Decisions Terrell Gausha in a Snoozer - Boxing News". www.boxingscene.com. Retrieved 2017-10-15.
- "Lara keeps belt in lackluster win over Gausha". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2017-10-15.