Terrell Gausha

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Terrell Gausha
Real nameTerrell Maurice Gausha
Nickname(s)The Grandmaster
Weight(s)Light middleweight
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Reach183 cm (72 in)
Born (1987-09-09) September 9, 1987 (age 32)
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Boxing record
Total fights23
Wins by KO10

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[edit]

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.

Amateur career[edit]

After winning the USA National Title in 2009,[1] 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.[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.[3]

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.[4] On May 13, 2012 he won the gold medal in the Americas Olympic Qualification Tournament, defeating Junior Castillo 6-2.[5]

On July 28, 2012 he won his first Olympic bout, defeating Armenian boxer Andranik Hakobyan, with a sensational knock out.[6] However, he would be eliminated from the Olympics because of a controversial decision to India's Vijender Singh in his next bout.[7]

Professional career[edit]

On November 9, 2012 Gausha began his professional career by knocking out Dustin Caplinger during a show televised on ShoBox.[8] 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).[9]

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.[10] 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.[11][12]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
23 fights 21 wins 1 loss
By knockout 10 0
By decision 11 1
Draws 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
23 Draw 21–1–1 United States Austin Trout SD 10 May 25, 2019 United States Beau Rivage Resort Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S.
22 Win 21–1 United States Joey Hernandez TKO 1 (10), 2:51 Dec 22, 2018 United States Barclays Center, New York City, New York, U.S.
21 Loss 20–1 United States Erislandy Lara UD 12 Oct 14, 2017 United States Barclays Center, New York City, New York, U.S. For WBA (Super) and IBO light middleweight titles
20 Win 20–0 Puerto Rico Luis Hernandez UD 10 2017-02-10 United States Huntington Center, Toledo, Ohio, U.S.
19 Win 19–0 United States Steven Martinez MD 10 2016-08-27 United States Honda Center, Anaheim, California, U.S.
18 Win 18–0 Mexico Orlando Lora RTD 7 (10), 3:00 2016-04-30 United States StubHub Center, Carson, California, U.S.
17 Win 17–0 Morocco Said El Harrak UD 10 2015-12-12 United States AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
16 Win 16–0 Puerto Rico Eliezer Gonzalez UD 8 2015-09-26 United States Legacy Arena, Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
15 Win 15–0 Mexico Luis Grajeda UD 8 2015-06-20 United States MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
14 Win 14–0 Mexico Norberto Gonzalez TKO 2 (8), 0:51 2015-03-07 United States MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
13 Win 13–0 United States Cesar Vila KO 8 (8), 2:30 2014-12-11 United States Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California, U.S.
12 Win 12–0 Mexico Juan Carlos Rojas UD 6 2014-09-06 United States U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
11 Win 11–0 United States Ronnie Warrior Jr. KO 1 (8), 2:59 2014-07-25 United States Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, U.S.
10 Win 10–0 United States James Winchester UD 10 2014-06-06 United States Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, U.S.
9 Win 9–0 Cayman Islands Charles Whittaker UD 8 2014-04-26 United States StubHub Center, Carson, California, U.S.
8 Win 8–0 United States George Sosa UD 8 2014-02-10 United States Cowboys Dance Hall, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
7 Win 7–0 Mexico Andres Calixto Rey KO 1 (8), 1:50 2013-11-11 United States Cowboys Dance Hall, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
6 Win 6–0 United States Bruce Runkle TKO 1 (6), 2:48 2013-09-12 United States MGM Grand Premier Ballroom, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
5 Win 5–0 United States Austin Marcum KO 2 (6), 1:04 2013-08-19 United States Best Buy Theater, New York, U.S.
4 Win 4–0 United States William Waters UD 4 2013-04-20 United States Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
3 Win 3–0 United States Lekan Byfield UD 4 2013-02-23 United States Masonic Temple Masonic Theater, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
2 Win 2–0 United States Kenneth Taylor Schmitz TKO 1 (4), 1:42 2013-01-12 United States BB&t Center, Sunrise, Florida, U.S.
1 Win 1–0 United States Dustin Caplinger KO 2 (4), 1:55 2012-11-03 United States Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, U.S. Professional debut


  1. ^ "The 2009 USA Boxing National Championships Conclude with Men's Final Round Competition". East Side Boxing. June 13, 2009. Retrieved May 12, 2012.
  2. ^ http://boxrec.com/media/index.php/Terrell_Gausha
  3. ^ "2012 USA Boxing National Championships Results". Team USA. Retrieved 2017-04-22.
  4. ^ "Cleveland boxer Terrell Gausha earns spot on U.S. Olympic team". The Plain Dealer. May 10, 2012. Retrieved May 12, 2012.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "Terrell Gausha knocks out foe in Olympic boxing first-round bout". cleveland.com. Retrieved 2017-04-22.
  7. ^ http://articles.latimes.com/2012/aug/02/sports/la-sp-oly-boxing-20120803
  8. ^ "terrell gausha | Knockout News". knockoutnewsohio.com. Retrieved 2017-04-22.
  9. ^ http://www.mysanantonio.com/sports/boxing/article/Gonzales-pulls-upset-of-fellow-local-fighter-4450921.php
  10. ^ "Jermell Charlo-Erickson Lubin tops 154-pound title tripleheader on Oct. 14 - The Ring". The Ring. 2017-08-24. Retrieved 2017-08-26.
  11. ^ "Erislandy Lara Drops, Decisions Terrell Gausha in a Snoozer - Boxing News". www.boxingscene.com. Retrieved 2017-10-15.
  12. ^ "Lara keeps belt in lackluster win over Gausha". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2017-10-15.

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