Tony Thompson (boxer)
Thompson in 2011
|Real name||Anthony Tyrone Thompson|
|Height||6 ft 5 in (196 cm)|
|Reach||81 1⁄2 in (207 cm)|
October 18, 1971 |
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Wins by KO||27|
Anthony Tyrone "Tony" Thompson (born October 18, 1971) is an American professional boxer. He has challenged twice for unified world heavyweight titles, in 2008 and 2012, both times against Wladimir Klitschko.
- 1 Professional career
- 2 Professional boxing record
- 3 References
- 4 External links
2000–2007: heavyweight title contention
Despite not making his professional debut until the age of 28, by late 2007, Thompson had built up an impressive record of 31 wins and a single loss. This included wins over former title contenders Dominick Guinn, Timur Ibragimov, and Luan Krasniqi. After winning a WBO heavyweight title eliminator, Thompson was appointed the mandatory position in the organization's rankings, thus setting up a showdown with then-WBO, IBF and IBO champion Wladimir Klitschko.
2008: Thompson vs. Wladimir Klitschko
Thompson was defeated in a late eleventh-round stoppage by Wladimir Klitschko on July 12, 2008. Despite the loss, Thompson made a solid account of himself and managed to land some punches on the dominant champion, who had seldom been hit clean by any of his opponents by that point.
On April 16, 2010, Thompson won against Owen Beck, knocking him out in four rounds. Following that, he won two more fights (both by stoppage) against Paul Marinaccio on November 20, 2010, and an IBF heavyweight title eliminator for the number two spot against Maurice Harris on May 26, 2011. After the withdrawal of Eddie Chambers from what would have been a final eliminator for the number one position, Thompson was nominated the official IBF challenger after accumulating five consecutive stoppage victories.
2012: Thompson vs. Wladimir Klitschko II
On July 7, 2012, Thompson faced Wladimir Klitschko in a rematch, this time with Klitschko's WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO, Ring magazine, and lineal heavyweight titles also at stake. In the sixth round, Thompson would lose by stoppage for a second time.
2013: Thompson vs. Price, Pulev
In a major upset, on February 23, 2013, Thompson defeated highly touted prospect David Price by a second-round stoppage, following a single punch which floored the unbeaten 2008 Olympic bronze medalist. Thompson emphatically repeated the feat on July 6, 2013, this time via fifth-round stoppage. In August, Thompson faced undefeated contender Kubrat Pulev in another IBF title eliminator, in an attempt to secure a third fight with Wladimir Klitschko. After a competitive first seven rounds, Thompson faded down the stretch and allowed Pulev to take advantage by out-boxing him, and landing the more cleaner and effective shots. Following this setback, at age 41, Thompson's career at the top level was once again in doubt.
2014–2015: Thompson vs. Solis, Takam
In March 2014, Thompson resurrected his career again after defeating 2004 Olympic gold medalist and former heavyweight title challenger Odlanier Solís by split decision. He then went on to lose a fight via decision to Carlos Takam later that year. Thompson fought a rematch againast Solís in February 2015, forcing him to retire in his corner in the eighth round.
Professional boxing record
|Professional record summary|
|47 fights||40 wins||7 losses|
|47||Loss||40–7||Luis Ortiz||KO||6 (12), 2:29||Mar 5, 2016||D.C. Armory, Washington, D.C., U.S.|
|46||Loss||40–6||Malik Scott||UD||10||Oct 30, 2015||The Venue at UCF, Orlando, Florida, U.S.|
|45||Win||40–5||Odlanier Solís||RTD||9 (12), 3:00||Feb 27, 2015||Gloria Sports Arena, Antalya, Turkey||Won vacant WBC Continental Americas heavyweight title|
|44||Loss||39–5||Carlos Takam||UD||12||Jun 6, 2014||Palais des sports Marcel-Cerdan, Levallois-Perret, France||For vacant WBC Silver heavyweight title|
|43||Win||39–4||Odlanier Solís||SD||12||Mar 22, 2014||Atatürk Spor Salonu, Tekirdağ, Turkey||Won vacant WBC International heavyweight title|
|42||Loss||38–4||Kubrat Pulev||UD||12||Aug 24, 2013||Sport- und Kongresshalle, Schwerin, Germany||For IBF International heavyweight title|
|41||Win||38–3||David Price||TKO||5 (12), 1:55||Jul 6, 2013||Echo Arena, Liverpool, England|
|40||Win||37–3||David Price||TKO||2 (12), 2:17||Feb 23, 2013||Echo Arena, Liverpool, England|
|39||Loss||36–3||Wladimir Klitschko||TKO||6 (12), 2:56||Jul 7, 2012||Stade de Suisse Wankdorf, Bern, Switzerland||For WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO, The Ring, and lineal heavyweight titles|
|38||Win||36–2||Maurice Harris||TKO||3 (12), 1:51||May 26, 2011||Events Center, Reno, Nevada, U.S.|
|37||Win||35–2||Paul Marinaccio||TKO||4 (10), 2:02||Nov 20, 2010||Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|36||Win||34–2||Owen Beck||TKO||2 (10), 2:50||Apr 16, 2010||The New Daisy Theatre, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.|
|35||Win||33–2||Chazz Witherspoon||TKO||9 (10), 2:13||Dec 5, 2009||Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|34||Win||32–2||Adnan Serin||TKO||5 (10), 2:55||Mar 21, 2009||Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Germany|
|33||Loss||31–2||Wladimir Klitschko||KO||11 (12), 1:38||Jul 12, 2008||Color Line Arena, Hamburg, Germany||For IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles|
|32||Win||31–1||Cliff Couser||TKO||2 (10), 1:49||Sep 27, 2007||Tachi Palace, Lemoore, California, U.S.|
|31||Win||30–1||Luan Krasniqi||TKO||5 (12), 2:39||Jul 14, 2007||Color Line Arena, Hamburg, Germany||Won WBO Inter-Continental heavyweight title|
|30||Win||29–1||Timur Ibragimov||UD||10||Feb 16, 2007||Playboy Mansion, Beverly Hills, California, U.S.||Retained WBC Continental Americas heavyweight title|
|29||Win||28–1||Dominick Guinn||UD||12||Jun 28, 2006||HP Pavilion, San Jose, California, U.S.||Won vacant WBC Continental Americas heavyweight title|
|28||Win||27–1||Maurice Wheeler||TKO||4 (8), 2:10||Mar 18, 2006||Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|27||Win||26–1||Brandon Cabell||TKO||4 (10), 2:41||Jan 26, 2006||Michael's Eighth Avenue, Glen Burnie, Maryland, U.S.||Won vacant Maryland heavyweight title|
|26||Win||25–1||Willie Perryman||KO||5 (8)||Sep 30, 2005||Cache Creek Casino Resort, Brooks, California, U.S.|
|25||Win||24–1||Vaughn Bean||UD||10||Sep 11, 2004||Casino, Montreal, Quebec Canada|
|24||Win||23–1||Agustin Corpus||TKO||2 (8), 2:04||Jun 19, 2004||City Center Pavilion, Reno, Nevada, U.S.|
|23||Win||22–1||Yanqui Díaz||UD||8||Mar 27, 2004||Caesars Tahoe, Stateline, Nevada, U.S.|
|22||Win||21–1||Joe Lenhart||TKO||1 (4), 2:32||Mar 6, 2004||Turning Stone Casino, Verona, New York, U.S.|
|21||Win||20–1||Onebo Maxime||TKO||2 (6), 1:17||Dec 9, 2003||National Guard Armory, Pikesville, Maryland, U.S.|
|20||Win||19–1||Gilbert Martinez||TKO||6 (10), 2:52||Aug 22, 2003||Las Vegas Hilton, Winchester, Nevada, U.S.|
|19||Win||18–1||James Gaines||TKO||8 (8)||Mar 7, 2003||Memorial Arena, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada|
|18||Win||17–1||Zuri Lawrence||TKO||7 (10), 1:06||Oct 20, 2002||Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, Washington, U.S.|
|17||Win||16–1||Ron Guerrero||UD||5||Aug 31, 2002||Strawberry Field, Bridgehampton, New York, U.S.|
|16||Win||15–1||Frankie Hines||TKO||1||Jul 20, 2002||National Guard Armory, Leesburg, Virginia, U.S.|
|15||Win||14–1||Marion Wilson||UD||6||Feb 2, 2002||Ramada Inn, New Carrollton, Maryland, U.S.|
|14||Win||13–1||Lincoln Luke||TKO||2||Nov 11, 2001||Belterra Casino Resort & Spa, Elizabeth, Indiana, U.S.|
|13||Win||12–1||Jeremiah Johnson||KO||1 (6), 0:32||Jul 8, 2001||Texas Station, North Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.|
|12||Win||11–1||Scott Jones||UD||6||Jun 21, 2001||Michael's Eighth Avenue, Glen Burnie, Maryland, U.S.|
|11||Win||10–1||Chester Hughes||TKO||1 (8), 2:47||May 20, 2001||Belterra Casino Resort & Spa, Elizabeth, Indiana, U.S.|
|10||Win||9–1||James Johnson||DQ||3||Mar 17, 2001||Silver Star Casino, Philadelphia, Mississippi, U.S.|
|9||Win||8–1||Lee Alhassan||TKO||1 (6)||Jan 27, 2001||Bally's Park Place, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|8||Win||7–1||Derek Amos||TKO||5||Oct 19, 2000||Zembo Shrine Building, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|7||Win||6–1||Dana Dunston||KO||3 (6), 2:07||Sep 21, 2000||Michael's Eighth Avenue, Glen Burnie, Maryland, U.S.|
|6||Win||5–1||Eric Kea||TKO||1 (4), 1:44||Aug 26, 2000||Show Place Arena, Upper Marlboro, Maryland, U.S.|
|5||Loss||4–1||Eric Kirkland||UD||6||Jul 7, 2000||Cape Cod Melody Tent, Hyannis, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|4||Win||4–0||Maurice Gray||UD||6||Jun 22, 2000||Michael's Eighth Avenue, Glen Burnie, Maryland, U.S.|
|3||Win||3–0||Scott Jones||UD||4||May 11, 2000||Michael's Eighth Avenue, Glen Burnie, Maryland, U.S.|
|2||Win||2–0||Robert Anderson||UD||4||Mar 1, 2000||Martin's West, Woodlawn, Maryland, U.S.|
|1||Win||1–0||DeShaun Harper||MD||4||Jan 27, 2000||Michael's Eighth Avenue, Glen Burnie, Maryland, U.S.||Professional debut|
- "Tony Thompson Wrecks Owen Beck, Remains In Title Hunt - Boxing News". Boxingscene.com. Retrieved 2017-01-03.
- "Wladimir Klitschko to make 12th title defense in a rematch vs. Tony Thompson". Espn.go.com. 2012-03-27. Retrieved 2017-01-03.
- "Tony Thompson stops David Price via one-punch KO". Espn.go.com. 2013-02-26. Retrieved 2017-01-03.
- "David Price's career in trouble after second defeat to Tony Thompson". The Guardian. July 6, 2013.
|Regional boxing titles|
Title last held byHasim Rahman
|Maryland heavyweight champion
January 26, 2006 – present
Title last held byDonnell Holmes
|WBC Continental Americas heavyweight champion
June 28, 2006 – July 2007
Title next held byChris Arreola
|WBO Inter-Continental heavyweight champion
July 14, 2007 – September 2007
Title next held byAlexander Dimitrenko
Title last held byChris Arreola
|WBC International heavyweight champion
March 22, 2014 – May 2014
Title next held byAlexander Povetkin
Title last held byDeontay Wilder
|WBC Continental Americas heavyweight champion
February 27, 2015 – October 2015
Title next held byDominic Breazeale