Travis Simms

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Travis Simms
Real name Travis Simms
Nickname(s) Tremendous
Weight(s) Light Middleweight
Nationality United States
Born (1971-05-01) 1 May 1971 (age 46)
Norwalk, Connecticut
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 28
Wins 27
Wins by KO 24
Losses 1
Draws 0
No contests 0

Travis Simms (born 1 May 1971) is a professional American boxer in the super welterweight (154 lb) division.


Simms is a native of the South Norwalk section of Norwalk, Connecticut. His childhood street bears his name "Travis Simms Way". He is currently a member of the Norwalk Common Council. His identical twin brother, Tarvis Simms, is also a fighter.

Pro career[edit]

Simms, nicknamed "Tremendous", turned pro late at the age of 26, after a stellar amateur career. Although he held the title twice, he was still undefeated until his 26th bout. He first won it in 2003, but was stripped of the belt in May 2005 because he filed a lawsuit against the WBA Organization (in November 2004) for not enforcing his mandatory contract that he received from the organization when he won the regular world title from Alejandro Garcia 2 December 2003.[1] Simms made a request to enforce his mandate or strip the Super champion Ronald "Winky" Wright.

As the result of an out-of-court settlement in the summer of 2006, the WBA reinstated Simms as "Champion in Recess" in August 2006 while maintaining the full champion status of reigning champion Jose Antonio Rivera.[2] On 6 January 2007, Simms won a nine-round knockout victory against Jose Antonio "El Gallo" Rivera in a championship bout in Hollywood, Florida.

On 7 July 2007, Simms lost his title in a controversial Decision to Joachim Alcine, of Montreal, Quebec (Canada) in the Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Connecticut

Later in life[edit]

Police arrested Simms on August 19, 2012 after he refused to leave a large disturbance involving the widow of his adopted brother. He was found not guilty on all charges on December 4, 2014.[3] Also, on Monday October 20, 2014 Simms was arrested after reporting a gun stolen out of his Range Rover. He informed police that the handgun was loaded with 12 rounds of ammunition which is a violation of Connecticut law which limits magazine capacity to 10 rounds. [4]

Preceded by
Alejandro Garcia
WBA Light Middleweight Champion
13 December 2003 – May 2005
Regular title until 20 March 2005
Succeeded by
Alejandro Garcia
Interim champ promoted
New title WBA Light Middleweight Champion
Champion in Recess

August, 2006 – 6 January 2007
Preceded by
Jose Antonio Rivera
WBA Light Middleweight Champion
6 January 2007 – 7 July 2007
Succeeded by
Joachim Alcine

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