Tyrone Booze

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Tyrone Booze
Rated at Cruiserweight
Nationality American
Born (1959-02-12) February 12, 1959 (age 58)
Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 37
Wins 22
Wins by KO 8
Losses 12
Draws 2
No contests 1

Tyrone Booze (born February 12, 1959) is a former boxer who held the World Boxing Organization cruiserweight championship.

Booze became a professional boxer in 1982 and had mixed success during his early career. He had early losses in the 1980s to Evander Holyfield, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad, Johnny DuPlooy, Bert Cooper, Dwight Braxton (to be known as Dwight Muhammad Qawi), and Henry Tillman. In 1990 he lost to Nate Miller for the North American Boxing Federation cruiserweight title by a unanimous decision.

After winning one fight he then challenged Magne Havnaa in 1991 for the WBO cruiserweight title. He lost a twelve-round split decision. When Havnaa relinquished his title, Booze knocked out Derek Angol on July 25, 1992 at G-Mex Centre, Manchester, England to win the vacant WBO title. He defended the belt once, against Ralf Rocchigiani. On February 13, 1993, Markus Bott defeated Booze by a unanimous decision to take the title.

Booze did not fight for a title again and retired in 1998 after losing to Jesse Ferguson.

On September 19, 2011, Tyrone Booze and Super Bowl XXXVII MVP Dexter Jackson began a new radio show called "All Sports" with Randy Harris on Clearwater, Florida's WTAN AM 1340.[1] The show is also aired on WDCF, WZHR and online on the Talking Sports Network.[2]

Professional boxing record[edit]

22 Wins (8 KOs), 12 Losses (2 KOs), 2 Draws, 1 No Contest [3]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 22-12-2
1 NC
United States Jesse Ferguson UD 10 1998-09-03 Connecticut Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut
Win 22-11-2
1 NC
United States Tony Velasco TKO 5 1997-11-22 Florida Auditorium, Clearwater, Florida
Win 21-11-2
1 NC
United States James Mullins TKO 4 1996-03-23 Tennessee Bristol, Tennessee
Win 20-11-2
1 NC
United States Earl Talley TKO 3 1995-12-09 Alabama Jaycee Fairground Arena, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Win 19-11-2
1 NC
United States Jack Jackson TKO 3 1995-08-12 Georgia (U.S. state) Albany, Georgia
Win 18-11-2
1 NC
United States Marc Machain TKO 5 1994-07-20 North Carolina Raleigh, North Carolina
Loss 17-11-2
1 NC
Germany Markus Bott UD 12 1993-02-13 Germany Sporthalle, Alsterdorf, Hamburg, Germany Lost WBO cruiserweight title.
Win 17-10-2
1 NC
Germany Ralf Rocchigiani UD 12 1992-10-02 Germany Deutschlandhalle, Charlottenburg, Berlin, Germany Retained WBO cruiserweight title.
Win 16-10-2
1 NC
United Kingdom Derek Angol KO 7 1992-07-25 United Kingdom G-Mex Centre, Manchester, England Won vacant WBO cruiserweight title.
Loss 15-10-2
1 NC
Norway Magne Havnå SD 12 1991-02-15 Denmark Randers Hallen, Randers, Denmark For WBO cruiserweight title.
Win 15-9-2
1 NC
United States Ruben Cardona UD 6 1990-07-13 Rhode Island Windjammer Inn, Westerly, Rhode Island
Loss 14-9-2
1 NC
United States Nate Miller UD 12 1990-03-26 New Jersey Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey For NABF cruiserweight title.
Loss 14-8-2
1 NC
United States Dwight Muhammad Qawi PTS 10 1989-02-15 Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Win 14-7-2
1 NC
United States Anthony Witherspoon UD 10 1988-10-20 Pennsylvania Woodhaven Sports Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Win 13-7-2
1 NC
United States Dawud Shaw TKO 2 1988-09-02 Connecticut Marriott Hotel, Wallingford, Connecticut
Win 12-7-2
1 NC
United States Kevin Denson PTS 8 1988-05-30 Connecticut Marriott Hotel, Trumbull, Connecticut
NC 11-7-2
1 NC
United States James Holly NC 1 1988-01-23 West Virginia South Parkersburg High School, Parkersburg, West Virginia
Loss 11-7-2 South Africa Johnny du Plooy KO 2 1987-07-27 South Africa Standard Bank Arena, Johannesburg, South Africa
Loss 11-6-2 United States Henry Tillman UD 10 1986-10-17 Nevada Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
Loss 11-5-2 United States Bert Cooper SD 12 1986-08-26 Nevada Stateline, Nevada For NABF cruiserweight title.
Win 11-4-2 United States Pablo Pizzarro UD 10 1985-10-18 Connecticut Civic Center Coliseum, Hartford, Connecticut
Loss 10-4-2 United States Evander Holyfield UD 8 1985-07-20 Virginia Scope Arena, Norfolk, Virginia
Loss 10-3-2 United States Eddie Mustafa Muhammad UD 10 1985-02-08 New York (state) Felt Forum, New York, New York
Draw 10-2-2 United States Tim Broady PTS 10 1984-11-27 New Jersey Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 10-2-1 United States Demetrius Edwards PTS 10 1984-09-11 Connecticut West Hartford, Connecticut
Win 9-2-1 United States Marcus Jackson UD 12 1984-06-19 Connecticut Agora Ballroom, West Hartford, Connecticut Won New England light-heavyweight title.
Draw 8-2-1 United States Jerry Halstead PTS 8 1984-01-13 Connecticut Civic Center, Hartford, Connecticut
Win 8-2 United States John Tyrell PTS 6 1983-08-09 Connecticut Agora Ballroom, Hartford, Connecticut
Win 7-2 United States Jose Verdejo PTS 6 1983-05-31 Connecticut West Hartford, Connecticut
Loss 6-2 United States Kelvin Kelly SD 4 1983-04-23 Connecticut Civic Center Coliseum, Hartford, Connecticut
Win 6-1 United States Earl McNeill PTS 6 1983-01-07 Connecticut Civic Center Coliseum, Hartford, Connecticut
Win 5-1 United States Victor King UD 4 1982-10-08 Connecticut Civic Center Assembly Hall, Hartford, Connecticut
Win 4-1 United States Juan Quintana TKO 3 1982-09-10 Connecticut Civic Center Coliseum, Hartford, Connecticut
Win 3-1 United States Matt Lawrence PTS 4 1982-08-13 Connecticut Veterans Memorial Coliseum, New Haven, Connecticut
Loss 2-1 United States Muhammad Hakeem TKO 3 1982-07-09 Connecticut Wonderland of Ice, Bridgeport, Connecticut
Win 2-0 United States Robert Folley PTS 6 1982-06-05 Connecticut Civic Center Coliseum, Hartford, Connecticut
Win 1-0 United States Jimmy Allen PTS 4 1982-04-23 Connecticut New Haven, Connecticut Professional debut.


  1. ^ http://tantalk1340.com/index.cfm?PID=4 WTAN-AM 1340 / WDCF-AM 1350 Tampa Bay – Weekday Schedule
  2. ^ http://www.talkingsportswithrandyharris.com Talking Sports with Randy Harris
  3. ^ Boxing record for Tyrone Booze. BoxRec.com.

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Preceded by
Magne Havnaa (vacated)
WBO Cruiserweight Champion
July 25, 1992 – February 13, 1993
Succeeded by
Markus Bott