Verno Phillips

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Verno Phillips
Real name Verno Jeremias Phillips
Rated at Light Middleweight
Height 5 ft 7.5 in (1.71 m)
Nationality Belizean
Born (1969-11-29) November 29, 1969 (age 45)
Belize, City
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 55
Wins 42
Wins by KO 21
Losses 11
Draws 1
No contests 1

Verno Jeremias Phillips (born November 29, 1969 in Belize City), is a professional boxer in the Light Middleweight division.


Phillips turned pro in 1988 and captured the Vacant WBO Light Middleweight Title in 1993 with a win over Lupe Aquino. He defended the title four times before losing a decision to the gifted Paul "Silky" Jones of England many people say this and the loss to Paul William's were philips only true defeat.In 2004 Phillips captured the Vacant IBF Light Middleweight Title by beating Carlos Bojorquez via a TKO, but lost the belt in his next fight to Kassim Ouma. He lost his next bout to Ike Quartey, but in 2006 has rallied with wins over Juan Carlos Candelo and Teddy Reid, televised by ESPN. On March 27, 2008, Phillips beat Cory Spinks by disputed split decision to regain the IBF Light Middleweight Title. The announcer for had scored the bout 119-110 for Spinks.

Philips signed to fight the young Paul Williams on November 29, 2008 on HBO for the vacant WBO Interim Light Middleweight Title, vacating his IBF title in the process.[1] Phillips ended up losing the bout the after his cornerman, Trevor Wittman, stopped the fight at the end of the eighth round, resulting in only the second loss via TKO in his career. [2]

Title last held by
John David Jackson
WBO Junior Middleweight Champion
October 30, 1993 – November 22, 1996
Succeeded by
Paul Jones
Title last held by
Winky Wright
IBF Junior Middleweight Champion
June 5, 2004 – October 2, 2004
Succeeded by
Kassim Ouma
Preceded by
Cory Spinks
IBF Junior Middleweight Champion
March 27, 2008 – November 19, 2008
Title next held by
Cory Spinks

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