Verno Phillips

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Verno Phillips
Statistics
Real name Verno Jeremias Phillips
Rated at
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Reach 69 in (175 cm)
Nationality Belizean
Born (1969-11-29) November 29, 1969 (age 47)
Belize City, Belize
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) is a Belizean former professional boxer who competed from 1988 to 2008. He is a three-time junior middleweight world champion, having held the WBO title from 1993 to 1995, and the IBF title twice in 2004 and 2008.

Professional career[edit]

Phillips turned professional 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 donkingtv.com 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]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
55 fights 42 wins 11 losses
By knockout 21 2
By decision 20 9
By disqualification 1 0
Draws 1
No contests 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
55 Loss 42–11–1 (1) Paul Williams TKO 8 (12), 3:00 Nov 29, 2008 Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, California, U.S. For vacant WBO interim light middleweight title
54 Win 42–10–1 (1) Cory Spinks SD 12 Mar 27, 2008 Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. Won IBF light middleweight title
53 Win 41–10–1 (1) Eduardo Sanchez UD 10 Feb 16, 2007 Wynn Las Vegas, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
52 Win 40–10–1 (1) Teddy Reid TKO 12 (12), 2:04 Aug 9, 2006 Foxwoods Resort Casino, Ledyard, Connecticut, U.S. Won vacant TAB middleweight title
51 Win 39–10–1 (1) Juan Carlos Candelo UD 10 Apr 5, 2006 New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
50 Loss 38–10–1 (1) Ike Quartey UD 10 Jun 18, 2005 FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
49 Loss 38–9–1 (1) Kassim Ouma UD 12 Oct 2, 2004 Caesars Palace, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Lost IBF light middleweight title
48 Win 38–8–1 (1) Carlos Bojorquez RTD 6 (12), 3:00 Jun 5, 2004 Leggett & Platt Athletic Center, Joplin, Missouri, U.S. Won vacant IBF light middleweight title
47 Win 37–8–1 (1) Julio Garcia TKO 1 (12), 2:59 Mar 5, 2004 Pala Casino, Pala, California, U.S.
46 Win 36–8–1 (1) Michael Lerma UD 10 Sep 5, 2003 Stardust Resort and Casino, Winchester, Nevada, U.S.
45 Win 35–8–1 (1) Bronco McKart UD 10 Apr 25, 2003 Thunderbird Wild West Casino, Norman, Oklahoma, U.S.
44 Win 34–8–1 (1) Jose Flores UD 10 Dec 6, 2002 Gund Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
43 Win 33–8–1 (1) Tony Badea TKO 4 (10), 3:00 Jul 19, 2002 Yakama Legends Casino, Toppenish, Washington, U.S.
42 Win 32–8–1 (1) Christian Lloyd Joseph TKO 5 (12) Mar 29, 2002 Denver Coliseum, Denver, Colorado, U.S. Won vacant NBA light middleweight title
41 Loss 31–8–1 (1) Kassim Ouma UD 10 Sep 7, 2001 Magic Casino, Hankinson, North Dakota, U.S.
40 Win 31–7–1 (1) Vincent Moses KO 5 (8) Jun 30, 2000 Denver Coliseum, Denver, Colorado, U.S.
39 Win 30–7–1 (1) Julian Jackson KO 9 (12), 2:01 Jan 23, 1998 Grand Casino, Tunica, Mississippi, U.S. Retained WBU light middleweight title
38 Win 29–7–1 (1) Godfrey Nyakana TKO 11 (12), 2:11 Aug 29, 1997 City Center, Saratoga Springs, New York, U.S. Retained WBU light middleweight title
37 Win 28–7–1 (1) Gianfranco Rosi MD 12 May 21, 1997 Moat House Hotel, Liverpool, England Won vacant WBU light middleweight title
36 Win 27–7–1 (1) Darryl Ruffin UD 8 Mar 14, 1997 Pepsi Arena, Albany, New York, U.S.
35 Loss 26–7–1 (1) Silvio Branco UD 12 Feb 13, 1997 Palazzetto dello Sport, Civitavecchia, Italy For WBU middleweight title
34 Win 26–6–1 (1) Juan Italo Meza UD 10 Oct 4, 1996 Salta, Argentina
33 Loss 25–6–1 (1) Peter Venancio UD 10 Jun 25, 1996 Community War Memorial, Rochester, New York, U.S.
32 Loss 25–5–1 (1) Paul Jones MD 12 Nov 22, 1995 Hillsborough Leisure Centre, Sheffield, England Lost WBO light middleweight title
31 NC 25–4–1 (1) Gianfranco Rosi UD 12 May 17, 1995 PalaEvangelisti, Perugia, Italy Lost WBO light middleweight title, later reinstated as champion;
Originally a UD win for Rosi, later ruled an NC after he failed a drug test
30 Win 25–4–1 Santos Cardona SD 12 Feb 3, 1995 Fernwood Resort, Bushkill, Pennsylvania, U.S. Retained WBO light middleweight title
29 Win 24–4–1 Santos Cardona UD 12 Nov 9, 1994 Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. Retained WBO light middleweight title
28 Win 23–4–1 Jaime Llanes TKO 7 (12), 2:46 Jul 25, 1994 Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California, U.S. Retained WBO light middleweight title
27 Win 22–4–1 Lupe Aquino TKO 7 (12), 0:57 Oct 30, 1993 America West Arena, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S. Won vacant WBO light middleweight title
26 Win 21–4–1 Rafael Williams TKO 5 (10), 0:20 May 28, 1993 New York City, New York, U.S. Won New York light middleweight title
25 Win 20–4–1 Michael Ward UD 10 Dec 23, 1992 Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York, U.S.
24 Win 19–4–1 Ricardo Raul Nunez KO 6 (10) May 22, 1992 Salta, Argentina
23 Win 18–4–1 Jose Luis Saldivia KO 2 (10) Apr 24, 1992 Salta, Argentina
22 Win 17–4–1 Mario Alberto Gaston Chavez TKO 6 (10) Jan 24, 1992 Vedia, Argentina
21 Win 16–4–1 Victor Hugo Marino KO 7 (10) Dec 7, 1991 Estadio FAB, Buenos Aires, Argentina
20 Win 15–4–1 Francisco Bernabe Bobadilla KO 2 (10) Aug 16, 1991 Salta, Argentina
19 Win 14–4–1 Daniel Omar Dominguez PTS 10 Jul 21, 1991 Buenos Aires, Argentina
18 Win 13–4–1 Julio César Vásquez DQ 6 (10) Jun 14, 1991 Mar del Plata, Argentina
17 Draw 12–4–1 Ramon Anibal Jara PTS 10 May 24, 1991 Salta, Argentina
16 Win 12–4 Marcelo Domingo Di Croce TKO 8 (10) Nov 23, 1990 National Technological University Stadium, Santa Fe, Argentina
15 Win 11–4 Hector Hugo Vilte KO 4 (10) Nov 16, 1990 Salta, Argentina
14 Win 10–4 Floyd Peavy TKO 5 (10), 1:55 Sep 6, 1990 Frear Park, Troy, New York, U.S.
13 Win 9–4 Simon Rengifo UD 8 Jun 28, 1990 Albany, New York, U.S.
12 Loss 8–4 Kenny Gould UD 6 Apr 29, 1990 Broadway by the Bay Theater, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
11 Win 8–3 Curtis Summit UD 10 Feb 12, 1990 Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York, U.S.
10 Loss 7–3 Larry Barnes UD 8 Jan 3, 1990 Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York, U.S.
9 Win 7–2 Clarence White UD 6 Aug 8, 1989 Bally's Park Place, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
8 Win 6–2 Jose Nieves TKO 3 Jun 24, 1989 Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
7 Win 5–2 Anthony Rorie PTS 4 Mar 17, 1989 Sheraton Hotel, Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
6 Loss 4–2 Carl Sullivan UD 8 Sep 29, 1988 Caesars Boardwalk Regency, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
5 Loss 4–1 Carl Sullivan TKO 5 Jul 30, 1988 Broadway by the Bay Theater, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
4 Win 4–0 Bill Robinson TKO 3 May 17, 1988 Sands, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
3 Win 3–0 Chris Royal PTS 4 Mar 30, 1988 Saratoga Springs, New York, U.S.
2 Win 2–0 Anthony Rorie PTS 4 Feb 5, 1988 Civic Center, Glens Falls, New York, U.S.
1 Win 1–0 Manuel Braga Opher UD 4 Jan 23, 1988 Broadway by the Bay Theater, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S. Professional debut

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Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
Preceded by
Rafael Williams
New York light middleweight champion
May 28, 1993 – October 1993
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Frank Houghtaling
Vacant
Title last held by
Emmett Linton
WBU light middleweight champion
May 21, 1997 – December 1998
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Rashid Matumla
New title TBA middleweight champion
August 9, 2006 – March 2008
Vacated
Title discontinued
World boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
John David Jackson
WBO junior middleweight champion
October 30, 1993 – November 22, 1996
Succeeded by
Paul Jones
Vacant
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
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Cory Spinks