Vince Phillips

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Vince Phillips
Statistics
Real name Vincent Edwards Phillips
Nickname(s) Cool
Rated at
Height 5 ft 7 12 in (171 cm)
Reach 70 in (178 cm)
Nationality American
Born (1963-07-23) July 23, 1963 (age 53)
Pensacola, Florida, U.S.
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 61
Wins 48
Wins by KO 34
Losses 12
Draws 1

Vincent Edwards "Vince" Phillips (born July 23, 1963) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1989 to 2007. He held the IBF junior welterweight title from 1997 to 1999, notably scoring an upset victory against then-undefeated Kostya Tszyu to become champion.

Amateur career[edit]

As an amateur, Phillips won the U.S. National Golden Gloves in 1985, and the U.S. National Championships in 1985 and 1986, all in the lightweight division.

Professional career[edit]

Phillips made his professional debut on February 28, 1989, stopping Octavio Guardado in two rounds. He would win his next 27 fights until losing to Anthony Jones November 18, 1993, due to cuts in the seventh round. On April 12, 1996, Phillips made his first world title challenge by facing WBA welterweight champion Ike Quartey, but was stopped in three rounds. A year later, on May 31, 1997, he scored a major upset by defeating then-unbeaten world champion Kostya Tszyu to win the IBF junior welterweight title,[1] which was named the Upset of the Year by The Ring magazine. Phillips made three successful title defenses throughout 1997 and 1998, until a fifth-round stoppage loss to Terron Millett on February 20, 1999.[2] He would fight for another eight years, albeit never again for a world title, and ended his career with a ten-round unanimous decision loss to Alisultan Nadirbegov on May 6, 2007.[3]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
61 fights 48 wins 12 losses
By knockout 34 4
By decision 14 8
Draws 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
61 Loss 48–12–1 Alisultan Nadirbegov UD 10 May 6, 2007 Arsenal Stadium, Tula, Russia
60 Loss 48–11–1 Jesús Soto Karass RTD 9 (12), 3:00 Jun 2, 2006 Envy Nightclub, Tucson, Arizona, U.S. Lost WBC Continental Americas welterweight title
59 Loss 48–10–1 Jesse Feliciano MD 10 Mar 17, 2006 The Roxy, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
58 Win 48–9–1 Kelson Pinto TD 5 (12), 3:00 Oct 13, 2005 Convention Center, Ontario, California, U.S. Retained WBC Continental Americas welterweight title;
Majority TD
57 Win 47–9–1 Mauro Lucero KO 2 (12), 2:05 Jun 3, 2005 Poliforo Juan Gabriel, Ciudad Juárez, Mexico Won WBC Continental Americas welterweight title
56 Loss 46–9–1 Alex Bunema SD 12 Mar 24, 2005 Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort Hotel, Worley, Idaho, U.S. For WBC Continental Americas super welterweight title
55 Win 46–8–1 Dumont Welliver TD 8 (10), 3:00 Nov 4, 2004 Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort Hotel, Worley, Idaho, U.S. Unanimous TD after Phillips was unable to continue from an accidental head clash
54 Win 45–8–1 Paulino Avitia TKO 5 (8) Jul 23, 2004 Warnors Theatre, Fresno, California, U.S.
53 Loss 44–8–1 Ricky Hatton UD 12 Apr 5, 2003 MEN Arena, Manchester, England For WBU light welterweight title
52 Loss 44–7–1 Sharmba Mitchell MD 10 Nov 9, 2002 Coca-Cola Event Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.
51 Win 44–6–1 Nick Acevedo UD 10 Mar 29, 2002 Paris Las Vegas, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
50 Win 43–6–1 Carlito Brosas TKO 3 (10), 2:19 Nov 3, 2001 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
49 Win 42–6–1 Marlon Haynes TKO 7 (10), 2:12 Jun 23, 2001 Mohegan Sun Arena, Montville, Connecticut, U.S.
48 Loss 41–6–1 Ray Oliveira MD 12 Dec 22, 2000 Foxwoods Resort Casino, Ledyard, Connecticut, U.S. For vacant NABF light welterweight title
47 Win 41–5–1 Pedro Saiz TKO 5 (10), 3:00 Aug 31, 2000 Grand Casino, Tunica, Mississippi, U.S.
46 Draw 40–5–1 Ricky Quiles PTS 12 Apr 29, 2000 Lafayette, Louisiana, U.S. For WBONABO light welterweight title
45 Loss 40–5 Vernon Forrest UD 12 Jan 22, 2000 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. For NABF welterweight title
44 Win 40–4 Angel Beltre KO 3 (10), 1:33 Dec 10, 1999 Grand Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S.
43 Loss 39–4 Terron Millett TKO 5 (12), 1:58 Feb 20, 1999 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S. Lost IBF light welterweight title
42 Win 39–3 Alfonso Sanchez KO 1 (12), 2:30 Mar 14, 1998 Etess Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S. Retained IBF light welterweight title
41 Win 38–3 Freddie Pendleton TKO 10 (12), 0:41 Dec 13, 1997 Ampitheater, Pompano Beach, Florida, U.S. Retained IBF light welterweight title
40 Win 37–3 Micky Ward TKO 3 (12), 2:49 Aug 9, 1997 The Roxy, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. Retained IBF light welterweight title
39 Win 36–3 Kostya Tszyu TKO 10 (12), 1:22 May 31, 1997 Etess Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S. Won IBF light welterweight title
38 Loss 35–3 Romallis Ellis SD 10 Jan 11, 1997 Hynes Convention Center, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
37 Win 35–2 Juan Carlos Rodriguez TKO 5 (10) Oct 28, 1996 Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California, U.S.
36 Win 34–2 Jerry Smith RTD 3 (10), 3:00 Jun 16, 1996 Casino Magic, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, U.S.
35 Loss 33–2 Ike Quartey TKO 3 (12), 2:31 Apr 12, 1996 Atlantis Casino, Sint Maarten, Netherlands Antilles For WBA welterweight title
34 Win 33–1 Mauro Gutierrez KO 3 (10), 1:35 Oct 28, 1995 Caesars Palace, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
33 Win 32–1 Omar Flores TKO 1 (10), 2:19 Sep 25, 1995 Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California, U.S.
32 Win 31–1 Jaime Balboa UD 10 Jul 24, 1995 Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California, U.S.
31 Win 30–1 Rene Francisco Herrera UD 10 May 22, 1995 Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California, U.S.
30 Win 29–1 Jose Flores TKO 4 (10), 2:51 Dec 3, 1994 Caesars Palace, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
29 Loss 28–1 Anthony Jones TKO 7 (10), 1:16 Nov 18, 1993 The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan, U.S.
28 Win 28–0 Walid Underwood UD 8 Sep 24, 1993 Parkers Ballroom, Seattle, Washington, U.S.
27 Win 27–0 Julio Flores TKO 1 (10), 2:50 Jan 16, 1993 Convention Center, Reno, Nevada, U.S.
26 Win 26–0 Juan Soberanes KO 6 (10) Jul 23, 1992 Sports Arena, San Diego, California, U.S.
25 Win 25–0 Tyrone Downes TKO 7 (10), 1:01 Jun 11, 1992 Broadway by the Bay Theater, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
24 Win 24–0 Harold Brazier UD 12 Apr 9, 1992 Bally's Las Vegas, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Won IBF Inter-Continental light welterweight title
23 Win 23–0 Tim Brooks TKO 3 (10) Jan 26, 1992 Adam's Mark Hotel, Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
22 Win 22–0 Jesus Rojas TKO 6 (8), 2:01 Dec 7, 1991 Convention Center, Reno, Nevada, U.S.
21 Win 21–0 David Taylor PTS 10 May 10, 1991 John O'Donnell Stadium, Davenport, Iowa, U.S.
20 Win 20–0 Mike Johnson TKO 5 (10), 1:18 Apr 7, 1991 Bally's Las Vegas, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
19 Win 19–0 Benjie Marquez TKO 4 (8), 2:18 Feb 15, 1991 Caesars Palace, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
18 Win 18–0 Tim Bonds UD 8 Jan 6, 1991 Civic Center, Bismarck, North Dakota, U.S.
17 Win 17–0 Victorio Belcher SD 10 Nov 29, 1990 Horizon Lake Tahoe, Stateline, Nevada, U.S.
16 Win 16–0 Derrick McGuire TKO 2 (8), 1:12 Oct 11, 1990 Bally's Las Vegas, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
15 Win 15–0 William Hernandez TKO 6 (8), 0:32 Jul 27, 1990 Bally's Las Vegas, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
14 Win 14–0 Terry Ford UD 8 Jun 15, 1990 Bally's Las Vegas, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
13 Win 13–0 Martin Quiroz TKO 5 (8), 2:46 May 24, 1990 Bally's Las Vegas, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
12 Win 12–0 Heriberto Ruiz TKO 4 (6), 1:43 Apr 12, 1990 Harrah's Lake Tahoe, Stateline, Nevada, U.S.
11 Win 11–0 Howard Stewart SD 6 Jan 12, 1990 Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
10 Win 10–0 Santos Moreno UD 4 Dec 7, 1989 The Mirage, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
9 Win 9–0 Dwayne Peterson TKO 7 (8), 2:46 Nov 21, 1989 Showboat Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
8 Win 8–0 Jose Luis Nino KO 1 (4), 2:30 Oct 10, 1989 Bally's Las Vegas, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
7 Win 7–0 Jorge Hernandez UD 6 Aug 29, 1989 Showboat Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
6 Win 6–0 Jorge Rivera TKO 5 (6), 1:55 Aug 1, 1989 Showboat Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
5 Win 5–0 John Edwards KO 2 (4), 0:45 Jul 18, 1989 Showboat Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
4 Win 4–0 Jose Luis Gonzalez KO 1 (4), 2:09 Jun 27, 1989 Showboat Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
3 Win 3–0 Ricardo Luna KO 1 (4), 1:08 May 16, 1989 Tyndall Armory, Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
2 Win 2–0 Enrique Ventura KO 1 (4), 0:58 Apr 25, 1989 Showboat Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
1 Win 1–0 Octavio Guardado TKO 2 (4), 1:14 Feb 28, 1989 Showboat Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. Professional debut

References[edit]

  1. ^ Juipe, Dean (January 20, 1998). "Vince Phillips much wiser after clouded past". Las Vegas Sun. Greenspun Media Group. Retrieved January 14, 2017.
  2. ^ Upham, Paul (2006). "Vince Phillips heads to Russia to fight in front of an old foe". SecondsOut Boxing. Retrieved January 14, 2017.
  3. ^ Sukachev, Alexey (August 20, 2011). "Eastern Europe News: Ibragimov, Nadirbegov, and More". BoxingScene. Retrieved January 14, 2017.

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Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
Previous:
Marvin Chambers
U.S. Golden Gloves lightweight champion
1985
Next:
Lavell Finger
Previous:
Victor Levine
U.S. lightweight champion
1985, 1986
Next:
Charles Murray
Regional boxing titles
Preceded by
Harold Brazier
IBF Inter-Continental light welterweight champion
April 9, 1992 – July 1992
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Pedro Padilla Estrada
Preceded by
Mauro Lucero
WBC Continental Americas welterweight champion
March 24, 2005 – June 2, 2006
Succeeded by
Jesús Soto Karass
World boxing titles
Preceded by
Kostya Tszyu
IBF light welterweight champion
May 31, 1997 – 20 February 1999
Succeeded by
Terron Millett
Awards
Previous:
Evander Holyfield
TKO11 Mike Tyson
The Ring Upset of the Year
TKO10 Kostya Tszyu

1997
Next:
Ivan Robinson
SD10 Arturo Gatti
Previous:
Danny Romero
The Ring Comeback of the Year
1997
Next:
Kostya Tszyu