Wesley Watson

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Warren Thompson (born September 16, 1962, in Bristol, Tennessee) is a former heavyweight boxer best known for his successful amateur boxing career.

Professional career[edit]

Watson turned pro in 1987 and won his first 10 bouts before stepping up in class and losing to Bernardo Mercado in 1988. After another string of victories he faced Michael Dokes but lost via 3rd-round TKO. In his next fight he was TKO'd by Ray Mercer and retired. He returned to the sport five years later but retired again after two victories.

Amateur career[edit]

Watson became the 1985 National AAU Super Heavyweight Champion (201 lbs. or more), while boxing for U.S. Army.

Professional boxing record[edit]

17 Wins (13 knockouts, 4 decisions), 3 Losses (3 knockouts, 0 decisions)[1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Win 4-12 United States Dwayne Hall TKO 1 16/04/1996 Delaware Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Win 3-11 United States William "Gladiator" Campudani KO 1 19/12/1995 South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Loss 12-0 United States "Merciless" Ray Mercer TKO 5 15/01/1990 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:44 of the fifth round.
Loss 38-2-2 United States Michael "Dynamite" Dokes TKO 3 24/08/1989 New York (state) New York City, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:25 of the third round.
Win -- United States Anthony Green KO 1 12/06/1989 Kentucky Erlanger, Kentucky, United States
Win 0-4 United States Randy Davis KO 2 22/05/1989 Kentucky Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States
Win 3-17 United States James Holly KO 2 13/05/1989 Tennessee Bristol, Tennessee, United States
Win 25-15 United States Danny Sutton PTS 10 24/03/1989 Kentucky Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Win 3-25 United States Larry Givens UD 8 12/11/1988 Tennessee Bristol, Tennessee, United States
Loss 32-4 Colombia Bernardo Mercado TKO 1 13/08/1988 Tennessee Bristol, Tennessee, United States
Win 1-6 United States John "The Salt" Morton PTS 10 23/07/1988 Tennessee Bristol, Tennessee, United States
Win 10-24-1 United States Frankie Hines TKO 1 25/06/1988 Tennessee Bristol, Tennessee, United States
Win 0-1 United States Calvin "Concrete" Jones TKO 2 16/01/1988 Tennessee Bristol, Tennessee, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:27 of the second round.
Win 0-7 United States Jeff Burg TKO 1 28/11/1987 Tennessee Bristol, Tennessee, United States
Win 1-5 United States "Mean" Joe Adams TKO 3 19/11/1987 Oklahoma Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Win 1-0 United States Darryl Rouse TKO 4 29/09/1987 Oklahoma Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Win 4-15-1 United States Wesley Smith PTS 6 19/09/1987 Tennessee Bristol, Tennessee, United States
Win 0-4 United States Ray Sims TKO 2 24/08/1987 Kentucky Louisville, Kentucky, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:57 of the second round.
Win 0-3 United States Mark "The Spark" Green KO 1 11/07/1987 Tennessee Bristol, Tennessee, United States
Win -- Troy Whitehead KO 1 09/05/1987 Tennessee Bristol, Tennessee, United States

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Preceded by
Nathaniel Fitch
United States Amateur Super Heavyweight Champion
1985
Succeeded by
Alex Garcia