Adolpho Washington

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Adolpho Washington
Statistics
NationalityAmerican
Born7 September 1967
Lexington, Kentucky
Boxing record
Total fights43
Wins31
Wins by KO17
Losses9
Draws2
No contests1

Adolpho Washington (born 7 September 1967 in Lexington, Kentucky) is a retired professional boxer best known to hold the IBF Cruiser title for one fight. He had little power but a "steel" chin, and was never knocked out as a pro (but stopped once by James Toney).

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Career

Washington turned pro in 1989 at light-heavy and in 1990 lost a decision to a fighter named K.Casimier with a 2-6-1 record. Later he beat hard-punching fringe contender Drake Thadzi on points. 1993 came his first crack at a title, taking on WBA Light Heavyweight Title holder Virgil Hill. Washington was caught in a bizarre incident in which he was unable to continue after being cut by bumping his head against a TV camera in the 11th round. [1] Washington was clearly losing the fight, and lost a technical decision.

Cruiserweight

The following year and one weight class higher, he beat an out-of ashape Iran Barkley on cuts and took on WBC Cruiserweight Title holder Anaclet Wamba, but failed to gain the title in a draw. One year later, he scored a rare KO over hard-punching contender Izegwire and took on Orlin Norris for the WBA Cruiserweight Title and again came up short by a razor-thin decision. In 1996 he was able to win a title, upsetting undefeated former Olympic Gold medalist Torsten May for the vacant IBF Cruiserweight Title. He equally surprisingly lost the title to puncher Uriah Grant in his next bout, and never fought for a major title again.

He never looked good after that losing to Norris and May in rematches. In 1999 he took on James Toney, the only man to stop him inside the distance, after Washington was bleeding excessively from his nose. [2] 2001 he lost to Vassily Jirov and retired.

Professional boxing record

31 Wins (17 knockouts, 14 decisions), 9 Losses (1 knockout, 8 decisions), 2 Draws, 1 No Contest [3]
ResultRecordOpponentTypeRoundDateLocationNotes
Win20-16-2 Flag of the United States.svg Mike PeakUD1028/09/2001 Flag of Kentucky.svg Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Loss28-0 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Vassiliy Jirov UD1020/07/2001 Flag of Ohio.svg Canton, Ohio, United States 90-99, 89-100, 89-100.
Win7-28-3 Flag of the United States.svg Bradley RoneUD819/04/2001 Flag of Kentucky.svg Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Win16-39 Flag of the United States.svg Tim KnightUD801/03/2001 Flag of Kentucky.svg Lexington, Kentucky, United States
No Contest49-4 Flag of the United States.svg Dicky RyanND810/02/2000 Flag of Iowa.svg Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
Win20-5 Flag of the United States.svg Paul PhillipsTKO329/10/1999 Flag of Indiana.svg LaPorte, Indiana, United States
Loss56-4-2 Flag of the United States.svg James Toney TKO1030/07/1999 Flag of Connecticut.svg Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:52 of the tenth round.
Loss18-2 Flag of Germany.svg Torsten May TD905/06/1999 Flag of Germany.svg Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany IBF Intercontinental Cruiserweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:26 of the ninth round due to cuts caused by an accidental headbut. 73-79, 74-78, 74-77.
Win33-12 Flag of the United States.svg Art JimmersonTKO327/11/1998 Flag of Indiana.svg Gary, Indiana, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:33 of the third round.
Loss47-5 Flag of the United States.svg Orlin Norris UD1222/05/1998 Flag of Michigan.svg Monroe, Michigan, United States IBA World Super Cruiserweight Title.
Loss27-4-1 Flag of the United States.svg Arthur Williams UD1206/01/1998 Flag of Mississippi.svg Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi, United States
Loss25-12 Flag of Jamaica.svg Uriah Grant MD1221/06/1997 Flag of Florida.svg Tampa, Florida, United States Lost IBF cruiserweight title
Win15-0 Flag of Germany.svg Torsten May UD1231/08/1996 Flag of Spain.svg Palma de Mallorca, Islas Baleares, Spain Won vacant IBF cruiserweight title
Win9-5 Flag of the United States.svg Artis PendergrassUD1010/02/1996 Flag of Nevada.svg Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 99-91, 98-92, 99-92.
Loss42-3 Flag of the United States.svg Orlin Norris UD1217/03/1995 Flag of Massachusetts.svg Worcester, Massachusetts, United States For WBA cruiserweight title
Win16-0 Flag of Nigeria.svg David Izeqwire TKO805/11/1994 Flag of Nevada.svg Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Won IBO cruiserweight title
Draw43-2 Flag of France.svg Anaclet Wamba PTS1214/07/1994 Flag of Monaco.svg Monte Carlo, Monaco For WBC cruiserweight title
Win20-7-3 Flag of the United States.svg Dale Jackson PTS1224/02/1994 Flag of Texas.svg Austin, Texas, United States
Win31-8 Flag of the United States.svg Iran Barkley TKO620/10/1993 Flag of Mississippi.svg Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi, United States
Win4-3 Flag of the United States.svg Tim Noble PTS817/07/1993 Flag of Tennessee.svg Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Win19-0 Flag of the United States.svg Vaughn HooksSD1015/05/1993 Flag of New Jersey.svg Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss33-1 Flag of the United States.svg Virgil Hill TD1120/02/1993 Flag of North Dakota.svg Fargo, North Dakota, United States For WBA light heavyweight title
Win23-5-1 Flag of Malawi.svg Drake Thadzi UD1016/01/1993 Flag of Texas.svg San Antonio, Texas, United States
Win-- Flag of the United States.svg Mike BrooksTKO129/08/1992 Flag of Virginia.svg Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
Win0-1 Flag of the United States.svg Richard MincyTKO107/08/1992 Flag of Kentucky.svg Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Win0-1 Flag of the United States.svg Tony BrownKO126/10/1991 Flag of Indiana.svg Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Win--Dana TaylorKO119/10/1991 Flag of West Virginia.svg Beaver Lake, West Virginia, United States
Win4-0 Flag of the United States.svg Anthony WillisPTS608/10/1991 Flag of Missouri.svg St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Win5-7-1 Flag of the United States.svg Kevin CasimierUD1002/10/1991 Flag of Kentucky.svg Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Loss4-6-1 Flag of the United States.svg Kevin CasimierSD1028/11/1990 Flag of Florida.svg Tampa, Florida, United States 95-96, 97-95, 95-96.
Win11-7-1 Flag of the United States.svg Rocky FabrizioTKO109/11/1990 Flag of Florida.svg Hollywood, Florida, United States Referee stopped the bout at 3:03 of the first round.
Win3-0 Flag of the United States.svg Ron MimsUD816/10/1990 Flag of Florida.svg Tampa, Florida, United States
Win7-22 Flag of the United States.svg Rocky BentleyUD628/08/1990 Flag of Florida.svg Tampa, Florida, United States
Win0-1 Flag of the United States.svg Jeff CooperTKO128/07/1990 Flag of Florida.svg Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
Win-- Flag of the United States.svg Nathon JacksonKO210/02/1990 Flag of Louisiana.svg Metairie, Louisiana, United States
Draw4-1-3 Flag of the United States.svg David GravesPTS625/01/1990 Flag of Louisiana.svg New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Win2-1 Flag of the United States.svg Elton DublinKO323/09/1989 Flag of Louisiana.svg Bossier City, Louisiana, United States
Win5-11 Flag of the United States.svg Ron LewisTKO401/08/1989 Flag of Illinois.svg Chicago, Illinois, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:21 of the fourth round.
Win4-8 Flag of the United States.svg David BatesTKO115/07/1989 Flag of New Jersey.svg Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win-- Flag of the United States.svg Rick MayerTKO118/05/1989 Flag of Kentucky.svg Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Win0-2 Flag of the United States.svg Oscar Raglin StricklandKO102/05/1989 Flag of Illinois.svg Chicago, Illinois, United States Strickland knocked out at 1:50 of the first round.
Win0-12 Flag of the United States.svg Jordan KeepersKO207/04/1989 Flag of Ohio.svg Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Win1-0 Flag of the United States.svg Phil ScottUD407/03/1989 Flag of Illinois.svg Chicago, Illinois, United States
Achievements
Preceded by
Alfred Cole
Vacates
IBF Cruiserweight Champion
31 Aug 1996 – 21 June 1997
Succeeded by
Uriah Grant

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