Derrick Gainer

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Derrick Gainer
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Real nameDerrick Emory Gainer
Nickname(s)Smoke
Weight(s) Welterweight
Nationality American
Born (1972-08-22) August 22, 1972 (age 48)
Pensacola, Florida
StanceSouthpaw
Boxing record
Total fights51
Wins43
Wins by KO25
Losses7
Draws1

Derrick "Smoke" Gainer (born August 22, 1972, in Pensacola, Florida) is a US born boxer who started out in the featherweight division and now fights in the lightweight division. In 2000, he defeated Freddie Norwood to win the World Boxing Association (WBA) featherweight title and after four defenses lost to Juan Manuel Márquez, who became super champion, via technical decision in 2003. [1] [2] [3] Since his defeat to Marquez, Gainer lost in a challenge to WBA titleholder Chris John via unanimous decision. [4] Gainer is also a colleague and good friend of Roy Jones Jr., and often fought on his under-cards.

His last was a split decision win over Carlos Navarro on the undercard of the Roy Jones-Anthony Hanshaw bout at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum, in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Derrick started a charter high school for at risk kids in 1999 which he named after his late grandmother Dr. Ruby J Gainer. This year Gainer started Fit Nation which is a childhood obesity program with goals to help kids make healthy life style changes. Fit Nation is a non-profit program located in Pensacola, Florida.

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Achievements
Vacant
Title last held by
Freddie Norwood
WBA featherweight champion
September 9, 2000 November 1, 2003
Lost bid for super title
Succeeded by
Chris John
as Regular champion
promoted from interim status
Succeeded by
Juan Manuel Márquez
as Super champion