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Zuri Lawrence

Zuri Lawrence

American boxer
Zuri Lawrence
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Quick Facts

Intro American boxer
A.K.A. Зури Лоуренс
Is Athlete Boxer
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 22 June 1970, Poughkeepsie, USA
Age: 50 years
Star sign CancerCancer
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Biography

Zuri Lawrence (born June 22, 1970 in Poughkeepsie, New York) is a professional heavyweight boxer best known for scoring a few notable wins over famous boxers but never reaching contender status. He is most well-known for having never scored a knockout win in 44 professional fights.

Career

He stands 6'4" (193 cm) and has a typical fight night weight of between 230 and 240 pounds. His professional record stands at 24 wins (22 by unanimous decision, 1 by disqualification), 14 loses (6 by unanimous decision, 5 by technical knockout, 1 by knockout) and 4 draws with 1 no contest (as of November 1, 2007).

Lawrence has never fought for a major heavyweight title (WBC, WBA, IBF or WBO) but he is an important test for many up-and-coming prospects. Notable losses include a technical knockout loss in 11 (after being down 4 times) to Russian prospect Sultan Ibragimov and being brutally rendered unconscious by Calvin "the Boxing Banker" Brock.

Notable wins include upsetting the comeback trail of Jameel McCline after McCline's second heavyweight title loss and being the first to defeat highly touted Italian Olympic medallist and prospect Paolo Vidoz.

Lawrence is a quick and skilled boxer who is rarely stopped and can give 12 rounds of technical boxing; this combined with his seeming lack of the ability to knock an opponent out (0 knockouts in 40 fights) makes Lawrence a popular opponent amongst matchmakers looking to get some notice for their prospects. Prior to their fight Calvin Brock gave an example of this thinking in an interview with Tiger Boxing: “Zuri Lawrence? Sure. He’s good, but he doesn’t have any power, so I wouldn’t call it a high-risk fight."

In November 2007 Lawrence took on Hasim Rahman on short notice on the Versus Channel. In a close battle in which Versus' viewers had Lawrence leading, he was knocked out by Rahman in the 10th and final round. The scores at the time of stoppage were 86-84 Lawrence, 86-84 and 88-82 Rahman. In a rare feat, Lawrence was knocked out of the ring and onto the arena floor, only to return to the ring prior to the 20 count and continue fighting.

In July 2008 Lawrence won in a huge upset over heavyweight prospect Albert Sosnowski after taking the fight on late notice.

He fought Jason Estrada on September 2, 2009 and which Lawrence was knocked down once in the second and once in the seventh before the referee stopped the fight at 2:33.

Professional boxing record

24 Wins (0 knockouts, 24 decisions), 15 Losses (8 knockouts, 7 decisions), 4 Draws, 1 No Contest [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 24-15-4 (1) Jason Estrada TKO 7 02/09/2009 Syracuse, New York, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:33 of the seventh round.
Win 24-14-4 (1) Albert Sosnowski UD 8 06/08/2008 Brooklyn, New York, United States 80-72, 80-72, 80-72.
Loss 23-14-4 (1) Darrel Madison UD 8 30/05/2008 Monticello, New York, United States New York Heavyweight Title. 75-77, 75-77, 75-77.
Loss 23-13-4 (1) Hasim Rahman TKO 10 15/11/2007 Reading, Pennsylvania, United States NABF Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:20 of the tenth round.
Win 23-12-4 (1) Jermaine Woods UD 8 26/10/2007 Monticello, New York, United States 78-73, 77-74, 78-73. Lawrence was knocked down in the first round.
Win 22-12-4 (1) Jason Bergman UD 4 03/08/2007 Monticello, New York, United States
Win 21-12-4 (1) Harvey Jolly UD 6 29/06/2007 Hartford, Connecticut, United States 59-55, 59-55, 58-56.
Loss 20-12-4 (1) Dominick Guinn TKO 2 02/02/2007 Rochester, New York, United States Referee stopped the fight at 2:59 of the second round after Lawrence was knocked down twice in the round.
Loss 20-11-4 (1) Calvin Brock KO 6 25/02/2006 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Lawrence knocked out at 2:58 of the sixth round.
Win 20-10-4 (1) Jameel McCline UD 10 21/10/2005 Hollywood, Florida, United States 100-90, 97-93, 97-93.
Loss 19-10-4 (1) Sultan Ibragimov TKO 11 22/04/2005 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States WBO Asia Pacific Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the fight at 0:32 of the 11th round.
Win 19-9-4 (1) Demetrice King UD 6 24/08/2004 Poughkeepsie, New York, United States 60-54, 60-54, 60-53.
Loss 18-9-4 (1) Timo Hoffmann UD 12 22/11/2003 Riesa, Sachsen, Germany WBO Intercontinental Heavyweight Title. 109-118, 109-118, 108-119.
Draw 18-8-4 (1) Ray Austin MD 10 15/02/2003 Laughlin, Nevada, United States 94-96, 95-95, 95-95.
Loss 18-8-3 (1) Tony Thompson TKO 7 20/10/2002 Tacoma, Washington, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:06 of the seventh round.
Win 18-7-3 (1) Paolo Vidoz UD 8 17/08/2002 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States 77-75, 77-75, 77-75.
Win 17-7-3 (1) David Vedder UD 6 25/05/2002 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 59-55, 58-56, 58-56.
Win 16-7-3 (1) Louis Monaco UD 6 04/05/2001 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
Win 15-7-3 (1) King Ipitan DQ 9 24/08/2000 Worley, Idaho, United States Ipitan was disqualified for repeated low blows.
Win 14-7-3 (1) Anthony Moore PTS 8 29/04/2000 St John's, Antigua and Barbuda, United States
Win 13-7-3 (1) Mike Sedillo UD 10 06/04/2000 Worley, Idaho, United States 96-94, 97-94, 98-93.
Loss 12-7-3 (1) David Bostice UD 10 02/03/2000 Rosemont, Illinois, United States
Loss 12-6-3 (1) Brian Nix UD 8 07/10/1999 Mount Pleasant, Michigan, United States
Win 12-5-3 (1) Darroll Wilson UD 10 02/09/1999 Saratoga Springs, New York, United States 100-89, 99-91, 99-91.
Win 11-5-3 (1) Brian Watson DQ 6 09/07/1999 Hyannis, Massachusetts, United States Watson was disqualified after tackling Lawrence out of the ring.
Win 10-5-3 (1) Domingo Monroe PTS 4 15/05/1999 Leominster, Massachusetts, United States
Win 9-5-3 (1) Juan Quintana PTS 4 27/02/1999 Leominster, Massachusetts, United States
Win 8-5-3 (1) Derek Williams PTS 6 02/10/1998 Wroclaw, Poland
Loss 7-5-3 (1) Furkat Tursunov PTS 8 25/09/1998 Poznan, Poland
Loss 7-4-3 (1) Willie Williams PTS 6 22/11/1997 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 7-3-3 (1) Greg Pickrom TKO 5 11/09/1997 Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States
Win 7-2-3 (1) Craig Tomlinson UD 6 12/06/1997 Woodlawn, Maryland, United States 59-55, 59-55, 59-56.
Win 6-2-3 (1) Josh Imardiyi PTS 6 30/03/1997 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
Win 5-2-3 (1) Exum Speight PTS 6 07/07/1996 Springfield, Virginia, United States
Win 4-2-3 (1) Rashid Latif UD 4 28/06/1996 Somerset, New Jersey, United States
Win 3-2-3 (1) Dean Storey PTS 6 31/03/1996 Portland, Maine, United States
Win 2-2-3 (1) Mike Whitfield UD 6 08/11/1995 Baltimore, Maryland, United States 60-54, 60-54, 59-55.
Loss 1-2-3 (1) Rodney Price PTS 4 22/09/1995 West Orange, New Jersey, United States
Draw 1-1-3 (1) Derrick Lampkins PTS 4 18/08/1995 Middletown, New York, United States
Win 1-1-2 (1) Georgy Peskov UD 4 02/06/1995 Latham, New York, United States
Draw 0-1-2 (1) Garth Hedger PTS 4 05/05/1995 Schenectady, New York, United States
NC 0-1-1 (1) Domingo Monroe NC 2 28/01/1995 Warwick, Rhode Island, United States
Loss 0-1-1 Kasson Saxton TKO 1 28/07/1994 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Draw 0-0-1 Maurice Harris PTS 4 21/06/1994 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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