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Eric Esch

W L D
77 10 4
58 KOs 2 KOs
last 6


bouts 91
rounds 261
KOs 64%
 
global ID 14536
US ID039558
birth nameEric Scott Esch
aliasButterbean
born 1966-08-03
debut1994-10-15 / age 28
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 11½″   /   182cm
reach
78″   /   198cm
residence
Jasper, Alabama, USA
birth place
Bay City, Michigan, USA

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
2013-06-29
426½Kirk Lawton2511 1 0
Entertainment Centre, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
LRTD2/4
 L 
RTD
2/4
  
time: 3:00   referee: Charlie Lucas   judges: John Cauchi 18-20, Ian Batty 18-20, Justin Kennedy 18-20
Shoulder complaint
2012-01-13
365Curt Allan211½7 1 1
Horseshoe Casino, Elizabeth, Indiana, USA
LUD4/4
 L 
UD
4/4
  
referee: Blake Allen   judges: Nathan Palmer 36-40, Russ Withers 36-40, Eric Burris 37-39
2009-10-03
405Harry Funmaker26017 17 0
US Cellular Arena , Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
LSD4/4
 L 
SD
4/4
  
referee: Jeff Nass   judges: Mike Fitzgerald 39-37, Dick Hannum 37-39, Bob Lynch 36-40
2007-03-09
417½Joe Siciliano313½4 3 0
Palladium, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
W TKO2/4
 W  
TKO
2/4
  
time: 1:10   referee: John Zablocki
2006-12-16
380Joaquin Garcia2194 2 0
Dow Event Center, Saginaw, Michigan, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
time: 0:48   referee: Sean Curtin   judges: Eugene AceyRon CunninghamTim Drwenche
2006-09-23
385Ed White27011 12 0
Belterra Casino & Resort, Belterra, Indiana, USA
W TKO1/4
 W  
TKO
1/4
  
time: 1:46   referee: Bill Paige   judges: Blake AllenGary MerrittRuss Withers
Bout stopped at the advice of doctor due to injury to White's left shoulder.
2006-03-24
375Daniel White20510 0 0
Wing's Stadium, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
W UD4/4
 W  
UD
4/4
  
referee: Sean Curtinjudges: Joe HiekkilaMike Fitzgerald
scores:40-38, 39-38 & 40 36
2005-11-18
385¾Baden Oui2384 3 0
Sports Complex, Carrara, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
LMD4/4
 L 
MD
4/4
  
referee: Derek Milham   judges: Cyril Cairns 37-39, Adrian Cairns 38-39, Chris Daley 38-38
2005-10-15
384½George Linberger255½28 8 1
Chaparral Club, Akron, Ohio, USA
LSD4/4
 L 
SD
4/4
  
judges: Harry Arroyo 39-37, Eugene Glenn 37-39, Jim Price 37-39
NABC Super Heavyweight Title
2005-08-20
370Kenny Craven23626 16 0
Capital Gym, Beijing, China
LUD4/4
 L 
UD
4/4
  
referee: Frank Garza   judges: Gary Merritt 37-39, Pat Russell 37-39, Steve Smoger 37-39
2005-08-09
370Rick Zufall2326 5 0
Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, California, USA
W KO3/4
 W  
KO
3/4
  
time: 2:39   referee: Pat Russell
2005-05-14
385Kenny Craven23425 15 0
Mississippi Coliseum, Jackson, Mississippi, USA
LMD4/4
 L 
MD
4/4
  
referee: Fred Steinwinder III   judges: Richard HandyGerald AdamsJamie Arrington 37-39
Scores 40-36, 39-37, 38-38.
2005-02-12
375Kenny Craven23625 14 0
Magnolia Center, Laurel, Mississippi, USA
W TKO3/4
 W  
TKO
3/4
  
time: 1:23   referee: Randy Phillips   judges: Larry IngleJeff HortonLewis Johnson
2004-11-20
375Brian McIntyre6 8 0
Mid America Center, Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA
W UD4/4
 W  
UD
4/4
  
2004-09-24
391Ritchie Goosehead278½7 16 1
Convention Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
W MD4/4
 W  
MD
4/4
  
referee: Bill Turner   judges: Robert Tapper 40-36, Dan Vandal 39-38, Dan Roche 38-38
2004-07-22
365Salvador Farnetti3113 5 3
HP Pavilion, San Jose, California, USA
W TKO1/4
 W  
TKO
1/4
  
time: 0:50   referee: Marcos Rosales
2004-05-15
360Marcelo Aravena2226 24 1
4 Bears Casino & Lodge, New Town, North Dakota, USA
W SD4/4
 W  
SD
4/4
  
judges: Mark FoxKenny LysonRick Saul
2004-05-08
360Rodney Phillips1987 17 0
Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA
W KO2/4
 W  
KO
2/4
  
time: 1:49   referee: Paul Sita   judges: Keith HughesRobert WilliamsDavid Taranto
2003-06-13
325Troy Roberts2298 9 0
Chinook Winds Casino, Lincoln City, Oregon, USA
W TKO1/4
 W  
TKO
1/4
  
2003-03-28
350Lewis Gilbert2208 11 0
Alario Center, Westwego, Louisiana, USA
DSD4/4
 D 
SD
4/4
  
 39-37 37-39 38-38
2002-07-27
334Larry Holmes25468 6 0
Scope Arena, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Chris Wollesen   judges: Vaughn LaPrade 92-97, Phil Kornberg 91-98, Peggy McCuen 93-96
Butterbean was credited with a dubious knockdown in the final seconds of round ten.
2002-02-02
351Craig Wolfley258debut
Grand Casino, Gulfport, Mississippi, USA
W KO4/4
 W  
KO
4/4
  
2001-12-12
350Kevin Tallon2159 8 0
Caesar's Casino, Elizabeth, Indiana, USA
W UD4/4
 W  
UD
4/4
  
judges: Blake AllenGary MerrittPaula Duffy
2001-08-19
373Billy Zumbrun2235 3 1
Stateline Casino, West Wendover, Utah, USA
LMD4/4
 L 
MD
4/4
  
referee: Chet Fullmer   judges: Larry Fullmer 38-38, David Butterfield 37-39, Randy Hoyt 36-40
2001-06-16
363Shane Woollas2679 16 2
Conference Centre, Wembley, London, United Kingdom
W TKO1/4
 W  
TKO
1/4
  
time: 2:38   referee: Dave Parris
2001-04-19
350Tyrone Muex2205 10 3
Grand Casino, Tunica, Mississippi, USA
W TKO2/8
 W  
TKO
2/8
  
time: 2:49
2000-11-17
350Abdul Muhaymin25920 18 0
Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA
DPTS4/4
 D 
PTS
4/4
  
 38-38 38-38 37-39
2000-11-03
330Harry Funmaker25814 14 0
Ho-Chunk Casino, Baraboo, Wisconsin, USA
W UD4/4
 W  
UD
4/4
  
judge: Mike Fitzgerald
2000-09-15
341Marcus Rhode25824 17 0
Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado, USA
W KO3/4
 W  
KO
3/4
  
time: 2:06
2000-07-28
334Dan Kosmicki22517 22 1
Selland Arena, Fresno, California, USA
W TKO2/4
 W  
TKO
2/4
  
time: 2:40
2000-06-17
333Kerry Biles2662 1 0
Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
W KO2/4
 W  
KO
2/4
  
time: 2:52   referee: Raul Caiz Sr   judges: Jose CobianLarry RozadillaJon Schorle
2000-05-19
346Bill Johnson2116 2 1
Playboy Mansion, Beverly Hills, California, USA
W KO2/4
 W  
KO
2/4
  
time: 2:49   referee: Marty Denkin
2000-05-05
341Dan Kosmicki23217 21 1
Convention Center, Tucson, Arizona, USA
W TKO4/4
 W  
TKO
4/4
  
time: 0:52
2000-03-04
330George Linberger26318 4 1
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W TKO1/4
 W  
TKO
1/4
  
time: 0:19   referee: Jay Nady   judges: C.J. RossDalby ShirleyDoug Tucker
IBA Super Heavyweight Title
2000-02-17
347Kevin Tallon2176 6 0
Coeur d'Alene Casino, Worley, Idaho, USA
W UD4/4
 W  
UD
4/4
  
referee: Tom Katsilometes   judges: Mike Green 40-36, Ray Kerwick 40-36, Daniel Vassar 40-36
1999-12-10
333Tim Ray23013 13 2
Grand Casino, Tunica, Mississippi, USA
W UD4/4
 W  
UD
4/4
  
 40-34 40-34 40-35
1999-11-23
328Allen Smith21120 15 3
Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois, USA
W TKO2/4
 W  
TKO
2/4
  
time: 2:16   referee: Genaro Rodriguez
1999-11-11
337Melvin Lumzy2422 3 0
Grand Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA
W KO3/4
 W  
KO
3/4
  
time: 1:00
1999-10-21
336George Chamberlain2505 1 0
Hilton Hotel, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W TKO3/4
 W  
TKO
3/4
  
time: 1:25   referee: Malik Waleed
1999-09-18
320Kenny Craven210½12 5 0
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W TKO2/4
 W  
TKO
2/4
  
time: 1:55   referee: Jay Nady   judges: Carol CastellanoAl LefkowitzArt Lurie
IBA Super Heavyweight Title
1999-08-06
328Jason Farley2585 2 1
State Fairgrounds, Columbus, Ohio, USA
DPTS4/4
 D 
PTS
4/4
  
referee: Bernie Profato   judges: Gary Merritt 38-38, Harold Lederman 38-38, Julie Lederman 38-38
1999-07-31
319Tim Burgoon2123 3 0
Plaza de Toros, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
W KO2/4
 W  
KO
2/4
  
IBA Super Heavyweight Title
1999-06-26
311Peter McNeeley21245 4 0
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W TKO1/4
 W  
TKO
1/4
  
time: 2:59   referee: Jay Nady   judges: Bill GrahamJerry RothGlenn Trowbridge
1999-06-11
323Russell Chasteen2828 0 0
Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas, USA
W UD4/4
 W  
UD
4/4
  
referee: Jerry McKenzie   judges: Ray Hawkins 39-37, Jack Woodruff 39-37, Jim Cole 39-37
1999-05-27
325Jason Hurley2573 2 1
Gold Strike Casino, Tunica, Mississippi, USA
W TKO2/4
 W  
TKO
2/4
  
time: 2:16
1999-04-16
312Roy Bedwell21814 49 1
Catfish Bend Casino, Burlington, Iowa, USA
W UD4/4
 W  
UD
4/4
  
referee: Ron Stander   judges: Larry MullensDon O'NeillGeorge Hockensmith
1999-04-02
302Kevin Tallon2095 3 0
Convention Center, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
W TKO3/4
 W  
TKO
3/4
  
time: 2:50   referee: Laurence Cole
1999-02-13
316Patrick Graham2315 3 1
Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W TKO3/4
 W  
TKO
3/4
  
time: 0:46   referee: Jay Nady   judges: Duane FordAl SicilianoPaul Smith
IBA Super Heavyweight Title
1998-09-18
323Troy Roberts2318 6 0
Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W TKO3/4
 W  
TKO
3/4
  
1998-08-25
339Tim Pollard2266 4 2
Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
time: 1:37   referee: Rudy Battle
1998-03-23
312Billy Eaton20912 2 2
Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut, USA
W KO3/4
 W  
KO
3/4
  
time: 2:38   referee: Matt Mullaney   judges: Glenn FeldmanWilliam HuttGeorge Smith
~ Eaton knocked down once in round 2, twice in round 3 ~
1998-02-28
330Warrant Williamsdebut
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
1998-01-16
326Harry Funmaker297¾9 9 0
Bank of America Center, Boise, Idaho, USA
W UD4/4
 W  
UD
4/4
  
referee: Jerry Armstrong   judges: Jack Woods 40-36, Mike Vestal 39-37, Mark Snow 40-37
IBA Super Heavyweight Title
1997-12-06
329Doug Phillips2196 1 0
Caesars Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W UD4/4
 W  
UD
4/4
  
referee: Tony Orlando   judges: Debra Barnes 40-36, Hilton Whitaker III 39-37, Ed Leahy 40-36
1997-10-30
334Ken Woods1 9 0
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W TKO4/4
 W  
TKO
4/4
  
1997-09-13
317Billy Eaton2118 1 1
Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
DMD4/4
 D 
MD
4/4
  
referee: Joe Cortez 37-39judge: Duane Ford 38-38 38-38
Eaton floored the 'Bean in the 1st round
1997-08-13
339Enrique Ruiz219½1 1 1
Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort, Chester, West Virginia, USA
W DQ4/4
 W  
DQ
4/4
  
1997-07-09
339¼Scott Lindecker1938 8 1
Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, Washington, USA
W KO4/4
 W  
KO
4/4
  
time: 1:20   judges: Glen HamadaTom McDonoughBarry Druxman
1997-06-15
331Jason Farley2654 0 1
Grand Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA
W TKO4/4
 W  
TKO
4/4
  
1997-04-17
320Bill Duncan34013 9 1
Adam’s Mark Hotel, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
W KO2/4
 W  
KO
2/4
  
Duncan is suspended indefinitely by the Oklahoma Boxing Commission for taking an apparent dive
1997-04-12
320Ed White2554 1 0
Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W TKO2/4
 W  
TKO
2/4
  
time: 1:14   referee: Joe Cortez   judges: Richard HouckArt LuriePaul Smith
IBA Super Heavyweight Title
1997-04-02
325Sean Jegen2056 3 0
Station Casino, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
W TKO3/4
 W  
TKO
3/4
  
time: 1:33   judges: Bill EvansMike PutnamL.P. Lane
1997-03-22
333¼Ken Woods2101 7 0
Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
W KO2/4
 W  
KO
2/4
  
time: 1:29
1997-02-12
320Nick Phillips2352 1 1
Madison Square Garden Theater, New York, New York, USA
W UD4/4
 W  
UD
4/4
  
judges: Robert GilsonEva ShainSteve Weisfeld
1997-01-18
322Curt Allan2235 0 1
Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W TKO3/4
 W  
TKO
3/4
  
time: 2:56   referee: Jay Nady
1996-12-06
322Sean Jegen2016 2 0
Lawlor Events Center, Reno, Nevada, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
time: 2:47   judges: Herb SantosBill GrahamArt Lurie
1996-07-10
316William Harris2382 4 0
Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, California, USA
W TKO4/4
 W  
TKO
4/4
  
1996-06-07
303George Clarke2384 1 0
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
time: 1:54   referee: Toby Gibson
1996-05-14
313Jonathan Whitfield1951 6 0
Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut, USA
W TKO4/4
 W  
TKO
4/4
  
time: 1:44   referee: Mike Ortega
1996-04-30
322Richard Davis2272 2 0
San Antonio, Texas, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
time: 1:10   referee: Ruben Carrion   judges: Gale E. Van HoyRoy OvalleSteve Jaramillo
1996-04-22
313Jack Ramsey2800 6 0
Prairie Meadows Casino, Altoona, Iowa, USA
W TKO1/4
 W  
TKO
1/4
  
time: 1:28
Ramsey down 3 times.
1996-03-19
306James Baker2011 6 0
Spruce Goose, Long Beach, California, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
time: 0:18   referee: Chuck Hassett
Baker admits to taking a dive in this fight, which lasted 18 seconds
1996-03-13
309Billy McDonalddebut
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
time: 2:16
1996-02-25
310Joe Wiggins1991 3 0
Arizona Charlie's, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W TKO4/4
 W  
TKO
4/4
  
time: 1:03   referee: Jay Nady   judges: Dalby ShirleyDalby ShirleyBill Bellegia
1996-01-25
315Tim Ray2154 2 0
Casino Magic, Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi, USA
W TKO2/4
 W  
TKO
2/4
  
1995-12-15
300Mitchell Rose2361 7 1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LTKO2/4
 L 
TKO
2/4
  
time: 0:48   referee: Joe Santarpia
1995-12-01
300Louis Monaco2011 0 0
Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
time: 1:58   referee: Lou Filippo
Monaco down three times
1995-10-25
315Pat Jackson2731 1 0
Pontchartrain Center, Kenner, Louisiana, USA
W RTD3/4
 W  
RTD
3/4
  
time: 3:00   referee: Terry Wood
1995-09-29
306Kenneth Myers2183 6 1
Buffalo Bill's, Stateline, Nevada, USA
W MD4/4
 W  
MD
4/4
  
referee: Jay Nady   judges: Bill Graham 38-38, C.J. Ross 39-37, Glenn Trowbridge 40-36
1995-09-16
315Anthony Hunt0 2 0
Chillicothe, Ohio, USA
W TKO2/4
 W  
TKO
2/4
  
1995-09-09
310Adam Sutton2214 3 0
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W MD4/4
 W  
MD
4/4
  
referee: Toby Gibson   judges: Richard Houck 40-37, Davey Pearl 39-38, Glenn Trowbridge 38-38
1995-08-15
317Paul Springer273debut
Arizona Charlie's, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
time: 0:47   referee: Toby Gibson
1995-07-28
305Doug Norris2150 3 0
Casino Magic, Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi, USA
W KO2/4
 W  
KO
2/4
  
time: 1:19   referee: Elmo Adolph
1995-06-18
312Rogelio Ramirezdebut
Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
1995-04-21
310James Robinson2260 5 0
Lansing, Michigan, USA
W TKO2/4
 W  
TKO
2/4
  
1995-04-15
280Jerry Michelson240debut
Owensboro, Kentucky, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
1995-03-24
330Alvin Ellis0 3 0
Detroit, Michigan, USA
W TKO1/4
 W  
TKO
1/4
  
1995-03-11
330Juan Ramon Perez1 15 1
Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
W UD4/4
 W  
UD
4/4
  
referee: Neffie Quintana   judges: Rocky Burke 39-36, Dan Sisneros 39-36, Roger Smith 39-36
This was the only Professional boxing match of the night. The rest of the event was the New Mexico Toughman Contest.
1995-03-01
318Ed Barry2421 2 0
Saginaw, Michigan, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1994-11-30
313Doug Norris0 2 0
Imperial Ballroom, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W RTD3/6
 W  
RTD
3/6
  
1994-10-15
Tim Daniels2 1 1
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
Pro debut for Esch
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Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
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