Revision as of 17:18, 27 June 2008 by Jm47130
Name: Chris Byrd
Alias: Rapid Fire
Birth Name: Chris Cornelius Byrd
Birthplace: Flint, Michigan, USA
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Height: 6′ 1½″ / 187cm
Reach: 74″ / 188cm
Boxing Record: click
- 275 wins as an amateur
- 1988 Olympic Trials: Lost to eventual United States representative Todd Foster in the quarterfinals of the Light Welterweight competition
- 1989 United States Amateur Light Welterweight Champion
- 1990 Goodwill Games in Seattle, WA: Lost to Torsten Schmitz (East Germany) in the quarterfinals of the Light Middleweight competition
- 1991 United States Amateur Middleweight Champion
- 1991 World Championships: Lost to Ramon Garbey (Cuba) in Middleweight competition
- 1992 United States Amateur Middleweight Champion
- 1992 Middleweight Gold Medalist at Canada Cup. Results:
- 1992 Olympic Trials Middleweight winner in Worcester, MA. Results:
- 1992 Olympic Box-Off Middleweight winner in Phoenix, AZ. Results:
- Mike DeMoss, won on points
- 1992 Middleweight Silver Medalist at the Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. Results:
- Younger brother of fellow pro boxers Patrick Byrd and Tim Byrd.
- Older sister Tracy Byrd is also a World Champion.
- Cousin of Lamon Brewster.
- For his last fight, Byrd lost 40 pounds to campaign as a light heavyweight. Looking gaunt at 174 lbs, Byrd was knocked out in the ninth round and announced his retirement.
| WBO Heavyweight Champion
2000 Apr 1 – 2000 Oct 14
| IBF Heavyweight Champion
2002 Dec 14 – 2006 Apr 22