Frank Bruno

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Frank Bruno

Name: Frank Bruno
Born: 1961-11-16
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom
Hometown: Wandsworth, London, United Kingdom
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 6′ 3″   /   191cm
Reach: 82″   /   208cm
Boxing Record: click

Manager: Terry Lawless
Trainer: George Francis
Cut Man: Dennie Mancini

Frank Bruno Gallery

  • Compiled an amateur record of 20-1 and won the ABA Heavyweight Championship in 1980.
  • Won his first 21 professional fights by knockout.
  • Suffered his first loss against future WBA Heavyweight Champion James (Bonecrusher) Smith on May 13, 1984. Smith, behind on points, stopped Bruno in the tenth and final round.
  • Knocked out former WBA Heavyweight Champion Gerrie Coetzee in one round on March 4, 1986.
  • Knocked out in eleven rounds by WBA Heavyweight Champion Tim Witherspoon on July 19, 1986.
  • Knocked out in five rounds by Undisputed World Heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson on February 25, 1989.
  • Knocked out in seven rounds by WBC Heavyweight Champion Lennox Lewis on October 1, 1993.
  • In his fourth attempt at a world title, Bruno defeated Oliver McCall by a twelve-round unanimous decision to win the WBC Heavyweight Championship on September 2, 1995.
  • Lost the WBC Heavyweight Championship to Mike Tyson by a third-round knockout on March 16, 1996.


Preceded by:
Oliver McCall
WBC Heavyweight Champion
1995 Sep 2 – 1996 Mar 16
Succeeded by:
Mike Tyson