Howard Davis Jr.

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Howard Davis Jr. at the 1976 Olympics

Name: Howard Davis Jr
Born: 1956-02-14
Birthplace: Glen Cove, New York, USA
Hometown: New York, New York, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 5′ 8″   /   173cm
Reach: 72½″   /   184cm
Boxing Record: click

Amateur Achievements

Davis vs. Simion Cutov in the 1976 Olympic lightweight final

Professional Career

  • Record: 36 wins, 6 losses, 1 draw, 14 knockouts
  • After winning the Olympics, Davis signed a $1.5 million contract with CBS television.
  • Davis fought for a world title three times. All three title shots were in Olympic years.
    • Lost a fifteen-round unanimous decision to Jim Watt for the WBC Lightweight Title on June 7, 1980.
    • Lost a twelve-round split decision to Edwin Rosario for the WBC Lightweight Title on June 23, 1984.
    • Knocked out in the first round by James (Buddy) McGirt for the IBF Junior Welterweight Title on July 31, 1988.

Post-Boxing Career

  • Davis served as Boxing Director at American Top Team, a mixed martial arts academy in Florida, for eight years. He's now the CEO of Fight Time Promotions, the leader in MMA pro fights in South Florida.

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