Michael Nunn

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==Amateur Career==
 
==Amateur Career==
*Amateur record of 168-8
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*Amateur record: 168-8
*Lost a 4-1 decision to [[Virgil Hill]] at the 1984 [[Olympics|Olympic]] Trials in Fort Worth, Texas. Nunn then defeated Hill by a 5-0 decision in the first Box-Off in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the third and deciding bout, Hill scored a first-round knockdown on his way to a 5-0 decision win. Hill went on to win the Olympic Silver Medal at 165 lbs.
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* 1982 Iowa Golden Gloves Champion at 147 pounds
* 1982 Iowa Golden Gloves Champion 147 pounds
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* 1983 Iowa Golden Gloves Champion at 156 pounds
* 1983 Iowa Golden Gloves Champion 156 pounds
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* 1984 Iowa Golden Gloves Champion at 165 pounds
* 1984 Iowa Golden Gloves Champion 165 pounds
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*Lost a 4-1 decision to [[Virgil Hill]] at the 1984 [[Olympics|Olympic]] Trials in Fort Worth, Texas. Nunn then defeated Hill by a 5-0 decision in the first Box-Off in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the third and deciding bout, Hill scored a first-round knockdown on his way to a 5-0 decision win. Hill went on to win the Olympic Silver Medal at 165 pounds.
 
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==Professional Career==
 
==Professional Career==
*California State Middleweight Champion
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*Defeated [[Alex Ramos]] by a twelve-round unanimous decision to win the California State Middleweight Championship in November 1986.
*[[NABF]] Middleweight Champion
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*Defeated [[Darnell Knox]] by a fourth-round knockout to win the [[NABF]] Middleweight Championship in October 1987.
*[[IBF]] Middleweight Champion
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*Defeated [[Frank Tate]] by a ninth-round knockout to win the [[IBF]] Middleweight Championship in July 1988.
*[[NABF]] Super Middleweight Champion
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*Defeated [[Sumbu Kalambay]] by a first-round knockout in March 1989 in [[Ring Magazine Knockout of the Year|The Ring Magazine Knockout of the Year]].
*[[WBA]] Super Middleweight Champion
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*After five successful title defenses, lost the IBF Middleweight Championship to [[James Toney]] by an eleventh-round knockout in May 1991.
*[[NABO]] Super Middleweight Champion
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*Defeated [[Randall Yonker]] by a tenth-round knockout to win the [[NABF]] Super Middleweight Championship in November 1991.
*[[NABF]] Light Heavyweight Champion
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*Defeated [[Victor Cordoba]] by a twelve-round split decision to win the [[WBA]] Super Middleweight Championship in September 1992.
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*After four successful title defenses, lost the WBA Super Middleweight Championship by a twelve-round split decision to [[Steve Little]] in February 1994.
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*Lost a twelve-round unanimous decision to [[Frankie Liles]] for the WBA Super Middleweight Championship in November 1994.
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*Defeated [[John Scully]] by a twelve-round unanimous decision to win the [[NABO]] Super Middleweight Championship in December 1995.
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*Defeated [[Rudy Nix]] by a second-round knockout to win the [[NABF]] Light Heavyweight Championship in January 1997.
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*Lost a twelve-round split decision to [[Graciano Rocchigiani]] for the vacant [[WBC]] Light Heavyweight Championship in March 1998.
  
 
==Awards==
 
==Awards==
*Recipient of [[Ring Magazine Defunct Awards|''The Ring'' Progress of the Year Award]] for 1988.
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*Recipient of [[Ring Magazine Defunct Awards|The Ring Magazine Progress of the Year Award]] for 1988.
 
*[[KO Magazine]] Fighter of the Year for 1988.
 
*[[KO Magazine]] Fighter of the Year for 1988.
 
==Prison==
 
==Prison==
 
*In January 2004, Nunn was sentenced to more than 24 years in prison for buying two pounds of cocaine from an undercover agent in August 2002. He pleaded guilty to one charge of conspiracy to distribute cocaine. During sentencing hearings, witnesses testified about Nunn's drug activity dating as far back as 1993.  
 
*In January 2004, Nunn was sentenced to more than 24 years in prison for buying two pounds of cocaine from an undercover agent in August 2002. He pleaded guilty to one charge of conspiracy to distribute cocaine. During sentencing hearings, witnesses testified about Nunn's drug activity dating as far back as 1993.  
*At the [[WBC]]'s 45th annual convention, held at Manila, Philippines in November of 2007, it was announced that "a plan to help two weight world champion Michael Nunn, who is incarcerated and in desperate need of help, will be studied and presented."  
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*In November 2007, at the [[WBC]]'s 45th annual convention in Manila, Philippines, it was announced that "a plan to help two weight world champion Michael Nunn, who is incarcerated and in desperate need of help, will be studied and presented."  
 
*[http://www.secondsout.com/USA/news.cfm?ccs=229&cs=19968 Interview from prison]
 
*[http://www.secondsout.com/USA/news.cfm?ccs=229&cs=19968 Interview from prison]
  

Revision as of 01:09, 24 February 2013

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Name: Michael Nunn
Alias: Second To
Birth Name: Michael John Nunn
Born: 1963-04-14
Birthplace: Davenport, Iowa, USA
Nationality: US American
Hometown: Davenport, Iowa, USA
Stance: Southpaw
Height: 6′ 1″   /   185cm
Reach: 77″   /   196cm
Boxing Record: click

Michael Nunn Photo Gallery


Contents

Amateur Career

  • Amateur record: 168-8
  • 1982 Iowa Golden Gloves Champion at 147 pounds
  • 1983 Iowa Golden Gloves Champion at 156 pounds
  • 1984 Iowa Golden Gloves Champion at 165 pounds
  • Lost a 4-1 decision to Virgil Hill at the 1984 Olympic Trials in Fort Worth, Texas. Nunn then defeated Hill by a 5-0 decision in the first Box-Off in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the third and deciding bout, Hill scored a first-round knockdown on his way to a 5-0 decision win. Hill went on to win the Olympic Silver Medal at 165 pounds.

Professional Career

  • Defeated Alex Ramos by a twelve-round unanimous decision to win the California State Middleweight Championship in November 1986.
  • Defeated Darnell Knox by a fourth-round knockout to win the NABF Middleweight Championship in October 1987.
  • Defeated Frank Tate by a ninth-round knockout to win the IBF Middleweight Championship in July 1988.
  • Defeated Sumbu Kalambay by a first-round knockout in March 1989 in The Ring Magazine Knockout of the Year.
  • After five successful title defenses, lost the IBF Middleweight Championship to James Toney by an eleventh-round knockout in May 1991.
  • Defeated Randall Yonker by a tenth-round knockout to win the NABF Super Middleweight Championship in November 1991.
  • Defeated Victor Cordoba by a twelve-round split decision to win the WBA Super Middleweight Championship in September 1992.
  • After four successful title defenses, lost the WBA Super Middleweight Championship by a twelve-round split decision to Steve Little in February 1994.
  • Lost a twelve-round unanimous decision to Frankie Liles for the WBA Super Middleweight Championship in November 1994.
  • Defeated John Scully by a twelve-round unanimous decision to win the NABO Super Middleweight Championship in December 1995.
  • Defeated Rudy Nix by a second-round knockout to win the NABF Light Heavyweight Championship in January 1997.
  • Lost a twelve-round split decision to Graciano Rocchigiani for the vacant WBC Light Heavyweight Championship in March 1998.

Awards

Prison

  • In January 2004, Nunn was sentenced to more than 24 years in prison for buying two pounds of cocaine from an undercover agent in August 2002. He pleaded guilty to one charge of conspiracy to distribute cocaine. During sentencing hearings, witnesses testified about Nunn's drug activity dating as far back as 1993.
  • In November 2007, at the WBC's 45th annual convention in Manila, Philippines, it was announced that "a plan to help two weight world champion Michael Nunn, who is incarcerated and in desperate need of help, will be studied and presented."
  • Interview from prison


Preceded by:
Frank Tate
IBF Middleweight Champion
1988 Jul 28 – 1991 May 10
Succeeded by:
James Toney
Preceded by:
Victor Cordoba
WBA Super Middleweight Champion
1992 Sep 12 – 1994 Feb 26
Succeeded by:
Steve Little


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