Mike McCallum

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Mike McCallum (2006)
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Name: Mike McCallum
Alias: Bodysnatcher
Born: 1956-12-07
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
Hometown: New York, New York, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 5′ 11½″   /   182cm
Reach: 74½″   /   189cm
Boxing Record: click

Trainer: George Benton

Amateur Achievements

Claimed an amateur record of 240-10

  • 1974 competed as a Welterweight in the 1974 World Championships in Havana, lost on points to Clint Jackson of the United States.
  • 1976 Represented Jamaica as a Welterweight at 1976 Montreal Olympic Games. Results were:
  • 1977 National AAU (USA) welterweight champion. McCallum defeated Roger Leonard of the Air Force in the final. McCallum defeated Marlon Starling in semifinals.
  • 1977 National Golden Gloves welterweight champion
  • 1978 welterweight Gold Medalist at Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, Canada.
  • 1979 National Golden (USA) Gloves welterweight champion, beating Doug DeWitt and Robbie Sims.
  • 1979 2nd place as a Welterweight at Pan-American Games in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Results were:
  • 1979 National Golden Gloves welterweight champion
  • 1980 Lost to Alex Ramos in New York Golden Gloves.

McCallum's WBA middleweight belt was vacated after he refused to pay the sanction fees for a fight against James Toney to unify the title. The WBA threatened to strip him of his belt for not paying the fees for the fight, so McCallum gave the belt back.

McCallum, in his post-boxing career, trains boxers.

Preceded by:
Roberto Duran
WBA Light Middleweight Champion
1984 Oct 19 – 1987
Succeeded by:
Julian Jackson
Preceded by:
Sumbu Kalambay
WBA Middleweight Champion
1989 May 10 – 1991
Succeeded by:
Reggie Johnson
Preceded by:
Jeff Harding
WBC Light Heavyweight Champion
1994 Jul 23 – 1995 Jun 16
Succeeded by:
Fabrice Tiozzo