Name: Mike Weaver
Birth Name: Michael Dwayne Weaver
Birthplace: Gatesville, Texas, USA
Hometown: Chino, California, USA
Height: 6′ 1″ / 185cm
Reach: 78″ / 198cm
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- Weaver started boxing when he was in the United States Marine Corps from 1968-1971. He was encouraged to start boxing after he knocked out the Camp Lejeune heavyweight champion in a fight over which song to play on a jukebox. Weaver won the All-Marine title and the All-Services title before going on to the national Golden Gloves and AAU tournaments and the Pan Am Trials.
- Ken Norton gave Weaver the nickname "Hercules" when Weaver was working as a sparring partner for Norton.
- Weaver's professional career got off to a slow start. He lost 3 of his first 4 fights and was 6-6 after 12 fights.
- In January 1979, Weaver knocked out Stan Ward to win the USBA heavyweight title.
- Weaver fought Larry Holmes for the WBC heavyweight title in June 1979 and gave Holmes a very tough fight before being stopped in the 12th round.
- Behind on points, Weaver knocked out John Tate in the 15th round to win the WBA heavyweight title in March 1979.
- Weaver made his first title defense in October 1980 against Gerrie Coetzee in South Africa. In a very tough fight, Weaver retained the title with a 13th round knockout.
- Weaver had a tentative agreement to meet Gerry Cooney in October 1981, but the WBA said Weaver had to fight James "Quick" Tillis next or be stripped of the title. Cooney was ranked #1 by the WBA and Tillis was ranked #3, but the organization said Tillis was the highest ranked contender when Weaver was due for a mandatory defense in March 1981. Weaver defeated Tillis by a fifteen round unanimous decision.
- Weaver was scheduled to fight Randall (Tex) Cobb several times in 1982, but the fight never happened because of injuries to both Weaver and Cobb.
- Michael Dokes took the title from Weaver with a controversial first round TKO in December 1982. They had a rematch in May 1983, and Dokes retained the title with a fifteen round draw.
- Weaver fought Pinklon Thomas for the WBC heavyweight title in June 1985 and was knocked out in the 8th round.
- Weaver's last fight was in November 2000, At the age of 49, Weaver fought a rematch with 51-year-old Larry Holmes and was knocked out in the 6th round.
- Weaver is the older brother of "the fighting Weaver triplets," fellow boxers Troy Weaver, Lloyd Weaver, and Floyd Weaver.
| WBA Heavyweight Champion
1980 Mar 31 – 1982 Dec 10