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'''Managers''': [[Joe West]] and [[Roland Jankelson]]<br>
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'''Trainer''': [[Angelo Dundee]]
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Pinklon became the [[IBO]]'s first Heavyweight Champion
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*Turned professional after just three amateur fights.
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*Fought a ten-round draw with [[Gerrie Coetzee]], the [[WBA]]'s #1 heavyweight contender and future champion, in 1983.
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*Defeated [[Tim Witherspoon]] by a twelve-round majority decision to win the [[WBC]] Heavyweight Championship in 1984.
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*Defended the title with an eighth-round knockout of [[Mike Weaver]] in 1985.
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*Suffered his first defeat and lost the title in a big upset to [[Trevor Berbick]] by a twelve-round unanimous decision in 1986.
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*Knocked out in six rounds by [[Mike Tyson]] in 1987 in an attempt to win the WBA/WBC Heavyweight Championship.
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*Defeated [[Craig Payne]] by a twelve-round split decision to become the first [[IBO]] Heavyweight Champion in 1992.
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*Inducted into the [[Florida Boxing Hall of Fame]] in 2009.
  
 
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Revision as of 20:58, 3 April 2013

Pinklon Thomas

Name: Pinklon Thomas
Alias: Pink
Born: 1958-02-10
Birthplace: Pontiac, Michigan, USA
Hometown: Pontiac, Michigan, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 6′ 3″   /   191cm
Reach: 77″   /   196cm
Boxing Record: click

Managers: Joe West and Roland Jankelson
Trainer: Angelo Dundee

Pinklon Thomas Gallery

  • Turned professional after just three amateur fights.
  • Fought a ten-round draw with Gerrie Coetzee, the WBA's #1 heavyweight contender and future champion, in 1983.
  • Defeated Tim Witherspoon by a twelve-round majority decision to win the WBC Heavyweight Championship in 1984.
  • Defended the title with an eighth-round knockout of Mike Weaver in 1985.
  • Suffered his first defeat and lost the title in a big upset to Trevor Berbick by a twelve-round unanimous decision in 1986.
  • Knocked out in six rounds by Mike Tyson in 1987 in an attempt to win the WBA/WBC Heavyweight Championship.
  • Defeated Craig Payne by a twelve-round split decision to become the first IBO Heavyweight Champion in 1992.
  • Inducted into the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame in 2009.


Preceded by:
Tim Witherspoon
WBC Heavyweight Champion
1984 Aug 31 – 1986 Mar 22
Succeeded by:
Trevor Berbick
Preceded by:
Inaugural Champion
IBO Heavyweight Champion
1992 Nov 14 – 1993 Jan 29
Vacated
Succeeded by:
Lionel Butler