Name: Pinklon Thomas
Birthplace: Pontiac, Michigan, USA
Hometown: Pontiac, Michigan, USA
Height: 6′ 3″ / 191cm
Reach: 77″ / 196cm
Boxing Record: click
Managers: Joe West and Roland Jankelson
Trainer: Angelo Dundee
- 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.
| WBC Heavyweight Champion
1984 Aug 31 – 1986 Mar 22
| IBO Heavyweight Champion
1992 Nov 14 – 1993 Jan 29