WBC LT. HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT

BOARDWALK HALL
ATLANCITY CITY, NEW JERSEY
APRIL 28, 2012
THIS WILL BE WBC’S 1, 778 CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE   FIGHT   IN   THE   49 YEAR HISTORY OF THE WBC
 


OSCAR DE LA HOYA & GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS PRESENTS:
BERNARD HOPKINS                                                CHAD DAWSON
 (US)                                                                                                           (US)
WBC CHAMPION                                                        MANDATORY CHALLENGER
DATE OF BIRTH:     MAY 15, 1965                                              DATE OF BIRTH:     JULY 13, 1982
PLACE OF BIRTH:  PHILADELPHIA, PA                                  PLACE OF BIRTH: HARTSVILLE, SC
RESIDES:                  HOCKESSI, DE                                           RESIDES:                  NEW HAVEN, CT.
AGE:                          47                                                                 AGE:                          29             
NICK NAME:            ‘THE EXECUTIONER’                                 NICK NAME:            ‘BAD’
PROF. RECORD:     52-5-2-1 NC, 32 KO’S                                PROF. RECORD:     30-1-0-1NC              , 17 KO’S
GUARD:                    ORTHODOX                                               GUARD:                    SOUTHPAW
TOTAL ROUNDS:    446                                                               TOTAL ROUNDS:    208
TITLE FIGHTS:         28 (21-3-2-2NC)                                          TITLE FIGHTS:         10 (8-1-0-1NC)
TRAINER:    B. FISHER /N. RICHARDSON                                MANAGER:              MIKE CRISCIO                     
PROMOTER: GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS                           PROMOTER:            GARY SHAW
WBC´S LT. HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONS
           
          NAME                                                                                  PERIOD AS CHAMPION
1.          HAROLD JOHNSON (US)                                                1963
2.          WILLIE PASTRANO (US)                                                1963 – 1965
3.          JOSE TORRES (P. RICO)                                                   1965 – 1966
4.          DICK TIGER (NIGERIA)                                                   1966 – 1968
5.          BOB FOSTER (US)                                                             1968 – 1974
6.          JOHN CONTEH (GB)                                                         1974 – 1977
7.          MIGUEL ANGEL CUELLO (ARG)                                   1977 – 1978
8.          MATE PARLOV (YUGOSLAVIA)                                  1978
9.          MARVIN JOHNSON (US)                                                1978 – 1979
10.       MATTHEW SAAD MUHAMMAD (US)                     1979 – 1981
11.       DWIGHT MUHAMMAD QAWI (US)                           1981 – 1983
12.       MICHAEL SPINKS (US)                                                   1983 – 1985
13.       J.B. WILLIAMSON (US)                                                   1985 – 1986
14.       DENNIS ANDRIES (GB)                                                   1986 – 1987
15.       THOMAS HEARNS (US)                                                 1987
16.       DON LALONDE (CAN)                                                    1987 – 1988
17.       RAY LEONARD (US)                                                        1988
18.       DENNIS ANDRIES (GB)                                                   1989 *
19.       JEFF HARDING (AUSTRALIA)                                      1989 – 1990
20.       DENNIS ANDRIES (GB)                                                   1990 – 1991 *
21.       JEFF HARDING (AUSTRALIA)                                      1991 – 1994 *
22.       MIKE MCCALLUM (JAMAICA)                                   1994 – 1995
23.       FABRICE TIOZZO (FRA)                                                 1995 – 1996
24.       ROY JONES (US)                                                                1996 – 1997
25.       MONTELL GRIFFIN (US)                                                 1997
26.       GRACIANO ROCCHIGIANI (GER) (INTERIM)            1998
27.       ROY JONES (US)                                                                1997 – 2003 *
28.       ANTONIO TARVER (US)                                                 2003
29.       ROY JONES (US)                                                                2003 – 2004 *      
30.       ANTONIO TARVER (US)                                                 2004 *
31.       TOMASZ ADAMEK (POLAND)                                    2005 – 2007          
32.       CHAD DAWSON (US)                                                     2007 – 2008                          
33.       ADRIAN DIACONU (ROMANIA/CANADA)             2008 – 2009
34.       JEAN PASCAL (HAITI/CANADA)                               2009 – 2011
35.       CHAD DAWSON (US) INTERIM                                   2009 – 2010 *      
36.       BERNARD HOPKINS (US)                                               2011                      
                                                                                                             REGAINED
GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE LT. HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION IN THE HISTORY OF THE WBC
 
29 WORLD CHAMPIONS RECOGNIZED BY THE WBC
OF WHICH ONLY 4 HAVE REGAINED THEIR TITLE:
 
DENNIS ANDRIES (GB)
JEFF HARDING (AUSTRALIA)
ROY JONES (US)
ANTONIO TARVER (US)
CHAD DAWSON (US)
 
 
112 WORLD TITLE BOUTS HAVE BEEN HELD IN THE HISTORY OF THE WBC.
 
 
THIS IS WILL BE THE 71th. TITLE FIGHT OF WHICH HAVE TAKEN PLACE IN UNITED STATES IN THE WBC HISTORY.
 
 
WORLD LT. HEAVWEIGHT TITLE BOUTS BY COUNTRY IN WBC HISTORY
 
 


                                  USA                                                70
                                  ENGLAND                                     10
                                  CANADA                                       10
                                  AUSTRALIA                                 5
                                  FRANCE                                        4
                                  GERMANY                                    3
                                  TRINIDAD & TOBAGO            2
                                  ITALY                                            2
                                  YUGOSLAVIA                             1
                                  SOUTH AFRICA                          1
                                  ROMANIA                                    1
                                  PUERTO RICO                            1
                                  MONACO                                     1
                                  DENMARK                                    1
                          TOTAL FIGHTS      112
 
 
– IN THIS DIVISION BOB FOSTER (US) HOLDS THE TITLE DEFENSES RECORD WITH 14.


WORLD LT. HEAVWEIGHT TITLE BOUTS BY CITIES IN WBC HISTORY
 
 
 


ATLANTIC CITIY      13
LAS VEGAS                 10
LONDON                      8
NEW YORK                  7
TAMPA                         4
MONTREAL                4
MIAMI                          4
MONTREAL                3
SCRANTON                 2
PORT OF SPAIN        2
NEW ORLEANS         2
LOS ANGELES           2
LEDYARD                    2
INDIANAPOLIS         2
HARTFORD                2
CHICAGO                    2
ALBUQUERQUE       2
W. SPRINGFIELD     1
VANCOUVER             1
TUCSON                       1
SYDNEY                        1
ST. ETIENNE              1
SAN JUAN                    1
SAN DIEGO                 1
SACRAMENTO          1
QUEBEC CITY           1
PORTLAND                 1
PHILADELPHIA       1
PENSACOLA              1
OKLAHOMA               1
OBERHAUSEN          1
MONTECARLO          1
 
 
 
 
MONTECARLO          1
MISSOULA                  1
MELBOURNE            1
MCAFEE                     1
MASHANTUCKET    1
MARSELLA                1
MARSALA                   1
MANCHESTER          1
LYON                             1
LIVERPOILL              1
JOHANNESBURG     1
INGLEWOOD              1
HOMEBUSH               1
HALIFAX                    1
FLUSHING                  1
DUSSELDORF            1
DETROIT                     1
COPENHAGEN          1
BUCHAREST              1
BRISBANE                  1
BISMARCK                 1
BILOXI                         1
BIARRITZ                   1
BERLIN                        1
BELGRADE                1
BALTIMORE              1
ADELAIDE                   1
 
TOTAL FIGHTS: 112
 
 
 
 

 

 
WBC TITLE FIGHTS IN NEW JERSEY STATE IN THE WBC HISTORY
 
 
 
66 WBC BOUTS HAVE BEEN HELD IN ATLANTIC CITY STATE IN THE HISTORY
OF THE WBC
 
THIS WILL BE THE 15th TITLE FIGHT IN LT. HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION IN NEW JERSERY STATE OF THE WBC HISTORY
 
 
14 TITLE FIGHT IN THE LT. HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION HAVE BEEN HELD IN NEW JERSEY STATE IN THE WBC HISTORY.
 
 
BREAKDOWN BY DIVISION:
 
 
LT. HEAVY                           14
WELTER                               9
HEAVY                                  8
MIDDLE                               9
SUPERLIGHT                       6
CRUISER                              4
SUPERBANTAM                  4
LIGHTY                                3
SUPERMIDDLE                   2
SUPERWELTER                   2
FEATHER                             3
SUPERFEATHER                 1
SUPERFLY                            1
 
TOTAL BOUTS        66

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