Robert Hawkins (boxer)

Robert Hawkins (born March 19, 1970 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a journeyman heavyweight boxer who fought many contenders and champions in the 1990s and 2000s

Robert Hawkins
Statistics
Real nameRobert Hawkins
Nickname(s)Big Philly
Weight(s)Heavyweight
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Reach74.5 in (189.2 cm)
Born (1970-03-19) March 19, 1970 (age 50)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights47
Wins23
Wins by KO7
Losses24
Draws0
No contests0

Early lifeEdit

On ESPN's Friday Night Fights telecast on Dec 28, 2007 it was revealed that Hawkins began boxing in a Pennsylvania prison while serving six years for aggravated assault.

BackgroundEdit

Hawkins, known for stepping in for fighters on late notice, turned pro in 1994 and took on future champion Oleg Maskaev in 1995 in his 4th fight and was KO'd in the 4th round. After another loss to prospect Gary Bell, Hawkins went on a 15 fight win streak and ascended to a heavyweight contender, but they lost to Livin Castillo in a close decision in 2004. The following year he lost to Eddie Chambers by decision. After a win over Robert Wiggins, he went on a 5 fight losing streak, losses to Samuel Peter, heavyweight prospect Kevin Johnson, David Tua, Jason Estrada, and Jean Francois Bergeron, all by decision. In the loss to Peter, the fight was delayed for about ten minutes at the close of round four when Panama Lewis, the advisor for Sultan Ibragimov, collapsed in the audience and was taken to the hospital in an ambulance. Hawkins seemed destined for permanent clubfighter status before scoring an upset win over Terry Smith in late 2007. The momentum was lost when he was KO'd in his next bout against Ukrainian contender Vladimir Virchis. Hawkins most recently upset former contender Dominick Guinn on ESPN after taking the fight on 2 weeks notice after Alonzo Butler pulled out. Hawkins has lost his three recent fights to Denis Boytsov, Oleg Maskaev in a rematch and Bermane Stiverne. He went on another losing streak, going 0-7, and announced his retirement in July 2011 after decision loss to Jason Bergman.

Professional boxing recordEdit

23 Wins (7 knockouts, 16 decisions), 20 Losses (4 knockouts, 16 decisions)[1]
Result Opp
Record
Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 34-7   Fres Oquendo RTD 7 18/08/2012   Hammond, Indiana, United States Hawkins did not come out for the eighth round.
Loss 23-0-1   Francesco Pianeta PTS 8 21/10/2011   Frankfurt, Brandenburg, Germany 72-80.
Loss 15-9-2   Jason Bergman SD 6 28/07/2011   Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States 56-58, 55-58, 58-56.
Loss 4-0   Erkan Teper PTS 6 01/04/2011   Lichtenberg, Berlin, Germany
Loss 14-0   Manuel "Diamond Boy" Charr RTD 5 19/11/2010   Wandsbek, Hamburg, Germany Hawkins could not answer the bell for round six.
Loss 22-14-2   Maurice "Mo Bettah" Harris UD 8 15/04/2010   New York City, United States 72-80, 72-80, 72-80.
Loss 25-2   Ondrej Pala UD 8 23/01/2010   Cuxhaven, Niedersachsen, Germany 74-78, 75-78, 74-78.
Loss 16-1   Bermane "B-Ware" Stiverne UD 8 14/02/2009   Sunrise, Florida, United States 78-72, 77-73, 77-73.
Loss 34-6   Oleg "Big O" Maskayev UD 10 06/09/2008   Moscow, Russia 92-100, 90-100, 90-100.
Loss 20-0   Denis Boytsov UD 8 26/04/2008   Dresden, Sachsen, Germany 74-79, 72-80, 73-79.
Win 28-5-1   Dominick "Southern Disaster" Guinn UD 10 28/12/2007   Richmond, British Columbia, Canada 97-93, 99-91, 100-90.
Loss 23-1   Volodymyr "The Hunter" Vyrchys KO 5 17/11/2007   Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany Hawkins knocked out at 0:40 of the fifth round.
Win 30-3-1   Terry Smith UD 6 29/09/2007   Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States 60-54, 59-55, 58-56.
Loss 26-0   Jean Francois Bergeron UD 10 15/06/2007   Montreal, Quebec, Canada NABA Heavyweight Title. 91-99, 91-99, 93-97.
Loss 8-1   Jason "Big Six" Estrada UD 6 11/05/2007   Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States 55-59, 54-60, 54-60.
Loss 46-3-1   David "Tuaman" Tua UD 10 22/02/2007   New York City, United States 91-99, 94-96, 94-96.
Loss 8-0-1   Kevin "Kingpin" Johnson UD 8 31/03/2006   Uncasville, Connecticut, United States 73-79, 72-80, 72-80.
Loss 24-1   Samuel "Nigerian Nightmare" Peter UD 10 15/12/2005   Hollywood, Florida, United States NABA Heavyweight Title. 91-98, 90-99, 90-99.
Win 20-5-1   Robert Wiggins UD 10 26/10/2005   New York City, United States 98-91, 98-91, 98-91.
Loss 23-0   "Fast" Eddie Chambers UD 12 09/09/2005   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States IBU World/Pennsylvania Heavyweight Titles. 112-115, 112-115, 112-115.
Win 13-4-1   Kendrick "The Apostle" Releford SD 10 16/06/2005   Coconut Creek, Florida, United States 97-93, 96-94, 94-96.
Win 16-0   John Poore TKO 5 24/03/2005   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States IBU World Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 0:45 of the fifth round.
Loss 12-3   Livin Castillo MD 6 28/08/2004   Asbury Park, New Jersey, United States 54-59, 54-59, 57-57.
Win 25-14   Gary Winmon TKO 2 23/07/2004   Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:08 of the second round.
Win 18-5-2   Najee Shaheed UD 6 25/06/2004   Whippany, New Jersey, United States 60-54, 60-54, 60-54.
Win 25-1   Boris Powell UD 10 31/03/1998   Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi, United States 96-94, 96-94, 95-94.
Win 15-0   Gary Bell TKO 10 04/11/1997   Tunica, Mississippi, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:25 of the tenth round.
Win 2-4   Ramon Hayes TKO 6 05/10/1997   Fort Hood, Texas, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:10 of the sixth round.
Win 9-22-3   Marion "The Creep" Wilson UD 10 20/07/1997   Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 21-4-1   Melvin "Top Gun" Foster TKO 10 20/05/1997   Lyndhurst, New Jersey, United States
Win 17-3   Thomas Williams UD 8 07/01/1997   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 7-1   Terry Porter PTS 6 29/10/1996   Tunica, Mississippi, United States
Win 7-18-1   Doug Davis UD 6 22/08/1996   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 2-3   Earl Clark PTS 6 09/07/1996   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 2-1   Ronnie Smith PTS 6 15/06/1996   Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi, United States
Win 1-0 Terrell Brown UD 6 24/05/1996   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 6-5   James Stills TKO 2 23/02/1996   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win -- Dwayne Outlaw TKO 1 26/01/1996   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Loss 5-0   Gary Bell PTS 6 07/10/1995   Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 3-0   Oleg "Big O" Maskayev KO 4 30/06/1995   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Hawkins knocked out at 1:05 of the fourth round.
Win 5-0   Jerry Ballard PTS 4 17/03/1995   Bushkill, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 2-0   James Johnson UD 4 17/01/1995   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States 39-37, 40-36, 40-36.
Win -- Rodney Harris PTS 4 29/11/1994   Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Robert Hawkins - Boxer". boxrec.com.

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