Michael Moorer

Michael "Double M" MoorerMichael Mooler
Michael Lee Moorer (born November 12, 1967) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1988 to 2008.wikipedia
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World Boxing Organization

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He is a multiple-time world champion in two weight classes, having held the WBO light heavyweight title from 1988 to 1991; the WBO heavyweight title from 1992 to 1993; the unified WBA, IBF and lineal heavyweight titles in 1994; and the IBF heavyweight title again from 1996 to 1997. In his first defense of those belts, on November 5, 1994, Moorer faced 45-year-old George Foreman, who lost his last fight for the vacant WBO heavyweight title to Tommy Morrison.
At heavyweight, especially in the United States, the organization initially struggled to gain credibility as a major sanctioning body, with WBO heavyweight champions Michael Moorer, Riddick Bowe, and Henry Akinwande relinquishing the title to pursue other options.

Light heavyweight

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He is a multiple-time world champion in two weight classes, having held the WBO light heavyweight title from 1988 to 1991; the WBO heavyweight title from 1992 to 1993; the unified WBA, IBF and lineal heavyweight titles in 1994; and the IBF heavyweight title again from 1996 to 1997.
The light-heavyweight class has produced some of boxing's greatest champions: Bernard Hopkins (who, upon becoming champion, broke the record for oldest man to win a world title), Tommy Loughran, Billy Conn, Joey Maxim, Archie Moore, Michael Moorer, Bob Foster, Ann Wolfe, Michael Spinks, Dariusz Michalczewski, Roy Jones, Jr., Joe Calzaghe and Zsolt Erdei.

Heavyweight

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He is a multiple-time world champion in two weight classes, having held the WBO light heavyweight title from 1988 to 1991; the WBO heavyweight title from 1992 to 1993; the unified WBA, IBF and lineal heavyweight titles in 1994; and the IBF heavyweight title again from 1996 to 1997.
Only six boxers in the history of the heavyweight division have been world heavyweight champion on three separate occasions: Muhammad Ali, (Lineal title) Evander Holyfield, Michael Moorer, Lennox Lewis, Vitali Klitschko and Ruslan Chagaev.

International Boxing Federation

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He is a multiple-time world champion in two weight classes, having held the WBO light heavyweight title from 1988 to 1991; the WBO heavyweight title from 1992 to 1993; the unified WBA, IBF and lineal heavyweight titles in 1994; and the IBF heavyweight title again from 1996 to 1997. On April 22, 1994, Moorer challenged Evander Holyfield for the lineal, IBF, and WBA title belts.
Despite achieving an appearance of legitimacy, subsequent to a three-year investigation started by 1996 charges levied by former heavyweight champion Michael Moorer; IBF's reputation was ruined 1999 with founder Lee's indictment for racketeering and other violations for taking bribes in exchange for high boxer rankings.

Bert Cooper

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He rolled through the competition en route to securing an opportunity to fight for the vacant WBO heavyweight championship the following year against Bert Cooper.
He fought Evander Holyfield, George Foreman, Riddick Bowe, Michael Moorer, Chris Byrd, Ray Mercer, and Corrie Sanders, among others.

Evander Holyfield

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On April 22, 1994, Moorer challenged Evander Holyfield for the lineal, IBF, and WBA title belts.
Holyfield later lost these titles in an upset against Michael Moorer in 1994.

George Foreman

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In his first defense of those belts, on November 5, 1994, Moorer faced 45-year-old George Foreman, who lost his last fight for the vacant WBO heavyweight title to Tommy Morrison.
Ten years later he announced a comeback and, in 1994 at age 45, he regained a portion of the heavyweight championship by knocking out 26-year-old Michael Moorer to win the unified WBA, IBF, and lineal titles.

Leslie Stewart

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In 1989, he retained the title six times, beating Freddie Delgado, Frankie Swindell, Mike Sedillo and former WBA champion Leslie Stewart, among others.
In 1989 he took on WBO Light Heavyweight Title holder Michael Moorer, but again lost via TKO.

Vaughn Bean

In March 1997, Moorer retained his belt with a 12-round decision over previously undefeated Vaughn Bean before parting ways with trainer Teddy Atlas, with whom he'd been experiencing increasing tension since the beginning of their professional relationship.
Bean began his career with 27 victories over extremely limited competition, lining up a shot at IBF Heavyweight title holder Michael Moorer in 1997.

Teddy Atlas

Theodore "Teddy" Atlas
Moorer then parted ways with the Duvas and Benton, and hired New York-based trainer Teddy Atlas in late 1993.
Atlas enjoyed his biggest success as head trainer to Michael Moorer, whom he guided to the world heavyweight title in 1994.

David Tua

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During his comeback, he won three more fights, then seemingly retired again when he was knocked out only 30 seconds into round one by David Tua on August 17, 2002.
He scored sixteen wins by knockout in the first round, which included knockouts of world heavyweight champions John Ruiz and Michael Moorer within thirty seconds of the first round, as well as late stoppages of world champions Oleg Maskaev and Hasim Rahman.

Francois Botha

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South African Francois Botha travelled to Germany instead and beat Schulz with another close decision to claim the title, but he was stripped of it when he tested positive for illegal substances shortly after.
In 1996 "The White Buffalo" bounced back with a courageous effort with Michael Moorer for the IBF crown on the undercard of Mike Tyson's first contest with Evander Holyfield.

Axel Schulz

Meanwhile, Foreman retained the title with a close and controversial decision against German fighter Axel Schulz.
In 1996 he fought Michael Moorer for the vacant IBF title, losing again via split decision.

Freddie Roach (boxing)

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In 2009, he worked alongside Freddie Roach at the Wild Card gym in Los Angeles.

Monessen, Pennsylvania

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Moorer was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Monessen, Pennsylvania, a small mill town in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Evander Holyfield vs. Michael Moorer II

Nov 8, 19978 Nov 1997rematch
Evander Holyfield vs. Michael Moorer II was a professional boxing match contested November 8, 1997 for the WBA and IBF Heavyweight championships.

Monessen High School

MonessenMonessen (PA)
Moorer graduated from Monessen High School in 1987, where he starred in football as a linebacker and tight end.

Michael Moorer vs. George Foreman

Nov 5, 19945 Nov 1994defeating
Michael Moorer vs. George Foreman, billed as "One for the Ages", was a professional boxing match contested on November 5, 1994 for the WBA, IBF and Lineal Heavyweight championships.

Cliff Couser

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His career peak was 25-10, until he lost to former light Heavyweight and Heavyweight champion Michael Moorer and went 1-11 after that.

Alex Stewart (boxer)

Alex StewartAlex "The Destroyer" Stewart
In 1991, just days after his win over Alex Stewart, Moorer was arrested for assaulting a police officer.
During his professional career, he fought world champions Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, George Foreman, Oleg Maskaev, and Michael Moorer.

Emanuel Steward

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As his amateur career developed, Moorer moved to Detroit, Michigan to train with the legendary Emanuel Steward.

Melvin Foster

Melvin "Top Gun" Foster
The following year he dropped a decision to Michael Moorer, and after the loss his once promising career began to sour, and he morphed into a journeyman fighter.

Evander Holyfield vs. Michael Moorer

Apr 22, 1994his first defensepreviously fought
Evander Holyfield vs. Michael Moorer was a professional boxing match contested on April 22, 1994, for the WBA, IBF and Lineal Heavyweight Championships.

Eliseo Castillo

Eliseo
After a layoff of almost a year, he returned on July 3, 2004, losing a ten-round unanimous decision to Eliseo Castillo in Miami, Florida.
His biggest victory came on July 3, 2004 against former Heavyweight champion Michael Moorer at the American Airlines Arena in Miami.

Lou Duva

Louis "Lou" Duva
Moorer eventually joined Lou Duva's team, and was trained by Georgie Benton for three fights in 1993, including a 10-round decision win over former champion James "Bonecrusher" Smith.
Lou has worked with such other former or future world champions as Michael Moorer and Arturo Gatti among others.