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Crawford Grimsley
Statistics
Nickname(s)The Terminator
Weight(s)Heavyweight
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Reach77 in (196 cm)
NationalityAmerican
Born (1967-10-01) October 1, 1967 (age 54)
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights27
Wins22
Wins by KO20
Losses4
Draws1

Crawford Grimsley (born October 1, 1967) is a retired professional heavyweight boxer and kickboxer, who fought several significant fighters of his era. He challenged once for the lineal, WBU and vacant IBA heavyweight titles in 1996.

Professional career

He made his professional debut in 1994, stopping Steve Paolilli in the first round.[1] His most notable match was against Jimmy Thunder. In 1.5 seconds, Thunder delivered a right hook to the head and Grimsley hit the mat and the match ended. This match serves as the fastest boxing match in history. Before the fight, Grimsley had a 20-1 record with 18 wins by KO and his sole loss being a twelve-round decision to George Foreman four months prior. He retired in 2002.[2]

Personal life

After his boxing career he founded ProWebCast, one of the first webcasting companies, in the 1990s before entering the cannabis industry and becoming CEO of Cannabis Consulting Group Inc.[3]

Professional boxing record

22 Wins (20 knockouts, 2 decisions), 4 Losses (3 knockouts, 1 decision), 1 Draw [1] Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes Loss 22–4–1 Andre Purlette TKO 3 (4) 07/09/2002 Kongresovy Sal, Prague, Czech Republic For WBC Latino heavyweight title Draw 22–3–1 Nick Nurse TD 3 (6) 05/10/2001 Level Nightclub, Miami Beach, Florida, United States Win 22–3 Tommy Mucciogrosso TKO 2 (6) 10/07/1998 Memorial Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US Win 21–3 Isaac Poole TKO 2 (?) 06/12/1997 Oranjestad, Aruba Loss 20–3 Brian Nielsen TKO 6 (8) 03/10/1997 Ostre Gasvaerk, Copenhagen, Denmark Loss 20–2 Jimmy Thunder KO 1 (10) 18/03/1997 IMA Center, Flint, Michigan, United States Loss 20–1 George Foreman UD 12 03/11/1996 Tokyo Bay NK Hall, Urayasu, Chiba, Japan For Lineal, WBU and vacant IBA heavyweight titles Win 20–0 Eddie Curry TKO 1 (10) 23/03/1996 Miami Arena, Miami, Florida, United States Win 19–0 Carlton West KO 1 (?) 20/01/1996 Miami, Florida, United States Win 18–0 Ron McGowan TKO 6 (8) 02/12/1995 Miami, Florida, United States Win 17–0 John Morton TKO 2 (12) 15/11/1995 Condado, Puerto Rico Retained WBC FECARBOX heavyweight title Win 16–0 Max Key TKO 1 (?) 04/10/1995 Condado, Puerto Rico Win 15–0 Ladislao Mijangos KO 1 (12) 18/09/1995 Condado, Venezuela Won vacant WBA Fedelatin heavyweight title Win 14–0 Chris Cole TKO 1 (10) 29/07/1995 Miami, Florida, United States Win 13–0 Mike Faulkner KO 1 (10) 08/07/1995 Miami, Florida, United States Win 12–0 Charles Hostetter KO 1 (8) 15/04/1995 Miami, Florida, United States Win 11–0 Charles Hostetter PTS 8 11/02/1995 Miami, Florida, United States Win 10–0 Perfecto Gonzalez KO 3 (12) 25/11/1994 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Won WBC FECARBOX heavyweight title Win 9–0 Ron Gullette PTS 6 22/10/1994 Miami, Florida, United States Win 8–0 Charles Dixon KO 3 (?) 23/09/1994 Maracay, Venezuela Win 7–0 Alvin Dominey KO 1 (6) 10/09/1994 Miami, Florida, United States Win 6–0 Isaac Poole KO 1 (?) 27/08/1994 Miami Beach, Florida, United States Win 5–0 Ed Irving KO 1 (4) 13/08/1994 Miami, Florida, United States Win 4–0 Akili Muhammad KO 1 (4) 11/06/1994 Miami, Florida, United States Win 3–0 Tom Bersaw KO 1 (4) 14/05/1994 Miami, Florida, United States Win 2–0 Juan Guerra TKO 1 (4) 02/04/1994 Miami, Florida, United States Win 1–0 Steve Paolilli TKO 1 (4) 05/02/1994 Miami, Florida, United States

References

  1. ^ Chodash, Alden (August 10, 2006). "Revisiting Crawford Grimsley: Huge punching heavyweight "Terminator" who stood up to legendary puncher, "Big" George Foreman". Hardcore Boxing. Retrieved December 24, 2020.
  2. ^ Slater, James (November 7, 2020). "Crawford Grimsley: The Man Who Took Foreman The Distance But Was Taken Out In A Flash By Thunder". boxing247.com. Retrieved December 24, 2020.
  3. ^ "About Us". Cannabis Consulting Group Inc. Retrieved December 24, 2020.