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Oliver McCall
(the "Atomic Bull")

BORN   April 21 1965; Chicago, Illinois
(Fights out of Winston-Salem, North Carolina
and Martinsville, Virginia)
HEIGHT.. 6-2 1/2
WEIGHT 213-265 lbs
MANAGERS Jimmy Adams, Frank McCall
TRAINERS Richie Giacetti, Willie Rush

McCall was an up-and-down fighter with a good chin and a good right hand punch; He was a fine defensive fighter but was lazy on offense; He was strong and possessed a granite chin but was not a polished boxer type, lacking finesse in his style; But, he was tough and durable and could take in; During his career, he won the WBC Heavyweight Championship of the World, the WBC Fecarbox Heavyweight Championship and the WBC International Heavyweight Championship

Oliver defeated such men as Larry Holmes, Lennox Lewis, Henry Akinwande, Oleg Maskaev, Bruce Seldon, Francesco Damiani, Dan Murphy, Jesse Ferguson, Lawrence "Poncho" Carter, James Stanton, Marcus McIntyre, Sedreck Fields, Przemyslaw Saleta and Darroll Wilson

Nov  2 Lou Bailey                 Villa Park, Il                     TK  1
Dec  6 Joey Christjohn            Las Vegas, Nv                       L  4

Jan 18 Felix Shorter              Chicago, Il                        TK  2
Jun 21 Kimmuel Odum               Chicago, Il                         W  4
Aug 14 James Churn                Chicago, Il                        KO  1
Sep 13 Larry Roberson             Chicago, Il                        TK  1
Oct 25 Bashir Wadud               Chicago, Il                         W  6
Dec 16 Al Evans                   Alsip,Il                            W  6

Mar 21 Fred Whitaker              Chicago, Il                         W  6
May 30 Tim Morrison               Chicago, Il                        KO  1
Aug 11 Richard Scott              Chicago, Il                        KO  2
Aug 30 Kim Adams                  Chicago, Il                        TK  2

Jan 22 Mike Hunter                Atlantic City, NJ                   L 10
Jun 30 David Jaco                 Virginia Beach, Va                  W 10
Sep 16 Wesley Smith               Winston-Salem, NC                  TK  2
Oct  1 Bruce Johnson              Chicago, Il                        KO  1

Jul 21 James "Buster" Douglas     Atlantic City, NJ                   L 10

Jul 16 Lionel Butler              Oklahoma City, Ok                   W 10
Nov 17 Orlin Norris               Fort Myers, Fl                      L 10

Apr 18 Bruce Seldon               Atlantic City, NJ                  TK  9
Jun  8 Danny Wofford              Salem, Va                          TK  5
Aug  8 Jesse Ferguson             Atlantic City, NJ                   W 10

Feb 15 Mike Rouse                 Las Vegas, Nv                      TK  4
Jun 26 Tony Tucker                Cleveland, Oh                       L 12
          -NABF Heavyweight Championship
Dec 13 Lawrence "Poncho" Carter   Las Vegas, Nv                      KO  3

Jan 30 Mike Dixon                 Memphis, Tn                        TK  2
Apr 23 Francesco Damiani          Memphis, Tn                        TK  8
Dec 18 Art Card                   Puebla, Mex                        KO  1

Feb 26 Dan Murphy                 London, Eng                        TK  1
Sep 24 Lennox Lewis               London, Eng                        TK  2
          -WBC Heavyweight Championship of the World

Apr  8 Larry Holmes               Las Vegas, Nv                       W 12
          -WBC Heavyweight Championship of the World
Sep  2 Frank Bruno                London, Eng                         L 12
          -WBC Heavyweight Championship of the World

Feb 24 Oleg Maskaev               Richmond, Va                       TK  1
Mar 23 James Stanton              Miami Beach, Fl                    TK  6

Feb  7 Lennox Lewis               Las Vegas, Nv                      LT  5
          -WBC Heavyweight Championship of the World
Nov  4 Brian Yates                Nashville, Tn                      TK  8
Dec 16 Mike DeVito                Nashville, Tn                      TK  2

Jan  6 Mike Acklie                Nashville, Tn                      KO  1
Feb  3 Abdul Muhaymin             Nashville, Tn                       W 10
Feb 24 Samson Cohen               Nashville, Tn                      KO  1

Sep 25 Samson Cohen               Bassett, Va                        NC  2
          -Cohen fell from the ring and was injured
Dec 18 Will Hinton                Tunica, Ms                         TK  1

Feb 12 Ric Lainhart               Pembroke Pines, Fl                 TK  1
May 25 Marcus McIntyre            Tunica, Ms                         KO  3
Aug 11 Sedrick Fields             Las Vegas, Nv                       W 10

Sep 29 Matt Green                 Martinsville, Va                   TK  1
Nov 17 Henry Akinwande            Las Vegas, Nv                      KO 10

Apr 24 Dennis McKinney            North Charleston, SC               TK  3

Sep 25 Vernon Woodward            Shawnee, Ok                        TK  3
Nov 13 DaVarryl Williamson        New York, NY                        L 10

Feb  5 Marion Wilson              Washington, DC                     WF  6
Apr 16 Cornelius Ellis            Winston-Salem, NC                   W  8
May 10 Kelvin Hale                Sarasota, Fl                        W  8
Aug 13 Przemyslaw Saleta          Chicago, Il                        TK  4
Oct 15 Juan Carlos Gomez          Düsseldorf, Germany                NC 10

May 27 Wallace McDaniel           North Charleston, SC               TK  3
Jun 30 Kenny Craven               Hollywood, Fl                      TK  1
Sep  9 Darroll Wilson             Lousville, Ky                      TK  4
          -WBC Fecarbox Heavyweight Championship
Dec  9 Yanqui Diaz                Hollywood, Fl                      KO  7

Feb 24 Marion Wilson              Springfield, Va                     W  8
Jun 16 Sinan Samil Sam            Ankara, Turkey                      W 12
          -WBC International Heavyweight Championship
Oct 19 Juan Carlos Gomez          Neukoelln, Germany                  L 12
          -WBC International Heavyweight Championship

May 22 John Hopoate               Las Vegas, Nv                      TK  2
          -IBA Continental Heavyweight Championship
Aug 21 Franklin Lawrence          Las Vegas, Nv                       W 10
          -IBA Continental Heavyweight Championship
Oct 23 Lance Whitaker             Las Vegas, Nv                       W 10
          -IBA Continental Heavyweight Championship

Jun 15 Timor Ibragimov            Hollywood, Fl                       L 12
          -NABA Heavyweight Championship
Dec  7 Fres Oquendo               Hollywood, Fl                       W 12
          -IBF Inter-Continental Heavyweight Championship

Mar 18 Cedric Boswell             Hollywood, Fl                       L 10
          -NABA Heavyweight Championship;
           WBC Latino Heavyweight Championship
Aug 20 Damian Wills               Houston, Tx                         W 10

Review courtesy of Tracy Callis, Historian, International Boxing Research Organization
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