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    Re: Mike Weaver, Unlikely Champion by Jim Amato

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    Mike Weaver
    (Michael Dwayne Weaver)
    ("Hercules")

    BORN June 14 1952; Gatesville, Texas
    (Some sources report July 7 1952)
    HEIGHT 6-1
    WEIGHT 189-234 lbs (some sources report 244 lbs)
    MANAGER Don Manuel




    Weaver was a well-built physical specimen; He was very strong in body, could hit and was willing; But, his boxing skills were limited and his chin was suspect; During his career, he won the WBA Heavyweight Championship of the World, WBA Continental Americas Heavyweight Championship, USBA Heavyweight Championship, Heavyweight Championship of California and NBA Heavyweight Championship

    Mike defeated such men as John Tate, Gerrie Coetzee, Carl "Truth" Williams, Phillip Brown, James "Quick" Tillis, Bernardo Mercado, Stan Ward, Scott LeDoux, Bert Cooper and Johnny du Plooy

    1972
    Sep 14 Howard Smith Los Angeles, Ca LK 3
    Oct 31 Howard Smith Bakersfield, Ca L 5

    1973
    Feb 2 Carlos Lopez San Bernardino, Ca W 5
    Feb 28 Billy Ryan Fresno, Ca LK 2
    Sep 10 Lynch Martin Inglewood, Ca KO 1
    Oct 11 Toni Pulu Los Angeles, Ca KO 4
    Nov 9 Bob Swoopes San Diego, Ca KO 1
    Dec 12 Larry Frazier San Francisco, Ca LK 2

    1974
    Feb 21 Ellis McKinley Los Angeles, Ca W 6
    Mar 22 Rodney Bobick Los Angeles, Ca L 10
    May 31 Orville Qualls San Diego, Ca KO 2
    Jul 26 Duane Bobick San Diego, Ca LK 7
    Aug 24 Mani Vaca Honolulu, Oahu, Hi W 10

    1975
    Jun 27 Tony Doyle San Diego, Ca TK 9
    -Some sources report "San Jose, Ca"

    1976
    Jul 14 Jody Ballard Las Vegas, Nv W 10
    Nov 4 Fonomanu Sekona San Carlos, Ca KO 6

    1977
    Jan 19 Dwain Bonds Las Vegas, Nv KO 9
    Apr 1 Bill Sharkey New York, NY W 10
    Sep 13 Dave Martinez Anchorage, Ak KO 1
    Nov 15 Pedro Lovell Anaheim, Ca W 10

    1978
    Jan 24 Stan Ward Sacramento, Ca L 12
    -Heavyweight Championship of California
    Aug 19 Leroy Jones Las Vegas, Nv L 12
    -NABF Heavyweight Championship
    Sep 17 Mike Creel Reno, Nv KO 2
    Oct 22 Bernardo Mercado Reno, Nv TK 5
    Dec 5 Abdul Khan Reno, Nv KO 2
    -Some sources report "Mel Rush"

    1979
    Jan 18 Stan Ward Las Vegas, Nv TK 9
    -USBA Heavyweight Championship
    Mar 2 Oliver Phillips Las Vegas, Nv KO 4
    Jun 22 Larry Holmes New York, NY LT 12
    -WBC Heavyweight Championship of the World
    Sep 22 Harry Terrell Los Angeles, Ca KO 4
    -Some sources report 9/24/79
    Nov 24 Scott LeDoux Bloomington, Mn W 12
    -USBA Heavyweight Championship

    1980
    Mar 31 John Tate Knoxville, Tn KO 15
    -WBA Heavyweight Championship of the World
    Oct 25 Gerrie Coetzee Sun City, Boph, SA TK 13
    -WBA Heavyweight Championship of the World

    1981
    Oct 3 James "Quick" Tillis Rosemont, Il W 15
    -WBA Heavyweight Championship of the World

    1982
    Dec 10 Michael Dokes Las Vegas, Nv LT 1
    -WBA Heavyweight Championship of the World

    1983
    May 20 Michael Dokes Las Vegas, Nv D 15
    -WBA Heavyweight Championship of the World
    Sep 30 Stan Ward Inglewood, Ca TK 9
    -Heavyweight Championship of California

    1984
    Aug 31 Billy Joe Thomas Las Vegas, Nv KO 7
    Nov 9 Tony Anthony Las Vegas, Nv WF 1

    1985
    Jun 15 Pinklon Thomas Las Vegas, Nv LT 8
    -WBC Heavyweight Championship of the World

    1986
    Feb 16 Carl "Truth" Williams Troy, NY TK 2
    Apr 5 James "Bonecrusher" Smith Latham, NY LT 1
    Aug 23 Donovan "Razor" Ruddock Fayetteville, NC L 10

    1987
    Jul 29 David Jaco Yaounde, Cameroon KO 2
    Aug 24 James Pritchard Louisville, Ky TK 6
    Nov 28 Johnny du Plooy Johannesburg, Trans, SA TK 7

    1988
    Apr 30 Johnny du Plooy Sun City, Boph, SA LK 2

    1989
    Jan 31 Bobby Crabtree Reseda, Ca KO 3
    May 1 Lionel Washington Inglewood, Ca TK 1
    -WBA Continental Americas Heavyweight Championship
    Jul 27 Phillip Brown New York, NY W 12
    -WBA Continental Americas Heavyweight Championship

    1990
    Apr 4 James "Bonecrusher" Smith New York, NY L 12
    -WBA Continental Americas Heavyweight Championship
    Jul 18 Dion Burgess Toronto, Ont, Can TK 5
    -Some sources report 7/17/90

    1991
    Jul 12 Lennox Lewis Stateline, Nv LT 6

    1992
    Nov 17 Mike Gans Bakersfield, Ca KO 5

    1993
    Feb 27 Bert Cooper Beijing, China W 12
    -NBA Heavyweight Championship;
    Some sources report "W 10"

    1994
    Jun 6 Ladislao Mijangos Bay St. Louis, Ms KO 2
    -NBA Heavyweight Championship
    Sep 17 Bill Corrigan Macao, China TK 2
    -NBA Heavyweight Championship;

    1995
    Jun 21 George O'Mara Woodland Hills, Ca W 12
    -NBA Heavyweight Championship

    1996
    Mar 27 Derrick Ryals Woodland Hills, Ca W 10

    1998
    Aug 8 Melvin Foster Spirit Lake, Id LT 9

    2000
    Nov 17 Larry Holmes Biloxi, Ms LT 6
    -Legends of Boxing Heavyweight Championship
    Record courtesy of Tracy Callis, Historian, International Boxing Research Organization

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    Re: Mike Weaver, Unlikely Champion by Jim Amato

    Mike was a helluva fighter, but maybe he was lucky to part with the WBA belt like he did.I could see Page, Witherspoon, Snipes, and possibly Cobb beating him in the right scenarios back then.

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