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David Izonritei’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

Intro Boxer
Is Athlete
Boxer
From Nigeria
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth

29 April 1968, Lagos, Nigeria

Age 52 years
Star sign Taurus

David Izonritei (born 29 April 1968 in Lagos) is a former Nigerian boxer. Also known as David Izon, Izonritei won the Heavyweight silver medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics.

Amateur career

Izon had an amateur record that included a silver medal at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. On his way to the silver medal Izon beat the highly regarded pair of David Tua of New Zealand, and Kirk Johnson of Canada. He lost to Félix Savón of Cuba in the final.

Professional career

Izon began his pro career with 18 consecutive victories prior to being upset by Maurice Harris. In his next fight Izon took on David Tua, and after 11 rounds of action, Tua knocked out Izon.

Professional boxing record

27 Wins (23 knockouts, 4 decisions), 6 Losses (4 knockouts, 2 decisions) [2]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 32-11-3 Al Cole UD 8 01/03/2003 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 73-79, 73-79, 75-77.
Loss 23-0 Joe Mesi KO 9 18/10/2002 Buffalo, New York, United States Izon knocked out at 0:09 of the ninth round.
Loss 21-0 Fres Oquendo TKO 3 01/12/2001 New York City, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:54 of the third round.
Win 33-24-3 Mike Sedillo TKO 3 20/10/2000 Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:24 of the third round.
Win 15-5 Reynaldo Minus TKO 2 20/05/2000 Biloxi, Mississippi, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:33 of the second round.
Win 22-0-1 Derrick Jefferson TKO 9 15/01/2000 New York City, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:11 of the ninth round.
Win 17-23-2 Garing Lane UD 8 28/08/1999 Tunica, Mississippi, United States 79-75, 78-74, 77-75.
Win 26-4 Terrence Lewis KO 5 04/06/1999 Biloxi, Mississippi, United States Lewis knocked out at 1:38 of the fifth round.
Win 21-2-2 Darroll Wilson KO 4 14/11/1998 Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States
Win 11-26-3 Marion Wilson UD 8 18/07/1998 New York City, United States 79-73, 80-72, 80-72.
Loss 26-0 Michael Grant TKO 5 17/01/1998 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States IBC World Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:07 of the fifth round.
Win 36-1 Lou Savarese KO 5 01/11/1997 New York City, United States Savarese knocked out at 2:44 of the fifth round.
Win 15-20-1 Harry Daniels KO 1 11/09/1997 Tallahassee, Florida, United States 79-75, 78-74, 77-75.
Loss 25-0 David Tua TKO 12 21/12/1996 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States WBC International Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:54 of the 12th round.
Loss 5-6-2 Maurice Harris UD 8 15/03/1996 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States 75-76, 75-76, 75-78.
Win 4-22-1 Brian Morgan TKO 8 15/12/1995 Sedan, Ardennes, France
Win 13-6 Cleveland Woods TKO 8 04/11/1995 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 15-17 Kimmuel Odum TKO 5 24/10/1995 Levallois-Perret, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Win 7-15-3 Marion Wilson DQ 5 23/08/1995 Le Cannet, Alpes-Maritimes, France
Win 12-8 Dan Kosmicki TKO 5 02/07/1995 Dublin, Ireland Referee stopped the bout at 1:47 of the fifth round.
Win 9-7 Arturo Lopez KO 2 11/04/1995 Levallois-Perret, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Win 9-9-1 Bill Corrigan KO 1 01/04/1995 Levallois-Perret, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Win 3-1 Ali Allen KO 2 04/03/1995 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Allen knocked out at 1:48 of the second round.
Win 7-20-1 Mike Robinson TKO 5 04/02/1995 Beziers, Herault, France
Win 3-10 William Campudani KO 1 03/12/1994 Salta, Argentina
Win 0-5 Isaac Poole KO 2 16/11/1994 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Win 3-4 Rick Sullivan PTS 6 29/10/1994 Menucourt, Val-d’Oise, France
Win 4-8-1 Krishna Wainwright TKO 6 14/07/1994 Monte Carlo, Monaco
Win 3-11-2 Laszlo Paszterko TKO 3 17/04/1994 Clermont-Ferrand, Puy-de-Dome, France
Win 4-1 Phillipe Houyvet TKO 5 19/03/1994 Levallois-Perret, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Win 4-3 Jean Michel Vauquelin TKO 2 12/02/1994 Cergy-Pontoise, Val-d’Oise, France
Win 4-5 Earl Talley KO 1 16/10/1993 Levallois-Perret, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Win 3-2 Carlos Guerreiro TKO 1 06/03/1993 Levallois-Perret, Hauts-de-Seine, France

Personal

David’s brothers, Roger and Emmanuel Izonritei, are also professional boxers.
David lives in Pensacola, FL with his wife, Laurence (French) and two children, Melissa and Ian.