Alex Stewart (boxer)

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Alex Stewart
Statistics
Nickname(s) The Destroyer
Rated at Heavyweight
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Reach 199 cm (78 in)
Born (1964-06-28)28 June 1964
London, England
Died 16 November 2016(2016-11-16) (aged 52)
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 53
Wins 43
Wins by KO 40
Losses 10

Alex Stewart (28 June 1964 – 16 November 2016) was a professional boxer.[1] He represented Jamaica at the 1984 Olympics, and won a bronze medal in the heavyweight division at the 1983 Pan American Games.

Amateur career[edit]

Stewart was a member of the Jamaican 1984 Olympic team. He was beaten by Sweden's Håkan Brock in the 1/8 final of the heavyweight competition, losing by a 5-0 decision. A year earlier he won a bronze medal at the Pan American Games. He lost to Michael Bentt in a thrilling match in the 1985 Heavyweight Golden Gloves Finals.

Pro career[edit]

Nicknamed "The Destroyer", Stewart did just that in the heavyweight ranks, at least early in his career. Stewart reeled off 24 consecutive wins, all by KO, prior to dropping his first loss to Evander Holyfield.

Stewart is probably best known for being blown out by Mike Tyson in the first round in 1990,[2] and lost to other notable heavyweights of his era, including Michael Moorer, George Foreman, and Oleg Maskaev.

Stewart's loss to Foreman is likely his most notable ring performance. Although Foreman knocked him down twice, Stewart recovered to lose a narrow majority decision to Foreman, in which Foreman was badly swollen about the face.

Retirement and Death[edit]

After two consecutive knockout losses, Stewart retired from boxing in 1999, and after retiring worked in the New York area for a liquor distributor. Stewart died in Mount Vernon, N.Y. in November of 2016 of a blood clot in his lung [3].

Professional boxing record[edit]

43 Wins (40 knockouts, 3 decisions), 10 Losses (7 knockouts, 3 decisions) [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 43–10 Cuba Jorge Luis González TKO 2 06/06/1999 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:38 of the second round..
Loss 43–9 United States Lance "Mount" Whitaker TKO 7 16/01/1999 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:40 of the seventh round.
Win 43–8 United States Ezra Sellers TKO 3 08/10/1998 Missouri Kansas City, Missouri, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:43 of the third round.
Loss 42–8 United States Phil "The Enforcer" Jackson UD 10 24/07/1998 Florida Miami, Florida, United States
Win 42–7 United States Abdul Muhaymin UD 8 12/06/1998 Louisiana Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Loss 41–7 Russia Oleg "The Big O" Maskaev TKO 7 27/09/1997 Russia Moscow, Russia
Win 41–6 United States James Warring UD 10 01/05/1997 New Jersey Asbury Park, New Jersey, United States
Win 40–6 United States Samson Cohen KO 1 06/03/1997 Maryland Baltimore, Maryland, United States Cohen knocked out at 2:53 of the first round.
Loss 39–6 United States Craig Petersen TKO 8 03/11/1996 Japan Urayasu, Chiba, Japan Referee stopped the bout at 2:46 of the eighth round.
Win 39–5 United States Bryant "Special K" Smith KO 6 06/02/1996 New York (state) New York City, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:19 of the sixth round.
Win 38–5 United States Terry Anderson KO 1 02/12/1995 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Anderson knocked out at 2:37 of the first round.
Win 37–5 United States Darren Hayden TKO 5 03/10/1995 Connecticut Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States
Win 36–5 United States Jesse "The Boogieman" Ferguson UD 10 08/08/1995 California Coachella, California, United States 95-93, 97-91, 97-91.
Win 35–5 United States Tyrone Evans TKO 4 09/05/1995 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:47 of the fourth round.
Win 34–5 United States Tyrone Evans TKO 6 10/09/1994 Nevada Laughlin, Nevada, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:56 of the sixth round.
Win 33–5 United States Derrick Roddy TKO 6 02/07/1994 Texas South Padre Island, Texas, United States
Loss 32-5 United States Evander "The Real Deal" Holyfield UD 12 26/06/1993 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States 109-119, 110-118, 110-118.
Win 32–4 United States Rick Enis TKO 3 26/04/1993 Illinois Rosemont, Illinois, United States
Win 31–4 United States Jerry "Wimpy" Halstead TKO 7 06/02/1993 New York (state) New York City, United States
Win 30–4 United States Marshall Tillman TKO 10 25/08/1992 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:31 of the tenth round.
Win 29–4 United States Paul Poirier TKO 3 24/07/1992 New York (state) Catskill, New York, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:04 of the third round.
Loss 28–4 United States "Big" George Foreman MD 10 11/04/1992 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 93-94, 93-94, 94-94.
Win 28–3 United States Joey Christjohn TKO 3 22/02/1992 Poland Katowice, Poland
Loss 27–3 United States Michael "Double M" Moorer TKO 4 27/07/1991 Virginia Norfolk, Virginia, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:54 of the fourth round.
Win 27–2 United States Danny Wofford RTD 4 11/04/1991 Missouri Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States Wofford did not come out for the fifth round.
Loss 26–2 United States "Iron" Mike Tyson TKO 1 08/12/1990 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:27 of the first round.
Win 26–1 United States Jamie "Featherman" Howe TKO 7 03/07/1990 New York (state) Monticello, New York, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:32 of the seventh round.
Win 25–1 United States Mark "The Storm" Young TKO 5 25/05/1990 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Referee stopped the bout at 3:00 of the fifth round.
Loss 24–1 United States Evander "The Real Deal" Holyfield TKO 8 04/11/1989 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:51 of the eighth round.
Win 24–0 United States Terry Armstrong TKO 3 10/08/1989 New York (state) New York City, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:25 of the third round.
Win 23–0 Mexico Fernando "Toro" Montes TKO 2 13/07/1989 New York (state) New York City, United States
Win 22–0 United States Michael "Jack" Johnson TKO 2 29/04/1989 Jamaica Kingston, Jamaica Referee stopped the bout at 0:45 of the second round. Johnson down in the second round. Once he beat the 10 count, Johnson didn't stand a chance as Stewart swarmed all over him.
Win 21–0 United States Arthel "Bam Bam" Lawhorne TKO 4 30/03/1989 New York (state) New York City, United States
Win 20–0 United States David Jaco TKO 1 18/02/1989 Hungary Budapest, Hungary Jaco knocked out at 1:23 of the first round. Stewart threw a devastating right hook to the body and finished Jaco off with a left hook to the side of the face.
Win 19–0 United States Eddie Richardson KO 3 15/12/1988 New York (state) New York City, United States Richardson knocked out at 1:11 of the third round.
Win 18–0 United States Lorenzo Canady TKO 4 27/10/1988 New York (state) New York City, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:14 of the fourth round.
Win 17–0 United States Tim "T-Bone" Adams TKO 1 23/09/1988 New York (state) Brooklyn, New York, United States
Win 16–0 Canada Conroy Nelson TKO 2 31/07/1988 New York (state) New York City, United States
Win 15–0 United States Calvin Sherman TKO 1 14/07/1988 New York (state) New York City, United States
Win 14–0 United States "Indian" Aaron Brown TKO 1 26/05/1988 Massachusetts Massachusetts, United States
Win 13–0 United States Jim "The Bull" Berry TKO 1 20/05/1988 New York (state) Brooklyn, New York, United States
Win 12–0 United States Mike Jones KO 4 12/05/1988 New York (state) New York City, United States
Win 11–0 United States Harry Terrell KO 1 25/03/1988 New York (state) New York City, United States Terrell knocked out at 2:46 of the first round.
Win 10–0 United States George Garza TKO 2 04/02/1988 New York (state) New York City, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:39 of the second round.
Win 9–0 United States John "Big Red" Morton TKO 4 17/12/1987 New York (state) New York City, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:00 of the fourth round.
Win 8–0 United States Juan Quintana TKO 2 27/11/1987 Connecticut Connecticut, United States
Win 7–0 Ernie Poole TKO 1 20/11/1987 Michigan Detroit, Michigan, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:16 of the first round.
Win 6–0 United States Jimmy Harrison TKO 2 27/10/1987 New York (state) New York City, United States
Win 5–0 United States Tim Morrison TKO 2 01/10/1987 New York (state) New York City, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:54 of the second round.
Win 4–0 United States Dennis Cain TKO 2 06/08/1987 New York (state) New York City, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:08 of the second round.
Win 3–0 Jim Little KO 1 18/06/1987 New York (state) New York City, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:20 of the first round.
Win 2–0 United States Eric Mitchell TKO 3 07/05/1987 New York (state) New York City, United States
Win 1–0 United States James Walker TKO 3 06/09/1986 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Personal life[edit]

Alex Stewart had a daughter, Tenille Stewart born in 1985.

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.boxing247.com/boxing-news/r-i-p-alex/64847
  2. ^ Finger, David E. (2014). Rocky Lives!. Potomac Books, Inc. p. 254. ISBN 9781612343099. Retrieved 1 November 2014. 
  3. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/23/sports/alex-stewart-dead-heavyweight.html?_r=0

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