Career Summary

Career Summary

Michael Moorer's professional boxing career spanned more than 19 years — from 1988 to 2008.

Moorer made his professional boxing debut against Adrian Riggs at the age of 20 on March 4, 1988, defeating Riggs via 1st round TKO. He went on to win 34 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 29 wins via stoppage.

Moorer had his first world title fight at the age of 21 on December 3, 1988 after 11 professional fights, against Ramzi Hassan for the light-heavyweight WBO title. He defeated Hassan via 5th round TKO to become the light-heavyweight champion of the world.

He was a one-time unified heavyweight world champion, and has won five world titles at two weight classes. For all the details about Moorer's world title wins and defenses refer to "Michael Moorer World Titles".


Some of Moorer's best fights and notable victories include wins over Hall-of-Famer Evander Holyfield, Mario Oscar Melo, Jeff Thompson, Freddie Delgado, Mike Sedillo, Billy Wright, and James Pritchard.

Moorer had a total of four losses in his professional boxing career.


His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Shelby Gross on February 8, 2008. Moorer won the fight via 1st round KO.