Alex Stewart (28 June 1964 – 16 November 2016) was a professional boxer. He represented Jamaica at the 1984 Olympics, and won a bronze medal in the heavyweight division at the 1983 Pan American Games. During his professional career, he fought world champions Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, George Foreman, Oleg Maskaev, and Michael Moorer. Known for being a strong finisher, 40 of his 43 career wins came inside the distance.
|Height||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Reach||199 cm (78 in)|
|Born||28 June 1964|
London, England, UK
|Died||16 November 2016 (aged 52)|
Mount Vernon, New York, U.S.
|Wins by KO||40|
Stewart was a member of the Jamaican 1984 Olympic team. He was beaten by Sweden's Håkan Brock in the quarter 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.
- 1/4: Defeated Jorge Dascola (Argentina) KO 1
- 1/2: Lost to Aurelio Toyo (Cuba) RSC 2
National Golden Gloves (heavyweight), 1985:
- Finals: Lost to Michael Bentt
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 his defeat to Evander Holyfield, to whom he lost twice.
Stewart is probably best known for being blown out by Mike Tyson in the first round in 1990 at Trump Plaza in Atlantic City., 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 deathEdit
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, New York in November 2016 of a blood clot in his lung.
Professional boxing recordEdit
|53 fights||43 wins||10 losses|
|53||Loss||43–10||Jorge Luis González||TKO||2 (10), 2:38||6 Jun 1999||New Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.|
|52||Loss||43–9||Lance Whitaker||TKO||7 (10), 1:40||16 Jan 1999||MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.|
|51||Win||43–8||Ezra Sellers||TKO||3 (10), 2:43||8 Oct 1998||Harrah's Casino, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.|
|50||Loss||42–8||Phil Jackson||UD||10||24 Jul 1998||Miccosukee Indian Gaming Resort, Miami, Florida, U.S.|
|49||Win||42–7||Abdul Muhaymin||UD||8||12 Jun 1998||Belle of Baton Rogue Casino, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.|
|48||Loss||41–7||Oleg Maskaev||TKO||7 (10)||27 Sep 1997||Circus, Moscow, Russia|
|47||Win||41–6||James Warring||UD||10||1 May 1997||Convention Center, Asbury Park, New Jersey, U.S.|
|46||Win||40–6||Samson Cohen||KO||1 (10), 2:53||6 Mar 1997||Hyatt Regency Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.|
|45||Loss||39–6||Craig Petersen||TKO||8 (10), 2:46||3 Nov 1996||Tokyo Bay Hall, Urayasu, Chiba, Japan|
|44||Win||39–5||Bryant Smith||KO||6 (10), 2:19||6 Feb 1996||69th Regiment Armory, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|43||Win||38–5||Terry Anderson||KO||1 (10), 2:37||2 Dec 1995||The Grand Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|42||Win||37–5||Darren Hayden||RTD||5 (10), 3:00||3 Oct 1995||Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut, U.S.|
|41||Win||36–5||Jesse Ferguson||UD||10||8 Aug 1995||Spotlight 29 Casino, Coachella, California, U.S.|
|40||Win||35–5||Tyrone Evans||TKO||4 (10), 1:47||9 May 1995||Aladdin Theater, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.|
|39||Win||34–5||Tyrone Evans||TKO||6 (8), 1:56||10 Sep 1994||Flamingo Hotel Laughlin, Nevada, U.S.|
|38||Win||33–5||Derrick Roddy||TKO||6 (10), 2:45||2 Jul 1994||Convention Center, South Padre Island, Texas, U.S.|
|37||Loss||32–5||Evander Holyfield||UD||12||26 Jun 1993||Concention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|36||Win||32–4||Rick Enis||TKO||3 (10)||26 Apr 1993||Rosemont, Illinois, U.S.|
|35||Win||31–4||Jerry Halstead||TKO||7 (10)||6 Feb 1993||Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|34||Win||30–4||Marshall Tillman||TKO||10 (10), 0:31||25 Aug 1992||Harrah's Resort, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|33||Win||29–4||Paul Poirier||TKO||3 (10), 1:04||24 Jul 1992||Friar Tuck Inn, Catskill, New York, U.S.|
|32||Loss||28–4||George Foreman||MD||10||11 Apr 1992||Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.|
|31||Win||28–3||Joey Christjohn||TKO||3 (10)||22 Feb 1992||Katowice, Poland|
|30||Loss||27–3||Michael Moorer||TKO||4 (10), 1:54||27 Jul 1991||Scope Arena, Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.|
|29||Win||27–2||Danny Wofford||RTD||4 (10), 3:00||11 Apr 1991||Civic ArenaSaint Joseph, Missouri, U.S.|
|28||Loss||26–2||Mike Tyson||TKO||1 (10), 2:27||8 Dec 1990||Convention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|27||Win||26–1||Jamie Howe||TKO||7 (10), 0:32||3 Jul 1990||Kusher's Club, Monticello, New York, U.S.|
|26||Win||25–1||Mark Young||RTD||5 (10), 3:00||25 May 1990||Trump Plaza Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|25||Loss||24–1||Evander Holyfield||TKO||8 (12), 2:51||4 Nov 1989||Trump Plaza Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.||For WBC Continental Americas heavyweight title|
|24||Win||24–0||Terry Armstrong||TKO||3 (10), 1:25||10 Aug 1989||Felt Forum, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|23||Win||23–0||Fernando Montes||TKO||2 (10), 1:50||13 Jul 1989||Felt Forum, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|22||Win||22–0||Michael Johnson||TKO||2 (10)||29 Apr 1989||Pegasus Hotel, Kingston, Jamaica|
|21||Win||21–0||Arthel Lawhorne||TKO||4 (10), 2:07||30 Mar 1989||Felt Forum, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|20||Win||20–0||David Jaco||TKO||1 (10)||18 Feb 1989||Sportcsarnok Hall, Budapest, Hungary|
|19||Win||19–0||Eddie Richardson||KO||3 (10), 1:11||15 Dec 1988||Felt Forum, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|18||Win||18–0||Lorenzo Canady||TKO||4 (10), 2:14||27 Oct 1988||Felt Forum, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|17||Win||17–0||Tim Adams||TKO||1 (8), 1:53||23 Sep 1988||Gleason's Arena, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.|
|16||Win||16–0||Conroy Nelson||TKO||2 (8)||31 Jul 1988||Felt Forum, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|15||Win||15–0||Calvin Sherman||TKO||1 (8), 2:32||14 Jul 1988||Felt Forum, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|14||Win||14–0||Aaron Brown||TKO||1 (10), 1:58||26 May 1988||Park Plaza Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|13||Win||13–0||Jim Berry||TKO||1 (8), 2:31||20 May 1988||Gleason's Arena, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.|
|12||Win||12–0||Mike Jones||KO||4 (8), 2:42||12 May 1988||Felt Forum, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|11||Win||11–0||Harry Terrell||KO||1 (8), 2:46||25 Mar 1988||Felt Forum, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|10||Win||10–0||George Garza||TKO||2 (6), 1:39||4 Feb 1988||Felt Forum, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|9||Win||9–0||John Morton||TKO||4 (6)||17 Dec 1987||Felt Forum, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|8||Win||8–0||Juan Quintana||TKO||2 (8)||27 Nov 1987||Veterans Memorial Coliseum, New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.|
|7||Win||7–0||Ernie Poole||TKO||1 (?), 2:16||20 Nov 1987||Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.|
|6||Win||6–0||Jimmy Harrison||TKO||2 (6), 0:40||27 Oct 1987||Felt Forum, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|5||Win||5–0||Tim Morrison||TKO||2 (6), 0:54||1 Oct 1987||Felt Forum, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|4||Win||4–0||Dennis Cain||TKO||2 (4), 1:08||6 Aug 1987||Felt Forum, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|3||Win||3–0||Jim Little||KO||1 (4), 2:20||18 Jun 1987||Felt Forum, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|2||Win||2–0||Eric Mitchell||TKO||3 (4)||7 May 1987||Felt Forum, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|1||Win||1–0||James Walker||TKO||3 (4), 2:13||6 Sep 1986||Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.|
Alex Stewart is survived by his wife, Angella Stewart, and his daughter, Ajay-Tenille Stewart, who was born in 1985.
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- Alex Stewart Amateur Record at the BoxingRecords. Last updated : 12 April 2006.
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