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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. During his professional career, he fought world champions Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, George Foreman, Oleg Maskaev, and Michael Moorer.

Alex Stewart
Statistics
Nickname(s)The Destroyer
Weight(s)Heavyweight
Height1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Reach199 cm (78 in)
Born(1964-06-28)28 June 1964
London, England, UK
Died16 November 2016(2016-11-16) (aged 52)
Mount Vernon, New York, U.S.
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights53
Wins43
Wins by KO40
Losses10

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Amateur careerEdit

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.[2] 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.

HighlightsEdit

  Pan American Games (heavyweight), Caracas, Venezuela, August 1983:

  • 1/4: Defeated Jorge Dascola (Argentina) KO 1
  • 1/2: Lost to Aurelio Toyo (Cuba) RSC 2

Olympic Games (heavyweight), Los Angeles, California, August 1984:

  National Golden Gloves (heavyweight), 1985:

Professional careerEdit

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.[3]

Stewart is probably best known for being blown out by Mike Tyson in the first round in 1990 at Trump Plaza in Atlantic City.,[4][5] 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.[6]

Professional boxing recordEdit

43 Wins (40 knockouts, 3 decisions), 10 Losses (7 knockouts, 3 decisions) [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 43–10   Jorge Luis González TKO 2 06/06/1999   Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:38 of the second round..
Loss 43–9   Lance Whitaker TKO 7 16/01/1999   Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:40 of the seventh round.
Win 43–8   Ezra Sellers TKO 3 08/10/1998   Kansas City, Missouri, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:43 of the third round.
Loss 42–8   Phil Jackson UD 10 24/07/1998   Miami, Florida, United States
Win 42–7   Abdul Muhaymin UD 8 12/06/1998   Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Loss 41–7   Oleg Maskaev TKO 7 27/09/1997   Moscow, Russia
Win 41–6   James Warring UD 10 01/05/1997   Asbury Park, New Jersey, United States
Win 40–6   Samson Cohen KO 1 06/03/1997   Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Loss 39–6   Craig Petersen TKO 8 03/11/1996   Urayasu, Chiba, Japan
Win 39–5   Bryant Smith KO 6 06/02/1996   New York City, United States
Win 38–5   Terry Anderson KO 1 02/12/1995   Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 37–5   Darren Hayden TKO 5 03/10/1995   Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States
Win 36–5   Jesse Ferguson UD 10 08/08/1995   Coachella, California, United States
Win 35–5   Tyrone Evans TKO 4 09/05/1995   Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 34–5   Tyrone Evans TKO 6 10/09/1994   Laughlin, Nevada, United States
Win 33–5   Derrick Roddy TKO 6 02/07/1994   South Padre Island, Texas, United States
Loss 32-5   Evander Holyfield UD 12 26/06/1993   Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States 109-119, 110-118, 110-118.
Win 32–4   Rick Enis TKO 3 26/04/1993   Rosemont, Illinois, United States
Win 31–4   Jerry Halstead TKO 7 06/02/1993   New York City, United States
Win 30–4   Marshall Tillman TKO 10 25/08/1992   Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 29–4   Paul Poirier TKO 3 24/07/1992   Catskill, New York, United States
Loss 28–4   "Big" George Foreman MD 10 11/04/1992   Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 28–3   Joey Christjohn TKO 3 22/02/1992   Katowice, Poland
Loss 27–3   Michael Moorer TKO 4 27/07/1991   Norfolk, Virginia, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:54 of the fourth round.
Win 27–2   Danny Wofford RTD 4 11/04/1991   Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States
Loss 26–2   Mike Tyson TKO 1 08/12/1990   Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:27 of the first round.
Win 26–1   Jamie "Featherman" Howe TKO 7 03/07/1990   Monticello, New York, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:32 of the seventh round.
Win 25–1   Mark "The Storm" Young TKO 5 25/05/1990   Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Referee stopped the bout at 3:00 of the fifth round.
Loss 24–1   Evander Holyfield TKO 8 04/11/1989   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   Terry Armstrong TKO 3 10/08/1989   New York City, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:25 of the third round.
Win 23–0   Fernando "Toro" Montes TKO 2 13/07/1989   New York City, United States
Win 22–0   Michael "Jack" Johnson TKO 2 29/04/1989   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   Arthel "Bam Bam" Lawhorne TKO 4 30/03/1989   New York City, United States
Win 20–0   David Jaco TKO 1 18/02/1989   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   Eddie Richardson KO 3 15/12/1988   New York City, United States Richardson knocked out at 1:11 of the third round.
Win 18–0   Lorenzo Canady TKO 4 27/10/1988   New York City, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:14 of the fourth round.
Win 17–0   Tim "T-Bone" Adams TKO 1 23/09/1988   Brooklyn, New York, United States
Win 16–0   Conroy Nelson TKO 2 31/07/1988   New York City, United States
Win 15–0   Calvin Sherman TKO 1 14/07/1988   New York City, United States
Win 14–0   "Indian" Aaron Brown TKO 1 26/05/1988   Massachusetts, United States
Win 13–0   Jim "The Bull" Berry TKO 1 20/05/1988   Brooklyn, New York, United States
Win 12–0   Mike Jones KO 4 12/05/1988   New York City, United States
Win 11–0   Harry Terrell KO 1 25/03/1988   New York City, United States Terrell knocked out at 2:46 of the first round.
Win 10–0   George Garza TKO 2 04/02/1988   New York City, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:39 of the second round.
Win 9–0   John "Big Red" Morton TKO 4 17/12/1987   New York City, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:00 of the fourth round.
Win 8–0   Juan Quintana TKO 2 27/11/1987   Connecticut, United States
Win 7–0 Ernie Poole TKO 1 20/11/1987   Detroit, Michigan, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:16 of the first round.
Win 6–0   Jimmy Harrison TKO 2 27/10/1987   New York City, United States
Win 5–0   Tim Morrison TKO 2 01/10/1987   New York City, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:54 of the second round.
Win 4–0   Dennis Cain TKO 2 06/08/1987   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 City, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:20 of the first round.
Win 2–0   Eric Mitchell TKO 3 07/05/1987   New York City, United States
Win 1–0   James Walker TKO 3 06/09/1986   Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Personal lifeEdit

Alex Stewart is survived by his wife, Angella Stewart, and his daughter, Tenille Stewart, who was born in 1985.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.boxing247.com/boxing-news/r-i-p-alex/64847
  2. ^ Alex Stewart Amateur Record at the BoxingRecords. Last updated : April 12, 2006.
  3. ^ Press, The Associated (23 November 2016). "Alex Stewart, Who Fought Tyson, Holyfield and Foreman, Dies at 52". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  4. ^ Finger, David E. (2014). Rocky Lives!. Potomac Books, Inc. p. 254. ISBN 9781612343099. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  5. ^ "Sports People: Boxing; A Bout Amid Sadness For Alex Stewart". The New York Times. 3 July 1990. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  6. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/23/sports/alex-stewart-dead-heavyweight.html?_r=0
  7. ^ Press, The Associated (23 November 2016). "Alex Stewart, Who Fought Tyson, Holyfield and Foreman, Dies at 52". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 4 January 2018.

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