Calvin Vance Brock (born January 22, 1975 in Charlotte, North Carolina) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 2001 to 2007. In 2006, he won Ring Magazine's Knockout of the Year for his win against Zuri Lawrence and challenged for the IBF and IBO heavyweight titles. Brock was forced to retire after receiving retinal damage in his right eye following his loss to Eddie Chambers.
|Real name||Calvin Vance Brock|
|Nickname(s)||The Boxing Banker|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Reach||77 in (196 cm)|
|Born||January 22, 1975|
Charlotte, North Carolina
|Wins by KO||23|
Brock is known not only for his boxing skills but also for his skill at handling money. Brock has a degree in finance from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and manages his own portfolio.  Brock — formerly a banker — received his nickname from a Bank of America ad, in which he was referred to as The Boxing Banker. 
Brock had a notable amateur boxing career. He was the National Golden Gloves Heavyweight Champion in 1998. In 1999, he won the United States amateur championship at 201 lb.
At the 2000 Summer Olympics, he competed on the U.S. boxing team as a super heavyweight after narrowly beating one-time conqueror T.J.Wilson in the qualification. He was a teammate of future world champions Jermain Taylor, Jeff Lacy, and Brian Viloria, but he lost to Paolo Vidoz and did not win a medal.
Amateur record 147-38
Brock turned professional in 2001. Although he built an impressive record, Brock did not fight many top-ranked heavyweights.
Three months later, highly rated contender Jameel McCline knocked down Brock in round 7, but Brock got up and won the bout by unanimous decision.
On November 19, 2005, Brock won his first title—the IBA Continental Americas heavyweight title—when he defeated journeyman David Bostice by unanimous decision.
On February 25, 2006, Brock was part of the Shane Mosley vs. Fernando Vargas undercard. He knocked out Zuri Lawrence in round 6 with a counter left hook that caught Lawrence flush and ended up being the Ring Magazine knockout of the year." 
Brock defended his IBA Continental Americas title on June 24, 2006 against undefeated Timor Ibragimov by unanimous decision. The fight occurred outdoors at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, where the temperature exceeded 100 °F (38 °C).
Brock finally earned his first world title shot as he took on IBF and IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko in Madison Square Garden on November 11, 2006. However, he suffered his first professional loss when he was knocked out in the 7th round, dropping his record to 29-1.
In November he was edged out by Eddie Chambers in an IBF semifinal. During this bout, Brock suffered retinal damage in his right eye. As a result of botched surgery to repair the damage in December 2007, Brock became legally blind in his right eye, and forced to retire permanently from the sport of boxing. Brock can still see images of daylight in the right eye. After retirement, Brock, who has a wife and daughter, became a commercial real estate agent.
Professional boxing recordEdit
|Professional record summary|
|33 fights||31 wins||2 losses|
|33||Loss||31–2||Eddie Chambers||SD||12||2 Nov 2007||Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, Washington, U.S.|
|32||Win||31–1||Alex Gonzales||UD||8||2 Jun 2007||Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|31||Win||30–1||Ralph West||KO||1 (10), 2:49||17 Mar 2007||American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas, U.S.|
|30||Loss||29–1||Wladimir Klitschko||TKO||7 (12), 2:10||11 Nov 2006||Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.||For IBF and IBO heavyweight titles|
|29||Win||29–0||Timur Ibragimov||UD||12||24 Jun 2006||Caesars Palace, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Won vacant WBC FECARBOX heavyweight title|
|28||Win||28–0||Zuri Lawrence||KO||6 (10), 2:58||25 Feb 2006||Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|27||Win||27–0||David Bostice||UD||12||19 Nov 2005||Cricket Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.|
|26||Win||26–0||Kenny Craven||TKO||4 (10), 2:34||25 Jun 2005||Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|25||Win||25–0||Jameel McCline||UD||10||23 Apr 2005||Caesars Palace, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|24||Win||24–0||Clifford Etienne||TKO||3 (10), 1:25||21 Jan 2005||Reliant Center, Houston, Texas, U.S.|
|23||Win||23–0||Wesley Martin||TKO||2 (6), 2:00||14 Nov 2004||Mountain High Casino, Black Hawk, Colorado, U.S.|
|22||Win||22–0||Willie Williams||UD||6||24 Jul 2004||Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|21||Win||21–0||Terry Smith||UD||10||15 May 2004||DePaul Athletic Center, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.|
|20||Win||20–0||Derek Berry||RTD||6 (10), 3:00||22 Jan 2004||Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.|
|19||Win||19–0||David Vedder||TKO||8 (8), 1:27||12 Dec 2003||Casino Del Sol, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.|
|18||Win||18–0||Ken Murphy||TKO||3||8 Nov 2003||Cricket Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.|
|17||Win||17–0||Shane Swartz||RTD||6 (8), 3:00||29 Aug 2003||Sovereign Center, Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|16||Win||16–0||Marcus Rhode||KO||2 (8), 2:35||19 Jul 2003||Reliant Center, Houston, Texas, U.S.|
|15||Win||15–0||Jim Strohl||TKO||1 (6), 1:40||7 Jun 2003||Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|14||Win||14–0||Shawn Robinson||TKO||1 (6), 1:28||4 Apr 2003||Fernwood Resort, Bushkill, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|13||Win||13–0||Jeff Pegues||TKO||3 (6)||23 Jan 2003||Convention Center, Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.|
|12||Win||12–0||Franklin Edmondson||TKO||2 (8), 2:41||22 Nov 2002||Bally's Park Place Hotel Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|11||Win||11–0||Leroy Humphries||TKO||2 (6), 0:12||13 Sep 2002||Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|10||Win||10–0||Antonio Colbert||UD||6||27 Jul 2002||Beau Rivage Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S.|
|9||Win||9–0||Don Normand||TKO||2 (6), 2:44||25 May 2002||Lowes Speedway, Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.|
|8||Win||8–0||Craig Brinson||TKO||5 (6), 1:40||7 Oct 2001||Grand Victoria Casino, Elgin, Illinois, U.S.|
|7||Win||7–0||Lewis Gilbert||TKO||1 (6), 3:00||2 Sep 2001||Silverstar Hotel & Casino, Choctaw, Mississippi, U.S.|
|6||Win||6–0||Rocky Gannon||TKO||2 (6), 2:27||18 Aug 2001||Cox Pavilion, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|5||Win||5–0||Shawn Woods||TKO||1 (6), 2:42||17 Jun 2001||Sunset Station, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.|
|4||Win||4–0||Antonio Colbert||UD||4||1 Apr 2001||Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|3||Win||3–0||Jeff Ford||TKO||2 (4), 1:37||23 Mar 2001||Texas Station Casino, North Las Vegas, U.S.|
|2||Win||2–0||Benjamin Garcia||TKO||1 (4), 2:29||11 Mar 2001||Feather Falls Casino, Oroville, California, U.S.|
|1||Win||1–0||Zibielee Kimbrough||TKO||3 (4), 1:05||11 Feb 2001||Grand Victoria Casino, Elgin, Illinois, U.S.||Professional debut|
- Catching up with Calvin Brock (Interview)
- Calvin Brock Fight-by-Fight Career Record
- Professional boxing record for Calvin Brock from BoxRec
|Amateur boxing titles|
| U.S. super heavyweight champion
T. J. Wilson
|Regional boxing titles|
Title last held byShannon Briggs
| WBC FECARBOX heavyweight champion
24 Jun 2006 - Aug 2006
Title next held byOliver McCall
KO1 Jaidon Codrington
| The Ring Knockout of the Year
KO6 Zuri Lawrence
KO5 Vic Darchinyan