Derrick Gainer

Derrick "Smoke" Gainer (born August 22, 1972) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1990 to 2012. He held the WBA featherweight title from 2000 to 2003.

Derrick Gainer
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Statistics
Real nameDerrick Emory Gainer
Nickname(s)Smoke
Weight(s)Welterweight
NationalityAmerican
Born (1972-08-22) August 22, 1972 (age 49)
Pensacola, Florida
StanceSouthpaw
Boxing record
Total fights51
Wins43
Wins by KO25
Losses7
Draws1

Professional careerEdit

In 2000, Gainer defeated Freddie Norwood to win the WBA featherweight title and after four defenses lost to Juan Manuel Márquez, who became super champion, via technical decision in 2003.[1][2][3] Since his defeat to Marquez, Gainer lost in a challenge to WBA titleholder Chris John via unanimous decision.[4] Gainer is also a colleague and good friend of fellow Pensacola, Florida native Roy Jones Jr., and often fought on his under-cards.[citation needed]

His last was a split decision win over Carlos Navarro on the undercard of the Roy Jones-Anthony Hanshaw bout at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum, in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Derrick started a charter high school for at risk kids in 1999 which he named after his late grandmother Dr. Ruby J Gainer. This year Gainer started Fit Nation which is a childhood obesity program with goals to help kids make healthy life style changes.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ESPN.com: BOXING - Roy Who? Mayweather defuses 'The Time Bomb'". A.espncdn.com. 2003-11-15. Retrieved 2016-09-17.
  2. ^ "BOXING; Opponent Puts Up a Fight, But Jones Retains His Title". The New York Times. Retrieved 2016-09-18.
  3. ^ "The Marquez brothers go for a double-hitter - latimes". Articles.latimes.com. 2007-03-02. Retrieved 2016-09-17.
  4. ^ "BBC SPORT | Boxing | John defends crown against Gainer". BBC News. 2005-04-22. Retrieved 2016-09-17.

External linksEdit

Achievements
Vacant
Title last held by
Freddie Norwood
WBA featherweight champion
September 9, 2000 – November 1, 2003
Lost bid for super title
Succeeded byas Regular champion
promoted from interim status
Succeeded byas Super champion