Ezra Sellers

Ezra Nathan Sellers (September 2, 1968 – December 12, 2013) was an American cruiserweight boxer. He lived in Pensacola, Florida, where he died on December 12, 2013, due to heart problems.[1]

Ezra Sellers
Statistics
Real nameEzra Nathan Sellers
Weight(s)Cruiserweight
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Reach77 in (196 cm)
NationalityAmerican
Born(1968-09-02)September 2, 1968
DiedDecember 12, 2013(2013-12-12) (aged 45)
Pensacola, Florida, United States
StanceSouthpaw
Boxing record
Total fights37
Wins29
Wins by KO26
Losses8

Sellers won the world IBO cruiserweight championship against Carl Thompson; however, his title was vacated after losing to WBO champion Johnny Nelson on April 6, 2002 in Copenhagen, Denmark, who declined the IBO belt.

He was inducted into the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame in 2013.[1]

Professional boxing recordEdit

29 Wins (26 knockouts, 3 decisions), 8 Losses (8 knockouts, 0 decisions) [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 21-4   Emmanuel Nwodo KO 2 19 Jan 2008   New York City, United States Sellers knocked out at 2:59 of the second round.
Win 28-19   Kenny "The Raven" Craven TKO 3 7 Dec 2007   Biloxi, Mississippi, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:46 of the third round.
Win 12-10-1   Troy "Basher" Beets TKO 6 14 Jul 2007   Biloxi, Mississippi, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:30 of the sixth round.
Loss 22-1-1   O'Neil "Supernova" Bell KO 2 4 Sep 2004   Las Vegas, Nevada, United States IBF World Cruiserweight Title Eliminator. Sellers knocked out at 2:04 of the second round.
Loss 20-2-1   Kelvin "Concrete" Davis TKO 8 1 May 2004   Miami, Florida, United States IBF World Cruiserweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:33 of the eighth round.
Win 11-5-4   Joseph "African Assassin" Awinongya UD 8 28 Jun 2003   Coconut Creek, Florida, United States
Win 16-3   Jason Robinson TKO 2 1 Mar 2003   Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:53 of the second round.
Win 9-10   Kevin "The Rage" Tallon TKO 1 7 Sep 2002   Portland, Oregon, United States
Loss 41-12-1   Johnny "The Entertainer" Nelson KO 8 6 Apr 2002   Copenhagen, Denmark WBO World Cruiserweight Title. Sellers knocked out at 2:39 of the eighth round.
Win 28-5   Carl "The Cat" Thompson KO 4 26 Nov 2001   Manchester, United Kingdom IBO World Cruiserweight Title. Thompson knocked out at 1:36 of the fourth round.
Win 14-11   Onebo Maxime KO 2 20 Jun 2001   Kenner, Louisiana, United States
Loss 14-3   Ramon Garbey TKO 1 17 May 2001   Biloxi, Mississippi, United States WBO NABO Cruiserweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:45 of the first round.
Win 12-0   Sidney Mack TKO 1 29 Jul 2000   Tunica, Mississippi, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:38 of the first round.
Win 16-1-1   Willard "Red Thunder Rock" Lewis TKO 3 1 Apr 2000   Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States WBO NABO Cruiserweight Title.
Win 7-1   Drexie James TKO 8 25 Feb 2000   Tunica, Mississippi, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:50 of the eighth round.
Win 38-9-4   Nestor Hipolito Giovannini TKO 1 29 Jan 2000   Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 11-6   Matt Green UD 8 10 Dec 1999   Biloxi, Mississippi, United States 79-74, 79-73, 79-73.
Win 21-8-1   Miguel Angel Medina Burgos TKO 6 19 Nov 1999   Tunica, Mississippi, United States Referee stopped the bout at 3:00 of the sixth round.
Win 17-75-2   Danny Wofford TKO 4 15 Jan 1999   Lake Worth, Florida, United States Referee stopped the bout at 3:05 of the fourth round.
Loss 42-8   Alex "The Destroyer" Stewart TKO 3 8 Oct 1998   Kansas City, Missouri, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:43 of the third round.
Win 11-25-3   Marion "The Creep" Wilson UD 10 12 Jun 1998   Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States 98-93, 97-93, 99-91.
Win 22-5-2   John "Yahya" McClain TKO 1 7 Aug 1997   Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States WBU World Super Cruiserweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:26 of the first round.
Win 7-7-1   Ken McCurdy KO 1 22 Nov 1996   Tampa, Florida, United States
Win 9-6   Artis "The Mad Boxer" Pendergrass TKO 10 11 Sep 1996   Pensacola, Florida, United States NABU Cruiserweight Title.
Win 8-13   Earl Talley TKO 1 15 Jun 1996   Jacksonville, Florida, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:10 of the first round.
Win 8-0-1   Mike Pearman TKO 3 18 Apr 1996   Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Win 2-4   George Barlow TKO 1 28 Mar 1996   Pensacola, Florida, United States
Win 6-14-1   James "Gumbo" Fernandez KO 1 8 Dec 1995   Pensacola, Florida, United States
Win 7-1-1   Richie Brown TKO 4 24 Jun 1995   Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 1-0   Tom Williams TKO 1 18 Mar 1995   Pensacola, Florida, United States
Win 11-7   Gary Butler TKO 1 20 Sep 1994   Pensacola, Florida, United States
Win 3-2   Rick Willis TKO 1 22 Mar 1994   Pensacola, Florida, United States
Loss 3-8   Ed Thompson TKO 4 7 Jun 1993   Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
Win 3-1-1   Dayton Wheeler KO 3 12 Feb 1993   Bushkill, Pennsylvania, United States
Win -- Richard McComber TKO 1 15 Sep 1992   Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win 13-42-2   Frankie Hines KO 3 21 Mar 1992   Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
Loss 5-0   Bruce "The Atlantic City Express" Seldon TKO 2 22 Aug 1989   Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Slater, James (December 12, 2013). "Remembering thrilling warrior Ezra Sellers – the former IBO cruiserweight champ passes away at age 45". FightNews. Archived from the original on April 11, 2017. Retrieved April 10, 2017.

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Achievements
Preceded by
Carl Thompson
IBO Cruiserweight Champion
November 26, 2001 - April 26, 2002
Succeeded by
Sebastian Rothmann
Filled vacancy