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Samson Poʻuha

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Samson Po'uha (born June 2, 1972 in Tonga) is a retired Tongan professional boxer.

AmateurEdit

As an amateur, Po'uha was a National Golden Gloves Super Heavyweight Champion in 1991 and United States (National AAU) amateur Super Heavyweight champion in 1992.

ProEdit

After turning pro in 1992, Po'uha showed good power, but was often out of shape. He lost to former amateur Craig Payne, (then 11-8), in 1994, and never became a major contender. He lost by technical knockout to then-undefeated Andrew Golota in a fight, where Golota was nearly knocked out by Po'uha, out of desperation he resort to biting Po'uha on the side of his neck during a clinch. Po'uha later lost to a journeyman Jesse Ferguson. Overall he had a pro career record of 20-5-1 with 18 KOs. Mr. Po'uha retired in 2003.

Professional boxing recordEdit

20 Wins (18 knockouts, 2 decisions), 5 Losses (3 knockouts, 2 decisions), 1 Draw [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 19-6-1   Sherman "The Caribbean Tank" Williams MD 10 21/04/2002   Laughlin, Nevada, United States 91-99, 93-97, 95-95.
Draw 37-22-3   Frankie "The Tennessee Stud" Swindell PTS 5 30/01/2002   Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Win 11-20-3   Louis "The Facelifter" Monaco KO 8 05/05/2000   Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Monaco knocked out at 1:27 of the eighth round.
Loss 15-17-3   David Vedder PTS 6 12/06/1999   Saint George, Utah, United States
Loss 23-16   Jesse "The Boogieman" Ferguson TKO 8 31/05/1997   Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:53 of the eighth round.
Win 33-16   "Smokin" Bert Cooper TKO 4 22/04/1997   Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:36 of the fourth round.
Win 31-14-1   Frankie "The Tennessee Stud" Swindell SD 10 05/04/1997   Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States 95-94, 94-97, 98-93.
Win 9-4-1   Jimmy Haynes TKO 2 28/01/1997   Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:00 of the second round.
Win 3-4-2   Patrick Freeman UD 4 15/07/1996   Laughlin, Nevada, United States
Loss 23-0   Andrew Golota TKO 5 16/05/1995   Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:44 of the fifth round.
Win 11-5-1   Martin Foster TKO 1 19/01/1995   Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:30 of the first round.
Win 10-2   Jeff Lally KO 1 08/12/1994   Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 11-30   John "Big Red" Morton KO 1 17/11/1994   Saint George, Utah, United States
Loss 11-8-1   Craig Payne TKO 6 30/06/1994   Mesquite, Nevada, United States
Win 5-8-6   David Graves KO 7 14/01/1994   Saint George, Utah, United States
Win 16-10-2   Mike "Big House" Rouse TKO 8 16/11/1993   Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi, United States
Win 18-3-2   Jason Waller TKO 1 05/10/1993   Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:47 of the first round.
Win 4-7   Carl McGrew TKO 1 04/09/1993   Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 10-9   Al Shoffner TKO 2 30/08/1993   Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Win 26-15-1   Eddie Gonzales KO 1 05/08/1993   Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 2-2   Domingo Monroe TKO 2 15/07/1993   Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States
Win 10-8-1   Mike Acklie KO 1 26/06/1993   Saint George, Utah, United States
Win 7-3   Warren "Rusty" Williams TKO 1 06/06/1993   Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 9-0   Willie Jackson TKO 1 03/04/1993   Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 1-0   Patrick Smith TKO 4 14/02/1993   Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 6-16   Steve Cortez KO 1 25/11/1992   Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

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