|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Reach||74 in (188 cm)|
|Born||June 6, 1979|
Brooklyn, New York City,
New York, U.S.
|Wins by KO||15|
Powell’s father and former manager is Novric Powell. He is the brother of UFC mixed martial arts champion David Branch , whom Powell has helped train for fights, of college wrestler Novric Reese , and of fellow middleweight boxer Jamelle Hamilton, who has fought alongside Powell in multiple tournaments.
Nicknamed "Iron Horse", Powell was an amateur standout. In a rare event, Powell and his brother Jamelle Hamilton were crowned co-champions of the 139-pound novice division in the Daily News Golden Gloves.
Powell was the 2000 National Golden Gloves Light Middleweight Champion and 2001 United States Amateur Light middleweight champion. He won the world under 19 championship in Baku, Azerbaijan in 1998 and received a full scholarship at the U.S. Olympic Education Center at Northern Michigan University in 2002, where he trained with coach Al Mitchell  and studied forensic engineering and auto repair.
After racking up a 15-0 record, in May 2005 Powell met the also unbeaten Cornelius Bundrage. Seconds coming into the fight, Bundrage and Powell threw simultaneous right hands to each other's chin, resulting in an extremely rare double knockdown. In shock of the event the referee did not score any knockdowns and Powell immediately sent down Bundrage for the second time with a straight left, who fell two times while trying to stand up and the bout was stopped.
On June 11, 2008 Powell fought Deandre Latimore at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City. Powell entered the fight ranked #1 by the IBF in the junior middleweight division. Both men hurt each other repeatedly throughout the fight, but it was Latimore who came up big in the seventh round when he hurt Powell with a right hook. An uppercut rocked Powell along the ropes and his head was repeatedly snapped back as he absorbed punch after punch. With less than a minute left in the round, the referee stepped in and called it off, much to the dismay of Powell. At the time of the stoppage, all three judges had the fight even, 57-57.
Professional boxing recordEdit
|Professional record summary|
|32 fights||26 wins||6 losses|
|32||Loss||26–6||Dmitry Mikhaylenko||UD||8||Aug 2, 2014||Revel Resort, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|31||Loss||26–5||Gabriel Rosado||TKO||9 (12), 2:43||Jun 1, 2012||Sands Casino Resort, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, U.S.||For vacant WBO Inter-Continental junior middleweight title|
|30||Loss||26–4||Cory Spinks||UD||12||Jan 28, 2012||Shrine Mosque Auditorium, Springfield, Missouri, U.S.|
|29||Loss||26–3||Cornelius Bundrage||UD||12||Jun 25, 2011||The Family Arena, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.||For IBF junior middleweight title|
|28||Win||26–2||Deandre Latimore||MD||12||Mar 19, 2010||Choctaw Gaming Center, Durant, Oklahoma, U.S.|
|27||Win||25–2||Christian Lloyd Joseph||TKO||3 (12), 2:30||Jan 14, 2009||Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida, U.S.||Won vacant IBA Intercontinental junior middleweight title|
|26||Win||24–2||Clarence Taylor||UD||8||Oct 11, 2008||Grand Casino, Hinckley, Minnesota, U.S.|
|25||Loss||23–2||Deandre Latimore||TKO||7 (10), 2:11||Jun 11, 2008||Hard Rock Times Square, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|24||Win||23–1||Kevin Finley||TKO||1 (10), 2:23||Feb 29, 2008||Paragon Casino & Resort, Marksville, Louisiana, U.S.|
|23||Win||22–1||Terrance Cauthen||TKO||4 (12), 2:19||Dec 5, 2007||Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida, U.S.|
|22||Win||21–1||Ishe Smith||UD||10||Feb 17, 2007||Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|21||Loss||20–1||Kassim Ouma||UD||10||Aug 5, 2006||Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|20||Win||20–0||Willie Lee||TKO||10 (10), 2:33||Jun 17, 2006||FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.|
|19||Win||19–0||Robert Frazier||UD||10||Feb 3, 2006||Northern Quest Resort & Casino, Airway Heights, Washington, U.S.|
|18||Win||18–0||Archak TerMeliksetian||UD||10||Nov 4, 2005||Buffalo Run Casino, Miami, Florida, U.S.|
|17||Win||17–0||Santiago Samaniego||TKO||3 (10), 0:36||Aug 25, 2005||Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|16||Win||16–0||Cornelius Bundrage||TKO||1 (10), 0:22||May 6, 2005||Foxwoods Resort Casino, Ledyard, Connecticut, U.S.|
|15||Win||15–0||Patrick Thompson||UD||8||Jan 21, 2005||Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, U.S.|
|14||Win||14–0||George Armenta||UD||10||Sep 30, 2004||The Grand Ballroom, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|13||Win||13–0||Grady Brewer||SD||8||Jun 17, 2004||Harrah's Laughlin, Laughlin, Nevada, U.S.|
|12||Win||12–0||Sergio Melendez||TKO||2 (8), 2:01||Apr 22, 2004||The Grand Ballroom, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|11||Win||11–0||Kirk Douglas||KO||1 (6), 2:10||Feb 26, 2004||Sports Arena, San Diego, California, U.S.|
|10||Win||10–0||James Johnson||TKO||1 (4), 2:28||Jan 9, 2004||Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, U.S.|
|9||Win||9–0||Terry Clark||TKO||2 (6), 1:46||Aug 8, 2003||Alltel Arena, North Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.|
|8||Win||8–0||Jamal Harris||UD||6||Apr 26, 2003||Foxwoods Resort Casino, Ledyard, Connecticut, U.S.|
|7||Win||7–0||Sandro Haro||TKO||5 (6), 0:59||Mar 20, 2003||Michael's Eighth Avenue, Glen Burnie, Maryland, U.S.|
|6||Win||6–0||Andres Larrinaga||TKO||5 (6), 2:34||Mar 6, 2003||Level Nightclub, Miami, Florida, U.S.|
|5||Win||5–0||Bill Tipton||TKO||2 (6), 1:57||Jan 10, 2003||Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, U.S.|
|4||Win||4–0||Larry Brothers||UD||4||Nov 23, 2002||Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|3||Win||3–0||Jonathan Taylor||MD||4||Oct 23, 2002||Regent Hotel, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|2||Win||2–0||Julio Cesar Montero||KO||2 (4), 0:58||Sep 23, 2002||National Guard Armory, Braintree, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|1||Win||1–0||Aundalen Sloan||TKO||2 (4), 2:34||Aug 17, 2002||Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
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