Sechew Powell (born June 6, 1979) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 2002 to 2014 and challenged for the IBF junior middleweight title in 2011.

Sechew Powell
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Statistics
Nickname(s)Iron Horse
Weight(s)Junior middleweight
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Reach74 in (188 cm)
NationalityAmerican
Born (1979-06-06) June 6, 1979 (age 40)
Brooklyn, New York City,
New York, U.S.
StanceSouthpaw
Boxing record
Total fights32
Wins26
Wins by KO15
Losses6

Early lifeEdit

Powell was born and raised in Brownsville, Brooklyn of Jamaican immigrant parents.[1][2]

Powell’s father and former manager is Novric Powell.[3] He is the brother of UFC mixed martial arts champion David Branch ,[4] whom Powell has helped train for fights,[4] of college wrestler Novric Reese ,[5] and of fellow middleweight boxer Jamelle Hamilton, who has fought alongside Powell in multiple tournaments.[3]

Amateur careerEdit

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.[6][3]

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[6] 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 [7] and studied forensic engineering and auto repair.[8][1]

Professional careerEdit

Powell turned pro in 2002 and was undefeated in his first 20 fights before losing to Kassim Ouma in 2006. In 2007, he won a close decision over Ishe Smith and had a KO win over Terrance Cauthen.

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.

He trained with coach Buddy McGirt in his professional career.[9] Powell also trained out of Gleason's Gym in Brooklyn.[10][3][11]

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.[12] 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.[13]

Powell tested positive for marijuana in his post-fight drug test and was suspended for 60 days by the New York State Athletic Commission.[14]

Powell avenged his loss to Latimore by fighting him again two years later and winning with a twelve-round majority decision in an IBF title eliminator in Durant, Oklahoma.[15]

Professional boxing recordEdit

Professional record summary
32 fights 26 wins 6 losses
By knockout 15 2
By decision 11 4
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Sechew Powell's Step Up in Class". The International Brotherhood of Prizefighters. February 3, 2006. Retrieved September 8, 2018.
  2. ^ "Gallery Showcases 2 Haitian Artists". The New York Daily News. April 20, 2003. Retrieved September 8, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d "Brothers Go From Gloves To Pros". The New York Daily News. February 3, 2006. Retrieved September 8, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Dave Branch - Brooklyn's Back". Ultimate Fighting Championship. November 29, 2010. Retrieved September 8, 2018.
  5. ^ "Jayhawk Wrestling, Muskegon Community College, 2008-2009" (PDF). Muskegon Community College. 2009. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Powell The Power Golden Gloves". The New York Daily News. January 11, 1998. Retrieved September 8, 2018.
  7. ^ "Famed boxing coach announces retirement at Huachuca". U.S. Army. February 17, 2011. Retrieved September 8, 2018.
  8. ^ "NMU-OTS Graduates at NMU, Northern Michigan University". Northern Michigan University. Retrieved September 8, 2018.
  9. ^ "'Triple threat' heating up in Florida". Eurosport.com. January 2, 2007. Retrieved September 8, 2018.
  10. ^ Trimbur, Lucia (2013). Come Out Swinging: The Changing World of Boxing in Gleason's Gym. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press. p. 163. ISBN 9780691150291.
  11. ^ "Homegrown Dukes to Put 'em Up On Tv". The New York Daily News. April 2, 2004. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  12. ^ Lieberman, Michael (2008-06-13). "Latimore Stops Powell". BoxingNews24.com. Retrieved 2008-06-14.
  13. ^ Richardson, Matt (2008-06-12). "Hard time for Powell at the Hard Rock!". Fightnews.com. Retrieved 2008-06-14.
  14. ^ Rafael, Dan (2008-06-19). "Powell flunks drug test after loss to Latimore, suspended 60 days". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2008-06-28.
  15. ^ "Sechew Powell Gets Revenge, Beats Deandre Latimore". Boxing Scene. March 20, 2010. Retrieved September 8, 2018.

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