Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1997 | 11:59 a.m. LAS VEGAS -- Oliver McCall wasn't on drugs when he quit fighting and then broke into tears in his WBC heavyweight title fight with Lennox Lewis. “The winner might get a shot at the real title again. After losing to Marcin Rekowski in 2014, he was out of the ring for more than four years but returned to beat 27-year-old Larry Knight in November last year. Then came Round 3. Mike Tyson, now you talking about wanting to come back but I don’t think you want Oliver McCall.” Read about our approach to external linking. He was back within nine months and has fought almost 40 times since. © Copyright 2020 Endgame360 Inc. All Rights Reserved. Liam Smith: “Kell Brook Is Scared Of Losing To Me!”, Nicola Adams: “Friday Night, I’ll Be Crowned the Real Champion!”, Fight Preview: George Groves vs Callum Smith. I couldn’t never see me really fighting him. After the fight, McCall’s explanation was just as strange as the fight itself.
No other copying or use is permitted without written agreement from the author. I like James Toney, but it would be good to get a Super Six going. See if we can have a final between the older champions and see who come out. I observed all the symptoms first-hand.
Oliver McCall 240 vs. Jamal Woods 245 Ignacio Holguin 127 vs Stephon McIntyre 132 Juan Garza 313.5 vs Allen Nelson 213 Ernest Reyna 222 vs Larry Knight 254 Steve Belemontes 161 vs Robert Serna 163. "She said: 'Dad, we are McCalls. And two months after losing to Lewis, he was detained in a psychiatric hospital. “I really admire Holyfield, that’s my brother in Christ. In 1997, he stepped back into the ring with Lewis, only for the bout to be stopped in the fifth round when McCall refused to fight back and broke down in tears. Oliver McCall is an American heavyweight that gave 3 decades of his life to the sport of boxing. Shortly thereafter, rumors began to fly suggesting that Tyson was going to face Shannon “The Cannon” Briggs, 48, (60-6-1, 53 KO’s) in the ring. His eyes had a glazed look, as if he were in a disassociative state, as if he were not there at all, detached. In 1994, heavyweight boxer Oliver McCall stunned Lennox Lewis in the second round to capture the WBC heavyweight title. “I’d Break Andy Ruiz Off Something Proper!” -Oliver McCall. Bakari is a writer and contributor for 3kingsboxing.com. He walked around the ring. "The major motivation for me is that I just love the sport of boxing. Visit cheetahhead.com to view more of his literary work.
However, it later emerged he had been admitted to rehab in the months prior to the bout because of his addiction to cocaine and cannabis. Despite calling out Tyson specifically, McCall would be willing to put several friendships aside with a few fellow fighters in order to stage what he believes would be an entertaining Super Six themed tournament. "The older I get, the better I feel," he tells BBC Sport.
FightNews.com is reporting that 54 year old former WBC Heavyweight Champion Oliver McCall (59-13, 48 KO) will step in the ring again September 28. McCall then faced former champ, Larry Holmes, on April 8, 1995, and defended his title with a 12-round unanimous decision. He ignored his corner. In one of the most bizarre scenes in the boxing world, the fight was called off in the fifth round when McCall suffered a mental breakdown. McCall had 74 professional fights, winning 58 of them. According to The Independent, McCall’s wife took out an emergency custody order against him. At 54, Oliver McCall is 24 years older than the man who took Anthony Joshua's IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles in June. Holyfield and Riddick Bowe and they were like ‘Oliver you still got it’ this, that and the other. In no time at all Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield, 57, (44-10-2, 29 KO’s) was thrown in the speculative mix. PNB at Home. McCall knows he will be criticised for fighting into his 50s, but his goal is to prove people wrong.
"I will be the only person in boxing history to avenge the loss of his son and become unified heavyweight champion. I was actually helping Riddick Bowe a little bit get his self in shape cause they was seeing me spar around there at the gym. “I don’t think Tyson want to get in there with me. RELATED: Marvin Hagler’s Boxing Career Began Because of a Man Only Known as ‘Mister Joe’. "I made sure my daughter, Shirley, came to watch me spar an undefeated heavyweight fighter a couple of months ago. McCall, known as the Atomic Bull, began his professional boxing career in 1985. McCall's manager Dr Chester Layne says it is possible the fighter may "run into problems" gaining a licence from other boxing commissions, but is confident they will overcome any issues. When former world heavyweight champion “Iron” Mike Tyson (50-6, 44 KO’s) recently released video footage of himself hitting the mitts, few if any could have predicted the explosion of activity that it would cause.
Oliver McCall was a talented high school basketball player but decided to pursue boxing after winning a pair of Chicago Golden Gloves titles.
”I didn’t quit. Speculation would follow on his return to the sport. I want to be able to finish the sport better than when I started," he says.