Chris Byrd, Date of Birth, Place of Birth

    

Chris Byrd

American boxer

Date of Birth: 15-Aug-1970

Place of Birth: Flint, Michigan, United States

Profession: boxer

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Leo


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About Chris Byrd

  • Christopher Cornelius "Chris" Byrd (born August 15, 1970) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1993 to 2009.
  • He is a two-time world heavyweight champion, having first won the WBO title in 2000 after an upset corner stoppage over then-undefeated Vitali Klitschko.
  • In his first title defense later that year, he lost to Vitali's brother Wladimir Klitschko.
  • In 2002, Byrd defeated Evander Holyfield to win the IBF heavyweight title for his second reign as world champion.
  • He made four successful defenses until losing his title again to Wladimir Klitschko in a 2006 rematch.
  • Byrd's cousin, Lamon Brewster, has a shared history with Wladimir Klitschko: Brewster defeated him in 2004, but lost in a 2007 rematch. As an amateur, Byrd represented the United States at the 1992 Summer Olympics and won a silver medal in the middleweight division.
  • He is also a three-time national amateur champion, winning the light middleweight title in 1989, and the middleweight title in 1991 and 1992.

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