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Frankie Randall

Born Sep 25, 1961

Frankie Billy Randall is a three-time world champion boxer, who is best known as the man who handed Mexican legend Julio César Chávez his first professional defeat.

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1961 Birth Born on September 25, 1961.


1981 19 Years Old Known as "The Surgeon", Randall, who was born in Birmingham, Alabama and grew up in Morristown, Tennessee, turned pro in 1981 after a lengthy career as an amateur boxer.


1982 20 Years Old He started slowly, winning his pro debut in June of that year, but was inactive in 1982 and did not fight again until February 1983.
1983 21 Years Old Once his career started in earnest, Randall stayed busy, fighting and winning 23 times between 1983 and June 1985, when he fought former and future champ Edwin Rosario and lost a unanimous decision over 10 rounds. … Read More
1986 24 Years Old On July 4, 1986, Randall drew with Freddie Pendleton for the USBA regional lightweight title, then watched Pendleton get a title shot instead of him even though Randall had previously defeated him.
1987 25 Years Old Then, in October 1987, he was knocked out by Mexican lightweight champion Primo Ramos for the NABF regional belt.


1993 31 Years Old Randall then signed with promoter Don King and spent the next six and a half years fighting on the undercards of various championship fights promoted by King. But he also won all 17 of those fights, and on January 30, 1993, earned another title shot when he knocked out Rosario in the seventh round of a rematch. That shot came on January 29, 1994 against the legendary champion Julio César Chávez, in the grand opening of the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. … Read More
1996 34 Years Old …  He beat Coggi, defended his title twice, then lost a rematch to Coggi in January 1996 in the same manner he'd lost to Chávez—a four-round decision in a fight ended early by a clash of heads.
1997 35 Years Old Seven months later, Randall regained the WBA title, beating Coggi by unanimous decision in Buenos Aires, Argentina. But he lost it in his first defense, against Khalid Rahilou on January 11, 1997. … Read More
1999 37 Years Old He won a pair of tune-up fights, then faced contender Oba Carr in February 1999 for a chance to fight for a welterweight title. … Read More


2004 42 Years Old On May 22, 2004, Randall got back into the news when old rival Chávez chose him for his last fight before going into retirement. … Read More
2005 43 Years Old He announced his retirement on January 1, 2005 after losing a fight to light-middleweight Mexican Marco Antonio Rubio. … Read More
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