Oliver McCall

Born Apr 21, 1965

Oliver "The Atomic Bull" McCall is an American professional Heavyweight boxer best known for winning the WBC Heavyweight Championship in 1994 after scoring an upset knock out victory over Lennox Lewis, in Lewis' home town of London, England, followed by his infamous in-ring meltdown in the rematch.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Oliver McCall.


1965 Birth Born on April 21, 1965.


1985 20 Years Old Known as "The Atomic Bull", McCall turned pro in 1985 and slowly worked his way up the heavyweight ranks.
1994 29 Years Old He beat Jesse Ferguson and future heavyweight champion Bruce Seldon and lost a very close decision to Tony Tucker before landing the shot against Lewis in 1994. … Read More


1995 30 Years Old He successfully defended the title in a bout against 45-year-old ex-champ Larry Holmes in Las Vegas winning 115-112 115-114 and 114-113 on the score cards, before returning to London to face Frank Bruno in 1995. … Read More
1997 32 Years Old Lewis and McCall squared off again on February 7, 1997, in Las Vegas. … Read More
2001 36 Years Old In 2001 at the age of 36 he resurrected his career with a tenth-round knockout of Henry Akinwande, at the time one of the most avoided contenders in the world, on a high-profile Lennox Lewis undercard in Las Vegas. … Read More
2004 39 Years Old In December 2004 he lost a close points decision to fellow contender DaVarryl Williamson on a high-profile Don King undercard from New York, and in 2005 he traveled to Germany for an eliminator to skillful and well regarded Cuban Juan Carlos Gomez, and was outpointed over ten rounds. … Read More


Despite his legal troubles, Oliver's career has since continued. He began his next run at a title with a first-round TKO of Kenny Craven in June 2006.
2007 42 Years Old On 16 June 2007, McCall defeated Sinan Samil Sam for the WBC International Heavyweight Championship by unanimous decision in Ankara, Turkey. … Read More
The long inactive McCall defeated Australian John Hopoate by 2nd-round TKO on the May 22, 2009, for the vacant IBA intercontinental heavyweight belt. … Read More
2010 45 Years Old 1 More Event
McCall was able to get another big fight, this time against Fres Oquendo, scheduled for December 7, 2010. … Read More
2011 46 Years Old 1 More Event
On December 16, 2011, Lawyer Foley was successful in having McCall's probation terminated.
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