Tuesday, March 10, 2015


Nickname: "The Fighting Marine"

   Obed Sullivan turned pro on August 27 1992 in San Diego California with a first round knockout of Mike Davis.  After a 4 round decision win in his 2nd pro bout, he lost to 290 Lb. Jonathon Grant in his 3rd pro bout.  He then went 3 years, and 29 fights without a loss.  In November of 1997 he would take a record of 28-1-1, 19 ko's into a showdown bout against undefeated Hasim "The Rock" Rahman (23-0, 20 ko) for the USBA Heavyweight Title.  Rahman won the battle by a Majority decision.  2 fights later, Sullivan got a shot at the IBC heavyweight title against another undefeated fighter - Michael Grant (27-0).  Sullivan was stopped in the 9th round by Grant. 

   Sullivan's biggest challenge came on Dec. 11, 1999 in Hamburg, Germany where he faced undefeated World Champion Vitali Klitschko (26-0, 26 knockouts) for the WBO World Heavyweight Title.  Klitschko stopped him in 9 rounds to retain his world title and unbeaten record.  November of 2000, Obed came so close to winning his first title, but had to settle for a majority draw against Larry Donald (38-1-1, 23 ko) for the NABO Heavyweight Title belt. 

   It was May of 2000 when Obed Sullivan won a title belt, winning a close split decision over Sherman Williams (18-5-1) for the Vacant NABF Heavyweight Title.  Obed defended the title belt in his next fight against another unbeaten Fres Oquendo (20-0, 11 ko), losing by tko in round 11.  He scored two more wins by knockout before losing in his final professional bout on Jan. 20 of 2007 dropping a 4 round split decision to James Porter.

   Obed finished his pro boxing career with a record of 41 wins, 9 losses, 2 draws with 30 knockouts.

Obed Sullivan's complete Pro Record

If you would like to see Obed Sullivan's fights, I have the following DVD's available:

1. BUSTER MATHIS JR.                             [N/C-5] {IBF Inter-Continental Heavy Title}
2. MARTIN FOSTER #2                             [ko-3]
3. SAM HAMPTON                                    [w-12] {IBF Inter-Continental Heavy Title}
4. LEVI BILLUPS #2                                   [tko-12] {IBF Inter-Continental Heavy Title}
5. CARLOS MONROE                               [w-10]
6. HASIM RAHMAN                                  [L-12] {USBA/IBF Inter-Continental Heavy Titles}
7. KEITH MCKNIGHT                               [tko-7]
8. MICHAEL GRANT                                 [tko-by-9] {IBC Heavy Title}
9. JESSE FERGUSON                                [L-10]
10. VITALY KLITSCHKO                         [tko-by-9] {WBO Heavy Title}
11. DAVID TUA                                         [ko-by-1] {USBA/IBF Inter-Continental Heavy Titles}
12. AUGUSTINE CORPUS                       [tko-4]
13. SHERMAN WILLIAMS                       [w-12] {Vacant NABF Heavy Title}
14. FRES OQUENDO                                [tko-by-11] {NABF Heavy Title}

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