Montell "Ice" Griffin


Birth Name: Born: Birthplace: Died: Hometown: Stance:  Height: Reach:
Montell Julian Griffin 06-06-1970 Chicago, Illinois, USA

 

Chicago, Illinois, USA Orthodox  5′ 7″   /   170cm Reach: 70″   /   178cm

 

Division: Light Heavyweight

 

Titles

  • Former IBC Light Heavyweight Champion
  • Former WBC Light Heavyweight Champion
  • Former USBA Light Heavyweight Champion
  • Former NABF Light Heavyweight Champion
  • Former FECARBOX Light Heavyweight Champion
  • Former IBF Intercontinental Light Heavyweight Champion
  • Former WBU World Boxing Union Light Heavyweight Champion
  • Former WBC Continental Americas Light Heavyweight Champion

Biography

Montell Julian Griffin (born June 6, 1970 in Chicago) is a retired American boxer who was the WBC light-heavyweight champion.

Amateur Career

Griffin compiled an amateur record of 36-5. He won the 1992 United States Amateur light heavyweight title, defeating future heavyweight champion John Ruiz on points on the way.

At the 1992 Olympic Trials in Worcester, Massachusetts, Griffin was outpointed in the final by Jeremy Williams. However, at the Olympic Box-offs he outpointed Williams twice, to earn an Olympic bid at light heavyweight. His Olympic results were:

Professional Career

Griffin was a top prospect, who began his pro career in 1993 with a record of 26-0. He holds two victories over James Toney. Griffin also defeated Roy Jones Jr. for the WBC light heavyweight title by disqualification after Jones hit him while he was down. Griffin was victim of a first round knockout in the rematch. Since then Griffin has unsuccessfully challenged for the title losing to both Dariusz Michalczewski and Antonio Tarver. He has always been credited for his defensive minded style.

Links

Boxing Record: click

Sources: BoxRec.com / Wikipedia