Freddie Pendleton

Birth Name: Born: Birthplace: Died: Hometown: Stance:  Height: Reach:
Freddie Pendleton 01-05-1963 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA   Miami, Florida, USA Orthodox 5′ 8″   /   173cm 72″   /   183cm

Division: Lightweight

 

Career Facts:

The underdog in many of his bouts, Pendleton won the Pennsylvania State, IBA Americas, USBA & IBF titles.

Biography

Freddie Pendleton (born January 5, 1963 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a retired professional boxer in the lightweight (135lb) division. Pendleton won his first title in October 1985 knocking out Darryl Martin (9-2) in the 6th round earning him the Pennsylvania State light welterweight title.

In March 1986, "Fearless", who was (14-13) at the time, took on Roger Mayweather (23-3) at the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. He knocked out Roger in the 6th round for a TKO win.

Four months later, Pendleton took on Frankie Randall (27-1) for the second time. Only this time was for the vacant USBA lightweight title. The fight went the distance and was a draw. Freddie later won the USBA lightweight title and defended it successfully in 1987 and 1988.

In 1990, Pendleton fought for a world title against a world class fight like WBC & IBF lightweight champion, Pernell Whitaker (20-1). Although many people counted Freddie out before even the fight started due to his 24 win - 16 loss record, the fight turned out to be better than most thought. Judges, Jim Traylor and Stuart Winston scored it 116-112, & Phil Newman 117-113 all for Pernell Whitaker.

In 1993, he captured the Vacant IBF lightweight title with a decision win over Tracy Spann. He defended the belt once before losing it to Rafael Ruelas in 1994. Although he continued to fight until 2001, Pendleton never regained a major belt, losing to IBF welterweight title holder Félix Trinidad in 1996, IBF light welterweight title holder Vince Phillips in 1997, and WBA welterweight title holder James Page in 1999.

He retired in 2001 after being KO'd by Ricky Hatton.

On June 26, 2011, Freddie Pendleton was inducted into the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame.

 

Links

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Source: BoxRec.com / Wikipedia