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Oliver McCall

Oliver McCall

Former professional boxer

Oliver McCall (born April 21, 1965) is an American professional boxer. A veteran of the sport for over three decades, he is best known for winning the WBC heavyweight title in 1994 by scoring an upset knockout victory over Lennox Lewis. The next year he defended the title against Larry Holmes before losing it to Frank Bruno. McCall would also become known for an in-ring mental breakdown during his 1997 rematch with Lewis. McCall's son, Elijah, is also a heavyweight professional boxer.

Along with Vitali Klitschko and Nikolai Valuev, McCall is one of the few world heavyweight champions to have never been knocked down in any fight.

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April 21, 1965
Oliver McCall was born in Chicago.

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