Jeff Lacy, born on May 12, 1977, is a retired American professional boxer, who fought in the Super Middleweight division. He turned professional in 2001 and retired in 2015 after a career spanning more than 13 years. Lacy made an impressive professional debut at the young age of 23, winning via first-round KO against Jerald Lowe, kickstarting his career.
Lacy had an impressive professional boxing career, with a record of 27-6, including 18 knockout wins and three losses via knockout, and one title win, along with 4 title defenses. During his career, he had a total of 34 fights, with no draws and one no-contest. Lacy was known for his powerful punches and aggressive style of fighting that earned him his nickname - "Left Hook".
Lacy's professional boxing career included several noteworthy wins. Some of these victories include wins over Scott Pemberton, Robin Reid, Rubin Williams, Vitali Tsypko, Omar Sheika, and Syd Vanderpool. However, his biggest win came on October 2, 2004, when he fought Syd Vanderpool for the Super Middleweight IBF (vacant) title. Lacy defeated Vanderpool via the 8th round TKO to become the super middleweight champion of the world.
Lacy had a total of six losses in his professional boxing career, with one of them being in a title bout and five in non-title bouts. Lacy's first professional loss came against Joe Calzaghe on March 4, 2006, via 12 round unanimous decision, ending his 21-fight win streak. He suffered three losses via knockout and three more via decision throughout his career.
One of the most significant highlights of Lacy's career was defending his IBF super-middleweight title against Scott Pemberton on November 5, 2005, where he won via 2nd round KO. The fight lasted just 78 seconds, with Lacy landing a powerful left hook early in the second round that Pemberton could not recover from.
Lacy retired from professional boxing on January 31, 2015, with a record of 27-6, including 18 wins by knockout. His last professional fight was against Cuban boxer Sullivan Barrera, which he lost via a 4th round TKO. It's been over eight years since that fight.
In conclusion, Jeff Lacy had an impressive professional boxing career, featuring some spectacular victories and one world title win at the Super Middleweight division. Lacy's powerful left hook and aggressive style of fighting earned him numerous accolades throughout his career, with some of his performances ranking among the all-time greats. Lacy may have retired from professional boxing over eight years ago, but his legacy continues to inspire young boxers around the world to strive for greatness in the ring.
Jeff Lacy Fight Record
|34||Jan 30, 2015||37||Sullivan Barrera||Loss||TKO4|
|33||Dec 11, 2014||37||Timothy Hall Jr.||Win||UD|
|32||Jul 10, 2014||37||Umberto Savigne||Loss||TKO2|
|31||Nov 30, 2013||36||Martin Verdin||Win||TKO3|
|30||Dec 11, 2010||33||Dhafir Smith||Loss||UD|
|29||Aug 15, 2009||32||Roy Jones Jr.||Loss||RTD10|
|28||Apr 10, 2009||31||Otis Griffin||Win||MD|
|27||Nov 15, 2008||31||Jermain Taylor||Loss||UD|
|26||Jul 23, 2008||31||Epifanio Mendoza||Win||MD|
|25||Dec 8, 2007||30||Peter Manfredo Jr.||Win||UD|
|24||Dec 2, 2006||29||Vitali Tsypko||Win||MD|
|23||Mar 4, 2006||28||Joe Calzaghe||Loss||UD|
|22||Nov 5, 2005||28||Scott Pemberton||Win||KO2|
|21||Aug 6, 2005||28||Robin Reid||Win||RTD7|
|20||Mar 5, 2005||27||Rubin Williams||Win||TKO7|
|19||Dec 4, 2004||27||Omar Sheika||Win||UD|
|18||Oct 2, 2004||27||Syd Vanderpool||Win||TKO8|
|17||Jun 5, 2004||27||Vitali Tsypko||NC||NC|
|16||Dec 13, 2003||26||Donnell Wiggins||Win||TKO8|
|15||Jul 15, 2003||26||Richard Grant||Win||UD|
|14||May 17, 2003||26||Anwar Oshana||Win||TKO2|
|13||Feb 22, 2003||25||James Crawford||Win||TKO2|
|12||Nov 9, 2002||25||Ross Thompson||Win||UD|
|11||Aug 17, 2002||25||Jason Collins||Win||KO1|
|10||Jun 8, 2002||25||Kevin Hall||Win||RTD3|
|9||Mar 30, 2002||24||Bobby Jones||Win||UD|
|8||Feb 16, 2002||24||Glenn Thomas||Win||KO1|
|7||Jan 12, 2002||24||Fike Wilson||Win||TKO1|
|6||Oct 13, 2001||24||Bawa Adime||Win||TKO3|
|5||Sep 1, 2001||24||Tyler Hughes||Win||RTD3|
|4||Sep 1, 2001||24||Anthony Greeley||Win||TKO1|
|3||May 19, 2001||24||Tony Pope||Win||TKO1|
|2||Mar 2, 2001||23||Tommy Attardo||Win||KO1|
|1||Feb 2, 2001||23||Jerald Lowe||Win||KO1|