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Monday, 23 December 2013

BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRICAN AMERICAN " REGGIE GROSS " WAS A JOURNEYMAN HEAVY WEIGHT BOXER IN THE 1980's : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

                                 BLACK           SOCIAL        HISTORY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Reggie Gross  born January 1962  was a journeyman heavyweight boxer in the 1980's. His most notable wins were upsets of undefeated Smokin' Bert Cooper (TKO8) and outstanding amateur and 14-0 pro Jimmy Clark (TKO9).
He was most famously stopped in one round by Mike Tyson, in an exciting but brief bout where he took the fight to the feared contender. He also suffered losses to Frank Bruno and Jesse Ferguson.
His final fight was in June 1988, on the Tyson/ Spinks under card, where the hard hitting Jamaican Donovan 'Razor' Ruddock bombed him out in two rounds.
In 1989, he was imprisoned for three murders, after a dispute over a game of cards. He is currently serving his two life sentences in a maximum security prison in Edge field, South Carolina. He will be eligible for parole in 2009.