From Brooklyn to Boxing Dominance: The Rise of Michael Moorer

Who is Michael Moorer? 

Michael Moorer is an American former who is a professional boxer. He started his career in 1988 and completed it in 2008 after a fight with Shelby in which he won. He is known as a world champion because he won multiple times in two weight classes. 

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Michael Moorer Biography and Education 

The birth date of Michael Lee Moorer on November 12, 1967, in Brooklyn, New York. He spent his childhood in Monessen, Pennsylvania and he took care of by his mother. 

Moorer had a lot of interest in games like football since his early childhood. But he can’t play because he also had issues of hyperactivity. From his childhood when he was only 10 years old, his grandfather who was a farmer in New York Golden Glove Champion took him to a boxing academy. 

Michael Moorer got admission to Monessen High School where he completed his early school education. After that, he graduated in 1987. He never attends college in his life. 

Professional career 

His professional career of Moorer was very bright in the professional boxing ranks. He first appeared on March 4, 1988, and defeat Adrian Riggs in the first round which was his best victory. In the year of 1988, he won fights many times in eleven bouts and fought for the world title for the first time in his career. He was titled because he defeated many boxers in early-round knockouts. In the fights with Razmi Hassan, he gained the newly created WBO light heavyweight title because he knocked out Razmi with a five-round knockout.

He maintained the title six times in 1989 after beating many times. He strikes with Freddie Delgado, Frankie Swindell, Mike Sedillo, and former WBA champion Leslie Stewart, among others. 

He maintained his title three times due to his winning fights in 1991. In the year 1991, he hit Mario Melo and former Michael Spinks challenger Jim McDonald, among others. 

What does Michael Moore do with his money? 

Michael Moore Foundation was started with funds from his work. Moore has donated undisclosed amounts to strike solidarity funds since the foundation become successful. He gave immense financial support to the efforts of the 2011 Occupy Wall Street movement. 

Boxing Career 

Michael Moorer relocated to Detroit and become Michigan to train with the legendary boxer, Emanuel Steward. The title of the national champion was given to him for the 156lb (light-middleweight) in 1986. 

He started his professional career in fighting on March 4, 1988. He won the WBO light heavyweight title by defeating Ramzi Hassan. After this, he maintained his title six times. 

On April 22, 1994, he secures the Unified Heavyweight by defeating Evander Holyfield. After his fight, he defeated George Foreman against him on November 5, 1994, and retained his position. 

After 1994, he made boxing on July 3, 2004, and he lost his first match with Eliseo Castillo in Miami, Florida after his retirement when he came back. 

In 2008, Michael Moorer fights with Shelby Gross where he defeated him with a KO. After his fight with Shelby, he stated that he was retiring for good from boxing. 

What happened to Michael Moorer the boxer? 

Moorer lost World companionship one time and he was knocked out of the game. He was ahead on all three judges when scorecards entered the 10th round. In this round, Foreman hit him with several long-range jabs that became the reason for his defeat. In this hit, when several long-range jabs strike him suddenly, a short right hand caught Moorer square on his chin, gashing open his bottom lip, and he collapsed to the canvas. 

Controversies, rumors, and legal issues 

Some issues concerned with the life of Michael Moorer. Michael Moorer was arrested due to partaking in a brawl in Charleroi, Pennsylvania in 1989. Once he assaulted a police officer while intoxicated and he was arrested due to this misbehaving in 1991. 

Michael Moorer Wife 

Michael Moorer got married to a girl named Bobbie Moorer. Now he is a married man. 

Michael Moorer Son 

Michael Moorer has a son named Michael Moorer Jr. 

Michael Moorer Weight and Height 

The weight of Michael Moorer is 82kg. His height is 6 feet 2 inches. 


Moorer lives in New York, United States of America.

Nationality and Ethnicity 

The nationality where he belongs in American and African-American ethnicity. 

Social Media Presence 

Moorer is not too popular and he put himself away from limelight, as of now, he is not active on Twitter, Facebook, and other popular social media networks. He is a kind man who always tries to hide himself from social media. 

Michael Moorer’s Net Worth 

Michael Moorer is an American former and professional boxer. His net worth is estimated to be $10 million that he earned from his profession.