Former professional boxer who competed from 1984 to 2002. He is a two-weight world champion, having held the IBF middleweight title from 1988 to 1991, and the WBA super middleweight title from 1992 to 1994.During both those reigns, he also held the lineal championship.
Nunn won three Iowa Golden Gloves titles and posted an amateur record of 168-8.At the 1984 Olympic trials, U.S. boxing officials asked Nunn, who was boxing as a 156-pounder, to move up to the 165-pound division.
They wanted to clear the way for Frank Tate, the eventual Olympic gold medalist, who was being heralded as America’s next great middleweight. Tate’s last loss was to Nunn.
After agreeing to move up in weight, Nunn boxed Virgil Hill at the Olympic trials in Fort Worth, Texas. Hill defeated Nunn by a 4-1 decision. Nunn and Hill boxed again at the Olympic box-offs in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Nunn won the first box-off by a 5-0 decision. In the second box-off, Hill dropped Nunn and won by a 5-0 decision to make the Olympic team as the U.S. representative in the 165-pound division
American boxers of Italian descentMichael Nunn’s professional Boxing record: Total fights 62 Win 58 Wins by KO 38