Simon Brown & Maurice Blocker DUAL SIGNED action Shot 8" x 10" photo from their WBC & IBF welterweight title fight, 18th March 1991, Mirage Hotel, Las Vegas.
Brown W TKO 10
Price: £ 25
Simon Brown (born August 15, 1963, in Clarendon, Jamaica).
Known as "Mantequilla", a name given to him by his famous trainer Jose 'Pepe' Correa, Brown was an exciting welterweight fighter who held titles at multiple weight classes and at one point was considered one of the best pound for pound fighters in boxing.
Brown began his career in 1982 at the age of 19 and ran off a string of 21 consecutive victories, prior to losing a split decision to Marlon Starling in 1985. Simon won three consecutive bouts, including a victory against undefeated former Olympian Shawn O'Sullivan to line up a shot at the vacant IBF Welterweight Title against Tyrone Trice. Brown won via 14th round TKO and went on to successfully defend his title 9 times, including a unification bout with WBC Welterweight Title holder Maurice Blocker, winning by TKO in the 10th. Brown lost his belts in his next fight to James McGirt. After the loss, Brown moved up to Light Middleweight and in 1993 defeated Terry Norris via a devastating 4th round KO to win the WBC Light Middleweight Title in a fight proclaimed 1993 Upset of the Year by Ring Magazine. In 1994, Brown lost a rematch and the title to Norris via decision. In 1995 Brown fought IBF Light Middleweight Title holder Vincent Pettway, losing by KO in the 6th. The following year, Brown fought undefeated WBO Middleweight Title holder Lonnie Bradley and lost a unanimous decision. Brown then moved up to middleweight and took on IBF Middleweight Title holder Bernard Hopkins in 1998, but lost via TKO in the 6th. This was to be Brown's last title shot. After the loss to Hopkins, he went on a five fight losing streak, including defeats to Olympian David Reid and Omar Sheika, and retired after the loss to Sheika in 2000.
Maurice Blocker (born May 15, 1963 in Washington DC, United States). Blocker turned pro in 1982 and campaigned in the welterweight division and lost his first title shot in 1987 to Lloyd Honeyghan. In 1990 he captured the WBC Welterweight Title from Marlon Starling, but lost it in his next fight to Simon Brown. In 1991 he beat Glenwood Brown to capture the vacant IBF Welterweight Title. He defended the title once and in 1993 moved up a weight class to fight Terry Norris for the WBC Light Middleweight Title. He was TKO'd, and later that year took on Felix Trinidad to defend his IBF Welterweight Title but was KO'd in the 2nd. He retired in 1995.