Stevie Forbes former IBF World super featherweight champion FIGHT WORN gloves (8oz) from his TKO 2 win against Jason Davis, 6th March 2009, Spirit Mountain Casino & Resort, Salem, Oregon.
STEVE FORBES TRAINING FOR THE OSCAR DE LA HOYA FIGHT
Stephen Felipe Forbes, better known as Stevie Forbes, (born February 26, 1977 in Portland, Oregon). He is a former IBF and USBA Super Featherweight titleholder. Forbes is known as "2 pounds" in recognition of the fact that he was born weighing only 2 pounds.
Forbes began boxing when he was 10 years old, training at the Matt Dishman Community Center on the Knott ST Boxing Team.
Forbes turned pro in 1996 at the age of nineteen, and ran off fifteen consecutive wins to begin his career before losing against former featherweight champion Alejandro Gonzalez on March 11, 2000.
After a few comeback fights, Forbes received a shot at the USBA super featherweight title shot. On September 17, 2000, Forbes faced David Santos and won the title over twelve rounds by scores of 117-111, 118-110 and 120-108.
Capturing The Title
Fighting for an eighth time in 2000, the #2 ranked Forbes was awarded a shot at the IBF super featherweight title when Diego Corrales vacated the title to fight WBC super featherweight Champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. This allowed Forbes to face #1 ranked John Brown for the vacant IBF title. Forbes won the IBF belt on December 3, 2000, by an 8th round TKO of Brown.
Forbes also defeated Brown in a rematch on September 29th 2001 tomake his first defense. On August 18, 2002, he lost the title when he couldn't make weight for a fight against David Santos, whom Forbes had previously beaten for the USBA belt.
The IBF title remained vacant until Forbes fought Carlos Hernandez for it on October 14, 2003, a fight that Forbes lost by unanimous decision when the bout was stopped in the 10th round, due to an accidental headbutt, giving the belt to Hernandez.
On the ESPN reality show "Contender Season 2" series debut, Forbes was chosen to be on the Gold Team. He was the favorite to win the show, by virtue of his previous success, and was the last fighter to be called out. Forbes won his first three bouts of the series, defeating Freddy Curiel, Nick Acevedo, and Cornelius Bundrage, but he lost to Grady Brewer in the final match.
After The Contender
On March 17, 2007 he lost a disputed, controversial decision to Demetrius Hopkins, Bernard Hopkins' nephew.
On October 6, 2007, Forbes won a split-decision upset over Francisco Bojado in a junior welterweight bout.
Forbes was defeated by Oscar De La Hoya on May 3 in Carson, California at the Home Depot Center by unanimous decision.
Also lost a decision to welterweight Andre Berto on september 27th of 2008. On March of this year (2009) launched a comeback with a second round knockout of Jason Davis.