On This Day

Frank Bruno

Boxer Frank Bruno
Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com

Profession: Boxer


Biography: Known for his good punch power, his career highlight was winning the WBC heavyweight championship in 1995 against Oliver McCall. He won 40 of his 45 bouts, 38 of which came by knockout.

Born: November 16, 1961
Birthplace: Hammersmith, England
Age: 60 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Scorpio

Historical Events

  • 1986-07-19 Tim Witherspoon KOs Frank Bruno in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1989-02-25 Mike Tyson TKOs Frank Bruno in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1993-10-01 In his first World Boxing Council heavyweight title defence Lennox Lewis beats fellow Londoner Frank Bruno by TKO in 7 at the National Stadium in Cardiff, Wales
  • 1995-09-02 British boxer Frank Bruno beats American champion Oliver McCall in a unanimous 12 round points decision in London for the WBC heavyweight title
  • 1996-03-16 Mike Tyson TKOs Frank Bruno in 3rd round to gain heavyweight title

Famous Boxers