Courtney Burton

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Birthday
28, 1978
Birthplace
Michigan
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
28, 1978 (age 40)
Birthplace
Michigan

About

Former lightweight and welterweight boxer who was known for fighting effectively orthodox and southpaw, switching between the stances during a bout to disrupt his opponent.

Before Fame

Michigan trainer Napoleon Lark saw Burton get jumped by three boys with a baseball bat. He stopped the fight, offered to train Burton to box, and eventually became his legal guardian.

Trivia

He earned a spot on the 1996 Olympic boxing team but declined to participate.

Family Life

His cousin Marcellus Brown was a seven-foot-tall heavyweight fighter.

Associated With

After knocking out Angel Manfredy in 2003, he challenged Floyd Mayweather Jr. to fight, but the match never happened.