Although beaten, Lionell Thompson has gained plenty of experience over 18 fights and a 5 year long career so far. He now moves on to see just how far he can go as he approaches the later stage of his career. Thompson's longest KO streak is 2 fights long out of his 18 career fights.
Starting as he means to go on, Thompson got off to an explosive start in his debut, defeating Zaid Malik in 1 rounds and becoming the only person to have stopped Malik to date. Maintaining a successful start proved easy for Thompson with a further 9 wins, beating boxers such as David Whittom, Mike Montoya and Reggie La crete.
Mike Montoya was beaten next on November 6th, 2009 meaning Thompson could maintain his unbeaten streak. Showing his class against Montoya, Thompson was the 2nd person to go the distance with this opponent. 10 wins followed for Thompson including being the 4th person to go the distance with Reggie La crete, 6th person to stop Christian Cruz and 7th person to stop David Whittom (Round 4 TKO).
On May 19th, 2012, Thompson took on and was defeated by Nicholson Poulard in his first career defeat meaning his career tally went to 12-1-0. Thompson's first defeat came over the full distance against Nicholson Poulard on May 19th, 2012. The fight went to the judges in a SD loss for Thompson.
Thompson's next defeat of his career came against Sergey Kovalev on September 21st, 2012 taking his career record to 12-2-0. Kovalev proved to be the biggest challenge to date for Thompson, Thompson never really got going in the fight and Kovalev handed Thompson his first stoppage defeat in the 3rd round of a 10 rounder.
Chuck Mussachio was Thompson's next fight on February 23rd, 2013 and also the next win in his career via RTD. This took his record to 13-2-0 showing a mainly successful career to date. Mussachio was stopped in the 2nd round via RTD meaning Thompson was the 2nd person to stop this opponent in his career. Another win followed for Thompson taking his win tally to 14 wins.
Thompson kept his losses at 2 by beating Ryan Coyne on December 14th, 2013. In 2013 Thompson fought his next opponent in Ryan Coyne. A challenging 10 round fight that ended in Thompson's favour as the judges awarded Thompson the UD victory. Thompson was the 2nd person to defeat Coyne.
On March 29th, 2014, Thompson took on and was defeated by Radivoje Kalajdzic meaning his career tally went to 15-3-0 Thompson was the 4th person to go the distance with Kalajdzic. Thompson fought Radivoje Kalajdzic in 2014, the result was via SD meaning a loss for Thompson to add to his career record.