Born September 23rd 1975 Franklin Lawrence (aged 43) has built up a good career record of 21-3-2. With plenty of experience and now 26 fights as a pro, Lawrence hopes to move on to better things in future as he moves into the later stages of his career. Lawrence's longest win streak is 9 fights between October 2005 and March 2016. His longest KO streak in his 26 fights is 9 fights long.
Starting as he means to go on, Lawrence got off to an explosive start in his debut, defeating Franklin Lott in 1 rounds and becoming the only person to have stopped Lott to date. Following on from his debut, Lawrence continued his mostly successful career by fighting in a further 13 fights. In this time he fought Nicolai Firtha, Mike Pena and Carlos Barnett to name just a few, fighting 2 times in 2005, 4 times in 2006 and 7 times through 2007 and 2008 in this period.
Unfortunately, the first defeat of Lawrence's career came against Bermane Stiverne on July 8th, 2006 in Lawrence's 5th professional fight. Lawrence's fight against Bermane Stiverne was Lawrence's first stoppage defeat of his career. This came via TKO in the 1st round of a 4 round fight. Lawrence's win streak of 4 rose to 13 following 9 wins against boxers such as Nicolai Firtha, Lance Whitaker, Carlos Barnett and 6 others.
Lawrence went into his next career fight with a record of 13-2-2 and took this to 14 wins with a win against Jason Estrada on January 29th, 2011. Lawrence was the first person to stop Jason Estrada and he did it in the 9th round via TKO.
On May 27th, 2011, Lawrence went into action again and beat Jason Gavern taking the winning record to 15 wins. Gavern was stopped in the 7th round via RTD meaning Lawrence was the 2nd person to stop this opponent. 2 wins followed taking Lawrence's winning streak to 17 wins.
On September 8th, 2012, Lawrence went into action again and beat Homero Fonseca taking the winning record to 18 wins. Lawrence's fight against Homero Fonseca came in the 7th round of a 8 round fight via RTD. Lawrence became the first person to stop Fonseca. 2 wins followed taking Lawrence's winning streak to 20 wins.
Lawrence went into his next career fight with a record of 20-2-2 and took this to 21 wins with a win against Grover Young on March 12th, 2016. The 6 round fight ended in the 4th round via TKO crowning Lawrence as only the 5th to stop Young.
Taking another knock in his career, Lawrence fought Andy Ruiz jr on September 10th, 2016 and was defeated by Ruiz jr. A blow for Lawrence confidence, Lawrence was taken the full distance by Ruiz jr and was handed a UD loss on the judges decision. A tough technical fight that leaves Lawrence unsure on where his career will head next.