A kid who fought his way off the streets of Pontiac, Michigan, Pinklon Thomas turned professional after just three amateur fights. Famous for his pink boxing trunks and powerful left jab, Thomas stormed the sport with a professional record of 24-0-1. In August 1984, Thomas got his chance at a title against WBC Heavyweight Champion ‘Terrible’ Tim Witherspoon. After a hard fought 12-round battle, Thomas was awarded the decision and the WBC belt.
Ten Months later, he defended his title against ex-champion, Mike Weaver, knocking out the former marine with a single punch in the eighth round, before losing the title by decision to Trevor Berbick in 1986.
Thomas outpointed Craig Payne to win the IBO Heavyweight title in 1992 before retiring in 1993. Over the course of his career, Thomas shared the ring with some of the greatest heavyweights of the sport, including: Tommy Morrison, James ‘Quick’ Tillis, Evander Holyfield, and Mike Tyson.
Today, Pinklon Thomas is a motivational speaker who does non-profit work with his mentoring foundation, Project P.I.N.K. (Pride In Neighborhood Kids).
Pinklon Thomas vs. ‘Terrible’ Tim Witherspoon for WBC title:
Pinklon Thomas vs. Mike ‘Hercules’ Weaver: