Justin DeLoach
Justin DeLoach

Justin DeLoach

“The Chosen One”

RECORD

19 - 5 - 0

KOs

10

Weight 149.9 lbs (67.73 kg)

Age 26

Home Augusta, Georgia,

Complete Stats

Georgia native Justin DeLoach is a 6-foot-1 specimen blessed with both power and acumen. Once a 154-pound prospect, he is now campaigning at welterweight, where this size and experience will be a factor. Read Bio

Last Fight

loss vs Eimantas Stanionis

Nov 04, 2020 / Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California

Justin DeLoach suffers his fifth career loss to Eimantas Stanionis by way of ninth-round knockout.

Latest News

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PBC Boxing Video
Nov 5, 2020 / Stanionis vs DeLoach, Eimantas Stanionis, Justin DeLoach

Eimantas Stanionis Impresses in TKO Win Over Justin DeLoach

The unbeaten welterweight graduates from prospect to contender with a clinical performance in the main event Wednesday night on FS1 PBC Fight.

PBC Boxing Video
Aug 23, 2020 / Porter vs Formella, Shawn Porter, Sebastian Fundora, Joey Spencer, Justin DeLoach

Shawn Porter Pitches Shutout Against Sebastian Formella

The two-time world welterweight champion looks as good as ever in dominant performance Saturday night on FOX PBC Fight Night.

Jun 17, 2020 / The PBC Podcast, Rau'shee Warren, Justin DeLoach

This Week on The PBC Podcast: Rau'shee Warren & Justin DeLoach

It's a story of redemption on this week's podcast as Warren, the former world bantamweight champion, and welterweight contender DeLoach discuss their ring return.

Fights

Justin DeLoach Fights

LOSS vs Emantas Stanionis 11-0-0

Nov 04, 2020 Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California

Emantas Stanionis WINS against Justin DeLoach by KO in Round 9 of 10

WIN vs Livan Navarro 11-0-0

Aug 22, 2020 Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California, USA

Livan Navarro LOSES to Justin DeLoach by KO in Round 1 of 10

LOSS vs Terrel Williams 18-1-0

Apr 27, 2019 Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Terrel Williams WINS against Justin DeLoach by SD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Michael Ogundo 15-9-0

Nov 03, 2018 Paine College, Augusta, Georgia, USA

Justin DeLoach WINS against Michael Ogundo by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Michael Odhiambo 15-9-0

Nov 03, 2018 Paine College, Augusta, Georgia, USA

Justin DeLoach WINS against Michael Odhiambo by UD in Round 8 of 8

Loss vs Jeison Rosario 14-1-1

May 26, 2018 Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA

Justin DeLoach LOSES to Jeison Rosario by UD in Round 10 of 10

Loss vs Nathaniel Gallimore 18-1-1

Jul 30, 2017 Rabobank Theater, Bakersfield, California, USA

Justin DeLoach LOSES to Nathaniel Gallimore by RTD in Round 5 of 10

Win vs Christopher Pearson 17-2-0

Feb 24, 2017 Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California, USA

Justin DeLoach WINS against Christopher Pearson by KO in Round 2 of 10

WIN vs Domonique Dolton 22-3-1

Sep 16, 2016 Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Domonique Dolton LOSES to Justin DeLoach by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Junior Castillo 14-1-0

Jun 25, 2016 Scottish Rite Auditorium, San Antonio

Justin DeLoach WINS against Junior Castillo by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Dillon Cook 16-0-0

Mar 25, 2016 Buffalo Run Casino, Miami, Oklahoma, USA

Justin DeLoach WINS against Dillon Cook by KO in Round 4 of 8

Win vs Santos Benavides 25-8-2

Dec 12, 2015 AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Justin DeLoach WINS against Santos Benavides by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Todd Manuel 10-8-1

Oct 06, 2015 Cowboys Dance Hall, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Justin DeLoach WINS against Todd Manuel by TKO in Round 3 of 6

Win vs Rick Graham 3-7-2

Jul 18, 2015 Don Haskins Convention Center, El Paso, Texas, USA

Justin DeLoach WINS against Rick Graham by UD in Round 6 of 6

Loss vs Cesar Vila 7-2-0

Feb 06, 2015 Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA

Justin DeLoach LOSES to Cesar Vila by TKO in Round 3 of 6

Win vs Joshua Snyder 9-9-1

Oct 08, 2014 Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA

Justin DeLoach WINS against Joshua Snyder by TKO in Round 5 of 6

Win vs Thomas Allen 2-5-0

Aug 07, 2014 American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA

Justin DeLoach WINS against Thomas Allen by TKO in Round 1 of 4

Win vs Leshon Sims 5-16-0

Apr 18, 2014 Illusions Theater, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Justin DeLoach WINS against Leshon Sims by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs German Valdez 3-2-1

Feb 10, 2014 Cowboys Dance Hall, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Justin DeLoach WINS against German Valdez by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Robert Gene Hill Jr 1-1-0

Nov 16, 2013 Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, California, USA

Justin DeLoach WINS against Robert Gene Hill Jr by KO in Round 3 of 4

Win vs Carl Hill 1-7-0

Sep 07, 2013 Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA

Justin DeLoach WINS against Carl Hill by KO in Round 3 of 4

Win vs Kelvin Medley 1-0-0

Jul 19, 2013 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, The Joint, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Justin DeLoach WINS against Kelvin Medley by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Jonathan Olivera 0-0-0

Jun 01, 2013 BB&t Center, Sunrise, Florida, USA

Justin DeLoach WINS against Jonathan Olivera by TKO in Round 1 of 4

Win vs Martin Gonzalez 1-1-0

Apr 13, 2013 American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA

Justin DeLoach WINS against Martin Gonzalez by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Saul Fernandez 0-0-0

Mar 09, 2013 The Hangar, Costa Mesa, California, USA

Justin DeLoach WINS against Saul Fernandez by KO in Round 3 of 4

Stats

Justin DeLoach “The Chosen One”

  • WINS 19
  • LOSSES 5
  • DRAWS 0
  • KOs 10

Weight 149.9 lbs (67.73 kg)

Height 6'1" (1.85 m)

Reach 73" (185 cm)

  • Born

    February 12, 1994
  • Age

    26
  • Country

    USA
  • Born in

    Augusta, GA
  • Trains in

    Augusta, GA
  • Stance

    Orthodox
  • Rounds Boxed

    117
  • KO Percentage

    41.67%
  • Boxing Hero

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Bio

Justin DeLoach Bio

Georgia native Justin DeLoach is a 6-foot-1 specimen blessed with both power and acumen. Once a 154-pound prospect, he is now campaigning at welterweight, where this size and experience will be a factor.

‘The Chosen One’ Visualizes, Pursues Dreams

Justin DeLoach began his pugilistic career at the age of 8 under then-director Tom Moraetas at the Augusta Boxing Club. He earned a National Silver Gloves title as a 13-year-old, appeared in the 2012 USA Boxing National Championships and compiled an amateur record of 41-5.

Moraetas later reached out to trainer Ronnie Shields, whose world champions have included Charlo twins, Jermell and Jermall, Erislandy Lara, Evander Holyfield and Vernon Forrest. 

Shields agreed to work with DeLoach after witnessing his skills at his Houston Texas-based, Plex Boxing Gym. 

“When I was young, my mother used to rock me when I was a baby, so I’ve kind of gotten into this habit of rocking and visualizing my whole life, being a boxer, graduating from high school, purchasing my first car.  I’m a visual person with my own form of meditation,” said DeLoach, a graduate of Butler High who is nicknamed, “The Chosen One.”

“Growing up in some parts of Augusta, you have people who give up on their dreams, and that’s what kills everything and your motivation. When you’re in poverty, you don’t see outside of the ghetto. There are people from Augusta, Georgia, who haven’t been to Atlanta. They haven’t been on airplanes and haven’t seen the dream. It takes a strong individual to see outside of that.”

DeLoach turned pro as a 154-pounder on March 9, 2013 -- nearly a month after his 19th birthday -- with a third-round stoppage of Saul Fernandez representing his first of six wins during the year with four of them ending inside the distance. 

“The Chosen One” also stopped Jonathan Olivera (June), Carl Hill (September) and Robert Gene Hill Jr. (November) in the first, third and third rounds, and earned four-round unanimous decisions over Martin Gonzalez (April) and Kevin Medley (July).

DeLoach’s follow-up 2014 comprised two each in decision and TKO victores, the former being six- and four-round unanimous decisions over German Valdez (February) and LeShon Sims (April), and the latter, first- and fifth-round stoppages of Thomas Allen (August) and Joshua Snyder (October).

DeLoach vs. Cook: March 25, 2016 (Courtesy of SHOWTIME Sports)

A Lesson Learned

DeLoach was philosophical after suffering a third-stoppage on February 6, 2015, to Cesar Villa, who improved to 8-2 with his fourth stoppage victory.  

“I know it sounds crazy, but…that loss ended up being a great thing for me. I learned a lot that night. As a young and upcoming fighter, I was training with the Charlo twins, Jermall and Jermell, and Edwin Rodriguez when I was with [trainer] Ronnie Shields,” said DeLoach. 

“Just being around those guys, that put a lot of pressure on a young fighter. I was fighting m self and I was fighting my record. Everybody wants to be Floyd Mayweather Jr. But once I took my first loss, I realized that I can only be Justin DeLoach, and that’s why I’m writing my own story. That loss really shaped and molded me. I’ve returned to the old-school approach, back when champions took a loss and got right back into it. It’s not about the loss, but how you come back from it.”

DeLoach went 7-0 with three knockouts covering three each in 2015 and 2016 and another in 2017, a run that included triumphs over three undefeated fighters. 

DeLoach sandwiched six- and four-round unanimous decisions over Rick Graham (July) and Santos Benavides (December) around a third-round TKO of Todd Manuel (October) in 2015. 

In 2016, DeLoach scored a sensational fourth-round knockout of Dillon Cook (March) and consecutive eight- and 10-round unanimous decisions over southpaw Junior Castillo (June) and Domonique Dolton (September).

Cook entered at 16-0 with six knockouts, Castillo at 10-0 with nine, and Dolton, 17-0-1 with nine against DeLoach, who brought in 2017 with a loud bang on a crushing second-round KO of Chris Pearson (February). Pearson entered at 14-1 with 10 knockouts but was stopped for the first time in his career.

“I felt like what I did in 2016 and the start of this year with Chris Pearson, no other prospect has done that. I was the only young prospect who was fighting the lions,” said DeLoach, who was trained by left-handed former world champion Paul Williams against Cook, a bout that was a KO Of The Year Candidate. 

“[The knockout of Cook] was a perfectly timed punch. Going against an undefeated fighter in his hometown, I knew that I had to rise to the occasion to make a stamp on the sport...I think I was the underdog in all those fights, so for me to come in and sweep those guys, I feel like I really made a statement and put the world on notice. I think that I proved that at times I’m on a different level.”

Overcoming the Struggle

DeLoach has gone 1-3 in his past four bouts, beginning with two-knockdown, fifth-round stoppage loss to Nathaniel Gallimore, who improved to 19-1-1 with his 16th knockout on July 30, 2017. 

“That was just a bad night for Justin DeLoach against Gallimore. I was training for a southpaw, Fernando Guerrero, but he pulled out of the fight like a week before it with an illness. When that happened, I should have pulled out,” said DeLoach.

“I underestimated Nathaniel. Plus, we had just had our baby, and there was some other negativity going on that contributed to my lack of focus. If you looked into my eyes that night, you could see that I wasn’t really there.”

Ten months later (May 2018) a DeLoach comeback attempt failed against Dominican Jeison Rosario, who twice floored him on the way to a 10-round unanimous decision victory that improved the winner’s mark to 15-1-1 with 11 knockouts. 

DeLoach dropped to 148- and 148 ½ pounds for his last two fights, an eight-round unanimous decision over Michael Odhiambo in November 2018 and a 10-round unanimous decision loss to Terrel Williams in April 2019.

Williams rose to 18-0 with 13 knockouts against DeLoach, whose March bout against 2016 Lithuanian Olympian Eimantas Stanionis (10-0, 7 KOs) was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. 

DeLoach returned to welterweight on August 22, 2020, stopping previously-unbeaten Livan Navarro in one round. However, in November 2020, he suffered a ninth-round TKO loss to the aforementioned Stanionis.