Terrance Cauthen

Terrance Cauthen
Personal information
Born May 14, 1976 (1976-05-14) (age 42)
Trenton, New Jersey, U.S.

Terrance Davin Cauthen (born May 14, 1976 in Trenton, New Jersey) is an American boxer. Nicknamed "Heat", Cauthen won the Lightweight Bronze medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics.

Cauthen grew up in Trenton, New Jersey and trained in Philadelphia.[1]

Amateur achievements

  • 1995 United States Amateur Lightweight champion

Member of the 1996 US Olympic Team as a Lightweight. A Bronze Medalist, his results were:

  • Round of 32:Defeated Mohamad Abdulaev of Uzbekistan- PTS (18-6)
  • Round of 16:Defeated Tumentsetseg Uitumen of Mongolia – PTS (10-9)
  • Quarterfinal:Defeated Pongsith Wiangwiset of Thailand – PTS (14-10)
  • Semifinal:Lost to Tontcho Tontchev of Bulgaria- PTS (12-15)

Pro career

Cauthen began his professional career in 1996 and built up a 15 fight winning streak heading into a 1999 showdown against the powerful Teddy Reid. Reid won via TKO in the 4th, and Cauthen set forth on an 11 fight winning streak to rebuild his credibility. This came to an abrupt end with a split decision loss to journeyman Dairo Jose Esalas followed by a unanimous decision loss to rising star Paul Williams (boxer). Cauthen has yet to fight for a title, and another 5 fight winning streak came to end in with a loss to contender Sechew Powell in an IBF title eliminator. Following the loss to Powwll, Cauthen lost two of his next three fights.


  1. Longman, Jere. "BOXING;3 Friends Qualify for U.S. Boxing Team", The New York Times, April 19, 1996. Accessed December 4, 2007. "Cauthen, 19, grew up 40 miles north, in Trenton, but he has fought out of Frazier's gym in Philadelphia for nine years."

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