February 27, 1958 (age 58)|
Columbus, Mississippi, U.S.
Randolph had an outstanding amateur career. Randolph was a product of the Tacoma Boys Club amateur program, along with fellow Olympic Gold Medalist Sugar Ray Seales, and future world champions Rocky Lockridge and Johnny Bumphus. Randolph was trained as an amateur and professional by Joe Clough, the head trainer at the Tacoma Boys Club. In 1975 he was the National Golden Gloves Flyweight champion. He was a National AAU flyweight champion, and was the 1976 Olympic Flyweight Gold Medalist.
Olympic Results were as follows:
- 1st round bye
- Defeated Massoudi Samatou (Togo) walkover
- Defeated Constantin Gruescu (Romania) 4-1
- Defeated David Larmour (Ireland) 4-1
- Defeated Leszek Błażyński (Poland) 4-1
- Defeated Ramón Duvalón (Cuba) 3-2
Randolph turned pro in 1978. In 1980, he challenged Ricardo Cardona for the WBA Super Bantamweight Title and won via TKO in the 15th round. In his next fight, he lost his title to Sergio Víctor Palma via TKO in the 5th. Randolph retired after the bout. He currently holds the records as both the youngest Olympic gold medalist, as well as the youngest retirement ever by a former professional world boxing champion.
- 2005 Inductee into the Tacoma-Pierce County Sports Hall of Fame
- July 3, 2006 Sports Illustrated, "A Flurry of Punch Lines" (for update)
|WBA Super Bantamweight Champion
May 4, 1980– August 9, 1980
| Succeeded by|
Sergio Victor Palma