Robert Easter Jr.
Robert Easter Jr.

Robert Easter Jr

RECORD

21 - 1 - 0

KOs

14

Weight 135 lbs (61.36 kg)

Age 27

Home Toledo, Ohio,

Complete Stats

An alternate on the 2012 U.S. Olympic team, Toledo, Ohio, native Robert Easter Jr. had a quick ascent in becoming a 135-pound world champion. Read Bio

Last Fight

Last Fight

loss vs Mikey Garcia

Jul 28, 2018 / Staples Center, Los Angeles, California

Robert Easter Jr. suffered the first loss of his pro career, dropping a unanimous decision to Mikey Garcia in their 135-pound title unification in LA.

Latest News

Robert Easter Jr News
PBC Boxing Video
Jul 28, 2018 / Garcia vs Easter, Mikey Garcia, Robert Easter Jr, Luis Ortiz, Mario Barrios

MIKEY GARCIA UNIFIES LIGHTWEIGHT DIVISION WITH UNANIMOUS DECISION win AGAINST ROBERT EASTER JR.

Four-division champion hands Easter his first loss, calls out welterweight titleholder Errol Spence Jr.

Garcia vs EasterPBC Boxing Video
Jul 27, 2018 / Garcia vs Easter, Mikey Garcia, Robert Easter Jr

Mikey Garcia vs Robert Easter Jr.: A Time-Space War

Which 135-pound champion emerges victorious from Saturday night's lightweight title unification on Showtime could very well come down to how each titleholder handles Easter's height and reach advantage.

Robert Easter Jr.PBC Boxing Video
Jul 23, 2018 / Robert Easter Jr, Garcia vs Easter

Robert Easter Jr. Is Reaching for the Stars

IBF lightweight titleholder reflects on he and his father's journey to become a world champion and how even bigger goals lie ahead for the Easter team once he defeats Mikey Garcia July 28 on Showtime.

Fights

Robert Easter Jr Fights

LOSS vs Mikey Garcia 21- 1 - 0

Jul 28, 2018 Staples Center, Los Angeles, California

Mikey GarciaMM WINS against Robert Easter Jr.RR by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Javier Fortuna 31-1-1

Jan 20, 2018 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

Robert EasterRR WINS against Javier FortunaJJ by SD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Denis Shafikov

Jun 30, 2017 Huntington Center, Toledo, Ohio

Robert Easter Jr.RR WINS against Denis ShafikovDD by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Luis Cruz

Feb 10, 2017 Huntington Center, Toledo, Ohio

Robert Easter Jr.RR WINS against Luis CruzLL by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Richard Commey

Sep 09, 2016 Santander Arena, Reading, Pennsylvania

Robert Easter Jr.RR WINS against Richard CommeyRR by SD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Algenis Mendez

Apr 01, 2016 DC Armory, Washington, D.C.

Robert Easter JrRR WINS against Algenis MendezAA by TKO in Round 5 of 10

Win vs Juan Ramon Solis 25-9-0

Oct 03, 2015 U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Robert Easter JrRR WINS against Juan Ramon SolisJJ by TKO in Round 3 of 10

Win vs Osumanu Akaba 32-8-1

Aug 28, 2015 Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Robert Easter JrRR WINS against Osumanu AkabaOO by TKO in Round 6 of 10

Win vs Miguel Angel Mendoza 21-5-2

Jun 20, 2015 MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Robert Easter JrRR WINS against Miguel Angel MendozaMM by KO in Round 2 of 10

Win vs Alejandro Rodriguez 22-15-1

Mar 07, 2015 MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Robert EasterRR WINS against Alejandro RodriguezAA by TKO in Round 2 of 8

Win vs Angel Hernandez 8-3-0

Dec 12, 2014 UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Robert Easter JrRR WINS against Angel HernandezAA by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Angel Hernandez 8-3-0

Dec 12, 2014 UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Robert EasterRR WINS against Angel HernandezAA by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Roberto Acevedo 13-13-3

Sep 06, 2014 U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Robert Easter JrRR WINS against Roberto AcevedoRR by KO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Roberto Acevedo 13-13-3

Sep 06, 2014 U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Robert EasterRR WINS against Roberto AcevedoRR by KO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Carlos Cardenas 20-7-1

May 02, 2014 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Robert Easter JrRR WINS against Carlos CardenasCC by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Carlos Cardenas 20-7-1

May 02, 2014 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Robert EasterRR WINS against Carlos CardenasCC by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Daniel Attah 28-17-1

Jan 25, 2014 DC Armory, Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Robert Easter JrRR WINS against Daniel AttahDD by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Daniel Attah 28-17-1

Jan 25, 2014 DC Armory, Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Robert EasterRR WINS against Daniel AttahDD by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Hardy Paredes 16-12-0

Dec 14, 2013 Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Robert Easter JrRR WINS against Hardy ParedesHH by KO in Round 1 of 8

Win vs Hardy Paredes 16-12-0

Dec 14, 2013 Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Robert EasterRR WINS against Hardy ParedesHH by KO in Round 1 of 8

Win vs Lance Williams 6-1-0

Sep 12, 2013 MGM Grand, Premier Ballroom, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Robert Easter JrRR WINS against Lance WilliamsLL by TKO in Round 1 of 8

Win vs Lance Williams 6-1-0

Sep 12, 2013 MGM Grand, MGM Conference Center, Premier Ballroom, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Robert EasterRR WINS against Lance WilliamsLL by TKO in Round 1 of 8

Win vs Lowell Brownfield 11-8-1

Aug 09, 2013 Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA

Robert Easter JrRR WINS against Lowell BrownfieldLL by KO in Round 2 of 6

Win vs Lowell Brownfield 11-8-1

Aug 09, 2013 Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA

Robert EasterRR WINS against Lowell BrownfieldLL by KO in Round 2 of 6

Win vs Antoine Knight 2-3-0

Jun 22, 2013 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Robert Easter JrRR WINS against Antoine KnightAA by TKO in Round 3 of 6

Win vs Antoine Knight 2-3-0

Jun 22, 2013 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Robert EasterRR WINS against Antoine KnightAA by TKO in Round 3 of 6

Win vs Eduardo Guillen 1-1-0

May 18, 2013 Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA

Robert Easter JrRR WINS against Eduardo GuillenEE by TKO in Round 2 of 4

Win vs Eduardo Guillen 1-1-0

May 18, 2013 Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA

Robert EasterRR WINS against Eduardo GuillenEE by TKO in Round 2 of 4

Win vs Jose Valderrama 3-3-0

Feb 16, 2013 Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA

Robert EasterRR WINS against Jose ValderramaJJ by RTD in Round 1 of 4

Win vs David Castillo 3-4-0

Dec 08, 2012 Business Expo Center, Anaheim, California, USA

Robert Easter JrRR WINS against David CastilloDD by KO in Round 1 of 4

Win vs David Castillo 3-4-0

Dec 08, 2012 Business Expo Center, Anaheim, California, USA

Robert EasterRR WINS against David CastilloDD by KO in Round 1 of 4

Win vs Eddie Corona 0-1-1

Nov 10, 2012 Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA

Robert Easter JrRR WINS against Eddie CoronaEE by TKO in Round 2 of 4

Win vs Eddie Corona 0-1-0

Nov 10, 2012 Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA

Robert EasterRR WINS against Eddie CoronaEE by TKO in Round 2 of 4

Stats

Robert Easter Jr

  • WINS 21
  • LOSSES 1
  • DRAWS 0
  • KOs 14

Weight 135 lbs (61.36 kg)

Height 5'11" (1.8 m)

Reach 76" (193 cm)

  • Born

    January 26, 1991
  • Age

    27
  • Country

    USA
  • Born in

    Toledo, OH
  • Trains in

    Toledo, OH
  • Stance

    Orthodox
  • Rounds Boxed

    118
  • KO Percentage

    64%
  • Boxing Hero

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Bio

Robert Easter Jr Bio

Overcoming obstacles

Growing up in “The Mud”—the vernacular for the mean streets of South Toledo among its inner-city youth—Easter became known in the neighborhood as “E-Bunny.”
 
Being the son of a former professional fighter, boxing in general—and Robert Sr.’s influence as his trainer, in particular—kept Robert Jr. from getting caught up by the crime, violence, gangs and drugs which cost many friends their freedom, if not their lives.
 
On either side of his neck, Easter, Jr., has a tattoo of the names of both his mother, Robin Ellis, and Robert Sr. In addition, Easter Jr., whose grandfather, James Easter, was a boxer, wears the likeness on his left forearm of a friend who died in a gunfight outside a South Toledo bar.
 
“As a child, living in the ghetto, I watched my mom, Robin Ellis,” said Robert Jr., “She struggled with seven kids. I was third born and one of five boys and two girls.”

BORN INTO BOXING, OR LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON

Even as a little boy, Easter watched footage of Robert Sr.’s fights, often wearing his father’s over-sized boxing trunks and mimicking his moves with bathroom tissue on his fists and Vaseline on his face.
 
“I would go to the gym with my father and run around. That’s when I was like 4 or 5 years old,” said Robert Jr., whose father retired in 1999 with a record of 9-3-2 (6 KOs) after campaigning at weights between 159-and-171 pounds. “I would come home, go to the bathroom, wrap toilet paper around my hands and put Vaseline on my face and shadowbox for hours. It was natural for me. It was like I was born into boxing.”

THE AMATEUR

After graduating from Bowsher High School in 2010, Easter qualified as an alternate on the 2012 U.S. Olympic boxing team. Easter’s amateur success led to a near run-in with future stable-mate and eventual four-division title-winner, Adrien Broner,  at a junior Olympics tournament in Broner’s hometown of Cincinnati.
 
“I was 10, and luckily Adrien was 11 so we were fighting in two different divisions,” said Easter. “I fought first and I stopped my guy, who was actually from Cincinnati. Then I saw this broad-shouldered kid with these nasty braids in his hair. He looked like an adult beating up on kids.”
 
At that point, Broner and Easter formed a bond, one that remains strong today. After spending a semester and a half in a local college, Easter dropped out, and, shortly thereafter, received an invitation from Broner and his corner man, Mike Stafford, to come and train with them in Cincinnati.

Robert Easter Jr. vs Argenis Mendez
Robert Easter Jr. lands a left uppercut on Argenis Mendez during their April 2016 bout. (Nabeel Ahmad / Premier Boxing Champions)

A BLISTERING START

Later that year, Easter made his pro debut with a second-round TKO of Eddie Corona on November 10, 2012 at The Staples Center in Los Angeles. The triumph was the first of Easter’s eight straight knockouts in three or less rounds to begin his career, ending with a first-round KO of Hardy Paredes in December 2013.
 
Easter was 17-0 with 14 knockouts after his scoring of what, at the time, had been his biggest career win on April 1, 2016, a fifth-round TKO of former champion Argenis Mendez that represented the then-25-year-old’s fifth straight stoppage victory.

A NEW INSPIRATION

It was June 6, 2016, Robert Easter Sr.’s 48th birthday, when he learned that Robert Jr. was getting his first shot at a 135-pound title. Robert Sr. received another “blessing from God” the day he turned 49: the birth of grandson Robert Easter III.
 
“A year later, Robert's a world champion and his first child's born on my birthday," said Robert Sr. "He looks like Robert when he was a baby and had his hands balled up.”

Robert Easter Jr. vs Richard Commey
Robert Easter Jr. jars Richard Commey with a right uppercut during their September 2016 bout. (Andy Samuelson / Premier Boxing Champions)

THE TITLE RUN

By then, the nearly 6-foot Robert Jr. already had achieved championship glory, having risen from an eighth-round knockdown to win a fight for the IBF’s vacant 135-pound title by razor-thin split-decision over previously unbeaten Richard Commey, who entered their September, 2016 bout at 24-0 with 22 KOs.
 
Easter-Commey produced the PBC’s Round Of The Year in the closely contested ninth, with two of the judges giving it to Easter and one giving Commey the nod, factoring into Easter’s ultimately winning the fight.
 
Easter enjoyed homecomings for his next two victories, earning his first and second defenses by unanimous decisions over Luis Cruz and Denis Shafikov at The Huntington Center in his native Toledo in February and June 2017.
 
On the same day that his son “3-Bunny” was born, Easter was sparring 12 rounds in advance of his clash with Shafikov, who was coming off a split-decision over Commey in December 2016.
 
“Little man’s been keeping me up, but it’s all good," said Robert Jr. at the time. "Right after we had him, I still went to the boxing gym to work on my craft to train for this fight.”

Robert Easter Jr. vs Javier Fortune
Robert Easter Jr. and Javier Fortuna go toe-to-toe during their January 2018 showdown (Ed Dillar / Showtime)

THE QUEST FOR GREATNESS

On January 20, seven days prior to his 27th birthday, Easter won his third defense by split-decision over two-division champion Javier Fortuna, a previously once-beaten southpaw who, in victory, would have become the first Dominican-born fighter to win a third crown in as many divisions.

Next up for Easter, nicknamed, “Trouble,” in the ring, is a July 28 unification bout against undefeated WBC counterpart and four-division champion Mikey Garcia at The Staples Center in Los Angeles.

“I’m a champion, Mikey’s a champion,” said Easter. “These are fights that make fighters great.”