Karim Mayfield is am American professional boxer who fights at welterweight, but has also fought at junior middleweight and junior welterweight.
Mayfield was born and raised in San Francisco and grew up in the historic Fillmore District.
Karim Mayfield has fought 58 amateur fights altogether with a record of 54-4. He won the 2006 Golden Gloves in San Francisco at the historic Civic Center Auditorium in San Francisco. Mayfield also won the Bronze medal in the Western Trials for the 2004 Olympics.
Mayfield was a football player, running back, in school and discovered boxing at a relatively late age when he was 20 years old. There was a local gym around his neighborhood that had just opened and he decided to go check it out.
Mayfield ended up sparring with an amateur boxer who had been boxing for a year and did extremely well. That inspired and motivated Mayfield to take up Boxing professionally. Mayfield is trained by Ben Bautista.
Mayfield first won the Vacant NABO Jr. Welterweight on October 1, 2011 in Tunica, Mississippi, via a 10 round unanimous decision against lefthanded former two-time Venezuelan Olympian Patrick Lopez (20-4).
He was in the running for the Floyd Mayweather fight last September and recently found himself on the wrong end of a split decision against Bakhtiyar Eyubov to start off the ShoBox telecast