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Emanuel Augustus is a retired professional boxer from the United States who competed from 1994 to 2011. He’s renowned as “The Drunken Master” for his entertaining boxing style and annoying showboating demeanor, which he uses to mislead opponents in the ring. In 2004, Augustus won the IBA light welterweight title.

Quick Info
Full NameEmanuel Augustus
Date Of BirthJanuary 2, 1975
Birth PlaceChicago, Illinois
OccupationRetired Boxer
Body MeasurementN/A
Height5 feet 7 inches or 1.70 m
Hair ColorDark
Eye ColorBlack
Zodiac SignCapricorn
Martial StatusUnknown
Net Worth$2 Million


Emanuel Augustus, a native of Chicago, Illinois, was born on January 2, 1975, under the sign of Capricorn. The former welterweight is of Afro-American ethnicity and holds an American nationality. There are no details about Emanuel’s parents, family members, or early childhood. Emanuel is currently 46 years old.

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Physical Features

Emanuel Augustus stands at the height of 5 feet 7 inches or 1.70 m tall but his weight is unknown at the moment. Similarly, he has dark hair and the color of his eyes is also black.

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Love Life

Emanuel Augustus is not married, although he was engaged to his fiancé, Dorothy Anthony, at the time of his shoot in 2014. He was badly injured in a shooting in Baton Tough in October 2014 and has since struggled with physical impairments such as hearing and memory problems that have kept him out of the ring. However, Augustus’s relationship status is unknown at this time.

He lived in Brownsville, Texas, and boxed for a short time at Grechy’s Pound 4 Pound Gym in Sydney, Australia. He now lives with family and friends in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, after being shot in a random shooting and overcoming his injuries.

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Emanuel Augustus made his professional debut on July 23, 1994, against Jamie Cooper, winning by unanimous decision. He has appeared on ESPN2’s boxing shows Tuesday Night Fights and Friday Night Fights on numerous occasions.

Following his bout against Courtney Burton on July 6, 2004, in which he lost a controversial close decision, the welterweight gained some notoriety. Despite the fact that Burton’s points verdict was not overturned by the state of Michigan, he wanted a rematch.

Emanuel got a rematch defeating Burton on September 1, 2006, when he stopped Burton in the eighth round on ESPN with a left hook to the body, which was the opposite of the outcome in their original fight when Augustus disallowed a knockdown from a left hook to the body after referee Dan Kelley incorrectly claimed the knockdown was caused by an illegal low blow.

Augustus’ biggest win in terms of ratings came on July 19, 2002, when he defeated Carlos Wilfredo Vilches.

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Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather Jr. claimed in a 2012 interview with boxing analyst Dan Rafael that Augustus was the toughest opponent he has fought in his career.


Gunshot Injury

He was gravely injured and on life support on the night of October 13, 2014, when he got hit in the back of the head by a random bullet. Christopher Stills, 21, was listed as a suspect in the incident, however, charges were later dismissed owing to a lack of witnesses and proof of purpose, as Stills was accused of firing a gun multiple times in the air but not towards a target.

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Augustus finally healed and was living in Baton Rouge with his sister. Augustus was engaged to be married, in better health and spirits, and back in training as of 2016.

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Social Media

It seems that Emanuel Augustus is currently only active on Instagram. He has 10.2K followers on his Instagram account (@emanuelaugustus.drunkenmaster). However, Augustus’s Instagram account is not verified.


Net Worth

With a professional record of 38-34-6 and 614 professional rounds under his belt, Augustus has amassed a substantial quantity of money throughout the course of his career. Emanuel Augustus’s net worth is estimated to be at $2 million as of 2021.

Emanuel, who has faced a slew of high-profile opponents, fought Floyd Mayweather Jr. for $20,000 in a fight that won him $250,000. Furthermore, no financial information on Ausustus’ job earnings or any other purse is known.


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