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Cassius Chaney

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Cassius Chaney
Born(1986-06-07)June 7, 1986
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
EducationOld Saybrook High School, University of New Haven
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Cassius Chaney is an American professional boxer and former NCAA Division II basketball player. Born in Baltimore, Maryland[2] on June 7th, 1987, Chaney attended Old Saybrook Senior High School in Old Saybrook, CT, where he was a star player for their basketball team, earning an offer to play for the University of New Haven.

Basketball Career[edit | edit source]

While in high school, Chaney captained the Old Saybrook High School Rams to the 2005 Divison 4 state championship in basketball, scoring 22 points in the championship game, while contributing 9 rebounds and 6 assists.[3] In basketball, Cassius was named first team all-conference twice, being named the Shoreline Conference MVP as a senior, along with being named first team all-state twice.[4] Cassius accepted an offer to play basketball at University of New Haven. While at UNH, Chaney was named the ECC Rookie of the Year and all-ECC in his first season. Cassius continued his success, being named all-ECC and all-Northeast-10 Conference in his subsequent years. Cassius ended his University of New Haven career as the team's 6th highest scorer of all time, with 1,893 points,[5] while also earning a BA in sports management.[6]

Boxing Career[edit | edit source]

As an amateur boxer, Cassius had a record of 24-3.[7] Cassius made his professional boxing debut on Apil 17, 2015 against Perry Filkins at the Mohegan Sun Arena, winning by a technical knockout.[8] Since his debut, Cassius has a record of 13-0, with a total of 7 wins by knockout.

Personal Life[edit | edit source]

Cassius Chaney was named after boxer Cassius Clay, who was later known as Muhammad Ali.[9] Chaney currently lives in New London, CT.[10]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Professional boxing record for Cassius Chaney from BoxRec Lua error in Module:WikidataCheck at line 23: attempt to index field 'wikibase' (a nil value).. Retrieved June 5, 2016.
  2. "Cassius Chaney". Main Events.
  3. "2005 DIV. IV BOYS BASKETBALL Finals Box Score and Play-By-Play". CIAC Sports.
  4. "Cassius Chaney Bio". New Haven Chargers.
  5. Jacobs, Jeff (2018-05-04). "On the court and in the ring, Cassius Chaney straddles two sports worlds". CT Post.
  6. "Former UNH basketball star Cassius Chaney to make pro boxing debut". New Haven Register. 2015-01-28.
  7. "Cassius Chaney". Main Events.
  8. "Cassius Chaney". BoxRec.
  9. "Baltimore-born boxer Cassius Chaney fights to live up to his name". The Baltimore Sun.
  10. "Cassius Chaney". BoxRec.


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