(b. July 10, 1973, Columbus, Ohio
) is a professional boxer. He has twice won the IBC lightweight
title. Commonly known by his stagename, "Cold Blood", he has also held the NABF
lightweight title, and been a challenger for the WBO
Product of a single-parent home, he grew up in Columbus, Ohio. He began boxing at age 7, and soon became accomplished within the amateur ring. His boxing coach, Matthew Voltolini
, adopted him as a son at age 12. By the time he was 19, Michael had turned professional, with a 6-year 24-0 record, when his first loss came from Artur Grigorian
in a WBO lightweight title match.
On the ESPN reality show Contender Season 2
, Clark volunteered to be the captain of the Gold Team
and the first member of his team to box. He fought Cornelius Bundrage
in a four round match. The match was close, but Bundrage won the fifth round on a majority.