Alonzo “Lonnie” Chapman was born in Ridgeville, SC on February 26, 1951. He is married to Marie E. Chapman and has four children. While serving in the United State Army, he began his boxing career. Out of 87 bouts total, he walked away with 78 wins and only 8 losses. He was SC State Boxing Champion four times. Lonnie turned pro in 1981 and fought James “Bonecrusher” Smith, who later became the WBA Heavyweight Champion in 1982. Lonnie currently coaches basketball as well as amateur boxing and has received numerous awards of appreciation from his community.