Adrian Dodson

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Adrian Dodson
Statistics
Rated at Super-middleweight
Height 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m)
Nationality British, Guyanese
Born (1970-09-20) September 20, 1970 (age 44)
Georgetown, Guyana
Boxing record
Total fights 31
Wins 25
Wins by KO 0
Losses 6
Draws 0
No contests 0

Adrian Dodson (born September 20, 1970 in Georgetown, Guyana) is a British former Olympic boxer. He competed for Guyana at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul under the name Adrian Carew before representing Great Britain at the 1992 Summer Olympics.[1]

Amateur career[edit]

Dodson's first Olympic appearance came as a 17 year old competing in the light welterweight division. He won his first two fights against Bilal el-Masri of Libya and Vukašin Dobrašinović of Yugoslavia before losing to eventual bronze medallist Reiner Gies of West Germany in the third round.[2]

In 1989 he competed in the 147-pound division of Golden Gloves and won the Sugar Ray Robinson award as the outstanding boxer of the tournament.[3]

Having moved to England and taken his mother's last name Dodson made his second Olympic appearance competing for Great Britain at the 1992 Games in Barcelona.[3] Due to the prescense of Robin Reid in the team Dodson was forced to drop from his favoured light middleweight to the welterweight division in order to compete.[4] He won in the first round against Masashi Kawakami but lost in the second round to former World Amateur champion Francisc Vaştag of Romania.[5] Reid went on to win a bronze medal.[4]

Professional career[edit]

After turning professional Dodson won his first 18 fights, including winning the WBO inter-continental title and defeating former world champion Lloyd Honeyghan in 1995. He lost to Ronald “Winky” Wright in a world title fight in 1997 but won the IBO super-middleweight title in 2001.[4]

In 1999 he was fined £1,000 and banned for 18 months after being found guilty of biting Alain Bonnamie in the last round of their fight for the Commonwealth title.[6] Dodson retired from boxing in 2003 with a record of 25 wins and 6 defeats.[7][8]

In 2011 Dodson was scheduled to make a comeback in the super-middleweight division as part of the Prizefighter series, where he could have faced fellow 1992 Olympian Robin Reid.[9] Dodson pulled out before the series as he felt he was not in physical condition to compete and was replaced by Joe Ainscough.[10]

Titles in pretence
Vacant
Title last held by
Dana Rosenblatt
World Super Middleweight Champion
IBO recognition

March 3, 2001 - December 10, 2001
Succeeded by
Ramon Arturo Britez

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Adrian Carew-Dodson". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Boxing at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games: Men's Light-Welterweight". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Farrell, Bill (4 March 1996). "Londoner Seeks Our Crown". NY Daily News. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c "Adrian Dodson to make Prizefighter return". 8 March 2011. livefight.com. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "Boxing at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games: Men's Welterweight". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  6. ^ Daley, Kieran (19 October 1999). "Dodson banned for biting opponent". The Independent. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  7. ^ "Dodson relying on experience". 8 March 2011. Sky Sports. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  8. ^ "Adrian Dodson career record". britishboxing.net. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  9. ^ Williams, Martin (10 March 2011). "Veterans Adrian Dodson and Robin Reid could face off at Prizefighter". Daily Post North Wales. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  10. ^ "Ainscough Replaces Dodson In Prizefighter". secondsout.com. Retrieved 12 April 2011.