Boxing in Liverpool

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Boxing in Liverpool, United Kingdom includes approximately 22 amateur boxing clubs which have produced notable boxers such as John Conteh, Andy Holligan, Tony Bellew, and David Price.[citation needed]

Boxers from Liverpool were a significant element of the 2012 Olympics British Boxing Team.[citation needed]

Boxing events were most commonly held at Liverpool Stadium; since (date needed) boxing events have been hosted at the Echo Arena and Liverpool Olympia within the city.[citation needed]

Notable amateur boxers from Liverpool[edit]

David Burke[edit]

David Burke won a bronze medal in men's featherweight at the 1996 European Amateur Boxing Championships in Vejle in the 57 kg division. He represented Salisbury Amateur Boxing Club.[citation needed]

Natasha Jonas[edit]

Natasha Jonas, from Toxteth, was the first British female boxer to ever qualify for and compete at an Olympic games[citation needed], as GB Boxing's women's 60 kg representative at the 2012 London Olympics. She also won a bronze medal at the 2012 AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships in Qinhuangdao. She represents Rotunda Amateur Boxing Club.[citation needed]

Neil Perkins[edit]

Neil Perkins, from Kirkdale, won a bronze medal at the 2005 World Amateur Boxing Championships in the 69 kg division. He represented Kirkdale Amateur Boxing Club.

David Price[edit]

David Price, from West Derby, won a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in the 91+kg division where he also captained the GB Boxing team[citation needed]. He represented Long Lane and Salisbury amateur boxing clubs.[citation needed]

Stephen Smith[edit]

Stephen Smith, from Kirkdale, won a bronze medal at the 2006 European Amateur Boxing Championships in Plovdiv in the 52 kg division. He represented Rotunda Amateur Boxing Club.[citation needed]

Tom Stalker[edit]

Tom Stalker, from Huyton, captained[citation needed] GB Boxing's Olympic team at the 2012 London Olympics. He won a bronze medal at the 2011 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Baku at 64 kg, and he twice won a silver medal (60 kg & 64 kg) at the 2010 European Amateur Boxing Championships and the 2011 European Amateur Boxing Championships in Moscow and Ankara respectively. He represented St. Aloysius and Salisbury amateur boxing clubs.[citation needed]

George Turpin[edit]

George Turpin won a bronze medal at the 1972 Munich Olympics in the 56 kg division.[citation needed]

Tony Willis[edit]

Tony Willis won a bronze medal at the 1980 Moscow Olympics in the 60 kg division.[citation needed]

Notable professional boxers from Liverpool[edit]

Tony Bellew[edit]

Tony Bellew (20-1-1), from Wavertree, was a Commonwealth light heavyweight champion[citation needed] and former BBBofC British light heavyweight champion[citation needed]. He was the WBO light heavyweight world title challenger and future WBC light heavyweight world title challenger[citation needed]. He has fought Nathan Cleverly, Edison Miranda, and Isaac Chilemba.

Johnny Cooke[edit]

Johnny Cooke (52-34-7), from Bootle, was a BBBofC British and Commonwealth welterweight champion.[citation needed]

John Conteh[edit]

John Conteh (34-4-1), from Kirkby, a former WBC light heavyweight world champion, as well as the former BBBofC British and Commonwealth light heavyweight champion. He is considered to be Liverpool's greatest boxer.[citation needed]

Tony Dodson[edit]

Tony Dodson (29-8-1), from Garston, is a former BBBofC British super middleweight champion. He fought Carl Froch, Paul Smith Jr, and Tony Quigley.[citation needed]

Rocky Fielding[edit]

Michael 'Rocky' Fielding (16-0-0), from Stockbridge Village, was Commonwealth super middleweight champion. He fought Mohammed Akrong and Tobias Webb.[1][citation needed]

Paul Hodkinson[edit]

Paul Hodkinson (22-3-1), from Kirkby, is a former BBBofC British featherweight champion and WBC featherweight world champion, a title which he defended successfully on four occasions.[citation needed] Hodkinson also challenged for the WBO featherweight title. He fought Marcos Villasana, Steve Cruz, and Gregorio Vargas.[citation needed]

Andy Holligan[edit]

Andy Holligan (27-3-0) is the former BBBofC British and Commonwealth light welterweight champion and former WBC light welterweight world title challenger. His most notable opponents were Julio Cesar Chavez and Shea Neary.

Derry Mathews[edit]

Derry Mathews (34-8-2), from Anfield, was Commonwealth lightweight champion and former BBBofC British lightweight champion.[citation needed] He fought Gavin Rees, Anthony Crolla, and Gary Buckland.[citation needed]

Shea Neary[edit]

Shea Neary (23-2-0) is a former WBU light welterweight champion. He fought Micky Ward, Andy Holligan, and Eamonn Magee.[citation needed]

Liam Smith[edit]

Liam Smith (15-0-1), from Kirkdale, is the reigning BBBofC British and Commonwealth light middleweight champion. He is one of the four famous Smith brothers. His most notable opponents to date are Eric Ochieng and Max Maxwell.

Paul Smith Jr[edit]

Paul Smith (boxer) (33-3-0), from Kirkdale, was BBBofC British super middleweight champion, a title held on at least two separate occasions. He is one of the four famous Smith brothers.[citation needed] He fought James DeGale, George Groves, and Tony Dodson.[citation needed]

Stephen Smith[edit]

Stephen Smith (18-1-0), from Kirkdale, was BBBofC British super featherweight champion and the former BBBofC British and Commonwealth featherweight champion. He is one of the four famous Smith brothers.[citation needed] He fought Gary Buckland, Lee Selby, and John Simpson.[citation needed]

David Price[edit]

David Price (15-2-0), from West Derby, was BBBofC British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion. He fought Tony Thomson and Audley Harrison.[citation needed]

Alan Rudkin[edit]

Alan Rudkin (42-8-0), from Dingle, was a former BBBofC British and Commonwealth bantamweight champion. He also challenged for the WBC and WBA bantamweight world titles on several occasions.[citation needed] He fought Fighting Harada, Lionel Rose, and Rubén Olivares.[citation needed]

Kevin Satchell[edit]

Kevin Satchell (11-0-0), from Kirkdale, was BBBofC British and Commonwealth flyweight champion. He fought Iain Butcher, Luke Wilton, and Paul Edwards.[citation needed]

Nel Tarleton[edit]

Nel Tarleton (119-21-8) was a former BBBofC British and Commonwealth featherweight champion, a title he has held on several separate occasions[citation needed].[citation needed]

Tony Willis[edit]

Tony Willis (25-4-0) is a former BBBofC British lightweight champion, a title he defended three times.[citation needed] He fought Steve Boyle, George Feeney, and Alex Dickson.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.fightnews.com/Boxing/fielding-wins-prizefighter-tourney-79311