Brian Magee

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Brian Magee[1]
Real name Brian Magee
Rated at Super Middleweight
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Reach 188 cm (74 in)
Born (1975-06-09) 9 June 1975 (age 39)
Lisburn, Northern Ireland
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 42
Wins 36
Wins by KO 25
Losses 5
Draws 1
No contests 0
Brian Magee
Medal record
Men's Boxing
Competitor for  Ireland
European Amateur Championships
Silver medal – second place Minsk 1998 Middleweight
Competitor for  Northern Ireland
Commonwealth Games
Bronze medal – third place Kuala Lumpur 1998 Middleweight

Brian Magee (born 9 June 1975 in Lisburn, Northern Ireland) is the former WBA super middleweight champion, who as an amateur competed for Ireland in the middleweight division at the 1996 Summer Olympics. As a professional he won the European, WBA(regular), IBO and British super middleweight titles.[2]

Amateur career[edit]

As an amateur Magee fought out of the Holy Trinity Boxing Club in Belfast, and won the Ulster senior title every year from 1995 to 1998.[3]

Magee represented Ireland at the 1996 Summer Olympics.[4]

Olympic results[edit]

Magee won a bronze medal for Northern Ireland at the 1998 Commonwealth Games and silver medal for Ireland at the 1998 European Championships in Minsk, Belarus.

Professional career[edit]

Magee turned professional in March 1999, and fought Dean Ashton at the Bowler's Arena, Manchester, England on the undercard of a bill that included Damaen Kelly, Michael Brodie and Clinton Woods. Magee won his opener knocking out the Stoke man inside two rounds.[4]

He won the vacant IBO Intercontinental super middleweight title in January 2001 by defeating Neil Linford from England. He then won the IBO world super middleweight title and defended it successfully eight times. He was then defeated in his attempt for the European title. In December 2008 he beat undefeated Scottish Stevie Maguire to win the British super middleweight title,[4] and, after a 13-month break, returned to defeat Mads Larsen in a seven-round knockout in Aarhus, becoming European champion for the first time.

On 11 September 2010 Brian Magee defended his European Title against Armenia's Roman Aramian with the Armenian not starting the ninth round. Magee challenged IBF Super-Middleweight champion Lucian Bute in Canada on 19 March 2011.[5] He lost the fight to Lucian Bute by TKO in the tenth round.

On 30 July 2011 Magee captured the interim WBA super-middleweight title with a unanimous points win over Jaime Barboza in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Magee vs. Kessler[edit]

On 8 December 2012. Brian Magee travelled to Denmark to face "The Viking Warrior" Mikkel Kessler in his home nation with the WBA Super Middleweight Title at stake. After a quiet 1st round, Magee went to the floor twice in the 2nd after Kessler landed some hard bodyshots. After 24 seconds on the third round it was allover, Kessler landed a hard bodyshot again; Magee never recovered and Kessler became World Champion for the fifth time.

PED allegations[edit]

Brian Magee was suspended for a six months after testing positive for Oxilofrine. He failed a drug test immediately after his fight with Mikkel Kessler in December. The boxer would have incurred a two-year ban had he not proved the unintentional nature of the offence, which he revealed occurred during the build-up to the Kessler fight.[6][7]

Professional boxing record[edit]

36 Wins (24 knockouts), 5 Losses, 1 Draws [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 36–5–1 Denmark Mikkel Kessler TKO 3 (12) 12 August 2012 Denmark Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning, Denmark For the WBA World Super Middleweight Title
Win 36–4–1 Denmark Rudy Markussen TKO 3 (12) 18 February 2012 Denmark Brøndby Hall, Denmark Retained WBA Interim Super Middleweight Title
Win 35–4–1 Costa Rica Jaime Barboza UD 12 (12) 30 July 2011 Costa Rica Gimnasio Nacional, San José, Costa Rica For WBA Interim Super Middleweight Title
Loss 34–4–1 Romania Lucian Bute TKO 10 (12) 19 March 2011 Canada Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec For IBF Super Middleweight Title.
Win 34–3–1 Armenia Roman Aramyan UD 12 (12) 9 November 2010 Republic of Ireland National Stadium, Dublin, Ireland Retained EBU (European) Super Middleweight title
Win 33–3–1 Denmark Mads Larsen RTD 8 (12) 30 January 2010 Denmark NRGi Arena, Aarhus, Denmark Won Vacant EBU (European) Super Middleweight title
Win 32–3–1 Scotland Steve McGuire KO 8 (12) 13 December 2008 England International Centre, Brentwood, Essex, England Won vacant BBBofC British Super Middleweight title
Win 31–3–1 England Simeon Cover TKO 4 (6) 11 July 2008 England Robin Park Centre, Wigan, Greater Manchester, England
Win 30–3–1 England Tyrone Wright PTS 6 (6) 7 March 2008 England Leisure Centre, Nottinghamshire, England
Win 29–3–1 England Mark Nilsen PTS 4 (4) 8 February 2008 England Leisure Centre, Peterlee, County Durham, England
Draw 28–3–1 England Tony Oakey MD 12 (12) 25 August 2007 Republic of Ireland The Point, Dublin, Ireland For BBBofC British Light Heavyweight title
Win 28–3–0 England Danny Thornton RTD 2 (6) 8 June 2007 Scotland Civic Centre, Motherwell, Scotland
Win 27–3–0 England Andrew Lowe PTS 12 (12) 26 January 2007 England Goresbrook Leisure Centre, Dagenham, Essex, England BBBofC British Light Heavyweight title eliminator
Win 26–3–0 England Paul David PTS 6 (6) 3 November 2006 England Metrodome, Barnsley, Yorkshire, England
Loss 25–3–0 England Carl Froch KO 11 (12) 26 May 2006 England York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, England For BBBofC British & Commonwealth Super Middleweight titles
Win 25–2–0 Belarus Daniil Prakaptsou TKO 2 (4) 28 January 2006 Republic of Ireland National Stadium, Dublin, Ireland
Win 24–2–0 Armenia Varuzhan Davtyan TKO 2 (8) 14 October 2005 Republic of Ireland National Stadium, Dublin, Ireland
Loss 23–2–0 Ukraine Vitaliy Tsypko SD 12 (12) 16 July 2005 Germany Arena Nürnberger Versicherung, Nuremberg, Germany For Vacant EBU (European) Super Middleweight title
Win 23–1–0 England Neil Linford TKO 7 (8) 26/'11/2004 England Leisure Centre, Altrincham, Greater Manchester, England
Loss 22–1–0 England Robin Reid UD 12 (12) 26 June 2004 United Kingdom King's Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland Lost IBO Super Middleweight Title
Win 22–0–0 Nigeria Jerry Elliot UD 12 (12) 17 April 2004 United Kingdom King's Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland Retained IBO Super Middleweight Title
Win 21–0–0 France Hacine Cherifi TKO 8 (12) 22 November 2003 United Kingdom King's Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland Retained IBO Super Middleweight Title
Win 20–0–0 Argentina Omar Eduardo Gonzalez KO 1 (12) 4 October 2003 United Kingdom Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland Retained IBO Super Middleweight Title
Win 19–0–0 South Africa Andre Thysse TKO 10 (12) 21 June 2003 England M.E.N. Arena, Manchester, England Retained IBO Super Middleweight Title
Win 18–0–0 United States Miguel Angel Jimenez UD 12 (12) 22 February 2003 England Leisure Centre, Huddersfield, England Retained IBO Super Middleweight Title
Win 17–0–0 United States Jose Spearman UD 12 (12) 9 November 2002 England Leisure Centre, Altrincham, England Retained IBO Super Middleweight Title
Win 16–0–0 South Africa Mpush Makambi TKO 7 (12) 15 June 2002 England Town Hall, Leeds, England Retained IBO Super Middleweight Title
Win 15–0–0 Armenia Vage Kocharyan PTS 8 (8) 18 March 2002 England Leisure Centre, Crawley, England
Win 14–0–0 Argentina Ramon Arturo Britez KO 1 (12) 10 December 2001 England Everton Park Sports Centre, Liverpool, England Retained IBO Super Middleweight Title
Win 13–0–0 Jamaica Chris Nembhard TKO 6 (8) 31 July 2001 England York Hall, London, England
Win 12–0–0 England Neil Linford UD 12 (12) 29 January 2001 England Leisure Centre, Peterborough, England Won Vacant IBO Super Middleweight Title
Win 11–0–0 Georgia (country) Teymuraz Kekelidze TKO 4 (10) 11 November 2000 United Kingdom Waterfront Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Win 10–0–0 England Jason Barker PTS 8 (8) 12 June 2000 United Kingdom Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Win 9–0–0 England Pedro Carragher KO 2 (8) 15 April 2000 England York Hall, London, England
Win 8–0–0 England Darren Ashton TKO 5 (8) 20 March 2000 England Leisure Centre, Mansfield, England
Win 7–0–0 England Rob Stevenson TKO 6 (8) 21 February 2000 England Elephant And Castle Centre, London, England
Win 6–0–0 England Terry Morrill TKO 4 (6) 12 February 2000 England Ponds Forge Arena, Sheffield, England
Win 5–0–0 England Michael Pinnock TKO 3 (6) 16 October 1999 United Kingdom Leisure Centre, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Win 4–0–0 England Dennis Doyley TKO 3 (4) 13 September 1999 England York Hall, London, England
Win 3–0–0 England Chris Howarth TKO 1 (4) 22 June 1999 England Corn Exchange, Ipswich, England
Win 2–0–0 England Richard Glaysher TKO 1 (4) 22 May 1999 United Kingdom Leisure Centre, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Win 1–0–0 England Dean Ashton TKO 2 (4) 13 March 1999 England Bowlers Exhibition Centre, Manchester, England

World titles[edit]

New title WBA Super Middleweight Interim Champion
30 July 2011 – 9 November 2012
Title next held by
Stanyslav Kashtanov
Title last held by
Károly Balzsay
WBA Super Middleweight Champion
Regular Title

9 November 2012 – 8 December 2012
Succeeded by
Mikkel Kessler
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Ramon Arturo Britez
World Super Middleweight Champion
IBO recognition

10 December 2001 – 6 June 2004
Succeeded by
Robin Reid


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  2. ^ "Brian Magee wants the Prizefighter". Retrieved 1 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Ulster Senior Champions 1987–2005". Ulster ABA. Retrieved 5 January 2009. 
  4. ^ a b c Boxrec. "Brian Magee". Boxrec Fighter Page. Retrieved 5 January 2009. 
  5. ^ "Magee fights Bute for IBF world title". BBC News. 21 December 2010. 
  6. ^ "Brian Magee, former boxing champion, is latest sportsman to test positive for Oxilofrine and is banned for six months". Ben Rumsby. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  7. ^ "Brian Magee close to end of ban after failing drugs test". Retrieved 24 February 2015. 

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