|Real name||Brian Magee|
|Rated at||Super Middleweight|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Reach||188 cm (74 in)|
9 June 1975 |
Lisburn, Northern Ireland
|Wins by KO||25|
|Competitor for Ireland|
|European Amateur Championships|
|Competitor for Northern Ireland|
|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.
Magee represented Ireland at the 1996 Summer Olympics.
- Defeated Randall Thompson (Canada) 13–5
- Defeated Bertrand Tetsia (Cameroon) 11–6
- Lost to Mohamed Bahari (Algeria) 9–15
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.
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, 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. 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
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.
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.
Professional boxing record
|36 Wins (24 knockouts), 5 Losses, 1 Draws |
|Loss||36–5–1||Mikkel Kessler||TKO||3 (12)||12 August 2012||Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning, Denmark||For the WBA World Super Middleweight Title|
|Win||36–4–1||Rudy Markussen||TKO||3 (12)||18 February 2012||Brøndby Hall, Denmark||Retained WBA Interim Super Middleweight Title|
|Win||35–4–1||Jaime Barboza||UD||12 (12)||30 July 2011||Gimnasio Nacional, San José, Costa Rica||For WBA Interim Super Middleweight Title|
|Loss||34–4–1||Lucian Bute||TKO||10 (12)||19 March 2011||Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec||For IBF Super Middleweight Title.|
|Win||34–3–1||Roman Aramyan||UD||12 (12)||9 November 2010||National Stadium, Dublin, Ireland||Retained EBU (European) Super Middleweight title|
|Win||33–3–1||Mads Larsen||RTD||8 (12)||30 January 2010||NRGi Arena, Aarhus, Denmark||Won Vacant EBU (European) Super Middleweight title|
|Win||32–3–1||Steve McGuire||KO||8 (12)||13 December 2008||International Centre, Brentwood, Essex, England||Won vacant BBBofC British Super Middleweight title|
|Win||31–3–1||Simeon Cover||TKO||4 (6)||11 July 2008||Robin Park Centre, Wigan, Greater Manchester, England|
|Win||30–3–1||Tyrone Wright||PTS||6 (6)||7 March 2008||Leisure Centre, Nottinghamshire, England|
|Win||29–3–1||Mark Nilsen||PTS||4 (4)||8 February 2008||Leisure Centre, Peterlee, County Durham, England|
|Draw||28–3–1||Tony Oakey||MD||12 (12)||25 August 2007||The Point, Dublin, Ireland||For BBBofC British Light Heavyweight title|
|Win||28–3–0||Danny Thornton||RTD||2 (6)||8 June 2007||Civic Centre, Motherwell, Scotland|
|Win||27–3–0||Andrew Lowe||PTS||12 (12)||26 January 2007||Goresbrook Leisure Centre, Dagenham, Essex, England||BBBofC British Light Heavyweight title eliminator|
|Win||26–3–0||Paul David||PTS||6 (6)||3 November 2006||Metrodome, Barnsley, Yorkshire, England|
|Loss||25–3–0||Carl Froch||KO||11 (12)||26 May 2006||York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, England||For BBBofC British & Commonwealth Super Middleweight titles|
|Win||25–2–0||Daniil Prakaptsou||TKO||2 (4)||28 January 2006||National Stadium, Dublin, Ireland|
|Win||24–2–0||Varuzhan Davtyan||TKO||2 (8)||14 October 2005||National Stadium, Dublin, Ireland|
|Loss||23–2–0||Vitaliy Tsypko||SD||12 (12)||16 July 2005||Arena Nürnberger Versicherung, Nuremberg, Germany||For Vacant EBU (European) Super Middleweight title|
|Win||23–1–0||Neil Linford||TKO||7 (8)||26/'11/2004||Leisure Centre, Altrincham, Greater Manchester, England|
|Loss||22–1–0||Robin Reid||UD||12 (12)||26 June 2004||King's Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland||Lost IBO Super Middleweight Title|
|Win||22–0–0||Jerry Elliot||UD||12 (12)||17 April 2004||King's Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland||Retained IBO Super Middleweight Title|
|Win||21–0–0||Hacine Cherifi||TKO||8 (12)||22 November 2003||King's Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland||Retained IBO Super Middleweight Title|
|Win||20–0–0||Omar Eduardo Gonzalez||KO||1 (12)||4 October 2003||Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland||Retained IBO Super Middleweight Title|
|Win||19–0–0||Andre Thysse||TKO||10 (12)||21 June 2003||M.E.N. Arena, Manchester, England||Retained IBO Super Middleweight Title|
|Win||18–0–0||Miguel Angel Jimenez||UD||12 (12)||22 February 2003||Leisure Centre, Huddersfield, England||Retained IBO Super Middleweight Title|
|Win||17–0–0||Jose Spearman||UD||12 (12)||9 November 2002||Leisure Centre, Altrincham, England||Retained IBO Super Middleweight Title|
|Win||16–0–0||Mpush Makambi||TKO||7 (12)||15 June 2002||Town Hall, Leeds, England||Retained IBO Super Middleweight Title|
|Win||15–0–0||Vage Kocharyan||PTS||8 (8)||18 March 2002||Leisure Centre, Crawley, England|
|Win||14–0–0||Ramon Arturo Britez||KO||1 (12)||10 December 2001||Everton Park Sports Centre, Liverpool, England||Retained IBO Super Middleweight Title|
|Win||13–0–0||Chris Nembhard||TKO||6 (8)||31 July 2001||York Hall, London, England|
|Win||12–0–0||Neil Linford||UD||12 (12)||29 January 2001||Leisure Centre, Peterborough, England||Won Vacant IBO Super Middleweight Title|
|Win||11–0–0||Teymuraz Kekelidze||TKO||4 (10)||11 November 2000||Waterfront Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland|
|Win||10–0–0||Jason Barker||PTS||8 (8)||12 June 2000||Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland|
|Win||9–0–0||Pedro Carragher||KO||2 (8)||15 April 2000||York Hall, London, England|
|Win||8–0–0||Darren Ashton||TKO||5 (8)||20 March 2000||Leisure Centre, Mansfield, England|
|Win||7–0–0||Rob Stevenson||TKO||6 (8)||21 February 2000||Elephant And Castle Centre, London, England|
|Win||6–0–0||Terry Morrill||TKO||4 (6)||12 February 2000||Ponds Forge Arena, Sheffield, England|
|Win||5–0–0||Michael Pinnock||TKO||3 (6)||16 October 1999||Leisure Centre, Belfast, Northern Ireland|
|Win||4–0–0||Dennis Doyley||TKO||3 (4)||13 September 1999||York Hall, London, England|
|Win||3–0–0||Chris Howarth||TKO||1 (4)||22 June 1999||Corn Exchange, Ipswich, England|
|Win||2–0–0||Richard Glaysher||TKO||1 (4)||22 May 1999||Leisure Centre, Belfast, Northern Ireland|
|Win||1–0–0||Dean Ashton||TKO||2 (4)||13 March 1999||Bowlers Exhibition Centre, Manchester, England|
|New title||WBA Super Middleweight Interim Champion
30 July 2011 – 9 November 2012
Title next held byStanyslav Kashtanov
Title last held byKároly Balzsay
|WBA Super Middleweight Champion
9 November 2012 – 8 December 2012
|Titles in pretence|
Ramon Arturo Britez
|World Super Middleweight Champion
10 December 2001 – 6 June 2004
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- "Ulster Senior Champions 1987–2005". Ulster ABA. Retrieved 5 January 2009.
- Boxrec. "Brian Magee". Boxrec Fighter Page. Retrieved 5 January 2009.
- "Magee fights Bute for IBF world title". BBC News. 21 December 2010.
- "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.
- "Brian Magee close to end of ban after failing drugs test". BCC.com. Retrieved 24 February 2015.