Cornelius Boza Edwards

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Cornelius Boza Edwards
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Statistics
Real name Cornelius Boza Edwards
Rated at Light Welterweight
Lightweight
Super Featherweight
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Reach 72 in (183 cm)
Nationality Uganda Ugandan
Born (1956-05-27) 27 May 1956 (age 58)
Kampala, Uganda
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 53
Wins 45
Wins by KO 34
Losses 7
Draws 1
No contests 0

Cornelius Boza Edwards (born 27 May 1956 in Kampala, Uganda) was a Ugandan boxer in the Lightweight division and the former WBC Super Featherweight Champion. Edwards emigrated from Uganda to England, where he lived for a long period. Currently, he lives in the United States, where he trains other boxers.

Pro career[edit]

WBC Super Featherweight Champion[edit]

Cornelius Boza-Edwards won the WBC world Jr. Lightweight title from "Bazooka" Limón with a fifteen round decision in 1981 at Stockton, California, this after Limón, a Mexican, had made his infamous You know what happens to British boxers when they face Mexicans comment, in a reference to the fight between Lupe Pintor and Johnny Owen, after which Owen lost his life.

Boza-Edwards defeated Bobby Chacon by technical knockout in the fourteenth round in his first defense, but then, he lost the title to Rolando Navarrete, by knockout in round five.

Boza-Edwards also fought with, and lost against, other world champions such as his rematch with Chacon, Alexis Argüello by knockout in eight, Héctor Camacho by decision in twelve, Rocky Lockridge, by decision in ten and José Luis Ramírez by knockout in five.

Professional boxing record[edit]

45 Wins (34 Knockouts), 7 Defeats (4 Knockout), 1 Draw[1]
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Loss 45–7-1 Mexico José Luis Ramírez KO 5 (12), 1:45 1987-10-10 France Zénith de Paris, Paris, Paris For WBA World Lightweight Title.
Win 45–6-1 United States Ali Kareem Muhammad UD 10 1987-07-09 United States Felt Forum, New York, New York
Loss 44–6-1 Puerto Rico Héctor Camacho UD 12 1986-09-26 United States Abel Holtz Stadium, Miami Beach, Florida For WBC World Lightweight Title.
Draw 44–5-1 Guyana Terrence Alli PTS 10 1986-03-30 United States Showboat Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 45–5 United States John Montes UD 10 1985-07-14 United States Egypt Shrine Temple, Tampa, Florida
Win 44–5 United States Melvin Paul KO 2 (10), 1:03 1985-04-14 England York Hall, Bethnal Green, London
Win 43–5 United States Gary Gamble RTD 4 (10), 3:00 1985-03-17 United States Egypt Shrine Temple, Tampa, Florida
Win 42–5 United States Charlie Brown TKO 3 (10), 1:27 1984-10-13 United Kingdom King's Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Win 41–5 United States Guy Villegas TKO 7 (10), 1:55 1984-06-17 United States Hyatt Regency, Tampa, Florida
Win 40–5 United States Trevor Evelyn TKO 2 (10) 1984-02-19 United States Hyatt Regency, Tampa, Florida
Loss 39–5 United States Rocky Lockridge UD 10 1983-09-09 United States Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada
Loss 39–4 United States Bobby Chacon UD 12 1983-05-15 United States Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada The Ring magazine's "Fight of the Year" (1983)
Win 39–3 Cuba Pedro Laza TKO 9 (10), 1:49 1983-02-27 United States Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 38–3 United States Blaine Dickson UD 10 1983-02-27 United States Showboat Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 37–3 United States Roberto Elizondo PTS 10 1982-06-26 United States Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 36–3 United States John Verderosa TKO 3 (10), 1:38 1982-04-24 United States Playboy Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 35–3 Spain Carlos Hernandez TKO 4 (12), 2:20 1982-03-17 England Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London Won EBU (European) Super Featherweight Title.
Win 34–3 United States Arturo Leon RTD 4 (10) 1982-02-09 England Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London
Win 33–3 Spain Juan Carlos Álvarez TKO 3 (10), 1:35 1981-11-24 England Wembley Arena, Wembley, London
Loss 32–3 Philippines Rolando Navarrete KO 5 (15), 1:41 1981-08-29 Italy Stadio de Pini, Viareggio, Toscana Lost WBC World Super Featherweight Title.
Win 32–2 United States Bobby Chacon RTD 13 (15) 1981-05-30 United States Showboat Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained WBC World Super Featherweight Title.
Win 31–2 Mexico Rafael Limón UD 15 1981-03-08 United States Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium, Stockton, California Won WBC World Super Featherweight Title.
Win 30–2 United States Ramon Contreras PTS 10 1980-11-28 United States San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, California
Win 29–2 Mexico Roberto Torres TKO 2 (10), 1:40 1980-10-14 England Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London
Loss 28–2 Nicaragua Alexis Argüello TKO 8 (10) 1980-08-09 United States Superstar Theatre, Atlantic City, New Jersey

Trainer[edit]

He is a co-trainer of Light Welterweight Contender, Mexican Jesse Vargas.[2]

See also[edit]

Preceded by
Rafael Limón
WBC Super Featherweight Champion
8 Mar 1981 – 29 Aug 1981
Succeeded by
Rolando Navarrete

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