Eddie Avoth

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Eddie Avoth
Statistics
Rated at Light-heavyweight
Nationality Wales Welsh
Born 2 May 1945
Cardiff, Wales
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 53
Wins 44
Wins by KO 20
Losses 9
Draws 0
No contests 0

Eddie Avoth (born 2 May 1945) is a former boxer and actor. He was British and Commonwealth Light Heavyweight Boxing Champion, with a record of 44 wins (20 by knockout) from 53 fights.

History[edit]

Eddie Avoth was born in Cardiff, Wales. He was a product of the Eddie Thomas boxing gym based in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, which spawned the boxing careers of such notables as Howard Winstone and Ken Buchanan . Avoth's professional boxing career spanned nine years and in this time he won the British and Commonwealth titles. Avoth retired from the ring in 1972. He was also an accomplished amateur boxer and represented his country internationally on many occasions.

Following retirement from boxing, Avoth settled in Puerto Banús, Costa del Sol, Spain where he part-owned a well-known celebrity restaurant. He now resides back in the UK.

Avoth's acting career began with a starring role for entertainment giant Warner Brothers in their 1986 blockbuster film "Instant Justice" where he starred alongside Michael Paré, Tawny Kitaen and Charles Napier. The film was directed by Hollywood producer Craig T Rumar. In 2010 he appeared in the Howard Winstone biopic Risen as boxing promoter Jack Solomons. Avoth himself was played in the film by Welsh boxer Enzo Maccarinelli.

Avoth now regularly travels around the UK and Ireland making after dinner speeches.

Professional boxing record[edit]

44 Wins (20 knockouts, 24 decisions), 9 Losses (4 knockouts, 5 decisions) [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 25-6 Jamaica Bunny Johnson TKO 3 15 Mar 1972 Wales Double Diamond Club, Caerphilly, United Kingdom
Loss 13-3 South Africa Sarel Aucamp PTS 10 30 Oct 1971 South Africa Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Win 11-7 South Africa Kosie Smith PTS 10 12 Jun 1971 South Africa Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Win 8-15-1 Saint Helena Guinea Roger PTS 8 12 May 1971 Wales Double Diamond Club, Caerphilly, United Kingdom
Loss 14-2 United Kingdom Chris Finnegan TKO 15 24 Jan 1971 England Grosvenor House, Mayfair, London, United Kingdom BBBofC British/Commonwealth Light Heavyweight Titles.
Win 13-1 Australia Trevor Thornberry TKO 6 23 Oct 1970 Australia Brisbane Festival Hall, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Commonwealth Light Heavyweight Title.
Loss 21-0 United States Mike Quarry UD 10 6 Jun 1970 California Valley Music Theater, Woodland Hills, California, United States 3-5, 3-5, 2-4.
Win 33-7-1 Republic of Ireland John "Young" McCormack DQ 8 6 Apr 1970 Nottinghamshire Nottingham Ice Stadium, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom BBBofC British Light Heavyweight Title.
Win 5-9 France Emilio Okee PTS 10 16 Feb 1970 England National Sporting Club, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
Win 15-3 Jamaica Bunny Johnson PTS 8 27 Oct 1969 Nottinghamshire Commodore Hotel, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Loss 27-12-4 Croatia Ivan Prebeg PTS 15 28 Jun 1969 Croatia Salata Stadium, Zagreb, Croatia EBU Light Heavyweight Title.
Win 17-20-3 Jamaica Lloyd Walford PTS 8 17 Mar 1969 England National Sporting Club, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
Win 61-15-5 Nicaragua "Boxing" Luis Gutierrez KO 4 6 Feb 1969 England Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
Win 30-4-1 Republic of Ireland John "Young" McCormack TKO 11 13 Jan 1969 England Anglo-American Sporting Club, Mayfair, London, United Kingdom BBBofC British Light Heavyweight Title.
Win 28-22-1 United States Curtis Bruce TKO 6 18 Nov 1968 England Grosvenor House, Mayfair, London, United Kingdom
Win 13-21 United States Stanford Bulla PTS 10 24 Jul 1968 Wales Coney Beach Arena, Porthcawl, Wales, United Kingdom 50-47.5.
Win 12-11-3 United Kingdom Johnny Hendrickson PTS 8 24 Apr 1968 Wales Sophia Gardens Cricket Ground, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom 39.5-39.
Win 12-10-3 United Kingdom Johnny Hendrickson PTS 8 8 Mar 1968 England National Sporting Club, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom 39.5-39.25.
Win 3-4 Saint Helena Guinea Roger PTS 10 28 Nov 1967 Wales Afan Lido, Aberavon, United Kingdom 50-47.75.
Win 12-9-3 United Kingdom Johnny Hendrickson TKO 3 19 Sep 1967 England Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United Kingdom
Loss 24-3-1 Republic of Ireland John "Young" McCormack TKO 7 19 Jun 1967 England National Sporting Club, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom BBBofC British Light Heavyweight Title.
Loss 4-5 United Kingdom Ernie Field TKO 2 30 Jan 1967 Lancashire Midland Hotel, Manchester, United Kingdom
Win 33-16-6 Tonga Johnny Halafihi PTS 8 7 Dec 1966 Wales Afan Lido, Port Talbot, United Kingdom
Win 8-8-2 United Kingdom Johnny Ould TKO 4 26 Oct 1966 England National Sporting Club, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
Win 3-2 United Kingdom Ernie Field PTS 8 19 Sep 1966 Lancashire Midland Hotel, Manchester, United Kingdom
Loss 15-4-2 United Kingdom Derek Richards PTS 10 12 Jul 1966 Wales Afan Lido, Port Talbot, United Kingdom BBBofC Welsh Light Heavyweight Title.
Win 10-10 Guinea Clarence Prince TKO 2 6 Jun 1966 England National Sporting Club, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
Win 16-12-3 United Kingdom "Stunning" Steve Richards TKO 4 11 May 1966 Lancashire Midland Hotel, Manchester, United Kingdom
Win 8-9-1 Jamaica Lloyd Walford TKO 7 19 Apr 1966 England National Sporting Club, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
Win 4-4-1 Jamaica Charlie "The War" Wilson TKO 1 4 Apr 1966 England National Sporting Club, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
Win 4-3-1 Jamaica Charlie "The War" Wilson PTS 8 28 Feb 1966 England National Sporting Club, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
Win 7-8-1 Jamaica Lloyd Walford TKO 6 10 Jan 1966 England National Sporting Club, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
Win 14-20-3 Grenada Joe "Dinner" Bell PTS 8 26 Apr 1965 England National Sporting Club, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
Win 13-29-1 Trinidad and Tobago Fitzroy Lindo TKO 7 8 Mar 1965 England National Sporting Club, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
Win 9-14-1 United Kingdom Syd Brown TKO 5 1 Feb 1965 England National Sporting Club, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
Win 4-11-2 United Kingdom "Rob" Roy Thomas TKO 6 20 Jan 1965 Wales Sophia Gardens Cricket Ground, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Win 26-15-2 United Kingdom Tony French PTS 6 14 Dec 1964 England National Sporting Club, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
Win 20-13-1 United Kingdom George Palin KO 1 1 Dec 1964 England Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United Kingdom
Win 4-5 Nigeria Louis Onwuna KO 2 16 Nov 1964 Lancashire Midland Hotel, Manchester, United Kingdom
Win 13-27-1 Trinidad and Tobago Fitzroy Lindo PTS 8 2 Nov 1964 Wales Ebbw Vale Indoor Cricket Hall, Ebbw Vale, United Kingdom
Win 3-3 United Kingdom Gary Chippendale TKO 4 12 Oct 1964 Lancashire Free Trade Hall, Manchester, United Kingdom
Win 4-5 United Kingdom Jimmy "Vertigo" Stewart KO 1 21 Sep 1964 Lancashire Midland Hotel, Manchester, United Kingdom
Win 3-3 Nigeria Louis Onwuna PTS 6 20 Jul 1964 Wales Ebbw Vale Indoor Cricket Hall, Ebbw Vale, United Kingdom
Win 9-12-1 United Kingdom Syd Brown PTS 8 22 Jun 1964 England National Sporting Club, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
Win 7-3 United Kingdom Dave "Tom" Arnold KO 4 20 May 1964 England National Sporting Club, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
Win 3-2-1 United Kingdom "Union" Jack Powell PTS 6 12 May 1964 England Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United Kingdom
Win 2-0 Republic of Ireland Henry Turkington TKO 4 24 Mar 1964 England Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United Kingdom
Win 8-9 United Kingdom Syd Brown PTS 8 24 Feb 1964 England National Sporting Club, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
Loss 16-25-4 United Kingdom "Average" Joe Somerville PTS 6 9 Dec 1963 England National Sporting Club, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
Win 16-24-4 United Kingdom "Average" Joe Somerville PTS 6 25 Nov 1963 England National Sporting Club, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
Win -- United Kingdom Ray Fallone PTS 6 22 Oct 1963 England National Sporting Club, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
Win 5-21-1 Wales Terry Phillips "66" PTS 6 20 Aug 1963 Wales Coney Beach Arena, Porthcawl, Wales, United Kingdom
Win 3-0 United Kingdom Dave "Tom" Arnold PTS 6 1 Jul 1963 England National Sporting Club, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

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