Kelcie Banks

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Kelcie Banks

Kelcie Herron Banks (born May 8, 1965 in Chicago) is a retired boxer from the United States, who competed in the featherweight (– 57 kg) division. As an amateur he won the gold medal at the 1986 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Reno and at the 1987 Pan American Games in Indianapolis. Inducted to the USA Boxing Hall of Fame in 1993. He represented his native country at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, where he was surprised in the first round by a knock-out from the Netherlands' Regilio Tuur.

Amateur highlights[edit]

  • Claimed a record of 460-86
  • 1986 United States Amateur Featherweight champion
  • 1986 World Amateur Featherweight champion
  • 1987 United States Amateur Featherweight champion
  • 1987 Gold Medalist at Pan-American Games in Indianapolis as a Featherweight
  • Qualified for the United States Olympic Team as a Featherweight. Defeated Jesse James Leija and Eddie Hopson to earn a berth
  • Was knocked out in the 1st round of opening round match, by Regilio Tuur (Netherlands).

Professional career[edit]

In his professional career Banks retired in 1997, with a record of 22 wins (11 knockouts), six losses and two draws. Banks tried to return to boxing in 2002, but a license was denied by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

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