Kevin McBride

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Kevin McBride
Andrew Golota vs Kevin McBride.jpg
McBride (on the right) in October 2007
Statistics
Real name Kevin Martin McBride
Nickname(s) The Clones Colossus
Rated at Heavyweight
Height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Nationality Irish
Born (1973-05-05) 5 May 1973 (age 42)
Clones, Ireland
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 46
Wins 35
Wins by KO 29
Losses 10
Draws 1
No contests 0

Kevin Martin McBride (born 5 May 1973 in Clones, County Monaghan) is an Irish boxer,[1] who competed for his native country at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.

McBride debuted in December 1992, with a victory against Gary Charlton. In 1997, he defeated Paul Douglas to win the All-Ireland Heavyweight Title, and in 2002 he defeated Craig Tomlinson to add the IBC Americas Heavyweight Title. McBride currently resides in the heavily Irish neighbourhood of Dorchester in Boston and trains in nearby Brockton, Massachusetts.[1]

McBride's career-defining performance was a victory over Mike Tyson, former undisputed world heavyweight champion, via a 6th-round TKO on 11 June 2005 When Tyson quit the fight by informing the referee that he would not be able to continue to round Seven in the MCI Center in Washington, D.C.[2] The aged Tyson explained in a post fight interview that his heart wasn't into the sport any more.[3] Tyson announced his retirement after the bout, saying "I'm not going to disrespect the sport anymore by losing to this caliber of fighter".[4]

McBride in his corner during the Andrew Golota fight at the Madison Square Garden in October 2007.

McBride has suffered six losses by knockout—including twice against fighters with losing records. Since his fight with Mike Tyson, McBride beat Byron Polley, then suffered three upset losses. The first loss was against Mike Mollo, a second-round knockout loss. The second loss was against Andrew Golota, a sixth round technical knockout loss after Golota skilfully worked a cut he had opened up over McBride's eye. After three years inactivity, McBride, the 'Clones Colossus', attempted a comeback in an eight rounder on 10 July 2010 at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, New York, but lost every round-and the bout-in an upset to cruiserweight veteran Zack Page, a journeyman with a losing record as a professional. Despite standing 6 ft 6 in and weighing 282 pounds to Page's 6 ft 0 in and 205 pounds, McBride was outworked and out punched by his smaller, faster, more aggressive opponent.[5]

On 9 April 2011 McBride fought former cruiserweight and light heavyweight world champion Tomasz Adamek for the IBF International Heavyweight and NABO Heavyweight Championship belts at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Adamek won a 12 round unanimous decision.

His most recent defeat was on 29 July 2011 against Polish boxer Mariusz Wach, during a boxing gala held at Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut. It was Mcbride's third consecutive defeat against a Polish boxer, having lost earlier to Andrzej Gołota and Tomasz Adamek. It is speculated that McBride will announce the end of his boxing career.

McBride's nickname, "The Clones Colossus", recalls Barry McGuigan's sobriquet "The Clones Cyclone".

Professional boxing record[edit]

35 Wins (29 knockouts, 6 decisions), 11 Losses (8 knockouts, 3 decisions), 1 Draw [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 35–10–1 Poland Mariusz Wach KO 4 29 July 2011 Connecticut Uncasville, Connecticut, United States WBC International Heavyweight Title. McBride knocked out at 2:25 of the fourth round.
Loss 35–9–1 Poland Tomasz Adamek UD 12 9 April 2011 New Jersey Newark, New Jersey, United States IBF International/WBO NABO Heavyweight Titles. 108–119, 107–120, 108–119.
Win 35–8–1 Nigeria Franklin Egobi SD 3 9 October 2010 United Kingdom Bethnal Green, London, United Kingdom Prizefighter Tournament Heavyweight Quarter-Final. 29–28, 29–28, 28–29.
Loss 34–8–1 United Kingdom Matt Skelton UD 3 9 October 2010 United Kingdom Bethnal Green, London, United Kingdom Prizefighter Tournament Heavyweight Semi-final. 28–29, 28–29, 28–29.
Loss 34–7–1 United States Zack Page UD 8 10 July 2010 New York Poughkeepsie, New York, United States 72–80, 72–80, 74–78.
Loss 34–6–1 Poland Andrew Golota TKO 6 6 October 2007 New York New York City, United States IBF North American Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:42 of the sixth round.
Loss 34–5–1 United States Mike Mollo TKO 2 7 October 2006 Illinois Rosemont, Illinois, United States WBA Fedelatin Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 0:44 of the second round after McBride was knocked down three times in the fight.
Win 34–4–1 United States Byron Polley TKO 4 1 April 2006 Ohio Cleveland, Ohio, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:28 of the fourth round.
Win 33–4–1 United States Mike Tyson TKO 6 11 June 2005 United States Washington, District of Columbia, United States Referee stopped the bout after the sixth round. Tyson retired after the fight.
Win 32–4–1 United States Kevin Montiy TKO 5 18 March 2005 Connecticut Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:28 of the fifth round.
Win 31–4–1 United States Marcus Rhode KO 3 4 December 2003 Massachusetts Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Win 30–4–1 United States Lenzie Morgan KO 1 9 August 2003 Massachusetts Brockton, Massachusetts, United States
Win 29–4–1 United States Najee Shaheed TKO 9 17 March 2003 Massachusetts Boston, Massachusetts, United States IBC Americas Heavyweight Title.
Win 28–4–1 United States Craig Tomlinson KO 3 25 October 2002 Massachusetts Revere, Massachusetts, United States IBC Americas Heavyweight Title. Tomlinson knocked out at 2:31 of the third round.
Win 27–4–1 The Bahamas Reynaldo Minus KO 3 26 July 2002 Massachusetts Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Win 26–4–1 United States Gary Winmon TKO 2 24 May 2002 Massachusetts Revere, Massachusetts, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:42 of the second round.
Loss 25–4–1 United States DaVarryl Williamson TKO 5 18 January 2002 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:48 of the fifth round.
Win 25–3–1 United States Rodney McSwain PTS 10 3 November 2001 Arkansas Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
Win 24–3–1 United States Willie Phillips PTS 10 11 August 2001 Arkansas Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
Win 23–3–1 United States Domingo Monroe KO 1 26 June 1999 Massachusetts Quincy, Massachusetts, United States
Loss 22–3–1 United Kingdom Michael Murray TKO 3 11 April 1998 United Kingdom Southwark, London, United Kingdom
Win 22–2–1 Ukraine Yuriy Yelistratov TKO 1 22 November 1997 United Kingdom Manchester, United Kingdom Referee stopped the bout at 2:32 of the first round.
Loss 21–3 Germany Axel Schulz TKO 9 30 August 1997 Germany Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany McBride was knocked down in the ninth round.
Win 21–1–1 United Kingdom Paul Douglas TKO 5 2 June 1997 United Kingdom Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom BBBofC Northern Ireland area/Irish Heavyweight Titles.
Win 20–1–1 Bulgaria Stoyan Stoyanov TKO 1 28 April 1997 United Kingdom Hull, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Loss 19–1–1 United States Louis Monaco TKO 5 7 February 1997 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:44 of the fifth round.
Win 19–0–1 Samoa Tui Toia TKO 2 14 January 1997 Missouri Kansas City, Missouri, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:25 of the second round.
Win 18–0–1 United Kingdom Roger McKenzie TKO 6 3 December 1996 United Kingdom Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
Win 17–0–1 United Kingdom Shane Woollas TKO 2 6 November 1996 United Kingdom Hull, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Win 16–0–1 United Kingdom Steve Garber TKO 7 2 July 1995 Republic of Ireland Dublin, Ireland Referee stopped the bout at 2:17 of the seventh round.
Win 15–0–1 United Kingdom Atelea Kalhea KO 1 13 May 1995 California Sacramento, California, United States
Win 14–0–1 United States Jimmy Harrison TKO 1 22 April 1995 Massachusetts Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Win 13–0–1 United States Carl McGrew TKO 5 4 March 1995 Massachusetts Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Win 12–0–1 United Kingdom Carl Gaffney TKO 1 7 February 1995 United Kingdom Ipswich, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Win 12–0–1 United States John Lampre TKO 1 10 December 1994 United States Portland, Maine, United States
Win 11–0–1 Canada Dean Storey TKO 3 12 November 1994 Republic of Ireland Dublin, Ireland
Win 10–0–1 United Kingdom Graham Arnold TKO 2 24 September 1994 United Kingdom Wembley, London, United Kingdom
Win 9–0–1 United Kingdom James Truesdale TKO 3 26 August 1994 Maryland Upper Marlboro, Maryland, United States
Win 8–0–1 United States Stanley Wright PTS 6 17 June 1994 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 7–0–1 United States Roger Bryant TKO 1 4 June 1994 Nevada Reno, Nevada, United States
Win 6–0–1 United States Edgar Turpin TKO 1 6 May 1994 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:02 of the first round.
Win 5–0–1 United Kingdom John Harewood TKO 3 1 December 1993 United Kingdom Bethnal Green, London, United Kingdom
Win 4–0–1 United Kingdom John Harewood TKO 3 1 December 1993 United Kingdom Bethnal Green, London, United Kingdom
Win 3–0–1 United Kingdom Chris Coughlan PTS 4 13 October 1993 United Kingdom Bethnal Green, London, United Kingdom
Win 2–0–1 United Kingdom Joey Paladino KO 2 15 September 1993 United Kingdom Bethnal Green, London, United Kingdom Paladino knocked out at 2:32 of the second round.
Win 1–0–1 United Kingdom Gary Williams PTS 4 13 February 1993 United Kingdom Manchester, United Kingdom 40–39.
Draw 0–0–1 United Kingdom Gary Charlton PTS 6 17 December 1992 United Kingdom Barking, London, United Kingdom

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b McBride's Boxing Record boxrec.com – Retrieved: 14 July 2007
  2. ^ McBride's career britishboxing.net – Retrieved: 14 July 2007
  3. ^ No 'guts', no glory for Tyson in defeat – boxing – ESPN
  4. ^ "Tyson won't 'disrespect' boxing by fighting on | Mail Online". Dailymail.co.uk. 13 June 2005. Retrieved 17 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Boxing – Aguilera wins, McBride upset". Fightnews.com. 10 July 2010. Retrieved 17 September 2010. 

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