McBride (on the right) in October 2007
|Real name||Kevin Martin McBride|
|Nickname(s)||The Clones Colossus|
|Height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
5 May 1973 |
|Wins by KO||29|
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 neighborhood of Dorchester in Boston and trains in nearby Brockton, Massachusetts.
McBride's career-defining performance was a victory over Mike Tyson, former undisputed world heavyweight champion, via a 6th-round TKO on June 11, 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. The aged Tyson explained in a post fight interview that his heart wasn't into the sport anymore. Tyson announced his retirement after the bout, saying "I'm not going to disrespect the sport anymore by losing to this caliber of fighter".
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 skillfully 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 July 10, 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.
On April 9, 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 July 29th, 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".
Kevin McBride is married to Danielle Curran. They have one daughter, Grainne and one son, Caoimhín (Kevin) Jr.
Professional boxing record
|35 Wins (29 knockouts, 6 decisions), 11 Losses (8 knockouts, 3 decisions), 1 Draw |
|Loss||35-10-1||Mariusz Wach||KO||4||29/07/2011||Uncasville, Connecticut, United States||WBC International Heavyweight Title. McBride knocked out at 2:25 of the fourth round.|
|Loss||35-9-1||Tomasz Adamek||UD||12||09/04/2011||Newark, New Jersey, United States||IBF International/WBO NABO Heavyweight Titles. 108-119, 107-120, 108-119.|
|Win||35-8-1||Franklin Egobi||SD||3||09/10/2010||Bethnal Green, London, United Kingdom||Prizefighter Tournament Heavyweight Quarter-Final. 29-28, 29-28, 28-29.|
|Loss||34-8-1||Matt Skelton||UD||3||09/10/2010||Bethnal Green, London, United Kingdom||Prizefighter Tournament Heavyweight Semi-Final. 28-29, 28-29, 28-29.|
|Loss||34-7-1||Zack Page (ru)||UD||8||10/07/2010||Poughkeepsie, New York, United States||72-80, 72-80, 74-78.|
|Loss||34-6-1||Andrew Golota||TKO||6||06/10/2007||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||Mike Mollo||TKO||2||07/10/2006||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||Byron Polley||TKO||4||01/04/2006||Cleveland, Ohio, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 2:28 of the fourth round.|
|Win||33-4-1||Mike Tyson||TKO||6||11/06/2005||Washington, District of Columbia, United States||Referee stopped the bout after the sixth round. Tyson retired after the fight.|
|Win||32-4-1||Kevin Montiy||TKO||5||18/03/2005||Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 2:28 of the fifth round.|
|Win||31-4-1||Marcus Rhode||KO||3||04/12/2003||Boston, Massachusetts, United States|
|Win||30-4-1||Lenzie Morgan||KO||1||09/08/2003||Brockton, Massachusetts, United States|
|Win||29-4-1||Najee Shaheed||TKO||9||17/03/2003||Boston, Massachusetts, United States||IBC Americas Heavyweight Title.|
|Win||28-4-1||Craig Tomlinson||KO||3||25/10/2002||Revere, Massachusetts, United States||IBC Americas Heavyweight Title. Tomlinson knocked out at 2:31 of the third round.|
|Win||27-4-1||Reynaldo Minus||KO||3||26/07/2002||Boston, Massachusetts, United States|
|Win||26-4-1||Gary Winmon||TKO||2||24/05/2002||Revere, Massachusetts, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 2:42 of the second round.|
|Loss||25-4-1||DaVarryl Williamson||TKO||5||18/01/2002||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 2:48 of the fifth round.|
|Win||25-3-1||Rodney McSwain||PTS||10||03/11/2001||Little Rock, Arkansas, United States|
|Win||24-3-1||Willie Phillips||PTS||10||11/08/2001||Little Rock, Arkansas, United States|
|Win||23-3-1||Domingo Monroe||KO||1||26/06/1999||Quincy, Massachusetts, United States|
|Loss||22-3-1||Michael Murray||TKO||3||11/04/1998||Southwark, London, United Kingdom|
|Win||22-2-1||Yuriy Yelistratov||TKO||1||22/11/1997||Manchester, United Kingdom||Referee stopped the bout at 2:32 of the first round.|
|Loss||21-3||Axel Schulz||TKO||9||30/08/1997||Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany||McBride was knocked down in the ninth round.|
|Win||21-1-1||Paul Douglas||TKO||5||02/06/1997||Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom||BBBofC Northern Ireland area/Irish Heavyweight Titles.|
|Win||20-1-1||Stoyan Stoyanov||TKO||1||28/04/1997||Hull, Yorkshire, United Kingdom|
|Loss||19-1-1||Louis Monaco||TKO||5||07/02/1997||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 1:44 of the fifth round.|
|Win||19-0-1||Tui Toia||TKO||2||14/01/1997||Kansas City, Missouri, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 1:25 of the second round.|
|Win||18-0-1||Roger McKenzie||TKO||6||03/12/1996||Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom|
|Win||17-0-1||Shane Woollas||TKO||2||06/11/1996||Hull, Yorkshire, United Kingdom|
|Win||16-0-1||Steve Garber||TKO||7||02/07/1995||Dublin, Ireland||Referee stopped the bout at 2:17 of the seventh round.|
|Win||15-0-1||Atelea Kalhea||KO||1||13/05/1995||Sacramento, California, United States|
|Win||14-0-1||Jimmy Harrison||TKO||1||22/04/1995||Boston, Massachusetts, United States|
|Win||13-0-1||Carl McGrew||TKO||5||04/03/1995||Boston, Massachusetts, United States|
|Win||12-0-1||Carl Gaffney||TKO||1||07/02/1995||Ipswich, Suffolk, United Kingdom|
|Win||12-0-1||John Lampre||TKO||1||10/12/1994||Portland, Maine, United States|
|Win||11-0-1||Dean Storey||TKO||3||12/11/1994||Dublin, Ireland|
|Win||10-0-1||Graham Arnold||TKO||2||24/09/1994||Wembley, London, United Kingdom|
|Win||9-0-1||James Truesdale||TKO||3||26/08/1994||Upper Marlboro, Maryland, United States|
|Win||8-0-1||Stanley Wright||PTS||6||17/06/1994||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||7-0-1||Roger Bryant||TKO||1||04/06/1994||Reno, Nevada, United States|
|Win||6-0-1||Edgar Turpin||TKO||1||06/05/1994||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 2:02 of the first round.|
|Win||5-0-1||John Harewood||TKO||3||01/12/1993||Bethnal Green, London, United Kingdom|
|Win||4-0-1||John Harewood||TKO||3||01/12/1993||Bethnal Green, London, United Kingdom|
|Win||3-0-1||Chris Coughlan||PTS||4||13/10/1993||Bethnal Green, London, United Kingdom|
|Win||2-0-1||Joey Paladino||KO||2||15/09/1993||Bethnal Green, London, United Kingdom||Paladino knocked out at 2:32 of the second round.|
|Win||1-0-1||Gary Williams||PTS||4||13/02/1993||Manchester, United Kingdom||40-39.|
|Draw||0-0-1||Gary Charlton||PTS||6||17/12/1992||Barking, London, United Kingdom|
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