Peter Buckley (boxer)

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Peter Buckley
Statistics
Real name Peter Buckley
Nickname(s) The Professor
Rated at Welterweight
Nationality England English
Born (1969-03-09) 9 March 1969 (age 45)
Birmingham, England
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 300
Wins 32
Wins by KO 8
Losses 256
Draws 12
No contests 0

Peter Buckley (born 9 March 1969 in Birmingham, England) is a retired English journeyman boxer in the Welterweight division. Although he most commonly fought in the Welterweight division, he has competed at a number of weight divisions up and down on either side.

Pro career[edit]

Buckley turned pro in October 1989, when he fought Alan Baldwin from Brixham at the Colosseum, Stafford, West Midlands, England, it was a close fight which ended in a draw.[1]

Buckley lost 256 of his 300 contests, which is the second most in boxing history behind Reggie Strickland. Throughout his career he fought a number of quality world champions and British champions including Duke McKenzie, Naseem Hamed, Acelino Freitas, Jason Cook, Paul Ingle, Patrick Mullings, Dean Pithie, Jason Booth, Michael Brodie, Scott Harrison, Michael Gomez, Johnny Bredahl, Gavin Rees, John Murray, Bradley Pryce, Michael Gomez, Derry Mathews, Lee Meager, Dave Stewart, Gary Woolcombe and Kell Brook.

Buckley, who never fought for a major title, was honoured with a special ringwalk and presentation before his 200th fight in April 2003 at the MEN Arena in Manchester. He then proceeded to lose a decision to Baz Carey.[2][3]

Buckley finished his professional career with his 300th and last fight on 31 October 2008 in which he scored a 4 round points decision victory over Matin Mohammed (0-1-1) in Birmingham.[4] After the fight, Peter was awarded a small trophy and a special belt to mark his achievement.

Peter has won a few titles, which was the vacant BBBofC Midlands area Super featherweight and Super Bantamweight title when his record was at 16-9-4 (2KO) against Mark Bates(super featherweight) and won the BBBofC Midlands area Super bantamweight title at 20-44-5 (5KO). Perhaps his career peak was at 17-10-4 (3KO) before he lost to future CBC, EBU and WBU champion Johnny Armour

Film Adaptation[edit]

Currently, there is a film in development based on Peter Buckley's life to be directed by George Tillman, Jr.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boxrec. "Peter Buckley". Boxrec Page. Retrieved 13 March 2007. 
  2. ^ Clive Bernath. "Buckley approaches history making 200 fight mark". SecondsOut.com Page. Archived from the original on 18 October 2006. Retrieved 13 March 2007. 
  3. ^ Mark Gill. "BUCKLEY THE LIFEBLOOD". Boxing Monthly Page. Retrieved 13 March 2007. 
  4. ^ SportingLife. "Buckley retires on a high". SportingLife Page. Retrieved 2 November 2008. 

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