Regilio Tuur

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Regilio Tuur
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Real name Regilio Benito Tuur
Nickname(s) Turbo
Tuurrific
Rated at Lightweight
Height 5 ft 7.5 in (1.71 m)
Nationality Dutch
Born (1967-08-12) August 12, 1967 (age 47)
Paramaribo, Suriname
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 51
Wins 46
Wins by KO 30
Losses 4
Draws 1

Regilio Benito Tuur (born August 12, 1967 in Paramaribo, Suriname) is a former boxer from The Netherlands, who made his fame by knocking out reigning world champion Kelcie Banks in the first round at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.

Amateur career[edit]

After winning a bronze medal at the 1987 European Amateur Boxing Championships, Tuur was selected to participate at the Olympics.

His 1988 Olympic Results as a featherweight are:

Professional career[edit]

In 1989 Tuur turned professional with his first fight held in New York. In 1994 won the world title of the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) by beating Eugene Speed from the United States in his hometown Rotterdam. He lived in Hempstead, Long Island for several years with his wife and newborn daughter.

References[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Oscar De La Hoya
WBO Super Featherweight Champion
1994-09-24 – 1997
Vacated
Succeeded by
Barry Jones
Awards
Preceded by
Pieter Slot
Rotterdam Sportsman of the Year
1988
Succeeded by
Koos Maasdijk
Preceded by
Jeroen van Dijk
Rotterdam Sportsman of the Year
1992
Succeeded by
John den Braber
Preceded by
John den Braber
Rotterdam Sportsman of the Year
19941995
Succeeded by
Koos Maasdijk
Preceded by
Falko Zandstra
Dutch Sportsman of the Year
1994
Succeeded by
Danny Nelissen