Rendall Munroe

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Rendall Munroe
Real name Rendall Munroe
Nickname(s) The Binman, 2 Tone
Rated at Lightweight
Super featherweight
Super bantamweight
Height 5 ft 6 12 in (1.69 m)[1]
Reach 69 14 in (176 cm)[1]
Nationality English
Born (1980-06-01) 1 June 1980 (age 34)
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 34
Wins 28
Wins by KO 11
Losses 5
Draws 1
No contests 0

Rendall Munroe (born 1 June 1980 in Leicester, England) is an English super bantamweight boxer. Munroe currently resides in Leicester and is the WBA International Super Bantamweight champion. He is also a former holder of the EBU and Commonwealth Super Bantamweight titles. His dayjob as a binman is well publicised as his nickname is 'The Boxing Binman'. He and his corner men also come out wearing fluorescent yellow binman jackets. Munroe attended English Martyrs Catholic School.

Amateur career[edit]

Munroe had an amateur record of 30–10.

Early professional career[edit]

Munroe had his first professional fight in September 2003, when he stopped journeyman Joel Viney in the third round at the Harvey Hadden Leisure Center in Nottingham. After 10 wins he challenged Andy Morris for the British featherweight title and lost a 12 round decision in Edinburgh. Munroe's first title win came three fights later when he beat Marc Callaghan for the vacant English super bantamweight title.[2] In an interview for Boxing News, Munroe said that he faced the toughest man to date so far during his career in this period, the Kenyan David Kiilu. Munroe said "He taught me a boxing lesson but I came through with grit and determination"[3]

European and Commonwealth champion[edit]

Munroe shot to fame when he upset the form book and defeated touted Spaniard Kiko Martinez, again at the Harvey Hadden.[4] The win was all the more surprising[according to whom?] as in his previous fight Martinez had knocked out Bernard Dunne in one round. Since the win, Munroe has defended three times against Frenchman Salem Bouaita, Armenian Arsen Martirosian,[5] and Italian Fabrizio Trotta.[6]

On 27 February 2009, Munroe faced Kiko Martinez for the second time after the Spaniard had been installed as the mandatory challenger. The early and middle rounds were fairly close with little to choose between the two fighters but late on Munroe took control and won a unanimous decision.[7]

On 2 May 2009, Munroe captured the Commonwealth title with a points victory over Isaac Nettty. On 23 April 2010, Munroe stopped world number three-rated Mexican Victor Terrazas in the ninth round of an eliminator to challenge WBC super bantamweight world champion Toshiaki Nishioka for his title,[8][9] which he lost by unanimous decision on 24 October 2010 at the Sumo Hall in Tokyo, Japan, with all three judges scoring the fight 119–109.[10]

To fight Nishioka, Munroe was forced to relinquish both his European and Commonwealth titles.

On 17 January 2011, Munroe received an Honoured Citizen Award in his home city of Leicester,[11] from Lord Mayor Colin Hall, in recognition of his work in promoting the city. Munroe, who had previously been promoted by Frank Maloney, signed an 18-month deal[12] in March 2011 with Hatton Promotions for forthcoming fights,[13] the first being at the MEN Arena where Munroe captured the vacant WBA international super bantamweight title with a unanimous decision over Belarus' Andrei Isaeu on 16 April 2011.[14]

Munroe fought against Scott Quigg for the interim WBA super bantamweight title at the Manchester Velodrome on 16 June 2012. However, the fight was ruled a technical draw in the third round after Munroe suffered a cut over his right eye from an accidental head butt. They both want a rematch.[15][16]

On 13 December 2012, Munroe announced his retirement from the sport at a press conference at the King Power Stadium.[17] But he made a return to the ring on 12 May 2013. He was weighed at 133 pounds in this fight.[18] After a first-round stoppage of Hungary's Laszlo Fekete, he is still aiming to become a world champion.[19]


  1. ^ a b Boxing Beat editorial department, ed. (21 October 2010). "西岡ら4選手好調アピール-WOWフェスダブル世界戦予備検診" (in Japanese). MACC Publications Inc. Retrieved 21 October 2010. 
  2. ^ Rendall Munroe pro record
  3. ^ Boxing News 5/9/8 60 Second interview
  4. ^ Eastside Boxing | Munroe dethrones Martinez
  5. ^ Rendall retains against danger man
  6. ^ Munroe defends his European title
  7. ^ BBC Sport | Munroe impresses in euro defence
  8. ^ Davies, Gareth A (2010) "Rendall Munroe stops Victor Terrazas to earn shot at WBC super-bantamweight title", Daily Telegraph, 23 April 2010, retrieved 24 April 2010
  9. ^ Munroe prepares for Tokyo fight from BBC Radio Leicester
  10. ^ Hassan, Nabil (2010) "Rendall Munroe loses super-bantamweight world title bid", BBC, 24 October 2010, retrieved 24 October 2010
  11. ^ "'Positive ambassador' Rendall is honoured", Leicester Mercury, 18 January 2011, retrieved 19 January 2011
  12. ^ "Rendall Munroe can see a Guillermo Rigondeaux on his horizon". Boxing News. 12 April 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2011. 
  13. ^ Tony Curtis (30 March 2011). "Munroe bins Maloney". Sky Sports. Retrieved 31 March 2011. 
  14. ^ "Rendall Munroe happy with workmanlike win over Isaeu". BBC News. 18 April 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2011. 
  15. ^ "Accidental cut sees Quigg v Munroe end in a draw". ESPN. 16 June 2012. Retrieved 17 June 2012. 
  16. ^ Gareth A Davies (17 June 2012). "Scott Quigg and Rendall Munroe desire rematch after clash of heads in technical draw". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 17 June 2012. 
  17. ^
  18. ^ James Slater (13 May 2013). "Rendall Munroe stops Laszlo Fekete in 101 seconds". Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  19. ^ "Rendall Munroe targets world title after return to ring". BBC. 15 May 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2012. 

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