Tony Sibson

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Tony Sibson (born 9 April 1958 in Leicester, England) is a former professional boxer.

Tony Sibson was well known as Britain's best as he was Commonwealth and European champion and a 3-time world title challenger. His speed coupled with rugged power enabled him to be ranked as one of the best middleweights in the world and ultimately challenge Marvin Hagler for his world crown.

A Middleweight, Sibson fought during the 1970s and 1980s, winning 55 of his 63 bouts, including 31 by knockout. He fought Marvin Hagler for the WBA and WBC middleweight titles in February 1983, losing by a technical knockout in the sixth round. Sibson later moved up to Light heavyweight and lost to Dennis Andries in a bout for the WBC title in 1986. Two years later he challenged Frank Tate for the IBF Middleweight title, this time losing by a 10th round TKO.

Professional boxing record[edit]

55 Wins (31 knockouts, 24 decisions), 7 Losses (5 knockouts, 2 decisions), 1 Draw [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 21–0 Frank Tate TKO 10 7 February 1988 Stafford, Staffordshire, United Kingdom IBF World Middleweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:53 of the tenth round.
Win 27–8–3 "Flyin" Brian Anderson TKO 7 16 September 1987 Kensington, London, United Kingdom BBBofC British/Commonwealth Middleweight Titles.
Loss 27–6–2 Dennis "Hackney Rock" Andries TKO 9 10 September 1986 Muswell Hill, London, United Kingdom BBBofC British/WBC World Light Heavyweight Titles. Referee stopped the bout at 2:04 of the ninth round.
Win 16–5 Luis Jose Rivera PTS 10 16 April 1986 Holborn, London, United Kingdom
Win 17–4 Abdul Umaru Sanda PTS 12 19 March 1986 Muswell Hill, London, United Kingdom Commonwealth Middleweight Title.
Win 25–21–3 Juan Elizondo KO 2 22 January 1986 Muswell Hill, London, United Kingdom Elizondo knocked out at 0:47 of the second round.
Win 27–2 Mark Kaylor UD 12 27 November 1984 Wembley, London, United Kingdom BBBofC British/Commonwealth/EBU Middleweight Titles. 116–114, 117–115, 117–115.
Win 38–4 Louis Acaries PTS 12 25 February 1984 Paris, France EBU Middleweight Title.
Loss 19–1–1 Donald Vincent Lee TKO 8 15 January 1984 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:13 of the eighth round.
Win 23–5 Manuel Jiminez TKO 8 22 November 1983 Wembley, London, United Kingdom Referee stopped the bout at 2:25 of the eighth round.
Win 29–0 John Jackie Collins TKO 2 8 October 1983 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:36 of the second round.
Loss 55–2–2 "Marvelous" Marvin Hagler TKO 6 11 February 1983 Worcester, Massachusetts, United States WBC/WBA World Middleweight Titles. Referee stopped the bout at 2:40 of the sixth round.
Win 18–5–1 Antonio Alejandro Garrido RTD 8 14 September 1982 Wembley, London, United Kingdom
Win 20–21–5 Jacques Chinon TKO 10 4 May 1982 Wembley, London, United Kingdom EBU Middleweight Title.
Win 31–1 Dwight Davison PTS 12 21 February 1982 Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom WBC World Middleweight Title Eliminator. 118–112, 119–114, 120–112.
Win 24–1 Nicola Cirelli KO 10 24 November 1981 Wembley, London, United Kingdom EBU Middleweight Title.
Win 39–8 Alan "Boom Boom" Minter TKO 3 15 September 1981 Wembley, London, United Kingdom EBU Middleweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:59 of the third round.
Win 42–2 Andoni Amana PTS 12 14 May 1981 Bilbao, Pais Vasco, Spain EBU Middleweight Title. 116–114, 117–114, 117–114.
Win 8–0–4 Andre Mongelema PTS 10 17 March 1981 Wembley, London, United Kingdom 99.5–97.
Win 24–9–6 Norberto Rufino Cabrera PTS 10 27 January 1981 Kensington, London, United Kingdom 99.5–96.
Win 22–0 Matteo Salvemini KO 7 8 December 1980 Kensington, London, United Kingdom EBU Middleweight Title.
Win 10–0–1 Bobby "Iceman" Coolidge KO 7 27 September 1980 Wembley, London, United Kingdom Coolidge knocked out at 1:50 of the seventh round.
Win 21–5–1 Marciano Bernardi PTS 10 3 June 1980 Kensington, London, United Kingdom 99–96.5.
Win 2–1 Chisanda Mutti PTS 15 4 March 1980 Wembley, London, United Kingdom Commonwealth Middleweight Title. 148–146.
Win 14–4–1 James Waire PTS 10 22 January 1980 Kensington, London, United Kingdom
Win 5–3 Robert "Boog" Powell TKO 1 29 November 1979 Liverpool, United Kingdom
Loss 33–10 Kevin Finnegan PTS 15 6 November 1979 Kensington, London, United Kingdom BBBofC British Middleweight Title.
Win 16–5–2 Willie "Macho" Classen KO 2 9 October 1979 Kensington, London, United Kingdom
Win 8–19–2 Jacques Chinon TKO 8 26 June 1979 Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Win 8–4–1 Al "Bajina" Clay TKO 7 15 May 1979 Wembley, London, United Kingdom
Win 10–5 Frank "Gangster" Lucas TKO 5 10 April 1979 Kensington, London, United Kingdom BBBofC British Middleweight Title.
Win 20–4–1 "Jamaican" Eddie Smith PTS 10 5 March 1979 Wolverhampton, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Win 27–15–6 Gerard Nosley TKO 7 7 November 1978 Wembley, London, United Kingdom
Loss 18–4–1 "Jamaican" Eddie Smith PTS 8 24 October 1978 Kensington, London, United Kingdom
Win 16–0–1 Keith Bussey TKO 8 12 September 1978 Wembley, London, United Kingdom
Win 9–11 Bonny McKenzie PTS 8 18 July 1978 Wakefield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Win 8–7–1 Danny McLoughlin KO 3 29 June 1978 Wolverhampton, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Loss 6–0 Lottie Mwale KO 1 23 May 1978 Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Win 0–1 Mac Nicholson TKO 1 25 April 1978 Kensington, London, United Kingdom
Win 4–19–1 Steve "Fire" Walker TKO 5 4 April 1978 Wolverhampton, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Win -- Mac Nicholson TKO 7 31 March 1978 Liverpool, United Kingdom
Win 11–3 Errol McKenzie KO 2 6 March 1978 Wolverhampton, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Win 23–34–4 "Scottish" John Smith KO 5 23 January 1978 Wolverhampton, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Win 12–18–3 Oscar Angus TKO 6 30 November 1977 Wolverhampton, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Win 10–4–1 "Bruce" Wayne Bennett PTS 8 8 November 1977 West Bromwich, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Draw 28–7–2 Pat Thomas PTS 8 18 October 1977 Wolverhampton, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Win 2–5–2 Sonny Kamunga PTS 8 27 April 1977 Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Win 15–25–3 Tony Burnett PTS 8 21 April 1977 Liverpool, United Kingdom
Win 4–15–1 Steve "Fire" Walker PTS 8 7 April 1977 Dudley, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Win 5–4 Bonny McKenzie KO 7 24 March 1977 Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Win 8–3–1 Gareth Tashy Jones KO 1 25 February 1977 Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Win 7–8 Arthur Winfield TKO 2 10 February 1977 Coventry, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Win 4–3 Roy "Bleeding" Gumbs PTS 8 19 January 1977 Solihull, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Win 13–22–2 Tony Burnett PTS 8 11 January 1977 Wolverhampton, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Win 7–7–2 Tim McHugh TKO 4 14 December 1976 West Bromwich, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Win 7–4 "Irish" John Breen TKO 5 30 November 1976 Dudley, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Win 1–0–1 Neville Esteban PTS 8 3 November 1976 Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Win 7–5–1 Clive Davidson PTS 8 22 October 1976 Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Win 2–0 Bonny McKenzie TKO 7 10 September 1976 Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Win 3–3 Jimmy Pickard PTS 6 14 July 1976 Wolverhampton, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Win 14–22 Liam White PTS 6 26 May 1976 Wolverhampton, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Win 6–1 "Irish" John Breen PTS 6 6 May 1976 Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Win 3–15–2 Charlie "Brown" Richardson TKO 2 9 April 1976 Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom

Post-Boxing Career[edit]

Since retiring from boxing, Sibson has led a low-key life working within the building trade living in Weymouth.

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