Adrian Dodson

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Adrian Dodson
Statistics
Rated at Super-middleweight
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Nationality British, Guyanese
Born (1970-09-20) September 20, 1970 (age 46)
Georgetown, Guyana
Boxing record
Total fights 31
Wins 25
Wins by KO 0
Losses 6
Draws 0
No contests 0

Adrian Dodson (born September 20, 1970 in Georgetown, Guyana) is a British former Olympic boxer. He competed for Guyana at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul under the name Adrian Carew before representing Great Britain at the 1992 Summer Olympics.[1]

Amateur career[edit]

Dodson's first Olympic appearance came as a 17-year-old competing in the light welterweight division. He won his first two fights against Bilal el-Masri of Libya and Vukašin Dobrašinović of Yugoslavia before losing to eventual bronze medallist Reiner Gies of West Germany in the third round.[2]

In 1989 he competed in the 147-pound division of Golden Gloves and won the Sugar Ray Robinson award as the outstanding boxer of the tournament.[3]

Having moved to England and taken his mother's last name Dodson made his second Olympic appearance competing for Great Britain at the 1992 Games in Barcelona.[3] Due to the prescense of Robin Reid in the team Dodson was forced to drop from his favoured light middleweight to the welterweight division in order to compete.[4] He won in the first round against Masashi Kawakami but lost in the second round to former World Amateur champion Francisc Vaştag of Romania.[5] Reid went on to win a bronze medal.[4]

Professional career[edit]

After turning professional Dodson won his first 18 fights, including winning the WBO inter-continental title and defeating former world champion Lloyd Honeyghan in 1995. He lost to Ronald “Winky” Wright in a world title fight in 1997 but won the IBO super-middleweight title in 2001.[4]

In 1999 he was fined £1,000 and banned for 18 months after being found guilty of biting Alain Bonnamie in the last round of their fight for the Commonwealth title.[6] Dodson retired from boxing in 2003 with a record of 25 wins and 6 defeats.[7][8]

In 2011 Dodson was scheduled to make a comeback in the super-middleweight division as part of the Prizefighter series, where he could have faced fellow 1992 Olympian Robin Reid.[9] Dodson pulled out before the series as he felt he was not in physical condition to compete and was replaced by Joe Ainscough.[10]

Titles in pretence
Vacant
Title last held by
Dana Rosenblatt
World Super Middleweight Champion
IBO recognition

March 3, 2001 - December 10, 2001
Succeeded by
Ramon Arturo Britez

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Adrian Carew-Dodson". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Boxing at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games: Men's Light-Welterweight". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Farrell, Bill (4 March 1996). "Londoner Seeks Our Crown". NY Daily News. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c "Adrian Dodson to make Prizefighter return". 8 March 2011. livefight.com. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "Boxing at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games: Men's Welterweight". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  6. ^ Daley, Kieran (19 October 1999). "Dodson banned for biting opponent". The Independent. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  7. ^ "Dodson relying on experience". 8 March 2011. Sky Sports. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  8. ^ "Adrian Dodson career record". britishboxing.net. Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  9. ^ Williams, Martin (10 March 2011). "Veterans Adrian Dodson and Robin Reid could face off at Prizefighter". Daily Post North Wales. Archived from the original on 29 September 2012. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  10. ^ "Ainscough Replaces Dodson In Prizefighter". secondsout.com. Retrieved 12 April 2011.