Boxing Union of Ireland

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Boxing Union of Ireland
Sport Boxing
Abbreviation BUI
Founded 1980
Affiliation European Boxing Union
World Boxing Council
World Boxing Association
Location Dublin
President Mel André Christle
Chairman Francie McCullagh
Secretary Patricia Connolly
Replaced Irish Boxing Board of Control
Official website
www.boxingunion.ie
Republic of Ireland

The Boxing Union of Ireland (BUI) is the governing and sanctioning body for professional boxing in Ireland.

About[edit]

The BUI was founded in 1980, and replaced the BBBofC associated "Irish Boxing Board of Control", which had overseen professional boxing in Ireland through the 1960s and 1970s. The BUI is based in Chancery Place in Dublin, and the current president is Mel André Christle.[1]

Amateur boxing in Ireland is run by a separate organisation, the IABA, who operate on an all island basis.

Current Irish champions[edit]

[2]

Weight class: Champion: Reign began:
Flyweight Vacant N/A
Super-flyweight Vacant N/A
Bantamweight Vacant N/A
Super-bantamweight Vacant N/A
Featherweight Vacant N/A
Super-featherweight James Tennyson 27 April 2013
Lightweight Vacant N/A
Light-welterweight Vacant N/A
Welterweight Peter McDonagh 6 November 2015
Super-welterweight Paul Upton 23 April 2016
Middleweight Vacant N/A
Super-middleweight JJ McDonagh 25 February 2012
Light-heavyweight Paddy McDonagh 21 January 2012
Cruiserweight Vacant N/A
Heavyweight Vacant N/A

History of Irish champions[edit]

Flyweight[edit]

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Name Duration of reign Defences
Spider Jim Kelly 12 April 1929 – (Vacated) 1
Jackie Quinn 03 December 1930 – (Vacated) 1

Bantamweight[edit]

[4]

Name Duration of reign Defences
Johnny Curran 31 May 1909 – 28 September 1909 1
Alf Spider Stewart 28 September 1909 – (Vacated) 0
Johnny Curran 23 January 1910 – (Vacated) 0
Sam Keller 02 February 1910 – (Vacated) 0
Jim Hanna 12 February 1923 – (Vacated) 0
Jackie Quinn 31 January 1935 – (Vacated) 0
Joe Collins 12 July 1946 – 11 June 1947 0
Ed Bunty Doran 11 June 1947 – 27 June 1953 1
John Kelly 27 June 1953 – (Vacated) 0
Hugh Russell 05 October 1982 – (Vacated) 0
Tommy Waite 20 December 1997 – (Vacated) 0
Colin Moffett 15 December 2007 – (Vacated) 0

Super-bantamweight[edit]

[5]

Name Duration of reign Defences
Paul Hyland 05 July 2008 – (Vacated) 1

Featherweight[edit]

[6]

Name Duration of reign Defences
Harry Kid Berry 30 April 1908 – (Vacated) 0
Seaman Tom Duffy 29 May 1909 – (Vacated) 0
Billy Deane 17 January 1918 – (Vacated) 0
Frank McAloran 03 May 1929 – 16 April 1930 0
Jack Garland 16 April 1930 – (Vacated) 1
Jon Jo Irwin 16 March 1993 – (Vacated) 0
Patrick Hyland 19 April 2008 – (Vacated) 1
Marco McCullough 19 October 2013 – (Vacated) 0

Super-featherweight[edit]

[7]

Name Duration of reign Defences
Pat Doherty 26 March 1988 – (Vacated) 0
Kevin O'Hara 19 April 2008 – (Vacated) 0
Mickey Coveney 12 August 2011 – 03 November 2012 0
Anthony Cacace 03 November 2012 – (Vacated) 0
James Tennyson 27 April 2013 – (Vacated) 0
James Tennyson 10 March 2017 – present 0

Lightweight[edit]

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Name Duration of reign Defences
Frank Walsh 14 November 1903 – (Vacated) 0
Joe Singleton 27 December 1909 – 06 January 1910 0
Dick Knock 06 January 1910 – (Vacated) 0
Johnny Curran 08 April 1912 – (Vacated) 0
Billy Gilmore 04 March 1925 – (Vacated) 0
Kenny Webb 18 August 1927 – 29 February 1928 0
Billy Gilmore 29 February 1928 – (Vacated) 0
Jackie Flynn 30 November 1932 – 08 July 1933 0
Billy Gilmore 08 July 1933 – 17 June 1934 0
George Kelly 17 June 1934 – 10 February 1935 0
Billy Smith 10 February 1935 – 07 August 1935 0
George Kelly 07 August 1935 – (Vacated) 0
John Ingle 24 August 1945 – 02 May 1947 1
Paddy Dowdall 02 May 1947 – 25 July 1947 0
Cliff Curvis 25 July 1947 – (Vacated) 0
Peter McDonagh 28 January 2006 – 12 July 2008 0
Andrew Murray 12 July 2008 – (Vacated) 1

Light-welterweight[edit]

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Name Duration of reign Defences
Jim Montague 26 April 1977 – (Vacated) 0
PJ Davitt 14 December 1982 – (Vacated) 0
Gary Muir 03 December 1985 – (Vacated) 0
Malcolm Melvin 16 March 1993 – (Vacated) 0
Eamonn Magee 22 May 1999 – (Vacated) 0
Robert Murray 24 May 2005 – (Vacated) 0
Oisin Fagan 03 June 2006 – (Vacated) 0
Andrew Murray 08 December 2007 – (Vacated) 0
Frankie Gavin 18 September 2010 – (Vacated) 0

Welterweight[edit]

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Name Duration of reign Defences
Mick Ronan 09 August 1919 – (Vacated) 1
Pat McAllister 18 August 1923 – (Vacated) 1
Billy Gilmore 19 December 1928 – 14 March 1930 1
Ranger Harkin 14 March 1930 – (Vacated) 0
Mossy Condon 16 August 1935 – (Vacated) 0
Fred Tiedt 28 July 1961 – (Vacated) 0
Liam Mullen 25 September 1967 – 18 July 1968 1
Gus Farrell 18 July 1968 – 10 February 1970 1
Des Rea 10 February 1970 – (Vacated) 0
Tony Sinnott 24 September 1989 – (Vacated) 0
Billy Walsh 26 January 2008 – 07 February 2009 0
Stephen Haughian 07 February 2009 – (Vacated) 0
Peter McDonagh 06 November 2015 – present 0

Super-welterweight[edit]

[11]

Name Duration of reign Defences
Terry Magee 23 June 1987 – (Vacated) 0
Jim Webb 03 December 1998 – (Vacated) 0
Jim Rock 15 April 2000 – (Vacated) 0
Ciaran Healy 08 December 2007 – 05 July 2008 0
Jamie Moore 05 July 2008 – (Vacated) 0
Neil Sinclair 15 May 2009 – (Vacated) 0
Lee Murtagh 21 July 2012 – (Vacated) 1
Peter McDonagh 15 March 2014 – (Vacated) 1
Dee Walsh 22 November 2014 – (Vacated) 0
Paul Upton 23 April 2016 – present 0

Middleweight[edit]

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Name Duration of reign Defences
Johnny Curran 27 September 1888 – (Vacated) 0
Myler Keogh 21 December 1896 – (Vacated) 1
Jem Roche 25 September 1900 – (Vacated) 0
Dan Grant 22 October 1908 – (Vacated) 0
Tommy Connolly 30 July 1927 – (Vacated) 0
Paddy Roche 19 December 1939 – (Vacated) 0
Pat O'Connor 04 February 1944 – (Vacated) 0
Bert Hyland 23 June 1949 – (Vacated) 0
Cliff Garvey 22 July 1955 – (Vacated) 0
Peter Sharpe 21 February 1967 – (Vacated) 0
Sam Storey 25 April 1987 – 18 March 1988 0
Steve Collins 18 March 1988 – (Vacated) 0
Darren Sweeney 15 April 1997 – (Vacated) 0
Matthew Macklin 14 May 2005 – (Vacated) 0
Jim Rock 03 June 2006 – (Vacated) 0
Gary O'Sullivan 04 December 2009 – (Vacated) 1
Eamonn O'Kane 12 July 2013 – (Vacated) 0

Super-middleweight[edit]

[13]

Name Duration of reign Defences
Ray Close 31 October 1989 – (Vacated) 1
Jim Rock 17 April 1999 – (Vacated) 1
Andy Lee 15 December 2007 – (Vacated) 0
Anthony Fitzgerald 13 February 2010 – (Vacated) 3
JJ McDonagh 25 February 2012 – present 1

Light-heavyweight[edit]

[14]

Name Duration of reign Defences
Dave Magill 20 August 1923 – (Vacated) 1
Pat O'Connor 10 February 1945 – (Vacated) 0
Harry Cowap 22 April 1985 – (Vacated) 1
Jason McKay 11 November 2006 – (Vacated) 0
Jim Rock 12 July 2008 – (Vacated) 0
John Waldron 15 May 2010 – 20 November 2010 0
Ciaran Healy 20 November 2010 – (Vacated) 0
Paddy McDonagh 21 January 2012 – present 0

Cruiserweight[edit]

[15]

Name Duration of reign Defences
Darren Corbett 05 November 1996 – (Vacated) 2
Ian Tims 19 March 2011 – (Vacated) 0

Heavyweight[edit]

[16]

Name Duration of reign Defences
Peter Maher 01 January 1890 – (Vacated) 0
Pat Scully 20 July 1894 – (Vacated) 0
Jem Roche 26 December 1905 – (Vacated) 1
Matthew Curran 20 October 1909 – 20 December 1912 1
Dan Voyles 20 December 1912 – (Vacated) 0
Packy Mahoney 17 March 1913 – (Vacated) 0
Jem Roche 19 September 1913 – (Vacated) 0
Con O'Kelly 10 July 1914 – (Vacated) 1
Dave Magill 23 June 1923 – 15 November 1926 0
Young Con O'Kelly 15 November 1926 – (Vacated) 0
Ernie Simmons 08 March 1940 – (Vacated) 0
Chris Cole 12 June 1942 – 18 December 1942 0
Pat Mulcahy 18 December 1942 – 25 May 1943 0
Paddy O'Sullivan 25 May 1943 – 04 February 1944 0
Martin Thornton 04 February 1944 – (Vacated) 1
Gerry McDermott 25 June 1948 – 01 March 1949 0
Paddy Slavin 01 March 1949 – (Vacated) 0
Pat Stapleton 23 April 1960 – (Vacated) 0
Gordon Ferris 22 September 1980 – (Vacated) 0
Kevin McBride 02 June 1997 – (Vacated) 0
Coleman Barrett 13 February 2010 – (Vacated) 0
Tyson Fury 14 April 2012 – (Vacated) 0

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