Brian Kendall (boxer)

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Brian Kendall
Medal record
Representing  New Zealand
Men's Boxing
British Empire Games
Bronze medal – third place 1966 Kingston Bantamweight

Brian Kendall (20 March 1947 – 1 May 1998)[1] was a New Zealand boxer.

Biography[edit]

Born in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1947, Kendall began boxing as a nine-year-old at the Linwood Boys' Club.[1]

He won the bronze medal in the men's 51–54 kg (bantamweight) division at the 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, and competed in the 54–57 kg (featherweight) division at the 1970 British Commonwealth Games.[2]

Kendall won seven consecutive national boxing titles in four different weight divisions from 1963 to 1969. He won the Jameson Belt for most scientific boxer at the 1965 and 1966 national championships. His career record was 97 wins from 108 bouts.[1]

Kendall died from cancer in Brisbane, Australia, in 1998.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Coffey, John (14 May 1998). "Boxer won 7 national titles". The Press. p. 7. 
  2. ^ "Brian Kendall". New Zealand Olympic Committee. Retrieved 25 May 2014.