Chris Bacon (boxer)

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Chris Bacon
Statistics
Real name Christopher P. Bacon
Weight(s) Cruiserweight
Nationality Australian
Born (1969-10-08) 8 October 1969 (age 48)
Tasmania, Australia
Boxing record
Total fights 15 (+6 Unlicensed)
Wins 13 (+6 Unlicensed)
Wins by KO 6 (+6 Unlicensed)
Losses 2

Christopher P. "Chris" Bacon (born 8 October 1969) is a retired professional British cruiserweight boxer and judoka born in Tasmania, Australia and residing in Manchester. During his professional boxing career he was trained by Bob Shannon a long-time Manchester boxing coach. He is a former WBF European Super Cruiserweight Champion, former National Judo Champion, and Bronze medal winner at the 1990 Commonwealth Games. Bacon is former MMA fighter and also participated in the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.[1][2][3][4][5]

Early career[edit]

Bacon started Judo at age 8, eventually mastering the art and become the National Judo Men's Champion several times in different divisions, as well as participating in other Continental and International competitions. His top place was 8th in the 1991 World Judo Championships. He also represented Australia in Judo at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, where he finished 17th out of 33 participants in the middleweight division.[6] Bacon won, on points, his first match of the games against Wagner Castrophil and then was eliminated by Hirotaka Okada, being pinned in under a minute.[7]

His MMA career lasted 3 fights dating from March 2001 – March 2005, drawing 1 and losing 2.

Date Result Opponent Event Method
3 June 2005 Win Alex Cook Cage Fighting Championships 3 Unanimous Decision
2 August 2004 Loss Phillip Hamblin Combat Sports Open Trials Submission
3 November 2001 Draw Lee Murray Millennium Brawl 2: Capital Punishment

Unlicensed boxing[edit]

Bacon has taken part in many unlicensed boxing events under the EBF (European Boxing Federation), his record stands at six fights all won by TKO dating from March 2008 – December 2011. Most notable was the EBF Heavyweight Title fight against 'notorious' Dominic Negus who appeared on' Danny Dyer's Hardest Men', this was the fight prior to David Haye fight with John Ruiz at the MEN Arena in Manchester with Ricky Hatton, Matthew Hatton and Tyson Fury all witnessing Chris claim 'Guv'nor' status of the UK.[8]

Result Record Opponent Type Date Location
Win 6–0–0 Mark Walker TKO 11 December 2011 The Midland Hotel, Manchester, UK
Win 5–0–0 Dominic Negus TKO 2 April 2010 The Ritz, Manchester, UK
Win 4–0–0 Harry Duiven Jnr TKO 14 September 2009 The Ritz, Manchester, UK
Win 3–0–0 John Lewis TKO 10 April 2009 The Ritz, Manchester, UK
Win 2–0–0 Vinny Lopez TKO 20 December 2008 The Olympia, Liverpool, UK
Win 1–0–0 Davey Clarke TKO 15 March 2008 Park Hall Hotel, Chorley, UK

Professional boxing[edit]

Bacon made his professional boxing debut on 21 December 1997 against Tim Brown winning on points in the cruiserweight division. Chris fought Tim Brown two months later again winning on points and then moved up to Heavyweight winning a consecutive 7 fights before losing to Kelly Oliver in Dublin 19 June 1999. Bacon then moved down to Cruiserweight for his following 2 fights which he won against Collice Mutizwa and lost to Garry Delaney at the Liverpool Olympia 14 July 2001. Bacon then moved back up to heavyweight to win against O'Neil Murray and then moved back down to Cruiserweight to celebrate his first boxing title The Central Area Cruiserweight Belt with a seventh round stoppage of Liverpool's Tony Moran at The George Carnell leisure centre, Manchester, 25 February 2007.[9][10]

Result Record Opponent Type Date Location
Win 13–2–0 Tony Moran TKO 25 February 2007 George Carnall Leisure Centre, Davyhulme, Manchester, UK
Win 12–2–0 O'Neil Murray TKO 12 November 2006 George Carnall Leisure Centre, Davyhulme, Manchester, UK
Lost 11–2–0 Garry Delaney TKO 14 July 2001 Olympia, Liverpool, UK
Win 11–1–0 Collice Mutizwa TKO 3 February 2001 Bowlers Arena, Trafford, UK
Win 10–1–0 Chris Woollas PTS 9 October 1999 Bowlers Arena, Trafford, UK
Lost 9–1–0 Kelly Oliver PTS 19 June 1999 Dublin, Ireland
Win 9–0–0 Israel Ajose PTS 25 February 1999 Kentish Town, London, UK
Win 8–0–0 Paul Bonson PTS 16 November 1998 Forte Post House, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Win 7–0–0 Luke Simpkin PTS 16 October 1998 Salford, UK
Win 6–0–0 Kevin Mitchell TKO 18 September 1998 Manchester, UK
Win 5–0–0 Lee Swaby PTS 17 July 1998 Golf and Country Club, Mere, UK
Win 4–0–0 Phil Day TKO 30 May 1998 Whitchurch Leisure Centre, Bristol, UK
Win 3–0–0 Lee Swaby TKO 8 May 1998 Bowlers Arena, Trafford, UK
Win 2–0–0 Tim Brown PTS 23 February 1998 The Willows, Salford RLFC, UK
Win 1–0–0 Tim Brown PTS 21 December 1997 The Willows, Salford, UK

Bacon retired from professional boxing in 2012 following an ongoing injury involving a damaged rotator cuff.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Bacon runs a successful security firm in Manchester which is one of the reasons he has been absent from boxing over the years. In 2008 he and his promotions company KO Promotions planned to stage 'Britain's Toughest Bouncer' a reality TV show in Manchester although the City Council and Security Industry Authority condemned the idea.[12] Bacon was the subject of a BBC Three Fresh documentary, Life through my Lens in March 2014 by Aneel Ahmad.[13][14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chris Bacon Judo Records". Judo Inside. Archived from the original on 27 January 2013. Retrieved 10 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Chris Bacon MMA Records". MMA. Retrieved 10 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Chris Bacon – Barcelona Olympics 1992". Olympics. Retrieved 10 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Judo at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games: Men's Middleweight". Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 4 February 2016. 
  5. ^ "Chris Bacon". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 4 February 2016. 
  6. ^ "Christopher Bacon". Australian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 4 February 2016. 
  7. ^ "Lack Of Reputation Cost Murphy A Medal, Says Coach", The Age, 31 July 1992 
  8. ^ "Bacon becomes Guv'nor". MEN Media. Retrieved 10 May 2012. 
  9. ^ "Bacon claims first title". Word Press. 
  10. ^ "Chris Bacon – Boxing record". Boxrec. 
  11. ^ "Sizzled out! Chris P Bacon hangs up his gloves" (10 Jan 2013). Manchester Evening News. Manchester Evening News. 7 June 2012. Retrieved 4 February 2016. 
  12. ^ "Britains Hardest Bouncer". BBC. Retrieved 10 May 2012. 
  13. ^ "Life Through My Lens - Chris Brown". BBC Three. BBC Three. Retrieved 4 February 2016. 
  14. ^ Ahmad, Aneel. "Motivation Video: Chris Bacon BBC Three Fresh Documentary MMA/JUDO/BOXER". YouTube. BBC Three. Retrieved 4 February 2016.