|Cornelius Boza Edwards|
|Rated at||Light Welterweight
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Reach||72 in (183 cm)|
27 May 1956 |
|Wins by KO||34|
Cornelius Boza Edwards (born 27 May 1956 in Kampala, Uganda) is a retired Ugandan boxer in the lightweight division and the former WBC Super Featherweight Champion. Edwards emigrated from Uganda to England, where he lived for a long period. He currently lives in the United States where he trains other boxers.
WBC Super Featherweight Champion
Cornelius Boza-Edwards won the WBC world Jr. Lightweight title from "Bazooka" Limón with a fifteen-round decision in 1981 at Stockton, California, this after Limón, a Mexican, had made his infamous You know what happens to British boxers when they face Mexicans comment, in a reference to the fight between Lupe Pintor and Johnny Owen, after which Owen died.
Boza-Edwards also fought with, and lost against, other world champions such as his rematch with Chacon, Alexis Argüello by knockout in eight, Héctor Camacho by decision in twelve, Rocky Lockridge, by decision in ten and José Luis Ramírez by knockout in five.
Professional boxing record
|45 Wins (34 Knockouts), 7 Defeats (4 Knockout), 1 Draw|
|Loss||45–7-1||José Luis Ramírez||KO||5 (12), 1:45||1987-10-10||Zénith de Paris, Paris, Paris||For WBC World Lightweight Title.|
|Win||45–6-1||Ali Kareem Muhammad||UD||10||1987-07-09||Felt Forum, New York, New York|
|Loss||44–6-1||Héctor Camacho||UD||12||1986-09-26||Abel Holtz Stadium, Miami Beach, Florida||For WBC World Lightweight Title.|
|Draw||44–5-1||Terrence Alli||PTS||10||1986-03-30||Showboat Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||45–5||John Montes||UD||10||1985-07-14||Egypt Shrine Temple, Tampa, Florida|
|Win||44–5||Melvin Paul||KO||2 (10), 1:03||1985-04-14||York Hall, Bethnal Green, London|
|Win||43–5||Gary Gamble||RTD||4 (10), 3:00||1985-03-17||Egypt Shrine Temple, Tampa, Florida|
|Win||42–5||Charlie Brown||TKO||3 (10), 1:27||1984-10-13||King's Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland|
|Win||41–5||Guy Villegas||TKO||7 (10), 1:55||1984-06-17||Hyatt Regency, Tampa, Florida|
|Win||40–5||Trevor Evelyn||TKO||2 (10)||1984-02-19||Hyatt Regency, Tampa, Florida|
|Loss||39–5||Rocky Lockridge||UD||10||1983-09-09||Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Loss||39–4||Bobby Chacon||UD||12||1983-05-15||Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada||The Ring magazine's "Fight of the Year" (1983)|
|Win||39–3||Pedro Laza||TKO||9 (10), 1:49||1983-02-27||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||38–3||Blaine Dickson||UD||10||1983-02-27||Showboat Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||37–3||Roberto Elizondo||PTS||10||1982-06-26||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||36–3||John Verderosa||TKO||3 (10), 1:38||1982-04-24||Playboy Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey|
|Win||35–3||Carlos Hernandez||TKO||4 (12), 2:20||1982-03-17||Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London||Won EBU (European) Super Featherweight Title.|
|Win||34–3||Arturo Leon||RTD||4 (10)||1982-02-09||Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London|
|Win||33–3||Juan Carlos Álvarez||TKO||3 (10), 1:35||1981-11-24||Wembley Arena, Wembley, London|
|Loss||32–3||Rolando Navarrete||KO||5 (15), 1:41||1981-08-29||Stadio de Pini, Viareggio, Toscana||Lost WBC World Super Featherweight Title.|
|Win||32–2||Bobby Chacon||RTD||13 (15)||1981-05-30||Showboat Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada||Retained WBC World Super Featherweight Title.|
|Win||31–2||Rafael Limón||UD||15||1981-03-08||Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium, Stockton, California||Won WBC World Super Featherweight Title.|
|Win||30–2||Ramon Contreras||PTS||10||1980-11-28||San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, California|
|Win||29–2||Roberto Torres||TKO||2 (10), 1:40||1980-10-14||Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London|
|Loss||28–2||Alexis Argüello||TKO||8 (10)||1980-08-09||Superstar Theatre, Atlantic City, New Jersey|
|WBC Super Featherweight Champion
8 Mar 1981 – 29 Aug 1981
- Cornelius Boza-Edwards's Professional Boxing Record. BoxRec.com. Retrieved on 2012-05-12.
- Doug Fischer (30 September 2010). "Mayweather, Boza Edwards have high hopes for Vargas". Ring TV.