Cornelius Carr

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Cornelius Carr
Cornelius Carr, WBF Champion.jpg
Cornelius Carr, WBF Champion
Statistics
Real name John Thomas Carr
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Nationality British
Born (1969-04-09) 9 April 1969 (age 49)
Teesside, Cleveland, United Kingdom
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 38
Wins 34
Wins by KO 17
Losses 4
Draws 0
No contests 0

Cornelius Carr (born John Thomas Carr; 9 April 1969[1]) is a British former professional boxer.

Early life[edit]

At the age of nine he survived meningitis after 3 weeks of intensive care.[2] He recovered to make first encounter with boxing aged 11 years at the Grangetown Amateur Boxing club in Middlesbrough, run by Martin Turner.[3]

As a 17-year-old amateur he reached the 1987 Amateur Boxing Association of England National Championship final at Wembley Arena, London and fought Rod Douglas,[4] an Olympic medalist and England squad member.

Professional boxing career[edit]

British Super-Middleweight Champion[edit]

With only 1 defeat in 24 professional bouts, Carr won the BBBofC British Super-Middleweight in 1994 by beating James Cook on points at York Hall in London.[5]

WBO Super Middleweight title fight[edit]

At short notice Carr was given the opportunity to challenge Steve Collins for the WBO Super Middleweight Title at The Point, Dublin, Ireland in November 1995.[6] After 12 rounds he lost on points.

World Boxing Foundation (WBFo) World Middleweight Champion[edit]

In February 1999, Carr became the World Boxing Foundation (WBFo) World Middleweight Champion, defeating Steve Foster by a unanimous decision. He successfully defended this title in the following October beating Dingaan Thobela.[7]

Cornelius Carr retired in 2001 with a record of: 34 Wins (17 KOs), 4 Losses.

After professional career[edit]

Carr now resides in Bournemouth, England, working as a boxing coach and online mentor through the website Sneak Punch.[3]

In June 2012, Chris Eubank hinted in the national press about a possible return to the ring. Carr issued a press release to the media attempting to drum up interest for a contest,[8] although later admitted nothing had materialised.[9]

Carr is featured in the video for the single "Boxers" by Morrissey, released in January 1995, and appears on the cover artwork for the 1995 Morrissey compilation album World of Morrissey as well as an earlier single by The Smiths, called Sweet and Tender Hooligan.

Professional boxing record[edit]

34 Wins (17 KOs), 4 Losses[10]
Res. Opponent Type Date Location Notes
Loss Australia Sam Soliman PTS 2001-02-28 United Kingdom Royal Garden Hotel, London
Won United Kingdom Gary Beardsley PTS 2000-12-08 United Kingdom National Sports Centre, Crystal Palace, London
Won South Africa Dingaan Thobela MD 1999-10-31 United Kingdom David Lloyd Tennis Centre, Raynes Park, London Retained World Boxing Federation World middleweight title
Won United Kingdom Jason Barker TKO 1999-08-20 United Kingdom Royal National Hotel, Bloomsbury, London
Won United Kingdom Steve Foster UD 1999-02-20 United Kingdom The Pavilion, Thornaby, Yorkshire Won World Boxing Federation World middleweight title
Won United Kingdom Jimmy Vincent PTS 1998-11-25 United Kingdom Caesars Nightclub, Streatham, London
Won United Kingdom Danny Juma PTS 1998-10-27 United Kingdom Fountain Leisure Centre, Brentford, London
Won United Kingdom Darren Covill RTD 1998-09-10 United Kingdom Town Hall, Acton, London
Loss United Kingdom Dean Francis TKO 1997-03-14 United Kingdom Rivermead Leisure Centre, Reading
Won United Kingdom Danny Juma PTS 1996-03-02 United Kingdom Telewest Arena, Newcastle
Loss Republic of Ireland Steve Collins UD 1995-11-25 Republic of Ireland Point Theatre, Dublin, Ireland For WBO World super middleweight title
Won United Kingdom Barry Thorogood TKO 1995-07-07 Wales Wales National Ice Rink, Cardiff, Wales
Won United Kingdom Chris Richards RTD 1995-05-13 Scotland Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, Scotland
Won United Kingdom Colin Manners PTS 1995-02-04 Wales Wales National Ice Rink, Cardiff, Wales
Won United Kingdom James Cook PTS 1994-03-11 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, London Won BBBofC British super middleweight title
Won United Kingdom Horace Fleary PTS 1993-09-22 United Kingdom Grand Hall, Wembley, London
Won United Kingdom Stan King PTS 1993-05-19 United Kingdom Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Won United Kingdom Graham Burton PTS 1993-04-24 United Kingdom National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham
Won United Kingdom Alan Richards PTS 1992-10-29 United Kingdom Bayswater, London
Won United Kingdom Marvin O'Brien TKO 1991-09-07 Italy Studio Comunate San Giacomo, Salemi, Sicilia, Italy
Won United Kingdom Paul Burton TKO 1991-05-18 Italy Palazzo Dello Sport, Verbania, Piemonte, Italy
Won United Kingdom Carlo Colarusso PTS 1991-03-02 United Kingdom Dolphin Centre, Darlington
Won United Kingdom Frank Eubank TKO 1991-02-16 United Kingdom The Pavilion, Thornaby, Yorkshire
Won United States Jerry Nestor KO 1990-10-27 United States Greenville, Mississippi, US
Won United States John Maltreaux KO 1990-09-26 United States New Orleans, Louisiana, US
Won Ghana Franky Moro PTS 1990-04-21 United Kingdom Crowtree Leisure Centre, Sunderland
Won United Kingdom Peter Gorny TKO 1990-02-20 United Kingdom New London Arena, Millwall, London
Won United Kingdom Carlo Colarusso TKO 1989-10-24 United Kingdom Leisure Centre, Watford, Hertfordshire
Loss Benin Georges Bosco TKO 1989-03-22 United Kingdom Rivermead Leisure Centre, Reading
Won United Kingdom Kevin Hayde PTS 1988-12-20 Wales Leisure Centre, Swansea, Wales
Won United Kingdom Skip Jackson KO 1988-11-15 United Kingdom The Lads Club, Norwich, Norfolk
Won United Kingdom Andy Catesby TKO 1988-05-10 United Kingdom Municipal Hall, Tottenham, London
Won Ghana Franky Moro PTS 1988-04-12 Wales National Sports Centre, Cardiff, Wales
Won United Kingdom Darren Parker TKO 1988-03-24 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, London
Won United Kingdom Kesem Clayton PTS 1988-01-27 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, London
Won United Kingdom Seamus Casey TKO 1988-01-12 Wales National Sports Centre, Cardiff, Wales Casey was badly cut over left eye
Won United Kingdom Dave Heaver TKO 1987-11-28 United Kingdom Blazers Night Club, Windsor, Berkshire
Won United Kingdom Paul Burton TKO 1987-09-22 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, London Professional debut
Achievements
Preceded by
James Cook
BBBofC Super-Middleweight Champion
11 March 1994 – 23 January 1995
Succeeded by
Ali Forbes
Preceded by
Joaquin Velasquez
World Boxing Foundation (WBFo) World Middleweight Champion
20 February 1999 – 10 March 2000
Succeeded by
Delroy Leslie

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional boxing record for Cornelius Carr". BoxRec. Retrieved 16 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Findley, Nicky. "Fighter knocked out by meningitis". Bournemouth Daily Echo. Bournemouth Daily Echo. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Goncalves, Vania. "'You don't need to be a boxer to train like one'". The Breaker. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "1987 Roll of Honour – England Boxing". The Amateur Boxing Association of England. The Amateur Boxing Association of England. Retrieved 16 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "BBBofC British Super Middleweight Title History". BoxRec. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "Professional boxing record for Cornelius Carr". BoxRec. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 
  7. ^ "WBF World Championship History". World Boxing Foundation (WBFo). Retrieved 16 December 2014. 
  8. ^ Steel, Adam. "Cornelius Carr eyes golden oldie clash with Chris Eubank". Gazette Live. Retrieved 16 December 2014. 
  9. ^ Steel, Adam. "Chris Eubank clash a no go, admits Cornelius Carr". Gazette Live. Retrieved 16 December 2014. 
  10. ^ "Cornelius Carr boxing record". BoxRec.com. 

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