David Defiagbon

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David Defiagbon
Real name David Dejiro Defiagbon
Nickname(s) The Dream
Rated at Heavyweight
Height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Reach 82 in (208 cm)
Nationality Nigeria Nigerian
Born (1970-06-12) 12 June 1970 (age 46)
Sapele, Delta State, Nigeria
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 23
Wins 21
Wins by KO 12
Losses 2
Draws 0
David Defiagbon

David Dejiro Defiagbon (born 12 June 1970) is a retired Nigerian boxer. Nicknamed "The Dream", Defiagbon fought for Canada and won the heavyweight silver medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics.


Born in Sapele, Nigeria, Defiagbon won gold in the welterweight division at the 1990 Commonwealth Games. In 1992 in Barcelona at the Summer Olympics he represented Nigeria and was eliminated in the first round of the light middleweight division (7 to 8 against Raúl Márquez).

Defiagbon went on to fight for Canada for whom he won the heavyweight silver medal (limit 201 lbs) at the 1996 Summer Olympics beating Nate Jones, losing to Félix Savón.


1990 Commonwealth Games

1992 Summer Olympics

1996 Summer Olympics


Defiagbon began his professional career that same year and won his first 21 fights against limited competition, and was a significantly undersized heavyweight with little power although he was 6 ft 5 in (196 cm) tall. In his first step up, he took on comebacking Oleg Maskaev, who defeated Defiagbon via split decision. In his next fight, he took on Cuban former cruiserweight champ Juan Carlos Gomez, who TKO'd Defiagbon in the 3rd. He has not fought since this loss.

Professional boxing record[edit]

21 Wins (12 knockouts, 9 decisions), 2 Losses (1 knockout, 1 decision) [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 37-1 Cuba "Black Panther" Juan Carlos Gomez TKO 3 15/01/2005 Germany Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany Referee stopped the bout at 2:58 of the third round.
Loss 28-5 Russia Oleg "The Big O" Maskaev SD 10 23/07/2004 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, US 92-98, 93-96, 95-94.
Win 16-10-3 United States Ron "El Tejanito" Guerrero TKO 5 12/06/2004 Bermuda Devonshire Parish, Bermuda WBA Fedecentro Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:09 of the fifth round.
Win 19-14-2 United States Ken Murphy UD 6 13/03/2004 Ohio Columbus, Ohio, US
Win 11-17-3 United States Joe Lenhart UD 6 26/04/2003 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, US 60-54, 60-54, 58-56.
Win 7-14-1 United States Ramon "The Panther" Hayes UD 6 29/09/2002 California Lemoore, California, US 60-54, 60-54, 59-55.
Win 25-5 United States Gary "The Bull" Winmon TKO 2 16/02/2002 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, US Referee stopped the bout at 1:45 of the second round.
Win 16-8 The Bahamas Reynaldo "The Terminator" Minus TKO 4 28/09/2001 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, US Referee stopped the bout at 2:41 of the fourth round after Minus had been knocked down twice in the round.
Win 14-8-2 United States Harold "Hard Roc" Sconiers KO 5 06/07/2001 Nevada Reno, Nevada, US
Win 11-21-3 United States Louis "The Facelifter" Monaco UD 8 04/10/2000 Oregon Canyonville, Oregon, US
Win 8-8-3 Mexico Agustin Corpus UD 6 24/08/2000 Idaho Worley, Idaho, US 59-55, 59-56, 60-54.
Win 6-6-2 United States Tim Pollard TKO 1 05/05/2000 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, US Referee stopped the bout at 2:10 of the first round.
Win 5-0 United States James "Hard to Beat" Jones UD 6 01/07/1999 Mississippi Tunica, Mississippi, US 60-54, 60-54, 60-54.
Win 14-21-4 United States John "The Killer" Kiser UD 8 06/05/1999 Washington (state) Tacoma, Washington, US
Win 8-21-2 United States Terry Verners TKO 1 20/03/1999 Washington (state) Tacoma, Washington, US Referee stopped the fight at 2:24 of the first round.
Win 9-14-6 United States Wesley "The Wild Wild Wes" Martin UD 6 18/02/1999 Louisiana Bossier City, Louisiana, US
Win 2-4 Canada Ritchie Goosehead KO 3 06/08/1998 Canada Slave Lake, Alberta, Canada
Win 4-8 United States Anthony Moore TKO 3 27/06/1998 Canada Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Win 3-4-1 Canada Dean Storey KO 1 08/05/1998 Canada Red Deer, Alberta, Canada Storey knocked out at 2:14 of the first round.
Win 3-9-1 Canada Don Laliberte KO 2 13/02/1998 Canada Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Win 0-1 United States Dwight Staten TKO 1 23/01/1998 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, US Referee stopped the bout at 2:03 of the first round.
Win 3-5-1 United States Alonzo Hollis UD 6 04/03/1997 Canada Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Win 0-1 United States Bill Dorsch TKO 1 19/10/1996 Canada Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Referee stopped the bout at 2:34 of the first round.


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