Eddie Avoth

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Eddie Avoth
Statistics
Weight(s) Light-heavyweight
Nationality Welsh
Born 2 May 1945
Cardiff, Wales
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 53
Wins 44
Wins by KO 20
Losses 9
Draws 0
No contests 0

Eddie Avoth (born 2 May 1945) is a former boxer and actor. He was British and Commonwealth Light Heavyweight Boxing Champion, with a record of 44 wins (20 by knockout) from 53 fights.

History[edit]

Avoth was born in Cardiff, Wales. He was a product of the Eddie Thomas boxing gym based in Merthyr Tydfil, which spawned the boxing careers of such notables as Howard Winstone and Ken Buchanan . Avoth's professional boxing career spanned nine years and in this time he won the British and Commonwealth titles. Avoth retired from the ring in 1972. He was also an accomplished amateur boxer and represented his country internationally on many occasions.

Following retirement from boxing, Avoth settled in Puerto Banús, Costa del Sol, Spain where he part-owned a well-known celebrity restaurant. He now resides back in the UK.

Avoth's acting career began with a starring role for entertainment giant Warner Brothers in their 1986 blockbuster film "Instant Justice" where he starred alongside Michael Paré, Tawny Kitaen and Charles Napier. The film was directed by Hollywood producer Craig T Rumar. In 2010 he appeared in the Howard Winstone biopic Risen as boxing promoter Jack Solomons. Avoth himself was played in the film by Welsh boxer Enzo Maccarinelli.

Avoth now regularly travels around the UK and Ireland making after dinner speeches.

Professional boxing record[edit]

44 Wins (20 knockouts, 24 decisions), 9 Losses (4 knockouts, 5 decisions) [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 25–6 Jamaica Bunny Johnson TKO 3 15 March 1972 United Kingdom Double Diamond Club, Caerphilly, United Kingdom
Loss 13–3 South Africa Sarel Aucamp PTS 10 30 October 1971 South Africa Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa
Win 11–7 South Africa Kosie Smith PTS 10 12 June 1971 South Africa Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa
Win 8–15–1 Saint Helena Guinea Roger PTS 8 12 May 1971 United Kingdom Double Diamond Club, Caerphilly, United Kingdom
Loss 14–2 United Kingdom Chris Finnegan TKO 15 24 January 1971 United Kingdom Grosvenor House, Mayfair, London, United Kingdom BBBofC British/Commonwealth Light Heavyweight Titles
Win 13–1 Australia Trevor Thornberry TKO 6 23 October 1970 Australia Brisbane Festival Hall, Brisbane, Australia Commonwealth Light Heavyweight Title
Loss 21–0 United States Mike Quarry UD 10 6 June 1970 California Valley Music Theater, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, United States 3–5, 3–5, 2–4
Win 33–7–1 Republic of Ireland John "Young" McCormack DQ 8 6 April 1970 Nottinghamshire Nottingham Ice Stadium, Nottingham, United Kingdom BBBofC British Light Heavyweight Title
Win 5–9 France Emilio Okee PTS 10 16 February 1970 United Kingdom National Sporting Club, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
Win 15–3 Jamaica Bunny Johnson PTS 8 27 October 1969 Nottinghamshire Commodore Hotel, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Loss 27–12–4 Croatia Ivan Prebeg PTS 15 28 June 1969 Croatia Salata Stadium, Zagreb, Croatia EBU Light Heavyweight Title
Win 17–20–3 Jamaica Lloyd Walford PTS 8 17 March 1969 United Kingdom National Sporting Club, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
Win 61–15–5 Nicaragua "Boxing" Luis Gutierrez KO 4 6 February 1969 United Kingdom Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Win 30–4–1 Republic of Ireland John "Young" McCormack TKO 11 13 January 1969 United Kingdom Anglo-American Sporting Club, Mayfair, London, United Kingdom BBBofC British Light Heavyweight Title
Win 28–22–1 United States Curtis Bruce TKO 6 18 November 1968 United Kingdom Grosvenor House, Mayfair, London, United Kingdom
Win 13–21 United States Stanford Bulla PTS 10 24 July 1968 United Kingdom Coney Beach Arena, Porthcawl, United Kingdom 50–47.5
Win 12–11–3 United Kingdom Johnny Hendrickson PTS 8 24 April 1968 United Kingdom Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, United Kingdom 39.5–39
Win 12–10–3 United Kingdom Johnny Hendrickson PTS 8 8 March 1968 United Kingdom National Sporting Club, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom 39.5–39.25
Win 3–4 Saint Helena Guinea Roger PTS 10 28 November 1967 United Kingdom Afan Lido, Aberavon, United Kingdom 50–47.75
Win 12–9–3 United Kingdom Johnny Hendrickson TKO 3 19 September 1967 United Kingdom Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United Kingdom
Loss 24–3–1 Republic of Ireland John "Young" McCormack TKO 7 19 June 1967 United Kingdom National Sporting Club, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom BBBofC British Light Heavyweight Title
Loss 4–5 United Kingdom Ernie Field TKO 2 30 January 1967 United Kingdom Midland Hotel, Manchester, United Kingdom
Win 33–16–6 Tonga Johnny Halafihi PTS 8 7 December 1966 United Kingdom Afan Lido, Port Talbot, United Kingdom
Win 8–8–2 United Kingdom Johnny Ould TKO 4 26 October 1966 United Kingdom National Sporting Club, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
Win 3–2 United Kingdom Ernie Field PTS 8 19 September 1966 United Kingdom Midland Hotel, Manchester, United Kingdom
Loss 15–4–2 United Kingdom Derek Richards PTS 10 12 July 1966 United Kingdom Afan Lido, Port Talbot, United Kingdom BBBofC Welsh Light Heavyweight Title
Win 10–10 Guinea Clarence Prince TKO 2 6 June 1966 United Kingdom National Sporting Club, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
Win 16–12–3 United Kingdom "Stunning" Steve Richards TKO 4 11 May 1966 United Kingdom Midland Hotel, Manchester, United Kingdom
Win 8–9–1 Jamaica Lloyd Walford TKO 7 19 April 1966 United Kingdom National Sporting Club, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
Win 4–4–1 Jamaica Charlie "The War" Wilson TKO 1 4 April 1966 United Kingdom National Sporting Club, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
Win 4–3–1 Jamaica Charlie "The War" Wilson PTS 8 28 February 1966 United Kingdom National Sporting Club, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
Win 7–8–1 Jamaica Lloyd Walford TKO 6 10 January 1966 United Kingdom National Sporting Club, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
Win 14–20–3 Grenada Joe "Dinner" Bell PTS 8 26 April 1965 United Kingdom National Sporting Club, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
Win 13–29–1 Trinidad and Tobago Fitzroy Lindo TKO 7 8 March 1965 United Kingdom National Sporting Club, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
Win 9–14–1 United Kingdom Syd Brown TKO 5 1 February 1965 United Kingdom National Sporting Club, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
Win 4–11–2 United Kingdom "Rob" Roy Thomas TKO 6 20 January 1965 United Kingdom Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Win 26–15–2 United Kingdom Tony French PTS 6 14 December 1964 United Kingdom National Sporting Club, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
Win 20–13–1 United Kingdom George Palin KO 1 1 December 1964 United Kingdom Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United Kingdom
Win 4–5 Nigeria Louis Onwuna KO 2 16 November 1964 United Kingdom Midland Hotel, Manchester, United Kingdom
Win 13–27–1 Trinidad and Tobago Fitzroy Lindo PTS 8 2 November 1964 United Kingdom Ebbw Vale Indoor Cricket Hall, Ebbw Vale, United Kingdom
Win 3–3 United Kingdom Gary Chippendale TKO 4 12 October 1964 United Kingdom Free Trade Hall, Manchester, United Kingdom
Win 4–5 United Kingdom Jimmy "Vertigo" Stewart KO 1 21 September 1964 United Kingdom Midland Hotel, Manchester, United Kingdom
Win 3–3 Nigeria Louis Onwuna PTS 6 20 July 1964 United Kingdom Ebbw Vale Indoor Cricket Hall, Ebbw Vale, United Kingdom
Win 9–12–1 United Kingdom Syd Brown PTS 8 22 June 1964 United Kingdom National Sporting Club, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
Win 7–3 United Kingdom Dave "Tom" Arnold KO 4 20 May 1964 United Kingdom National Sporting Club, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
Win 3–2–1 United Kingdom "Union" Jack Powell PTS 6 12 May 1964 United Kingdom Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United Kingdom
Win 2–0 Republic of Ireland Henry Turkington TKO 4 24 March 1964 United Kingdom Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United Kingdom
Win 8–9 United Kingdom Syd Brown PTS 8 24 February 1964 United Kingdom National Sporting Club, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
Loss 16–25–4 United Kingdom "Average" Joe Somerville PTS 6 9 December 1963 United Kingdom National Sporting Club, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
Win 16–24–4 United Kingdom "Average" Joe Somerville PTS 6 25 November 1963 United Kingdom National Sporting Club, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
Win -- United Kingdom Ray Fallone PTS 6 22 October 1963 United Kingdom National Sporting Club, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
Win 5–21–1 United Kingdom Terry Phillips "66" PTS 6 20 August 1963 United Kingdom Coney Beach Arena, Porthcawl, United Kingdom
Win 3–0 United Kingdom Dave "Tom" Arnold PTS 6 1 July 1963 United Kingdom National Sporting Club, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

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