Egerton Marcus

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Egerton Marcus
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Born February 2, 1965

Egerton Marcus (born February 2, 1965 in Goed Fortuin, Essequibo Islands-West Demerara, British Guiana) is a retired Canadian boxer who won the silver medal in the Middleweight division (71–75 kg) at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.

Early life[edit]

Egerton is the third child of five. He has two older brothers (Neville and Christopher D. Amos) and two younger sisters (Sharon and Felicia). Born in Guyana, he came to Canada in 1973 and was raised in Toronto, Ontario. He is the nephew of Charles Amos who fought for Guyana in the 1968 Summer Olympics and first cousin of Troy Amos-Ross who competed in the light heavyweight division at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia and 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.

Amateur career[edit]

Won the Middleweight Silver Medal representing Canada at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. His results were:

  • 1st round bye
  • Defeated Emmanuel Legaspi (Philippines) KO 1
  • Defeated Darko Dukić (Yugoslavia) KO 2
  • Defeated Sven Ottke (West Germany) 5-0
  • Defeated Hussain Shah Syed (Pakistan) 4-1
  • Lost to Henry Maske (East Germany) 0-5

Professional career[edit]

Marcus turned pro in 1989 and began his career with fourteen consecutive wins, including a bloody TKO win over former Olympian Andrew Maynard. In 1995 he challenged Henry Maske for the IBF Light Heavyweight Title and lost by unanimous decision. Marcus's career then veered off track, culminating with a TKO loss to Donovan Ruddock at heavyweight. Marcus initially retired in 2001 with a record of 17-4-1.In 2007, Marcus came out of retirement to beat Carl Gathright.

Professional boxing record[edit]

17 Wins (12 knockouts, 5 decisions), 4 Losses (3 knockouts, 1 decision), 1 Draw[1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Win 6-10-1 United States Carl Gathright UD 8 21/07/2007 Canada Richmond, British Columbia, Canada 78-72, 76-74, 76-73.
Loss 37-5-1 Canada Donovan "Razor" Ruddock TKO 10 12/10/2001 New York (state) Niagara Falls, New York, United States Canada Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:48 of the tenth round.
Win 8-8 Canada Troy "Trojan" Roberts TKO 1 22/02/2001 Canada Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Referee stopped the bout at 1:59 of the first round.
Win 13-12-2 United States Tim "Sting" Ray TKO 1 22/10/1999 Michigan Detroit, Michigan, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:04 of the first round.
Loss 20-5-1 United States Lyle "Iceman" McDowell TKO 7 13/02/1998 Canada Edmonton, Alberta, Canada IBO Intercontinental Heavyweight Title.
Loss 27-4-2 United States Brian LaSpada TKO 8 11/03/1997 Arizona Phoenix, Arizona, United States WBO NABO Cruiserweight Title.
Loss 20-5-1 United States John "Yahya" McClain PTS 12 18/07/1995 Michigan Flint, Michigan, United States WBC Continental Americas Cruiserweight Title. 116-110, 113-113, 113-113.
Loss 25-0 Germany "Gentleman" Henry Maske UD 12 11/02/1995 Germany Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany IBF World Light Heavyweight Title. 110-118, 109-118, 110-118.
Win 14-4-1 United States Guy Stanford UD 10 23/07/1994 North Dakota Bismarck, North Dakota, United States
Win 14-4 United States Earl Butler UD 12 19/04/1994 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States NABF Light Heavyweight Title. 118-110, 118-110, 117-112.
Win 26-4-1 United States Willie "Sandman" Edwards KO 1 12/10/1993 Virginia Virginia Beach, United States NABF Light Heavyweight Title.
Win 21-4 United States "Boxing" Andrew Maynard RTD 8 22/05/1993 United States Washington, District of Columbia, United States NABF Light Heavyweight Title. Maynard's corner threw in the towel.
Win 9-5 United States Art Bayliss TKO 11 01/12/1992 Virginia Virginia Beach, United States NABF Light Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:21 of the 11th round.
Win 8-8 United States John Burney KO 2 22/08/1992 Puerto Rico Bayamon, Puerto Rico, United States
Win 4-4 United States Mike "The Spike" Garcia KO 1 18/07/1992 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Garcia knocked out at 2:28 of the first round.
Win 7-1-1 United States Pat Alley PTS 6 23/11/1991 Georgia (U.S. state) Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Win 10-3 United States "Cowboy" Randy Leaks TKO 5 05/10/1991 Nevada Reno, Nevada, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:13 of the fifth round.
Win 4-0 United States David "Smooth One" Martin PTS 6 30/08/1991 Texas Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Win -- United States James "Boog" Powell KO 1 27/07/1991 Virginia Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Win 0-4 United States Jay Morgan KO 1 15/07/1989 Nevada Stateline, Nevada, United States Morgan knocked out at 0:58 of the first round.
Win 0-1 United States Anthony Jones KO 1 30/04/1989 Virginia Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Win 0-1 United States Leroy Moore TKO 1 14/04/1989 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States

Life after boxing[edit]

In 2000 Egerton became a member of ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists).

Egerton ran a boxing gym in Toronto's Liberty Village (The Egerton Marcus Boxing Academy) until the summer of 2006 and he still trains amateur boxers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BoxRec - Egerton Marcus". boxrec.com.