Frank Buglioni

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Frank Buglioni
Buglioni (21 September 2013).jpg
Statistics
Nickname(s) The Wise Guy
Rated at Super-middleweight
Light heavyweight
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Reach 198 cm (78 in)
Nationality British
Born (1989-04-18) 18 April 1989 (age 28)
Enfield, London, United Kingdom
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 22
Wins 19
Wins by KO 15
Losses 2
Draws 1
No contests 0

Frank Buglioni (born 18 April 1989)[2] is a British professional boxer from London, England, and current holder of the British light heavyweight belt.

Amateur career[edit]

Buglioni took up boxing at the age of 14 to increase his fitness and strength, his priority at the time being football.[3] Buglioni joined the Waltham Forest Amateur Boxing Club, and after winning his first four fights it was decided that he would move on to train at the Repton Boxing Club in Bethnal Green under the tutelage of head coach Tony Burns.[4]

Buglioni went on to have 70 amateur fights, winning 60 and losing 10, with over half of his wins by knockout.[2][5] He won two national titles and also picked up various medals, whilst representing his country in international tournaments, including a silver medal against the world number one Vijender Singh in the Commonwealth Federations Tournament in Delhi in 2010.[6]

Buglioni was selected to train with the Great Britain Olympic team in 2010. However, the following year he decided to turn professional.

Professional career[edit]

Nicknamed "The Wise Guy", Buglioni made his professional debut in November 2011, stopping Sabie Montieth in the first round. He won his first 10 fights before stopping Stepan Horvath in the eighth round in November 2013 to win the WBO European super middleweight title.[2] He successfully defended the title three months later against Gaetano Nespro, but lost it in April 2014 when he was stopped by Sergey Khomitsky.[2]

Three months later he stopped Sam Couzens in four rounds to win the vacant BBBofC Southern Area super middleweight title.[2] In November he regained the WBO European title with a unanimous decision over the previously unbeaten Andrew Robinson.[2] He made two further defences (a first round stoppage of Ivan Jukic and a draw with Lee Markham) before beating Fernando Castaneda in July 2015 to take the vacant WBA International super middleweight title.

In September 2015 he challenged for Fedor Chudinov's WBA World super middleweight title at Wembley Arena;[7] The fight went the full 12 rounds with Chudinov winning comfortably on points.[2][8]

In 2016, Buglioni moved up to light heavyweight, stopping journeyman Olegs Fedotovs in the first round in March.[9][10]

Buglioni was trained by Mark Tibbs at the TRAD TKO Boxing Gym in Canning Town, before moving on to work with the Irish boxing brothers Paschal Collins and former world champion Steve Collins at the Celtic Warrior Boxing Gym in Dublin, Ireland.[2][7][11] In 2016, he moved on to new trainer Don Charles.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Buglioni has Italian heritage and can trace his roots to Naples. His great grandfather emigrated to London in the 1920s. He was born and raised in Enfield, London where he still resides between training camps.

After achieving his International Baccalaureate Diploma from Highlands School, Buglioni attended the University of Westminster to study building surveying. He chose to put his education on hold when he was selected for the GB Olympic team. Buglioni has said he would like to go back and complete his degree.[13]

Buglioni's boxing heroes are Oscar De La Hoya and Arturo "Thunder" Gatti.[14]

Before Buglioni took up boxing full-time, he worked as a building surveyor.[15] He supports London football team Chelsea F.C..[16]

Professional boxing record[edit]

19 Wins (15 knockouts, 4 decisions), 2 Loss (1 knockout), 1 Draw
Result Record Opponent Type Round, Time Date Location Notes
N/A N/A United Kingdom Ricky Summers N/A – (12) 3 Jun 2017 United Kingdom The O2 Arena, London Defending British Light Heavyweight title.
Win 19-2-1 United Kingdom Hosea Burton TKO 12 (12), 1:56 10 Dec 2016 United Kingdom Manchester Arena, Manchester Won British Light Heavyweight title.
Win 18-2-1 Latvia Olegs Fedotovs TKO 1 (6), 1:40 26 Mar 2016 United Kingdom Wembley Arena, Brent, London
Loss 17-2-1 Russia Fedor Chudinov UD 12 26 Sep 2015 United Kingdom Wembley Arena, Brent, London For WBA (Regular) Super Middleweight title.
Win 17-1-1 Mexico Fernando Castañeda KO 5 (12), 2:26 24 Jul 2015 United Kingdom Wembley Arena, Brent, London Won vacant WBA Inter-Continental Super Middleweight title.
Draw 16-1-1 United Kingdom Lee Markham SD 10 9 May 2015 United Kingdom Wembley Arena, Brent, London Retained WBO European super middleweight title
Win 16-1 Croatia Ivan Jukic TKO 1 (10) 28 Feb 2015 United Kingdom O2 Arena, Greenwich, London Retained WBO European super middleweight title
Win 15-1 United Kingdom Andrew Robinson UD 10 29 Nov 2014 United Kingdom ExCeL Arena, Newham, London Won vacant WBO European super middleweight title
Win 14-1 Bulgaria Alexey Ribchev TKO 6 (10) 20 Sep 2014 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, London
Win 13-1 United Kingdom Sam Couzens TKO 4 (10) 16 Jul 2014 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, London Won vacant BBBofC Southern Area super middleweight title
Loss 12-1 Belarus Sergey Khomitsky TKO 6 (12) 12 Apr 2014 United Kingdom Copper Box, Hackney Wick, London Lost WBO European super middleweight title.
Win 12-0 Italy Gaetano Nespro TKO 5 (12), 2:24 15 Feb 2014 United Kingdom Copper Box, Hackney Wick, London Retained WBO European super middleweight title.
Win 11-0 Czech Republic Stepan Horvath KO 8 (12), 2:53 30 Nov 2013 United Kingdom Copper Box, Hackney Wick, London Won vacant WBO European super middleweight title.
Win 10-0 Czech Republic Broislav Kubin TKO 2 (10), 1:19 21 Sep 2013 United Kingdom Copper Box, Hackney Wick, London
Win 9-0 Lithuania Kirill Psonko UD 8 20 Jul 2013 United Kingdom Wembley Arena, Brent, London
Win 8-0 United Kingdom Darren McKenna TKO 3 (8), 1:36 20 Apr 2013 United Kingdom Wembley Arena, Brent, London
Win 7-0 Republic of Ireland Ciaran Healy RTD 2 (6), 3:00 15 Dec 2012 United Kingdom ExCeL Arena, Newham, London
Win 6-0 United Kingdom Joe Rea TKO 2 (6), 1:24 14 Sep 2012 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, London
Win 5-0 United Kingdom Jody Meikle UD 6 1 Jun 2012 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, London
Win 4-0 Bulgaria Daniel Borisov TKO 1 (6), 2:48 28 Apr 2012 United Kingdom Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London
Win 3-0 United Kingdom Ryan Clark UD 4 10 Feb 2012 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, London
Win 2-0 United Kingdom Paul Morby TKO 1 (4), 2:37 18 Nov 2011 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, London
Win 1-0 United Kingdom Sabie Montieth TKO 1 (4), 2:04 5 Nov 2011 United Kingdom Wembley Arena, Brent, London Professional debut.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Frank Buglioni". Box Nation. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Frank Buglioni", Box Nation. Retrieved 28 March 2016
  3. ^ "Prospect Profile: Frank Buglioni". boxingasylum.com. 
  4. ^ Maylett, Chris (2012) "In the Ring Q&A Interview with Frank Buglioni", britishboxers.co.uk, 22 November 2012. Retrieved 28 March 2016
  5. ^ "Frank Buglioni: A fighter heading in the right direction". Hattonboxing.com. 14 March 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Frank Buglioni interview – explosive knockout on bonfire night and beyond". News.boxrec.com. 14 November 2011. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  7. ^ a b Davies, Gareth (2015) "Frank Buglioni uses hypnotist Steve Collins employed to defeat Chris Eubank ahead of Fedor Chudinov world title challenge", Daily Telegraph, 19 September 2015. Retrieved 28 March 2016
  8. ^ "Frank Buglioni beaten by Fedor Chudinov in London", msn.com, 27 September 2015. Retrieved 28 March 2016
    - Davies, Gareth A. (2015) "Frank Buglioni loses tilt at World Boxing Association super middleweight title against Fedor Chudinov", Daily Telegraph, 27 September 2015. Retrieved 28 March 2016
  9. ^ Robinson, Isaac (2016) "Frank Buglioni is moving up to light-heavyweight", Sky Sports, 9 March 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2016
  10. ^ "Hughie Fury shuts out Dominick Guinn over 10", The Ring, 26 March 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2016
  11. ^ Holmes, Jason (2013) "Exclusive: Frank Buglioni, a Rising Star in the Boxing Firmament", Huffington Post, 30 January 2013. Retrieved 28 March 2016
  12. ^ Stafford, Dominique (2016) "Buglioni excited by his step up to light-heavweight", Barnet & Whetstone Press, 13 March 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2016
  13. ^ Fella Tio says: (6 February 2012). "Frank Buglioni Q&A". Boxingnews24.com. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  14. ^ "Frank Buglioni Q&A &#124". Frankwarren.com. 7 February 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  15. ^ Davies (2015) "Frank Buglioni faces tough task against Fedor Chudinov to lift supermiddleweight crown", Daily Telegraph, 26 September 2015. Retrieved 28 March 2016
  16. ^ Gary Smith/Frank Buglioni (30 January 2012). "Frank Buglioni Interview (by Gary Smith)". Boxtacular. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 

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