|Nickname(s)||The Wise Guy|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Reach||198 cm (78 in)|
18 April 1989 |
Enfield, London, United Kingdom
|Wins by KO||15|
Frank Buglioni (born 18 April 1989) is a British professional boxer from London, England, and current holder of the British light heavyweight belt.
Buglioni took up boxing at the age of 14 to increase his fitness and strength, his priority at the time being football. 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.
Buglioni went on to have 70 amateur fights, winning 60 and losing 10, with over half of his wins by knockout. 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.
Buglioni was selected to train with the Great Britain Olympic team in 2010. However, the following year he decided to turn professional.
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. He successfully defended the title three months later against Gaetano Nespro, but lost it in April 2014 when he was stopped by Sergey Khomitsky.
Three months later he stopped Sam Couzens in four rounds to win the vacant BBBofC Southern Area super middleweight title. In November he regained the WBO European title with a unanimous decision over the previously unbeaten Andrew Robinson. 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.
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. In 2016, he moved on to new trainer Don Charles.
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.
Professional boxing record
|19 Wins (15 knockouts, 4 decisions), 2 Loss (1 knockout), 1 Draw|
|N/A||N/A||Ricky Summers||N/A||– (12)||3 Jun 2017||The O2 Arena, London||Defending British Light Heavyweight title.|
|Win||19-2-1||Hosea Burton||TKO||12 (12), 1:56||10 Dec 2016||Manchester Arena, Manchester||Won British Light Heavyweight title.|
|Win||18-2-1||Olegs Fedotovs||TKO||1 (6), 1:40||26 Mar 2016||Wembley Arena, Brent, London|
|Loss||17-2-1||Fedor Chudinov||UD||12||26 Sep 2015||Wembley Arena, Brent, London||For WBA (Regular) Super Middleweight title.|
|Win||17-1-1||Fernando Castañeda||KO||5 (12), 2:26||24 Jul 2015||Wembley Arena, Brent, London||Won vacant WBA Inter-Continental Super Middleweight title.|
|Draw||16-1-1||Lee Markham||SD||10||9 May 2015||Wembley Arena, Brent, London||Retained WBO European super middleweight title|
|Win||16-1||Ivan Jukic||TKO||1 (10)||28 Feb 2015||O2 Arena, Greenwich, London||Retained WBO European super middleweight title|
|Win||15-1||Andrew Robinson||UD||10||29 Nov 2014||ExCeL Arena, Newham, London||Won vacant WBO European super middleweight title|
|Win||14-1||Alexey Ribchev||TKO||6 (10)||20 Sep 2014||York Hall, Bethnal Green, London|
|Win||13-1||Sam Couzens||TKO||4 (10)||16 Jul 2014||York Hall, Bethnal Green, London||Won vacant BBBofC Southern Area super middleweight title|
|Loss||12-1||Sergey Khomitsky||TKO||6 (12)||12 Apr 2014||Copper Box, Hackney Wick, London||Lost WBO European super middleweight title.|
|Win||12-0||Gaetano Nespro||TKO||5 (12), 2:24||15 Feb 2014||Copper Box, Hackney Wick, London||Retained WBO European super middleweight title.|
|Win||11-0||Stepan Horvath||KO||8 (12), 2:53||30 Nov 2013||Copper Box, Hackney Wick, London||Won vacant WBO European super middleweight title.|
|Win||10-0||Broislav Kubin||TKO||2 (10), 1:19||21 Sep 2013||Copper Box, Hackney Wick, London|
|Win||9-0||Kirill Psonko||UD||8||20 Jul 2013||Wembley Arena, Brent, London|
|Win||8-0||Darren McKenna||TKO||3 (8), 1:36||20 Apr 2013||Wembley Arena, Brent, London|
|Win||7-0||Ciaran Healy||RTD||2 (6), 3:00||15 Dec 2012||ExCeL Arena, Newham, London|
|Win||6-0||Joe Rea||TKO||2 (6), 1:24||14 Sep 2012||York Hall, Bethnal Green, London|
|Win||5-0||Jody Meikle||UD||6||1 Jun 2012||York Hall, Bethnal Green, London|
|Win||4-0||Daniel Borisov||TKO||1 (6), 2:48||28 Apr 2012||Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London|
|Win||3-0||Ryan Clark||UD||4||10 Feb 2012||York Hall, Bethnal Green, London|
|Win||2-0||Paul Morby||TKO||1 (4), 2:37||18 Nov 2011||York Hall, Bethnal Green, London|
|Win||1-0||Sabie Montieth||TKO||1 (4), 2:04||5 Nov 2011||Wembley Arena, Brent, London||Professional debut.|
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