John McDermott (boxer)
|Real name||John McDermott|
|Nickname(s)||Big Bad John|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Born||26 June 1980|
|Wins by KO||18|
John McDermott (born 26 June 1980) is a retired English heavyweight boxer from Horndon-on-the-Hill, Essex, England. He is a three-time challenger for the British Heavyweight title and in his last fight in March 2013, won the English Heavyweight title.
On 18 April 2008, McDermott won the vacant BBBofC English heavyweight title, knocking out Pele Reid in the second round. He had fought for the same title in 2004 losing on that occasion to Mark Krence.
In September 2007, he had also become the mandatory challenger for a second shot at the British title after beating Scott Gammer on points over 10 rounds. He had fought for the title once before in December 2005 losing in the 1st round to Matt Skelton.
McDermott faced Danny Williams at Goresbrook Leisure Centre, Dagenham on 18 July 2008 for the British Title, but was defeated controversially by a majority points decision. His promoter, Frank Maloney commented on the judges saying: "I believe it is one of the worst decisions I have witnessed since I started promoting more than 25 years ago, and I've seen some bad ones." He was defeated again in the rematch on 2 May 2009, via a split points decision.
McDermott lost his English heavyweight title to Tyson Fury in another controversial decision on 11 September. Referee Terry O'Connor, scored the fight 98-92 in favour of Fury. After the referee handed the decision to Fury, Sky Sports commentator Jim Watt asked; "Has he [O'Connor] got the names mixed up?" Jim Watt along with other commentators Glenn McCrory, Johnny Nelson all scored the fight to McDermott, as did David Haye. Fury defeated McDermott in a rematch on 25 June 2010. McDermott won a unanimous points decision against Matt Skelton on 16 March 2013 to regain the English Heavyweight title. He never defended this belt and the vacant title was eventually contested in June 2018, when Daniel Dubois stopped Tom Little.
Professional boxing record
|Professional record summary|
|36 fights||28 wins||8 losses|
|36||Win||28–8||Matt Skelton||UD||10||2013-03-15||York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, England||Won vacant BBBofC English Heavyweight title.|
|35||Win||27–8||Pavels Dolgovs||TKO||4 (6), 1:46||2012-02-24||Camden Centre, Kings Cross, London, England|
|34||Loss||26–8||David Price||KO||1 (12), 1:13||2012-01-21||Liverpool Olympia, Liverpool, England||For vacant BBBofC English Heavyweight title.|
|33||Win||26–7||Larry Olubamiwo||TKO||1 (10), 1:15||2011-02-19||York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, England||Won BBBofC Southern Area Heavyweight title.|
|32||Loss||25–7||Tyson Fury||TKO||9 (12), 1:08||2010-06-25||Brentwood Centre, Brentwood, Essex, England||For vacant BBBofC English Heavyweight title. |
For British Heavyweight title.
|31||Loss||25–6||Tyson Fury||PTS||10||2009-09-11||Brentwood Centre, Brentwood, Essex, England||For BBBofC English Heavyweight title.|
|30||Loss||25–5||Danny Williams||SD||12||2009-05-02||Crowtree Leisure Centre, Sunderland, England||For BBBofC British Heavyweight title.|
|29||Loss||25–4||Danny Williams||MD||12||2008-07-18||Goresbrook Leisure Centre, Dagenham, England||For BBBofC British Heavyweight title.|
|28||Win||25–3||Pelé Reid||TKO||2 (10), 1:45||2008-04-18||York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, England||Won vacant BBBofC English Heavyweight title.|
|27||Win||24–3||Daniil Peretyatko||PTS||6||2008-02-01||York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, England|
|26||Win||23–3||Scott Gammer||PTS||10||2007-09-29||Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, England||BBBofC British Heavyweight title eliminator.|
|25||Win||22–3||Luke Simpkin||TKO||2 (6), 2:28||2007-06-15||National Sports Centre, Crystal Palace, London, England|
|24||Win||21–3||Paul King||PTS||6||2007-03-02||Neath Sports Centre, Neath, Wales|
|23||Win||20–3||Vitali Shkraba||TKO||1 (6), 2:24||2007-01-26||Goresbrook Leisure Centre, Dagenham, England|
|22||Loss||19–3||Matt Skelton||TKO||1 (12), 1:19||2005-12-10||ExCeL Arena London, London Docklands, England||For BBBofC British Heavyweight title.|
|21||Win||19–2||Alvin Miller||KO||1 (6), 2:33||2005-04-08||Meadowbank Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland|
|20||Loss||18–2||Mark Krence||PTS||10||2004-12-11||ExCeL Arena London, London Docklands, England||For vacant BBBofC English Heavyweight title.|
|19||Win||18–1||Suren Kalachyan||TKO||7 (8)||2004-07-30||York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, England|
|18||Win||17–1||James Zikic||RTD||4 (6), 3:00||2004-05-13||York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, England|
|17||Loss||16–1||Nikolay Popov||TKO||2 (8)||2003-09-18||Goresbrook Leisure Centre, Dagenham, England|
|16||Win||16–0||Kostyantyn Pryziuk||PTS||8||2003-05-08||Kingsway Leisure Centre, Widnes, England|
|15||Win||15–0||Derek McCafferty||PTS||4||2003-02-15||Conference Centre, Wembley, London, England|
|14||Win||14–0||Jason Brewster||TKO||1 (8), 0:54||2002-12-14||Telewest Arena, Newcastle, England|
|13||Win||13–0||Mindaugas Kulikauskas||PTS||6||2002-10-12||York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, England|
|12||Win||12–0||Oleksandr Mileiko||TKO||2 (6), 1:40||2002-09-14||York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, England|
|11||Win||11–0||Martin Roodtman||TKO||1 (6), 2:55||2002-05-04||York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, England|
|10||Win||10–0||Tony Booth||TKO||1 (6), 2:46||2002-01-19||York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, England|
|9||Win||9–0||Gordon Minorts||TKO||3 (6), 0:38||2001-11-24||York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, England|
|8||Win||8–0||Gary Williams||TKO||4 (4), 1:22||2001-09-22||York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, England|
|7||Win||7–0||Luke Simpkin||PTS||6||2001-06-09||York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, England|
|6||Win||6–0||Mal Rice||TKO||2 (6), 2:22||2001-03-26||Conference Centre, Wembley, London, England|
|5||Win||5–0||Alexey Osokin||PTS||4||2001-02-24||York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, England|
|4||Win||4–0||Eamon Glennon||KO||1 (4), 2:57||2001-01-27||York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, England|
|3||Win||3–0||Geoff Hunter||TKO||1 (4)||2000-11-13||York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, England|
|2||Win||2–0||Gary Williams||PTS||4||2000-10-21||Conference Centre, Wembley, London, England|
|1||Win||1–0||Alvin Miller||TKO||1 (4)||2000-09-23||York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, England||Professional debut|
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- "Furious Maloney wants rematch for McDermott against Williams". Daily Mail. 21 July 2008. Retrieved 11 September 2009.
- Damerell, Ed (3 May 2009). "Williams proves his point". Sky Sports. Retrieved 11 September 2009.
- "Fury clains English heavyweight title". Sporting Life. 11 September 2009. Retrieved 11 September 2009.
- Slater, James (11 September 2009). "Tyson Fury gets highly controversial points win over John McDermott". East Side Boxing. Archived from the original on 14 September 2009. Retrieved 11 September 2009.
- "Fury claims English title". Manchester Evening News. 11 September 2009. Retrieved 11 September 2009.
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