John McDermott (boxer)

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John McDermott
Statistics
Real nameJohn McDermott
Nickname(s)Big Bad John
Weight(s)Heavyweight
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
NationalityEnglish
Born (1980-06-26) 26 June 1980 (age 38)
Basildon,
Essex,
England
Boxing record
Total fights36
Wins28
Wins by KO18
Losses8
Draws0
No contests0

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.[1] 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."[2] He was defeated again in the rematch on 2 May 2009, via a split points decision.[3]

McDermott lost his English heavyweight title to Tyson Fury in another controversial decision on 11 September.[4] Referee Terry O'Connor, scored the fight 98-92 in favour of Fury.[5][6] After the referee handed the decision to Fury, Sky Sports commentator Jim Watt asked; "Has he [O'Connor] got the names mixed up?"[5] Jim Watt along with other commentators Glenn McCrory, Johnny Nelson all scored the fight to McDermott, as did David Haye.[5] 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[edit]

Professional record summary
36 fights 28 wins 8 losses
By knockout 18 4
By decision 10 4
Draws 0
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
36 Win 28–8 United Kingdom Matt Skelton UD 10 2013-03-15 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, England Won vacant BBBofC English Heavyweight title.
35 Win 27–8 Latvia Pavels Dolgovs TKO 4 (6), 1:46 2012-02-24 United Kingdom Camden Centre, Kings Cross, London, England
34 Loss 26–8 United Kingdom David Price KO 1 (12), 1:13 2012-01-21 United Kingdom Liverpool Olympia, Liverpool, England For vacant BBBofC English Heavyweight title.
33 Win 26–7 United Kingdom Larry Olubamiwo TKO 1 (10), 1:15 2011-02-19 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, England Won BBBofC Southern Area Heavyweight title.
32 Loss 25–7 United Kingdom Tyson Fury TKO 9 (12), 1:08 2010-06-25 United Kingdom Brentwood Centre, Brentwood, Essex, England For vacant BBBofC English Heavyweight title.
For British Heavyweight title.
31 Loss 25–6 United Kingdom Tyson Fury PTS 10 2009-09-11 United Kingdom Brentwood Centre, Brentwood, Essex, England For BBBofC English Heavyweight title.
30 Loss 25–5 United Kingdom Danny Williams SD 12 2009-05-02 United Kingdom Crowtree Leisure Centre, Sunderland, England For BBBofC British Heavyweight title.
29 Loss 25–4 United Kingdom Danny Williams MD 12 2008-07-18 United Kingdom Goresbrook Leisure Centre, Dagenham, England For BBBofC British Heavyweight title.
28 Win 25–3 United Kingdom Pelé Reid TKO 2 (10), 1:45 2008-04-18 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, England Won vacant BBBofC English Heavyweight title.
27 Win 24–3 Russia Daniil Peretyatko PTS 6 2008-02-01 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, England
26 Win 23–3 United Kingdom Scott Gammer PTS 10 2007-09-29 United Kingdom Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, England BBBofC British Heavyweight title eliminator.
25 Win 22–3 United Kingdom Luke Simpkin TKO 2 (6), 2:28 2007-06-15 United Kingdom National Sports Centre, Crystal Palace, London, England
24 Win 21–3 United Kingdom Paul King PTS 6 2007-03-02 United Kingdom Neath Sports Centre, Neath, Wales
23 Win 20–3 Belarus Vitali Shkraba TKO 1 (6), 2:24 2007-01-26 United Kingdom Goresbrook Leisure Centre, Dagenham, England
22 Loss 19–3 United Kingdom Matt Skelton TKO 1 (12), 1:19 2005-12-10 United Kingdom ExCeL Arena London, London Docklands, England For BBBofC British Heavyweight title.
21 Win 19–2 United Kingdom Alvin Miller KO 1 (6), 2:33 2005-04-08 United Kingdom Meadowbank Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland
20 Loss 18–2 United Kingdom Mark Krence PTS 10 2004-12-11 United Kingdom ExCeL Arena London, London Docklands, England For vacant BBBofC English Heavyweight title.
19 Win 18–1 Armenia Suren Kalachyan TKO 7 (8) 2004-07-30 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, England
18 Win 17–1 United Kingdom James Zikic RTD 4 (6), 3:00 2004-05-13 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, England
17 Loss 16–1 Russia Nikolay Popov TKO 2 (8) 2003-09-18 United Kingdom Goresbrook Leisure Centre, Dagenham, England
16 Win 16–0 Ukraine Kostyantyn Pryziuk PTS 8 2003-05-08 United Kingdom Kingsway Leisure Centre, Widnes, England
15 Win 15–0 United Kingdom Derek McCafferty PTS 4 2003-02-15 United Kingdom Conference Centre, Wembley, London, England
14 Win 14–0 United Kingdom Jason Brewster TKO 1 (8), 0:54 2002-12-14 United Kingdom Telewest Arena, Newcastle, England
13 Win 13–0 Lithuania Mindaugas Kulikauskas PTS 6 2002-10-12 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, England
12 Win 12–0 Ukraine Oleksandr Mileiko TKO 2 (6), 1:40 2002-09-14 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, England
11 Win 11–0 South Africa Martin Roodtman TKO 1 (6), 2:55 2002-05-04 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, England
10 Win 10–0 United Kingdom Tony Booth TKO 1 (6), 2:46 2002-01-19 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, England
9 Win 9–0 United Kingdom Gordon Minorts TKO 3 (6), 0:38 2001-11-24 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, England
8 Win 8–0 United Kingdom Gary Williams TKO 4 (4), 1:22 2001-09-22 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, England
7 Win 7–0 United Kingdom Luke Simpkin PTS 6 2001-06-09 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, England
6 Win 6–0 United Kingdom Mal Rice TKO 2 (6), 2:22 2001-03-26 United Kingdom Conference Centre, Wembley, London, England
5 Win 5–0 Russia Alexey Osokin PTS 4 2001-02-24 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, England
4 Win 4–0 United Kingdom Eamon Glennon KO 1 (4), 2:57 2001-01-27 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, England
3 Win 3–0 United Kingdom Geoff Hunter TKO 1 (4) 2000-11-13 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, England
2 Win 2–0 United Kingdom Gary Williams PTS 4 2000-10-21 United Kingdom Conference Centre, Wembley, London, England
1 Win 1–0 United Kingdom Alvin Miller TKO 1 (4) 2000-09-23 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, England Professional debut

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Williams claims controversial win". BBC Sport. 18 July 2008. Retrieved 18 July 2008.
  2. ^ "Furious Maloney wants rematch for McDermott against Williams". Daily Mail. 21 July 2008. Retrieved 11 September 2009.
  3. ^ Damerell, Ed (3 May 2009). "Williams proves his point". Sky Sports. Retrieved 11 September 2009.
  4. ^ "Fury clains English heavyweight title". Sporting Life. 11 September 2009. Retrieved 11 September 2009.
  5. ^ a b c 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.
  6. ^ "Fury claims English title". Manchester Evening News. 11 September 2009. Retrieved 11 September 2009.

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