John Sichula

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John Sichula
Statistics
Real name John Sichula
Nickname(s) Big Joe
Weight(s) feather/super feather/light/light welterweight
Nationality Zambian
Born 4 February 1955
Zambia
Died 1 October 1994 (aged 39)
Boxing record
Total fights 30
Wins 26 (KO 21)
Losses 3 (KO 0)
Draws 1

John "Big Joe" Sichula (4 February 1955 — 1 October 1994 (aged 39)), was a Zambian amateur featherweight and professional super feather/light/light welterweight boxer of the 1970s and '80s who as an amateur qualified for (but withdrew from) the Boxing at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, won a bronze medal at featherweight at the 1978 All-Africa Games,[1] won the silver medal at featherweight in the Boxing at the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada losing the final against Azumah Nelson of Ghana, and as a professional won the African Boxing Union (ABU) lightweight title, ABU super featherweight title, and Commonwealth Super featherweight title (3-occasions), and was a challenger for the All African Super Featherweight Title against Sam Akromah, his professional fighting weight varied from 127 34 lb (57.9 kg; 9 st 1.8 lb), i.e. super featherweight to 135 12 lb (61.5 kg; 9 st 9.5 lb), i.e. light welterweight.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "3.All-Africa Games - Algiers, Algeria - July 13-28 1978". amateur-boxing.strefa.pl. Retrieved 12 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Statistics at boxrec.com". boxrec.com. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 

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