Julien Lorcy

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Julien Lorcy
Real name Julien Lorcy
Nickname(s) Bobo
Rated at Lightweight
Nationality France French
Born (1972-04-12) April 12, 1972 (age 45)
Argenteuil, France
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 62
Wins 56
Wins by KO 40
Losses 4
Draws 2
No contests 0

Julien Lorcy (born April 12, 1972 in Argenteuil, Val-d'Oise, France), was a professional boxer who held the WBA lightweight title twice.

Amateur career[edit]

Record: 65-4 (36 KO)

  • 1990 French National Amateur Featherweight Champion
  • 1991 French National Amateur Featherweight Champion
  • 1991 World Championship Featherweight competition in Sydney, Australia. Results were:
  • Qualified for the Olympics as a Lightweight, in trials at Berck, France. Results were:
    • Defeated Thomas Damgaard (Denmark) on points
    • Defeated Giuseppe Pasquini (Italy) on points
    • Defeated Tontcho Tontchev (Bulgaria) on points
    • Defeated Dariusz Snarski (Poland) on points
  • At the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games, lost in the quarterfinals in Lightweight competition. Results were:

Professional career[edit]

Nicknamed "Bobo, Julien Lorcy turned pro in 1991 and won the WBA Lightweight Title in 1999 after upsetting countryman Jean Baptiste Mendy. He lost the title in his first defense to Italian Stefano Zoff later that year.

Lorcy captured the WBA Lightweight Title again in 2001 with a decision over Takanori Hatakeyama, but again lost the title in his first defense to Raul Horacio Balbi. He retired in 2004 after a loss to Juan Diaz in a final bid for the WBA title.

He won his first title, the EBU super featherweight belt, from Boris Sinitsin in 1996. He challenged for the WBO super featherweight belt three times but never won it, fighting two draws against Arnulfo Castillo[1] on March 1 [ 1 ] and October 4, 1997 [ 2 ] and losing on points to Anatoly Alexandrov [ 3 ] in 1998.

Lorcy then moved to lightweight and took the WBA belt from countryman Jean-Baptiste Mendy on April 10, 1999 by 6th-round stoppage. He lost this belt in his next fight, getting beaten on points by Italian Stefano Zoff on August 7, 1999) [4].

He then took the European EBU lightweight title from Oscar Garcia Cano on January 31, 2000 and defended it on September 16 from Italian Gianni Gelli. On July 1, 2001, he beats Takanori Hatakeyama to again become a WBA champion. But in his first defense, he was beaten by Raul Horacio Balbi.


  1. ^ Rafael, Don (2001). An Illustrated History of Boxing. Kensington Publishing Corporation. p. 446. ISBN 9780806522012. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 

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Preceded by
Jean-Baptiste Mendy
WBA Lightweight Champion
10 April 1999 – 7 August 1999
Succeeded by
Stefano Zoff
Preceded by
Takanori Hatakeyama
WBA Lightweight Champion
1 July 2001 – 8 October 2001
Succeeded by
Raul Horacio Balbi