Paddy Maguire (boxer)
|Real name||Paddy Maguire|
|Born||September 26, 1948
Belfast, Northern Ireland
|Wins by KO||16|
|Representing Northern Ireland|
|1966 Kingston, Jamaica||Bantamweight|
Professional career highlights
Maguire's first professional fight was on 4 March 1969 when he fought Bernard Nicholls and won on points.
On 20 October 1975 Maguire's third attempt to win the British bantamweight title was successful. This time he beat Dave Needham, winning by a technical knockout in the 14th round.
Maguire had two unsuccessful attempts to win the European Boxing Union (EBU) bantamweight title.
His first attempt took place at Cluses, France on 16 January 1976. His opponent was Daniel Trioulaire, the fight was a draw.
The second attempt took place at Cagliari, Sardinia on 28 September 1977. His opponent was Franco Zurlo, Maguire lost on a technical knockout in the 8th round.
Maguire lost his British bantamweight title on 29 November 1977, at the National Sporting Club, Piccadilly. His opponent was relative newcomer Johnny Owen, Maguire lost on a technical knockout in the 11th round. This was to be Maguire's last fight.
Paddy now lives in West Belfast with wife Patricia, they have 7 daughters and 3 sons.
Maguire retired from professional boxing in 1977 aged 29. He is still involved in the sport and is currently serving as a Council Member on the Northern Ireland Area Council of the British Boxing Board of Control
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