Peter Buckley (boxer)

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Peter Buckley
Statistics
Real name Peter Buckley
Nickname(s) The Professor
Rated at Welterweight
Nationality England English
Born (1969-03-09) 9 March 1969 (age 47)
Birmingham, England
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 300
Wins 32
Wins by KO 8
Losses 256
Draws 12
No contests 0

Peter Buckley (born 9 March 1969 in Birmingham, England) is a retired English journeyman boxer in the Welterweight division. Although he most commonly fought in the Welterweight division, he has competed at a number of weight divisions up and down on either side.

Pro career[edit]

Buckley turned pro in October 1989, when he fought Alan Baldwin from Brixham at the Colosseum, Stafford, West Midlands, England, it was a close fight which ended in a draw.[1]

Buckley lost 256 of his 300 contests, which is the second most in boxing history behind Reggie Strickland. Throughout his career he fought a number of quality world champions and British champions including Duke McKenzie, Naseem Hamed, Acelino Freitas, Jason Cook, Paul Ingle, Patrick Mullings, Dean Pithie, Jason Booth, Michael Brodie, Scott Harrison, Michael Gomez, Johnny Bredahl, Gavin Rees, John Murray, Bradley Pryce, Derry Mathews, Lee Meager, Dave Stewart, Gary Woolcombe, Lee Selby and Kell Brook.

Buckley, who never fought for a major title, was honoured with a special ringwalk and presentation before his 200th fight in April 2003 at the MEN Arena in Manchester. He then proceeded to lose a decision to Baz Carey.[2][3]

Buckley finished his professional career with his 300th and last fight on 31 October 2008 where he scored a 4 round points decision victory over Matin Mohammed (0-1-1) in Birmingham.[4] After the fight, Peter was awarded a small trophy and a special belt to mark his achievement.

Peter had won a few regional titles, the vacant BBBofC Midlands area Super featherweight and Super Bantamweight titles when his record was at 16-9-4 (2KO) against Mark Bates(super featherweight) and 20-44-5 (5KO) respectively. Perhaps his career peak was at 17-10-4 (3KO) before losing to future CBC, EBU and WBU champion Johnny Armour.

Film Adaptation[edit]

Currently, there is a film in development based on Peter Buckley's life to be directed by George Tillman, Jr.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boxrec. "Peter Buckley". Boxrec Page. Retrieved 13 March 2007. 
  2. ^ Clive Bernath. "Buckley approaches history making 200 fight mark". SecondsOut.com Page. Archived from the original on 18 October 2006. Retrieved 13 March 2007. 
  3. ^ Mark Gill. "BUCKLEY THE LIFEBLOOD". Boxing Monthly Page. Retrieved 13 March 2007. 
  4. ^ SportingLife. "Buckley retires on a high". SportingLife Page. Retrieved 2 November 2008. 

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Preceded by
Hugh Forde
BBBofC Midlands Area Super Featherweight Champion
5 June 1991 – 6 October 1997
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Ervine Blake
Preceded by
Matthew Harris
BBBofC Midlands Area Super Bantamweight Champion
10 February 1995 – 25 October 1995
Succeeded by
Matthew Harris