Regilio Tuur

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Regilio Tuur
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Real nameRegilio Benito Tuur
Nickname(s)Turbo
Tuurrific
Weight(s)Super featherweight
Lightweight
Height5 ft 7.5 in (1.71 m)
NationalityDutch
Born (1967-08-12) 12 August 1967 (age 51)
Paramaribo, Suriname
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights51
Wins46
Wins by KO30
Losses4
Draws1

Regilio Benito Tuur (born 12 August 1967) is a former boxer from The Netherlands, who was WBO super featherweight champion.

Prior to turning professional and winning the world title, Tuur knocked out reigning world champion Kelcie Banks in the first round at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.[1]

Amateur career[edit]

After winning a bronze medal at the 1987 European Amateur Boxing Championships, Tuur was selected to participate at the Olympics.

His 1988 Olympic Results as a featherweight are:

  • Defeated Kelcie Banks, USA KO 1
  • Defeated John Wanjau, Kenya 4-1
  • Defeated David Anderson, Great Britain RSC 2
  • Lost to Daniel Dumitrescu, Romania 0-5

Professional career[edit]

In 1989, Tuur turned professional with his first fight held in New York. In 1994, he won the world title of the World Boxing Organization (WBO) by beating Eugene Speed from the United States in his hometown Rotterdam. He lived in Hempstead, Long Island for several years with his wife and newborn daughter.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Featherweight Boxing - Kelcie Banks vs Regilio Tuur". Youtube.com. Retrieved September 7, 2017.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Oscar De La Hoya
WBO Super Featherweight Champion
1994-09-24 – 1997
Vacated
Succeeded by
Barry Jones
Awards
Preceded by
Pieter Slot
Rotterdam Sportsman of the Year
1988
Succeeded by
Koos Maasdijk
Preceded by
Jeroen van Dijk
Rotterdam Sportsman of the Year
1992
Succeeded by
John den Braber
Preceded by
John den Braber
Rotterdam Sportsman of the Year
19941995
Succeeded by
Koos Maasdijk
Preceded by
Falko Zandstra
Dutch Sportsman of the Year
1994
Succeeded by
Danny Nelissen