Richard Igbineghu

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Richard Igbineghu
Personal information
Full name Richard Igbineghu-Bango
Nationality  Nigeria
Born (1968-04-21) 21 April 1968 (age 49)
Ibadan, Oyo State
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 91 kg (201 lb)
Sport Boxing
Rated at Super Heavyweight

Richard Igbineghu (born April 21, 1968 in Ibadan) is a Nigerian boxer. At the 1992 Summer Olympics he won the silver medal in the men's super heavyweight (+ 91 kg) category.

Olympic results[edit]

Professional career[edit]

Fighting under the name Richard Bango, Igbineghu turned pro in 1994 and has had limited success. Although he began his career 16-0, Bango took three years off, from 1996-99. At the advanced age of 36, Bango took on his first real challenge, goliath Nikolay Valuev. Bango was TKO'd in the 6th round. In 2006, Bango dropped his second loss, to a young Alexander Povetkin, via a 2nd-round KO.

Professional boxing record[edit]

17 Wins (13 knockouts, 4 decisions), 2 Losses (2 knockouts, 0 decisions)[1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 5-0 Russia Alexander Povetkin KO 2 04/03/2006 Germany Oldenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany Bango knocked out at 2:20 of the second round.
Win 4-7-1 Romania Marian Tudor TKO 2 20/05/2005 Spain Tres Cantos, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain
Loss 36-0 Russia Nikolay "Russian Giant" Valuev TKO 6 24/07/2004 Germany Frankfurt, Brandenburg, Germany WBA Intercontinental Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:50 of the sixth round.
Win 1-1 Portugal Gerson Domingos PTS 6 16/04/2004 Spain Leganés, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain
Win 17-13 Colombia Armando Grueso TKO 8 21/06/2003 Portugal Albufeira, Portugal
Win 18-1 Nigeria Adewale "Tiger" Abbey KO 6 29/03/2003 Nigeria Ibadan, Nigeria Nigeria Heavyweight Title.
Win 15-55-1 United States Roy Bedwell TKO 1 24/06/2000 Tennessee Covington, Tennessee, United States
Win 14-101-5 United States Frankie Hines KO 2 20/04/2000 Virginia Virginia, United States
Win 7-10 United States Rodney McSwain UD 6 15/04/2000 North Carolina Bayboro, North Carolina, United States
Win 7-2 United States Marcus Johnson UD 6 20/07/1999 Canada Windsor, Ontario, Canada 59-53, 59-55, 58-54.
Win 2-34 United States George Harris KO 2 26/06/1999 Tennessee Gallatin, Tennessee, United States
Win -- Willard Lockhart KO 1 17/07/1996 New York (state) New York City, United States
Win 3-2 United States Mark Johnson TKO 2 19/06/1996 New Jersey Newark, New Jersey, United States
Win 3-3 United States Jihad Abdulaziz TKO 3 27/04/1996 New York (state) New York City, United States
Win 0-3 United States Roy "Chicken" Little KO 1 21/11/1995 Michigan Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States Little knocked out at 0:50 of the first round.
Win 7-7-2 United Kingdom Dennis "The Menace" Bailey TKO 1 17/02/1995 Scotland Cumbernauld, Scotland, United Kingdom
Win 3-0 United States Archie Perry PTS 4 05/11/1994 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 2-5-1 United Kingdom John Pierre TKO 3 25/10/1994 United Kingdom Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Win 19-20-1 United Kingdom Steve Garber KO 1 30/07/1994 United Kingdom Bethnal Green, London, United Kingdom

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