Robbie Regan

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Robbie Regan (born 30 August 1968 in Caerphilly, Wales)[1] is a Welsh former professional boxer.

Career[edit]

Regan started boxing as a teenager under trainer Dai Gardner, who remained his trainer throughout his career.[2] As an amateur boxer, he won several titles and competed in the 1986 Commonwealth Games.[3]

In August 1989, Regan turned professional. He won the British and European flyweight titles before unsuccessfully challenging Alberto Jiminez for the WBO Flyweight Championship in June, 1995.[2][3] In December, 1995 interim International Boxing Federation (IBF) Flyweight Championship after defeating Ferid Ben Jeddou.[2] He won the World Boxing Organization (WBO) Bantamweight champion after fighting Daniel Jiménez in Cardiff on April 26, 1996.[1]

Regan's boxing career ended shortly after the WBO fight as he was diagnosed with glandular fever.[3] Although he attempted to mount a comeback in 1998, he failed a brain scan and was forced to retire.[4] He retired from boxing with a 17-2-3 record.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gorman, Ken (23 March 2012). My Greatest Fight. Random House. p. 149. ISBN 9781780574530. 
  2. ^ a b c Turley, Mark (28 November 2012). "Robbie Regan – The Legend that Never Was". Boxing News 24. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c d Jones, Michael J, (20 November 2013). "Robbie Regan on dramatic career "I should have been setting myself up for life not retiring"". Live Fight. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "Sadness as boxing champ jailed". BBC. 21 September 2004. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 

External links[edit]

Professional boxing record for Robbie Regan from BoxRec