Sean Hughes (boxer)
|Weight(s)||Bantamweight, super bantamweight, featherweight|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
5 June 1982 |
|Wins by KO||1|
Sean Hughes (born 5 June 1982) is a British professional boxer born in Pontefract, West Yorkshire. He now resides in South Shields. He is most notable for defeating the then British Super Bantamweight Champion, Esham Pickering in December 2007. Pickering was on the verge of stepping up to European and even World level before the bout and it was expected to be a routine victory for the Newark champion. However, at the Nottingham Arena in front of the SKY TV cameras Hughes won a points victory over 8 rounds.
Hughes had three British title fights, an International Boxing Council (IBC) world title fight, and unsuccessfully challenged Jason Booth for the Commonwealth bantamweight title. Hughes announced his retirement on 7 December 2013 in the ring, after defeat in his bout in Newcastle.