Sean Murphy (boxer)

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Sean Murphy
Weight(s) Bantamweight
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Nationality English
Born (1964-12-01) 1 December 1964 (age 52)
St Albans, England
Boxing record
Total fights 27
Wins 22
Wins by KO 14
Losses 5
Draws 0
No contests 0

Sean Murphy (born 1 December 1964) is an English boxing trainer and former professional fighter.


Born in St Albans, Murphy boxed as a professional between 1986 and 1994.[1] Murphy won Gold at the 1986 Commonwealth Games.[2]

After winning the ABA title, he turned professional. Sean Murphy went on to win British and Commonwealth Featherweight titles. He defended his British Featherweight title for 2 fights losing it to Gary De Roux on Tuesday 5 March 1991. Sean Murphy retained the British title on Sunday 27 June 1993 against Alan McKay and was given the chance to fight for the WBO Featherweight World Title against Steve Robinson in Wales but he was Knocked Out in Round 9. Sean would then fight once more for the British and Commonwealth Lightweight Title however he was knocked out by Billy Schwer on 16 February 1994 ending his Professional Boxing Career.

After retiring from fighting, Murphy became a trainer at Finchley Amateur Boxing Club, based in Barnet, North London. He has trained a number of ABA finalists and Champions including Olympic 2012 Gold-medal winner Anthony Joshua.[3]