Simon Vallily

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Simon Vallily
Statistics
Real name Simon Vallily
Weight(s) Cruiserweight
Nationality British
Born (1985-08-15) 15 August 1985 (age 31)
Middlesbrough, Yorkshire,
England
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 13
Wins 12
Wins by KO 3
Losses 1

Simon Vallily (born 15 August 1985) is an English professional boxer. As an amateur, he was a member of the England elite squad as well as the Great British podium squad and won gold at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.[1][2]

Amateur career[edit]

Fighting for the South Bank Amateur boxing club in Middlesbrough, Vallily was formerly on the books of Middlesbrough Football Club until disciplinary issues meant that his career in football ended prematurely.[3][4] Vallily claimed that he started boxing after getting into trouble when he was a kid, and that what he would be doing if he were not boxing would be "not worth thinking about".[1] In February 2006, he was sentenced to 4 years in prison following a knife attack. Halfway into his sentence he was released and started to concentrate on his boxing career.[3]

Domestic honours[edit]

In 2009, competing in the super heavyweight division, Vallily won the senior ABA title in Sheffield at the English Institute of Sport, beating Amin Isa 13-4. Despite touching the canvas himself, the victory included a knockdown of his opponent in the third round. Speaking of the win and of the fact that he himself had taken a count, Vallily said, "Getting caught gave me a kick up the backside and got me going". Reflecting on the turnaround in his life since being sentenced to jail in 2006 Vallily said, "I've changed since those days and I'm an ABA champion now...All that is behind me and I don't like to look back - I was just a daft kid...I want to look to the future. I'm grown up now and more focused and this is just the start".[5] On 13 November 2010, Vallily was crowned the Great Britain champion after defeating experienced rival Danny Price 4-3 in the tournament held in Liverpool's Echo Arena and televised by the BBC.[6]

Commonwealth Games[edit]

Vallily was part of the England team that competed at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. Picked at the 91kg Heavyweight category, Vallily fought his way to the final, defeating Dominic Winrow of the Isle of Man in the first round, Arsene Foukou of Cameroon in the quarter-finals and gaining a walkover against Awusone Yekeni of Ghana in the semifinals.[7] In the final he claimed the gold medal with a first round stoppage over Northern Ireland's Steven Ward after knocking him to the canvas, having quickly established a 6-1 lead. Speaking of Vallily's performance, coach Rob McCracken said "He's frighteningly good. We've got two years to work with him and there's a real possibility he could win the Olympics".[2]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
13 fights 12 wins 1 loss
By knockout 3 1
By decision 9 0
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
13 Win 12–1 Cameroon Blaise Mendouo PTS 6 23 Jun 2017 United Kingdom Walker Activity Dome, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom
12 Win 11–1 Lithuania Dmitrij Kalinovskij PTS 4 26 May 2017 United Kingdom Rainton Meadows Arena, Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom
11 Win 10–1 Latvia Arturs Kulikauskis TKO 4 (4), 2:14 4 Mar 2017 United Kingdom Rainton Meadows Arena, Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom
10 Loss 9–1 Latvia Mairis Briedis TKO 3 (8), 2:36 15 Oct 2016 United Kingdom Echo Arena, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, United Kingdom
9 Win 9–0 Croatia Toni Visic TKO 3 (6), 2:33 10 Jul 2016 United Kingdom Stadium of Light, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom
8 Win 8–0 Lithuania Remigijus Ziausys PTS 6 05 Mar 2016 United Kingdom Rainton Meadows Arena, Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom
7 Win 7–0 Poland Wladimir Letr PTS 6 04 Apr 2015 United Kingdom Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom
6 Win 6–0 Czech Republic David Vicena KO 3 (4), 0:40 08 Mar 2015 United Kingdom Rainton Meadows Arena, Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom
5 Win 5–0 Czech Republic Jiri Svacina TD 5 (6), 1:14 04 Oct 2014 United Kingdom First Direct Arena, Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
4 Win 4–0 Uganda Moses Matovu PTS 4 21 May 2014 United Kingdom First Direct Arena, Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
3 Win 3–0 Lithuania Rolandas Cesna PTS 4 7 Oct 2013 United Kingdom Royal Lancaster Hotel, Bayswater, London, England, United Kingdom
2 Win 2–0 Uganda Moses Matovu PTS 4 20 Sep 2013 United Kingdom Hilton Hotel, Mayfair, London, England, United Kingdom
1 Win 1–0 United Kingdom Simeon Cover PTS 4 21 Mar 2013 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, England, United Kingdom Professional debut

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