Willie Casey

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Willie Casey
Real name Willie Casey
Nickname(s) Big Bang
Rated at Super bantamweight
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Nationality Irish
Born (1981-12-20) 20 December 1981 (age 35)
Limerick, Ireland
Boxing record
Total fights 19
Wins 16
Wins by KO 10
Losses 3

Willie Casey is an Irish professional boxer who lives in Limerick, Ireland. He won the Prizefighter series in May 2010 in the super bantamweight division, defeating Mark Moran, Josh Wale and Paul McElhinney. He is nicknamed "Big Bang" for his aggressive and powerful boxing style.

Casey fought Paul Hyland at the University Arena in Limerick on 6 November 2010 for the European Super Bantamweight title which was previously held by Bernard Dunne. The original fight was supposed to be against Kiko Martinez who had held the title.[1] However Martinez vacated the title citing a "rib injury" as the problem. Casey won the fight and was crowned European Super Bantamweight champion.[2] On 2 February 2011 Casey was named Boxer of the Year at the Irish National Boxing Awards. Casey was then offered a fight with WBA World Super Bantamweight Title Guillermo Rigondeaux by Rigondeaux's manager Gary Hyde. Casey accepted this fight, thus relinquishing his European Super Bantamweight Title. The fight on 19 March 2011 was stopped with 22 seconds left in the 1st round, with Rigondeaux retaining his title.[3] Willie Casey had a comeback fight on 17 September 2011 against veteran Frenchman Daniel Kodjo Sassau at the Kings Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland. In the 7th round Casey dropped Sassou with a straight left cross and went on to win the fight with an 8th round TKO.

Professional Boxing Record[edit]

14 Wins (9 knockouts), 3 Losses, 0 Draws, 0 No Contests
Res. Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Win 16-3 Georgia (country) George Gachechiladze PTS 6(6) 6 September 2014 United Kingdom Titanic Quarter, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Win 15-3 Poland Krzysztof Rogowski PTS 6(6) 20 June 2014 United Kingdom Waterfront Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Loss 14-3 Republic of Ireland Marco McCullough TKO 9(12) 19 November 2013 United Kingdom Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland Irish Featherweight Title on the line.
Win 14-2 United Kingdom Jason Booth UD 12(12) 15 July 2012 United Kingdom Stadium of Light, Sunderland, England
Loss 13-2 Norway Andreas Evensen MD 12(12) 21 April 2012 Denmark Arena Nord, Frederikshavn, Denmark
Win 13-1 Hungary David Kanalas TKO 1(8) 25 February 2012 Northern Ireland Emerald House, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Win 12-1 France Daniel Kodjo Sassou TKO 3(8) 17 September 2011 Northern Ireland Kings Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Loss 11-1 Cuba Guillermo Rigondeaux TKO 1(12) 19 September 2011 Republic of Ireland Citywest Hotel, Dublin, Ireland interim WBA World Super Bantamweight title on the line.
Win 11-0 Republic of Ireland Paul Hyland TKO 4(12) 6 November 2010 Republic of Ireland University Arena, Limerick, Ireland Won vacant EBU (European) Super Bantamweight title
Win 10-0 Italy Emiliano Salvini PTS 8(8) 7 August 2010 Republic of Ireland Citywest Hotel, Dublin, Ireland
Win 9-0 France Faycal Messaoudene TKO 5(6) 26 June 2010 Republic of Ireland Neptune Sports Arena, Cork, Ireland
Win 8-0 United Kingdom Paul McElhinney UD 3(3) 29 May 2010 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, UK Prizefighter final.
Win 7-0 United Kingdom Josh Wale SD 3(3) 29 May 2010 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, UK Prizefighter Semi-Final.
Win 6-0 United Kingdom Mark Moran TKO 3(3) 29 May 2010 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, UK Prizefighter Quarter-Final.
Win 5-0 Canada Tyson Cave TKO 8(8) 8 April 2010 Canada Royal York Hotel, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Win 4-0 Venezuela Fernando Guevara TKO 1(6) 13 February 2010 Republic of Ireland National Stadium, Dublin, Ireland
Win 3-0 United Kingdom Michael O'Gara TKO 6(6) 14 November 2009 Republic of Ireland University Arena, Limerick, Ireland
Win 2-0 Bulgaria Stoyan Serbezov PTS 6(6) 24 October 2009 Republic of Ireland National Stadium, Dublin, Ireland
Win 1-0 Brazil Carlos De Jesus TKO 2(4) 26 October 2008 Republic of Ireland Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney, Ireland


  1. ^ Prizefighter series| Prizefighter champion Casey targets European title shot next 30 May 2010. Retrieved 1 June 2010.
  2. ^ "Casey wins European title in style". RTÉ Sport. 6 November 2010. Archived from the original on 7 November 2010. Retrieved 11 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "'Big Bang' Casey blown away by Rigondeaux". RTÉ Sport. 19 March 2011. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 

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