Peter Boddington

IntroBritish boxer
Is Athlete 
Boxer 
From United Kingdom 
Type Sports 
Gendermale
Birth 1 October 1942 
, Coventry, United Kingdom
Age78 years
Star signLibra

Peter Boddington (born 1 October 1942) was the British amateur heavyweight boxing champion and subsequently a professional boxer. Boddington was member of his local boxing club, Rootes ABC. He went to Whitley Abbey Comprehensive School in Whitley, Coventry.

Boxing career

Amateur

Boddington became the British amateur heavyweight boxing champion winning his title in the 80th Amateur Boxing Association Championships at the Wembley Arena, Wembley, London on 5 May 1967.

Boddington won a silver medal in the 20th European Amateur Boxing Championships in Rome (25 May – 2 June 1967) having a weight 91 kg.

Professional

Boddington turned professional in September 1967, running his record up to 12-0 with 11 KOs by March 1969. He then started the tail end of his career, losing 4 of his last 10 bouts – a points and TKO loss to Bunny Johnson, a KO by Paul Cassidy, and a TKO by Mike Schutte to close Boddington’s career in his only fight outside the UK, which took place in Johannesburg, South Africa on 2 September 1972.

Professional boxing record

18 Wins (15 knockouts, 3 decisions), 4 Losses (3 knockouts, 1 decisions) [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 9-0 Mike “The Tank” SchutteTKO102/09/1972 Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Win 10-9-2 Brian JewittPTS801/02/1972 Bull Ring Sporting Club, Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom 39.75-39.25.
Loss 23-6 Bunny JohnsonTKO409/11/1971 Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Win 9-15-1 Paul CassidyTKO522/09/1971 Midlands Sporting Club, Solihull, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Win 9-7-2 Brian “City” HallKO228/04/1971 Midlands Sporting Club, Solihull, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Loss 8-14-1 Paul CassidyKO217/03/1971 Midlands Sporting Club, Solihull, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Win 2-0 Dave HallinanTKO610/11/1970 Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United Kingdom
Win 14-10-3 Dennis AvothPTS808/09/1970 Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United Kingdom
Win 12-10 Rudolph VaughanTKO501/06/1969 Hilton Hotel, Mayfair, London, United Kingdom
Loss 10-2 Bunny JohnsonPTS825/03/1969 Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United Kingdom
Win 6-14-2 Charlie “The War” WilsonTKO424/02/1969 Hilton Hotel, Mayfair, London, United Kingdom
Win 9-3 Terry FeeleyTKO312/11/1968 Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United Kingdom
Win 5-9-2 George DulaireTKO511/10/1968 Hilton Hotel, Mayfair, London, United Kingdom
Win 9-5 Ulric RegisTKO418/09/1968 Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United Kingdom
Win 16-15-3 Lloyd WalfordTKO402/07/1968 Shoreditch Town Hall, Shoreditch, London, United Kingdom
Win 6-10-1 Ernie FieldTKO709/04/1968 Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United Kingdom Referee stopped the bout at 2:42 of the seventh round.
Win 6-6 Obe HepburnKO426/02/1968 Nottingham Ice Stadium, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Win 5-5-1 Tommy “Gun” WoodsTKO308/01/1968 Nottingham Ice Stadium, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Win 6-9-2 Charlie “The War” WilsonPTS828/11/1967 Victoria Baths, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Win 3-12-4 Barry RodneyTKO207/11/1967 Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United Kingdom
Win 0-1-1 “Boxing” Bert JohnsonTKO210/10/1967 Victoria Baths, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Win 11-8-3 Jim McIlvaneyTKO206/09/1967 De Montford Hall, Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom Referee stopped the bout at 2:35 of the second round.
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