Tony Willis

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Tony Willis
Statistics
Real nameAnthony Willis
Weight(s)Lightweight
NationalityEnglish
Born (1960-06-17) 17 June 1960 (age 58)
Liverpool, England
StanceSouthpaw
Boxing record
Total fights29
Wins25
Wins by KO16
Losses4
Draws0
No contests0
Olympic medal record
Men's Boxing
Bronze medal – third place 1980 Moscow Light Welterweight

Anthony "Tony" Willis (born 17 June 1960 in Liverpool, England) is a British former boxer who won a Light Welterweight Bronze medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics.[1] As a professional, he held the British lightweight boxing title between 1985 and 1987.

1980 Olympic results[edit]

Representing Great Britain, Willis was a bronze medalist in the Light Welterweight (63.5 kg) class at the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow. His results were:[1]

Amateur titles[edit]

  • 1980 ABA Light welterweight champion
  • 1981 ABA Light welterweight champion

Pro career[edit]

He had his first professional fight in September 1981, beating Winston McKenzie.

He won his first thirteen fights putting himself in line for a British lightweight title fight.

In December 1983 he fought George Feeney for his British lightweight title. He lost when the fight was stopped in the first round.

In May 1985 he fought for the vacant British lightweight title against Ian McLeod, winning on points over twelve rounds.

In November 1985 he defended his British title against Paul Chance. Willis won when the fight was stopped in the fifth round, Chance having been knocked down three times.

In May 1986 he defended his title against Steve Boyle in Manchester, winning by a technical knockout in the ninth round.

In September 1987 he defended his title for the third time, against Scottish boxer, Alex Dickson. The fight was held in Glasgow, and Dickson won on points over twelve rounds to take Willis's title.

After losing his title, Willis continued fighting but retired in May 1989 after being knocked out in a light-welterweight fight by Pat Barrett.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Tony Willis Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 25 December 2018.

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