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Tony Willis
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. As a professional, he held the British lightweight boxing title between 1985 and 1987.Contents1 Olympic results 2 Amateur titles 3 Pro career 4 See also 5 External linksOlympic results[edit] Representing Great Britain, Willis was the Bronze medalist in the Light Welterweight (63.5 kg) class at the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow
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Lightweight
Lightweight is a weight class in the sports of boxing, kickboxing, mixed martial arts, and rowing.Contents1 Boxing1.1 Professional boxing 1.2 Professional champions1.2.1 Longest reigning lightweight champions1.3 Amateur boxing1.3.1 Olympic Champions 1.3.2 Pan American Champions2 Kickboxing 3 Mixed martial arts 4 Rowing 5 References 6 External linksBoxing[edit] Professional boxing[edit] The lightweight division is over 130 pounds (59 kilograms) and up to 135 pounds (61.2 kilograms) weight class in the sport of boxing. Notable lightweight boxers include Alexis Argüello, Henry Armstrong, Ken Buchanan, Tony Canzoneri, Pedro Carrasco, Joel Casamayor, Al "Bummy" Davis, Oscar De La Hoya, Roberto Durán, Artur Grigorian, Joe Gans, Benny Leonard, Ray Mancini, Floyd
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Boxing
Boxing
Boxing
is a combat sport in which two people, usually wearing protective gloves, throw punches at each other for a predetermined set of time in a boxing ring. Amateur boxing
Amateur boxing
is both an Olympic and Commonwealth Games
Commonwealth Games
sport and is a common fixture in most international games—it also has its own World Championships. Boxing
Boxing
is supervised by a referee over a series of one- to three-minute intervals called rounds. The result is decided when an opponent is deemed incapable to continue by a referee, is disqualified for breaking a rule, resigns by throwing in a towel, or is pronounced the winner or loser based on the judges' scorecards at the end of the contest. In the event that both fighters gain equal scores from the judges, the fight is considered a draw (professional boxing)
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Glasgow
Glasgow
Glasgow
(/ˈɡlɑːzɡoʊ, ˈɡlɑːs-, ˈɡlæz-, ˈɡlæs-/;[6][7] Scots: Glesga /ˈɡlezɡə/; Scottish Gaelic: Glaschu [ˈkl̪ˠas̪əxu]) is the largest city in Scotland, and third most populous in the United Kingdom. Historically part of Lanarkshire, the city now forms the Glasgow
Glasgow
City council area, one of the 32 council areas of Scotland; the local authority is Glasgow
Glasgow
City Council. Glasgow
Glasgow
is situated on the River Clyde
River Clyde
in the country's West Central Lowlands. Inhabitants of the city are referred to as "Glaswegians" or "Weegies". It is the fourth most visited city in the UK. Glasgow
Glasgow
grew from a small rural settlement on the River Clyde
River Clyde
to become the largest seaport in Britain
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Manchester
Coordinates: 53°28′46″N 2°14′43″W / 53.47944°N 2.24528°W / 53.47944; -2.24528Manchester City
City
and Metropolitan boroughClockwise from top: Skyline of Manchester
Manchester
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England
England
England
is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.[6][7][8] It shares land borders with Scotland
Scotland
to the north and Wales
Wales
to the west. The Irish Sea
Irish Sea
lies northwest of England
England
and the Celtic Sea
Celtic Sea
lies to the southwest. England
England
is separated from continental Europe
Europe
by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel
English Channel
to the south
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992
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BoxRec
BoxRec or boxrec.com is a website dedicated to holding updated records of professional boxers, both male and female. It also maintains a MediaWiki-based encyclopaedia of boxing. The objective of the site is to document every professional boxer and boxing match from the instigation of the Queensberry Rules up to the present times. BoxRec publishes ratings for all active boxers and all time ratings.[2] Since 2012 the site has hosted Barry Hugman's History of World Championship Boxing.Contents1 Foundation 2 Organization 3 Criticism of the website 4 Plaudits from boxing personalities 5 References 6 External linksFoundation[edit] The site was founded by John Sheppard, an Englishman
Englishman
and former systems analyst for the National Coal Board. Sheppard had never attended a boxing bout until 1995 when he attended a "Prince" Naseem Hamed fight with Hamed's older brothers Riath and Nabeel
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United Kingdom
The United Kingdom
United Kingdom
of Great Britain
Great Britain
and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
(UK) or Britain, is a sovereign country in western Europe
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1980 Summer Olympics
The 1980 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXII Olympiad (Russian: И́гры XXII Олимпиа́ды, tr. Igry XXII Olimpiady), was an international multi-sport event held in Moscow, Soviet Union, in present-day Russia. The 1980 Games were the first Olympic Games
Olympic Games
to be staged in Eastern Europe, and remain the only Summer Olympics held there, as well as the first Olympic Games
Olympic Games
to be held in a Slavic language-speaking country. They were also the first Olympic Games
Olympic Games
to be held in a socialist country, and the only Summer Games to be held in such a country until 2008 in Beijing, China. These were the final Olympic Games
Olympic Games
under the IOC
IOC
Presidency of Michael Morris, 3rd Baron Killanin. Eighty nations were represented at the Moscow
Moscow
Games – the smallest number since 1956
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Boxing At The Summer Olympics
Boxing
Boxing
has been contested at every Summer Olympic Games
Summer Olympic Games
since its introduction to the program at the 1904 Summer Olympics, except for the 1912 Summer Olympics
1912 Summer Olympics
in Stockholm, because Swedish law banned the sport at the time. The 2008 Summer Olympics
2008 Summer Olympics
were the final games with boxing as a male only event. Since the 2012 Summer Olympics, women's boxing is part of the program.Contents1 Events 2 Medal table 3 Medalists 4 Nations 5 See also 6 Notes 7 ReferencesEvents[edit] The boxing competition is organized as a set of tournaments, one for each weight class
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Liverpool, England
Liverpool
Liverpool
(/ˈlɪvərpuːl/) is a city in North West England, with an estimated population of 484,578 in 2016 within the City
City
of Liverpool borough.[5] With its surrounding areas, it is the fifth-largest metropolitan area in the UK, with over 2.24 million people in 2011.[6] The local authority is Liverpool
Liverpool
City
City
Council, the most populous local government district within the metropolitan county of Merseyside
Merseyside
and the largest within the Liverpool
Liverpool
City
City
Region. Liverpool
Liverpool
is located on the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary, and historically lay within the ancient hundred of West Derby
West Derby
in the south west of the county of Lancashire.[7][8] It became a borough in 1207 and a city in 1880
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Boxing At The 1980 Summer Olympics
Boxing
Boxing
at the 1980 Summer Olympics
1980 Summer Olympics
took place in the Indoor Stadium of the Olympiski Sports Complex in Moscow. The boxing schedule began on 20 July and ended on 2 August
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George Feeney
George Feeney (born 9 February 1957) is a British former boxer who was British lightweight champion between 1982 and his retirement in 1984.[1] Career[edit]This section needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (August 2017) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)Born in Hartlepool, Feeney learned to box at the Boys Welfare gym, and made his professional debut in August 1977. He won ten of his first fifteen fights, which also included defeats to more experienced boxers including Cornelius Edwards
Cornelius Edwards
and Clinton McKenzie. In October 1980, he faced Ricky Beaumont in a British lightweight title eliminator and lost a narrow points decision
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Steve Boyle (boxer)
Steve Boyle (born 28 November 1962) is a Scottish former boxer who was British lightweight champion between 1988 and 1990. Career[edit] Steve Boyle was born in Glasgow and made his professional début in May 1983. In June 1985 he beat Dave Savage to win the BBBofC Scottish Area lightweight title. After winning his next three fights he challenged Tony Willis in May 1986 for the British title, losing via a ninth round stoppage.[1] In March 1987 he beat Mike Durvan on points in a British title eliminator, setting up a challenge in February 1988 for Alex Dickson's title; Boyle knocked Dickson out in the second round to become British champion. He made a successful defence in November against Joey Jacobs.[2] In January 1989 he beat Pedro Armando Gutierrez to take the WBC International lightweight title,[3] and in November 1989 met Antonio Renzo for the vacant European title, losing after retiring in the seventh round
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Alex Dickson (boxer)
Alexander "Alex" Dickson (born 1 October 1962) is a Scottish former boxer who represented Great Britain at the 1984 Summer Olympics and in his professional career was British lightweight champion between 1987 and 1988.Contents1 Career1.1 Amateur 1.2 Professional2 References 3 External linksCareer[edit] Amateur[edit] Born in Bellshill and fighting out of the Larkhall ABC, Dickson won the ABA lightweight title in 1984 and represented Great Britain at the Olympics that year in Los Angeles, losing to eventual silver medallist Luis Ortíz of Puerto Rico in the third round.[1][2] Professional[edit] Dickson made his professional debut in January 1985, a points win over Tyrell Wilson. After winning his first 13 fights he faced Tony Willis in September 1987 for the latter's British lightweight title
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