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.
1 Olympic results 2 Amateur titles 3 Pro career 4 See also 5 External links
Olympic results Representing Great Britain, Willis was the Bronze medalist in the Light Welterweight (63.5 kg) class at the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow. His results were:
Defeated Jaime Franco (Brazil) 5-0 Defeated Shadrach Odhiambo (Sweden) 5-0 Defeated William Lyimo (Tanzania) KO 3 Lost to Patrizio Oliva (Italy) 0-5
1980 ABA Light welterweight champion 1981 ABA Light welterweight champion
Pro career 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
List of British lightweight boxing champions
Professional boxing record for Tony