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|Real name||Dennis Andries|
|Nickname(s)||The Hackney Rock|
|Born||5 November 1953|
|Wins by KO||30|
Dennis Andries MBE (born 5 November 1953) is a British former professional boxer who fought at light heavyweight.
Andries turned pro in 1978 and won the WBC Light Heavyweight Title in 1986 in a decision over American JB Williamson. He defended the title once against fellow Briton Tony Sibson before losing the belt in 1987 to Thomas Hearns. In 1989 he re-captured the Vacant WBC Light Heavyweight Title with a win over American Tony Willis, but lost the title in his first defence to Jeff Harding. In 1990 he won a rematch with Harding via 7th-round KO, recapturing the title. He made two further defences before in 1991 losing the title again to Harding, via majority decision, capping their trilogy. Dennis Andries, lost a WBA Cruiserweight final eliminator via 7th-round KO to David Pearce in 1982, although the BBBoC did not sanction the Cruiserweight division in the UK. Dennis Andries retired in 1996. Andries was appointed the MBE in the 1991 Birthday Honours.
|49 Wins (30 knockouts, 19 decisions), 14 Losses (4 knockouts, 10 decisions), 2 Draws|
|Loss||51–13–2||Johnny Nelson||TKO||7||14 December 1996||Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom||BBBofC British Cruiserweight Title|
|Loss||51–12–2||Terry Dunstan||PTS||12||13 February 1996||Bethnal Green, London, United Kingdom||BBBofC British Cruiserweight Title|
|Win||51–11–2||Artis Pendergrass||PTS||8||28 October 1995||Bristol, Avon, United Kingdom|
|Loss||50–11–2||Terry Dunstan||PTS||12||13 May 1995||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||BBBofC British Cruiserweight Title|
|Win||50–10–2||Mike Peak||PTS||10||4 March 1995||Livingston, Scotland, United Kingdom|
|Win||49–10–2||Denzil Browne||TKO||11||21 January 1995||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||BBBofC British Cruiserweight Title|
|Win||48–10–2||Sylvester White||TKO||5||1 October 1994||Carpentras, Vaucluse, France|
|Loss||47–10–2||Przemyslaw Saleta||UD||12||23 March 1994||Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom||WBC International Cruiserweight Title|
|Win||47–9–2||Mike Peak||PTS||10||26 February 1994||Kensington, London, United Kingdom|
|Win||46–9–2||Crawford Ashley||TKO||4||29 January 1994||Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom|
|Win||45–9–2||Willie Jake||TKO||6||31 March 1993||Barking, London, United Kingdom|
|Win||44–9–2||David Sewell||PTS||10||27 February 1993||Dagenham, Essex, United Kingdom|
|Loss||43–9–2||Akim Tafer||MD||12||27 February 1992||Beausoleil, Alpes-Maritimes, France||EBU Cruiserweight Title|
|Win||43–8–2||Paul Madison||TKO||9||11 December 1991||Duluth, Minnesota, United States|
|Win||42–8–2||Edward Neblett||KO||4||15 November 1991||Tampa, Florida, United States|
|Loss||41–8–2||Jeff Harding||MD||12||11 September 1991||Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom||Lost WBC light heavyweight title|
|Win||41–7–2||Guy Waters||UD||12||19 January 1991||Adelaide, South Australia, Australia||Retained WBC light heavyweight title|
|Win||40–7–2||Sergio Daniel Merani||TKO||4||10 October 1990||Kensington, London, United Kingdom||Retained WBC light heavyweight title|
|Win||39–7–2||Jeff Harding||KO||7||28 July 1990||Melbourne, Australia||Won WBC light heavyweight title|
|Win||38–7–2||Clarismundo Aparecido Silva||TKO||7||20 January 1990||Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States|
|Win||37–7–2||Art Jimmerson||UD||10||26 October 1989||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Loss||36–7–2||Jeff Harding||TKO||12||24 June 1989||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Lost WBC light heavyweight title|
|Win||35–7–2||Tony Willis||TKO||5||21 February 1989||Tucson, Arizona, United States||Won vacant WBC light heavyweight title|
|Win||34–7–2||Paul Madison||TKO||4||17 October 1988||Tucson, Arizona, United States|
|Win||32–7–2||Tony Harrison||TKO||8||10 September 1988||Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States|
|Win||31–7–2||Bobby Czyz||MD||10||22 May 1988||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||30–7–2||Jamie Howe||PTS||10||20 February 1988||Detroit, Michigan, United States|
|Win||29–7–2||Robert Folley||PTS||10||6 October 1987||Phoenix, Arizona, United States|
|Loss||28–7–2||Tommy Hearns||TKO||10||7 March 1987||Detroit, Michigan, United States||Lost WBC light heavyweight title|
|Win||28–6–2||Tony Sibson||TKO||9||10 September 1986||Muswell Hill, London, United Kingdom||Retained WBC light heavyweight title|
|Win||27–6–2||J. B. Williamson||SD||12||30 April 1986||Edmonton, London, United Kingdom||Won WBC light heavyweight title|
|Win||26–6–2||Keith Bristol||TKO||6||13 February 1986||Longford, London, United Kingdom|
|Draw||25–6–2||Alex Blanchard||PTS||12||11 December 1985||Fulham, London, United Kingdom|
|Win||25–6–1||Marcus Dorsey||KO||3||6 June 1985||Lafayette, Louisiana, United States|
|Win||24–6–1||Tim Broady||TKO||5||25 May 1985||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||23–6–1||Jeff Meachem||TKO||4||7 May 1985||Metairie, Louisiana, United States|
|Win||22–6–1||Jose Seys||TKO||3||23 March 1985||Strand, London, United Kingdom||Referee stopped the bout at 2:45 of the third round.|
|Win||21–6–1||Devon Bailey||KO||12||10 October 1984||Shoreditch, London, United Kingdom||BBBofC British Light Heavyweight Title|
|Win||20–6–1||Tom Elton Collins||PTS||12||6 April 1984||Watford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom||BBBofC British Light Heavyweight Title|
|Win||19–6–1||Tom Elton Collins||PTS||12||26 January 1984||Strand, London, United Kingdom||BBBofC British Light Heavyweight Title|
|Win||18–6–1||Keith Bristol||KO||4||22 September 1983||Strand, London, United Kingdom||BBBofC Southern Area Light Heavyweight Title. British Title Eliminator|
|Win||17–6–1||Chris Lawson||KO||4||19 May 1983||Queensway, London, United Kingdom|
|Win||16–6–1||Karl Canwell||KO||4||28 February 1983||Strand, London, United Kingdom||BBBofC Southern Area Light Heavyweight Title. British Title Eliminator|
|Win||15–6–1||Keith Bristol||PTS||10||13 August 1982||Strand, London, United Kingdom||BBBofC Southern Area Light Heavyweight Title. British Title Eliminator|
|Loss||14–6–1||Tom Elton Collins||PTS||15||15 March 1982||Bloomsbury, London, United Kingdom||BBBofC British Light Heavyweight Title|
|Win||14–5–1||Alex Penarski||PTS||10||23 November 1981||Chesterfield, Derbyshire, United Kingdom|
|Loss||13–5–1||David Pearce||TKO||7||12 October 1981||Bloomsbury, London, United Kingdom|
|Win||13–4–1||Liam Coleman||TKO||6||16 September 1981||Burslem, Staffordshire, United Kingdom|
|Win||12–4–1||Shaun Chalcraft||PTS||10||23 March 1981||Mayfair, London, United Kingdom||BBBofC Southern Area Light Heavyweight Title|
|Win||11–4–1||Chris Lawson||TKO||8||18 June 1980||Burslem, Staffordshire, United Kingdom|
|Loss||10–4–1||Mustafa Wasajja||PTS||8||17 April 1980||Brøndby, Denmark|
|Loss||10–3–1||Bunny Johnson||PTS||15||27 February 1980||Burslem, Staffordshire, United Kingdom||BBBofC British Light Heavyweight Title|
|Win||10–2–1||Johnny Waldron||TKO||10||17 September 1979||Mayfair, London, United Kingdom||BBBofC Southern Area Light Heavyweight Title|
|Win||9–2–1||Bonny McKenzie||PTS||8||6 June 1979||Burslem, Staffordshire, United Kingdom|
|Win||8–2–1||Francis Hands||TKO||8||5 April 1979||Liverpool, United Kingdom|
|Win||7–2–1||Tom Elton Collins||KO||6||30 January 1979||Southend, Essex, United Kingdom|
|Loss||6–2–1||Bunny Johnson||PTS||10||22 January 1979||Wolverhampton, West Midlands, United Kingdom|
|Win||6–1–1||Tom Elton Collins||PTS||8||4 December 1978||Southend, Essex, United Kingdom|
|Win||5–1–1||Glen McEwan||TKO||7||22 November 1978||Trentham, Staffordshire, United Kingdom|
|Draw||4–1–1||Les McAteer||PTS||8||14 November 1978||Birkenhead, Merseyside, United Kingdom|
|Win||4–1||Neville Esteban||PTS||6||31 October 1978||Barnsley, Yorkshire, United Kingdom|
|Win||3–1||"Welsh" Ken Jones||PTS||6||18 September 1978||Mayfair, London, United Kingdom|
|Loss||2–1||Bonny McKenzie||PTS||8||20 June 1978||Southend, Essex, United Kingdom|
|Win||2–0||Mark Cumber||TKO||1||1 June 1978||Heathrow, London, United Kingdom|
|Win||1–0||Ray Pearce||KO||2||16 May 1978||Newport, Wales, United Kingdom|
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J. B. Williamson
| WBC Light Heavyweight Champion |
30 April 1986 – 7 March 1987
Sugar Ray Leonard
| WBC Light Heavyweight Champion |
21 February 1989 – 24 June 1989
| WBC Light Heavyweight Champion |
28 July 1990 – 11 September 1991
Title last held byMike Peak
| WBC Light Heavyweight Champion |
Continental Americas title
20 January 1990 – 28 July 1990
Won world title
Title next held byLeeonzer Barber
Title last held byCarl Thompson
| British Cruiserweight Champion |
21 January 1995 – 13 May 1995