Tony Sibson

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Tony Sibson (born 9 April 1958, in Leicester, England) is a former professional boxer.

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Boxing career

Tony Sibson was Commonwealth and European champion and a 3-time world title challenger. His speed coupled with rugged power enabled him to be ranked as one of the best middleweights in the world and ultimately challenge Marvin Hagler for his world crown.

A Middleweight, Sibson fought during the 1970s and 1980s, winning 55 of his 63 bouts, including 31 by knockout. He fought Marvin Hagler for the WBA and WBC middleweight titles in February 1983, losing by a technical knockout in the sixth round. Sibson later moved up to Light heavyweight and lost to Dennis Andries in a bout for the WBC title in 1986. Two years later he challenged Frank Tate for the IBF Middleweight title, this time losing by a 10th-round TKO.


Professional boxing record

55 Wins (31 knockouts, 24 decisions), 7 Losses (5 knockouts, 2 decisions), 1 Draw
ResultRecordOpponentTypeRoundDateLocationNotes
Loss55–7-1 Frank Tate TKO107 February 1988 Stafford, Staffordshire, United Kingdom IBF World Middleweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:53 of the tenth round.
Win55–6–1 Brian Anderson TKO716 September 1987 Kensington, London, United Kingdom BBBofC British/Commonwealth Middleweight Titles.
Loss54–6–1 Dennis Andries TKO910 September 1986 Muswell Hill, London, United Kingdom BBBofC British/WBC World Light Heavyweight Titles. Referee stopped the bout at 2:04 of the ninth round.
Win54–5-1Luis Jose RiveraPTS1016 April 1986 Holborn, London, United Kingdom
Win53–5-1Abdul Umaru SandaPTS1219 March 1986 Muswell Hill, London, United KingdomCommonwealth Middleweight Title.
Win52–5–1 Juan Elizondo KO222 January 1986 Muswell Hill, London, United KingdomElizondo knocked out at 0:47 of the second round.
Win51–5-1 Mark Kaylor UD1227 November 1984 Wembley, London, United Kingdom BBBofC British/Commonwealth/EBU Middleweight Titles. 116–114, 117–115, 117–115.
Win50–5-1 Louis Acaries PTS1225 February 1984Paris, France EBU Middleweight Title.
Loss49–5–1Don LeeTKO815 January 1984 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United StatesReferee stopped the bout at 2:13 of the eighth round.
Win49–4-1 Manuel Jiminez TKO822 November 1983 Wembley, London, United KingdomReferee stopped the bout at 2:25 of the eighth round.
Win48–4-1John CollinsTKO28 October 1983 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United StatesReferee stopped the bout at 0:36 of the second round.
Loss47–4–1 Marvin Hagler TKO611 February 1983 Worcester, Massachusetts, United States WBC/WBA World Middleweight Titles. Referee stopped the bout at 2:40 of the sixth round.
Win47–3–1Antonio Alejandro GarridoRTD814 September 1982 Wembley, London, United Kingdom
Win46–3–1Jacques ChinonTKO104 May 1982 Wembley, London, United Kingdom EBU Middleweight Title.
Win45–3-1 Dwight Davison PTS1221 February 1982 Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom WBC World Middleweight Title Eliminator. 118–112, 119–114, 120–112.
Win44–3-1 Nicola Cirelli KO1024 November 1981 Wembley, London, United Kingdom EBU Middleweight Title.
Win43–3-1 Alan Minter TKO315 September 1981 Wembley, London, United Kingdom EBU Middleweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:59 of the third round.
Win42–3-1Andoni AmanaPTS1214 May 1981 Bilbao, Pais Vasco, Spain EBU Middleweight Title. 116–114, 117–114, 117–114.
Win41–3–1Andre MongelemaPTS1017 March 1981 Wembley, London, United Kingdom99.5–97.
Win40–3–1Norberto CabreraPTS1027 January 1981 Kensington, London, United Kingdom99.5–96.
Win39–3-1 Matteo Salvemini KO78 December 1980 Kensington, London, United Kingdom EBU Middleweight Title.
Win38–3–1Bobby CoolidgeKO727 September 1980 Wembley, London, United KingdomCoolidge knocked out at 1:50 of the seventh round.
Win37–3–1Marciano BernardiPTS103 June 1980 Kensington, London, United Kingdom99–96.5.
Win36–3-1 Chisanda Mutti PTS154 March 1980 Wembley, London, United KingdomCommonwealth Middleweight Title. 148–146.
Win35–3–1 James Waire PTS1022 January 1980 Kensington, London, United Kingdom
Win34–3-1Robert PowellTKO129 November 1979 Liverpool, United Kingdom
Loss33–3-1 Kevin Finnegan PTS156 November 1979 Kensington, London, United Kingdom BBBofC British Middleweight Title.
Win33–2–1 Willie Classen KO29 October 1979 Kensington, London, United Kingdom
Win32–2–1 Jacques Chinon TKO826 June 1979 Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Win31–2–1Al ClayTKO715 May 1979 Wembley, London, United Kingdom
Win30–2-1 Frankie Lucas TKO510 April 1979 Kensington, London, United Kingdom BBBofC British Middleweight Title.
Win29–2–1Eddie SmithPTS105 March 1979 Wolverhampton, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Win28–2–1Gerard NosleyTKO77 November 1978 Wembley, London, United Kingdom
Loss27–2–1Eddie SmithPTS824 October 1978 Kensington, London, United Kingdom
Win27–1–1Keith BusseyTKO812 September 1978 Wembley, London, United Kingdom
Win26–1-1 Bonny McKenzie PTS818 July 1978 Wakefield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Win25–1–1Danny McLoughlinKO329 June 1978 Wolverhampton, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Loss24–1-1 Lottie Mwale KO123 May 1978 Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Win24-0–1Mac NicholsonTKO125 April 1978 Kensington, London, United Kingdom
Win23–0-1Steve WalkerTKO54 April 1978 Wolverhampton, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Win22-0-1Mac NicholsonTKO731 March 1978 Liverpool, United Kingdom
Win21–0-1 Errol McKenzie KO26 March 1978 Wolverhampton, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Win20–0–1John SmithKO523 January 1978 Wolverhampton, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Win19–0–1Oscar AngusTKO630 November 1977 Wolverhampton, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Win18–0–1Wayne BennettPTS88 November 1977 West Bromwich, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Draw17–0–1 Pat Thomas PTS818 October 1977 Wolverhampton, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Win17-0Sonny KamungaPTS827 April 1977 Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Win16–0Tony BurnettPTS821 April 1977 Liverpool, United Kingdom
Win15–0Steve WalkerPTS87 April 1977 Dudley, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Win14-0 Bonny McKenzie KO724 March 1977 Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Win13–0Gareth JonesKO125 February 1977 Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Win12–0Arthur WinfieldTKO210 February 1977 Coventry, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Win11–0 Roy Gumbs PTS819 January 1977 Solihull, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Win10–0Tony BurnettPTS811 January 1977 Wolverhampton, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Win9–0Tim McHughTKO414 December 1976 West Bromwich, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Win8–0John BreenTKO530 November 1976 Dudley, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Win7–0Neville EstebanPTS83 November 1976 Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Win6-0Clive DavidsonPTS822 October 1976 Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Win5–0 Bonny McKenzie TKO710 September 1976 Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Win4–0Jimmy PickardPTS614 July 1976 Wolverhampton, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Win3–0Liam WhitePTS626 May 1976 Wolverhampton, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Win2-0John BreenPTS66 May 1976 Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Win1-0Charlie RicardsonTKO29 April 1976 Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom

Post-Boxing career

Since retiring from boxing, Sibson has led a low-key life working within the building trade living in Leicester.

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